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    Lucky Greenhorn Lil Stinkpot's Avatar
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    $100 3" Darlingtonia?

    Today I was checking out a new-to-me nursery in Redwood City. At the checkout counter is a little 3" Darlingtonia, not particularly fancy looking, with a sign: "RARE California Cobra Plant". Under that: "$91".

    I understand that it is the right of the owner to ask what price he/she wants, but, well, I guess it upsets me that someone would overprice a little $20 plant by that much. Eventually either the plant will wither and die, or some poor innocent will pay $70 more than he/she has to for something notoriuosly difficult. And they'll never have a clue.

    I hope like heck it wasnt wild collected. It has the mountain form look to it, small, red, and woody, with really clear fenestrations. Still no hunnerd dollar plant, my gosh!
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    *facepalm* This always annoys me.

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    I was expecting a flawless casting of a Darlingtonia leaf. This is much more disappointing.

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    It seems adding "RARE" to a carnivorous plant ups the price tenfold. I laugh at all the *RARE* stuff on eBay and the prices they go for. Seems very disingenuous of the sellers to list most of these as such. I guess truth in advertising laws doesn't apply to eBay.
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    heh... just wait till a fool buys that and comes on here to show us...


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    *ULTRA RARE!!!* ~NEVER BEFORE SEEN IN NORTH AMERICAN COLLECTIONS!!!~ *One* (1) small plantlet of **Drosera capensis VAR. Propagatus**
    ***ONLY $299 ONE TIME ONLY!!!!***
    ~~~-DON'T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY!!!-~~~-TO OWN THE RARE PLANT OF YOUR LIFETIME!!!-~~~
    <Av8tor1> as big as peat is, the bear runs not him

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    i was expecting a darlingtonia pitcher dipped in 24K gold too....
    " You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means." -Inigo Montoya
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    Yeah, I kinda did too.

    #dissapointed
    <Av8tor1> as big as peat is, the bear runs not him

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