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Re: [Killietalk] Aquabid vs BNL - I prefer BNL
No offense taken. I should have mentioned that when I sell australes direct to people I ask $10 per pair. It is only when I put them in fish auctions that they get in the $20 range, and believe it or not I saw a pair go as high as $45 once. The $45 fish weren't my fish and in this case they were a donation to the hosting club. While these prices may seem outrageous, they are what people are willing to offer at auctions, so who am I to complain. Besides, the hosting club gets a cut, so it is to their benefit also. I put my e-mail address on all my bags and if possible I speak to the bidder and let them know to contact me with any questions. On the flip side, I have had bags of other, less common killies go for only a couple of dollars, so things tend to even out in the long run. If I could raise killies for a profit I would quit my day job, but I don't think it is possible even at $20 per pair.
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From: BrandtEdL at aol_com
> Hi All, In regard to Rich Pierce's post, I'll have to say that in the last
> 32 years that I've raised and bred killifish, I've never done it for a
> profit. To sell a pair of Australes for $17 - $23 is an outrage to me. As I
> it's not for the profit but a hobby and interest I have in maintaining a
> species. And what I sell them for is the standard prices usually listed in the
> BNL. This barely feeds them, but that's my choice. I don't see how anyone
> could ask for this kind of price for Australes (which are quite common and easy
> to breed). This is only my opinion and mean no offense to anyone. Thanks,
> Ed Brandt
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