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Bblinks
02-19-2015, 05:39 AM
Lately my lfs are pricing corals way out of whack, or maybe it's me. Can you one please tell me ehat you would pay for this plate coral. http://i1088.photobucket.com/albums/i331/bblinks/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-02/772338B3-B66D-4038-ABA3-E6E6A6B7D724_zpsy7ompwgg.png

Madreefer
02-19-2015, 05:44 AM
In my town they'd try selling for $200
I'd say $30 is fair

Bblinks
02-19-2015, 05:46 AM
30 is what I would pay but it's a lot more than that. Pricing is so messed up. I just don't get it.

Coral Hoarder
02-19-2015, 05:51 AM
40 mabie how much is it

Bblinks
02-19-2015, 05:54 AM
200 for a green plated coral. What is going on. Is it me or is that just ridiculous. I love to shop local and I love to give my hard earned money to support local business but when it's so out of whack one has to take a step back and think why?! I guess someone will pay for it but not me.

Aquattro
02-19-2015, 06:00 AM
200 for a green plated coral.

It's not 200, only 120. :)

Ryanerickson
02-19-2015, 06:00 AM
Wow I was thinking 60 with today's prices but 200 is crazy it's not tha special

Madreefer
02-19-2015, 06:00 AM
Geesus that's a beginner coral too.

WarDog
02-19-2015, 06:01 AM
2 and a half inches across? I'd pay $50 for that.... but I couldn't agree with you more Rich!

Bblinks
02-19-2015, 06:05 AM
Sorry my bad, 120

Aquattro
02-19-2015, 06:06 AM
Sorry my bad, 120

You just saved 80 bucks!! woohoo :)

Bblinks
02-19-2015, 06:07 AM
You just saved 80 bucks!! woohoo :)

Sold! Lol

Wheelman76
02-19-2015, 06:11 AM
I wouldnt pay more than $30 or $40

Bblinks
02-19-2015, 06:27 AM
This post isn't out to crucify anyone or any place. I understand business needs to make money. I don't mind paying premium for ultra grade corals but knowing how much it should cost in my opinion $30 and with the Canadian dollar dropping possible $50 is perfectly fine, but when the price is excessively high I really wonder why and who is putting the number behind the price? Maybe I am being unreasonable and if I am please some one let me know.
I hang out at the fish store as much as the next reef junkie. I don't get why they will price them so high and watch the coral deteriorate until it's bleached and not worth anything than having an employee try to sell it to you at the price which they should've put it the first place. This happens countless times. It's really a shame.

Coral Hoarder
02-19-2015, 06:38 AM
It came in as red when it was purple now it's brown might be time to invest in some new lighting over the most important tanks or change halides

Myka
02-19-2015, 02:14 PM
J&L Aquatics does not specialize in corals though - their corals are mediocre (on the wow factor) at best. To be fair though, red Plates tend to really fade with shipping, and if it IS indeed red it would draw a lot more money than the brownish/purplish color it appears. I'm not sold that it is red though. The photo is terrible. I wouldn't buy it for any price because Plates take up so much sand space I have to really love it to buy it. I think $60-80 is a fair price (I voted $50). I think it's nice, but it's not really nice. If it IS red, $120 is a reasonable price, but for that price it needs a better pic, and some time to color up.

Bblinks
02-19-2015, 04:08 PM
J&L Aquatics does not specialize in corals though - their corals are mediocre (on the wow factor) at best. To be fair though, red Plates tend to really fade with shipping, and if it IS indeed red it would draw a lot more money than the brownish/purplish color it appears. I'm not sold that it is red though. The photo is terrible. I wouldn't buy it for any price because Plates take up so much sand space I have to really love it to buy it. I think $60-80 is a fair price (I voted $50). I think it's nice, but it's not really nice. If it IS red, $120 is a reasonable price, but for that price it needs a better pic, and some time to color up.

That's the whole thing though Myka, they do bring in nice corals and btw I didn't see the water mark on the pic...oops. It is a green plate not red not purple, just a plain green plate, you can't just slap some fancy name on it and expect to fetch top dollars for the piece. And for those who pay that money and expecting something nice and when it arrives at your house it's just a plain green plate I guarantee you won't feel too thrilled. Like I said, if wasn't for all those dead or dying lps that are wasting away in their tanks I wouldn't feel so bad but at that price it just doesn't move. I know even a plain green plate can thrive and be a nice piece for some newbies tank but it need be at a reasonable price.
Don't get me wrong, I love that store and I wouldn't traded for any other. The dry goods pricing is wicked and the service I get from them is second to none. Unfortunately the live stock side has not been very stellar.

Proteus
02-19-2015, 04:48 PM
I sell plates like that around $60 .
If there multi color(3 or more) about $120

Scythanith
02-19-2015, 05:08 PM
$50-75. There is no red, orange, yellow that I can see.

ronau
02-19-2015, 05:09 PM
I sell plates like that around $60 .
If there multi color(3 or more) about $120

Do you have a brick and mortar store?

Proteus
02-19-2015, 06:09 PM
Do you have a brick and mortar store?

No online

DAVE
02-19-2015, 06:15 PM
No online


Are you promoting the sale of corals for an online business without paying the sponsorship fee?

