Ebay octopus for sale

Discussion in 'Sources for Cephalopods and Food' started by SabrinaR, Jan 10, 2011.

  1. SabrinaR

    SabrinaR Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Registered

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    I just emailed him and told him to remove the add, or fix the information or I will report him to ebay for violating the terms of service.
     
  3. SabrinaR

    SabrinaR Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Registered

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    I got an email back from him... he said and I quote "If water condition is ideal and you feed him well then they can last for 1 to 2 yrs at least."

    Really not a seller we would promote. "shakes head"
     
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    SabrinaR Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Registered

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    Good, I am not so good with telling off random strangers lol.
     
  5. Joe-Ceph

    Joe-Ceph Haliphron Atlanticus Supporter

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    I submitted a compliant about the listing to eBay, but I don't expect them to do anything about it. Their reporting menus didn't contain a category for misleading or inaccurate descriptions, and seemed instead to be looking for reports of more severe and less subjective violations. "It will live a long time" is subjective, and "I've had some live 3+ years" seems obviously false to us, but how could eBay's monitor decide it's bogus? Not to mention, eBay gets paid every time this guy sells an octopus, so unless he does something illegal, or overtly against their policy, I don't see eBay pulling his listing.
     
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    You are bidding on a full grown Octopus briareus/vulgaris that has a head size of 2.5 to 3 inch (each leg can span to a foot wide when it is extended all the way). We do not know the sex of this octopus.

    Briareus and Vulgaris are the same species?

    Unlike octopus that are carrying eggs, it will not die right after her eggs hatched.

    You means some octopus carry eggs? Wait I thought they didn't know the sex?

    With that said, if you can keep them in an good environment it can live for a long time. I have kept many octopus in varies sizes before. I have had a few of them in my tank for 3+ yrs.

    Really? It's not only large cold water species live more than two years(i.e. E. Doflieni)?

    I currently have three other octopus available and they are fun to watch. Full grown Octopus like this make great pets and are very entertaining to watch and they are trainable to play tricks.

    You mean I can make them jump out of their dens and yell BOO!!! to scare the pants off of my wife and kids?

    This octopus is trained to eat small pieces of dead or frozen fish or shrimp.

    Well hot dang I guess my octopus is a regular circus act then cause she's trained to chase them down, wrestle them to floor, and THEN eat them.
     
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    SabrinaR Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Registered

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    I reported him too after I reread the listing. It is against Ebays policy to sell animals. They dont consider corals animals.
     
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    Lmecher Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Registered

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    It does not bother me that this person is selling an octopus on Ebay. It is the untrue claims they make. Obviously know nothing about octopuses. It makes me sad. I reported them also.
     
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    SabrinaR Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Registered

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    Ditto, I would love for people to sale octos on ebay as long as its done right.
     
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    The listing has been removed.
     
  11. Joe-Ceph

    Joe-Ceph Haliphron Atlanticus Supporter

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    Too bad the guy wasn't willing to be more honest in his description. It's too bad for the community to lose a source of live octopus.
     
  12. skywindsurfer

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    True, but he was selling adults so they wouldn't have mich time with them.
     
  13. SabrinaR

    SabrinaR Larger Pacific Striped Octopus Registered

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    Always the risk though... thats why its important to refer sources of octopuses that we have great service. Or to post negitive feedback from poor service. By doing so we support the good and weed out the bad.
     
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    touché
     

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