Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Victoria, Australia
I have purchased fish from Aquabid in the past and never had any issues.
However, before you even bid, you have to contact Jodi-Lea (Fishchick Aquatics). It is around $22-27 (per fish) on top of the purchase price to get your fish into the country. Any fish arriving has to stay 7 days in quarantine with her and then is sent out to you. So if you aren't able to pick up from her store that's usually an extra $15-20.
All fish must be shipped from Preecha in Bangkok so if you buy a fish from Malaysia or Indonesia, it is generally $5 extra to get it there.
I have purchased from Nice Bettas, Sutee, Interbettas, TMTBettas and Xtrembetta and never had any issues. Two of my fish were DOA when they arrived in Bangkok from Xtrembetta (he is in Indonesia) and he replaced them free of charge.
Jodi-Lea is great to work with. If you are nervous about shipping fish in from overseas, but are after a particular colour or type, have you tried emailing her or checking out her Youtube channel? She gets some of the best bettas in Australia in through her store and if you are specific about what you want (not just what HM do you have in stock?) she can usually hook you up.
Otherwise, as soon as I get the funds together again, I am definitely going to be ordering from Aquabid as the quality and selection of fish usually trumps anything we have here.