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PostSubject: Drs Foster and Smith   Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:17 am


http://www.drsfostersmith.com/fish-supplies/pr/c/3578


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PostSubject: Re: Drs Foster and Smith   Sun Jul 08, 2012 9:21 am

Absolutely love this site. They are pretty much the only ones who will ship items for free over a certain amount regardless of weight. The have awesome deals going on all the time. The shipping is usually free with orders of $49 or more. Shipping is really fast as well. Jen and I have placed multiple orders through here and have not been let down once. They actually have 2 liters of Pond Prime right now for $27.99 each. That's a steal!! Very Happy
They also ship world wide


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PostSubject: Re: Drs Foster and Smith   Sun Jul 08, 2012 10:37 am

I go through them. They're usually alot cheaper than the lfs, and deliver to my door free, so savings + gas = win/win.

Another place I heard something about is Amazon.com. I can't remember where I read it but someone was saying you can get Fx5's new for around $250, and they ship free also. I havn't verified it but it may be worth looking into.
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PostSubject: Re: Drs Foster and Smith   Sun Jul 08, 2012 10:40 am

Nereus7 wrote:

Another place I heard something about is Amazon.com. I can't remember where I read it but someone was saying you can get Fx5's new for around $250, and they ship free also. I havn't verified it but it may be worth looking into.
You saw it here. Koolaid mad a post about it a while back. Click here.


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PostSubject: Re: Drs Foster and Smith   Sun Jul 08, 2012 10:44 am

Yea that is where I saw it. I just checked Dr Foster's and they have them for $230. It's like game consoles, just wait a few years after they come out and the price drops like a rock Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Drs Foster and Smith   Sun Jul 08, 2012 10:45 am

Nereus7 wrote:
Yea that is where I saw it. I just checked Dr Foster's and they have them for $230. It's like game consoles, just wait a few years after they come out and the price drops like a rock Cool
Just means the new model is coming out soon. I think once everyone is getting fx5s at under $200, the bigger better filter will be released.
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PostSubject: Re: Drs Foster and Smith   Sun Jul 08, 2012 10:51 am

Agree with Flipp. Very Happy I've been ordering through Drs F&S for years. They stand behind everything they sell and you do not have to go back through the manufacturer to get your issue resolved. For example, years ago I ordered one of those trendy AZOO clip-on lamps for mini-aquaria and within a few months the bulb failed. The bulb is integral to the lamp so if the bulb fails, the lamp is useless. So, I called F&S and with no argument at all they sent me a whole new fixture. ThumbsUp This is who they are.

However, even though I use them for things like bulk blue bonded pads I try to use the private LFS for certain things, too, making a balance. I want to support the local shops - as few of them as there are these days.

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PostSubject: Re: Drs Foster and Smith   Sun Jul 08, 2012 12:56 pm

Have not tried Dr Foster and Smith yet. I shop them but have not purchased there yet. Usually find a little less through Petsoutions who also have free shipping on orders $49.00 or greater. They have 24 hr phone you can call with questions, and ship quite quickly.
http://www.petsolutions.com/default.aspx
I have also had great luck with Kensfish http://www.kensfish.com/index.html I have shopped Fosters, Petsolutions and Pet Mountain and even though they have free shipping, sometimes Kens is less even after shipping costs. Their shipment tracking service is A+ also and usually ship same day.
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PostSubject: Re: Drs Foster and Smith   Sun Jul 08, 2012 1:00 pm

Ron how does there shipping rates apply to heavy items such as substrate at pet solutions? Is there an extra charge even though shipping would be free after a certain amount?
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PostSubject: Re: Drs Foster and Smith   Sun Jul 08, 2012 3:42 pm

Just went to Petsolutions site and clicked on sand. If you use economy shipping which takes 5 -7 days no charge over $49.00
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PostSubject: Re: Drs Foster and Smith   Sun Jul 08, 2012 4:34 pm

That's good service! Thanks for the link Ron.
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PostSubject: Re: Drs Foster and Smith   Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:37 pm

Ron beat me to it. I received an email from PetSolutions today. They are having a sale this week. Here is a link, probably redundant but hopefully still useful:

Shipping Info.

You mentioned you were purchasing Pond Prime from Drs Foster and Smith in your first post.
How different is that from Prime? I'm assuming you are using Pond Prime in your aquariums.

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PostSubject: Re: Drs Foster and Smith   Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:43 pm

It's the same exact stuff. Just has a different label. Been doing it for about a year now.
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PostSubject: Re: Drs Foster and Smith   Mon Jul 09, 2012 3:53 pm

Good to know. Thanks.

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PostSubject: Re: Drs Foster and Smith   Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:27 pm

I love Drs Foster & Smith, and I also use Big Al's quite a bit too - I compare between the two and see what's on sale. Big Al's lets you accrue "points" over time that you can use for discounts. Shipping is fast and cheap, too. They used to have only fish stuff but they've expanded to all pets now. http://www.bigalsonline.com/

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PostSubject: Re: Drs Foster and Smith   Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:29 pm

2nd that on Big Als.

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PostSubject: Re: Drs Foster and Smith   Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:34 pm

I just purchased my python through them (first experience) , it was great . I guess its time to make a Big Als review thread.
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