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calvin415
06/28/2006, 09:09 PM
Barry has his clams 15% off right now and free shipping if we can get an order of 10 together... Here's the site, www.clamsdirect.com post here the number of clams you'd be interested in.

COreefer
06/28/2006, 09:18 PM
I'm down for 1 (I'll take two if we can get the free shipping).

ok, I see the one I want...when are you going to order??

calvin415
06/28/2006, 09:30 PM
As soon as we have a total of 10 clams committed here we can start to order, we could order now but I don't want to risk having to pay for shipping if we don't get 10 asap... The clams will be first come first serve so please be willing to commit even if you might not get the clam you see available right now...

COreefer
06/28/2006, 09:34 PM
Maybe you can email Barry and see if he will begin reserving these clams for us..I sent you a PM on which two I want.

calvin415
06/28/2006, 10:24 PM
I sent Barry an email asking how we can do this, as well telling him the clams you and I want (4 total). I'm sure we just buy the clams and ignore the shipping charge (they manually charge) and just put comments that it's part of the SCMAS group buy... I'm just not sure how large of a window we can get. Stay tuned...

Crit21
06/28/2006, 10:53 PM
How do we know if we picked the same clam as someone else in the group?

reefkoi
06/28/2006, 11:10 PM
Yeah I'd love to get in on this also, I was looking at his new croceas yesterday, I saw a lot of nice ones for a great price. I would be willing to commit to atleast 1.
Heres how I think it would have to happen
A. we all get together at 1 persons house and click the buttons on the site and choose.
B. I say I want a teal, or bluse crocea, you pick the best one, I would trust your judgement, other than that the logistics would be tough, but like I say I'm game, and can hookup with you guys, just cant do thursday after 5p.m. or friday after 5p.m. everything else is wide open, including saturday.
Chris

COreefer
06/28/2006, 11:16 PM
I put in a PM request to Eric for C-45 and C-66

We could pick our clams like this...

Crit21
06/28/2006, 11:19 PM
I requested C-01 and C-09

Joe69
06/29/2006, 07:11 AM
I'll go in for one, I like C-68. I'll need someone to hold it for me until I get up to Springs to pick it up though.

Crit21
06/29/2006, 07:12 AM
Disregard. Wife said I used up my clam budget this month.

Crit21
06/29/2006, 07:15 AM
GOOD NEWS!!! The guy who outbid me on Ebay for the 10 maxima clams backed out of the deal!!! I just got them for $20 plus shipping! WOOHOOO! Wife said as long as I get my money back by selling most of them we can afford it.

Anybody interested?

Joe69
06/29/2006, 07:22 AM
Dan, great deal! Do you got a link to the auction, I'll probably go for one depending on the color and size.

CastleRock
06/29/2006, 07:54 AM
C-37 and C-109

calvin415
06/29/2006, 08:00 AM
Shoot Dan, way to throw a wrench into the deal... I guess we should wait on the C.D. buy if we can get Maxima's dirt cheap. If anyone still would like to buy Crocea's instead or in addition to please post.

calvin415
06/29/2006, 08:34 AM
Here's the instructions on Group Buy's from Barry...

GROUP ORDERS

We do group orders and when orders are over 10 clams then we provide FREE Shipping and container cost.


This is how to do it.

1. Have someone in your group willing to received the shipment and we recommend picking up at a FedEx facility in your area.

(I can do this if needed, unless someone else is available)

2. Log on to our online store and select the clam/s you want and in the details remark section, put what the name of our group/club.

3. Pay for your clam by CC and if you elect to pay for them by Pay Pal, indicate in the payment method, " Phone Order" and then pay for just the clams and then log on to your pay pal account and send to barry@clamsdirect.com If you are paying by CC, we will only charge your CC for the cost of the clams. So when you receive your order conformation, disregard what it says about the shipping and container cost as we will manually deduct that when we process your CC.

4. All bags will be marked with the clams ID # such as C-01.

5. Acclimate as soon as you can!!

6. Any loses must be reported to us with 24 hours after arrival. barry@clamsdirect.com or phone 619 593-0565

CastleRock
06/29/2006, 08:40 AM
I looked up those auctions he was bidding on.
Dan I think you will be VERY disappointed looks to me like your buying ONE clam for 66 bucks(if that's the one the guy backed out on) and reserve not met on the 20 buck auction.
small bad pic and only 1 feedback...
Kinda a deceptive auction IMO, as he makes it look like you get 10 clams for your high bid, but its 1 clam for that bid according to some of his other auctions on the same 10 clams.
Dan you may want to ask the seller some questions
The way I see it if this is the case that it is for ONE clam, Ebay should let you out of the commitment as this was deciptive no where in the auction does it say you are bidding on ONE clam and the other 9 are available for the high bid price
I will stick with the C-D buy
If im wrong I apologize just trying to help you out Dan

this is from one of the other auctions for the same 10 clams
"Question & Answer Answered On


