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Petco Is Stupid Too [Jan. 31st, 2006|09:38 pm]
Paul
I'm leaving for work this morning and swing by my tank to feed the fish. There were 2 russian guys wearing only towels hanging out in my aquarium. "Come, Pavel! Join us for sauna!" I glance at the thermometer and it's 10 degrees higher than it should be. The heater broke and stayed ON. Luckily my fish are still alive.

So, I go to Petco at lunch to exchange my heater. Surprize! All the other heaters are $17 more than the one I got. When I expressed my hypothesis that the previous heater was made cheaply and that's probably the reason it broke, the Petco dude cited that probably wasn't the case and that it was cheaper because that heater didn't have numbers printed on the dial. WHAT?! Printing numbers on plastic does not cost $17. I'm tired of Petco employees not being able to admit that they don't know absolutely everything about everything in the store. I would appreciate an "I don't know" every once in a while.

The new heater is kinda ugly, but less phallic.

And remember, blogs are stupid.
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[User Picture]From: wildezword
2006-02-01 03:45 am (UTC)
The new heater is kinda ugly, but less phallic.

Exactly what are you trying to say about yourself here?

Wanna go see Brokeback with me?
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From: garybartos
2006-02-01 04:48 am (UTC)
There were 2 russian guys wearing only towels hanging out in my aquarium.

If those guys die, will Petco replace them? Or would you have to opt for more expensive Norwegians?
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[User Picture]From: dajanx
2006-02-01 11:33 pm (UTC)
you bought the heater from them and they would not replace it? nope. not ok. talk to a manager.

the heater will break if you remove it from the water while it is on. why would you do this though? you wouldn't...

it is probably their store policy to never say, "i don't know." plus, through all of my years of aquariuming i have found "fish people" in stores to be know-it-alls. like they hold all of the secrets to aquarium fish and we should all bow before them.
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From: (Anonymous)
2006-02-02 02:06 am (UTC)
no, they replaced it. just that the one i originally got (cost $17) was no longer in stock. all similar heaters were $34.
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[User Picture]From: killersquirrelz
2006-02-02 02:06 am (UTC)
goddamn anonymous.
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[User Picture]From: miss_a_achoo
2006-02-02 03:12 am (UTC)
PetCo is notorious for crappyservice, products, and yes, they have been known as a company to try to sell dead animals and pass them off as sleeping.

My suggestion is that if you need a pet superstore, go to PetSmart. I''ve at least always found decent help there...
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[User Picture]From: dajanx
2006-02-05 06:39 am (UTC)
i always trumpet the praises of local mom and pop fish stores, but you know this already. this is for everyone who i hadnae told that to.
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[User Picture]From: dutchmouse
2006-03-16 12:00 am (UTC)
Added you to my pal's list. Add me back, foo'!

By the way, nice fish. I used to have a tank myself.

-Dutch
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[User Picture]From: killersquirrelz
2006-03-16 01:00 am (UTC)
Sweet! Glad to see you, man. Consider yourself added!
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