Just checked the listing and saw that you won her, Lamb! She's awesome!!! It's a good thing you got her because I was just about to break my self-imposed Aquabid ban and buy her if she was still available....lol
Out of curiosity- and forgive me if this is too rude- but what is the shipping payment to the trans shipper usually like? Most of the auctions I see says you pay the price of the fish and about 5 dollars to the seller themselves, then another shipping fee to the trans shipper.
I would love to order a Thailand betta, but I'm scared I would have to pay the trans shipper 124 dollars in shipping charges.
Lucky you! American transhippers don't charge very much (less then five bucks, if I'm not mistaken. Depends on who you use.), and shipping to your house is 35$ express or... 15? Dollars priority. Or, you can buy from an American breeder and drop transhipping charges.
I've already bought my first mail order betta from Chard on the forum :) I won't need another fish for a while, but I thought buying from a U.S. breeder would be better for the first time since I'm nervous.