Q: is this auction for one clam or is it for all 10
Jun-18-06
A: This is for one I have 10 availible "




http://search-completed.ebay.com/search/search.dll?sofocus=so&sbrftog=1&catref=C6&from=R10&satitle=maxima+clams&sacat=-1%26catref%3DC6&sargn=-1%26saslc%3D2&fis=2&ftrt=1&ftrv=1&saprclo=&saprchi=&so=Show+Items&fsop=1&fsoo=2

calvin415
06/29/2006, 08:46 AM
I have to agree based on this one Dan... Very deceptive

http://cgi.ebay.com/Maxima-Clams_W0QQitemZ7774816292QQihZ018QQcategoryZ46308QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Going with C.D. Doug has 2, I have 2, Eric has 2, Joe has 1, we still need 3 more... I've emailed Barry again to see if we can get a window until the 5th since that is the next available shipping unless we can get 10 by tonight and we all chip in a couple bucks for a Saturday delivery... Thoughts?

CastleRock
06/29/2006, 08:51 AM
Placed my order
Eric I can also receve the order if needed
Doug

calvin415
06/29/2006, 09:00 AM
Doug did you add the comments? What name did you say for the group so we are all on the same page?

CastleRock
06/29/2006, 09:05 AM
I put

"Group buy with Southern Colorado Marine Aquarist Society
SCMAS"

CastleRock
06/29/2006, 09:15 AM
Also Eric you PM box is full.
I have a ton of space in my tank and all clams would fit no problem for holding so they do not stay in the bags any longer then needed so if you would like me to receive them I am more then willing

Doug

calvin415
06/29/2006, 09:56 AM
Thanks Doug, PM's are cleared, your house works for me, but Joe will have a heck of a drive... :) Anyone care to chime in? Anyone else interested, 3 more Clams....

COreefer
06/29/2006, 10:20 AM
I suggest we have them shipped to the springs, and leave them in bags at whoever's house they go to(they need to be picked up in a reasonable time frame though). It is not a good idea to have a clam shipped acclimated to one tank, and then move it to another tank immediately. Clams are very sensitive. Plus some of us may not have the time to get to Castle Rock..I don't have much time right now personally and for Joe that is a 1 hour drive at least.

Also if I'm going to pay $80 for clams I want to make sure I acclimate them my self...

I'm also willing to chip in a couple of bucks for Saturday delivery...

After working in the retail business for awhile, I realize one wrong move with acclimating clams can be costly. They are very sensitive organisms especailly when they come in via shipping.

calvin415
06/29/2006, 10:24 AM
Eric, I would rather wait until the 5th to ship, we don't have enough right now to get free shipping and that is the next available window to ship and not have to pay for Saturday delivery... I've put in my order as has Doug, are you available to get this on Thurday the 6th if we ship on the 5th?

COreefer
06/29/2006, 10:32 AM
Yeah, I can pick it up on Thurs, but thre is no way right now I can get to Castle Rock...

On an ancillary note..are you saying that you are ordering directly through the website yourself?

calvin415
06/29/2006, 10:34 AM
Yes, that's what Barry has instructed and what we did last time, just put in the comments SCMAS group buy... I will contact him where to ship them to once we all have agreed on a place.

COreefer
06/29/2006, 10:34 AM
Another thing...it's only Thursday. When do we need to have the order in by to have it ship tomorrow? Surely we can come up with 3 more people to buy clams today.

By next week Barry's stock will be decimated.

calvin415
06/29/2006, 10:34 AM
GROUP ORDERS

We do group orders and when orders are over 10 clams then we provide FREE Shipping and container cost.


This is how to do it.

1. Have someone in your group willing to received the shipment and we recommend picking up at a FedEx facility in your area.

2. Log on to our online store and select the clam/s you want and in the details remark section, put what the name of our group/club.

3. Pay for your clam by CC and if you elect to pay for them by Pay Pal, indicate in the payment method, " Phone Order" and then pay for just the clams and then log on to your pay pal account and send to barry@clamsdirect.com If you are paying by CC, we will only charge your CC for the cost of the clams. So when you receive your order conformation, disregard what it says about the shipping and container cost as we will manually deduct that when we process your CC.

