Originally Posted by CodeRed
Do you know how much I paid for her? 1.99. 2 dollars for the life of an animal. You can find that much money on the street. They don't care. When she died, they'd just replace her. If I didn't buy her someone else would have, or she would have died. "Excuses," people say, but it's the honest truth. At least I will send in a letter of complaint, which is more than 99% of the world's population would do. That one letter will do more than simply walking away. But I don't regret my decision. Sitting here, watching her play in her new tank... I know I did the right thing. Like the starfish story... I saved this one.
I agree. The store doesn't really make its profit on fish/live animal sales. Pet stores make their money on purchases such as food, medication, equipment, toys, and other stuff animals need. In your letter of complaint, I would put that you will no longer shop there for your animals' needs. Buying filters, lights, and other fish equipment online hurts a store that has to pay rent and can't compete with competitive prices.
...Just my 2 cents
BTW I love the Labyrinth too! David Bowie is awesome!