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Re: [Aroid-l] Selling plants on the aroid website??????

  • Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] Selling plants on the aroid website??????
  • From: "Donna McGraw" donnamcg@swbell.net
  • Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2005 22:09:02 -0600

Brian, I think  you have a good idea there - I would participate.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Brian Williams" <pugturd@alltel.net>
To: "Discussion of aroids" <aroid-l@gizmoworks.com>
Sent: Monday, October 31, 2005 3:36 PM
Subject: [Aroid-l] Selling plants on the aroid website??????


> I am not sure if the aroid society still has a online board were they
> discuss stuff like this. When I first joined they allowed me on. At that
> time I did not quite grasp it's purpose. If their is still a board I
> would like to join back I think I could throw in a few good suggestions
> if they like.
>
>  The web site is the key to the society. I purpose a aroid-ebay. Their
> should be a area were we the collectors and nursery's can sell plants on
> the aroid web site to other aroiders. Much like ebay. The society takes
> out a a percent of the winnings or charges so much for each auction. If
> someone is willing to donate a plant his auction should be free and all
> winnings go to the society. Another feature could be if you want to sell
> on the site your will have to join the society and that the joining fee
> will be taken out slowly form the auctions?  The web site hits a large
> audience and with some advertisement from the society and other members
> I think it could bring in a good crowd of target buyers. As well as new
> members looking for rare unusual aroids.  I know people like me and Enid
> give Ebay tons of money every year just to reach buyers for our plants.
> I would much rather give this money to the society if they can get the
> buyers to come to the site and bid.  It may take a bit of money to
> advertise but in the long run I think it could make the society a lot of
> needed money to help it move forward as well as branch out. I know that
> the society has tried many times with a trade area and a sales area but
> both seem to have failed manly because of low attendance and lack of
> participation. A message board under each auction could also help sell
> the plants. The society members can talk about plant up for auction give
> opinions on ID as well as growing tips and other info.
>  I am not sure how much a program like this would cost or who could work
> it out for the group. I do think that many of us could use it and that
> if it was put together well and easy to operate it could be a huge asset
> to the society and it's members. Not only a source of income but of
> information on each individual plant sold.
>
> I would like to know what the group thinks of such an idea. Is it worth
> it will it work should it be tired? I personally believe it could help
> the society in many ways. I think it would not be a easy task and that
> if it is done it should be done full throttle.
> I look forward to any responses and hope all my friends in Florida are
> doing well. These hurricanes are a real mess. At least it's not freezing
> like it is here.
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