4. All bags will be marked with the clams ID # such as C-01.

5. Acclimate as soon as you can!!

6. Any loses must be reported to us with 24 hours after arrival. barry@clamsdirect.com or phone 619 593-0565

CastleRock
06/29/2006, 10:35 AM
As far as Me putting them in my tank I would ONLY do that if someone could not pick up that day other then that they would be put in the bags in my sump to keep temp
Either way does not matter to me where they go I was just offering as Im 5 min from my house if at work and one of my kids are always home :)

calvin415
06/29/2006, 10:39 AM
Once you buy the clam it's yours and can't be sold to anyone else. He has confimed we can have until the 5th to get all orders in. Surely he will have 3 still that people want. Please place your order now if you want him to hold your clam until the shipping date.

CastleRock
06/29/2006, 10:44 AM
Yep clams are going fast but there all VERY nice hard to decide on just one or two :)

calvin415
06/29/2006, 10:50 AM
Where's Todd, I know he wants some more clams! :)

COreefer
06/29/2006, 10:54 AM
ok I ordered...I put the SCMAS info into the box for delivery date. Was this correct?

By my count we have 8 commited.

Doug 2 ?
Eric 2
Eric 2
Reefkoi 1 (atleast he stated)
Joe 1

Is this correct...Dan are you in or what??

calvin415
06/29/2006, 10:57 AM
That's right SCMAS group buy in the shipping date... Eric PM me your address and info so I can ask Barry to ship them all to your address. Sounds like 8 to me... 6 ordered 8 verbal, come on guys just 2 more. :)

racer69
06/29/2006, 10:59 AM
Yea Eric, I need another clam like I need another gash in my back.LOL I would love one but I am running out of room.

calvin415
06/29/2006, 11:01 AM
Okay Todd, your off the hook this time, but only because I cut off the barb. :) Who else can we get? Russ? You could use some more right? Joe you want 2 not 1 right? Zach you out there? Jeremy you want to get a clam?

jcupit01
06/29/2006, 11:07 AM
I would take a clam, let me know what you need from me.

Joe69
06/29/2006, 11:12 AM
I'll do 2, the one I wanted this morning is already gone. Will a Derasa count towards the order?

Joe69
06/29/2006, 11:12 AM
Oh yeah, I'm in forSaturday delivery too. Otherwise I will have to wait until next Saturday to get the clams.

COreefer
06/29/2006, 11:12 AM
Paul Grantz is ordering atleast one right now...

calvin415
06/29/2006, 11:13 AM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=7651923#post7651923 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by Joe69
I'll do 2, the one I wanted this morning is already gone. Will a Derasa count towards the order?

Yes, it counts it's just not on sale...

calvin415
06/29/2006, 11:14 AM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=7651895#post7651895 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by jcupit01
I would take a clam, let me know what you need from me.

Jeremy, I'm IM'ing you the details.

calvin415
06/29/2006, 11:15 AM
Alright guys! We might just get this done in time to have them go out tomorrow for a Saturday delivery!

calvin415
06/29/2006, 11:18 AM
Wait a sec, I just remembered if we pick them up at Fed Ex on Saturday we don't have to pay the extra charge! Eric are you up to picking them up on Saturday?

COreefer
06/29/2006, 11:19 AM
Definitely! Let me check to see where the nearest fedex facility is.

CastleRock
06/29/2006, 11:20 AM
10 gone on there page but not sure if there all for us or not

calvin415
06/29/2006, 11:22 AM
Centinial & G of G

COreefer
06/29/2006, 11:23 AM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=7652003#post7652003 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by calvin415
Centinial & G of G

Bingo...I know where it is. No prob on the pick up.

calvin415
06/29/2006, 11:24 AM
Jeremy (jcupit01) bought 1 as well.

Jeremy 1
Me 2
Eric 2
Doug 2
Paul 1
Joe 2
Reefkoi 1??? Have you ordered yet?

Am I missing anyone or anything?

Joe69
06/29/2006, 11:26 AM
I ordered my 2 just now, but the page went haywire on the checkout. I emailed and called and left a message. Just waiting for a response.

calvin415
06/29/2006, 11:31 AM
Keep us posted Joe. I'm going to let Barry know we are wanting to ship tomorrow for Saturday delivery. ReefKoi, please let us know if you want to get some clam(s) as well, we have our 10 to get free shipping! Thanks everyone!

calvin415
06/29/2006, 12:33 PM
Alright, I'm back from lunch and no updates? What gives?

COreefer
06/29/2006, 12:52 PM
I sent reefkoi a pm since he seems to be the 10th one right now.

calvin415
06/29/2006, 12:53 PM
Actually he would be 11 if Joe got 2...

Jeremy 1
Me 2
Eric 2
Doug 2
Paul 1
Joe 2
Reefkoi 1

COreefer
06/29/2006, 12:56 PM
Sweet!!!

I was going to suggest that if we were 1 short, we could buy one of the 27 dollar clam and split it nine ways, let Castle Rock take it to his house and raffle it at the next meeting. That would be like $3 each...anyone still want to do this???

