Re: LFS Fish
Posted by Oldman on 2009/6/21 18:27:31
I still frequent my LFS but the one that I use is an hour away and they understand what it takes to bring people in. They have a good selection of fish at reasonable, not cheap, prices. The selection includes fish that I have looked for elsewhere and only seen on the internet or in their store. They also support our local fish club auctions and hand out their 10% discount cards at the auction door. They get the folks who come to our auction partly just to visit their store as customers so it is a win-win situation for them and the club. For me the store is an hour drive but compared to the places in my own town, they are worth the drive. The Petsmarts and Petcos of the world are fine for hardware but I will drive an hour to get good fish. Club auctions have become a much bigger source of supply to me than they once were but that is because even the good LFS often does not have what I am looking for and can't afford to stock it just for me. It is a store that I would be happy to supply with stock but the commonly available fish are not something I would expect them to take off my hands. As you can imagine, I would be insulted if they offered me a dime for one of my fish but they can get that same fish for 15 cents from Singapore so why would they give me more?
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