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Old 08-30-2013, 08:31 PM   #31
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Awesome. Wheres a good place to get some good inexpensive live rock?
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Old 08-30-2013, 08:38 PM   #32
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Awesome. Wheres a good place to get some good inexpensive live rock?
Bulk reef supply. I have a group buy planned for next week. See the link in my sig.
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Old 08-30-2013, 08:40 PM   #33
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Bulk reef supply. I have a group buy planned for next week. See the link in my sig.
Big x2 on group buys, everyone saves on shipping.
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Big x2 on group buys, everyone saves on shipping.
so how much is the saving percentage compare to regular non-bulk group buyer? and how does everyone save on shipping? i thought shipping is usually flat rate that's determined by the package carrier
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so how much is the saving percentage compare to regular non-bulk group buyer? and how does everyone save on shipping? i thought shipping is usually flat rate that's determined by the package carrier
If its flat rate then you both just split the shipping in half, or if there's 3 of you then 3 ways and so on.
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Not with BRS buys. You pay shipping individually, but get up to 21% off products, depending on what they are.
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Not with BRS buys. You pay shipping individually, but get up to 21% off products, depending on what they are.
I don't think your grasping the concept, if a company has a flat rate of $24.00 shipping and you get 60lbs of rock but you and your buddy only need 30lbs each, then you just split the shipping amongst yourselves for $12 each. Its a really simple process and you both save.
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I don't think your grasping the concept, if a company has a flat rate of $24.00 shipping and you get 60lbs of rock but you and your buddy only need 30lbs each, then you just split the shipping amongst yourselves for $12 each. Its a really simple process and you both save.
Only if you and your buddy are close to each other and can do a local pickup. The standard BRS group buy does not discount shipping beyond their normal discount nor do they offer a multi-ship option. Other stores offer this, BRS does not.
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Only if you and your buddy are close to each other and can do a local pickup. The standard BRS group buy does not discount shipping beyond their normal discount nor do they offer a multi-ship option. Other stores offer this, BRS does not.
Ok ill just stop the madness here I'm not talking about using a site for the actual grouping, I meant one person ordering multiple things for multiple people as his own purchase, they can each pay for their portion of shipping and goods outside that website lol

Anyways to the OP group buys are an awesome way to save a lot of money with friends.
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Ok ill just stop the madness here I'm not talking about using a site for the actual grouping, I meant one person ordering multiple things for multiple people as his own purchase, they can each pay for their portion of shipping and goods outside that website lol

Anyways to the OP group buys are an awesome way to save a lot of money with friends.
I understand what you're saying, but there are other reef stores that do group buys only if everyone is in the same area and they will break the order up for you (and split shipping) automatically, kinda like splitting a check at a restaurant. It's an important distinction, and one that almost threw me for a loop when I bought on my first group buy at BRS.

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