CastleRock
06/29/2006, 12:57 PM
Works for me

Joe69
06/29/2006, 01:02 PM
I'm still waiting to hear back from Barry. I can't tell if my order went through or not. I'll try calling him again.

calvin415
06/29/2006, 01:03 PM
Well it'd be closer to 4 but I'm game. Eric can you pick up the cost then we can give you the cash when we pick our's up? I think it would be worth it to even use the funds we got from the last raffle to fund this one... I mean I'm gonna buy a crap load of tickets if there's a clam going out the door. :) I'm sure we'll get more out of it than just the cost of the clam...

calvin415
06/29/2006, 01:03 PM
If your clams are showing sold on the site it went through, plus you'll get a confimation email sent.

Joe69
06/29/2006, 01:05 PM
The clams are showing sold, but I was never able to hit the pay button and it is not showing up in my PayPal account. Is there a purchase history on this website, I can't find it if there is.

calvin415
06/29/2006, 01:07 PM
Not that I'm aware of... I wouldn't sweat it if they are marked sold. Barry is great about getting back to people, he called me numerous times on the last group order I did. :) He's probably just really busy at the moment. Did you get an email receipt?

COreefer
06/29/2006, 01:08 PM
did you get an email confirmation??

Deuce67
06/29/2006, 01:11 PM
Do you guys need 1 more?

calvin415
06/29/2006, 01:12 PM
We don't NEED one more, but you can certainly jump on board! :) 10 is just the min...

Joe69
06/29/2006, 01:13 PM
No email receipt either, I hope they went through.

COreefer
06/29/2006, 01:15 PM
Hmmm..I would call him joe to make sure.

Eric, have you let Barry know we want these to ship tomorrow?

CastleRock
06/29/2006, 01:15 PM
Joe looks to me like you have to pay manual for PP
if it took it out it would show in your paypal

"Pay for your clam by CC and if you elect to pay for them by Pay Pal, indicate in the payment method, " Phone Order" and then pay for just the clams and then log on to your pay pal account and send to barry@clamsdirect.com If you are paying by CC, we will only charge your CC for the cost of the clams. So when you receive your order conformation, disregard what it says about the shipping "

Joe69
06/29/2006, 01:35 PM
Doug, I will use my CC if I can get Barry to call me back or send me an e-mail. Since I know I haven't paid for my first order, I might just order two different ones instead and use a CC. I just don't want to get stuck with four clams when it is all said and done.

racer69
06/29/2006, 01:38 PM
I just don't want to get stuck with four clams when it is all said and done.

Well if you want to give me the other two, I will have to make room for them. And you guys need to quite using words like stuck, post...... hehe.

Boy, I really have nothing to do today.

COreefer
06/29/2006, 01:46 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=7652862#post7652862 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by racer69
Well if you want to give me the other two, I will have to make room for them. And you guys need to quite using words like stuck, post...... hehe.

Boy, I really have nothing to do today.


Four clams and a post...man that's gotta hurt!!

calvin415
06/29/2006, 01:48 PM
ROTFLMAO!!!

calvin415
06/29/2006, 02:18 PM
Update:

Jeremy 1
Me 3 w/ clam for the club...
Eric 2
Doug 2
Paul 1
Joe 2
Reefkoi 1?

Were at 11 maybe 12... Still awaiting response from Barry about shipping tomorrow.

CastleRock
06/29/2006, 02:25 PM
Eric let me know if you want me to pick up and hang onto the raffle clam(meeting is at my house next month), if so let me know the number that will be on the bag so I can grab it when Im picking mine up

Doug

calvin415
06/29/2006, 02:30 PM
Here it is Doug...

C-103 http://www.clamsdirect.com/store/files/product_images/t_2184.jpg

CastleRock
06/29/2006, 02:33 PM
Ok will grab him when I get mine

OH and I ordered his sister, I bought C-109 :D just so there is no confusion

Crit21
06/29/2006, 02:56 PM
Hey Eric (calvin), I see what you mean about a deceiving auction desctription. I sent him an email a week ago asking if it was for 1 or 10. He said it was for ten 2 1/2" clams. I have the guy's phone number but he's gone for the day. I'll call in the morning to confirm the number and cancel the deal if I need to.

