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  Let the buyers beware
From: "Temmerman" <temmerm at skynet.be> on 2004.07.27 at 09:55:39(11835)
Hi,

> I hate
> seeing these poor people bidding up on plants that can be had for, like
Julius

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From: ken at spatulacity.com on 2004.07.27 at 18:56:05(11847)
> I do agree. The Amorphophallus on ebay reach prices that are just not
> normal.
That's the beauty of the free market. As long as there isn't any fraud then
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From: "Temmerman" <temmerm at skynet.be> on 2004.07.28 at 01:08:16(11850)
Hi Ken,

> > I do agree. The Amorphophallus on ebay reach prices that are just not
> > normal.
> That's the beauty of the free market. As long as there isn't any fraud

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From: "Bryant, Susan L." <SLBryant at scj.com> on 2004.07.28 at 05:34:01(11852)
I think that sometimes the mistakes are an honest one. I bought a Am
paeoniifolius tuber from a well known and seemingly reputable ebay seller
who is also an IAS member. In leaf, I'm finding it isn't paeoniifolius- in
fact it looks more like koratensis. Not the plant I bought, but still a
nice plant!

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From: Regferns at aol.com on 2004.07.28 at 12:47:08(11866)
All of this chatter reminds me of a few years ago when someone on the list
was looking for Gonatopus. Naturally, we folks here in South Florida laughed
our butts off because the plants are considered weedy to us. However, to other
folks the plant IS a rarity and well worth cultivating. To paraphrase an
axiom, "One man's Gonatopus, is another man's treasure.

Reggie Whitehead
South Miami, FL

From: LMassey628 at aol.com on 2004.07.28 at 19:46:39(11867)
Misrepresentation of plant material occurred long before Ebay was dreamed of.

In 1977, after a two year search, I purchased a tuber of Amorphophallus
titanum from a firm in Cocoa Beach Florida.

It cost $2.50.

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From: "Leslie R." <leslier55 at excite.com> on 2004.07.29 at 06:21:12(11871)
I love my Gonatopus, and they sure don't grow like weeds in Missouri.Leslie

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