Discussion in 'Sheltered Reef Aquaculture' started by Sheltered Reef AC, Oct 27, 2017.
My son said Kandy Korn yes, spelled a little edgy.
lol, high marks on creativity!
Simple and elegant.
3 real contenders.
I like it, and fits the Halloween season.
Some decent prices on some corals but shipping is way overpriced.
Thanks for the feedback. We ship everything UPS overnight with guaranteed delivery by 10:30AM. We also cover everything with additional insurance and offer (out of our own pockets) live arrival plus a 14 day stay alive guarantee. Orders over $199.99 ship for free. Even with our discount from UPS for that shipping rate we pay a good portion of anything more than a few states away from us. Here is the UPS list price for us to ship to Kansas City, MO (about the middle of the country... that doesn't include our additional insurances we have which is another $15.00... I'll tell you our discount with UPS is 40%, so that shipment will cost us $83.26... So while our flat overnight shipping charge may seem like a lot, coupled with our low prices and guarantees, most of the time it does not cover what it actually costs and we cover the remainder. None the less, we'll take your feedback into consideration and make sure we are not too far out of alignment with our competitors.
I was comparing the price I usually pay from California to FL @ $34.99. I can't justify paying more for shipping than the cost of the coral.
Well, it's a question of where the cost is built in. For us we don't build the cost of the shipping into our coral prices, especially when we end up discounting it even more like now with our 50% off sale. We'd rather charge a fair price for the coral and with volume (over $199.99) ship for free. This way all the pieces you get in a larger order are at a reasonable price, and the order is at least big enough for us to make a little profit on it.
Take our 10 Pack of SPS on sale for $200 just to make it easy... that would ship for free. So basically you are paying an average of $20 per frag. Each frag is of a pretty good to very good grade. Most of the frags are fully healed and multi-branch large pieces. Maybe that pack makes sense for you. But then take a single frag for the same $20. If that's all you want then it probably doesn't make sense to pay $49.99 to ship it. We don't price almost any of our pieces for big $$$, even though we've seen the same ones on other sites going for very large price tags. We base our price on how fast the coral grows and how easy it is to care for and propagate. Most of what we carry grows decently fast and is pretty easy to care for and propagate, so we charge a fair price for them.
We do run specials once in a while where we drop our free shipping level to $149 or even $99... but we don't usually have deep discounts on the coral themselves at the same time. Maybe one of those sales would better suit your needs. If you sign up an account on our website you'll get the notifications when we have them. Thanks!
SPS frag packs 1 & 2 sold, packs 3 & 4 still available on sale for $200 each...
When will you be announcing the winner for the shroom competition?
Wednesday morning. This way the voucher can be used in the current sale.
Dang nice deals!
Come on payday!
Much appreciated Rev!!!
Lol... I hear ya my friend!
I got it. The firestorm mushroom
Another god one.... keep 'em coming!
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