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Are you kidding me?!

Discussion in 'Store's Exposed.' started by Mallie, Aug 21, 2007.

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  1. Mallie

    Mallie "Preparing For First Molt"

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  2. Mallie

    Mallie "Preparing For First Molt"

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    "They stack for storage" . . .


    ::Sarcasm begins::

    Well THANK GOD, I was SO worried I wouldnt be able to stack my crabs on top of one another!
     
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    alli'smommy "Preparing For Third Molt"

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    WHAT THE HECK!!! Are they actually serious about keeping crabs like this???? Totally inhumane.
     
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    msdiamonddawg "Third Molt In Progress"

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    OMG!!!!!! I wrote to them. That's totally disgusting and disturbing. Let you know if I receive a response!
     
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    msdiamonddawg "Third Molt In Progress"

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    Fast response. Unfortunately not a good one though:

    thank you for your response. no where does it say "temporary transportation". as a matter of fact, the front page reads:

    Hermit Crab Cage New!
    Provides a secure and stylish home for your pet...

    "HOME...."

    SAD that a company is only out to make money and not care for the lives of an animal.

    Customer Service <customerservice@beachstuf.com> wrote:
    Thanks for your inquiry.

    Our crab cages are specifically geared toward the point of sale, where a
    consumer purchases a hermit crab and is provided some means for
    transporting it home. When arriving home they are presumed to have an
    environment suitable for the long term care of the hermit crab they
    purchased. This is much like the practice of purchasing a fish from a
    pet store and being provided a temporary container to transport them
    home in until they can be placed in their permanent home, presumably an
    aquarium.

    We disagree... we think our cages are a far more humane environment for
    transport of hermit crabs than any cup provided by retailers.

    Once again, thanks for your inquiry and concern. We will keep your
    supply list on file should we decide to pursue the hermit crab habitat
    market.

    Sincerely,

    Dave Bloom
    Customer Service Manager
    JB Barcam/Beachstuf.com Division
     
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    alli'smommy "Preparing For Third Molt"

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    That is false advertisement. If in fact they are meant soley for transportation home, why would you care about "stylish colors and stacking for storage and decoration"? So sad that they can get away with this treatment.
     
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    msdiamonddawg "Third Molt In Progress"

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    Although I agree it is false advertisement and believe that they are selling them as a crab "home", I think by stacking they mean that they want retailers to buy them to sell and they stack easily on store shelves ...
     
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    Mallie "Preparing For First Molt"

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    And who the heck pays $23 to get their crab home? Or $6 for that matter!
     
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    alli'smommy "Preparing For Third Molt"

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    I see your point, diamonddawg. I understand now. However, I still strongly disagree with them!! As I am sure the rest of you do, too!!
     
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    msdiamonddawg "Third Molt In Progress"

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    HEHEHE ... This one's for you Mallie! Start from my email at the bottom ....

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Pet shops have various needs for transporting hermit crabs within their
    respective organizations and from their retail sites home with the
    customer. Hence we make them in different sizes and allow the customer
    to choose the range of sizes they require. I have had our Web administrator change the wording of the products page
    to remove the "home" reference, which was not our intention. Please
    see for yourself, though you may have to hit the reload button on your
    browser to see the changes.

    Regards,

    Dave Bloom
    Customer Service Manager
    JB Barcam/Beachstuf.com Division


    CHRISTINE wrote:
    > One more thing before I try and let this go ~ who would pay $23.95 USD to carry a crab home?
    >
    > Maybe you can pull the wool over the eyes of the excited children you

    > sell to, but we aren't all that stupid.
     
  11. crabbiegal

    crabbiegal Hi, I'm New Here!

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    Oh, I just sent a hot email off to them. Grrr, I have to admit I was not very nice either... must be that Irish blood in me or the taurian in me that took over *looking down* It is so sad people are so ignorant and greedy that they have to make a buck this way.
     
  12. Mallie

    Mallie "Preparing For First Molt"

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    WOW LOL!

    I want updates! What did they have to say about the spending $25 bucks to "transport a crab home" (lol)

    I can't believe these idiots.
     
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    msdiamonddawg "Third Molt In Progress"

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    This is what they said about the $23. What a crock of .... !:D


     
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    crabbiegal Hi, I'm New Here!

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    here is the response it got from them

    "Ms Shoemaker,

    Your message was received. Thank you for your concern and advice.

    Sincerely,

    Dave Bloom
    Customer Service Manager
    JB Barcam/Beachstuf.com Division"
     
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    Mallie "Preparing For First Molt"

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    Ugh. . . What kind of response is that?!
     
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    alli'smommy "Preparing For Third Molt"

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    Kinda sounds like a nice way of saying "thanks for your letter, but if we want your opinion, we'll give it to ya". Jerks!! At least we've all said our piece to 'em!!
     
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    crabbiegal Hi, I'm New Here!

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    Hey, I was looking at the hermie stuff on ebay, and look what I found there- item # 280146929464 and oh boy "It comes with food, a couple of shells and a spray bottle." Looks like someone on ebay is up to the same thing, and the person's name is perfect for such a thing-shark225[​IMG]
     
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    Thats awful! I hope nobody purchased these not knowing any better. (as in new crab owners).
     
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