Buying peafowl eggs on ebay/BYC:The good, Bad and scammer avoidance

Discussion in 'Peafowl' started by Phage, May 23, 2010.

  1. Phage

    Phage Mad Scientist Premium Member

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    I do buy eggs on ebay, with very mixed results. Some sellers consistently send eggs that always hatch. Others always have poor hatch rates. So we learn to only buy from reliable sellers which is limiting.

    I MUCH prefer to buy from BYC as I think most people here are honest and enjoy their birds and want to share the joy (as well as make some money). Trouble is I never see peafowl eggs for sale on BYC.

    I now know of 2 BYCers who sell on ebay. The peafowl eggs I have have got from one of the BYC Ebay sellers are consistently great and they come from the other side of the country. But I do wish there was more on offer here just to have choices. Eggs could be offered as "Buy it nows" at the going rate so there would be not the risk of getting less for them here than on ebay.

    There was a guy selling peafowl and lots of other egg types on ebay for a TON of money (wood duck something). I was interested as he had advertised barheaded goose eggs which are hard to find. Luckily at $50 each these were out of my price range. Turns out he didn't have any eggs at all.
     
  2. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    I do sell alot on ebay, ok will list some for BYC members. check my feedback on ebay bgcbird.
     
  3. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Only bought Peafowl eggs on Ebay once. 6 peafowl & 24 Biff Seabright eggs from the same seller for $110. 1 Seabright hatched. What a bummer.
     
  4. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    I've been watching and watching, and have watched for posts here, too- would soooooo love to have a chance to buy from a BYCer or someone local!! Need a hen for a friend's bday, as she has a lonely wailing peacock.

    PM me if you know of a reliable seller or want to sell some to me!

    Great thread to start, Phage! Very happy to open this discussion!
     
  5. deerman

    deerman Rest in Peace 1949-2012

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    auction listed
     
  6. Phage

    Phage Mad Scientist Premium Member

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    Quote:Thank you Deerman!!!!
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    Just put in my first (but not last [​IMG]) bid!!!!
     
  7. Phage

    Phage Mad Scientist Premium Member

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    Quote:Found those on Ebay as well. Thanks!!
     
  8. toejam

    toejam Never enough birds

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    can you try to put the user names of the good byers and bad buyers?
     
  9. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Quote:Just check their feedback from past buyers/sellers. MANY folks on BYC also sell on Ebay, so a list of names would be bad manners.
     
  10. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    Deerman wins a big, shiny trophy!

    After months of looking, lurking, stewing and yearning, I have peafowl eggs on the way!!

    Wooohooo!!
     

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