Many people get fish off of Aquabid everyday, however- I will never, ever condone giving a living, breathing animal as a present to someone. It is not only a horrible idea, it's just.. well.. a horrible idea lol. Now that being said, I did ask my friend for a hamster for Christmas a year ago, but that was different. She knew I anally take care of my hamsters, and would never stop taking care of it.
Anyway, I'd personally only buy from aquabid in bulk, since I've heard lots of stories about DOA's.