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Re: [Killietalk] aquabid vs AKA
Longtime AKA member, rare poster here. Just thought I'd share my experiences with AquaBid and AKA purchases/sales of eggs. I've purchased eggs over the past few years on AquaBid, and prior to that on and off for a couple of decades from the F&E listings of the AKA. Success with overseas purchases has always been low, but I have found "ready to hatch" eggs produce better results. Of the four annual species I currently maintain, two came as ready to hatch eggs from Europe and Asia a couple of years ago.
I also sell eggs on AquaBid and have available eggs listed on the AKA website under the Registry and Classified section. Ideally, I would be able to trade my eggs for other species on our website, but that has not been my experience. I have, however, sold a few bags there. This leaves the bulk of my egg sales to AquaBid. In keeping with my purchase experiences, I only sell ready to hatch eggs, but I do not ship overseas. I have yet to have a buyer fail to get fry. I do request that the buyer wet the eggs upon receiving them and report to me the results. I do not count eggs, but sell them as week's spawns from one male and two or three females. They are shipped in insulated 7x7x6 USPS Priority mail boxes in the peat they were spawned in.
I have had only good experiences in dealing with sellers and buyers from both our club and Aquabid (bad hatches notwithstanding). I do not list eggs on either site as a profit center. I merely sell them after I have hatched all I need from that spawning group. Once again, I would rather trade them for new species with fellow AKA members.
Duane in unseasonably mild Colorado
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