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Petsmart vs. Petco

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I find better prices at feed stores. You can buy in bulk cheaper too.
 

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Ok, thanks again! Hmmm... I'll have to see my local Petsmarts, Petcos, and the animal shelter. I've never been to the animal shelter yet, but I'll see what can be done. It's hard to get my parents to agree with me these days, but I'm doing my best... so I hope it pays off someday.
 

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In reality, neither are good. They destroy the community pet stores, and make them suffer while they gain money. I personally would never shop at any big pet store, due to their effects on the community.
 

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They destroy the community pet stores, and make them suffer while they gain money. I personally would never shop at any big pet store, due to their effects on the community.

Why does the small community store deserve to survive more then the large chain? Often the small mom and pop stores are worse then the chains. It seems that the worst cases of cruelty I have heard, have come out of smaller independants. Also, often these small stores treat their employees even worse then the larger chains.

I don't buy into the "community card" very deeply. Petsmart and Petco don't undercut so horribly that the small guy, if he is properly marketing himself can't survive. I have often found better prices in smaller stores. With a proper advertising campaign, in store promotions, and reasonable prices there is room in the market for good independant pet supply stores. many people will only shop at pet supply stores, and avoid pet selling stores at all costs.

The real killers of the small guy are grocery stores and Walmart, who do indeed, drastically undercut the small guy pricing, because they can afford to make pitiful margins on their products. Fortunately, they usually steer clear of the better choice high quality products.
 
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wagner09 said:
I for one think Petco,is the best store out there, even better than Dollar Tree and BigLots. They sell everything i ever needed. :)

So you think that rodent/bird mills are the "best out there"? You like pigs in aquariums and vitamins in the water, no veggies, sometimes no hay?

EDIT: Exactly, babygrl. :dontfeed:
 
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Listen, if you support PetNO and the way they treat their animals, this isn't the forum for you. We are anti-breeding, anti-petstore, pro-rescue.
 

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Maybe I was not clear.
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Slap don't do it. We must starve the troll. Then we shall go fish slapping.
 
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LMAO. You're ridiculous.

And don't try and create another account to agree with yourself.
 

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Ohhh Slap lets move in. You know they have eeeeeevvvvverything.
 

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Yes, including the three dead mice I saw in the tanks last time I was there!
 

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Well he did say they had eveything.
 
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