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Old 05-23-2013, 12:37 PM   #5191 
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It cost me $63.20 to get 6 fish shipped from Linda Olson to my door with express shipping
Then the cost of each fish, plus $5 a piece for shipping from Thailand to Linda.
I definitely would not be caught dead paying $90 in shipping for only one or two fish. Not worth the expense to me there. $63.20 is a bit much even! Lol

For anyone wondering. Here are Linda's fees:
Import fees: $1.20/fish
Handling: $2.00/fish
Shipping box: $5.00 total
Express mail: $38.00
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Priority mail: $19.00

Basically, it's $43.00 for shipping express or $24 priority (only shipping) plus $4.20 per fish. So if you import only 1 fish it's going to cost you either 47.20 or 28.20.
*not including the $5-7 a seller charges each fish from Thailand to Transhipper, or the cost of fish.

I can't imagine paying $90 for shipping alone! That's wayy out of my price range.

I'm scared to do the math on how much I spent this shipment on the fish themselves!
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Old 05-23-2013, 12:38 PM   #5192 
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I bought 10 fish and the shipping was $177, with Fed Ex. Hung charges 10/fish. No more aquabid for me for a while.

<<I'm scared to do the math on how much I spent this shipment on the fish themselves!>>
Yes, the shipping cost made me cringe, I don't even want to add the actual cost of the fish into that. Yikes.

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Old 05-23-2013, 01:16 PM   #5193 
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There is a king on Aquabid i am dying for but the price is just to high. With shipping it would be over 100.00 - so no AB for me.

One day fishy, one day.
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Old 05-23-2013, 01:24 PM   #5194 
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I bought 10 fish and the shipping was $177, with Fed Ex. Hung charges 10/fish. No more aquabid for me for a while.

<<I'm scared to do the math on how much I spent this shipment on the fish themselves!>>
Yes, the shipping cost made me cringe, I don't even want to add the actual cost of the fish into that. Yikes.
I ended up doing the math, total came out to $223.20 total for fish, shipping to US and shipping to my door all together, just on this shipment. I'm refusing to do the math on my other 2 shipments, I'm sure it'd come out to well over $400 total on bettas in 2 months! OMG!
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Old 05-23-2013, 01:42 PM   #5195 
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It cost me $63.20 to get 6 fish shipped from Linda Olson to my door with express shipping
Then the cost of each fish, plus $5 a piece for shipping from Thailand to Linda.
I definitely would not be caught dead paying $90 in shipping for only one or two fish. Not worth the expense to me there. $63.20 is a bit much even! Lol

For anyone wondering. Here are Linda's fees:
Import fees: $1.20/fish
Handling: $2.00/fish
Shipping box: $5.00 total
Express mail: $38.00
-OR-
Priority mail: $19.00

Basically, it's $43.00 for shipping express or $24 priority (only shipping) plus $4.20 per fish. So if you import only 1 fish it's going to cost you either 47.20 or 28.20.
*not including the $5-7 a seller charges each fish from Thailand to Transhipper, or the cost of fish.

I can't imagine paying $90 for shipping alone! That's wayy out of my price range.

I'm scared to do the math on how much I spent this shipment on the fish themselves!
When shipping with priority, does it take longer for the fish to get to you? I would like to choose a cheaper shipping option but I'm not sure if it's a good idea.
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Old 05-23-2013, 01:48 PM   #5196 
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I get my fish via priority, and I've only had one DOA.
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Old 05-23-2013, 02:01 PM   #5197 
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I'm really not familiar with shipping so please excuse my ignorance haha.
I was reading about priority mail and it says that Priority usually arrives within 2-3 days; are priority and priority overnight two different things? If they are the same, does that mean that 2 day shipping would arrive later than 2 days?
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over night is just that, you get it the next morning.

priority takes 2-3 days usually. My DTEE shipped Monday, I got him Wednesday morning.
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Old 05-23-2013, 02:17 PM   #5199 
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So it is okay to not use overnight shipping? Or would that only be the case for people in the US?
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Old 05-23-2013, 02:30 PM   #5200 
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Im sure you've heard the horror stories about fish being shipped via Canada Post. I'm in a small town so I don't even risk it, I just go fed ex. If you're in a city you may have better luck, but honestly I'd go fed ex if you can.
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