I have ordered, and my fish are wonderful, but it mainly matters from who you buy from. You should check out Griya_betta
on there, he is amazing!
Feedback is very
important because someone with -12/13 is not someone you would buy from. I would scroll through some of the pos. and neg. feedback from the seller you would choose. Also, you can post a "want add" and ask if anyone has a nice Dragon.
I know shipping had cost the same as both of my fish and the I guess import fee combined (about $50). Linda Olson was who I used, and she was alright. But, she took a week to answer emails, and I would highly reccomend calling her first when you order. She sent me some Java moss, Java fern, and Elodea because I said they were hard to find by me.
DOA clauses vary from seller to seller. Most of them are only if you choose Express mail, which is about $35 for 1-5 fish I think. I would check the DOA clause of any seller, and if it is only with certian mailing types (express, priority...) and check the fish when they come, to make sure they are the right ones.
But, I would suggest to buy from one of the american sellers/breeders, and save yourself a bit of money, because, even though my Marble HMs are worth the money, it is quite a bit to pay.
I paid somewhat like this..
HM Male - $15
HM Female - $20
Import fee to US - $5-$7 PER fish
Shipping (Express) -$36
Box inside box (to sum it up) - $5
Heat pack - $2
Import fee - $2 PER fish
Handling Fee - $1.20 PER fish
Plus Paypal Tax
That is just what I paid using Linda Olson in CO.
Hope I was some help :3 (Kudos to you if you read it all)