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    Thread: Beautiful Fish, But....

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      Beautiful Fish, But....

      Ridiculous prices!!!

      I was bored today and looked at the Blackwater Creek web-site to see what they had for sale. Saw some beautiful individual goldfish, but WOWZA!

      Check the prices, almost 3 grand for one ??

      https://www.koisale.com/KoiStore/ind...x&cPath=69_184

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      People have paid far more for Koi, but the price to quality at BW Creek is very off. You can pick up a nice Tosai from PSKoi for $150-$500 each and with proper care end up with fish that make BW Creek's best fish look like pond grade.



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      I have waaay better things to spend my money on!

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      Quote Originally Posted by pickerel View Post
      I have waaay better things to spend my money on!
      Tell me about it!

      I own an RV, Sheesh.....

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      Quote Originally Posted by basser1 View Post
      Tell me about it!

      I own an RV, Sheesh.....
      Or a boat...
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      Quote Originally Posted by icu2 View Post
      Or a boat...
      My dad had boats. He told me a hull is part of the boat you just dump your money in.

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      Quote Originally Posted by icu2 View Post
      Or a boat...
      Or a Vespa!

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      Or a Vespa!
      Or a gaming rig in the height of parts shortages.
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      They are Koi you know!

      Koi are expensive you know!



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      about April 15th, Blackwater Koi undated the 2021 Goldfish. there were 3 pages starting at 49.00.. i paid 110 for this 10 inch shubunkin and 89 for an 8 inch. the best were gone in 2 weeks
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      Quote Originally Posted by jrlaubin View Post
      about April 15th, Blackwater Koi undated the 2021 Goldfish. there were 3 pages starting at 49.00.. i paid 110 for this 10 inch shubunkin and 89 for an 8 inch. the best were gone in 2 weeks
      I said it before and I'll say it again. I really like your goldfish...

      My neighbor has Koi and offered me my pick of the babies they had for free. I actually opted to stick with my goldfish. I love the variety I have, the fact they are more hardy, and I can put more goldfish than Koi in the same pond. I think if they all looked the same (comet/Sarasa) I wouldn't enjoy them as much. The variety makes the pond watching so much better. I will happily pay more to get that and have driven a few hours to pick up unique fish. Now I've spent $40 max, but I could see going $100 for the right one.. anymore than that I would really struggle. Of course the $100 fish would be the one the hawk gets so I'll likely keep buying small $20-$40 ones

      All of that to say I was talking to another ponder and they thought I was crazy for buying anything other than the $0.99 feeder goldfish. I just know I wouldn't personally be happy with that lack of uniqueness in my pond. To each their own I guess...
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      How is a damaged goldfish still 1k?
      And what is a "goldenfish"? Because those are the thousand dollar ones for some reason.

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      Yeah, these are nice goldfishes.

      After the last 4 babies shubunkin that I brought from a trusted LFS, I guess I no longer needs to buy them anymore.

      A friend of mine had given me a bunches of goldfishes to me for FREE if I want them, set aside some are mixed with feeder fish. But they looks very nice, they have long tail. I forgot what he called them. I got about 10ish so far and I am supposed to be getting about 30 more from him for my DW's Lily ponds. Not sure when will that happens.
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      Quote Originally Posted by secuono View Post
      How is a damaged goldfish still 1k?
      And what is a "goldenfish"? Because those are the thousand dollar ones for some reason.
      Money is just an exchange unit. I'll give you this if you give me that. Then you decide. The amount is only relevant to the person with the money.

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