Call the Cops

knuggs

Member
I just robbed the my lfs. They gave me:

2 Redline Barbs


and 4 Blackline Penguin Fish


all for $10.:biggrin: I know the barbs go for at least $20 each, but I'm not for sure what the penguin fish go for. Does anyone know?
 

Tom

Member
That's just like me with my new dwarf loaches. The store sold them to me for $2.49+taxesCDN each and they normally go for about $25-30+taxesCDN each here. The manager said it was because the seller screwed up and sent them by accitdent so sold to me for that price. I am so happy with my loaches. Congrats on your steal.
Tom
 

Jimold

Member
good score!!!!
 

COBettaCouple

Member
it's cool to rob them instead of the other way around for a change. great pickup!
 

tan.b

Member
how cool is that!!! can't beat a good bargain! ;D tan
 

atmmachine816

Member
Cool. the fish that you are talking about, penguin tetras are what they are called by me and only go for 3-4$ each.
 

Fish Fry

Member
If it were me, and I new the store made a mistake, I would point out the mistake to the manager or owner because it would be the right thing to do. Besides that knowing that I took advantage of some one's mistake would drive nuts and ruin my karma.
 

Jimold

Member
Fish fry, I'm afraid I have to disagree. I would never knowningly steal from someone. But this wasn't stealing, it was taking advantage of a situation. I've worked enough retail to know that some of these places mark-up from wholesale is stealing in it's own right.

If you feel guilty, then just remember the words of the great P.T. Barnum:

Never give a sucker an even break!
 

Fish Fry

Member
Look it's your conscience not mine if you came feel good about your self TAKING ADVANTAGE OF ANOTHER PERSON then so be it. I personally couldn't do it and be happy about it, but that is just how I am. So please P.T Barnum (who died a lonely man) and his saying need to be a part of American Shameful history. Remember P.T. also put people on display like so many animals from around the world because they looked different.
 

Tom

Member
I have asked the manager of a pet store and he said that at the price that he gets his fish in, on 3-4 fish sold, he makes the shipment back and a little more. The stores get their fosh for really cheap, and sell them based on the size of the fish and coloration. But I understand with what you are saying. I wasn't really taking the advantage of the store, it was the distributer had screwed up the order and I took it as is.
Tom
 

atmmachine816

Member
Most of the time a good store owner says it's their mistake and tells you to keep them anyways, just to let you know.
 

tan.b

Member
JI'm said:
Fish fry, I'm afraid I have to disagree.  I would never knowningly steal from someone.  But this wasn't stealing, it was taking advantage of a situation.  I've worked enough retail to know that some of these places mark-up from wholesale is stealing in it's own right. 

If you feel guilty, then just remember the words of the great P.T. Barnum:
                                                                   
                                     Never give a sucker an even break! 
my hubby worked in retail and they usually double the price at what they buy them in at. they make enough profit, so I wouldnt worry at all. they know what they're doing!! the odd good gesture they do like this is to keep you coming back so they can make more profit out of you at a later date. they'll always end up quids in (or dollars in!?)
 

Jimold

Member
Fish fry, why do you sound so hostile? It was only my opinion.
 

darkwolf29a

Member
Yeah, I got a huge deal too this weekend. We went to visit my gf's Mom and walked in to a LFS. Well, guppies for $2 and ghost shrimp for .30???!!!! Holy cow...when I can find ghost shrimp in Green Bay, they aren't cheap. And, usually, I can't find them. I bought 20 of them and a female guppy. $10 and I got a lot of stuff. LOL
 

vin

Member
Are you sure the red line barbs they sold you weren't cherry barbs? Red Line (Denison barbs) are expensive..I've seen them as high as $24 ea. for SMALL ones...Larger ones are nearly double that ....Penguin tetras sell for $2.50 near me.
 

lolagurl

Member
darkwolf29a said:
Yeah, I got a huge deal too this weekend. We went to visit my gf's Mom and walked in to a LFS. Well, guppies for $2 and ghost shrimp for .30???!!!! Holy cow...when I can find ghost shrimp in Green Bay, they aren't cheap. And, usually, I can't find them. I bought 20 of them and a female guppy. $10 and I got a lot of stuff. LOL
ghost shrimp here are 25 cents how much are they usually there for you
 

newbie101

Member
yeah, where I live ghost shrimp are super cheap, like 25 cents apiece.
 

armadillo

Member
Nice one, Knuggs! What a steal. Enjoy!
 

Tom

Member
Emma said:
yeah, where I live ghost shrimp are super cheap, like 25 cents apiece.
Ya, they are about $0.10 here or $1 for 15. Now that is a steal(not literally).
Tom
 

tan.b

Member
wow g.shrimp are about a ?1 each here!! it seems i'm the one getting robbed!!!!
 

COBettaCouple

Member
tan.b said:
wow g.shrimp are about a ?1 each here!! it seems i'm the one getting robbed!!!!
blame it on the VAT.
 

tan.b

Member
FLBettaCouple said:
tan.b said:
wow g.shrimp are about a ?1 each here!! it seems i'm the one getting robbed!!!!
blame it on the VAT.
I blame everything on the government and their fat pockets!!!
 

COBettaCouple

Member
tan.b said:
FLBettaCouple said:
tan.b said:
wow g.shrimp are about a ?1 each here!! it seems i'm the one getting robbed!!!!
blame it on the VAT.
I blame everything on the government and their fat pockets!!!
are you sure we don't have the same government running our 2 countries into the ground?
 

tan.b

Member
they do everything together and can't make their own decisions so copy each other. perhaps thet have merged together & forgot to tell us!!
 

COBettaCouple

Member
tan.b said:
they do everything together and can't make their own decisions so copy each other. perhaps thet have merged together & forgot to tell us!!
lol.. or that whole american revolution thing was just a conspiracy.. hey, why not? since the political correctness is rewriting history anyway.
 

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