Tisk Tisk. ;)

Proteus
02-19-2015, 06:17 PM
Lol absolutely not.. Just stating what I would sell it for;-)

Craigdillman
02-19-2015, 07:00 PM
yea 30-50 depending how good it looks when I'm there

zoapaly
02-20-2015, 12:08 AM
$20 :)

sphelps
02-20-2015, 12:21 AM
It can also be related to the wholesaler, or how much the retailer paid for it. There are wholesalers out there that spend more type with the camera than actually finding nice coral. I've seen it many times, crazy corals online then when you see them in person it's common stuff renamed and hyped up with a crazy price tag.

It won't last, a few people will get burned but in the end the customer sets the price.

Tn23
02-20-2015, 01:11 AM
I'd pay 50 max for that one. It's a very normal plate I agree.

Not to steal your thread Rich . I paid $129 for this one:
(looks much better in person)

http://i1017.photobucket.com/albums/af299/ngthomas23/Canreef/ba3f25c8-06e5-4bdb-9b5a-7fa1ba49a4aa_zps302529a8.jpg

spit.fire
02-20-2015, 01:36 AM
I'd pay 120 for this

http://tapatalk.imageshack.com/v2/15/02/19/fafb7f8ce741383c02be6114845a29af.jpg

reefwars
02-20-2015, 02:14 AM
Geesh, We sell that exact plate (comes in quite often) for $60 (now marked up to $75:mrgreen:) and multicolor plates for around $95 (now marked up to $120:mrgreen:) lol thanks guys :pppp

gmann
02-20-2015, 07:16 PM
Geesh, We sell that exact plate (comes in quite often) for $60 (now marked up to $75:mrgreen:) and multicolor plates for around $95 (now marked up to $120:mrgreen:) lol thanks guys :pppp

u got a site?

gmann
02-20-2015, 07:18 PM
50 tops for the J&l one imo

gobytron
02-20-2015, 07:32 PM
I stepped out of LFS' for around a year...maybe a little over.

Just got sick of buying and had such a build up of equipment and supplies that I didnt't need to.

I've been going in again as I'm planning a new tank in the next year or so and was completely blown away by how much more corals are selling for (I live in Coquitlam too) at both of the main LFS around here.

It makes sense I guess.

Every year their are fewer and fewer fish and coral...

reefwars
02-20-2015, 08:05 PM
u got a site?

Yes and we sponsor canreef;)

Concept aquariums

:)

FishyFishy!
02-20-2015, 09:19 PM
This is like Pisces Pets here in Calgary trying to sell a plain sailfin tang for $299.99. I was appauled.

Bblinks
02-20-2015, 11:04 PM
This is like Pisces Pets here in Calgary trying to sell a plain sailfin tang for $299.99. I was appauled.

It's stuff like makes me scratch my head and wonder if I have missed the memo...lol

lastlight
02-20-2015, 11:11 PM
This is like Pisces Pets here in Calgary trying to sell a plain sailfin tang for $299.99. I was appauled.

was it at least a red sea variant?

rishu_pepper
02-22-2015, 05:23 AM
This is like Pisces Pets here in Calgary trying to sell a plain sailfin tang for $299.99. I was appauled.

I called someone on the Island last week, he was selling a plain Naso tang 5"-6". He told me it's healthy and big.

$500.

I actually laughed out loud on the phone. :lol::lol:

davej
02-22-2015, 05:46 AM
Hey Rich it looks like the coral in question has sold.Hmmmm

Bblinks
02-22-2015, 10:19 AM
Hey Rich it looks like the coral in question has sold.Hmmmm

Maybe someone bought it to prove me wrong lol I really hope that it turns out to be a nice, for that kind of money I would expect nothing but ultra grade plate coral. Its probably getting shipped out of town I bet. Next green plate is gonne be 240... Lol

Aquattro
02-22-2015, 03:30 PM
Some people just like plates. I told you it would sell quick :) It's all "eye of the beholder" stuff with coral. I see any acan for more than $20, I shake my head -lol

FishyFishy!
02-22-2015, 04:11 PM
was it at least a red sea variant?


Thats the worst part! Not even red sea/desjardins!

FishyFishy!
03-07-2015, 05:08 PM
I was looking through my pictures last night on my phone....when I ran into this! I forgot that I took a picture of the price tag

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/Mobile%20Uploads/20150121_142855_zpszgwpzuso_edit_1425747991879_zps xol1aun5.jpg (http://s24.photobucket.com/user/bilmaga/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150121_142855_zpszgwpzuso_edit_1425747991879_zps xol1aun5.jpg.html)

Bblinks
03-07-2015, 05:26 PM
I was looking through my pictures last night on my phone....when I ran into this! I forgot that I took a picture of the price tag

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c38/bilmaga/Mobile%20Uploads/20150121_142855_zpszgwpzuso_edit_1425747991879_zps xol1aun5.jpg (http://s24.photobucket.com/user/bilmaga/media/Mobile%20Uploads/20150121_142855_zpszgwpzuso_edit_1425747991879_zps xol1aun5.jpg.html)

Wow, business must be tough, gotta make it up somewhere..lol