Betta Fish Care  
Go Back   Betta Fish and Betta Fish Care > Betta Chat
Check out the eBook Betta Fish Care Made Easy
betta fish
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-15-2012, 03:16 PM   #11 
MaisyDawgThirteen
Member
 
MaisyDawgThirteen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Canada
Could someone explain to me what a trans shipper is? Stupid question, I know . . . :P
MaisyDawgThirteen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2012, 04:49 PM   #12 
Yaoilover12397
Member
 
Yaoilover12397's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Long Island, New York
@Tiki: You don't have to, yes its cheaper but sometimes its worth the payment for less hassle and imho I'd prefer that then risk betta death. I used Kevin once and we had such an issue I ended up having my dad drive me to Kevin's shop to pick up my girl. I don't plan on ever using him again.

@MaisyDawgThirteen: Transhipers are for when you buy bettas from overseas. IE: Thailand. You need to ship to a third pary who has permits and such to do international shipping.
Yaoilover12397 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2012, 05:30 PM   #13 
MrVampire181
Member
 
MrVampire181's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Colorado
Thai sellers ship to the transhipper, transhipper ships to you.

I recommend Linda. She has more experience than the others and packing method is perfect.
MrVampire181 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2012, 05:37 PM   #14 
MaisyDawgThirteen
Member
 
MaisyDawgThirteen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Canada
Thanks! :) Why don't they ship it straight to the buyer??
MaisyDawgThirteen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2012, 05:45 PM   #15 
MrVampire181
Member
 
MrVampire181's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Colorado
Because it costs around $150 per box into the US (they charge $5 per betta and pack them in huge boxes). Also you need an import license which is expensive and you must live near an international airport.
MrVampire181 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2012, 05:47 PM   #16 
MaisyDawgThirteen
Member
 
MaisyDawgThirteen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Canada
Oh. That makes sense. Thanks!
MaisyDawgThirteen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-15-2012, 05:47 PM   #17 
MrVampire181
Member
 
MrVampire181's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Colorado
No problem :)
MrVampire181 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2012, 02:54 AM   #18 
Tikibirds
Member
 
Tikibirds's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Warrensburg, NY
Quote:
Tiki: You don't have to, yes its cheaper but sometimes its worth the payment for less hassle and imho I'd prefer that then risk betta death. I used Kevin once and we had such an issue I ended up having my dad drive me to Kevin's shop to pick up my girl. I don't plan on ever using him again.
OK, that's good to know. I see a lot of people use either Linda or Jennifer. I wonder how ones get the lisence to be a trans shipper. It would be cool if someone on here could do it.
Tikibirds is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2013, 10:32 AM   #19 
stacysfish
New Member
 
Join Date: May 2013
Linda Olson

I very VERY much do not recommend Linda Olson. She is unprofessional, doesn't reply to emails, asks for varying degrees of shipping for the same order, loses fish, gets snarky about it, and then admits the fish are tanked in her home eating and "fine".

DO NOT USE LINDA. I am going to start using Jennifer in GA. I have never read one complaint on her... if you google, Linda has the most complaints. Wish I knew that before I bought these fish I still don't have... OVER a month ago.
stacysfish is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-2013, 11:05 AM   #20 
percyfyshshelley
Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Alberta, Canada
Oh you people in the US, with your choices and options...here in Canada we only have one transhipper, Hung Pham. Thankfully he seems pretty good. I've used him once so far and he responded to all my emails immediately, fish were packaged perfectly, and Thank God he sent them fed ex, cuz ive heard so many horror stories about Canada post and fish.
Sellers I've received fish from are Psuit, taebetta, sirinutfarm, patsayawan, 3Dbetta, ttbetta, majcha, and Bettaakapes. All were easy to deal with and very polite, and all my fish arrived healthy and looked just like their picture. Really gorgeous fish. I have another batch coming soon, hopefully that goes just as well *fingers crossed*
percyfyshshelley is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Favorite sellers on AquaBid? CoverMeInClay Betta Chat 0 07-25-2011 05:38 PM
New Betta from favorite sellers! hmboyz Betta Pictures 4 07-05-2011 11:11 AM
Reliable Aquabid Sellers? puppyrjjkm Betta Chat 13 06-27-2011 01:49 AM
Question about Transhippers denaliwind Betta Chat 2 03-23-2011 05:59 PM
Betta Sellers? CjRager89 Betta Chat 4 09-02-2010 05:12 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:04 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.