Ray Ravary, Jr. (
Fri, 01 Dec 2000 23:27:34 -0500


I agree with you. The non-corporate fish stores near me survive against the
mega-stores by service, salt water, and oddballs. They know you by name, will
special order fish and equipement for you, and will trade with you fairly. It is
that special service.


Norman Edelen wrote:

> I tend to disagree with you. The area I live in has seen an amazing amount
> of Petco and Petsmart stores go in during the last ten years, yet the truly
> wonderful locally owned stores are still doing great. I think that the
> stores that go under around here are only those stores that won't do more
> than offer the basic bread and butter fishes. Those stores that are willing
> to take some initiative and bring in some unusual and interesting fishes
> have a dedicated staff and clientele.
> Norm

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