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IXOXI
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PostSubject: $2,540 cactus!   $2,540 cactus! EmptyThu Feb 16, 2012 1:45 am

Hi all, I found this humorous, although my wife was horrified for an hour or so LOL. Since this is 'around the fire' thought I'd add this funny tale.
She was bidding on a cactus on ebay, and had been pretty sick, so wasn't fully concentrating, and put in a bid for a cactus......
and missed the decimal point.
Yes, she bid $2,540 instead of the $25.40 she was planning on.
Her bid, of course was the winning bid.
The seller was kind and fair enough to realize it was an error, and in the end she got it for her intended high bid.
But for about an hour she was panicking, and was horrified at the thought of having to mess her feedback by a bid retraction, etc.
Anyhow, just thought I'd share Smile
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PostSubject: Re: $2,540 cactus!   $2,540 cactus! EmptyThu Feb 16, 2012 1:48 pm

Funny you say that I saw a cactus go for a massive figure on ebay a little while ago. I will see if I can find the link.

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PostSubject: Re: $2,540 cactus!   $2,540 cactus! EmptyThu Feb 16, 2012 1:52 pm

Found it but it wasn't ebay it was the cactus.art web site.

originally for sale for 3600 pounds (thanks tipz).

http://www.cactus-art.biz/catalog/en/product/4301/Brachicereus-nesioticus-Galapagos-Islands%2c-Ecuador.asp

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PostSubject: Re: $2,540 cactus!   $2,540 cactus! EmptyThu Feb 16, 2012 2:54 pm

Funny thing, they now have it listed for 0.00 - I think I'll back order a couple.... JK!
It is a pretty neat looking cacti. Maybe even better yet, I'll get my wife to bid on it Very Happy


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PostSubject: Re: $2,540 cactus!   $2,540 cactus! EmptyThu Feb 16, 2012 3:04 pm

They are called the Lava Cactus check this out,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lava_cactus

Very interesting cactus I have no idea how it could survive in those conditions.

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PostSubject: Re: $2,540 cactus!   $2,540 cactus! EmptyThu Feb 16, 2012 3:07 pm

They certainly have some expensive cacti there this Copiapoa is going for 1100 british pounds

http://www.cactus-art.biz/catalog/en/product/2142/Copiapoa-columna-alba-WM031-Esmeralda%2c-altitude-280-m.asp

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PostSubject: Re: $2,540 cactus!   $2,540 cactus! EmptyThu Feb 16, 2012 5:51 pm

Crikey that is way to expensive i have a few a little smaller would never sell them as they are some of my favourites but if someone was silly enough to pay that for them i would sell them in a flash. JUST like some things on ebay fetch ridiculous prices i guess some people must be rich check this out.
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&_trksid=p4340.l2557&item=260947118131&nma=true&rt=nc&si=RFl8%252BGUE9eipNnMkDnSUIi%252FhU0g%253D&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc
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PostSubject: Re: $2,540 cactus!   $2,540 cactus! EmptyThu Feb 16, 2012 5:54 pm

I forgot to add that this did not meet the reserve price, like really how much is it really worth. My answer is as much as someone is willing to pay for i think $150 would be way too much but over $2000 no way. This seller is one of the best for haworthias in the USA.
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PostSubject: Re: $2,540 cactus!   $2,540 cactus! EmptySun Feb 19, 2012 3:10 pm

Don't get me wrong - that's a cool little Haworthia - but I'm not sure it's two grand worth of cool little Haworthia. Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: $2,540 cactus!   $2,540 cactus! EmptySun Feb 19, 2012 3:20 pm

I agree i would be reluctant to pay $200 imagine if you payed $2000 then six months later lost it. Sad
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PostSubject: Re: $2,540 cactus!   $2,540 cactus! EmptySun Feb 19, 2012 5:08 pm

That's nothing though, check this one out courtesy of German ebay.
Copiapoa cinera

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PostSubject: Re: $2,540 cactus!   $2,540 cactus! EmptySun Feb 19, 2012 6:01 pm

I don't think anything will beat that.
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PostSubject: Re: $2,540 cactus!   $2,540 cactus! EmptySun Feb 19, 2012 8:45 pm

What makes that one so pricey?
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PostSubject: Re: $2,540 cactus!   $2,540 cactus! EmptySun Feb 19, 2012 9:46 pm

Greed?
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PostSubject: Re: $2,540 cactus!   $2,540 cactus! EmptySun Feb 19, 2012 10:46 pm

I suppose a plant is worth as much as someone is prepared to pay for it. A particularly unusual or rare plant will obviously command a higher price than a common variety.

That said, the above mentioned Brachicereus nesioticus - rare and pretty much unheard of in cultivation - to me is a fairly bland and unappealing plant. Horses for courses, I suppose.

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PostSubject: Re: $2,540 cactus!   $2,540 cactus! EmptySun Mar 03, 2013 12:21 pm

Just found this copiapoa cinerea for sale again obviously they could not sell it nor do i think they ever will at that price. You could buy a cheap brand new car for that.
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/260979560220?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649
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PostSubject: Re: $2,540 cactus!   $2,540 cactus! EmptySun Mar 03, 2013 10:06 pm

Wow!
Nice looking plant though. Very desirable but a bit out of the budget for the moment. If I came into a shitload of money maybe I could spoil myself but 'til then it can go on my dream list.
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