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Re: Bulb prices

It would seem the sensible thing to do!  I have bid on some CDs and some
movies through auction sites and I always go to a reference (bestwebbuys
usually) first to see what they would cost me new.  It boggles my mind to
see items (used) with a minimum bid set above what I could get it for new!
Yet frequently these items sell.  I don't understand it either.  P.T. Barnum
maybe: all the fools out there, and the people to take advantage of them.  I
think a lot of people just don't do the research.  Gotta admit if it's
something new to me, sometimes I don't know where to go to educate myself,

Hope your bid holds!


----- Original Message ----- 
From: <kmrsy@comcast.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, December 24, 2003 9:48 AM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Bulb prices

> Maybe, Gene, but wouldn't a semi-intelligent human being check around a
> bit before bidding? The Harmony Kingdom piece I wanted for my sister got
> pushed up to $36 + $6 shipping. A local dealer would sell it for $35-40
> - I know becuase I checked the HK site to find the SRP. Fortunately
> there's another of the same item offered and I'm currently high bidder
> at $19.
> Kitty
> > Hello Kitty,
> >     Perhaps, in all fairness, the ones bidding are simply not as
> > knowledgeable as you. You take your extensive gardening and
> > shopping for granted. you have quite a few years experience and focused
> > activity... does not sound like the bidders do. There is also that
> > of a bidding war that someone has let themselves be sucked into and can
> > let go.....
> >     Meanwhile... ho ho ho to all..
> >     Gene E. Bush
> > Munchkin Nursery & Gardens, llc
> > www.munchkinnursery.com
> > genebush@munchkinnursery.com
> > Zone 6/5  Southern Indiana
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > > I've been browsing ebay a bit, (the auction on my sister's birthday
> > > closes tomorow and I want to be ready to sneak in at the last minute
> > > with the winning bid!)and decided to see what bulbs were available. I
> > > saw something that really floored me. Oxalis adenophylla, a darling
> > > little hardy Oxalis that I've grown in the past and bought to sell at
> > > our recent MG bulb sale was being offered. This person was offering
> > > bulb for $4.50 and 5 people had bid it up already to $8.01 with the
> > > possibility of going higher. Van Engelen sells these bulbs for 50
> > > for $7.69. Maybe they are a bit smaller than the one being auctioned,
> > > but VE's are topsize, meaning flowering size. Don't these people
> > > research anything before bidding?
> > > Kitty
> >
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