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Old 01-04-2006, 04:29 PM   #11
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that makes me wonder how JL Aquatics pulls it off. Maybe he has his stuff shipped in to a PO box too
Big Al's gouges in Canada....if you think their online prices are bad, you should see what they charge in the shops....a good 20%-30% more (which really adds up on a $200-$500 item)!
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Old 01-04-2006, 08:51 PM   #12
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The shops here have the same prices as the web.

Funny they should have a problem when Maxtor can get drives up here without taxes or duties, and they aren't passed to the customer (except the taxes). It's total and blatent gouging..
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Big Als is located in Canada isn't it? That makes the gouging even worse IMO. That is precisely why I shop around and make their price matching guarantee work for me.
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No, Big Al's is an American company. Also Malkore, J&L Aquatics is based in Canada and gets a great supplier price because of how many customers that they service.
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Old 01-05-2006, 03:54 AM   #15
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No, Big Al's is an American company.
Actually, I believe that they are Canadian....all franchise licenses, even those for the US, are directed through their Canadian head-office in Woodbridge, Ont, although they do have an office in Niagara, NY. This might explain why they have 18 retail locations in Canada, but only one in the US.
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i stand corrected (yes, people other then my wife can prove that i am wrong)
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Here is a copy of an e-mail I sent to Big Al's this morning, I doubt anything will come of it, but who knows, it never hurts to try I guess.

Hello,
I recently ordered 2 parts from bigalsonline.ca. I ordered a All-Glass Compact Fluorescent Strip Light- 30" 55Watt (Black) for $103.99 and a Jungle Labs Plant Care CO2 Fizz Factory for $27.99. As I browsed your website I noticed the US link so I checked and you are offering the same items for huge discounts. So I shopped around a bit more and noticed Petsmart.com is also offering the same 2 items for considerable discounts as well. Petsmart sells the light for $78.99 and the Fizz Factory for $14.99. As of today, I paid $151.78 cdn when I should have only paid $109.60 cdn. Even further, The cdn prices were the boxing week sale prices, I am not sure what the US sale prices were but I am sure they were cheaper than what they are showing today.

Since you are a Canadian company and have your Head Offices in Ontario where I live, I would expect that you be able to provide the same great prices you are offering US customers to your fellow Canadian Customers.

I look forward to your response,

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I'ld be most interested to see their response, probably get a "we'll refund x$ to you, but we're gonna continue to screw over everyone else that is ignorant enought to not look anywhere but here.

Oh, Today our Dollar hit a 14 year record high of .82 American.
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Make sure you post the responce for all of us. I have noted that on every item I have made them price match they haven't changed the pricing on the website.
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Oh, Today our Dollar hit a 14 year record high of .82 American.
Are you sure that you are in Canada? Our dollar was up to a high of $0.8608 US today at noon, and closed only a couple of points lower....all signs point towards a 90 cent high by March.
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