View Full Version : wholesale livestock


blind1993
10-20-2007, 6:57 PM
ok

i have a freind who has a freind who can get us whole sale prices on livestock. he wants me to make a list of what you guys are looking at and send it to him and he can get me some prices on it. he said the more we order the more we will save. pick up will be in kennesaw around 575 and 75 intersection. date will depend on him but i will get concrete stuff when i get a list.

coblerx4
10-20-2007, 7:01 PM
I like a price on a yellow tang, clown fish, and candy coral.

blind1993
10-20-2007, 7:04 PM
oh and i will not be dealing with the actual live stock. it will be a freinds freind, he has a 120 reef and deals with this person all the time.

tsciarini
10-20-2007, 7:09 PM
How are the money transactions going to take place?

blind1993
10-20-2007, 7:10 PM
paypal or cash given ahead of time. let me go edit the thing and add more.

boxermark
10-20-2007, 7:17 PM
How are the money transactions going to take place?

Plain envelope containing unmarked bills. Exchange takes place behind the gas station at midnight. Come by yourself.:unsure:

blind1993
10-20-2007, 7:19 PM
no cops aloud. lol

cloberex you forgot to state what kind of clown.

tsciarini
10-20-2007, 7:32 PM
Plain envelope containing unmarked bills. Exchange takes place behind the gas station at midnight. Come by yourself.:unsure:
lol... nice :shades:

paypal or cash given ahead of time. let me go edit the thing and add more.

PM sent.

Atlanta Aquarium
10-20-2007, 7:59 PM
Ok babe. Tell us what you got. Throw down some prices and pictures of what you got.

Donalds1
10-20-2007, 9:42 PM
no cops aloud. lol

Crap Im out

Skriz
10-20-2007, 9:47 PM
interesting....more details needed.

etoh_is_good
10-20-2007, 9:56 PM
a pair of picasso clowns

purpleGORILLA
10-20-2007, 10:10 PM
I hope this won't be another deal like that last snail fiasco from Miami. I lost about 5 bucks there..LOL

Atlanta Aquarium
10-20-2007, 10:56 PM
Hey Trinh, this is not the same. This is a wholesale deal. :)

Skriz
10-20-2007, 11:09 PM
Sunpet maybe?

Thekid55
10-20-2007, 11:30 PM
Sunpet maybe?

you dont want saltwater fish from sunpet.. trust me

blind1993
10-21-2007, 12:32 AM
i need to know a list of what you would like and i got you down for the 2 misbars.

Victor626nj
10-21-2007, 12:33 AM
a flame angel

blind1993
10-21-2007, 12:34 AM
got you down.

Amici
10-21-2007, 1:22 AM
I see a couple of issues to iron out.

1) This needs to be COMPLETELY outside the club since some....ok all sponsors who sell fish will be livid once they read this thread.
2) Whats the live arrival policy? Most wholesale places will only refund an amount ABOVE 3-5% of total order. So who is gonna eat the losses....you will have losses because when live things are shipped in mass quantities something will die. Also how long after they arrive will the live guarantee be?
3) How much is shipping?
4) Is there a way to do this without making sponsors angry?
5) If your getting these from sunpet then you might as well flush your money down the toilet, I have SEEN sunpets facilities.....lets just say they are so bad that I refuse to purchase anything from them for myself if I know it came from there. Also their prices are so high that some stores will be below their prices.
6) If a sponsor figures out who is doing this and what company they are ordering from, you better believe that company will get a phone call and your friend will lose his ability to buy from them since its a COMPLETE violation of almost all contracts you have with a wholesale company.

I see this ending badly......

cdub
10-21-2007, 1:43 AM
agreed, as much as i like getting things cheap this seems like an all around bad idea

Victor626nj
10-21-2007, 1:46 AM
maybe if we can get more info and make tis more like a powerbuy we might be able to make this work blinds intentions are good and i would hate to see an oppertunity like this pass buy if blind can get more info and we get some one with a little more experiance in this to make this laget we can make another power buy its just a thought

SuAsati
10-21-2007, 1:47 AM
Anytime I see/hear the phrase even closely related to "freind of a freind" I stay away.... seen too many of my friends who trusted a freind of a friend end up in very unfriendly places....