Glad my "wrench" didn't cause the collapse of the CD deal. I'd have made up the $$$ difference if my backing out would have had a negative impact on the group's order, despite the wife's directive not to spend any more this month. As they say on the commercial, "I'd make your problem my problem." Sorry again, everybody.

calvin415
06/29/2006, 03:11 PM
No prob bro, if it turns out to be 10, I'm sure we'll all find more room. :)

Crit21
06/29/2006, 03:39 PM
Update: I finally got ahold of the guy. He was very apologetic, and said that it was really for 1 maxima, and admitted that the person who built the ad for him (must be one of those E-bay consignment businesses) made it appear to be all 10 of the clams he was selling. Thanks for second-guessing this for me. I'd have been a little hostile when I opened the box expecting to get 10 and found one! Anyway, we talked for a good half hour, and he made me another offer involving what he called "show quality" 4-5" clams--2 crocea and 1 maxima--for $70 including shipping. I'm not sure exactly what to do, since I still have a net budget of $0.

Anyway, I did get an email back from someone who did buy something from him (his only feedback) who said the packaging and shipping were very professional.

In the mean time, I'm going ahead with the sale of my queen and singapore angels--something no one in this thread will want--to make way for a clam in the future, not to mention a star or two.

calvin415
06/29/2006, 03:44 PM
See if you can trade them in at exotic tropicals for his clams...

racer69
06/29/2006, 03:46 PM
Dan, if you can get a deal like that you should jump on it. Shipping alone is around $35, which leaves $40 for 3 larger clams. That is a smokin deal.

COreefer
06/29/2006, 03:50 PM
Hey guys...I talked to Barry, and he said to expect to pick up the clams Saturday between 9 and 10 am. He also said to try and get the clams acclimated as quickly as possible. So plan accordingly for pick up.

We also talked about the tabasco fiasco...but thats another discussion another time. :)

calvin415
06/29/2006, 03:51 PM
Was he able to confirm 11 clams ordered so far?

Joe69
06/29/2006, 03:52 PM
That's too bad about the 10 pack of clams Dan, but I would probabbly take the 3 for $70 though. Barry confirmed my clam order so I got through.

Eric, do you know if we are going to have them on Saturday?

Crit21
06/29/2006, 03:53 PM
I haven't seen the clams at Exotic yet. What's the advantage of the trade?

Joe69
06/29/2006, 03:54 PM
Whoops too late on my post, disregard my question Eric.

COreefer
06/29/2006, 03:54 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=7653806#post7653806 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by calvin415
Was he able to confirm 11 clams ordered so far?

Yes...he said 11 clams...

Crit21
06/29/2006, 03:55 PM
Todd,

The UPS calculator estimated the cost at a hundred bucks. USPS was $35. Wierd, huh?

COreefer
06/29/2006, 03:55 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=7653813#post7653813 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by Crit21
I haven't seen the clams at Exotic yet. What's the advantage of the trade?

Maybe you can get some credit toward his crocea or toward his teardrop maxima??

Or credit for dry goods, other livestock etc..I think that was the original point.

calvin415
06/29/2006, 04:04 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=7653830#post7653830 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by COreefer
Maybe you can get some credit toward his crocea or toward his teardrop maxima??

Or credit for dry goods, other livestock etc..I think that was the original point.

Exactly... You said you didn't think you could sell your Angels, so what other choice do you have but to trade? And if you trade might as well be for something you want right? He has clams so that's the advantage, you get rid of something you don't want and get something you do want.

COreefer
06/29/2006, 04:07 PM
you get rid of something you don't want and get something you do want.


Should read...you get something you want, and get rid of something that will eat it. ;)

calvin415
06/29/2006, 04:08 PM
LOL!!! Exactly, there's the real "advantage"! :)

Barry N.
06/29/2006, 05:05 PM
Will be shipping the clams tomorrow for Sat, "Hold for Pick-up".

Just want to add this since I think I read something on your thread regarding maximas. IOE, small maximas ( 1-2" ) have a poor mortality. :( Just wanted to pass that on.

Also, here is a fedex locator so let me know what FedEx facility we are to use. Be sure it says, SAT PICK-UP.

http://fedex.com/Dropoff/start?locale=en_US

All bags will be marked with clam ID# Exam: C-62.

THANKS AGAIN FOR YOUR ORDER!

PS would love to speak at one of your club meeting in the future. Have done this with about 32 clubs/organizations, IMAC and speaking at this years MACNA. Hope to see some of you there. :)

calvin415
06/29/2006, 05:08 PM
Barry, here's the address, I also sent you this via email.

5010 Centennial Blvd
Colorado Springs, CO 80919

The FedEx website is not correct, they have it listed as No Saturday available but I called and confirmed it is available 9-5. :)

Barry N.
06/29/2006, 05:20 PM
Just received your email! :)

Your tracking number will be:

790484170055 Departing San Diego at approx. 4PM Friday and arriving FedEx facility at approx. 9:30AM on Saturday.

COreefer
06/29/2006, 05:51 PM
Thanks so much Barry...maybe we will take you up on the speaking engagement in the future!

