Aquabid is not a vendor though, they are just like eBay. Why would you boycot eBay because you had an issue with a seller, doesn't make sense. Also auctions don't last very long anyway, maybe 5 days at most for bettas and shipping is by air so it's very fast. With auctions I can pick and choose exactly which fish to bid on from many different sellers.chickadee said:I no longer go to Aquabid as I had problems with the vendor I tried to buy some snails from and I find that the eBay site has worked for me although I really prefer going direct to MiamI Aquariums and deal with them rather than waiting out an auction. They will order me what I want.