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.
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
, 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