CastleRock
06/29/2006, 06:55 PM
So with Sat shipping and kicking in on the raffle clam what do we all owe when we pick up?

calvin415
06/29/2006, 08:07 PM
Just $$$ for the extra clam, there is no extra postage for picking up at the FedEx station on Saturdays, it's only a charge if they deliver. :)

reefkoi
06/29/2006, 10:10 PM
damn I got home late, I missed out on a lot of posting today LOL
I will just call barry in the morning and see if its not to late to add 1. So whos house are these going to? is it in the springs?
Chris

reefkoi
06/30/2006, 06:33 AM
o.k. I'll order right now, I have gone through the whole post, I cant find out if I should meet at fedex at 9:30 to get the clam?
Thanks, Chris

reefkoi
06/30/2006, 06:41 AM
sweet I got c-40 and c-25 what a deal $66 for 2 electric croceas, I want to do this type of thing more often!
I look forward to meeting you guys also when I pick them up
chris

CastleRock
06/30/2006, 06:57 AM
Chris
No Eric (COreefer) is picking up the clams between 9 and 10 AM Sat we get them from him :)

Joe69
06/30/2006, 07:15 AM
So we are meeting at Eric's house at 10:30am to pick up our clams? If possible it would be easier for me if we could meet at a major store parking lot off the I. The Target off of the Circle exit works best for me, but probably not those that coming from the north.

reefkoi
06/30/2006, 07:22 AM
alright that works fine for me, just give me a time frame and an address.
Thanks
Chris

CastleRock
06/30/2006, 07:23 AM
As far as I know its Eric's house we pick up from.
he is picking up 14 clams I believe now, not sure if hes willing to meet people anywhere.
Have to wait for Eric to chim in.

calvin415
06/30/2006, 08:17 AM
Here's how to get to Eric's

http://www.reefcentral.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=856605

calvin415
06/30/2006, 09:59 AM
Not sure how everyone else feels, but I'd rather have my clams sitting in Eric's sump or at least in his house rather than being driven all over... I'll be there asap to pick mine up Eric.

Joe69
06/30/2006, 10:17 AM
I'll meet up anywhere, it really doesn't matter much to me. I'll be there asap as well.

COreefer
06/30/2006, 10:21 AM
Hey Joe, Target isn't very far from my house so you won't have to go much farther.

Yeah I plan on going to get them at around 9:30, so I should be back by 10. I would say, 10-10:30 swing by and get your clams. I'll keep an eye on the tracking info and post if anything changes.

Eric

CastleRock
06/30/2006, 10:43 AM
Will try to be there around 10:30ish
One of my clams thy said don't look to good today, had to pick another clam :( but hay they refused to ship a clam in question so that is way cool!

calvin415
06/30/2006, 11:09 AM
Very cool Doug! Did they say what didn't look good? Just curious if it could spread to the other clams?

CastleRock
06/30/2006, 11:15 AM
No Sherry just said she was not happy with how it looked
and also said they will in no way send out a clam they have a question about :)

calvin415
06/30/2006, 11:20 AM
Very cool, just always scared about the infamous PM... :)

Barry N.
06/30/2006, 12:36 PM
All bags are being marked with Clam ID #

Doug
C-68
C-48

Eric
C-66
C-45

Joe
D-110
C-55

Jeremy
C-09

Eric D
C-108
C-103
C-53

Paul
C-37

The water in the bags may be a little cool since we are putting in cold packs but in our experience with shipping over 30,000 clams, the clams will ship better in cool water other that temps of 82+ degrees. :) Just acclimate a little slower.

Since this is your clubs second group order we will be sending you a Gift Certificate for your club raffle.

Thanks AGAIN for shopping at ClamsDirect!

calvin415
06/30/2006, 12:53 PM
Barry, Chris is also part of our buy... c-40 and c-25, email also sent...

calvin415
06/30/2006, 01:00 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=7659112#post7659112 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by Barry N.
Since this is your clubs second group order we will be sending you a Gift Certificate for your club raffle.

Thanks AGAIN for shopping at ClamsDirect!

Thanks so much for your support Barry!!!!!

calvin415
06/30/2006, 01:19 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=7659202#post7659202 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by calvin415
Barry, Chris is also part of our buy... c-40 and c-25, email also sent...

Voice mail message as well. :)

Crit21
06/30/2006, 01:42 PM
I think it should be mandatory for everyone to post pics of their new clams for the rest of us.

Barry N.
06/30/2006, 01:43 PM
Have a Edward B that ordered:

C-40
C-25

:)

COreefer
06/30/2006, 01:45 PM
Since this is your clubs second group order we will be sending you a Gift Certificate for your club raffle.

Sweet!!!

Thanks for the great service, and hospitality!!

