Worst lfs

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  1. 572x

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    In your opinion which lfs is the worst?
    Bad service, poor livestock, bad advice or they ripped you off.:(
     
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  3. shaunn

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    i could name a few but i will get banned if i do
     
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    Same here....
     
  5. Dexter

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    Don't think this appropriate....If you get bad service just don't support the lfs anymore.
     
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    Isn't part if the purpose of the forum to educate newbies?
    This thread can be for them to know where to not go/ not listen to the advice of that lfs.
     
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    don't listen any one do your own research
     
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    @572x that's what hello peter is for if you feel so strong about service you received or lack there of. Here you will get banned buddy.
     
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    if we all start to name and shame we wont have any lfs left in this country.
     
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    Ok then I suppose you guys are right.
    How about changing this thread to the best lfs.
    Then newbies will know where to go to get the best service.
    How does this sound?
     
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    So which lfs have you received great service, gotten awesome livestock, been given a FAIR price and gives you good advice?
     
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    I don't know how to edit the heading.
    How do you do it?
     
  13. RiaanP

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    Which is the worst LFS, or is it you who did not do your research, now you blame them.

    Yes sure, some shops specializes more in freshwater, or dogs or reptiles. And the saltwater corner is just an add on extra. Not all can afford getting somebody that specialized in marines, or have excellent background knowledge or they might even do things the way they did it 15 years ago.

    After all, you are here on MASA. Almost everybody do have a smartphone. Its up to you to do your research first. There is a Search MASA button at the top of every page. All the questions had been asked, many times. It is up to you to sift the info a bit and to make up your own mind. The LFS did not put a gun to your head and forced you to take out your wallet and spend your money on something he want you to buy. At the end, it is still your decision to walk out past the paypoint, or to whip out your wallet.

    If the LFS say something you disagree with, no point in arguing, go home and do your research. If there are dead or sick fish in the display, do not buy them or the others in that tank. Do not put any new fish from any suspect tanks directly into your display. And then blame them if they die including some of your older fish.

    There are better shops, that specializes in marines only. And there are guys who bought a dud from them and have an issue with that shop. Even the top notch shops have had issues, bad shipments landing in poor condition. Pump or light that packed up within days. Other customers that stole out impellers from stock on the shelf.

    Lastly, Hello Peter is not the place either. For the customers its free to bitch and moan on that site. But shops must register to reply and give their side of the story.

    At the end of the day, it is YOU.
    Your decision
    Your money

    If you do not like the shop, walk out.
     
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    If you got a complaint or issue, sort it out with the shop.

    If you got an issue, talk to them directly. Even over the phone. No point in getting on any social media site and bad mouth them, and then thereafter still expects them to help you out. Do you think your online mob will help you raid their shop with pitchforks? We are not in the dark ages anymore. Diplomacy works better in this millennium.
     
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    If I were the author of this thread I would be feeling like I am getting a lecture here. Its posts like these that kept me from posting on this forum for almost a year after I joined.

    We are here to learn from you experienced reefers but not too get lectured.

    I agree fully that its not the best idea to post names of lfs' here but at the end of the day the author will have to face the music for whatever he or she posts.
     
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    i dont see anything wrong with @RiaanP post , its basic and straight to the point and quite full of facts actually ..
     
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    on here there are members who do this as a hobby and get their income to pay their bills however else.. with stores whether sponsors or not,they rely on their business to pay their bills just like a normaL member relies on their jobs... yes in no way should any business in any industry rip people off or give terrible service but i guess yeah take it up with them directly... topics like this on any forum of any hobby is never a great idea ..
     
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    Yes, and may I ask what is your purpose on the forum? Seeing as you have a fake email address and that you have an alternate username as @TaahirS?
     
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    Lol... ip tracking
     
  20. RiaanP

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    Your purchases are your decisions. Once made its too late and you have to life with it.

    That is my experience and I'm passing that on.

    Sorry for it sounding harsh, but I can only sugarcoat it that much
     
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    EISH that is caught properly!!!! Please remember if you going to do bad things use a Proxy LOL
     
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