Group Fish Buy From a Sponsor:

Discussion in 'Fish and Invertebrates' started by Bruce Spiegelman, Sep 20, 2017.

  1. Bruce Spiegelman

    Bruce Spiegelman Supporting Member

    Post the fish (using the BalBlu form as a starting point) that you potentially want.
     
  2. Bruce Spiegelman

    Bruce Spiegelman Supporting Member

  3. Kremis

    Kremis Supporting Member

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  4. Coral reefer

    Coral reefer President

    I don't know where I find the list, but would likely want 6 sunset anthias, as large as possible.
     
  5. ashburn2k

    ashburn2k Supporting Member

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  6. sfsuphysics

    sfsuphysics Supporting Member

    Mike is taking up all my damsel space with his large anthias!!! :D
     
  7. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    So we paying for shipping too on this? And we are asking for a discount on this fish group buy? I'm almost certain you are not going to get wholesale pricing.

    Just want to get the particulars straight before I commit to something.


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  8. Kremis

    Kremis Supporting Member

    im not really sure yet, i think bruce will work it out when he goes ?
     
  9. kinetic

    kinetic Webmaster

    I'm down for a sponsor group buy over the livestockusa one if it is easier and can support our LFS

    I want at least one H. Magnifica (Ritteri) anemone. Purple foot, green tentacles. Depending on price, I would get up to 3.
     
  10. Newjack

    Newjack Supporting Member

    I'd be interested in a (1) Borbonius anthias.
     
  11. Wlachnit

    Wlachnit Supporting Member

    I also like the idea of supporting the local sponsors if it makes sense. I'm interested in male Fairy Wrasses not on the list such as Rhomboid (mine jumped last week) and Laboutei? Would want to get an understanding of pricing inclusive of shipping before committing as others have commented.
     
  12. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    You are probably not going to get a choice in colors.
     
  13. kinetic

    kinetic Webmaster

    From the pdf, looks like they're all purple footed, which I'm fine with. So I think they'll have some specification of the color and I can decide based on that?
     
  14. Bruce Spiegelman

    Bruce Spiegelman Supporting Member

    OKay -- so I talked to one of our sponsors today and they'd love to help with a BAR group buy. I told them the deal and as soon as I mentioned BaliBlue he said, "the shipping will kill you!." I asked about his wholesale prices vs. BaliBlu and he indicated that they usually get them a little cheaper. Long and short of it is he'd be happy to bring in a box of 20+ just for BAR at his cost and accept $300.00 for the entire deal. Odds are we can go for more than 20 fish with no issues as well since his shipping cost is $35.00-$40.00 a box is all and he'd just tack ours own to his weekly order anyway. The only caveat (which we'd do with BaliBlue anyway) is he would want me to pick them up so he doesn't have to acclimate and then hand out over time. So I'd grab the shipping box and bring it to whatever place we choose or to whomever is centralized to hold them.

    Bottom line is the deal should be better and we're supporting a sponsor. The full fish list comes out on Saturdays and if we're hoping for some non-standard fish we'd want an order ready by then so it can go in right away for Monday delivery. This way there will be no substitutions, but ther's also no guarantee from week-to-week that any specific species will be available that week.
     
  15. Kremis

    Kremis Supporting Member

    sweet! which sponsor if you dont mind me asking?
     
  16. Bruce Spiegelman

    Bruce Spiegelman Supporting Member

    Shouldn't be a huge surprise. Diablo Corals -- he's five minutes from my house.
     
  17. Vhuang168

    Vhuang168 Supporting Member

    Ok, so now the price for the whole box of fish is $300? How are we going to split that?

    Wonder how many tukas they can fit in a box!!?!! O.O
     
  18. Ibn

    Ibn Supporting Member

    Assuming that this will be his cost and not just $300 if the fish cost more than $300 in total?
     
  19. Bruce Spiegelman

    Bruce Spiegelman Supporting Member

    The deal we were getting from BaliBlu was wholesale cost + $300.00. So via Jess it would be at max exactly the same deal. Now that being said if everyone wants to order $1.25 fish I'm sure we could get it done much cheaper.
     
  20. Bruce Spiegelman

    Bruce Spiegelman Supporting Member

    African or European Tuka's?
     

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