CastleRock
06/30/2006, 01:45 PM
that would be reefkoi he said he got c-40 c-25

reefkoi
06/30/2006, 02:05 PM
yeah its me ed, chris, reefkoi all the same guy ;) c-40 c-25

calvin415
06/30/2006, 03:09 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=7659482#post7659482 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by Crit21
I think it should be mandatory for everyone to post pics of their new clams for the rest of us.

Dan you looking for pics once we get them or Barry's pics?

reefkoi
06/30/2006, 09:56 PM
I still dont have any confirmation that my clam made the order, so can someone call me when you unbox the order and let me know if the 2 clams are there?
my # is 491-1600
thanks,
chris

COreefer
06/30/2006, 10:01 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=7659487#post7659487 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by Barry N.
Have a Edward B that ordered:

C-40
C-25

:)

Aren't these yours??

reefkoi
07/01/2006, 09:03 AM
Yeah that is me, there was confusion because I go by the name Chris but credit card uses my first name, Barry never said yes they shipped, only I Got an order from Edward B. I'm sure they are in there I was just worried because he never emailed me back after I asked if they made the shipment yesterday.
Chris, Ed

CastleRock
07/01/2006, 09:22 AM
Clams are at FedEx location :)





8:39 AM

Held at FedEx location for recipient pickup

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO

Package available for pickup at: 5010 CENTENNIAL BLVD

COreefer
07/01/2006, 09:23 AM
Yeah I just got a call from fedex aying they are there and will be open at 9 am...so I am leaving to pick them up right now.

CastleRock
07/01/2006, 09:25 AM
Jumping in shower and peddling to the springs :)

reefkoi
07/01/2006, 04:38 PM
well thanks to both erics for putting this together and picking them up. Both clams are doing great and I think barry gave us a great deal.
heres the pics I snapped about 2 hours after they went into their new 600 gallon home:D
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b46/reefkoi/crocea2.jpg
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b46/reefkoi/crocea.jpg
sorry the second photo is blurry I'll have to work on getting a better one
Chris

CastleRock
07/01/2006, 07:39 PM
Yep they look great! and yes Thanks to Eric, and Eric :D


http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1087574/clam3.jpg

calvin415
07/01/2006, 09:06 PM
Here's my two...

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y242/calvin415/DSCN2201.jpg

And Jeremy's until he get's back from vacation...

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y242/calvin415/DSCN2204.jpg

calvin415
07/01/2006, 09:08 PM
If anyone missed out this time, hopefully we can do this again in the near future. :)

Deuce67
07/02/2006, 06:22 AM
Great looking clams guys! Barry has great clams. I still have the clam I bought from him since the first group order. I just wish I had room for another.

Crit21
07/02/2006, 10:22 AM
OK everybody. Let's see them all.

CastleRock
07/02/2006, 10:42 AM
Here is the Club Raffle Clam (pic with flash), very pretty clam!
Pic does not do it justice :)



http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2005-10/1087574/clubclam.jpg

COreefer
07/02/2006, 11:30 AM
Here are mine...I still do not know how to link these pictures, so if anyone would for me I would appreciate it.

http://reefcentral.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=175914


http://reefcentral.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=175913&papass=&sort=1&thecat=500

COreefer
07/02/2006, 11:31 AM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=7666261#post7666261 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by calvin415
If anyone missed out this time, hopefully we can do this again in the near future. :)

Definately!! Maybe we can do it again when he gets some nice maximas in...

CastleRock
07/02/2006, 12:09 PM
Eric at the bottom of the box your pic is in (your gallery) there is a tag that says "Use this in img tag" use that link for img's :D


http://reefcentral.com/gallery/data/500/35418CLAMS_2.jpg

http://reefcentral.com/gallery/data/500/35418CLAMS.jpg

COreefer
07/02/2006, 12:47 PM
http://reefcentral.com/gallery/data/500/35418CLAMS.jpg

COreefer
07/02/2006, 12:47 PM
sweet!!

Now how do I increase the size of the pic like the one you included??

CastleRock
07/02/2006, 12:51 PM
Make an acct on photobucket.com and upload to that then link to here, RC only lets you upload small pics :(

Joe69
07/02/2006, 07:41 PM
Here is the Crocea
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e202/joe1370/clam1.jpg
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e202/joe1370/clam1close.jpg

Here's the Derasa
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e202/joe1370/clam2.jpg
http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e202/joe1370/clam2close.jpg

I already want more, maybe in a couple months we can do another order. Thanks Eric (Calvin) for starting this and thanks Eric (CoReefer) for picking them up.

reefkoi
07/02/2006, 10:03 PM
Castle rock, I am very jealous of the blue zoo's you have! where did you get them?

