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Fair price for your BN's From LFS
$1.00
8%
 8% [ 3 ]
$1.50
19%
 19% [ 7 ]
$2.00
51%
 51% [ 19 ]
Whatever you can get
22%
 22% [ 8 ]
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PostSubject: Fair price for your BN from LFS?   Fri Jun 25, 2010 5:42 pm

What do you think is a fair price for your BN's from your LFS?
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PostSubject: Re: Fair price for your BN from LFS?   Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:28 pm

I wont let them have mine for any less then £1.50 that is for commons at and 1" - 1 1/2" dont let them offer you any less than that they are only going to put them up at £5 each or more. I have taken them to a couple of my local LFS and they both try paying as little as 75p but they just out to rip you off. it helps if you go in quite often and build up a relationship with them. the only prob you may come across is if there is sombody willing to undercut you . Iv taken over from another local breader that has moved away i bought most of her stock
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PostSubject: Re: Fair price for your BN from LFS?   Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:31 pm

As youve posted in $$$'s ive gone for $2.00 which pretty much equals £1.00 British Quid....

Seems to be the going rate here....

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PostSubject: Re: Fair price for your BN from LFS?   Fri Jun 25, 2010 11:45 pm

Hrmmm, thats a tough one on an international forum. To a fish shop i sell mine to them at whatever the bulk outlets are selling for rounded down to the nearest dollar. so they do vary a bit but in general its $3 for commons, $9 for albinos, $15 for albino longfins and $23 for common longfins. When i sell to the public i add a couple of $$$ on so its $5 for a common, $10 for an albino, $15 for an albino longifn and $25 for a common longfin.

I sell mine at 3.3cms for shortfins (TL) and 3.7 for longfins (TL)

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PostSubject: Re: Fair price for your BN from LFS?   Sat Jun 26, 2010 2:12 am

iv never sold fish to lfs and dont know what i could get for them but i do have 100+ common fry i should b getting rid of eventually. so i just chose to get what i can for them, im not fussed. its no wonder lfs charge so much for them if they buyin them for that much doug Shocked
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PostSubject: Re: Fair price for your BN from LFS?   Sat Jun 26, 2010 2:27 am

supply and demand Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Fair price for your BN from LFS?   Sat Jun 26, 2010 3:03 am

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PostSubject: fair price   Mon Jan 10, 2011 12:56 am

cant sell commons round here,same story they are given to them.
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PostSubject: fair price   Mon Jan 10, 2011 2:46 pm

asked about other than common, and all local shops to me only get them from the trade
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PostSubject: Re: Fair price for your BN from LFS?   Mon Jan 10, 2011 4:56 pm

Went into my lfs today to find out about selling my babies when they are big enough and was offered £1.60 each for them and was asked if I would be able to supply them ongoing!
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PostSubject: fair price for your bn from lfs   Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:11 pm

well pleased for you,it not just me i asked but this area is full of bns,they will take them for nothing,used to sell angel fish to many shops ,maybe L numders will change their minds. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Fair price for your BN from LFS?   Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:20 pm

The guy siad that they dont normally take fish from local breeders but because I go in there a lot and he said 'I know you look after your fish' he was happy to buy them from me. Very Happy
He also said that because I was just up the road from them that the fish wouldnt be anywhere near as stressed as they usually are when they arrive from his normal trade supplier...
Im really happy. I was worried I was gonna end up with hundreds of them Very Happy

They dont really go in for the L numbers much around here. The same guy said that he had bought some to sell before (the cheaper end of the market) and they just didnt sell...
I have to travel a fair distance to see any Sad
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PostSubject: Re: Fair price for your BN from LFS?   Tue Jan 11, 2011 5:39 pm

how much do you guys sell your longfins for???
Both albino and brown???
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PostSubject: Depends on Size.   Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:42 pm

I would say it depends on the size.
A little one is a lot cheaper then a fully grwon one at my LFS.
Small one €2 (US$2.50)
Adult size around 10cm €7 (US$8.75)
Here in Germany.
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PostSubject: sell   Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:57 pm

I sell to several pet stores and if they buy on a reg basis from me i sell my long fin albino and my long fin green dragon for $ 4 bucks each. my L 144 i sell for $5 each . i haven`t got any reds big enough yet to sell.
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PostSubject: Re: Fair price for your BN from LFS?   Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:04 pm

KYANGELSNCORYS wrote:
I sell to several pet stores and if they buy on a reg basis from me i sell my long fin albino and my long fin green dragon for $ 4 bucks each. my L 144 i sell for $5 each . i haven`t got any reds big enough yet to sell.
That is a good price.
What size are they ???
Makes me wish I was in Kentucky.
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PostSubject: Re: Fair price for your BN from LFS?   Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:33 pm

depends on what store im selling to , most likes then 1 1/2 inchs the others one wants them 2 inchs
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PostSubject: Re: Fair price for your BN from LFS?   Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:31 pm

Hey all...

I found this thread provided some interesting information on market pricing... especially for the Adelaide market.

I have been selling 3cm common fry for $1.75 to Seaview aquariums (poor return for hard work eh!) I will certainly have to double check this price especially as they sell on for approx. $11-13 AUD.

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PostSubject: Re: Fair price for your BN from LFS?   Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:00 pm

that is way too cheap compared to what they sell for here No
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PostSubject: Re: Fair price for your BN from LFS?   Fri Jul 20, 2012 11:09 pm

I have seen the other side of this coin having worked in a shop that buys from people.

remember we have to feed them, heat them, deal with any deaths and look after them. While I agree that some shops do pay too little, consider that the power pill of a small shop will be in the order of several $1000s a month.

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PostSubject: Re: Fair price for your BN from LFS?   Sat Jul 21, 2012 11:44 pm

I spoke with my LFS here in Geislingen Germany today and he will only take fish for free (no matter what kind). Says that keeping the fish until they are sold is expensive enough. So it definetly agrees to what Doug is saying here.
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PostSubject: glad   Sun Jul 22, 2012 5:50 pm

im glad i live here then from what your saying about the pet shop owners not wanting to pay much. i guess it is differant in every country lol!
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PostSubject: Re: Fair price for your BN from LFS?   Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:06 pm

KYANGELSNCORYS wrote:
i'm glad i live here then from what your saying about the pet shop owners not wanting to pay much. i guess it is different in every country lol!
You are absolutely correct. I remember back home in Sydney we paid people good money for their fish whilst I was working in a LFS.
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PostSubject: Re: Fair price for your BN from LFS?   Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:13 pm

i breed fish as a full time hobby and its tough some times just to break even on a slow growing fish but then some wks i have done rather well .
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PostSubject: Re: Fair price for your BN from LFS?   Sun Jul 22, 2012 6:38 pm

KYANGELSNCORYS wrote:
i breed fish as a full time hobby and its tough some times just to break even on a slow growing fish but then some wks i have done rather well .
I don't think anybody ever got rich from breeding fish. It is definetly a labour of love.
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