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Old 09-14-2011, 08:59 AM   #241
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My budget was very limited so I was hoping to get the lamps for my DIY 6 lamp fixture. Unfortunately, the savings would have only amounted to about 10 bucks which wouldn't cover the shipping so I decided just to buy a lamp at a time locally while I finish building the fixture. That way I can spread the cost out a bit.
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Since my tank is a birthday present to my wife, everything I spend going forward is just an extension of my love for her right?
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Old 09-14-2011, 09:03 AM   #242
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I haven't placed my order yet, but because I don't get my fish money until after the 15th. I'll report back then
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Old 09-14-2011, 09:32 AM   #243
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Thanks so far guys, I appreciate your time in reporting back.

I'm on the hunt for new and better deals elsewhere.

Keep the opinions flowing, I know we had quite a few people who signed up so wanna see what made you buy or made you not buy, thats very useful information. It will help negotiate a better deal next time we try something like this.
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Old 09-14-2011, 09:37 AM   #244
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Even though I didn't buy anything, I want you know how much I appreciate the work you put in Carey. Top Notch in my book.
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Old 09-14-2011, 09:40 AM   #245
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Thanks, it gave me something to do other than fish research and shop. LOL

I'm very detail oriented, I used to work in the finance field so I'm very good with organizing and keeping numbers.

I also am home all day which gives me a perfect time to get a hold of retailers and time to do the all that's necessary.

Will work on some new ideas today.
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Old 09-14-2011, 12:11 PM   #246
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I haven't had a chance to do my official shopping yet. Last night I didn't get home till late and went strait to bed and tonight I'm going to a concert,.. So hopefully tomorrow will be the day! But I'm tentatively planning on getting a protein skimmer so I'm pretty sure that will give me free shipping and if so then I will also get other odds and ends like a bulb, heater, and possibly power heads (although it sounds like a lot of the powerheads are out of stock..). So I'm just waiting till I have enough time to get on the computer, check it all out, and then decide.
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Old 09-14-2011, 01:31 PM   #247
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Going to look at my email and brs account now
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Old 09-14-2011, 01:39 PM   #248
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Seems a lot of their items are out of stock. The Reef Octopus Extreme 8 Inch XS200 skimmer i wanted had been out of stock for almost two weeks. I did however find it on aquariumguys.com for less than the group buy price at BRS. Anyone have any experience with aquariumguys.com?
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Old 09-14-2011, 02:57 PM   #249
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I think in general we should have done a little more research and id say this is a overly disappointing group buy pricing. Its slightly upsetting to know that carey got 25 people together for this group buy and the majority of people are finding the exact same products cheaper on other sites, and in stock. Im disappointed with BRS. And carey you did an absolute amazing job coordinating this and please don't think my comments are aimed at you or even include you, because they surely don't im speaking strictly of the group-buy pricing and BRS'S handling of it
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Old 09-14-2011, 03:10 PM   #250
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It worked for some, for some it didn't, well most people it didn't. I think we needed just a little more price decrease or a free shipping option. That would have sold alot more gear.

In the future that is for sure a consideration we will make before proceeding with another group buy. Me personally it worked out very well for, I wish everyone had had that luck. Just the right place at the right time is what we need to happen for more satisfied members.
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