i want a briareus!!!!

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  1. joefish84

    joefish84 Sepia elegans Registered

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    why cant i seem to find a briareus anywhere?

    i know that the octopus fishing industry was devistated last year but come on i can go to the bahamas and find one just walking the beaches at night!! i want one! anyone know any divers i can call in florida or the keys and get them to catch me one and ship it? or someone that can put a claypot trap out and catch one that way?
     
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    i got mine on ebey, the forst one that was listed on one of the forums on here so i had to buy. thats the mother octo i have had for the past 11 months. the guy is a local diver and the octo was wild caught.
    well any other questions please ask.
    greg
     
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    joefish84 Sepia elegans Registered

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    you think your local diver could catch me one?
     
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    joefish84 Sepia elegans Registered

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    are you bidding on it? it has an outragous 45 dollar shipping fee!!!! theres no way it cost that much to ship it!
     
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    Nancy Titanites Staff Member Moderator

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    Did you notice the statement about how difficult briareus are to find in that area because of the hurricanes?

    Nancy
     
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    yeah ive talked to tom and another distributor about that but that shouldnt account for the high shipping cost.
     
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    No, im still looking

    But that is a good looking Octi! For a hard to find species currently I think that it is an excellent buy! If I were you I would snatch it up!

    -jordan
     
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    but to be honest.. hard to find species or not.. I would never buy a "wild" octi.. Which is what I think this is :(
     
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    DocFrye O. vulgaris Registered

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    You are overnight shipping a live animal in a container of water.... what exactly do you think this should cost?
     
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    well from octopets which is in california to sc it cost me $12 to overnight about 9 months ago so theres no way it can cost $45 to get it anywhere in the US unless they are plannning on shipping it in like 5 gallons of water
     
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    I doubt that story quite a bit...you're the first person I've heard of to pay less than about $35 for overnight from Octopets.

    Dan
     
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    Overnighting an envelope through the USPS now costs over $12. I ship a lot of live animals (dart frogs) and I have never heard of overnighting any box for less that $35.
     
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    I remember octopets being about 60-70$ plus shipping. That was when an octopus was 20-30$. 45$ doesn't sound that bad, when you figure your overnight a live animal with saltwater.

    Ben
     
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    anyway ive been trying to get the guy that is selling it to get me one for over 2 months now and been sending him emails to let me know when he got one in. its just kind of frustrating that instead of sending it to the first person in line whether its me or not and putting it on ebay to get the highest bidder. thats just not the way things should be done.
     
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    ok im done rampaging on distributors now...

    anyway

    anyone been getting anything new in lately
     

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