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Old 11-06-2005, 07:11 PM   #1
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selling fish need advice....

I am from NYC..This guy wants to buy a royal gamma basslet-hippo tang - and spotted hwak from me for 60 bucks totall....you think thats too cheap..hes trying to talk me down 7 dollars from the original 67...
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Old 11-06-2005, 07:13 PM   #2
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Sounds like a good deal to me.
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Old 11-06-2005, 07:16 PM   #3
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i kno thats waht im thinkg too good of a deal...
am i losing out...
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Old 11-06-2005, 07:18 PM   #4
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No, I meant it sounded fair. You can't expect to get full price for them. I think 60 for the three fish is a fair price.
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Old 11-06-2005, 07:20 PM   #5
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hmmm i think i jsut wrecked the deal.... i asked for 64 and he said no.... what a cheap guy would gimme an extra 4 bucks... the hippos like 4 inchs!! they got for like 60 in nyc im only selling for 40..
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i have to disagree with the , "you can't expect to get full price for them", its not like because someone else owned them they are half as good or worn out, that would be like saying a dog breeder cant expect full price for their dogs since they owned them before they sell it, same thing basically, if the fish is in good health then you can try to sell it for what its worth, the full price of a fish is usually doubled when on sale in a fish store and a lot of those stores take lousy care of their fish and people still pay for them.

i would rather pay a few dollars mroe or even what i would pay at a fish store to get a fish from someone if its healthy and been in their tank for a while and all that, more likely to survive then one from a store like petco or soemthing, dont go low just because he doesnt want to pay, let him go buy them from a store, hell prolyl end up paying more then 64 dollars for the fish and they might not be as healthy... just a thought
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Everyone's entitled to thier opinion.
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so you think a preowned animal is lessened in value? way to look at a life... thats like saying an adopted kid is half as good...
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No, that is not what I said. Lets not make this personal. I gave my opinion. you gave yours, we both have our reasons so move on.
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I don't think she is saying that all. Stuff you buy from the hobbiest is normally cheaper than what you can buy it from the LFS. The mark up is not there. I sell frags a lot cheaper than the LFS. When I trade stuff in, they mark it up at least 50%.

Does not make the animal any less special, that is just how some people price there items. If you can get retail price than so be it. A healthy, established animal from a hobbiest would be more worthwhile than a new one from the LFS IMO but sometimes you don't really know that for sure.

Some people want top dollar for everything and some people want a deal on everthing. Those people don't normally buy from each other
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