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Tonight I caved. Fell head over heels for some HMPKs from a breeder in Thailand and plan to purchase them tomorrow morning. I'm super nervous though, having never gone through this before...Could someone walk me through the steps?

What I think happens (correct me if I'm wrong)-- 1) Purchase the fish, email the breeder with what transhipper I'm using. 2)On the next transhipping date, the fish is shipped to my shipper and then shipped to me?

On that note, does anyone have opinions on who I should use as a transhipper? Anything else I should know?
 

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In terms of transhipper, it depends on where you live. Usually closer is better unless it's express in which it's guaranteed. Also, you will be expected to pay the transhipper's fee which is where the bulk of your money will be. Anywhere from 12 to 35 dollars EXTRA will be put on the bill.

For example, you buy a 20 dollar fish from Thailand. Seller will probably charge you 5 dollars for shipping to the transhipper. You will choose the transhipper and must pay their transhipper fee (let's say you want express to make sure it gets here quickly) then probably 35 dollars. So you're looking at a 60 dollar fish in reality.
 

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In terms of transhipper, it depends on where you live. Usually closer is better unless it's express in which it's guaranteed. Also, you will be expected to pay the transhipper's fee which is where the bulk of your money will be. Anywhere from 12 to 35 dollars EXTRA will be put on the bill.

For example, you buy a 20 dollar fish from Thailand. Seller will probably charge you 5 dollars for shipping to the transhipper. You will choose the transhipper and must pay their transhipper fee (let's say you want express to make sure it gets here quickly) then probably 35 dollars. So you're looking at a 60 dollar fish in reality.
Good, that's what I figured it would end up costing. Pricy, but I adore the guys I picked. :D
 

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Oh, pictures of your picks. I love first AB stories. All I can say is do not use Kevin in NY.
 

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Click "Betta Chat" and look on the top. I wrote a detailed sticky on the subject.

Only use Linda (#1 pick) or Jen (#2) as your transhipper. The rest, I've heard nothing but horror stories about.
 
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