Aquariums are a very low margin item. In order to be competitive you are really
selling them for little over cost to start with. Businesses don't last if they
don't make a profit, which was my point.
If you are looking for a bunch of tanks this is a great way to get them cheap plus
it does help your local guy at least recoup some of his initial cost. But, if you
only need a single tank, instead of looking to save a couple of bucks, step up to
the plate and buy retail from a good local pet store or fish shop. The extra money
you spend will come back to you in service and convenience many times over.
Stan Perkins wrote:
> Read the message - ask your local dealer if he has any used or old tanks for
> sale! That is supporting your local dealer - he's making a second profit off
> his old tanks!
> Stan Perkins
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Ty Hall" <tyhall_at_mia.net>
> To: <nanfa_at_aquaria.net>
> Sent: Tuesday, March 16, 2004 12:22 PM
> Subject: Re: NANFA-- Tank price
> > I would say that if you are only looking for one tank, pay retail and
> support your
> > local fish shop. A distress deal for you only benefits you once. A good
> local shop
> > benefits you for years.
> > Ty
> > Stan Perkins wrote:
> > > I lucked out on this deal - one of the local breeders decided to halve
> > > fish business and was selling racks and tanks for pennies on the dollar.
> > > am buying a rack of nine twentynine gallon tanks for about 200 and he's
> > > going to paint them for me! Ask around your local fish stores, when they
> > > remodel they often sell the old tanks and sometimes stands for
> > > prices. The above mentioned tanks are drilled for drains already
> allowing me
> > > to devise a quicker way of water changes.
> > >
> > > Stan Perkins
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