I'm looking into buying my first overseas Aquabid fish this week...I have a couple of questions I couldn't find clear answers to. Sorry if the info is already out there and I just missed it!
First, do I need to inform my transhipper of my intent to purchase before bidding, or do I contact them after I've won?
Also, do people normally need to use whatever transhipper is nearest to them, or can I safely use any transhipper in my country? I have asked for quotes from three of them in the US. One was kind of short with me and didn't even give me a price quote despite that being half of my question. One was really nice but a little more expensive. One was super nice and helpful with lower prices, but is across the country. Is that going to be an issue?
If someone's next shipment date is a little ways off, is that normal for the seller to have to deal with? I'm assuming they'll just keep taking care of the fish and then ship it out once the transhipper's ship date is closer...right?
Finally, has anybody dealt with Jesse from Aquatic Life Support in Florida? His website is very informative and he was extremely quick to answer my email, which made me feel much better about the prospect of dealing with him for my new baby...but it's hard to find information. When I look up information about US transhippers I mostly only find info about Linda Olson and Julie Tran.
Thanks so much for any help you guys can offer!