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Re: Where'd all the fish go? -Reply -Reply
>>Ted K. wrote<<
>>I recently have been fortunate enough to hatch out a lot of Cyn
magnificus,... I'm offering them in the BNL(August) for $7.00 a pair. I'm
willing to bet I don't get very many orders.<<
>>Bill S. replied<<
>>Can you hold 3 pair of them for me, and let me know method of
payment and shipping charges ect...?<<
I know. I know. There goes Vannerson again. Spouting off about an
electronic version of the BNL ...AGAIN. If you don't want hear all of this
again, please use your delete button now.
I just can't resist with this thread being an excellent case in point where
an electronic BNL be demanded by all AKA members, especially those
that are not connected to the Internet.
Here's Ted, ironically the current editor of the BNL, lamenting that he's not
likely to move the tank loads of fry he's listed in the next BNL. Within
hours he's sold three pair. I know of another individual who listed fish
and eggs for a common species that's often advertised in the BNL. And
he received 20 replies the next day.
Critics have claimed that an electronic version of the BNL would be
unfair. True. Except it would be unfair only to those that have Internet
access. You see, they have an unfair advantage in that they have two
ways to advertise their fish, through the BNL and through the lists.
Non-Internet members only have the printed BNL. Ted just "scooped"
any other listing for Cyn magnificus in the August BNL.
I'm not picking on Ted. In fact I think it's marvelous the way the Internet
can be used to support the hobby. And if he moves a couple tank loads
of Cyn magnificus to other killie nuts, that's great!
So I'm suggesting that restricting non-Internet connected members to only
print communications is totally unfair. Of course, they don't even realize
it because they're not connected. So what should we do. Do we keep
our dirty little secret to ourselves and "chill" them out? Or do we open up
markets to them to help promote and distribute killifish?