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KingPlakat 05-19-2012 12:46 AM

Anubias Anyone?
 
Hey guys! Talked to Bill about this already, but I'm thinking I'm going to do another huge order of anubias from my supplier (by supplier I mean...guy i know who sells anubias). Last time I ordered I believe I got each plant for $2.75 after shipping because I bought in bulk. I did "tip" the guy though so I'm not sure on the exact dollar and cents number.

Anyway....I'm prolly gonna drop $100 by myself on some anubias which will get me about 40ish plants I'm thinking. A couple get banged up during shipping but he does sent extras I believe...or maybe he sent extras because I tipped him. But I just wanted to see if anyone wanted to get in on the order.

Like I said...I think it's going to be between $2.50 and $2.75 per plant which is a great deal. I imagine the more we buy the better the deal. Might even be able to get it down to $2.25 per plant. I know Bill said he was down to get some anubias nana, but everyone let me know how many plants they would be willing to order so I can figure out how much the guy will charge. They get shipped priority from California so it won't take more than 3 days to get here once I order. I figure we can all meet up and I can distribute the plants accordingly.

Ideally, I would like the money in advance because my bank account is only so large right now, but for those of you who don't have a paypal account or are unable to get me the money otherwise, I could spot you as long as you don't want a ton of anubias.

So basically...let's start a list. Name and number of plants you want sounds good. This is just so I can get a number together to see how much the bulk discount will be. If you give me a dollar amount I'm just going to take that and divide it by 2.75 for now, until I see how much the per plant cost will be.

I've bought from this guy twice now and I've been very impressed both times with the quality, size, and color of the plants. I do believe they are grown emersed, but they transfer well.

Also, here's the list of different types the guy usually has:
- Anubias nana
- Anubias barteri
- Anubias broad leaf
- Anubias lanceolata
- Anubias congensis
- Anubias short and sharp (probably minima with a different name)
-Anubias wrinkle leaf (coffefolia?)

1. KingPlakat- 40+
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joon 05-19-2012 01:02 AM

let's see what we can get
i like to spend $100 on anubias nana only
can pay u by paypal or cash when we meet,

KingPlakat 05-19-2012 01:31 AM

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Originally Posted by joon (Post 1867727)
let's see what we can get
i like to spend $100 on anubias nana only
can pay u by paypal or cash when we meet,

Sounds good Jimmy, I added you to the list.

1. Kingplakat $100 worth
2. Joon $100 worth (anubias nana)
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4.
5.

Fishies_in_Philly 05-19-2012 03:18 PM

I'm in for about $60 of nana and minima :) sorry, i don't have as many tanks as jimmy.....lol

KingPlakat 05-19-2012 06:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Fishies_in_Philly (Post 1868367)
I'm in for about $60 of nana and minima :) sorry, i don't have as many tanks as jimmy.....lol

Sounds good Bill! I'll add you to the list.

1. Kingplakat $100 worth
2. Joon $100 worth (anubias nana)
3. Fishies_in_Philly $60 worth (nana and minima)
4.
5.

I have no doubt that the price per plant is going to be between $2.25 and $2.50 at this point. I'm going to email the guy either tomorrow or monday for availability and pricing. We might have to wait until he has enough in to sell us this many haha.

KingPlakat 05-19-2012 06:49 PM

I forgot to add, I know he also has regular java fern! Never bought it from him though. Bulk pricing would probably be about $1.75 per plant for regular java fern. Plants are 3-4inches in height. If you want some of that too just give a dollar amount and say "mixed" plants and we'll figure it out later when I email him.

Fishies_in_Philly 05-19-2012 09:22 PM

can you see if he has any marbled or variegated anubias? i could go for a plant or two to break up all the green :)

joon 05-19-2012 09:38 PM

can u ask him if he can sell big anubias or java fern?
like 20~40 leaves on one rhizome

KingPlakat 05-20-2012 07:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Fishies_in_Philly (Post 1868734)
can you see if he has any marbled or variegated anubias? i could go for a plant or two to break up all the green :)

I'll ask him for ya.

KingPlakat 05-20-2012 07:17 AM

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Originally Posted by joon (Post 1868747)
can u ask him if he can sell big anubias or java fern?
like 20~40 leaves on one rhizome

I'll ask him and let you know Jimmy. I imagine it shouldn't be a problem, but we'll see what happens.

KingPlakat 05-20-2012 05:58 PM

I emailed the guy with those two questions and asked for a quote on price per plant for an order of $260. I'm crossing my fingers for something like $2.25 per plant. That would be amazing.

I'm thinking that once the box arrives I'll get up to Jimmy's place again and the three of us can open it together and take turns picking out individual pieces so no one gets a lot of big ones or small ones, etc, etc. Maybe, time it correctly and just set it up as the next swap meet?

Fishies_in_Philly 05-20-2012 08:37 PM

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Originally Posted by KingPlakat (Post 1869780)
I emailed the guy with those two questions and asked for a quote on price per plant for an order of $260. I'm crossing my fingers for something like $2.25 per plant. That would be amazing.

I'm thinking that once the box arrives I'll get up to Jimmy's place again and the three of us can open it together and take turns picking out individual pieces so no one gets a lot of big ones or small ones, etc, etc. Maybe, time it correctly and just set it up as the next swap meet?

that works for me. i loves me a good old fashioned battle royal free for all!! LOL

discuspaul 05-20-2012 11:10 PM

Sure wish I was in Philly.
I'm looking for at least a dozen right now, but they're $10. and up, for small nanas, here in Canada.
I'd order $100. of those Anubias in a heartbeat.

KingPlakat 05-21-2012 05:41 PM

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Originally Posted by discuspaul (Post 1870114)
Sure wish I was in Philly.
I'm looking for at least a dozen right now, but they're $10. and up, for small nanas, here in Canada.
I'd order $100. of those Anubias in a heartbeat.

Hmmm...maybe we'll be able to spread the love somehow. I'll shoot you a PM and see if we can get something arranged.

KingPlakat 05-21-2012 11:30 PM

Bill and Jimmy, I got a response from the distributor :) I'll PM you guys with the info. I don't want anyone from the swap and shop stumbling in...bad for business ;) haha Very good news though.


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