Amici
10-21-2007, 1:48 AM
If you REALLY wanna set up a wholesale fish powerbuy, then call up the sponsors who sell fish and see what they will do. Maybe for every 200 dollars they will give you 20 percent off. Then you have everyone go to the store the night the shipment arrives and they pull them outta the boxes and hand them to you. This way it is legal and legit.

Victor626nj
10-21-2007, 1:49 AM
i agree with that comment suasati ...but on a side note if we can organize this better heck we could possibly get another sponser

Victor626nj
10-21-2007, 1:50 AM
If you REALLY wanna set up a wholesale fish powerbuy, then call up the sponsors who sell fish and see what they will do. Maybe for every 200 dollars they will give you 20 percent off. Then you have everyone go to the store the night the shipment arrives and they pull them outta the boxes and hand them to you. This way it is legal and legit.
yeah i can deal with that too dawg dude good idea ...;)

Linda Lee
10-21-2007, 1:55 AM
no cops aloud. lol

Crap Im out

nah... No cops *aloud* just means you have to be silent...

;)

Amici
10-21-2007, 1:57 AM
Yeah I think alot of members forget just how many people on here have access to wholesale livestock. I can think of ATLEAST 5 of who do and a few are fish department managers and one even owns a company of which I believe fish is even in the name........I could see this being like the clean up crew group buy on steroids.

cmjazz
10-21-2007, 2:16 AM
I second SuAsati's comment "a friend of a friend" is always a bad idea. We need far more detail on this.

Linda Lee
10-21-2007, 2:22 AM
Details I'd like to know:

Tank bred?
Wild caught? (how?)
Where does this livestock come from?
Live Guarantee?

Regardless, I'd definitely not pay in advance or via PayPal from a complete unknown.

A generous offer by a young member with good intentions, but this could be a disaster waiting to happen.

Amici
10-21-2007, 2:34 AM
Regardless, I'd definitely not pay in advance or via PayPal from a complete unknown.


Very good point. Just because a price list says they have something, it doesnt mean they will send it. Even then if they do and it arrives to the supplier dead then they still have your money and you still have no fish.....

Victor626nj
10-21-2007, 2:39 AM
well lets turn this around a bit lets get some one like lets say fishiey buisness and lets get a powerbuy going on live stock and if he cant do it maybe marine fish or one of our sponsers how can we get to organize something like this the last power buy was cool with sc but how about other live stock like fish and inverts

tsciarini
10-21-2007, 2:47 AM
Hey everyone... I've already contacted Blind (post#8). Let's give him some time to gather information. He's requested the help of another member (whom I will keep private for the moment).
We all have our concerns here, lets try not to overload the thread with reiterations.
Thanks! :)

Victor626nj
10-21-2007, 2:50 AM
Hey everyone... I've already contacted Blind (post#8). Let's give him some time to gather information. He's requested the help of another member (whom I will keep private for the moment).
We all have our concerns here, lets try not to overload the thread with reiterations.
Thanks! :) thats cool tony what ever we can to keep things friendly:)

Amici
10-21-2007, 2:51 AM
lets try not to overload the thread with reiterations.


Yeah....I agree with what he said.......oops!

saltwater junky
10-21-2007, 9:35 AM
flame angel, blue tang,

Donalds1
10-21-2007, 11:30 AM
Yellow headed jaw fish . Just let us know when the wrinkles are ironed out and if it doesnt work out Bilnd you still get an "A" for effort by me.

CGill311
10-21-2007, 11:54 AM
So far people have requested:

Yellow tang
Blue tang
Flame angel
Yellowhead jawfish
Clowns

These fish are all commonly carried by local sponsors. You can get a yellow tang for 20-25 bucks locally + 10% ARC discount!

Is it really worth all the hassle trying to save a few bucks on common fish like this????

Go support the sponsors.

tsciarini
10-21-2007, 12:18 PM
Before this turns into a slam fest... I am temporarily closing this thread.
I have been in contact with Blind and expressed the concerns of the Club. I have also been in touch with the person that is willing to help him out and they are aware of the situation as well.

Please stand by for an update.