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    ^ I was talking about abusing the hobby and overpricing things. If you are happy about the market, good for you. As for being online in a forum or living in a ditch, I don't see any connection - I guess that makes us even in not understanding each other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Plant Planter View Post
    It's sort of like how the International Carnivorous Plant Society now has a rule that you can't just buy some seeds from the ICPS Seed Bank and then sell them for ten bucks apiece. Again, this doesn't really help the ICPS and really just gets rare, valuable seeds sold to people who most likely have no interest or experience with such plants. Essentially, the poor seeds' fates are sealed.
    The way I understood this post is that "this" is not referring to the rule, it is referring to the act of reselling seeds. Reselling seeds received from the ICPS does not help the society. The people who buy the seeds at the higher price may not appreciate them as much as experienced members and/or hobbyists that would buy from the ICPS directly. This reselling would therefore "seal the seeds' fates."

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxima View Post
    ^ I was talking about abusing the hobby and overpricing things. If you are happy about the market, good for you. As for being online in a forum or living in a ditch, I don't see any connection - I guess that makes us even in not understanding each other.
    Happiness is irrelevant, market forces dictate pricing whether we like it or not. In this particular case the seller seems to have priced his plant higher than the market will support, and he will figure it out when the plant fails to sell. My comment about living in a ditch was in response to yours about poverty, if you feel so strongly about denying people their passions because others live in poverty then why are you online talking about your plants? Set the example and give up the things you think others shouldn't have.

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    Being online talking about plants is not the same as charging/paying 6 thousand dollars for a plant - I still don't understand why you're trying to challenge such an obvious thing.

    Who am I to deny anyone anything ? It is my ethical view to not pay the price of a rent for a plant. I already set the example by refusing to do it. If you think I shouldn't express my opinion at all, that's a totally different story. You don't have to agree with me and I don't have to prove anything to you.

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    Human beings want things above and beyond the necessities and depending on how bad they want them determines value..........pretty simple logic really.........unless it's a devout socialist looking at it. Market value is the only fair way where humans are involved and for myself, the wanting can be for more pleasurable than the having. I give nothing to charity voluntarily not because I am stingy or uncaring but because my government has mandated various charitable entitlements to be taken from my earnings making me look like a very charitable guy indeed.
    Anyone see that villosa that sold last week for $600+ on the 'Bay? It appeared to be a well maintained plant of a reasonable size for a decent price even though I wasn't jumping in. I enjoy just seeing them out there for sale and watching the feeding frenzy that usually occurs within the last few minutes. I saw a small ed' and some other interesting varieties selling there lately also.
    Last edited by Spooky1; 06-25-2013 at 04:22 PM.

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    i do not want to participate in this argument but just wanted to add that the "market prices" are dictated by the age old rule of supply and demand.

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    Considering there was an N. edwardsiana about that same size that sold a few years ago on eBay for $2200, I highly doubt this plant will go for the asking price.

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