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Old 09-16-2009, 01:24 PM   #11 
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I read somewhere that the transhippers are located in Ontario and it would only be like $10-15 for them to send it to you. Don't know if its priority or not.
here is how i think trans-shipping works. someone correct me if im wrong.

many of the thai breeders on aquabid are friends/acquaintances. one person there gathers all of the fish sold and ships them to the trans-shipper's home in bulk to cut down cost. from there, the trans-shipper bares all of the shipping cost. again, correct me if im wrong.

you now have to obtain the fish from the trans-shipper directly. unfortunately there are only two main trans-shippers in canada and theyre both in ontario. it costs ~$15 to ship up to three fish from the trans-shipper's home to anywhere in ontario. i would imagine it would be about $20 to BC.

but theres a catch! for every fish imported, you have to pay a customs fee + an import fee. the import fee is the shipping cost from thailand to trans-shipper's home. the customs fee isn't a real cost to the trans-shipper. it's the profit they make. the trans-shippers are licenced to import live animals. once the package arrives to canada, they claim the packages from the post office and clear any legal work. in the end, it will cost ~$12 for the (import + customs) per fish. at the end of the day, the trans-shipper profits a few dollar per fish.
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Old 09-16-2009, 10:01 PM   #12 
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here is how i think trans-shipping works. someone correct me if im wrong.

many of the thai breeders on aquabid are friends/acquaintances. one person there gathers all of the fish sold and ships them to the trans-shipper's home in bulk to cut down cost. from there, the trans-shipper bares all of the shipping cost. again, correct me if im wrong.

you now have to obtain the fish from the trans-shipper directly. unfortunately there are only two main trans-shippers in canada and theyre both in ontario. it costs ~$15 to ship up to three fish from the trans-shipper's home to anywhere in ontario. i would imagine it would be about $20 to BC.

but theres a catch! for every fish imported, you have to pay a customs fee + an import fee. the import fee is the shipping cost from thailand to trans-shipper's home. the customs fee isn't a real cost to the trans-shipper. it's the profit they make. the trans-shippers are licenced to import live animals. once the package arrives to canada, they claim the packages from the post office and clear any legal work. in the end, it will cost ~$12 for the (import + customs) per fish. at the end of the day, the trans-shipper profits a few dollar per fish.
Some breeders only charge $5 i believe.. To ship to B.C. is $50..
Talked to a transhipper the other day.
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$50 sounds too much to send a package from ontario to BC. both canadian trans-shippers i've talked to charge the same amount. $12 per fish for customs/import. on top of that, they charge you for shipping from their home to yours.
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Old 09-17-2009, 09:09 AM   #14 
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Wow!!! The new pics are stunning!!! Beautiful!

BTW, I love your new icon. :)
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Old 09-17-2009, 10:26 AM   #15 
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thanks for the compliments. i'll admit i thought the fishies looked border line ugly when i first got them in the little bags but theyre turning out to be beautiful. i cant wait to breed again.

and ya, i really like my new avatar too. nice big frown.
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I laugh every time I see it!!! He looks sooo mad.
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All of them are GORGEOUS! *sparkle*
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