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Never Say Never... *sheepishly grins*

Discussion in 'Say Cheese' started by starmaiden, Jan 31, 2007.

  1. starmaiden

    starmaiden "Preparing For Fourth Molt"

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    :-[ It's all Kathy's fault! Coral was just so wittle and cute I just couldn't stand it! Soooo.... :shuffle:

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    Two cute little girls! Hehe! I also picked this poor guy up!

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    When I was looking at the crabs, the clerk said "Watch out for that one! He pinches hard! He draws blood!" The clerk said that they don't let customers hold him anymore because he's actually hurt quite a few people! :eek: And for some reason, he's moved into a shell that was too small for him even though there were lots of nice unpainted spare shells more appropriate laying around. Hmmm...he was also the most expensive crab I ever bought. Sixteen dollars! And he's not even an exotic!  :headscratch: Guess I'm just a sucker!  :chuckle:
     
  2. Crabaddict

    Crabaddict Guest

    That was a great way to cheer up after loosing Omega.

    They are BEAUTIFUL! Congrats Star!  :elephant:

    But, $16 bucks is kind of steep for a PP. Was this a private mom an pop store? The most I've paid for a PP was $12, but like you I am a sucker for hermies!
     
  3. starmaiden

    starmaiden "Preparing For Fourth Molt"

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    Yep! Mom n' Pop place. They're way overpriced, but they have very cool stuff! The only reason I go there is to buy crickets because they carry pinheads. I was only interested in the teeny crabs, but i was trying to show the clerk how to tell the boys from the girls and thought a bigger crab would be easier to see the genopores when he warned me about 'Pinchy'.

    They have a cool display w/ anoles, firebelly toads, salamanders, fish, fiddler crabs, ferns, orchids all in a large aquarium/terrerium type tank. They have several huge displays of animals and plants and fish combined together like that. It's a very cool place just to go and look.
     
  4. HERMEZ

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    Such a sap!  :cheesygrin: but they are cute--sorry I would have never paid that for a crab---but he does have beautiful coloring---so did he pinch you or try to? if they arent letting people hold the crabs what are they doing? sometimes you have to hold the crab to get it to come out  :shuffle:
     
  5. Wow!  $16??  I don't know that I would have paid that much for him.  I probably would have dickered with him, arguing that he's NOT an exotic, a jumbo etc.

    I did that once when I bought Lilo & Stitch, the two micros I got.  They wanted the same price as a Medium at Petco but called them "Small".  I said they weren't "small" they were micros and that I wouldn't pay more than $2 for them.  The clerk said..."ok".  I was amazed!  LOL!

    Sometimes if you show them you're not a stupid consumer, they won't play the game with you.
     
  6. starmaiden

    starmaiden "Preparing For Fourth Molt"

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    They're very very good about letting you hold the crabs, they just won't let any kids hold 'Pinchy'. The clerk said even when you hold your hand perfectly flat, he still often manages to pinch. And yes, He tried to pinch me the whole time! But no, he never got me!

    FWIW: The little ones were $7.99, still alot, but the clerk only rung me up for one so I got one for free! Normally, I would have said something, but since I was doing them a favor taking Pinchy off their hands and they were so overpriced anyway... :rubhands:

    And I have a personal belief that if crabs weren't priced so cheap to begin with, then it would help keep them from being viewed as 'disposable pets'. Just my  :penny:
     
  7. *Kathy*

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    WOW!!!  And you said "No more PP's!!!" :chuckle:

    Awwwww heck!  How could you resist those precious darlins'!?!?!?  CONGRATS on your new additions....they are adorable!
     
  8. vckums

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    Wow! $16!! Why was he so much? That's crazy! Straws are $12 out here..
     
  9. Crabaddict

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    Hehe, I get my straws for $5.99! The Petco employees don't know their elbow from their you know what when it comes to hermits! I make out like a bandit!!!  :rubhands:
     
  10. starmaiden

    starmaiden "Preparing For Fourth Molt"

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    Because that pet store is rediculously overpriced! PPs, ruggies and Es are normally between $2.99 and $7.99. Straws are always $11 at Petco.

    BTW: Is there any danger to a crab that insists on living in too small a shell? Pinchy is a funny one. I put plenty of shells his size, but he hasn't even looked at them! ???
     

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