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    box store must have the worlds smartest people working in their store.

    I have only ever been to the store once, And I can't even remember what I was there for, That isn't important

    I was looking for the Coralife Aqualight Digital Power Center, and seen it on their site for $27.99.
    So I called the store to see if they had any of them in stock, and maybe I could pick one up for the internet price.

    A young sounding girl answers the phone for the fish dept, and I hear some running water in the background, So she is either around aquariums, or going to the bathroom, either way, I wasn't concerned with the running water sound.

    I ask her polietly if they carry any "Coralife Aqualight digital power centers".
    she responds with "Ummmmmuhhhhhhhhh....." I imagine her chewing bubble gum, and twidling her hair....

    So I explain to her that it is a power bar with a timer built into it.
    ....... She asks if it is for a "freshwater or saltwater" aquarium
    I'm at a loss for words.... So I simply explain to her again, that "it's just a power bar with a timer on it, for plugging things into"

    Gracing me with her god given gift of genius, she says "I think we have one for reptile aquariums"
    .... I'm a little taken aback at this point, because I can clearly see that she has nary a clue to what I am reffering.

    So I ask her the price, curious as to what this mystery item she is looking at, might set me back.
    "$39.99, But it's not the same as what you just told me" ...

    I say thank you, hang up, and sit stunned for a moment, before making this post.
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    If it was in NS, AKA eastern Canada, where i'm from, I'd say...

    ...When God said "Brains", she thought he said "Trains", and took the first one east...
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    neat thread. nobody's ever complained about stores before.
    Last edited by Mgamer20o0; 06-15-2007 at 12:08 AM.
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    Petstores label common things all wooky, like they picked up a thesaurus, blindfolded the manager, and handed him/her a pin, and opened it up to random pages and VIOLA!! A "scientifical naming device!!"

    Spooky Devil Puncher? Sounds great!! How about $21.99?



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    Quote Originally Posted by wataugachicken View Post
    neat thread. nobody's ever complained about box stores before.
    just be thankful that this one was posted in GCC....usually these rant threads end up in General Freshwater
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    Well I can't belive that. My local fish store Smart and trained people. That was funny LOL
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    Go to Big Als... they have them... and I believe there is on in London
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    Quote Originally Posted by KnaveTO View Post
    Go to Big Als... they have them... and I believe there is on in London
    sure they may carry them... but it was $79.99 for the non-digital model last I checked, and I think the digital model was $99.99 .....

    ..... I HATE their prices... and now they dont carry half of what they used to, its only bigals brand crap.
    Dont get me wrong, I love aquarium services, but there prices... omfg.

    I paid $85 for my Hydor ETH 200.
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    post got edited.... not a problem, But I did want to let everyone know that this wasnt really a rant, or a complaint, It was just a funny story I wanted to tell.

    Truth be told, I actually busted out into laughter after I hung up the phone, before the made the post .... but that wouldnt have made for a good story.
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    You should have gone to see what it was she was talking about. It might have been it, or nothing even resembling a power strip. Might be worth it just to find out what it was.



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    Wow, makes you wonder how they got the job at all! Come on, I mean you do need a little common sense to make it through life, or do you. Hell these days a car and a cell phone and you are ready for anything...lol....what an idiot. Even my 3yo. daughter knows what a power strip is!



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