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Old 04-25-2013, 10:24 PM   #4501 
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From what I gather, the transhipper is selected based on who is nearest to you. I wonder how much it costs to ship from the transhipper?
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Old 04-25-2013, 10:42 PM   #4502 
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Ok so how does this trans shipper work? Do I pick one or does the seller pick it?
Congrats on getting that beautiful fish!!!! Once you win, usually the seller will email you within a day or so, giving you a total to pay (which will be the price of the fish and sometimes a transhipping fee to the Thailand transhipper) and asking what transhipper you use. Generally it would be whoever is closer to you. The transhipper will charge you an import fee (in the U.S. around $2), box fee, cost of heat packs, and postage ($30 to $50).

It's an expensive proposition.....and also a good excuse to buy more than one fish so that they can be shipped together! :)
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:24 AM   #4503 
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Congrats on getting that beautiful fish!!!! Once you win, usually the seller will email you within a day or so, giving you a total to pay (which will be the price of the fish and sometimes a transhipping fee to the Thailand transhipper) and asking what transhipper you use. Generally it would be whoever is closer to you. The transhipper will charge you an import fee (in the U.S. around $2), box fee, cost of heat packs, and postage ($30 to $50).

It's an expensive proposition.....and also a good excuse to buy more than one fish so that they can be shipped together! :)
The seller said its only going to be $22 for him. I'm still waiting to hear back from the transshipper.
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Old 04-26-2013, 08:29 AM   #4504 
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If you're using the tran-shipper in Georgia (I'm assuming that's the one closest to you), she sent me this link for a list of the fees as well as shipping info, etc:
http://bellsouthpwp.net/J/e/JennViv/...taTranship.htm

She noted: "Your transship fees will be determined by the total number of fish that you get. For example, if you get one betta it will cost you $41.00 Express/$25.00 Priority in transship fees. If you were to get five bettas, your transship fee total would be $70.50 Express/$54.50 Priority."
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Old 04-26-2013, 11:40 AM   #4506 
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Loving that last one!
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Old 04-26-2013, 11:42 AM   #4507 
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Can any of you direct me to a thread that explains the best way to acclimate my fish when they get here next week?
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Old 04-26-2013, 11:49 AM   #4508 
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Can any of you direct me to a thread that explains the best way to acclimate my fish when they get here next week?
I'm not sure about a thread....but, personally, I don't do anything different with imported fish than I do with any others. I float them for about 20 mins then begin adding small amounts of the "new" water (treated, of course) every 10 mins or so until they are mostly in new water. I try to dump out as much as their "old" water as I can (beware of fishies jumping during this process!) and set them free in their new home. I generally keep tank lights off for a day or so as well.

I've also had a couple of fish set themselves free in their tank before being properly acclimated....and they were just fine.
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Old 04-26-2013, 12:11 PM   #4509 
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Thanks, Cat! That's what I thought, but just making sure.
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Old 04-26-2013, 12:27 PM   #4510 
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I'm sorry to report that the fish I had bought did not make it.

I dont think I'll repeat this experience. Thank you everyone who tried giving me hope and positive thoughts.
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