Aquabid - FishForums.com
Logo


members chatting


Welcome to the FishForums.com.

Find the answers to your fish problems or questions here on FishForums.com by using the search box below:



Go Back   FishForums.com > Trading Post > Seller / Buyer / Breeder Reviews

Seller / Buyer / Breeder Reviews Use this forum to provide feedback (positive and negative) of sellers/breeders and buyers. Please only state facts.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-29-2012, 06:53 PM   #1
MsAquarium
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Age: 19
Posts: 19
Default Aquabid

How does it work?
Is it ebay for all things fish?
MsAquarium is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-29-2012, 07:07 PM   #2
snyderguy
Discus Keeper
 
snyderguy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Michigan
Age: 23
Posts: 1,396
Default

Basically, you bid on the fish you want and pay the payer usually via paypal and then they send the item you bought out to you. It's a good site and a lot of good trusted sellers on there.
__________________
"The beauty is within the aquarium itself"
-Josh
snyderguy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2012, 07:08 PM   #3
MsAquarium
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Age: 19
Posts: 19
Default

Ok, thank you.
MsAquarium is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2012, 08:17 PM   #4
BV77
Moderator

 
BV77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Alaska
Posts: 1,527
Default

also, sellers often have more fish available, so it doesn't hurt to send a message and inquire.
BV77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2012, 11:15 PM   #5
arch aquatics
Senior Member
 
arch aquatics's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 313
Default

Originally Posted by BV77 View Post
also, sellers often have more fish available, so it doesn't hurt to send a message and inquire.
Worst thing we can say is no LOL
__________________
Check out our web site Arch Aquatics HERE

Check out our auction listings HERE
arch aquatics is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-29-2012, 11:28 PM   #6
lohachata
Super Moderator

 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Cleveland,Ohio
Age: 68
Posts: 7,763
Default

i have been buying and selling on aquabid for more than 8 years...lots of great folks there...
__________________
PLECOCAINE = feeding frenzy=PLECOCAINE


if we ignore nature;maybe it will go away

10 gallon..nothing but air

10 gallon...just more air

10 gallon...stale air

just don't ask about the rest
lohachata is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2012, 11:02 PM   #7
Fishnut2
Moderator

 
Fishnut2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 529
Default

I've been on AB since about a year after it opened. Check the sellers feedback before buying. I've really enjoyed the site, and made a lot of new fish friends over the years.
Fishnut2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-28-2012, 11:08 PM   #8
0828Dawn
Fishy Member
 
0828Dawn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Age: 38
Posts: 28
Default

I've used AquaBid several times and have had good luck most of them, but I have to warn you their is no protection if someone decides to stiff you or things don't arrive as they should.

Paypal's story --> says will protect Ebay Purchases, beyond that it's up to them and they'll tell you straightforward that they'll more than likely NOT protect you through other sites.

Credit Card protection --> will normally protect you for most items, but normally won't on live things (ie. plants, fish, inverts).

If/When purchasing be sure to check sellers feedback, check to make sure you have a contact phone number, and always thoroughly read ANY listing to see what the return/d.o.a policy is.
__________________
90 gallon Planted Discus Community Tank
0828Dawn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2012, 02:35 AM   #9
cossie
petrol headed fish freak
 
cossie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: uckfield, England
Age: 18
Posts: 1,482
Default

Does aquabid post to uk?
__________________
8 gallon-FW
12x glowlight tetra
2x X-ray tetra
2x hillstream loach
1x botia kubotai

5 gallon FW
MTS
Apple snails
Giant pink ramshorns
Giat columbian ramshorn
Send me POTM AND TOTM Feb 2013 by 28th

SW setup

34l FW setup

5G FW setup
cossie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-29-2012, 09:46 AM   #10
emc7
Moderator

 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Johns Creek, GA
Posts: 12,000
Default

It is US based, so you will need to read the fine print in the seller's listing. US seller usualy don't, but some of the Asian seller's ship worldwide. International shipping can be very expensive so ask about cost before committing to a deal.
emc7 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-30-2012, 04:13 PM   #11
TheOldSalt
Darth Ichthyos

 
TheOldSalt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 8,562
Default

The main difference between Aquabid & eBay is in that buyers & sellers deal with each other more directly on AB, instead of doing everything through the site as you see on eBay.
TheOldSalt is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
aquabid Hydr0 JoE General Freshwater 5 07-02-2009 03:21 PM
Aquabid garfieldnfish General Freshwater 3 01-22-2006 02:26 PM
AquaBid down? Osiris The Water Hole 5 10-03-2005 01:06 PM
Aquabid Roy Deki The Water Hole 19 01-26-2005 06:03 AM