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Old 03-11-2013, 01:33 PM   #3901 
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Oh no! You are selling Chuck Norris! I really wish you could ship outside of Canada.
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Old 03-11-2013, 01:43 PM   #3902 
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Yeah I wish I could ship to the US but it is so expensive for the buyer and a pain for the seller. Too bad because it really shouldn't be this difficult. This is something I am going to be working on.
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Old 03-11-2013, 02:05 PM   #3903 
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Well, he's a beautiful fish. I am sure someone there in Canada will snatch him up.
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Old 03-11-2013, 02:14 PM   #3904 
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Ug, I should be working, but now I can't stop looking at Aquabid. Look at this crowntail:

http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...sct&1363190011

He's gorgeous!
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Old 03-11-2013, 02:31 PM   #3905 
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Ohhhh I love those amazing EEs chard!!!
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Old 03-11-2013, 03:26 PM   #3906 
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I decided to give aquabid a try for selling a few of my fish. Ive purchased but never sold there. Any advise as a seller is appreciated. Maybe you Chard? This is my ad here, unfortunately I can only ship in Canada without a major hassle.

http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...shm&1363593452
Since I've bought so many Aquabid fish....and I live in Canada....lol.....I feel qualified to offer my not-so-expert advice! Buying a fish on Aquabid, for me, comes down to the quality of the pictures (I need to see a beautiful, well-lit picture that really shows off the fish....several "poses" are even better....) AND a DOA policy (need to know I will get my money back if the fish is DOA).
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Old 03-11-2013, 03:55 PM   #3907 
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I decided to give aquabid a try for selling a few of my fish. Ive purchased but never sold there. Any advise as a seller is appreciated. Maybe you Chard? This is my ad here, unfortunately I can only ship in Canada without a major hassle.

http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...shm&1363593452
Your ad looks good. Unless priority is a standard price you may want to post whatever that costs and whether you have a live arrival guarantee. $30 Canadian would be like $50 US currency I think or somewhere around that. I don't even get that for my Purple Bettas. If you are trying to sell them anytime soon you may want to lower your price. That seems a little high to me. Posting your shipping prices and DOA policy in the desciption will help eliminate getting too many questions from potential buyers.
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Old 03-11-2013, 04:01 PM   #3908 
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Your ad looks good. Unless priority is a standard price you may want to post whatever that costs and whether you have a live arrival guarantee. $30 Canadian would be like $50 US currency I think or somewhere around that. I don't even get that for my Purple Bettas. If you are trying to sell them anytime soon you may want to lower your price. That seems a little high to me. Posting your shipping prices and DOA policy in the desciption will help eliminate getting too many questions from potential buyers.
The Canadian to U.S. exchange rate is actually fairly close right now and has been for some time.....so $30 Canadian would be less in U.S. currency....like $27 or so U.S. (we could look it up on an online currency converter to be sure).

Oh, and sorry if my previous post sounded like I was in any way criticizing your ad....I hadn't even looked at it at that point. I was just generalizing what I'm looking for as a buyer.
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Old 03-11-2013, 07:10 PM   #3909 
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Your ad looks good. Unless priority is a standard price you may want to post whatever that costs and whether you have a live arrival guarantee. $30 Canadian would be like $50 US currency I think or somewhere around that. I don't even get that for my Purple Bettas. If you are trying to sell them anytime soon you may want to lower your price. That seems a little high to me. Posting your shipping prices and DOA policy in the desciption will help eliminate getting too many questions from potential buyers.
Thanks Chard56 for some great advise. I will make those changes. The US and Can Dollar are close but the cost of everything in Canada is much higher. For instance a fast food lunch in US that costs 5.00 would be 7.50 here. A 18k car in US would be 25k in Canada, taxes are way higher.The LFS store by by house charges 44.00 for a very average at best half moon if they even have any... This is why I had to import my breeding stock. If you consider the transhipper and extra fees on top of the cost of a thai import for a canadian buyer, my fish will actually be much cheaper in the end even at 30.00 compared to a thai at 20.00. For instance, My original 8 thai hm cost 20 each so 160 plus 180 extra by the time they arrived. It is not an even playing field so my fish will look expensive to most people. Thanks again for the help I owe you one sir.

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Ok, $27 then. I start mine at $14 and maybe have a dollar higher reserve at $15 and a buy-it-now at $16 unless it's something really exceptional and I might go $18 for a bin price. Starting out at $27 I just don't think they'll go that fast.
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