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 Post subject: Rip off prices
PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2012 10:14 pm 
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Hi everyone,
Ive been looking around many shops, IE pets at home, and an aquatics shop... I was appalled at what I saw, my boyfriend had to restrain me from shouting at the store manager, who insisted the dragons were "wellkept"

Poor things, were in 1-2 ft vivs and were at least 6 months old, all covered in crickets and lathargic! :cry:

I didn't bother looking at their set up prices.

But, I went to a petshop, a local one, and they were so helpful, the lady who helped me, seemed to really know what she was talking about!
I was looking at set ups, and it was £235 excluding the beardie, is this reasonable?

Libby :)


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 Post subject: Re: Rip off prices
PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:48 am 
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If you can tell us what was in the set up including size of viv. we'll be able to help about price.

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 Post subject: Re: Rip off prices
PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2012 3:09 pm 
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It was all suppliments, substrate, all lighting-with a 5 year guarantee, 4 ft by 2 ft viv!! A heat mat which I said wouldn't use, a poop scoop, all accessories.
I think thats it! But they beardies aren't cheap, they said its to put people off buying them, unless its really what they want :)
Libby


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 Post subject: Re: Rip off prices
PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 1:31 am 
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Its good it comes with the supplements depending what ones ?, aswell as what substrate ? yet i still think you could get it all cheaper.

Danny


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 Post subject: Re: Rip off prices
PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 7:42 pm 
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Thank you!! I have forgot substrate type :roll:

I am still looking around, would it be better buying set-up off the internet??

Libby


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 Post subject: Re: Rip off prices
PostPosted: Sun Jun 03, 2012 11:43 pm 
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Hi for the the heat source just have a trip to bnq for abit of cable,2 screw 60w spotlight bulbs for around 2-3pounds and a screw bulb unit for around 3 pounds again. You can get new 4 foot vivs of ebay for around 100 pounds.The only pricey bit is the uvb bulb/starter unit and stat all this id keep a eye on ebay for.

Really you can be fully setup for around 150-200 max.

I shall have a viv for sale in around a week but its 110 by 50 so shant really be ideal once its fully grown and your a fair distance away.

Either way i hope this helps you abit.
Danny


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 Post subject: Re: Rip off prices
PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2012 1:11 pm 
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Have you looked on Essex Reptile?

We have a 5% discount on all items and they are already the cheapest in the UK.

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 Post subject: Re: Rip off prices
PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:29 am 
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danielharkins wrote:Have you looked on Essex Reptile?

We have a 5% discount on all items and they are already the cheapest in the UK.


Do they deliver around the UK?


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 Post subject: Re: Rip off prices
PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2012 12:54 pm 
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Yeah they do. essexreptile.co.uk.

If you take a look in the members only section on here you will find the discount code

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 Post subject: Re: Rip off prices
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 6:23 am 
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i hav just bought a full set up for £45 4ft long just needed to buy the bedding and another heat light and some plants but almost set up

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 Post subject: Re: Rip off prices
PostPosted: Thu Jun 14, 2012 10:55 pm 
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Good price. Sometimes things come together just niceley 8)

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 Post subject: Re: Rip off prices
PostPosted: Sat Jun 16, 2012 10:45 am 
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so i thought,had to buy extra things as guy had a spotlight heat bulb so i bought some spare ones found out was a pulse thermo so had to change the holder for eddison screw as was a B/cap fittment but then my brain started to work so just bought a B/cap converter to ES and then heat bulb for my pulse thermo,need to buy a new tube as uv one flickers and have no idea how old that one is

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