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Old 01-14-2010, 01:17 AM   #1 
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Has anyone ever bought a betta online??? I stumbled upon a site called "aquabid" Most of the bettas are shipped from thailand. From the pictures on the site, these breeders have some really really nice bettas. Its almost tempting. But from what i understand through that site is that they ship the betta to someone here in the U.S. then that "transshipper" or whatever they're called, ship it to you.

Anyone out there had experience with these online dealers?
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Old 01-14-2010, 08:25 AM   #2 
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Several members have used Aquabid. I'm sure they'll be along soon and tell you their experiences. I think most of them have been positive.
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Old 01-14-2010, 01:24 PM   #3 
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I have! I bought a betta on Aquabid, but I bought mine from a US seller so I wouldn't have to deal with a transhipper. I HIGHLY recommend the seller "Orlandoguy" who is a breeder in Florida, USA. He offers free priority shipping usually, but he also was very easy to communicate with and put in a free heat pack.
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I have! I bought a betta on Aquabid, but I bought mine from a US seller so I wouldn't have to deal with a transhipper. I HIGHLY recommend the seller "Orlandoguy" who is a breeder in Florida, USA. He offers free priority shipping usually, but he also was very easy to communicate with and put in a free heat pack.

Thanks for the tip! I will look up your recommended seller when the time comes. How long does it usually take for the betta to reach your home? And what are the odds of the betta being DOA? This is the first time i've heard of fish being shipped through the mail.
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Old 01-14-2010, 03:21 PM   #5 
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I personally have not bought from there, but there is shipping that gaurantees the fish ALIVE, sure it costs an arm and a leg, but some have said its worth it. If andikin would come back on, he would tell you how you to do it, who to trust, and so on.

P.S. andikin abandoned us a while ago. also vikki bought them from there too (: hope this helps.

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Old 01-14-2010, 03:50 PM   #6 
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Andakin has been around the last few days.
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Old 01-14-2010, 05:33 PM   #7 
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I bought my guy in my avatar on aquabid. He was from Thailand. The shipping is expensive though.
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Old 01-14-2010, 06:46 PM   #8 
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ok, the guy in my avatar is from Aquabid from "Orlandoguy". What he does is offers free priority shipping, so that doesn't guarantee that the betta is alive BUT here's my story and hopefully this gives you some relief. I won on a Friday I think. Orlandoguy ONLY ships on Monday or Tuesday so that you are guaranteed to get the betta by Friday. He shipped mine out on Monday, I got him on Wednesday. As for weather conditions, I had about 2 inches of snow on the ground so it was rather cold, but the betta was still alive and very lively.
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Old 01-14-2010, 06:55 PM   #9 
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I just bought 3 bettas (2 males and a female) from 84elmo2001 on aquabid. He is in the United States and Priority shipping for the 3 was only $17 with live arrival guarantee. He shipped them on Monday and I had them on Wednesday.
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Old 01-14-2010, 07:36 PM   #10 
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I need to stay off LOL, I dont even have ONE tank yet and I've got a list of 30+bettas that I need!!
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