View Full Version : Big Al's done?!?

10-04-2016, 04:06 AM
So rumour is that Big Al's has gone under. Their "renovation" sale was just a front? Anyone else hear about this?

10-04-2016, 05:26 AM
Haven't heard anything. Didn't know they had a sale on either. Keep us posted.

10-04-2016, 04:10 PM
Wouldnt doubt it. Is the store still open right now?

10-04-2016, 05:28 PM
I have noticed that everytime I go to Big Al's, their SW section is slim to none.

i have crabs
10-04-2016, 05:38 PM
The wife was there a couple days ago and it was closed for renovations she said

10-04-2016, 06:58 PM
soon it will become island pets.

then you will watch as the quality of their care and livestock gradually diminishes until you can barely stand to be in there.

Then, it will close.

same thing happened to their locations out here.

10-05-2016, 09:47 PM
I pretty sure they are closed down, because they aren't even listed in the Big Al's sales website.

10-06-2016, 05:56 PM
Three weeks ago they advertised Algaefix Marine on EBay.ca and couldn't get any locally in BC all out of stock, so I ordered from them , received a refund saying also out of stock. They had it again last week on ebay and again refunded me out of stock LOL.

10-08-2016, 02:37 PM
Im wondering what they will do with all the stuff that didnt sell during the "renovation sale" lol.

10-09-2016, 03:14 PM
Haven't heard anything. Didn't know they had a sale on either. Keep us posted.

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10-14-2016, 06:22 PM
Yup, they are history. Just got this email:
"Dear Big Al's Calgary customers,

We are writing to inform you that our Calgary Supercentre location has officially closed its doors. It has been an absolute privilege supporting the aquarium, pond, reptile, and pet hobby needs of this beautiful community, and we thank you for your loyal patronage over the years.".....yada, yada etc.

10-14-2016, 10:19 PM
They gave up 2 years ago. The one in Edmonton actually tries

10-14-2016, 10:25 PM
more like 5-6 years ago they stopped trying, that place has been bleeding money after the first couple of years. It's sad, I'll miss them.

10-15-2016, 06:33 AM
Bummer! One less LFS to go to.....

Wish they had a fire sale before they closed shop!