Re: Blue Ice
The gap between $10.00 and $100.00 is there for the same reason that a
stamp collector might pay $100.00 for one stamp and 32 cents for another.
Supply and demand. If you are the only one who has a hosta and everyone
wants it, I suspect most people would ask the highest price they think
they can get. When supply catches up with demand, the price comes down.
Stamps, cars, hostas, or most anything else, whether you sell your labor
for wages or products for a price, most people try to make as much money
as they can for what they do for a living. It's a cold world.
TC labs have hundreds of good hostas to choose from and they can't,
as a practical matter, do them all. I can't tell you why they choose
one over another. Apparently some are easier to produce than others,
which would obviously be a factor.
Be patient, they all come down in price eventually.
Especially And if you make your living by selling
hostas, you probably will decide on a higher price rather than a lower
one. Just as if you have a car to sell, you probably will ask the
highest price you think it will bring. If you can't get that price,
you lower it until it sells.
Barbara & Morris wrote:
for the explanation, but I still wonder at the big gap in pricing (10.00
to 40-50.00 I can comprehend)! Next question: What makes the
TC labs decide whether they should flood the market with a specific plant,
or pass? Is it demand, ease of "reproducing" (or is it producing?),