Hrm... Menagerie rudely
removed this thread about www.petsandponds.com/securestore
to the Canadian forum where many of us cannot access it!
However, I have decided that I'll resist this anti-USAism and start a new thread here so that anybody who wants to can still talk about it.
I'll start out!
I compared prices on their Coralife ballasts. Not cheaper than Bigals for us US ppl. In fact, it seems that the prices are generally lower for Canadians, but that USA ppl do not get the same discount they do at Bigals. Bigals prices their merchandise on a set scale (favorable to US ppl) that functions externally to the current exchange rates, which is why their products are often a lot cheaper for US ppl than for Canadians.
So, all in all, unless the Canadian dollar gets stronger, www.petsandponds.com
is not any significant improvement upon the prices of Bigals.com for US ppl, though it may well be for Canadians.
If I'm misinterpreting the system of currency exchange on petsandponds, I apologize. However, the site does not explicitly state its policy on currency exchange for US customers.
Just my 2 Abe Lincolns.