Sat, 2 Dec 2000 18:58:56 EST

In a message dated 12/2/00 1:48:12 PM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

<< A few comments I have for the discussion..... I would hope that all of us
would realize as a person with "long term" buying habbits, that "cheaper" is
NOT always better >>
I agree that privately owned stores are better i have even worked for free in
a couple just help out because i liked the owners and wanted to see them
succeed but over the last ten years all of our local stores but one have
either adopted the style of the mega marts or gone out of business, One loan
survivor sells mostly salt water and African chiclids and almost never has
any thing else. I have talked to them about expanding their freshwater but
their claim is they cannot make money on freshwater fish because of the mega
marts. So if I want an odd or unusual freshwater fish I have to go online or
take a two hour drive to another town. I can't even find cardinal tetras


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