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Totally bogus experience at Fresh Pond Seafood

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Totally bogus experience at Fresh Pond Seafood

Swankalicious | May 7, 2013 03:08 PM

Call me crazy, but if you're charging $15/lb for shrimp, you should also offer to peel and devein it for your customers. Went in today during a slow time (I was the only person in the shop), asked for my shrimp to be peeled and deveined, and the teenager at the counter looked at me like I had four heads and basically said he'd never done that before. Hoo-kay. Then he tried to up-sell me frozen shrimp for twice the price.
I've never been to a fishmonger that DOESN'T offer this courtesy to customers (even if they might charge a buck or two extra for the service).
Beyond this, recently when I've visited the shop, the service hasn't been friendly. And, I have come home with slightly off-smelling fish on a couple of occasions.
I want to support a small business and am loath to buy from a supermarket, but...this might be the last straw.

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