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Old 04-09-2008, 12:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So, I was looking at aquabid and rarefishatlax (that's his user name) had/has Glossolepis multisquamata- a new species to me. Awesome! Then googling the fish, we found the guy's website, http://www.thatfishshop.com/ and saw all the AWESOME rainbows he had for sale! I threw together an order, mouth watering for these species I haven't seen for sale before.

Then, I get a phone call. Sorry! 2/3 species aren't in stock and won't be for some time. OK?? WTF is the point of having them for sale and letting you able to check out and pay? So, no biggie, it happens and I order a different species. Also, no where on his aquabid sales- which was now where I was pointed to to shop- did it say $15 additional fee for shipping 2 types of fish. That's annoying, but whatever.

I get the fish 2 days later- great shipping service! So that's good. He sent me one extra of the Glossolepis and 2 extra Melonotaenia sp. AWESOME! After letting them go, it seems one has a neurologic problem- it can't swim correctly and obviously has a damaged backbone or other non-shipping/acclimation related disorder. What a freebee.... (grumble).

So, if you're thinking about ordering from him, he's a nice guy, but get the facts straight and be scrupulous about everything. I guess I expected more from a rare fish keeper/seller. Don't unload your culls as freebees!

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Aquatics and Exotics in Cinci has a large planted tank with more Rainbows than I've seen anywhere. Not sure if they were for sale. Odd place, they had two half grown sharks in a sad 1K tank. But the other fish looked healthy, and the Rainbow tank was spectacular.
Sorry to hear about your order. That was pretty crappy.
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Thanks for the heads up Liz!
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Old 04-11-2008, 02:01 PM   #4 (permalink)
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thanks for the heads up mommyeireanne.

matt- no prob. i kinda wanted to hear if I was just being picky, lol. I think my expectations are too high of online sellers sometimes.
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http://www.aquaticsandexotics.com/ga...?album=7&pos=6

they've got a snakehead? LOL. havent seen those in years.

and i think those are blacktip reef sharks, yikes!
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Picture 26, right in front of the couch was the Rainbow tank, though you can't really tell from the pic. They also had the Betta Falx for sale, which your the speaker later this month keeps (forgot his name, checked out his website and his fishroom plans). The B falx were preternaturally still- eerie but interesting. They held totally motionless in the water and stared at you.
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Now I see the rainbows- pic 3
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So, I was looking at aquabid and rarefishatlax (that's his user name) had/has Glossolepis multisquamata- a new species to me. Awesome! Then googling the fish, we found the guy's website, http://www.thatfishshop.com/ and saw all the AWESOME rainbows he had for sale! I threw together an order, mouth watering for these species I haven't seen for sale before.

Then, I get a phone call. Sorry! 2/3 species aren't in stock and won't be for some time. OK?? WTF is the point of having them for sale and letting you able to check out and pay? So, no biggie, it happens and I order a different species. Also, no where on his aquabid sales- which was now where I was pointed to to shop- did it say $15 additional fee for shipping 2 types of fish. That's annoying, but whatever.

I get the fish 2 days later- great shipping service! So that's good. He sent me one extra of the Glossolepis and 2 extra Melonotaenia sp. AWESOME! After letting them go, it seems one has a neurologic problem- it can't swim correctly and obviously has a damaged backbone or other non-shipping/acclimation related disorder. What a freebee.... (grumble).

So, if you're thinking about ordering from him, he's a nice guy, but get the facts straight and be scrupulous about everything. I guess I expected more from a rare fish keeper/seller. Don't unload your culls as freebees!

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After letting them go, it seems one has a neurologic problem- it can't swim correctly and obviously has a damaged backbone or other non-shipping/acclimation related disorder. What a freebee.... (grumble).

For crying out loud , So your telling everyone here That I'm NOT a good seller because ONE of the EXTRAS that I send you can't swim right? I would say that is grossly unfair. You said that it was not from shipping and I sent you a deformed fish. That is unfair and untrue. And just how do you know that anyway? Are you and expert ?
I have shipped tens of thousands of rainbow over the last 6 years . My Aquabid feedback is over 1000 with a 99.3 positive rating. And that's on Aqua bid , selling live fish through fedex to all kinds of people.
Do you have any idea just how hard that is? It's much easier to sit here and complain about it , trust me!

As far as thatfishshop.com. not having your particular fish. Again,, FOR CRYING OUT LOUD. there are almost 30 different Rainbows shown there. And we do say that not all the fish are up and ready at all times. AGAIN you have no clue what you are talking about or what is involved in keeping 30 different spices of rainbows breeding in pure lines.

So what do I do?,, Gosh,,, I call you to tell you in person what looks good. What kind customer service is that?

I took very good care of you and your fish. By your own accounts you got one more fish that you paid for.
It must make you feel good to complain.
Some day, when I do quit this fish thing , it will because of reticules people like you.
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Everyone's had their say so I went ahead and locked this thread.
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OK Rarefishatlax, calm down

This was posted in the SWOAPE forum within Aquatic Plant Central. Six was simply telling the other members of SWOAPE about her experience with you. I did not see Six mention anywhere in the post that you were a bad seller nor do I feel the post implies that you are a bad seller. The simple mentioning of the fact that you called (instead of e-mailing, substituting, or shipping an incomplete order as a lot of vendors do) implies that you have good customer service. Six did call you a nice guy and used the words "AWESOME" and "great shipping service" in the post. Those are not words I would normally associate with a bad seller!

I know Six personally and the post was merely "grumbling" (even stated as such in the post by the word "grumble") by someone who had their hopes set on a couple of rare species of fish only to be let down when they were not in stock. I'm sure you can understand the excitement felt by a fellow hobbyist when they finally find a rare species they have been looking for and the ultimate "let down" they feel after being told the item(s) are not available

With Aaron's blessing, I have unlocked this thread. As long as everyone can play nicely, it will remain unlocked.
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