08-16-2010, 09:20 PM
| || | Special ordering fish
A couple of weeks ago, I asked the fish guy at my lfs about special orders. I asked him mainly about special ordering purple spaghetti eels. He said he would check with the special order people and see what they had. The next week, he was on vacation. When he said he would check with them, he made it sound like he was going to order them. I told him I just wanted to know the price, so he decided not to order them. So this week, he's back. He said that he could get some now, and the price was unknown until they came in. Am I obligated to buy the eels if they're too expensive for me? I didn't ask him to get them, he decided that by himself. Can't he sell them to other people if I don't buy them? A couple of weeks ago I saw some baby arowanas for sale in a tank, and I'm sure they don't normally have those! (Just imagine having that growing in the tank for a couple of months before you can find someone with a monster tank!) The black arowanas were cool, and cute when small, but those things get to be a good few feet in length before they're through growing. But that's getting off the point. Am I still obligated to buy the eels? I would like to keep a good relationship with me and the fish guy (his name is Seth, so we won't call him 'the fish guy' anymore.)?