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    Curious....if the LFS were to price match bulk reef supply on a skimmer you don't desperately need today. Would you still buy it from your LFS and pay your sales tax or would you order from bulk reef supply, wait 3-5 days and not pay sales tax? Because on a $300 skimmer, were talking about ~$27 in sales tax.

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    Quote Originally Posted by All Delight View Post
    Curious....if the LFS were to price match bulk reef supply on a skimmer you don't desperately need today. Would you still buy it from your LFS and pay your sales tax or would you order from bulk reef supply, wait 3-5 days and not pay sales tax? Because on a $300 skimmer, were talking about ~$27 in sales tax.
    Marine Depot + NOCALTAX + Free next day local shipping! =P

    But no, I don't do sales tax at fish stores unless I have to. A lot of stores that you're acquainted with don't do sales tax in order to encourage sales too.
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    I like #4

    Quote Originally Posted by rayray View Post
    #1 stay in business.
    dont smoke your own supply, as in hording all the good stuff. everything is for sale. dont use your "store" (garage) to pay for your reefing addiction
    dont cut deals to cheap old reefers (like me) and homies; dont scare/abuse noobs. dont be a creepy reefing guru (like the comic book guys).
    have your personal finances squared away- no you will likley not get rich doing this

    #2 I would have an up to the minute store website of livestock that (price matched) where people can order online then pickup same day. like th Home Depot model

    #3 stay in business

    #4 appeal to the 20-50 year old male crowd. would it kill you to have an attractive face at the counter ?!?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by lowbudget View Post
    I like #4
    Thanks, I have been doing pilates

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    Bobs was a great example. In fact I'm about to head there now.

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    Good customer service, knowledgeable staff, a clean looking store, a good selection of dry good and live stock - all of those get me into your LFS.

    I prefer to give my business to a LFS as opposed to online. I do still shop online but I try my best to support several different LFS as much as I can. There are many good stores in Southern California to do this at.

 

 
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