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Re: [Killietalk] Expectations of shipped eggs
Has any one notices that Michigan CO-OP does not sell eggs.to many hassles.
with the post office handling them. Or shipments average about 98%
successfull. We ship in the spring around May first& again the first of
October.Use some comon sense your weather& there weather distence how many
time is that plane from Tialand going up & down before you get it?? You
want eggs if i can hand them to you give me a call.
----- Original Message -----
From: "wm crash" <wm_crash at hotmail_com>
To: "KTalk" <killietalk at aka_org>
Sent: Friday, February 08, 2008 1:55 AM
Subject: [Killietalk] Expectations of shipped eggs
> Irrespective of the buyer/seller that started this conversation, I think
> some people have somewhat unrealistic expectations from shipped eggs,
> especially overseas eggs. Shipped eggs are a gamble. And in my case, the
> eggs I collect are also a gamble (I get better, but still not that good).
> Don't believe everything you see on YouBoob:
> My advice is to only seek a fish overseas if you have fully exhausted
> internal sources. Sometimes it takes an email, sometimes it takes a phone
> call, sometimes it takes attending a local meeting and twiddling your
> fingers until the talker is done talking so you can get to the auction.
> If you are in the situation to get eggs from overseas, be prepared to try
> four to five times, possibly from different sources and at different times
> during the year. If out of the species that you order, you manage to get
> breeding pair(s) from a quarter of the species, consider that a successful
> transaction. Expectations greater than that only set you up for
> disappointment. And in the end, a species also ends up really costing a
> lot more than the listed price (no they don't teach that in school, but
> it's true).
> My other advice would be to use killitalk more for your species requests.
> I find that most people are more willing to help out with particular
> requests if they happen to have the requested species, rather than make
> the effort to post an availability list.
> wm_crash, the friendly hooligan
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