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Old 04-08-2006, 10:04 PM   #1
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Buyer Beware

There's an alarming trend I've started to notice lately--online stores and lfs are getting closer and closer in price. I used to buy all my equipment online because it was much cheaper. However, I've had to buy a few things recently for my tanks (2 lights and gravel), and I've actually found better prices at petsmart than drsfostersmith.com--and that was before shipping!

Just something to be aware of, it may be worthwhile to give those lfs another look before buying equipment.

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I always check local first---but it seams in my area if you are going to spend $100 or more online is at least 50% cheaper.

Smaller purchases, hey save the shipping and go local.

Good thing to watch for, and I hope petsmart NY follows petsmart PA!

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I bought a fluvial 304 for $159 from my LFS and I think you can get it for half of that online...Also, I paid $28 for my SW master test set, found it online for $16-17.
I started ordering online for equipment/food/media. I still buy livestock from my LFS, I just like to go in a chat and find out things, also I'll buy livestock that has been in her tanks for over a week...
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