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Thread: How Many registered on Orchidbids?

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  1. #1
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    Apr 2005

    Default How Many registered on Orchidbids?

    Hello Louis I am just curious to know the number of people that are currently registered on Orchid Bids. I know its not alot of money and its certainly cheaper than posting on Fleabay, but I don't want to post plants for sale that have a low likelyhood of sale. I like the idea of having a site dedicated to the sale of plant items. Its just that with me just starting to sell I do not have the disposable income to post item that have a low likelyhood of selling because there is a low number of interested folks. Thanks for any info.
    Last edited by JB_Orchidguy; October 28th, 2005 at 09:38 PM.

  2. #2
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    Bruce Brown
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    Cattleyas & Slippers
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
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    Hi Josh!

    There are just under 30 people registered on Orchidbids at this point. Anything you list there will randomly be advertised on the OrchidTalk lobby page and if you also list your item in the for sale forum, the likelihood of a sale is just as great as if your item was listed on the forum alone. The only thing that might possibly keep people from buying is their reluctance to spend a dollar to verify their identity and register; however, a person worried about a dollar is probably not likely to buy your item anyway.

    Maybe others can give their feedback but that is our take on it. Hope this helps!

    Last edited by Brutal_Dreamer; October 29th, 2005 at 11:12 AM. Reason: their not there...oops!

  3. #3
    My Grow Area
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    Catts and Paphs
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    Jun 2005
    Surprise, AZ
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    I've sold all the items I listed except one. I think that what you have to keep in mind is people are looking for a BARGAIN. So when plants are offered not in bud or spike, they are going to want a low price. I check frequently, and there is a plant there now I would buy if it were about 10 dollars cheaper...

    Consider this - how much is the plant worth to you if you don't sell it? Perhaps a few dollars less is better than not selling at all?

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2005


    I realize that everyone wants a bargain. Heck who doesn't. And I know the only plant I have posted at the moment was a NoID, but she was Huge. OK thats over and done with. I have a group of Named plants that I pulled from the GH that are getting ready to be posted, and I will try to remember to keep the startng bids low, but How do real nurseries do it? They sell a small seedling for 10 to 15 dollars. I know I will get there. I have to keep telling myself Patiance Grasshopper. Well Folks are here. Have fun everyone!!!

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