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    Quote Originally Posted by markini5 View Post
    guessing is where you go wrong my friend, im on ebay everyday almost looking at alsorts of things including koi, and have brought some koi from a business seller on their.... maybe think before typing away.

    not everyone sells on ebay, I use to run a ebay business so know how it works..

    you mention Mitchkoi again, you dont know what happened to them, your just guessing again...

    yes I know, their are lots that sell on various online platforms inc facebook …

    life is competitive … I get it...

    I haven't committed to anything yet, its just idea's being floated ..
    Sorry but you appear to, or have chosen not to have, understood my last post. So there's no point in persuing the matter.
    Good luck with your venture, if you go ahead, you'll need it.
    Let us know how you get on.
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    I'm not sure why you are being so combative in response to people showing an interest in your thread.

    You write as if you know everything and everyone in the UK koi world, and yet your posts give some of us concern for your business enterprise. We are trying to help you avoid a huge mistake and financial loss. But if you are convinced you have the experience you need and think you know what all the risks and pitfalls are, then go for it. I hope you get the outcome you deserve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feline View Post
    I'm not sure why you are being so combative in response to people showing an interest in your thread.

    You write as if you know everything and everyone in the UK koi world, and yet your posts give some of us concern for your business enterprise. We are trying to help you avoid a huge mistake and financial loss. But if you are convinced you have the experience you need and think you know what all the risks and pitfalls are, then go for it. I hope you get the outcome you deserve.
    to be honest it comes across as a complete slap down to me just completely negative towards any positive thoughts/ambitions I have..
    I dont know everything and never claimed too.
    I only know how to look after koi.

    I regret putting this post up and wish for it to be taken down.. and question being on this group..

    ive sent a message to my local koi club to join up.. not that it matters..

  4. #24
    Why? Cause you haven’t had the answers your looking for?
    Fella..not often I see eye to eye with Feline but in this instance I make her and DHR right. However, everyone has to start somewhere eh and now wrong with having a dream providing you go into it with your eyes open and are aware of the pitfalls.
    I’ve worked for myself for 35 years and currently run 2 businesses. Neither of them will make me a millionaire but I do ok. This week I’ve worked until 11.30pm every night...it ain’t easy being your own boss and dealing with the general public can be a nightmare. (Luckily, only one of my business’s has to do this).
    HMRC/tax/vat/accountants/suppliers/advertising/product/premises/insurance/import duty/shipping...the list goes on. All things you’ll have to deal with.
    If it was easy, everyone would do it lol.
    Is there enough of a local market?
    Would you sell dry goods?
    There’s definitely money in Koi and the associated products and I’ve certainly spoken to a few “dealers” that in reality know less than me about everything barring the fish and I wouldn’t buy anything from them even if I were using someone else’s cash however. I can think of 3 that I’d use without hesitation and they all have countless years of experience in the trade along with the expert knowledge of the fish too.
    Live the dream chap but take on board the good advice you’ve been given with a bit of humility cause at the moment you’re coming across as a bit arrogant, which you’re probably not I hope but that’s how your posting style makes you look.



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    I do not run a Koi business but I do run other businesses. I think you answered your own questions quite early on. You described the area as having poverty issues. Buying and keeping Koi is quite an expensive hobby. Less likely to work in a non affluent area. This is indicated by other business (in your posts) selling Koi also having problems. This is not indicative of high demand.

 

 
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