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Re: [Killietalk] shipping report comments
Hi Monty Who wants free fish If you would have sent fish to our show 8 pair
+ we pay your postage. Your box is sent back with any award that you might
have won & you would have gotten a 70% split for your fish. So how is that
FREE & buy the way after the Second MKA co-op we will have mailed out 212
pair of fish with a 99% sucess rate.But we have been doing that for 20 years
& in the BNL ONLY We ask for SUPPORT NOT FREE FISH. I think theres still; to
many (iiiiiii ) in the AKA. The MKA is a (WE)
----- Original Message -----
From: "Monty R. lehmann" <worf at visi_net>
To: <killietalk at aka_org>
Sent: Sunday, September 24, 2006 2:07 AM
Subject: Re: [Killietalk] shipping report comments
> In response to"
> "Hi Monty Its nice to see you doing so well in shipping fish. But
> when i looked on my porch this week there was no box from you
> to support the Michigan show."
> Hi Karl,
> I am not surprised that you did not get a box of fish from me. I stopped
> sending free fish to shows some years ago. I will give a couple of
> examples why: I received a request for fish from a club who said they
> were desperate for fish and would gladly recompense me for some rare
> fish. I responded by sending them 14 pairs of fish. There were two
> pairs of Diapterons, two pairs of A. rectogoense, two pairs of a
> cognatum, etc. There was not a common nor ugly fish in the box. I asked
> that my shipping box be returned. It cost me $19 to ship the box. A few
> weeks later I received a check in the mail for $17. That was the total
> amount they compensated me for 14 pairs of fish, and they never said
> thank you or even returned my box!
> Second example: A friend in a club called and pleaded with me to make
> their upcoming show a hit by sending fish in support. I sent 26 pairs of
> fish in two boxes. I am always very short on shipping boxes and told the
> club that I had to get my boxes back. Profuse promises to return my boxes
> were given. After they received the fish I never heard from them again.
> I called to remind them to return my shipping boxes and the club
> told me that my boxes had been auctioned off!!!
> A few more cases like that followed. Your club might not treat me so
> but I am far past the point that I want to risk experiencing that level
> frustration and anger again.
> My days of playing Santa Clause to clubs is long over. I have found over
> years that many people do not appreciate free fish anyway.
> If asked by a club, I would provide fish at a discount price so the club
> have more fish in their auction. I was not asked in this case. I have at
> least 60 pairs of available killies in my tanks right now, but I am not
> going to give them away. The only time I donate fish nowadays is to the
> National Convention or if I am asked to give a talk, to offset the
> expenses incurred by the club as a result.
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