CastleRock
07/03/2006, 04:21 AM
reefkoi
Those are Tubs blue zoos one of the only few survivors of the great tank crash of 2006 :D
they died back to 2 lone zoos but are bouncing back nicely
Got them from Atlantis Aquarium:)

Great Pics Joe!

Barry N.
07/03/2006, 09:44 AM
Pictures look awesome, I love the one of the derasa!

Joe69
07/03/2006, 11:26 AM
Glad you guys like the pics and thanks Barry for the great clams and deal.

CastleRock
07/03/2006, 11:32 AM
What Joe said :D

calvin415
07/03/2006, 09:05 PM
Picked up two more clams from my Dad's tank tonight, along with his blue milli... Here's some pics, more corals still to be moved. :)

BTW, the Maxima is from Barry via our last group buy. ;)

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y242/calvin415/DSCN2212.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y242/calvin415/DSCN2213.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y242/calvin415/DSCN2218.jpg

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y242/calvin415/DSCN2219.jpg

COreefer
07/03/2006, 09:13 PM
Is that blue mille from my tank?? If so I'd like to get a piece...the one I had died while I was in Egypt.

BTW, how big is that maxima and how long did your dad have it?

calvin415
07/03/2006, 09:18 PM
It's the same one Eric! :) The Maxima I had for about 3 months, then my Dad had it for about 6 months. It's tripled in size in that time...

Here's a pic when I first got it. That's the same hippo clam shell it's sitting in.

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y242/calvin415/DSCN1229.jpg

calvin415
07/03/2006, 09:20 PM
Forgot to answer how big it is... It's about 3 maybe 3.5 inches now.

murfman
07/04/2006, 09:31 AM
Man, I see a calcium reactor in my future.......

CastleRock
07/04/2006, 09:58 AM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=7678789#post7678789 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by murfman
Man, I see a calcium reactor in my future.......

Hehehehe only way to go Paul ;)
Now if I could just get rid of these damn Dino's:mad2:

Crit21
07/04/2006, 12:10 PM
dinos?

CastleRock
07/04/2006, 12:16 PM
dinoflagellates, AKA Brown snot ;)

CastleRock
07/04/2006, 12:17 PM
I think my Membrane in my RO is the culprit, its being replaced next week

Crit21
07/19/2006, 12:36 PM
Man, you guys must've completely cleaned out Clams Direct. They don't have a single clam for sale on the web site!

calvin415
07/19/2006, 12:51 PM
Barry's been down for a couple weeks now, he's updating something... ???

COreefer
07/19/2006, 01:17 PM
He's probably just taking advantage of the down season to up date his facilities and his site....

Crit21
07/19/2006, 03:46 PM
Just how many were in the order?

Barry N.
07/19/2006, 05:16 PM
just taking advantage of the down season to up date his facilities and his site....

That is exactly what I have been doing. :) How ever we do have some clams coming out of quarantine and hope to have them up on the site Friday or Saturday for sure and after this shipment we will not be receiving anything else till we get back from vacation. Wife is making me go on a Alaska Cruise. :)

COreefer
07/19/2006, 05:19 PM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=7774570#post7774570 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by Barry N.
That is exactly what I have been doing. :) How ever we do have some clams coming out of quarantine and hope to have them up on the site Friday or Saturday for sure and after this shipment we will not be receiving anything else till we get back from vacation. Wife is making me go on a Alaska Cruise. :)

Vacation was my second assumption... :)

Crit21
07/20/2006, 11:13 AM
Alaska? Excellent. I spent a year there, and I can say that it has to be one of the most beautiful places on Earth. I know people who took cruises there and they all loved it.

murfman
07/22/2006, 09:16 AM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=7774570#post7774570 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by Barry N.
That is exactly what I have been doing. :) How ever we do hav Wife is making me go on a Alaska Cruise. :)

Ill bet she has to twist your arm reallllllll hard for that one!!!!!

Barry N.
07/22/2006, 09:33 AM
It's been so hot here that the cooler weather will be nice for a change. :)

I also ride a Harley and when it's too hot to ride then it is HOT! :)

murfman
07/23/2006, 08:55 AM
<a href=showthread.php?s=&postid=7791765#post7791765 target=_blank>Originally posted</a> by Barry N.
It's been so hot here that the cooler weather will be nice for a change. :)

I also ride a Harley and when it's too hot to ride then it is HOT! :)

LOL I just got back from Alabama and DC, don't talk to me about hot.....at least yours is a "DRY" heat with nice ocean breezes!!!! Hope you have a great VAC and watch out for that heat wave in Alaska!

Barry N.
07/23/2006, 09:31 AM
Checked the weather forcast in Alaska and the low is 48 and the high is 65. :rollface: ;)