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    yep, they're cheap alright... 1500 of theirs weighs 32lbs. 1500 of the brand I carry weigh 90lbs. That says a little something for the quality of the product. Those work great if you are potting up seasonal flowers or something... but for the way I use pots. I want something that I can use for years, then when it comes time to transplant or whatever, clean the pot and reuse it. I have only lost like 3 pots in the 5 (or so) years I've been using these pots, and that's to stepping on them. and that doesn't count for the hundreds I've steeped on and NOT broke

    Would you guys really rather cheaper made pots for lower prices? Or better quality pots for a little more?
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    Definetly rather buy from you i meen come on whats a better way to also suppport the froum for all the help they give us by letting uds use their website for getting help? Also quality is much better cause than you dont bneed to buy a whole new batch all the time and you can keep the same ones

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    Would you guys really rather cheaper made pots for lower prices? Or better quality pots for a little more?
    A happy medium (I'm a penny pincher).

    Here's the place I'm looking at: http://www.novoselenterprises.com/products/square.asp
    They have two different 4/5" pots. I'm guessing the 36 cent ones are heavier. I like my pots slightly flimsy because it's easier to transplant things. You can just shake the plant out without destroying its roots in the process.
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    Those two look to be of similar material... I would say the price difference is because of the depth difference (one is 3.5 the other is 5) the 5" deep on would end up at $.67 ea. Really not that much cheaper than mine.. for the quality. Not only do mine flex enough to release a plant, they actually boast having a smooth interior so the plant slides out... It makes them easy to clean as well. I think you can see the difference in the photos



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    Just make sure you are also getting a good material though cause you dont wanna have to buy the same pots again next year cause most of em broke or somehting
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    I use the same square pants...I mean pots, that Andrew is showing up there and they work great. Totally flexible for removing plants. They are the best one I have found so far.
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    Andrew, the quality of the JMC and Dillen pots are comparable. Side by side there is little difference. The plastic is just as thick and flexible.

    For round pots again the Dillen or JMC are very popular.

    I'd say 90% of the CP nurseries on the West Coast use the JMC pots like the JMCS4125, JMCS412535U, JMCS200, JMCS275.

    If you've bought plants from Booman Florals, Gubler's Orchid, or Nurseryman's Exchange they're in JMC or Dillen pots.

    McConkey's has the advantage of being local to me so if I ever need a lot of pots I can just drive down there and pick up a few cases and save on shipping.

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    I don't use either of those. Like I said above, the weight difference between those and mine looks substantial. I would think that would have to mean something... I really can't say more than that unless I had one of each in my hand
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