Basically any person selling on eBay.. Wants money.
They aren't too worried who the plant ends up with because they don't really care. I'm sure some do, but in reality they have NO control on auction sites like ebay.
Many of the people purchasing plants are rarely into keeping the species to share with others in the future or they'd buy them and donate them back into the wild conservatories or some other place where EVERYONE can enjoy learning and studying them...which would make them less rare to grow and not fetch the high prices they do. Many growers get into TC to grow rare plants and one speciment may make up to 40+ plants! And they sell those to whom they want because to them there have the means to create more.. A buyer who purchases these plants is really only concerned with getting the plant only for themselves to enjoy as a hobby. Most aren't trying to grow them for the future enjoyment of others.
Everyone at some Point starts out as a beginner in this hobby.. And NO ONE would have the collections they have now if some seller somewhere didn't sell them the plants they have now. And if the sellers were to be so selective in who they sell to based on their ability to grow such things then many of those people would not have the plants they have, let alone move padt beong anything but a beginner in the hobby. People can read and study about a plant but unless they grow it in their own location and trial and error what works for them they will most likely never know how to really grow such a plant.
Is it fair that just ANYONE can buy a rare specimen of plant for any amount if money? Prob not. But life isnt fair .. And in thus world money is the ruler of all. And if you have enough money you can basically get anything you want reguardless of your ability to care for your purchase. Someone may drop thousands of dollars on a car just to get drunk and crash it into a pole.. And if thet have the money they'll surely just go out and buy another one. If people denied people from buying things they couldnt care for then many people wouldnt have the things they have.
Do i honestly think its fair or right that someone can buy an N. Eddy with no knowledge on how to care or grow it..but just cause they have the money they can.. Prob Not. But who am i to tell them they can't buy something with their own hard working dollar..let alone who am i to distinguish who is knowledgeable and has the ability to grow such a plant without when knowing this Person? And when dealing with eBay when does that even matter?!?!?!? Sellers know what too expect when selling items on eBay..and if they truly wanted to sell the plant to Someone who there know can properly care Gore said plants then they prob wouldn't be selling them on eBay. But that's their buisness and they are selling tob get money not to keep the conservation of the plant alive for others, they are selling to get money for their item and to sell plants to those who have the money to but them.
Lots of people want to grow rare species of plants...and the only way they can grow them is to buy them and grow them first hand for their own experience. And i just don't think its right that one Person can get mad because another Person can buy something that they want and just because they don't know anything about them there cause a stink about the Person that has the money to buy it.
Its none of my business what Someone does with their purchase ...set ot on fire..whatever! If there have the money and want it enough ..its most likely they'll get it, and theirs nothing anyone can do about it. I might not like the idea of someone buying a plant just to end up killing it, but what can i duo about it? And how do i know what their gonna do with it? And why is their purchase any of my buisness..