12-15-2011, 12:53 AM
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Frogbit is basically worthless IMO. Ricca on the other hand may be worth something. I use to sell plants on ebay in the summer. Once you have a system its not that much work. I just sold trimmings or extras I had at the end of every week. Just one sale with at least 6 different kinds of plants. Only did it in the summer since its a PITA to ship in the winter. I relisted the same auction every week and had it run so it ended on Fridays or Saturdays that way I could usually ship Monday or Tuesday. Shipping plants isn't cheap though. Even priority shipping its $7-8 depending on how far. Return varies a lot. Its quiet amazing how much it can vary on an auction site like ebay. Then again I never set minimum bids since I didn't really care. Basically I could ship a box every week or I could toss plants in the garbage, which I still do every week lol. Generally I got $8-11 a week on average not counting shipping costs. Though the same exact box has gone as low as $1.50 and as high as $20 lol.
Meh in the end it saved a lot of plants from going to waste and could at least pay for some upkeep on the tanks. I never had any issues with the boxes I have shipped. I send a LOT of plants and snails though, usually along with a couple free cherry shrimp I never mention in the auction. Mainly because cherrys are pretty worthless locally since we have a big aquarium society, every one has them.
Selling fish is a lot more challenging then plants.