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« on: August 31, 2009, 01:01:21 PM »

This really ticks me off. 

They finally got the size cans of a particular pet food I use in locally in one of the big pet supply chain stores.  I was thrilled since they have a policy to match competitors' prices, as well.  So, I was able to buy a few cases of this food from them and they matched the price.  Great, since the small indie store doesn't always have it in stock and is a much longer drive.  I was very happy.

So, last week I went in to replenish supply.  Oh, we aren't carrying that anymore.  blah blah.  They only carried it for 2 weeks.   So, I had to go back to ordering it on-line instead.

DH thinks they stopped because they would be losing too much money by matching the local independent store prices.  Sheesh.

end of vent.

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« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2009, 01:15:36 PM »

I guess I am in the camp of "Your Dollars are Voting for who you support"

I guess I have enough experience to not expect much different from Big Box Stores. One of the first lessons I learned in sales was Pet and Far stores aren't there to bring the best products to customers. They operate with the products that make them the most money....

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« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2009, 04:25:46 PM »

I hate the big box stores . I would love to save $,but it seems I do better with coupons & discounts online or at the independants anyway. The only time I shop at them is when I can't get it at a smaller store.

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