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Most Paid For Discus

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by Durhamdiscus, Sep 22, 2012.

  1. Durhamdiscus

    Durhamdiscus BANNED

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    I was reading the post about MA selling a Pigeon Blood for £300 and wondered what price people would actually pay for Discus.

    In 1976 I paid £120 for a pair of Axelrod Discus when I earned £4 per week working a milk round:)

    Any advances ??

    Steve
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    I was offered a Show Quality Super Red it had to be the Biggest & Reddest Discus i have ever seen, i was tempted, however, at £500.00 i would have been wearing my Crown Jewels as earings, great question Steve, will be interesting to see what others have paid.
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    That's more than 6 month's wages, what would that equate to in today's money.:eek:
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    Steve Dudley had Adult Pigeon Bloods for sale when they very first hit the UK @ £600.00 each....and a waiting list..
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    would have been nearer £80 in late 70's for me for a pair of browns.............but remember also paying the same for a pair of boots around 1978, probably the equivalent of about £3000 now:eek: youth has no brains............
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    Remember paint £25 for at designer T shirt in the early eighties and yes i did get a sh xxxxxag !!!!!
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    I paid a bundle for a group of ABDs when they first came out. I saw a pic of the third place winner in the solid class at Aquarama, and I NEEDED TTHAT.
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    My taste has change since then. I almost always buy my fish at shows these days. The fish themselves are the best and the prices can't be beat. I paid $150. for a fish that went on to win BIS at NADA 2010 , and $250. for a class winner at NADA 2012. The importer actually appologized to me for the price. He wasn't satisfied with the show fish he got in with his big shipment and told his man that he needed better quality fish for the show. The shipping killed him on the couple of boxes. Funny thing is, I though that he told me $350. and handed it over to him. He told me that I'd made a mistake and gave me the extra hundred back.

    The most I WILL shell out for a Discus is $400.
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    I remember ABDs were USD 500 each !
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    Wow, some good stories there. I suppose as with anything it's only worth what somebody is willing to pay. Since having kids Im very careful what I spend on my hobbies. I've never spent big on fish, always preferred to buy small and grow them - never tried breeding them.

    Think the most I've ever spent was around 115 on an Albino Sturgeon when I had a pond. The most I would pay these days would be 100-150. And only Discus or Plecs would make me dig that deep (I know, Im not very extravagant).
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    agree some great stories to read there, dunno how much i would spent, ive always bought young discus too!

    spent £250 on my new pair but i dont know if i would spent more than that on some discus??
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    Never spent more than 75 euro on a fish.Sometimes you find really good prices for discusfishes on Marktplaats in the Netherlands.It is a site where people can sell anything.You sometimes have good offers here from local fishsellers.I drive on gaz so the costs for transportation are not that high for me.And The Netherlands is not that BIG to travel.;):D
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    £30 plus carriage for me:p
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    about £150 each....but spent far more on rays;)
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    £200 max for me, but usually £90 -£110. :)
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    How much more??
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    several times.... the cheapest i ever bought was 3x that
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    wow thats an expensive fish. are you married mike? or were you married ;)
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    yup, still am :( ..... my hobby mate, and after the first year it was paid for from sales... end of the day breaking even was the only goal really....

    these days rays are getting silly money.... the ones i would want now are 1500 for a baby

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