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    no what you are doing with Best would be advertising for ppl here in the states to buy plants that PFT sells which would be in competition with our excellent host. Wistuba mainly sells a large number of Neps that PFT doesnt although he does have Helis and Utrics and antferns and a few other things too. see what i am saying?
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    I see. I was supprised by the comment because I had advertised for Triffid Park here. Either way at this point I believe that Wistuba is ahead. Not that that matters because multiple people could vote to sway it. But I would not like people to vote one way or another because of competition. I belive many of the people who are ordering are not newbes and therefore already own or own a great deal of PFT's stock. I know I do. In fact I own a species of most nurseries in the US except of course Cooks and Calif Carn's because the cp growers who own them will trade or sell stuff from their own stack to you. But If I and when I do order from out of country I would certainly ot order stuff that could be obtained from PFT or anyother cp nursery in the US because that would be stupid becasue on average the plants will cost more (With shipping) then here in the US.

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    The moderators along with Phill discussed the Triffid order at the time. Phill decided it was fine as this is not a frequent occurance and people would most likely be ordering things not commonly available here in the US and it was a general good thing for folks to remain excited about the hobby! If it becomes a common occurance though, there may be reconsideration.

    I would keep in mind though that there are US nurseries that do go through the trouble and expense of bringing in a variety of plants from various places overseas. So it is not just an issue with Nepenthes vs VFT etc and PFT. Just a general good policy to support domestic business.. even though it is nice to get the plant directly from the source for less than a domestic supplier. Plus a reputable domestic supplier will have acclimated the plant and in cases of Southern plants readjusted their dormancy cycle, if they have one. So while it may seem like a bargain it isn't always that much of a savings.

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    Good point by the domestic businessman who has an amazing variety of Neps for sale right here in the US of A.
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    Okay So I guess I will not advertise here. I have asked though and no one in the US has these plants (at least to sell or trade):
    N. aristolichiodes
    H. elongata
    H. tatei
    H. chitimansis (spelled wrong)
    H. unidentified
    Most Mexican Pings
    There are so few of these species that it is next to impossible to get one:
    N. rajah
    N. hamata
    H. ionansi
    H. minor
    H. nutans
    H. heterodoxa
    Tuberous Drosera
    Among others
    See my point. I do not want to take clients away but Some of us have wanted things like N aristolichiodes and Heliamphora species for years. The actual goal of mine for these group orders is to import plants that cannot be found in the US. I just do not have enough money to do it without other people helping pay the bills (and most get rare plants also). If PFT or any Nursery in the US offered these plants I would gladly buy from them. Tony if you started importing rare species and sold them for a little above import price you would probibly triple your buisness. Honestly, post on any listserv or forum one of the mentioned plants and dozens of people will respond.

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