And just because you Own the plant itself does NOT mean you are conserving its species.
If you were truly for conservation, you would be breeding these plants and shipping yourself and those seeds off to Malaysia.
Maybe even sending them to seed banks. Either way, just owning one doesnt make you a conservationist. I need to see plans
of natural distribution before you even bring that phrase up again.
Last edited by Satanas; 10-20-2015 at 07:05 PM.
Either way, there are collectors and then there are conservationists.
The difference between the two is defined by those who are trying to amass a plethora of amazingSpecimens,
and those who are trying to preserve the specimen's line for the future. Not just for themselves.
All im saying is that if you actually want your plants to a good home, ebay probably wont be
The best bet. You dont even know who youre selling to.
Sure, your plants may get lucky and go to someone who actually deserves them and is capable
Of growing them healthy and happy, but the other 90% of the time, it goes somewhere far away
Never to be heard from again. And lets just say most novice growers will throw absurd amounts of money
At rare plants in particular, just to get a shot at growing them.
Last edited by NemJones; 10-20-2015 at 07:26 PM.
BUT how do YOU knowb they can't care for it? If you don't know who the Person IS? thats like me saying
" you have less tgen 50 pists on this forum you must not know how to grow plants their for YOU shouldnt be able to Buy any with your hard earned money if you are pleased to do so"
is that right to do? How can u judge who and what abilities someone has without KNOWING who they are... Let alone who the Person actually is. If you went into a store and bought something for your plants and the person at the checkout says "i cant sell that to you cause i dont know if u can use it properly to care for your plants, even if you can afford it" is pretty much saying tge same thing in this case. WE dont know this person...Nor is it our buisness to play police over the things they want to purchase with their own hard earned money without knowing anything about them.. Its pretty much illegal to deny selling something to someone based on such a thing.. Its their money they'll do whatever they want with it as they please and if they spend it on a plant they can't care for... It might suck, but that's life. Sometimes the Person who should get something ..doesn't. And the Person who prob shouldn't does. Life is basically controlled over money and if u have the money youre most likely gonna get the things you want.
And without my moderator hat on:
I think it boils down to what the point of ebay is. The goal of the seller is, above all, to try to get as much cash for their item as possible. If the concern for the survival of the plant outweighs your desire to maximize your profits, ebay isn't really the place.
Bummer that someone's suckin' up all the plants at the moment, but that's the name of the game on ebay. It sounds like they aren't defaulting on the items, so... good for everyone. Some skilled grower made some extra cash and can hopefully turn their sights onto propagating and disseminating (by ebay or otherwise) more rare plants. That means more plants circulating among community (in the broader sense). And if you're the one winning all the plants -- hey, good for you, I hope you enjoy them!