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Old 12-18-2005, 02:52 PM   #1
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Aquarium 3-in-1

Is anyone else alarmed that Marine Aquarium 2.5, Goldfish, and Sharks are available in one box at major retailers for $19.99 - $10 rebate?

Isn't this usually done as a sign of desparation?
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Old 12-18-2005, 06:31 PM   #2
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WOW.
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Old 12-18-2005, 06:35 PM   #3
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I saw this at a local Sam's Club, my first thought was are they doing this for free or is it really like this.
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Old 12-18-2005, 06:52 PM   #4
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It's a marketing strategy by Encore to squeeze a little more life out of a 6-year-old product. I was talking to an Encore VP at Reichart's party last week, and he said that MA's life has not just been long, but unprecedented.

Regarding the rebate, few people ever send it in. For a while, we had a rebate program going where the product would have actually been free, but still made a good profit on it because of this phenomenon.
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Old 12-19-2005, 06:07 AM   #5
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Which is why everyone on the planet hates MIRs, they just work so darn well...
I don't watch commercials.
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Old 12-19-2005, 09:16 AM   #6
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eh- I always mail them in.. I have actually gotten most of them but there have been a few I did not ever recieve.... hahahaha... I must be in the minority
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Old 12-19-2005, 09:29 AM   #7
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I'm with you. My wife sends them in when ever we get one.
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Old 12-21-2005, 02:02 PM   #8
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I always send mine in and raise hell if not getting the rebates as promised. So, where is MA 2.5? Does it have the 2 new fish? I am still on 2.01???
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Old 12-21-2005, 05:48 PM   #9
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MA 2.5 is a misnomer. It's Marine Aquarium 2 + Marine Aquarium Time 2, both of which can be read about on serenescreen.com.
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