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Discussion in 'CCA Sponsor - Batfish Aquatics' started by JLW, Nov 18, 2017.

  1. JLW

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    Hey Folks,

    A bit of sad news. My last few import orders have been really, really bad, which has lead me to do some serious soul searching. After a lot of consideration, I have decided to close Batfish Aquatics' fish sales. Effective immediately, we will no longer be shipping fish (except to those individuals who have placed orders prior to this, and in special circumstances). As of the end of the year, we will no longer house any fish or offer retail sales.

    We will be updating our stock list in the next few days, most likely as a text only document. We will begin selling fish by appointment only over the next few weeks. Prices are FIRM.

    Once the fish are sold off, we will begin selling some of the tanks, racks, and equipment as well -- some I plan to keep as a hobbyist, but right now, I want a lot of it gone.

    I'm undecided on continuing to do pre orders at this point, though these will likely be only sporadically.

    Thank you all for the patronage -- it's been a fun adventure, but the time has come to move on.
     
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    Sorry to hear that Josh. Hope the future works out for you.
     
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    Sorry to hear this Josh but good luck with your next adventure.
     
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    Sorry to hear. Hope your future endeavors work out better for you. Thank you for all of your support.
     
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    Sorry josh, you've been a great sponsor of the club. Good luck with sales, I'll keep an eye out for your next list.

    When I saw the title, I was hoping you meant thanksgiving or Christmas, maybe the last preorder of the year.

    Want to do one last blowout as a holiday party?
     
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    Sorry to hear this, Josh. I'll be monitoring your page and our forum for future updates.
     
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    Yes, sorry to hear this. You've provided a great service over the years.
     
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    Batfish livestock will be missed, for sure. I tried to snag a picture of everything in my house that came from Batfish or descended from Batfish stock... I couldn't get everyone to make an appearance, and there are countless ones I no longer have, plus several more images than I could attach, 20171118_190852.jpg 20171118_190829.jpg 20171118_190810.jpg 20171118_190750.jpg 20171118_190724.jpg 20171118_190705.jpg 20171118_190649.jpg 20171118_190642.jpg 20171118_190604.jpg 20171118_190549.jpg 20171118_190145.jpg 20171118_190001.jpg 20171118_185944.jpg 20171118_185847.jpg 20171118_185840.jpg 20171118_185825.jpg 20171118_185804.jpg 20171118_185741.jpg 20171118_185431.jpg 20171118_185355.jpg but...
     
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    Dangit,
    So sad to hear Josh.
     
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    Nooooooooo! I'm so sad to hear this news.
     
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    You gave it a good run. As someone said "Thanks for all the fish!"

    Blaise
     
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    Go with your gut!
     
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    We'll all miss Batfish, Josh. Thanks for all the cool fish you've brought in for the group and special thanks from me for all the fish and fishfood! Good luck in your next endeavor, whatever that will be.
     
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    Thanks josh for your support of the Club.
     
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    Sad news Josh. Hope to still see you at the monthly meetings
     
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    Man, I'm reconsidering... if I can make Frank curse, maybe this isn't the right decision....


    Nahhhhhh. ;)
     
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    I'll bring a fist-full of cash to the holiday party.

    Blaise
     
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    Josh,
    I sent you an email don't know if you got it, I will be in town tomorrow and was trying to see you while Im in town. Check your email or shoot me a PM.
     
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    Hey folks, since I'm hosting the holiday party, I'm going to mostly hold off on any appointments until then!
     
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