Number of posts : 187
Age : 69
Location : FRANKLIN ,KENTUCKY
Job/hobbies : BASS/CRAPPIE FISHING-TROPICAL FISH
Humor : MY KIDS TELL ME IM OLDER THEN DIRT
Thank You Points : 7
Registration date : 2010-10-20
|Subject: Re: Fair price for your BN from LFS? Sun Jul 22, 2012 7:11 pm|| |
I AGREE 100%
Number of posts : 30
Age : 38
Location : new zealand
Job/hobbies : sports,
Thank You Points : 1
Registration date : 2012-07-29
|Subject: Re: Fair price for your BN from LFS? Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:41 am|| |
hey guys, so i think im going to get store credit for my fry at my lfs, i have 3 other stores to check out yet, i wood like to get cash, who woodnt!!! did i read before in this tread, lf albio less than lf common, doug?
Number of posts : 3128
Age : 34
Location : Adelaide, South Australia
Job/hobbies : Aquatic ecologist/genetisist
Humor : yes please :)
Thank You Points : 198
Registration date : 2010-05-08
Number of posts : 164
Location : Etobicoke, On
Job/hobbies : concractor
Humor : not much to be serious about
Thank You Points : 5
Registration date : 2012-02-11
|Subject: Re: Fair price for your BN from LFS? Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:15 am|| |
I'm getting $2-3 in store credit and $1-1,50 cash. Depends on the store and size.
Number of posts : 223
Age : 64
Location : USA
Job/hobbies : Breeding DD, Koi, Blue & wild blood Angelfish, Purple Moscow Guppies, & BN. Catering to 3 cats, 1 dog, & 1 husband.
Humor : Messing with the dog and the husband- the cats are on to me.
Thank You Points : 21
Registration date : 2012-12-12
|Subject: Re: Fair price for your BN from LFS? Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:31 pm|| |
I have a wonderful relationship with one lfs, one of the very few left in my area. It's all the big chain stores now. I also worked many, many years in both retail pet businesses and a wholesale small animal business, so I do know both sides of the picture.
I trade my brown BN for 50¢ each, and albinos for $1.00, store credit. I believe the shop retails them for $4.99 each, so he's making a very nice profit, esp considering his in-store losses of my BN are virtually zero. I'm delighted with this arrangement, as it benefits both of us.
Why so cheap? I only have to go to one store, he will take whatever I have, whenever I have it. He takes excellent care of my fish. He listens and takes my advice on caring for them. He also buys all my other fish (angels, guppies, snails), so again, it's one trip and they go to a good shop.
He knows I can purchase most supplies cheaper than his mark-up, so he rarely charges me full price on things when I use the credit, and he will bust his butt to find and get something for me if I have a special request.
I love breeding fish, but if I had to scrounge to find buyers, deal with shipping and individual customers, or wonder about the care my fish were receiving in the store I wouldn't enjoy it, so I wouldn't do it. That's why I sometimes practically give my fish away, and am quite happy that a good independent lfs can benefit.
Number of posts : 14
Location : london uk
Thank You Points : 0
Registration date : 2013-12-25
|Subject: Re: Fair price for your BN from LFS? Thu Jan 16, 2014 9:09 pm|| |
to the public, at around an inch and a half, maybe £5, to mates its basically ill trade for different fish and lfs, i hope £3 a piece
although i know albinos are like £15 a piece here
|Subject: Re: Fair price for your BN from LFS? || |