Help with a seller of eggs.... Opinions needed what should i do?

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by kittykat2003uk, Oct 9, 2011.

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  1. kittykat2003uk

    kittykat2003uk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Right these are messages that have passed through myself and someone on ebay. They have several feedback regarding infertile eggs. please help.

    "Extremely disappointed with the batch of eggs. I candled today and out of the 20 you sent 14 are infertile and one didnt have an air sack (which i have never seen before). Just so you dont blame the bator the 9 silver spangled eggs we put in with them are all ok.

    Regards

    Sarah"

    From them

    "Obviously, as per listing, once left we can not control what happens in transit or with you. I would hope however you can get a trio out of the remainder in the incubator however. On the ones which are not fertile, I of course share your dissapointment, but can not share the liability as stated in the listing, you buy and we ship at your risk and can not be liable for the eggs once they leave us. Customers are always welcome to collect and avoid the courier system. However, on this occassion, if you return the ones that are not viable, and pay for postage, I will be more than happy to send on some more for you to try. Alternatively, if you want young stock, I will discount the amount you paid for the eggs off my normal prices for these birds.... I can't really say any fairer than that as it basically gives you your money back. Let me know what you prefer. More eggs or young birds. Thank you"

    From me

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    But then there shouldnt be over half of them infertile. How many young birds would you send out and how much P&P would you charge me?"

    From them
    "Fertility can be affected transportation, I would suggest that is what has happened as I can testify fertility has been 80%+, I wouldn't sell them overwise. I sell in 18s generally, so if only half are fertlie, and only half of them hatch, people should still end up with a trio for under £30.... That's my aim and no secret.

    I charge £30/bird for cocks or £50 pair. I am happy to supply you as many pairs as you like for £20/pair, as I've hatched loads this year. Let me know"

    thanks for input guys
     
  2. ChestnutRidge

    ChestnutRidge Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Eggs can be fertile and become non-viable in transit. I think the seller is responding appropriately. If you live close, I'd get the young birds because, while temperatures may be different, the mail centers, carriers, and routes between your homes will be the same. The new eggs may be as damaged as the previous.

    Good luck! [​IMG] I hope you end up with the birds you wanted.
     
  3. kittykat2003uk

    kittykat2003uk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What i couldnt understand i have almost a 100% hatch rate with our own eggs... The ones i have sent out they have had almost a 90% hatch rate [​IMG] There are a few feedbacks over the course of 4 months where people have complained about fertility
     
  4. Chickangel79

    Chickangel79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    He sounds quite fair to me.
    My last lot never hatched. Never fertile. Seller refused to replace even though he said he would if he could on the listing. Take some lose some. At least he actually replied !
     
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  5. reereechickens

    reereechickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How exactly do you know they are infertile? Did you open any and NOT see the bullseye?
     
  6. kittykat2003uk

    kittykat2003uk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Candled all after day 7 opened up 7 of them they didnt show any signs of being fertile
     
  7. Chickangel79

    Chickangel79 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:So you can't send them back for replacement now ?
     
  8. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    From the rules:

    we prohibit discussing drama that happens on other forums.

    Often the seller is a member of BYC, enters the thread, identifies herself/himself, and a fight starts, which is why we don't allow discussing transactions on the forum. [​IMG]


    However, FYI, for future reference, an egg can be fertile, yet never even begin developing due to rough handling. You might see a bullseye (no veining, just the bullseye) if you were able to gently tap the egg open with a knife, not on the counter, and lay the yolk in a bowl, then check for the bullseye. And you'd have to know exactly what you're looking for when you do that.​
     
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