I thought I was dealing with a Noob or something. In all my searches I never seen a Bamboo Aquarium larger than 55gal. so I thought is was some type of mistake. Why sell something that is "kinda" hard to find so cheaply?
I immediately sent an email asking if I put a deposit down would the seller hold the tank for me... He declined. During this little window of oppurtunity, I had So much going on. Furnace broke during the coldest week of winter, All household expenses being due at the time, etc.
So I had to wait it out. maybe 2 wks. later I had breathing room.and the day that I decided I was gonna go pick up my tank, was the day he reposted the ad. The Irony! this is how I know I willed this into my life. and this is why I am sharing the price with you Guys. It was a 30 mile drive from My house.
When I arrived I expected to be greeted by an unassuming "Someone" looking to just cut their losses and get out of the hobby. Instead I was met by a near 7 ft. Giant of a man That wouldn't budge when I offered him $160. and yes, He kind of laughed at me before I even formed the words and invited me inside his house. There sat in his Living room a 350gal. cube stocked with Dempseys and Oscars.
after paying my compliments and aknowledgements he led
me back to the Garage where the tank was being stored. I tried to haggle the price again, explaining that I would have to make 3 trips just to get it to my house. Between stand, tank and canopy, no two pieces would fit into my vehicle at the same time.
He offered to deliver for free, and that was another sign to show me that I had willed this tank into my life.