Dr. Foster and Smith warehouse and website closure.

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  1. Livinlocal

    Livinlocal Well-Known Member R2R Supporter Build Thread Contributor

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    Petco just announced that they will be shutting down the Dr. Foster and Smith website. Petco bought out DFS not that long ago, and have now decided to close the doors to their facility, and lay-off 279 employees. This won’t effect live aquaria, but DFS will be gone in the next 120 days.


    Maybe this is why Petco had that huge sale on Tropic marin salt? Maybe they are getting a jumpstart on clearing out the DFS facility.
     
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    Wow, that’s sad for their employees!
     
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    Wow........ Just .... Wow.....

    Guess if you buy the competition... And then close their doors, you have less competition...
     
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    Is there anything official online yet? Very surprising!
     
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    Dang son!
     
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    Don’t say that too loud! Amazon or Walmart will buy BRS! Lol
     
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    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO (breath) OOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!
     
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    TODAY ON WALMART TV!!!!
     
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    Or “On the next “Jeff Bezos advanced Reefing topics”......just shoot me now!
     
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    Petco ;Facepalm;Eggonface;Vomit there I said it all!
    :eek::eek::eek::rolleyes:
     
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    Pleeeeeeaaa don’t buy out BRS. Lol
     
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    So... I checked the DFS website. Pretty much everything on sale. From 40-75% off...
    Some prices are better than others, but worth a look
     
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    Seen this Coming long ago.. I have been in the petco store here . Its not going to stay in business long.
     
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    that's a bummer
     
  16. Retro Reefer

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    Sad though I saw it coming for a while and I would think DD and LA will follow.
     
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    Agreed.
     
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    It really is.
    Nearly 300 people suddenly looking for a job in a town as small as Rhinelander wi.... no bueno. There aren't many jobs up there.

    That being said, I sure hope I can still drive up there to get my DD orders ;)
     
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    (Bunch Of swear words) Petco! I’ll never be shopping there again. Buy an amazing company just to close it down a few years later. That really sucks. I hate them now.
     
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    Double
     
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