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Old 09-18-2011, 06:13 PM   #301
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Oh no, I know how expensive those things can be! It's an iPhone though, shouldn't it be waterproof? LOL

I would be open to doing another BRS group buy in the near future. We won't have as many people the next time as alot of people had what they wanted not get marked down enough. But for some things it was really good.

I also want to say that I ordered on Tuesday received it on Friday and it was packed so well I needed assistance to get to my light bulbs. All 8 accounted for an unbroken. So their shipping and customer service is excellent.

I'm overall satisfied and I hope people weren't let down to much.

On another note I'm still getting ideas for group buys for other websites. Since most sites are priced somewhat the same on most high ticket items like lights and skimmers, would people rather have free shipping or a lower price as their incentive to buy from a certain retailer?

This is the first question I need answered if we are gonna try this again one day.
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Old 09-18-2011, 06:30 PM   #302
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Lower price!!!!! Lol
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Old 09-18-2011, 09:53 PM   #303
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Free shipping and id be content
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ever see someone cut a 125g in half??
http://www.aquariumadvice.com/forums...-286438-4.html
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Old 09-18-2011, 09:59 PM   #304
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See, that's the stuff I wanna know. If you want a small order Ibet people would vote for free shipping. Those looking to spend more like on sumps and lights want it cheaper item pricing LOL.

I'll see what i can do on my next attempt
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Old 09-18-2011, 10:10 PM   #305
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I can't crack liveaquaria either they just don't care to do a group buy....guess business must be doing amazing for them to knock down a group buy constantly
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Old 09-19-2011, 05:01 PM   #306
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I'd be up for another group buy in the future too. Depends on how much lower the prices and shipping are, IMO. I think they go hand in hand.
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Old 09-19-2011, 05:52 PM   #307
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Does saltwaterfish.com do any group buys? I believe they sell both livestock AND dry goods.

I did order a refractometer and a pH kit from BRS. You can count me in amongst those disappointed that the discount was not deeper. I had anticipated the RODI units going to 30% off, but they ended up only 10% off. It didn't push me into "I must buy this NOW" mode.
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Old 09-19-2011, 06:42 PM   #308
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I talked to saltwaterfish.com about a group buy and they said they would do it but they are not set up for it. The only way they can do it is if one person buys everything and it all gets shipped to that person and then he or she need to send everything out to the group so it would tank 3-4 days for everybody to get there order and thats out of the question when talking about livestock. And by the time its all said and done there will be little to no savings with the hole shipping ordeal
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Yuck that stinks. I wouldn't want to do that one.
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So i bit the bullet and purchased a few things:

90 lbs of the Pukani Rock
20 lbs of the Shelf Rock
Heater
RODI system
2 1400 Koralia PHs
Mesh Filter Socks

If I had to pay full price on the rock, i probably would have gone with the Flordia Reef Rock from Reef Cleaners. But i liked the look of the Pukani more, so i pulled the trigger. I would have bought a skimmer from BRS, but they were out of stock on the one i wanted; and it seems i can get it cheaper at retail price somewhere else. Would have bought some T5 lights as well, but there was absolutely no discount on the fixtures.

In the end, I felt the deal was ok. Not great, but ok.

Super thanks to Carey for getting this together!
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