Bulk Reef Supply Acquires Marine Depot

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Today the reef aquarium world woke up to some shocking news this morning when it was announced that one of America’s largest online retailers, Marine Depot, had been acquired by Bulk Reef Supply. While the announcement may have been of great surprise to many in the United States reef aquarium industry, we all knew Bulk…
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I’m not going to say I’ll miss the competition between them, their prices were comparable most of the time, but I’ll miss the choice of a reliable alternate source of reef necessities when one one place is out.
 

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And the price gouging begins... Bulk Reef Supply was out of Ecotech wet-side replacements so I ordered both from MarineDepot :

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I just got an in stock alert today from BRS today:

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My previous purchase from BRS prior to the acquisition were the same as what MarineDepot charges
Feb-2021 - MP-40 $78.75
March-2020 - MP-10 - $65.10

10% increase already on EcoTech wet-side replacements.
 

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And the price gouging begins... Bulk Reef Supply was out of Ecotech wet-side replacements so I ordered both from MarineDepot :

1625697745055.png



I just got an in stock alert today from BRS today:

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My previous purchase from BRS prior to the acquisition were the same as what MarineDepot charges
Feb-2021 - MP-40 $78.75
March-2020 - MP-10 - $65.10

10% increase already on EcoTech wet-side replacements.
Ecotech went up on their prices on all fronts. Go to ecotech website and thenwetsides are at that same price. And I believe BRS didn't make Ecotech go up on their prices.

But I'll still say shop at Saltwateraquarium.com
 

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Jumping to conclusions? I watched the BRS video on the buyout, did you know that the owner of Marine Depot has asked BRS to buy them out several times in the last few years? Also look at pricing on equipment, generally speaking when I look at skimmer prices and other equipment prices a particular model is the same price on each vendor site that carries that brand and on Amazon.
 

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