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Old 03-07-2012, 04:35 PM   #1
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selling fish to lfs in general

is there a general rule for how much you should sell fish to a lfs? 25% of what they sell it for?
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Old 03-07-2012, 09:19 PM   #2
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Whaaaaaaaat!!! 25%!!! More like 70%
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It depends where you go. One LFS I trade with gives me 30% of what they sell for, another gives me 50%. It also depends what manager I am dealing with.
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Perhaps I'm just lucky and get a good return rate.
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Perhaps I'm just lucky and get a good return rate.
I'd trade more often if I got 70%! Your very lucky.
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I've never had to return a fish except for one time I needed to get rid of a pleco that got huge and I couldn't remember where I bought it but no one would take it except one lfs. And they gave me nothing for it -.-
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i was wondering because one lfs sells rcs for $8-$10 and another sells them for $1-$3 so i was hoping i could sell them for more to the first one.....
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is there a general rule for how much you should sell fish to a lfs? 25% of what they sell it for?
It depends entirely on whether the species is common or rare and what your specific lfs feels like doing. Our experience will most likely not equal your experience. You need to ask at your lfs.
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one more question, how much can you sell ramshorn snail and pond snails for?
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You need to ask at your lfs.
see above.

My lfs gives me pond snails for free to feed to my assassins. I don't think there's a market for selling pond snails.
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