mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm damn i wish i could buy off AB but to australia in the end its a little expensive.
The following is MY import terms and conditions....
There are 3 main stages in importing fish from Aquabid/EBay/Private sellers
1. You select the fish, win the bid and pay the seller. You then let
the seller know that the fish needs to be transhipped by Preecha in
2. The fish is exported (as part of a large general fish shipment),
imported and quarantined in Brisbane, QLD
3. Payment for transhipping, importing/quarantine and local transport
are made to me and then the fish are sent to you.
Fish can only be imported from Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia.
The importing and quarantine charges are as follows:
$27.50AU per Male Halfmoon (HM) Doubletail HM (DTHM) and Crowntails (CT), male and female Giant Plakats, and all large wild bettas (eg Mouthbrooders like Unimac)
$22AU per CT and HM females, Plakats and small wild bettas (eg Bubble nesters like coccina).
This covers the transhipper fee, local and international health certificates, packing charges, airport duties, freight,
exporter handling fee, document fee, customs and AQIS clearance in
Australia, customs broker fees, all taxes and 7 days quarantine
(including food and medication)
so for example:
You live in Circular Quay in Sydney.
You purchase a Halfmoon Pair from an Aquabid seller in Bangkok.
Purchase price $45USD for the pair.
You purchase a HMPK pair from another seller in Chonburi Thailand.
Purchase price $30US for the pair.
You pay the sellers by paypal, they kindly absorb the paypal fee - the exchange rate on the day is $0.83 Australian dollars per $1US dollar
Converted $75US = $90AU
There is no shipping fee to the transhipper in Bangkok as the sellers can hand the fish over at JJ markets.
The import and quarantine fee is $49.50AU for the HM pair and $44 for the PK pair.
Local courier from Brisbane to Sydney is $22AU
Australian costs are $93.50+$22 = total $115.50
You pay $115.50 to Fishchick Aquatics by direct deposit and your fish are shipped.
NB: Fishchick is Jodie Lea (?) shes the only australian importer at such which is good and bad she gets some LOVELY fish