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Old 03-20-2013, 04:34 AM   #1
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Default Pricing for the Alternanthera reineckii mini

Ya know, someone ask what the going price was for this somewhat new, but common plant(Tropica/Dennerle both sell it), and I jokingly said 50$ a stem.

Lo and behold, I've seen 3-4 offerings at this price
I should have said 100$ a stem.
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:40 AM   #2
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I guess it depends on the supply and demand for the plant. Would like to see how big this plant will get when mature.
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Old 03-20-2013, 04:42 AM   #3
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Yeah, we'll just wait for it to be a buck a stem. I learned that lesson.
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:21 PM   #4
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Ya...seeing alot of these popping up in trade since you listed yours. Don't really understand who would pay that much for some stems that will be $1-5 in a few weeks. I guess PT Barnum was right...there really are suckers born every minute!
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:30 PM   #5
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$50 for a stem? No way.
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:37 PM   #6
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I'm glad to hear the prices will probably drop on that. I saw a picture and wanted to add it to one of my tanks until I saw the price.
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:39 PM   #7
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I wanted to reply to the sales thread, wondering what the seller is smoking.
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Old 03-20-2013, 09:44 PM   #8
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LOL when i saw that people actually bought it I just snorted. It's going to be like the hygrophila pinnatifida craze, 40 dollars a stem one week and a couple dollars next week.
only slow growing difficult plants can keep a stable market. and of course troublesome plants that are hit or miss like pogostemon helferi
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Interesting... will wait for prices to drop first.
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Old 03-20-2013, 10:08 PM   #10
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some plants hold their value, stem plants don't seem to. Ludwigia tornado was $50 a stem last year.

If only we were able to get tropica plants in the states

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Old 03-21-2013, 05:33 AM   #11
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some plants hold their value, stem plants don't seem to. Ludwigia tornado was $50 a stem last year.

If only we were able to get tropica plants in the states
Some still are charging a lot for it.

I tend to keep the pricing up, but as demand wanes, I tend to add more stems to the boxes for the same price. That and I tend to get pretty good at growing the plants so they get really nice stuff. If you are simply trying to flip plants, well..........that's a tough business.

Growers will always have better stuff.
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Old 03-21-2013, 05:42 AM   #12
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For that price I could have someone trim my normal sized 6.99 PetSmart Alternanthera reinecki for me and wont need the mini.
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For that price I could have someone trim my normal sized 6.99 PetSmart Alternanthera reinecki for me and wont need the mini.
I know, right

That stuff is $8.99 around here...I bought a pack of wendtii green maybe a year and a half ago and it was $6.99 back then, but next time I went back they'd jacked it up. They seem to leave them on the shelf longer too now; I usually see a lot of them in various stages of melting down in the pack.

My LFS has decent quality in their plants and fish, but not much depth in selection of either, which is usually how I end up at the big-box stores in the first place.
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Old 03-21-2013, 12:26 AM   #14
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Default Re: Pricing for the Alternanthera reineckii mini

I started that thread Tom is talking about and I ended up paying $15/stem shipped. This was before Tom said $50 as a joke.

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I started that thread Tom is talking about and I ended up paying $15/stem shipped. This was before Tom said $50 as a joke.

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