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Poll on Zoa prices


chucktdbm321

Zoas being over priced  

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  1. 1. People are paying way too much for zoas, whats your opinion on it

    • Its insane how can people even think of dropping $150pp
      52
    • They should be more affordable
      30
    • pssh i wipe my a&$ with $150 polyps
      11
    • well if there that rare they should cost that much
      21


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It's simple supply and demand. When nobody wants whatever "rare" zoa that they're making up to $150pp they'll stop being worth $150pp. It's what Ameraica was built on.

 

 

 

Well... until Obama took office.

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chucktdbm321

yea when reefers make a frag that has some rare zoa on it for over a 100pp thats just crazy I think as time goes on these zoas will dramatically drop in price

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fishdaddy0831
It's simple supply and demand. When nobody wants whatever "rare" zoa that they're making up to $150pp they'll stop being worth $150pp. It's what Ameraica was built on.

 

 

 

Well... until Obama took office.

 

 

Wait! Obama is going to lower the price of zoas or more likely give me free money to buy them!

 

Maybe Ive been to hard on him. Hmm....

 

j/k

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Wait! Obama is going to lower the price of zoas or more likely give me free money to buy them!

 

Maybe Ive been to hard on him. Hmm....

 

j/k

 

It will probably look more like government mandated set pricing on certain types of zoas combined with a reefer bail-out program.

 

You know, the usual socialist agenda.

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This subject reminds me of diamonds. Artificially inflated prices due to the fact that Debeers or whoever owns most of the mines. The ocean is plentiful, atleast right now, and nothing is rare. I do however feel that aquacultured coral deserve a higher pricetag, but lets be realistic.

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There's so few palys that are actually rare that it's ridiculous, 99% of the "rare" zoanthids craze is from people that don't know they aren't rare. A lot of newcomers into the hobby get into zoanthids since they're easier to keep, then end up dropping tons on morphs that they're tricked into believing are rare. Then they do the same things with favias and LPS.

 

It happens with acros but much less often since generally the reefers that keep those have a bit more time in the hobby and have seen the scams. You don't see many $100 an inch pink millis, but that's exactly what you see with zoanthids that are as common as pink millis.

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homeless folks will be given ultra rare zoas free of charge, and anyone who can afford this hobby will be taxed to $200pp

 

This subject reminds me of diamonds...

 

if every woman wasn't brainwashed into wanting a big diamond on their finger, they wouldn't cost $5000, would they? Then we could buy less expensive, but more rare and more special stones to give them, but for now, we have to PAY

 

ps, i see a :lockdown: coming to this thead. haaha

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i don't think they are rare but you cant get a good color one for cheep so if you don't like the price get a goldfish bowl and stop crying prices are what they are till the new coolest one comes out lol

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Simply supply and demand Chuck, with a little price gouging I'm sure. I for one never have and never will (unless I win the lottery and have a desire to sink a good portion of it into a tank devoted to rare and exotic corals and other reef inhabitants.) buy any zoas at that price per polyp. As it is, I cringe at the thought of spending $30 for ten polyps...

 

 

Well... until Obama took office.

 

Nice.

 

 

(btw, I sig'd you if you don't mind)

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fishdaddy0831
It will probably look more like government mandated set pricing on certain types of zoas combined with a reefer bail-out program.

 

You know, the usual socialist agenda.

 

 

Reefer bail-out program. Lol. I like the sound of that!

 

Oh wait.... coral reefs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lol

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I've noticed a huge drop in Purple Hornet prices these days.I remember reading an article about someone paying ocer $300 for one of the 1st polyps on e-bay.Now you see them for $40-50.There seems to be a lot more for sale these days, since they've had a few years to grow out.

 

Personally the most I'll pay for a single polyp is $25.I like the PH's, but prefer to just trade some of my nice zoas to get them.

 

Supply and demand is correct..

 

I won't comment on Obamanation and his goal of taking away every word written in our Constitution.It makes me want to drown myself in my reef:)

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ihatesears18

the prices aren't retarded if people are willing to pay the price, the only people complaining are the ones that can't afford to buy them yet would love to have them. It's like somebody that makes $35K/year complaining about how overpriced Lamborghinis/Ferraris are, yet has a poster of one on his/her wall.

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fishdaddy0831
the prices aren't retarded if people are willing to pay the price, the only people complaining are the ones that can't afford to buy them yet would love to have them. It's like somebody that makes $35K/year complaining about how overpriced Lamborghinis/Ferraris are, yet has a poster of one on his/her wall.

 

 

Only if we are talking about truely rare zoas. Otherwise it's like someone complaining that a pento is on sale for 50k.

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chucktdbm321

it is true... as long as we have people buying them for that much pp they will be sold at that price. I personally like the more common very colorful zoas like eagle eyes, radioactive dragon eyes, bam bams and so forth

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fishdaddy0831
it is true... as long as we have people buying them for that much pp they will be sold at that price. I personally like the more common very colorful zoas like eagle eyes, radioactive dragon eyes, bam bams and so forth

 

 

I can remeber 6 years ago Eagle Eyes were THE zoa to have, and they cost a lot. Now my LFS has them all over his tanks. I picked up a 30p frag for like 15 bucks a few months ago.

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The most I would pay is about $5 pp. I bought a huge rock of "smurf snot" zoas (african blue steel) that had almost 100 polyps on it and paid $300 for it. I then sold them for $4pp. or traded them for some other zoas that had nice colors that I liked. I made enough to pay for the colony and still have a bunch of different zoas left over for my tank. BTW, they are still there and did NOT melt away. I started with about 10, and now have almost 30.

 

dsoz

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neanderthalman
There's so few palys that are actually rare that it's ridiculous, 99% of the "rare" zoanthids craze is from people that don't know they aren't rare. A lot of newcomers into the hobby get into zoanthids since they're easier to keep, then end up dropping tons on morphs that they're tricked into believing are rare.
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Personally, I would never pay $150 for one zoa polyp. IMO, zoas get so over-hyped that it's almost comedic. I have yet to see one that was so striking that I simply had to have it regardless of what it would cost. Case in point, purple hornets. IMO they are decent looking at best. BUT, they are one of the latest must have fads for everyone that is trying to keep up with the Jones's. I bet somebody somewhere made a pretty penny off of those silly little things.

 

On the contrary, I would, and have gladly paid $100+ for small SPS frags. Even when zoa frags grow out to colonies they aren't that impressive IMO, but a nice SPS frag grown out into a large colony is well worth the effort and $$.....again, JMO.

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It will probably look more like government mandated set pricing on certain types of zoas combined with a reefer bail-out program.

 

You know, the usual socialist agenda.

 

Hey, nut job, take your political crap to the lounge.

 

 

 

I've noticed a huge drop in Purple Hornet prices these days.I remember reading an article about someone paying ocer $300 for one of the 1st polyps on e-bay.Now you see them for $40-50.There seems to be a lot more for sale these days, since they've had a few years to grow out.

 

Personally the most I'll pay for a single polyp is $25.I like the PH's, but prefer to just trade some of my nice zoas to get them.

 

Supply and demand is correct..

 

I won't comment on Obamanation and his goal of taking away every word written in our Constitution.It makes me want to drown myself in my reef:)

 

Feel free to do so. I doubt you'd be missed. :)

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