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    1. Marketplace Rules

      In order to streamline the buy and sell, please use the following format when creating threads in the marketplace. Those threads not following format will be deleted or closed. Buyers/Sellers must provide the following information within the title of the thread: prefix, item, location, and method of transport.

      Prefix explanation : WTB (want to buy), FS (for sale), FT (for trade), FREE

      Format : Prefix - Item - Location (City and State/Province) - Method of Transport (shipping or pick up)

      Example : FS - Arowana - York, PA - Pick-up only

      Example : FT - Polypterus endlicheri - York, PA - shipping or pick-up

      Rules :
      Multiple items are to be listed within a single thread when possible. All threads must contain price, location (city, state/province), valid means of communication (email or pm), and method of distribution (shipping or pick-up). It is both the buyers and sellers obligation to ensure that species are not on the restricted species list. All local laws and restrictions are applicable and it’s the responsibility of the users of MonsterFishKeepers.com to uphold these laws. All threads are to be made in a buy/sell/free format, no auctions or gauging interest threads are permitted. The sale of drugs, paraphernalia, porn, etc will not be permitted. Hijacking or derailment of threads will not be tolerated and posts doing so will be deleted. No solicitation will be allowed.

      Time Limit :
      All buy/sell threads will automatic closed after 21 days.

      Bumps / Take To Top :
      Allowed to be done by the OP 24 hours after last post or bump.

      Marketplace Feedback :
      Use the marketplace feedback system to view the feedback history of any user. Simply click the “Marketplace Feedback” hyperlink under their avatar. Please remember that malicious use of feedback feature will result in disciplinary action.

      Community Vendor :
      A Community Vendor is classified as one who purchases livestock or other goods with the intent to redistribute them. Anyone fitting this description is required to become a vendor and must pay the applicable fees in order to utilize the classifieds section. Click here for more information.

      Disclaimer :
      MonsterFishKeepers.com and its staff cannot verify the legitimacy of all deals and are not responsible for anything posted in this forum. All transactions are done at your own risk. Failure to comply with the rules and/or requests from staff members could result in the loss of forum/board privileges. We reserve the right to restrict access to anyone without prior notification.

      Complete Rules : MonsterFishKeepers.com Marketplace Rules

    THIS IS WHY WE ARE SO STRICT!!!

    Discussion in 'MFK Marketplace : Buy and Sell' started by Peanut_Power, Nov 8, 2007.

    1. Peanut_Power

      Peanut_Power Running From The Hammer...
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      Please Read THIS

      Its a very good read, and a great eye opener! He tried to be a Vendor here, as well as on other sites.
       
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      For those on ssslllloooowwww dialup (like me), here's the article:

      Feds take bite out of piranha dealer's wallet

      By the Lincoln Journal Star Thursday, Nov 01, 2007 - 09:08:46 pm CDT

      A Lincoln man must pay $10,000 in fines for selling several hundred flesh-eating fish to Floridians.

      Brandon Rodgers, 26, pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in September to transporting piranha from Nebraska, where they would die in winter if introduced into the wild, to Florida, where they would not.

      The importation or possession of piranha is illegal in Florida and most every other warm weather state. Doing so is a federal violation of the Lacey Act, which in part regulates the importation of birds and animals into foreign habitats.

      Rodgers was sentenced Thursday by U.S. Magistrate Judge David Piester to three years probation and $10,000 restitution. Rodgers, who according to his myspace.com page operates an Internet-based company called Rodgers Aquatics, is banned from commercial dealings in fish or wildlife while on probation.

      Between April 1, 2005, and June 15, 2007, Rodgers sold and shipped about 300 piranha to Florida and other states, according to the U.S. Attorney?s Office. He knowingly sold the fish to customers in illegal states through Internet sites such as eBay.

      The $10,000 fine will be split evenly between the Nebraska Wildlife Crimestoppers fund and the Nebraska Game and Parks investigative cash fund.
       
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      In the article it says p's are illegal in Fla, as well as most warm states. Why are they illegal in the state of Washington but not Montana, Idaho, or Oregon? They are all warmer than us and border all around us (with the exception of Montana which is divided by a sliver of Idaho). This is a stupid question, but between Jerry, and Phil, I am sure to get some massive knowledge here :)



      PS...My buddy Jeremy goes by Jerry :) But I prefer Jaromyrome...lol
       
    4. Peanut_Power

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      DON'T SELL ILLEGAL TO FISH!!
       
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      I know that guy.. not personally but he got his start on piranha-fury, and shut down a couple times for taking losses on his imports that were DOA.. Sucks that he was just a small time guy trying to start his own business but he did sell piranha to an illegal state.. :(
       
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      And more importantly, this is not isolated to that guy and P' fury. It is here as well, and we have F&W that frequent our board and stay active in the "trading" game. People need to realize that it could happen to ALL OF US, and in some members cases it has already happened to them. I have read of more than a few folks on here who have been raided and or setup in controlled buys of illegal wildlife. It is treated like drugs just so people know. If you buy/sell/trade illegal fish, you are no better than a crack pusher....
       
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      The only answer I got from WA F&W about their P ban is that there are concerns over the possibility of Ps surviving winters around nuclear plant and power plant outflows. And, any Spring season releases can result in damage or harm to people and the ecosystems before the Ps die off the following winter.
       
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      That is what I was looking for :) And I live near hanford, lol (just a few clicks down the way) Makes so much sense. Thanks for the clarification....
       
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      What a dummy. It still amazes me to think that people still think they can beat the system.

      This should be a wake up call to all of the Vendors. Alot of vendors including myself have the little we are not responsible for knowing the laws in your state policy regarding restricted species and we will not be held responsible.

      This goes to show that we are held responsible. P's are legal in his state and he shipped them to an illegal state. Now he is paying the price.
       
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      That's a good read and a good example.
       

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