Re: Amorphophallus ebay
I've seen plants that I can buy at my local markets for $2 or $3 listed
on Ebay as rare and go for ridiculous amounts of money. Plants sell on
Ebay that can be bought in local nurseries for quarter of the cost -
the fact that plants are listed as rare doesn't necessarily make it so,
but there is one born every minute, and it is these people that the
(not so) 'rare' listings are aimed at. |
For instance, A. bulbifer can be bought in Bunnings for an
8inch pot containing 3 bulbs for around $10, and given that Bunnings
plants are rarely bargains (though occasionally they are to be gotten),
buying one listed on Ebay for $50, sight-unseen is simply lack of
research. A Google search will very quickly reveal that they are
readily available by mail order for $8.90.
|Well, I have to open my big mouth and defend the listings
of Amorphophallus as rare.
While Amorphophallus may be common to us Aroidphiles, they aren't
common to the average home gardener. If they were, Plant Delights
wouldn't be getting the prices they ask (no offence, Tony), and we
wouldn't be getting the "how do I grow" and "what do I do with"
questions that we get here on Aroid-L. Probably wouldn't have much of
a IAS, either, if they were all common as weeds.
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