Prices are too dang high!!!

Are prices in this hobby "too dang high?"

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  • NO

    Votes: 11 26.8%
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Dj City

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I'm bored at work so i'm ranting about this hobby we love.

PRICES ARE TOO DANG HIGH!!!
Why are corals that are soooooooooo small sooooooooo expensive? You can get a frag that's the size of a pencil eraser and it can be well over $100!
I don't care how colorful it is. IT'S THE SIZE OF A PENCIL ERASER!!!

THE PRICE IS TOO DANG HIGH

Why is a acrylic box that holds 5 gallons of fresh water over $100??? IT'S A PLAIN OLD ACRYLIC (plastic) BOX!!! So what if it has a green top. It's ridiculous!

THE PRICE IS TOO DANG HIGH
Why is a fragging kit over $40 FOR A CHEAP BASIC KIT??? Let's face it. A fragging kit is really nothing more than a fingernail care kit. For a cheap basic bare bones frag kit they want over $40!!!

THE PRICE IS TOO DANG HIGH
Why does a dosing container cost anywhere from $40 for the BASIC single container up to 199.95???? The reasoning is beyond me!!!

THE PRICE IS TOO DANG HIGH
There is sooooooooo much more in this hobby that is just WAY overpriced. And I mean WAAAAAAAAY overpriced!

But, we keep buying so, they keep robbing, I mean charging us.


What's YOUR Overpriced rant?
 
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James M

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You can always buy from other reefers locally for a cheaper price
 

MSB123

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Or craigslist, or eBay
You can always buy from other reefers locally for a cheaper price
Prices are so high because people are willing to pay them.
Supply and demand
 

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I wish most frags were only $100, RR and cornbred have a handful going for 1-2 grand 1/3” frag.... if they know we will buy they will raise prices all companies will. If we stop they drop.
 

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Yeah, I would always tell my LFS this ..... right up until the point they went bankrupt and closed their doors ......
 
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You can always buy from other reefers locally for a cheaper price
Nope, not really. Even then prices are too high for what it is that you get.
 

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Exactly what i'm talking about.

It's a plastic box!
I don't care HOW pretty it is. It's still just a plastic box.
I see prices go up as less and less diy projects are done.

Why pay hundreds for an overflow? I bought two bulkheads, and made an overflow from PVC for about $40.

Custom sump? You mean Rubbermaid container I found in the garage.

$$$ does not equal better product
 

Phelipe's Ocean

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I see prices go up as less and less diy projects are done.

Why pay hundreds for an overflow? I bought two bulkheads, and made an overflow from PVC for about $40.

Custom sump? You mean Rubbermaid container I found in the garage.

$$$ does not equal better product
It is not about better because both do the job, more about appearance and efficiency
 

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Just look at the millions you could make starting your own business and charging half of what others do.
 

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Some can rebuild an entire car engine, yet others have to pay for it.
Some can rebuild car engines, but their time is more valuable to them, so they pay for it.
Some don't know how, or want to spend the time, making a custom sump, so they pay for it.
If you don't mind the looks, just go buy a plastic bucket :)

;)
 

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Go back to keeping cheap corals/fish, and watch as the price of "high-end" livestock falls. Same goes for all this pricey equipment we just have to have. In most situations, a black box LED and Koralia circulation pump gets the job done just fine. ;)
 

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