I still haven't purchased from AB, but I have purchased from one of the sellers (and forum member), titolatino1970. He's great, really works with you and has some lovely bettas. My Hades is one of my absolute favorite boys and still a young one (less than 6 months old). Tito spawns half giants & sells them at a decent price. I know he's getting ready to put some more up for bidding soon, so if you've ever wanted to look at getting some half giants check his sales out.
The pictures really don't do my Hades justice, but here's some idea. I adopted Hades from the classified thread on here.