Scam or not

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  1. Duimpies

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    Hi Guys

    has anyone heared of a company called UK Fish Exports ? They apparently supply a company called Aqua Center in SA.

    Reason why i am asking is I responded to a Gumtree add not know it was a Uk company, they came back to me with a price list..... there prices are crazy cheap, even with shipping prices

    To give you an idea - a Meduim size purple tang cost R290.00


    your resposes will be appreciated
     
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  3. MistaOrange

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    That is cheap...
     
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    thats just one fish to mention the rest is scary on what prices they being sold for
     
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    Even though they will supply you with livestock, you will most likely need import permits in SA, a clearing agent etc and who knows what (well, the sponsors do) to receive the goods.
     
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    I remember seeing that ad as well. Did they say that you make payment at Aqua Centre here in SA?
     
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    They have an agent in SA that cover all the permits, customs extra
     
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    Aqua centre is a one of the buyers -- Ive never heard of them , i know some of the imports(agents) bring the stuff in and the suplly pets shops

    you pay them on credit card ..... :eek:
     
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    Oh crap.. Okay then that's reason to question. Most (well all the ones I've seen) online shops will not ship livestock to other states.
     
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    well if it is legit, my tank would be full at a 1/3 of the price
     
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    Yeah true. Lol, you gonna find out and let us guys know cuz?
     
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    Guys its a scam. The shipping prices are the same as one would pay from ct to jhb. There is no way you will be able to pay these prices to someone and they make a profit.
     
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    Ps you haveto pay upfront mmmmmm!!!! Can I rather give you my account nr and you give me the money? I will send you a picture of a purple tang.
     
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    must say they go threw alot of effort .... in presentation, pitty i cant attach the actual emails from these guys....
     
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    lol , na - i cut one out already and stuck it at the back of my tank .....
     
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    Guys guys guys these lists are copies of exactly the same sa wholesalers get. I have seen the wholesaler price lists and can verify. But if anyone of you orders and gets one of those purple tangs I will give you four times what you pay.
     
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    [​IMG] look at the full list of fish etc and the total shipping is enough to cover two fish. Anyhow suckers will fall for this
     
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    as far as i under stand that there handleing fee, therre is an additional R200.00 per box

    any way.... i cant afford to donate money.... what worries me is that one needs to pay into a Local credit card - looks like an FNB credit card no : 4901 3700 8479 ****
    Can anyone check into it at FNB , who the card holder is ?
     
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    @Duimpies I edited the account number. if you have any more info pm me please
     
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    Lol sometimes i wonder!
     
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    about?
     
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