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Old 07-31-2012, 09:30 PM   #1 
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Aquabid question?

I've only gotten fish from US sellers on Aquabid, and I'm looking at the ones from international sellers, I'm just confused on how shipping works. Can someone explain how the shipping process works and how much a fish thats maybe $15-$20 dollars on Aquabid would cost all together with shipping and everything?
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Old 07-31-2012, 09:40 PM   #2 
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I've only gotten fish from US sellers on Aquabid, and I'm looking at the ones from international sellers, I'm just confused on how shipping works. Can someone explain how the shipping process works and how much a fish thats maybe $15-$20 dollars on Aquabid would cost all together with shipping and everything?
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Shipping can be $17+ on most international orders.

It is usually shown at the bottom of the description below the picture.
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Old 07-31-2012, 09:44 PM   #3 
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They usually say $5 shipping to transhipper and then shipping payment to the transhipper just wondering how much that all together will be
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Old 08-01-2012, 12:38 AM   #5 
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Oh ok thanks for the clarification, shipping and everything looks expensive I think I'll stick with US sellers
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Perhaps that wasn't as clear as it might have been. The lesson I took from it was that it's about the same.

Five additional dollars to the breeder to send the fish to the transshipper should not be a dealbreaker. Neither should be the few dollars to the transshipper for handling. The big expense is the priority or express postal rate from the transshipper to you.

At that, fish are still cheap compared to the expense of a quality setup.
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Oh yeah that's true too, and one more question if you get multiple fish from the same or different sellers will the transhippers combine shipping
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Yes, as much as is possible.
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Old 08-01-2012, 11:18 PM   #9 
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Priority shipping is usually anywhere between 21-25 anywhere in the USA + 15-20 for the fish and + 5 for the fish shipping to the US from Thailand so for one 20.00 average fish you would be spending a total of 45.00-50.00
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Old 08-02-2012, 02:28 AM   #10 
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That ~$35 kind of buys you a pedigree, something you can't get in a petstore Betta.

Yeah, I know that's arguable. But you see my point.
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