The economy must be improving, Ebay is going nuts.
I'm a regular on Ebay and get a few plants almost every week. Obviously they must be something I like from a reputable seller and also the price must be right. If a plant sells for $20 at an orchid show, I would like to get that plant for no more than $10. You have to add postage and also consider the fact that you are buying something you won't see until you unpack the box.
These last 2 weeks I have been brushed aside uncerimoniously by people who are bidding these plants up into the stratosphere. Either it's Spring and the associated plant euphoria or it's the improving economy. I know you can get real bargains around Xmas time when people are spending their money on other things and also in January when the credit card bills arrive so I was prepared to pay a little more right now but this is ridiculous. This reminds me of Jewish hell: 'Paying Retail'.
A friend of mine has made the same observation, any comments?
Maybe next month will be better. Sure miss George W, have no one I can blame for this now.