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Old 01-12-2020, 10:29 AM
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I just haven’t been able to find anything but the $100 eBay option for this particular orchid.*
Don't pay that much. That is irrealistically expensive. They are being sold here for 15 €.
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Old 01-12-2020, 10:36 AM
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Originally Posted by jw.shaffer723 View Post
Thanks for all the help everyone! My biggest problem is I hate spending so mush on each orchid. Plus I buy more for the adventure than the blooms, so I usually buy one year old orchids or younger for 20 bucks. I just haven’t been able to find anything but the $100 eBay option for this particular orchid.

I have found a couple EU growers selling them, but it didn’t look like they would ship to the US. Has anyone had luck with that?
Sometimes a good approach is to play a waiting game, and check various vendor websites every few months.

As to importing, the paperwork costs money and you'll end up spending a whole lot more than just the cost of the plant... For example, Roelke Orchideen will ship abroad, and while the plant costs only 12,50€, a phyto document is 50€ and if CITES is also needed it's an extra 35-125€ according to their site.

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