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Old 03-17-2012, 07:18 PM   #2141 
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Alright, I'm in love with a betta. I love big ears. They're so so cute.. but this one takes the cake. Poor baby.. I wonder how well he swims. I'm seriously considering going through the whole process and buying him.... Maybe just because I want to take care of the poor baby. This boarders on overkill if you ask me.


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Old 03-17-2012, 07:31 PM   #2142 
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If I understood transshipping and it wasn't so expensive
Transhipping is pretty basic. Heres like a simple run down for you so you know for future.

Most fish on Aquabid from Thai. what I noticed will start at about $15.00.

You pay an additional $5.00 to have it shipped to your country if its a regular sized betta or 7.00 if its a giant sized betta.

Then you have your trans-shipper who is in your country who will receive the betta because they have the proper permits to receive from other countries. The trans-shipper will then charge you the shipping costs, say 15.00 Priority or 35.00 express to ship it to your door. Now on another note if you are local to your trans-shipper you can pick up your betta and pay a handling fee instead of paying for shipping, mine is $8.00.

So lets say we are going to order a betta that is 15.00. You pay the breeder 15.00 + 5.00 = 20.00 to get it to your country plus paid for the fish. Then you pay the trans-shipper, depending on your preference of shipping method, lets say we choose priority, (always use your better judgment), 15.00 for instance.

So total for your fish is 20.00 + 15.00 = 35.00 to your door.
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Now when I and some others who have a trans-shipper near-by it would go a little like this. The only benefit of this is really that your fish is only in transit for one day and you get to pick it up yourself. The cost isn't much different. Betta 15.00 + 5.00 to ship to US. = 20.00 plus handling charge which mine is 8.00 = 28.00. Not much of a difference.

Now I notice you are in WA there is a trans-shipper named Jeff Wilson
jeffwilson46@yahoo.com, Washington, 360-926-2289. He may be close to you but you'd have to contact him to be sure and to only order from those breeders who use him as a trans-shipper if you'd like to pick your betta up instead. Hope this helps a bit. Lui
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Old 03-17-2012, 07:32 PM   #2143 
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WOAH! Pay for him and send him to Kevin! I'll pay the handling fee and bring him home! LOL Thats a beautiful fish there!
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Old 03-17-2012, 07:39 PM   #2144 
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Hubby veto'ed me. Said there is no way I'm paying 100+ dollars for a deformed fish when we can catch one out of the Clinch... haha he's a jerk.

In his defense, he doesn't know anything about fish, and I do tend to pick out broken animals... so.
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Old 03-17-2012, 07:56 PM   #2145 
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Bettasusa - Oh thank you! That summed it up perfectly :3 I do like the idea for picking the fish up myself. I'm actually in MA, do you know of any transshippers here?
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Old 03-17-2012, 08:18 PM   #2146 
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Ma, ok i read that wrong. Lol i'll check
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Old 03-18-2012, 08:27 PM   #2147 
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Alright, I'm in love with a betta. I love big ears. They're so so cute.. but this one takes the cake. Poor baby.. I wonder how well he swims. I'm seriously considering going through the whole process and buying him.... Maybe just because I want to take care of the poor baby. This boarders on overkill if you ask me.


http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...hmp&1332371714
He looks like he's about to fly! I hope he can swim ok
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Old 03-18-2012, 08:39 PM   #2149 
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Very interesting, if it's not a sickness O-o
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Hey Wolfie,

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I'm actually in MA
I've been doing some searching on Aquabid and can't find anyone in MA. Sorry about the confusion. Lui
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