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Hello everyone,

I am considering using Aquabid for the first time. With verification that my seller is reputable, what can I expect using this service? I have had positive correspondence about it with one member, I'm wondering how the rest of you have faired?

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I've had maybe upwards of 10 transactions and never had a problem.

That said, I never to any business with anyone that dosen't have a review of that has a negative review and I always clarify shipping costs and that we are in Vancouver Canada before placing the order
 

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My wife and I have never had a problem. One seller we have purchased from a couple of times has a hard time understanding why a Canadian wants something shipped to the US, but have had nothing but possitive experiences.
 

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I've always flirted with the idea of buying fish on aquabid, but the shipping always seems to be the deal breaker. There are lots of angelfish from American breeders, and Bettas from Asian breeders that I would love to bid on. But shipping to Vancouver seems really expensive. For example, for those of you who have had Bettas shipped to Vancouver, what am I looking at to ship a fish here from Asia? Thanks for any information you can provide.
 

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I've always flirted with the idea of buying fish on aquabid, but the shipping always seems to be the deal breaker. There are lots of angelfish from American breeders, and Bettas from Asian breeders that I would love to bid on. But shipping to Vancouver seems really expensive. For example, for those of you who have had Bettas shipped to Vancouver, what am I looking at to ship a fish here from Asia? Thanks for any information you can provide.
For bettas from Thailand being sold on Aquabid you would be looking at around $60 for Fedex plus an additional transhipping fee of $10 per fish.
 

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Thanks CAF for the info. When you factor in the $25-$50 for the Betta, that's over $100 for a single fish. Mind you, some of those fish are absolute stunners, but probably too rich for my blood. I may have to pass on it, and get my Betta from local sources.
 

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my experience with aquabid is - the best prices are from regular companys. so i just use it to find a company and then order directly from the company. however since its all in the states, the shipping is ridiculous. group order is the way to go, or buy in canada
 
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