Could Our Pet Stores Be Tricking Us? - Page 2 - Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-04-2011, 04:07 PM
Member
 
PitGurl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Posts: 1,164
I know at Petco they come pre-labled. Sometimes I think the wholesales don't know what they have. I was there they other day and they had a DT female labled as a VT.

I expect to pass through this world but once; any good thing therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now; let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.
~Ettiene De Grellet ~




IBC member
PitGurl is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-04-2011, 04:58 PM
Member
 
elijahfeathers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 505
With petco they come pre-labled. I don't think I'd do any lid-switching to get a reduced price fish myself. It feels a lot like stealing to me, and I don't think it's okay just because the people aren't educated enough to notice, or that the animals aren't in the best shape. It just goes againt my morals, I guess. Since they come pre-labled I don't have a problem grabbing anyone who's underpriced... but meh. Depending on the lable, they pay so much to GET that fish. You can say it doesn't bother petco or a big chain, and one or two people doing it doesn't really. But they'll notice eventually. Prices climb even higher, and you DO hurt that one store some.
elijahfeathers is offline  
post #13 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-04-2011, 05:40 PM
Member
 
kathstew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Canada
Posts: 783
I've never switched a lid. The only time I WOULD do it, was if the fish I was buying was labeled wrong and the fish shouldn't cost that much. Like I would switch the lid of a veiltail if it said it was a halfmoon. I wouldn't want to pay the extra money. That being said, I had never thought of switching lids until recently, because of you guys! LOL. I bought a fish that was mislabelled once. A male plakat labelled as a girl; I didn't realize until like two weeks later though, so it was kinda too late. xD

Life with Lupus is still a life worth living.
Dishing out the truth one post at a time

kathstew is offline  
post #14 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-04-2011, 10:33 PM
Member
 
Arashi Takamine's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Cerulean City.
Posts: 1,284
Honestly? If it was between letting it die at the hands of the weekend idiot care-taker instead of the usual woman I'd do lid switching and make up for it by buying a heater which would make up for the cost. So I wouldn't have qualms about it.

I think it's also because they are alive that people do lid switching. It's not like changing the price on a Barbie doll. Lid switching isn't good if your just doing it to get it cheap. If it's going to save it's life so you can buy the medicine or tank it's a different story.

Lelouch of the Petsmart Rebellion - Orchid VT

Yugi - German Sheperd/Pitbull mix. The real King of the house.

There are no coincidences in this world...Only the inevitable.....
http://i778.photobucket.com/albums/y...f/vocaloid.gif


To the Betta's whom passed on: I'll never stop loving you...Take care of each other under the rainbow bridge....
Arashi Takamine is offline  
post #15 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-04-2011, 10:55 PM
Member
 
Silverfang's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Newfoundland
Posts: 2,692
That's not an option back home, we have veil tails, and more veil tails. One store has crown tails, and they're kinda obvious so wouldn't work.
Not that I would do that, I'm too **** honest.
Silverfang is offline  
post #16 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-05-2011, 12:04 PM
Member
 
Creat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Idaho
Posts: 2,157
I have never bothered to switch lids I just go and bargain the price down and I can usually get half off when the fish are in such rough shape. and petco just changed their sign on me and i ended up getting a hm for 15$ agh. but I remeber a time when they didnt even include deltas and any fish with fins like a hm was a hm


Blog of my Betta endeavors: http://moonshinesbubblenest.blogspot.com/

Take care of the water,
the fish will follow

Creat is offline  
post #17 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-05-2011, 08:17 PM
Member
 
caitic10's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Canada
Posts: 346
Ive never switched lids before...and probably wont. My local pet store only carries VTs so lid switching would be pointless and the closest Petsmart has their bettas right next to the cash registers thus making lid switching impossible.

~Please Call Me Caiti!~
caitic10 is offline  
post #18 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-09-2011, 09:47 PM
Member
 
puppyrjjkm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 1,083
Petsmart comes pre-labeled as well. Since I work there I always take a look at the new shipments and switch around some if mixed up. But sometimes we don't have extra lids so they have to stay incorrectly labeled.

~3 betta boys~
~Goober~Snow~
~Bo~
puppyrjjkm is offline  
post #19 of 19 (permalink) Old 06-10-2011, 02:03 AM
Member
 
FuulieQ's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 1,443
I don't think I'd switch a lid unless a less expensive fish was marked as a more expensive one, and even then I'd tell the employees about it to make sure it was okay that I did it. However, if you're gonna label an HMPK as a VT female, then the blame's on you and I won't say a peep about it. xD

.... Or maybe I would after they'd already rung it up.

BETTAS:
Robert Falcon Scott - Red salamander HM plakat
Passed on- Friedrich "Freedy"

OTHER CRITTERS:
Four African Dwarf Frogs - Dorkus, Sporkus, Baron(ess), and Bubbles!
FuulieQ is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome