Originally Posted by Catw0man
Yes, how do you know? Now when I see some sellers on Aquabid selling a group of 6 females for $6 or so I wonder....(and there are a few who routinely do sell bulk groups of females for very low prices....and they always gets lots of bids).
The person I met said he wouldn't pay more than $2 per female....so maybe pricing them high enough would eliminate the possibility of them being used this way (the more people pay, the more value they perceive the item having...).
How do I know what? A lil confused there :)
You can't discount people selling females in bulk either - most females don't meet the proper form a lot of breeders will pay good money for, and you don't tend to sell a lot of females separately in a single sale - I think I only sold 1 female alone and that was because all of my other fish had sold and that was all I had left.. so when breeders who breed multiple spawns they end up with a lot of females and it's much easier to sell them in a group setting for a good deal - either a breeder will buy and pick the best ones of the lot to breed, or someone will buy for a sorority. You get the few who buy for fighting, but you can't discount someone who will also buy them in bulk and turn around and sell them for a bit more money, etc.
I sell my females anywhere from $5 for one and $2 each one after that, or in special cases a lot cheaper or they get some for free.. It's a shame this happens, I really wish it didn't.. why I offer to my friends on FB first, then here and so forth before I sell on AB/Ebay.