Re: [aroid-l] Let the buyers beware.
- Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Let the buyers beware.
- From: "Mitch ." <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2004 23:42:27 -0400
Yes. Buyer beware. But be open minded.
Having bought dozens of plants on ebay, my experiences have been sometimes
worse, but often better than with commercial nurseries. Having sold
hundreds of plants on eBay, my opinion on the prices being paid is
admittedly biased, but the supposedly high prices sometimes paid are usually
for plants of a variety or SIZE not available elsewhere. Also, as many
amateurs are starting to sell, prices are coming way down. You simply
cannot get an Amo corm bigger than a walnut for love or money from a
commercial nursery, but softball sized corms for common types can now be had
at auction for not much more than the walnuts. And who is to say what a
fair price is for a real monster, like the size of a bowling ball? Why
don't the nurseries sell five or ten pound corms?
There is no substitute for a good, reliable professional nursery, and you
are going out on a limb when you buy at auction or from any new source.
But why not go out on a limb?
That's where the fruit is!
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