How many of TPF members have bought from an online source?

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How many of TPF members have bought from an online source?

Post by CoCoPuffs » Thu Jan 19, 2012 6:57 pm

And how was that experience?

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Re: How many of TPF members have bought from an online source?

Post by LilGreenPuffer » Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:18 pm

Are you talking about puffers, or about fish supplies in general?
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Re: How many of TPF members have bought from an online source?

Post by briguy44 » Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:04 pm

100% of the livestock in my reef tank has been purchased online. Fish, corals, and rock. I have never had a fish or coral be dead on arrival or die within a month after shipment. I usually order from bluezooaquatics.com since they have always had excellent customer service and the healthiest livestock I have experienced. Also I have ordered from and been pleased with petsolutions.com, liveaquaria.com, and reefs2go.com
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Re: How many of TPF members have bought from an online source?

Post by CoCoPuffs » Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:30 pm

LilGreenPuffer wrote:Are you talking about puffers, or about fish supplies in general?
Specifically, puffers. But I'd like to be aware of any reliable sources.

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Re: How many of TPF members have bought from an online source?

Post by CoCoPuffs » Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:33 pm

briguy44 wrote:100% of the livestock in my reef tank has been purchased online. Fish, corals, and rock. I have never had a fish or coral be dead on arrival or die within a month after shipment. I usually order from bluezooaquatics.com since they have always had excellent customer service and the healthiest livestock I have experienced. Also I have ordered from and been pleased with petsolutions.com, liveaquaria.com, and reefs2go.com
I'll definitely check those out. Thanks for the reply.

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Re: How many of TPF members have bought from an online source?

Post by Puffer King » Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:20 pm

fish get shipped all over the globe , so ordering online is no big deal as long as where your buying from has lots of positive feedback .
Only thing I don't like when ordering a fish that way is the fact you can't pick one out .......but i've never had a D.O.A , so far touch wood
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Re: How many of TPF members have bought from an online source?

Post by LilGreenPuffer » Thu Jan 19, 2012 10:58 pm

I've bought healthy livestock from Ebay, PlantedTank.net's classifieds subforum, and other fish forums. If a seller has a good rating, you're probably in the clear. Lots of people also LOVE DrsFosterSmith.com's LiveAquaria site.
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Re: How many of TPF members have bought from an online source?

Post by Pufferpunk » Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:26 pm

I buy almost everything dry now, from Amazon. Bought my red miurus from Toyin, in TX & couldn't have been happier. Won a show goldfish in an auction & I love the fellow!
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Re: How many of TPF members have bought from an online source?

Post by CoCoPuffs » Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:13 am

Ya, I love ebay. Never bid on a fish, though. Seems all they have is koi, and I don't own a chinese restaurant...

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Re: How many of TPF members have bought from an online source?

Post by Pufferpunk » Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:17 am

this was a strictly GF auction, not Ebay.
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Re: How many of TPF members have bought from an online source?

Post by RTR » Fri Jan 20, 2012 9:42 am

I have never bought fish on-line, nor for that matter most supplies. But I have a very good independent LFS with whom I have dealt for over 35 years. They do special orders for me regularly and routinely. Many folks do not have such resources locally available.
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Re: How many of TPF members have bought from an online source?

Post by Dadof4 » Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:46 pm

I would be hesitant to buy on e-bay. I live in the middle of nowhere's back backwoods so all my live stock have come from Drs. Foster and Smith's Liveaquaira.com except two puffers, one was as shipped from a private owner in PA and the other I happened across in the LFS and he didn't even know it was a puffer...I've had fish both shipped and picked fish up from DFS without issue, one DOA but that was one I really should have went to pick up anyway. Bluezooaquatics.com has a good reputation for livestock. Dry goods I buy from whichever of the big name companies is cheaper (easier to get free shipping) mainly DFS and then I drive to go get it.
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Re: How many of TPF members have bought from an online source?

Post by CoCoPuffs » Fri Jan 20, 2012 5:54 pm

I haven't had any luck finding a freshwater puffer online, every site I've visited has them out of stock.

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Re: How many of TPF members have bought from an online source?

Post by Nuclear_Glitter » Sat Jan 21, 2012 1:10 am

CoCoPuffs wrote:I haven't had any luck finding a freshwater puffer online, every site I've visited has them out of stock.
What freshwater puffer are you looking for?
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Re: How many of TPF members have bought from an online source?

Post by CoCoPuffs » Sat Jan 21, 2012 12:20 pm

Nuclear_Glitter wrote:
CoCoPuffs wrote:I haven't had any luck finding a freshwater puffer online, every site I've visited has them out of stock.
What freshwater puffer are you looking for?
I've narrowed it down to 3 or 4. Dragon, avocado, congo, any that get 6''+. I know avocado's only attain 4ish but the coloration speaks to me. Greens were huge in the 70's......

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