Pet Stop to re-open

Discussion in 'Pet Stop SA' started by Moolis Moolman, 24 Mar 2011.

  1. Moolis Moolman

    Moolis Moolman Pet Stop SA Sponsor

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    Hi REEFERS

    Yes at last we can post that the builders are in the process of repairing the shop and we should be back in the shop within the next 3 weeks.:thumbup:

    Just some back ground and answering some of your questions.

    1. The shop burned on the 15-01-2011.
    2. The cause of the fire was an electrical short, not by the aquariums but by the counter.
    3. LOSSES were nearly all the livestock, only a significant amount of reptiles survived. All mammals died due to smoke inhalation and nearly all the fish. Only a limited amount of hardware escaped HEAT, SMOKE or WATER damage.
    4. My insurance (SANTAM) paid out ages ago thanks to a very diligent Kobus (the assessor)
    5. The landlord had a problem with his insurance and they are the reason we can only get our shop back in 3 weeks. (One week later and we would have opened in a new 600 square meter premises)
    This is the reason we did not post or communicated with any one, we did not know if we were going to open in our old shop or in a new shop, or even where this new shop would have been located!

    WHAT WE HAVE DONE DURING THIS TIME
    1. we cleaned and fixed all the aquariums so they are as good as new
    2. We went thru our suppliers catalogues with a fine toothed comb to ensure we are stocked up with every thing you might need
    3. we planed our shop layout for optimal use (now there are more shelf space, more aquariums and most importantly, more space to move around)
    4. we build brand new customized shelving for the whole shop
    5. we sat down with our customers and analised their needs and how we can meet with their expectations
    6. we spend our time training our staff
    7. We sat down with suppliers to negotiate the best possible discounts, prizes and products for you.

    NOW WE CAN LOOK AHEAD
    1. Better housing for live stock
    2. A massive 5 week launch SPECIAL
    3. Better prices all round
    4. Better customer service

    More details will follow as we get closer to the opening and the official re-launch:1: of the bigger & better Pet Stop
     
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  3. Seabass

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    Great news:)
     
  4. robertkukla

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    awesome news :slayer:
     
  5. maxisoft

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    yoh... Welcome Back...:thumbup::thumbup:
     
  6. Dane

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    Fantastic news. Sounds like you'll be back better than ever! :)
     
  7. RiaanP

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    Good news.

    Why not post a PIC of the work in progress? To enhance the suspense...
     
  8. Suhayl

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    Great news Moolis, good luck with the new shop. I hope us reefers get massive opening discounts:)
     
  9. jaquesdp08

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    great news man,.. gluck with build
     
  10. Nsteyn

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    Congrats! It was a very bad thing that happened, but like the Phoenix, you rose from the ashes.

    Can’t wait and good luck.

    Blessed Be.
     
  11. KeeganP

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    :1::thumbup: Yay!! darn I wish I could be there for the opening...
     
  12. Anemone

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    Pics would be awesome!

    Good to know you'll be back soon Moolis!
     
  13. Tremayn

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    welcome back :)
     
  14. herkie

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    :):thumbup::slayer::lol::1::thumbup::thumbup:
    Baie bly, voorspoed.
     
  15. MistaOrange

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    Welcome Back Moolis Great news & glad you are reopening:thumbup:
     
  16. seank

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    Glad you almost back, and very glad you got the insurance to sort out your stuff
     
  17. gaboon

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    Sorry for the loss of life, but good to hear you're pushing through.
     
  18. IMarine

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    hey bra all the best in you new store, and may god take tour store from strength to strength
     
  19. Prash06

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    That's good news man!
     
  20. animalia

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    Cant wait - r u throwing a big bash witht he opening?
     
  21. leslie hempel

    leslie hempel Moderator MASA Contributor

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    Glad to see things are building up again, and i wish you guys all the best. will definatley try support if i can..

    enjoy the new venture.
     
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