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Re: Query.......on BNL listings
Many people have raised interesting points about listing in the BNL;
perhaps sellers could start listing quantities, to avoid / mitigate the
disappointments Tony outlines.
back go lurking.
-George in CT
On Fri, 16 Aug 2002, Tony Terceira wrote:
> At 07:55 PM 8/16/02 -0400, you wrote:
> >Hi Barry;
> > From my experience there seems to be a reluctance to get possibly flooded
> >with checks for fish you just do not have in significant numbers. With the
> >"tough" species, you raise a few extra pr, advertise them and get a bunch of
> >requests and tick a load of people off. Besides, many members have a line
> >of friends waiting for first pick and nothing remains for the masses via the
> >F&EL. .
> This is a major reason why I do not list often in the
> F&E in the 70's and 80's I listed numerous fish, but still would only list
> if I had 20+ pairs . I really didn't like to send checks back and make
> people angry. Now that I am retired, I don't raise great quantities of
> fish and with 6 to 10 pair of extra fish at many times, it is difficult to
> justify their listings.
> I still try to distribute anything that I think is worthwhile, but
> it is through contacts with different people in different parts of the
> country so that the few extra "rare" fish I raise I try to place in
> different parts of the country..
> Aqua bid and a website make it very easy to move a few extra fish
> and not make enemies. I still will use the F&E when I have what I consider
> to be sufficient quantities so that no one who orders is disappointed.......
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