POLL: How many individual corals did you buy this past weekend from R2R Black Friday Weekend Vendors?

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How many individual corals did you buy this past weekend from R2R Black Friday Weekend Vendors?

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fishface NJ

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0. saw stuff i wanted but not at the prices i wanted. i scored better deals in other events than i did for what should’ve been the biggest sale of the year…
totally agree
 

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I'm 85% certain my wife made this thread to trick me into revealing shameful information.
I doubt it. Usually if a trick from the wife the question is how much $ not how many corals.
 

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Way too many...
Let me correct that.... with last weekend's "before the rush" sales, I bought the majority of the way too many corals that I did... This weekend, I only bought about 10, but all for extremely discounted prices due to gift cards and winning things with my incredible .gif game.
season 1 queen GIF by The White Princess
 

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Shipping is always a big thing for me. I can't justify paying $30-$50 to have something shipped because that will effectively ruin the small discount I got, and I'm just not at a place where I can drop $250 on Corals to get free shipping. My LFS's all did their own Blackfriday sales on corals so I bought from them.
 

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Black Friday shopping is all relative, you are saving money in one place but most retailers get the chance to raise prices at these times. A transition so to speak without the consumer realizing.
With coral prices constantly changing it can be difficult to get a good baseline of what a "good deal" really is.
 

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Zero. I actually got better prices a few weeks before Black Friday. I went to go look to compare... ya the sale 'looked better' at 40-50% off but the corals I bought... base price was now listed higher. So when I bought them a few weeks ago, I ended up still getting the same corals cheaper than on Black Friday.

It's marketing for most :)

A few places I would expect to get a better deal are places that don't do tons of sales like Battle Corals or Marine Farmers, etc. These places generally just do a straight % off, have the same aquacultured corals, and don't do live sales and so on so when they actually have a sale, you can be more sure it is a sale.

But if is a place that has lots of sales for every obscure holiday and 'live sales' and so on.. you best be careful if you want to spend your money wisely.
 
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Zero. I actually got better prices a few weeks before Black Friday. I went to go look to compare... ya the sale 'looked better' at 40-50% off but the corals I bought... base price was now listed higher. So when I bought them a few weeks ago, I ended up still getting the same corals cheaper than on Black Friday.

It's marketing :)
Yes, I saw the same thing
 

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Black Friday shopping is all relative, you are saving money in one place but most retailers get the chance to raise prices at these times. A transition so to speak without the consumer realizing.
With coral prices constantly changing it can be difficult to get a good baseline of what a "good deal" really is.
100% this. for the "beat the rush" sale i saw a coral go for 90$ after the discount. then the black friday and cyber monday sales that SAME coral was at 100+.
 
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