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  Re: [aroid-l] Let the--. Mitch. and others.
From: "Michael Marcotrigiano" <mmarcotr at email.smith.edu> on 2004.07.28 at 06:04:02(11854)
Everyone is forgetting the great deals you can get if you know how to
shop on ebay. I've gotten many a nice plant for 5.00 that sells in
catalogs for 25.00 not to mention the crazy shipping prices of mail
order catalogs. Most ebayers charge about 5.00 to ship a plant and will
combine orders without increasing shipping cost. Catalogs on the
otherhand are famous for asking 25-30% of the cost. One that shall
remain nameless has a common cultivar for 10.00 and a rare one for
200.00 so they (and I did not order from them) wanted 30% of the 200.00
to ship the rare one. I asked them why it costs 60.00 to mail the rare
plant and 3.00 to mail the common one. They got nasty and told me where
to go. Guess they are too stupid to figure out a fair shipping rate. The
other thing about ebay is it is easier to shop than finding every small
business that is not 'on line' . There are still many tiny hobby and
small business folks that are nearly invisible unless you find out how
to get their list the old fashioned way - by reading an add and sending
2.00 for the list. They don't want to be online so they are hurting
themselves.

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