Originally posted by Bartman
I still dont understand though how people can sell a 10 gallon tank for 25 bucks with a lid...it would cost more to go and buy the glass?! Can someone explain that to me..is it just as simple as buying in extreme quantity?
Economies of scale my friend... they buy their glass far higher in the supply chain, in much larger quantities paying only a fraction of what you probably do.
Also, I'm not sure if that's the case with tanks or not, but places like Big Al's may be able to sell certain items near cost and make their profit elsewhere.
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