Is it worthwhile to shop around for prices?

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  1. Dorrey

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    Hey Everyone!!

    I was wondering if any of you in CT have found significant price differences when buying stuff from the different Marine Shops or are most of the shop's prices on par with each other?

    Is there spesific shops that you would recommend for fish only?

    thanksani
     
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  3. Ghaydeen

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    I would say as a newbie ... look a round but dont only look at the price, look at the quality of stock and care the shop takes in specimens. You'll find one or two that you will stick to.
     
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    Hardware should be more or less on par between shops, save for specials being run , discounts etc.

    As for LS my experience has been that you get what you pay for , this however is not always the case as larger shops are often able to bring in larger consignments thus able to offer lower prices without compromising quality.

    It might not be fair to do this on an open forum due to all the variables involved , maybe individuals should voice their opinions via pm
     
  5. regis

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    shop around, there are some big price difference on supplements and salts etc from one lfs to another, some are expensive with everything and some are cheap,
     
  6. Meneer

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    As marines are a long time investment, I would agree with Ghaydeen that quality is more important than price.

    R40 more for a fish is worth it if you will be keeping him for years....
     
  7. RiaanP

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    Hardware prices that the LFS get from the whole-seller. There are something like a recommended retail price. If one shop sell hardware, like a skimmer below this price, then the other shops can lay a complain against him.

    Life stock, that can be priced differently.

    Tanks, yes, its worthwhile to shop around.
     
  8. coswecanfly

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    BIG price difference with some stuff in Cape Town. Shop around.
     
  9. archiecrain

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    I price shop to a point....I find which shops are reasonable (all the sponsers on this forum are competitive)....then it comes down to the amount of information that they can give me on equipement and additives....

    As a noob (refering to myself) Its hard to tell wether you in fact need it or how it evan works....that information can save you more than a few bucks
     
  10. Braco

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    It is always worth while to shop around...as a noob myself i have my one stop shop where i can buy everything but there is no harm in asking why their pricing differs from one extend to the next..i try and keep to 1 or 2 lfs which i am comfortable with and try and build a relationship with them..
     
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