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Saw in the local paper, Register Guard, that Liquid Sunshine was having a 4th of July (clap) sale and decided to go down there in the hopes of picking up a powerhead or two. Went to the store at 2:30pm and they were closed(sad). The paper said nothing about closing early or limited hours, and I figured they would be open all day, or at least till 2:30. I am frustrated that they would advertise a sale like that and then close their doors to me, and countess other people that drove all the way down there just for the sale.

 

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this seems to be a problem i have with liquid sunshine as well. one time i went there and there was a sign that said be back in 10 mins on the door.i went to the bank real fast and when i returned there was a sign that said be back in 1 hour. so i left came back an hour and 30 mins later and no one. then some guy came to deliver package waited with me for about 5 mins and told me they do this all the time they go down to the bar for little then ended not coming back or closing early.

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to the bar, huh? i guess that will determine whether a business stays open for the day or not. it just really gets to me when that is the only reason i go into town. i called today and asked if they would honor the sale, since i showed up yesterday at 2:30 and they said no. i just dont think it is right to advertise a sale and then have the doors closed.

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I have seen them closed in the past also when the sign said they were supposed to be open.

I have talked to the owner and he says times are tough because winter is really the only good selling time for fish stores. I talked to him about ways to improve business and sales but he didn't seem to receptive.

Ah, well, hopefully he reads this and decides to make a change, I really do like his store.

Its hard when you have a passion for something, but you just don't know business well enough.

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I've talked to Eric ( the owner ) recently, and he's cut prices and had sales recently. About a month or a month and a half ago he had a sale on corals ( 25% off IIRC ) and he only sold 1 piece the entire weekend.

 

I can understand being upset about the hours though.

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i also understand his point. only selling 1 piece during what was a big sale. that can be suspect to a few causes. bad advertising, sub prime corals, high pricing, or closing the doors during the sale. i wanted some of the super green star polyps from hm, and he said they were $300. even at 25% off that is about $220 more than it should've been. the ad i saw in the paper was very small and had to be pointed out by a fellow coworker.

 

i just wish he would've honored the sale price the next day, since it wasn't my fault the sale was ended early.

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Maybe we could get him more involved in the clubs local activities, better communication would help.

 

I know salt water is relatively new for him, compared to plants, the store is as far as I know his first dealings with marine organisms. ( but I could be wrong ).

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  • 2 weeks later...

Unfortunately, I'm gonna have to second the thumbs down on Liquid Sunshine. I was thinking about heading down to Eugene for a while last weekend, and wanted to stop in. I've heard that LS's hours can be a little sketchy, so I wanted to call first before wasting gas to find the place. I left 2 messages and no one ever called me back. Sad. I like to support the local stores, but customer service is usually why I make that choice. LS has fallen short of that.

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  • 3 months later...
yeah. it is a fine line between high prices and stuff not moving' date=' and too low, saturating everyone's tanks for no profit, then going out of business. he isn't going to re-up the lease, so that place is on its way out. sad to see, but it is only due to personal decisions by the store owner.[/quote']

 

I have been in there a few times lately and nobody has hinted at closing. How do you know it is?

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this was strait from the horse's mouth. he has mentioned it to me several times. havent been in there for a month' date=' but that is what he was telling me for quite some time, along with some others i have talked to.[/quote']

 

hmmm, well good to know, hopefully there will be a blow out sale to say goodbye

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