WTF? Amazon beats the hell out of everyone in the Pet Medicine business online!

image Y’know, I know they’re the big bad ass of eCommerce sales online to consumers, but I never expected Amazon to beat the crap out of every other Pet Medicine e-Store online.

Check this out:  I needed to buy a bottle of 120 count SynoviCre 500mg tablets for my dogs joints and arthritis.  Easy enough.  I typed “synovicre dog” into our beloved new “BING” search engine and this is what turned up:

STORE

COST

SHIPPING

TOTAL

Amazon

48.67

0

48.67

MyPetDrugStore

45.85

6.75

52.60

BullwrinkleRX

53.98

6.65

60.63

PetCo

56.69

6.99

63.68

1800PetMeds*

59.99*

0*

79.93*

* 1800PetMeds doesn’t sell 120 count bottles of Synovicre for some reason and only sells 90 count.  Hypothetically, the 120 count bottle would sell for around 79.93 based on ratio.

What’s even better is I have Amazon Prime so not only would the shipping have been free even if I didn’t have Prime, but since I do, it arrives in 2 days at no extra charge. 

Yes, I’ll be buying from Amazon.com for my dog’s meds from now on, but additionally…

  • CHEERS for MyPetDrugStore.com.  Not the best price because of the shipping but at least they’re reasonable relative to everyone else.  I’ll definitely check them out first from now on for things I can’t get on Amazon being that they seem to at LEAST be in the ballpark with prices and they focus on pet medication.
  • JEERS to 1800PetMeds.  What a ripoff!  Even comparing apples to apples, Amazon lists the 90 count bottle at $31.99, again leaving 1800PetMed’s price of $59.99 in the dust by $28!  No wonder those guys can afford those national TV commercials – their additional margin is a ludicrous ~60%-90% over Amazon.com!  People buying from 1800PetMeds are conceivably paying close to TWICE than what they would pay at Amazon or MyPetDrugStore.com!
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