Japan Spring 2010(posted: 07-04-2010)
WERE OFF TO JAPAN:-
Well our spring visit to Japan is now here. We fly out Friday 9th April, and start to visit breeders on Sunday 11th April.
After last years massive success of our 50k tosai growing results we are more excited than ever. With nearly 50% of those grown on from tosai last year being kept with us until Sansai this Autumn.
Having matched breeders mud pond growths especially from Hoshikin it is certainly testament to what we can now achieve.
We will also be buying to re-stock our fish house as well, but most of the highest grade tosai will be for the 50k.
Here you will see our collection of koi purchased whilst visiting each breeder. Each koi will be individually priced, with a photo and in most cases a video to complement each bowl of koi shown.
Purchasing koi online before Sunday 18th April 12noon and you will gain up to 25% members discount on each koi. Once the koi arrive in the UK and placed on our main website they will be at the usual members 10% discount for the remainder of the season. To avoid disappointment we strongly suggest you purchase early as last year we sold over 55 koi before we returned from Japan!
We understand you may like to see all the koi on display before you make your choice, but this in the past has left people disappointed as the koi they really wanted had been snapped up quickly. You are welcome to change your mind whilst we are still in Japan (before Sunday 18th April), to change a koi purchase.
However we cannot change any koi once we return, so please choose wisely.
Every tosai over the value of £450 (before discount) qualifies for the chance to grow on this season in our specially designed 50,000gallon indoor pond. Everyone for sure was amazed last year not only with the quality of koi we harvested from this pond but also the growth achieved and value for money this service brings to the hobby in the UK!
Of course we will be buying many koi under £450 for stock in our fish house, some of which will be posted on our Japan pages and again purchase whilst in Japan will gain 20% members discount.
Special offer ONE:-
If you purchase a koi to go into the 50k whilst we are in Japan (before Sunday 18th April), we will put you into a prize draw and the chance to win the following:-
FIRST PRIZE - FREE growing on service for 2010 AND 2011 worth £445. The koi will be placed into the 50k this season, then kept over winter and then grown a further year in our specially designed filtered 120,000gallon indoor pond.
SECOND PRIZE - FREE growing on service for 2010. Where the koi will be grown on in our 50k this season,collected come the autumn, or the chance of further growing next season for a fee.
You HAVE to of already purchased this service along with a ko before we return from Japan to enter this prize draw!
If you are a winner then a credit of £195 will be added to your loyalty points system or a refund.
Special offer TWO:-
If you purchase a tosai under the value of £450, please remember this does not qualify for the growing on service of the 50k.
However if you purchase a koi under £450 before the Sunday 18th April, we will place your order per koi into a draw.
If you are a WINNER then you get the chance to select ANOTHER koi of the same value (Before discount & Points) for FREE or you can have the loyalty points to the same value adding to your system.
Please remember you can use up to 50% of the price of a koi with your loyalty points saved.
You cannot use loyalty points towards the service of growing a koi.
This STILL applies for buying whilst we are in Japan.
Loyalty points cannot be used against a Richdon Koi Farm service, ie growing on Service.
We ask that all koi kept with us at present be collected by Sunday 25th April. The weather is not too bad at this point in time, so unless you have pre-arranged a little longer than this date we will be charging £10 per week per koi beyond this deadline. Please understand it is critical for us that your koi are collected as soon as possible. Of course under extreme circumstances we will be fairly understandable but we need to be consulted.
Small koi at Richdon:-
Here at Richdon Koi we pride ourselves on the fact we can supply koi to whatever level in the hobby you are at.
Over the years we have seen people visit buying only £15 to move on through the hobby to take prizes at major shows.
Some of which have been selected from our outside tanks I must add.
Easter weekend saw the release of our small koi, and although the weather was not too kind for those unheated we had a very busy weekend. Each week we will top up the small tanks for the next month or so, so each weekend you visit new koi will be on show.
Examples of our small koi on offer-
SORRY NO KOI CAN BE RESERVED BY THESE PICTURES
Small koi £15 each or 4 for £50 (No points or discount)
Small Koi £25 each or 3 for £65 (No points or discount)
Small Koi £35 each or 3 for £95 (No points or discount)
Small Koi £50 Each or two for £90 (No points or discount)
Tosai Examples. Dainichi Showa, Hoshikin Kohaku £195 each or 2 for £350
Tosai Examples Small Exclusive Kohaku (Bottom of picture), Yamabuki, Parachina £95 each or three for £195
Other opening times for visiting:-
Saturday 10am to 4pm
Sunday 10am to 4pm
Saturday to Thursday 9am till 5pm
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Local/Mobile 01283 529176
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