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  1. I wasn't too sure as to where to post this, but I have come up with an idea that I have not yet come across in the Cacti / succulence community before; Valuing cacti or succulence by their weight. I have bought and sold a lot of cacti through this forum and through other mediums before and weather buying or selling have I have always come across the value of the cacti being determined by length. This has in many instances backfired on me and on other people I know, For example; when purchasing some named Bridgesii clones at 15 - 25 cm at $1 a cm, I thought I was getting a pretty stock standard price only to receive the cacti and discover that their diameter was no larger than my thumb, I felt truly ripped off. If the cacti were being sold by weight this problem would have been avoided. So Before making a radical proposal to ask everyone to begin using units of weight when selling cacti Id like to know all your opinions on the idea. Here are a few points to consider: How this would affect the legality of trading and selling cacti due to weight commonly being used to sell illicit substances. The honesty of the seller, where the cacti could be watered heavily before sale to increase its value with water weight. Whether weight could just be used in a new format detailing the cacti for sale on this forum whilst also including diameter, length, any previous diseases the cutting has had, etc.. The simplicity in determining shipping costs ...And while on the topic, I would also like to see a more organised format of trade and sell threads on this forum including Pictures and most importantly the disease history of the cacti. I have had cacti sent over from other states only to discover later they they had scale on them. We have to take responsibility for pests and disease crossing borders as well. A more professional approach to The sale and trade of cacti could really assist us with our passion and the way that these plants are viewed by government bodies and the general public. Ok, so without further adoooooooand without getting too antsy on this idea, please discuss away.
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