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So I ordered 80 pounds of sand from some site called chewy and today it showed in this box!! Luckily everything was in perfect condition lol

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Hmm... interesting.  They must be selling overstock (clearance items) to other retailers.

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One of these boxes contains salt + test kits + food, the other contains a glass ATO reservoir. But which is which....fingers crossed!

 

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1 minute ago, shoonjai said:

One of these boxes contains salt + test kits + food, the other contains a glass ATO reservoir. But which is which....fingers crossed!

 

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You should feel lucky. I bet ATO is perfectly fine. 

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1 hour ago, A Little Blue said:

You should feel lucky. I bet ATO is perfectly fine. 

After seeing the different experiences from other reefers in this thread, I do feel pretty lucky! The ATO reservoir came in perfect shape (the undamaged, well packaged box), and the 3 buckets of salt all ended up being fine as well. One bucket has a dent in around the lid area so it won't seal properly, but the bag of salt remains sealed and unopened. The other 2 buckets are in good shape, just scratched up. The dry foods I ordered are also fine, and the only damage are two of the test kits I ordered. Boxes flattened, vials broken, contents spewed throughout the box. I consider this to be very minimal though compared to others' experiences.

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9 hours ago, shoonjai said:

After seeing the different experiences from other reefers in this thread, I do feel pretty lucky! The ATO reservoir came in perfect shape (the undamaged, well packaged box), and the 3 buckets of salt all ended up being fine as well. One bucket has a dent in around the lid area so it won't seal properly, but the bag of salt remains sealed and unopened. The other 2 buckets are in good shape, just scratched up. The dry foods I ordered are also fine, and the only damage are two of the test kits I ordered. Boxes flattened, vials broken, contents spewed throughout the box. I consider this to be very minimal though compared to others' experiences.

 

Have them reship the test kits, and you have some extra reagent 🙂 

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On 7/31/2018 at 3:40 PM, Weikel said:

So I ordered 80 pounds of sand from some site called chewy and today it showed in this box!! Luckily everything was in perfect condition lol

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Interesting, especially so since Chewy is owned by Petsmart and Dr Foster and Smith owned by Petco....

 

 

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Well dang, they have completely blocked Canadian's from even accessing the website anymore. They used to, and they even used to ship to Canada. I guess big changes are happening over there. 

 

Thank you for visiting!

At this time we do not accept orders shipping to Canada or International destinations.

We apologize for any inconvenience. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our Customer Service team.

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I've noticed that Live Aquaria seems to be stocking more "aquarium supplies".  Maybe Drs. Foster & Smith will eventually be divided up between Petco and Live Aquaria.  I don't really know, just speculating.

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On 7/18/2018 at 12:59 PM, StevieT said:

They probably are trying to "save" money by packing in a box since you get dinged an extra charge for just shipping a bucket

I tried ordering big buckets from BRS a few years ago and they quoted me prices where shipping cost as much as the bucket of salt.

 

Boxing makes a HUGE difference apparently.

 

Seems like these shipping co's like to play favorites so they can give good prices and service only to a select few vendors.

 

(Just found this thread when I decided to figure out who the heck chewy.com is.)

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7 minutes ago, mcarroll said:

I tried ordering big buckets from BRS a few years ago and they quoted me prices where shipping cost as much as the bucket of salt.

  

 Boxing makes a HUGE difference apparently.

 

Seems like these shipping co's like to play favorites so they can give good prices and service only to a select few vendors.

  

(Just found this thread when I decided to figure out who the heck chewy.com is.)

 

 

Um.... Shipping on BRS is free... 

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12 minutes ago, HarryPotter said:

 

 

Um.... Shipping on BRS is free... 

Um....You must have missed the point....and the time frame.

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15% off additional available with their code

 

Some great sales: IM skimmer 75% off, $300 to $75:

https://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=3578+7971+29416&pcatid=29416

 

IM Fusion 20 metal stand 80% off, $250 to $50

https://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=3578+7971+36332&pcatid=36332

 

IM Fusion 16 metal stand 80% off, $200 to $40

https://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=3578+7971+36331&pcatid=36331

 

55 gallon aquarium stand with storage 50% off, $199 to $99

https://www.drsfostersmith.com/product/prod_display.cfm?c=3578+7971+13982&pcatid=13982

 

 

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Wonder if they will eventually close LA and DD, if so, that will be a sad day. DD is unique. 

 

I feel bad for those that lost their jobs as Rhinelander is a small town.

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That's pretty much what I suspected they might do.  They purchased assets, not so much the DFS brand.  Live Aquaria is different, so I suspect they will leave it alone or sell it (as opposed to closing it).  It'd be neat if Dr. Rory Foster, Dr. Race Foster, and Dr. Marty Smith bought LA back from Petco (or maybe an employee owned thing). :unsure:

 

I toured the DFS facilities.  They were impressive.  That's a shame.

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