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Online Stores

PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2005 12:32 am
by pkneeyahx

PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2005 7:48 pm
by punkiemichelle
I have got to tell you all... I have orderd sevral things from Big Als. They are a great company. I always said I don't want to start ordering online because I don't want to pay shipping costs. Well most of their stuff is still cheaper then any reptile store around town including shipping! Just thought I would put my 2 cents in. :lol:

PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2005 8:41 pm
by jenaero
My favourite is

they're the only site I've found that always has what I need AND they ship to Canada :D They're really quick too. I always get my stuff in less than a week!

PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2005 8:53 pm
by punkiemichelle
Less than a week!! Holy cow. With Big Als it usually takes them about a week and a half. Hmmmmm, maybe its time I take a peek at petsmart, huh. I really need to buy a good filter and was thinkin about getting a XP3. I will look at petsmart and see if they carry that and what the shipping is. I will post back with my findings and let everyone know who is cheapest. Thanks Jenaero!

PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2005 8:59 pm
by RES Tampa
Best price for the xp3 is at Big Al's. We just got one from there and it took about a week and a half to get to FLA. I would advise getting any extra filter media at the same time to conserve shipping costs later. :wink:

PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2005 9:04 pm
by pkneeyahx
jenaero.. you could also order from Petsmart Canada too, y'know!!!? :]

PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2005 8:45 am
by jenaero
and I could do that how? There is no I missing something?

PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2005 1:30 pm
by bradhart
we have 2 Big Al's here. I went for the tanks, but I went back for the sharks. Big Al's rivals the city's aquarium!!!. It's a great place. We picked up a 40 gallon long tank there for 50 bucks CAD. it was a 'floor model' used to show off the filters they had. what a sweet deal!

PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2005 8:08 pm
by pkneeyahx check out the store locator..

40 YMCA Drive Saint Catharines ON L2N746

bradhart.. geez.. are you a mind reader.. or an exact copy of me? hehe.. we have two Big Als here in ottawa, and I bought a 50 gallon showroom tank for 45 bucks.. they were moving to a different location and sold off all their old tanks. too bad i didn't get there in time for the bigger ones.. :] the 100s went for 70 bucks

PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2005 9:15 pm
by punkiemichelle
Ok, heres the price comparison on the XP3 shipping included. was 127.08 and was 109.94. I signed up for the club thing at petsmart hoping they will e-mail me some discount offers :P

PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2005 10:28 pm
by steve
go to

on the left hand side, look for Catalog Quick Order

then enter this

(py) is the prefix
(907364) is item #

price is $95.99, shipping is $9.99

i do not know if the ship to canada


PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2005 8:15 am
by pkneeyahx
wow.. makes me feel like an idiot for paying 200 for mine at big als. 229 if i'm not mistaken.. tax included.

PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2005 8:43 am
by jenaero
Adam, Thanks for the info. :D Turns out I'd have to order from the US anyway, as I've been to petsmart in st. cath many times and they never have exactly what I'm looking for at the time. The site always does.

PostPosted: Thu Apr 14, 2005 10:48 am
by steve
would any of the online stores you go to pricematch? maybe you can save a few more bucks that way

PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2005 9:46 pm
by Stacey
I think we canucks have something wrong with us and going to Big Al's! I have only one here, but I am in there SO much other customers think I work there! But Kevin (my soon to be hubby) got his 90 gallon with oak stand and hood for $600 with tax, normally about double. But then it was also boxing week. I am actually really mad about him getting rid of it for the 125 gallon. I didn't have the turtle yet and assumed I wouldn't need a tank that size for any reason :lol: ! Oh well I am stuck with 72 gallon bow front for now, which needs to be upgraded ASAP.