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Old 07-26-2013, 03:13 PM   #6801 
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Old 07-26-2013, 04:56 PM   #6802 
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I don't see how you guys win any bids on Aquabid. I searched for a betta that I liked and I found one. I watched diligently as the auction slowly inched its way to closure. Finally with 12 hours left I bid on him. I thought he was unique and I bid thinking, "This little guy isn't amazing or anything so he definitely won't get much attention". No sooner had I bid than someone came and outbid him. Now, this wouldn't have been too big of an issue if it wasn't for the fact that this is the 4th time this scenario has played out. In conclusion, I guess either I just have the worst luck in auction history or I'm just a crybaby. ;)

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I found a unique but not pretty betta I wanted. I watched the auction, bid and someone outbid me in like a minute. Now I'm sour and wondering how people win and how much they pay.
I've been tending to avoid Aquabid lately (not because I got carried away or anything....), but when I was haunting the listings, I would always look at any fish that had a bid on them. There is something in human nature that says "hey, someone else wants this...it must be special...now I want it!!!" Whereas, before a bid is placed, you might think "meh, I dunno"....

And you can see that fish with bids on them have a ton more "views" than fish without....people are curious. And the more views, the more likely someone else will bid. Also, certain breeders just have a reputation (like Aquastar71 for example) for outstanding fish....and a corresponding amount of buyer interest.
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Old 07-26-2013, 04:59 PM   #6803 
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Uggg, i saw that "Popcorn" girl and was like, I NEEEEEDDDD! And then I remembered I have fish coming to me soon......sigh.

All these marbles and koi's popping up are just so awesome to look at! I wish I could have at least one in my sorority lol

And good to know aemaki! Yeah, I really don't plan on bringing any souveniers back or anything so I don't have to claim anything and we'll be in less than 48 hours so practically duty-free I believe if I read things right. So that's fine by me! I'm so excited *starts to sing* and I just can't hide it and I know, I know--oh....I'll stop now haha
Keep in mind that you could actually buy a ton more Aquabid fish....and have them shipped to me (the next Canadian ship date will be before your visit)....and I can pick them up from Hung Pham and then hand deliver them to you (no shipping!) when I see you! I mean, you could technically fit a lot more females in your tank....lol
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Old 07-26-2013, 09:01 PM   #6804 
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Keep in mind that you could actually buy a ton more Aquabid fish....and have them shipped to me (the next Canadian ship date will be before your visit)....and I can pick them up from Hung Pham and then hand deliver them to you (no shipping!) when I see you! I mean, you could technically fit a lot more females in your tank....lol
Oh no! Oh no, don't tell me that! lol I'm trying to save up for that trip!!!! lol well if no one wants that yellow koi girl, I'm going for her, $15 BIN! Cheap for a koi! Well at the moment at least.

EDIT: wait.....wouldn't it just be cheaper for me to ship to my own house? Oh wait, there wouldn't be more shipping cost other than getting to Canada from Thailand, right? Or am I just confusing myself? lol

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Old 07-26-2013, 11:59 PM   #6805 
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Oh no! Oh no, don't tell me that! lol I'm trying to save up for that trip!!!! lol well if no one wants that yellow koi girl, I'm going for her, $15 BIN! Cheap for a koi! Well at the moment at least.

EDIT: wait.....wouldn't it just be cheaper for me to ship to my own house? Oh wait, there wouldn't be more shipping cost other than getting to Canada from Thailand, right? Or am I just confusing myself? lol
LOL....well, there's no additional shipping charge for me since I pick up the fish directly from the transhipper....whereas for you, there would be at least another $40 to $60 probably from your transhipper to you. So...since you're coming to meet me anyway, I could pick up your fish from the Canadian transhipper (if you had them shipped to me) and then deliver them to you when we meet. Therefore, no extra shipping.

And I think that popcorn girl is adorable! :)
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Old 07-27-2013, 11:25 AM   #6806 
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Darn, Lamb got to the popcorn girl lol, that's okay, there will be other's like her! The one good thing about the Betta world, there's bound to be a duplicate somewhere!!

p.s. Catw0man is the best ever, just thought everyone should know
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Old 07-27-2013, 11:46 AM   #6807 
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I always go back to the auction right when it's about to end. If the fish is worth it to you, increase your max bid so that anyone that tries to outbid you can't unless they bid a really high amount.
It's better to sit and wait and watch the auction. I took my lunch break during the time my auction was to close. Do not bid at all till and hour or 20min before the end. Only bid the min never put in your max.

It looks like even if no one bids on the fish you are going to pay the highest price you put in. I saw a few auctions where a person just put the max. No one bid and they screwed them self because now they are paying the top dollar. This person could have gotten the fish for $15 but put $25 for his max and no body even bid on it. So he got suck paying the $25 for a fish that looked a bit deformed too.
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That's not the way it's supposed to work. I've won auctions for less than my max bid several times. As long as nobody else bids or bids over you it will take the highest not the max bid. If your friend only put in a max bid without actually putting a bid on it then it would naturally be the only bid placed.
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Old 07-27-2013, 12:00 PM   #6809 
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That's not the way it's supposed to work. I've won auctions for less than my max bid several times. As long as nobody else bids or bids over you it will take the highest not the max bid. If your friend only put in a max bid without actually putting a bid on it then it would naturally be the only bid placed.
Yeah, that's how it works for me. I put in a max and I get it for the minimum all the time. I think that person was doing it wrong.
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Old 07-27-2013, 12:06 PM   #6810 
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Just put a bid on this girl! It's that look, I swear!
http://www.aquabid.com/cgi-bin/aucti...hmp&1375027959
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