|Re: LFS Fish|
Subject: Re: LFS Fish
by JamesH on 2009/6/26 19:03:26
Haveing spent most of my adult life working in LFS along with transhippers/wholesalers I can tell you that from the stores stand point it is very hard to get in new and exciting colorations or species of fish that most people want to pay for.
In flagstaff there is now two mom and pop store and two chains and the majority of the time the customers that came in were interested in something new right up till the found out the price. Everyone wanted Zebra plecos or discus till they found out how much the total was going to be.
When people did bring us in fish many of the times they were just a mixed up group. Two of these, three of that, which make it hard to place them into tanks of there own and show off the nice fish. Very few customers would bring in a dozen platys or mollies at a time which works the best for the store.
I do understand both sides of the fence on this on as I paid for my fish room selling fish to my LFS and on Aquabid. It sucks when you sell the LFS killies for 2.50 a pair and they are going for 6-8 bucks a pair on aquabid.
When I do have surplus fish I do offer them to my LFS as I could get 50% of retail value in store credit. So that does make it nice when I need more cories or some shrimp for my plant tank.