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RE: Conda Prices!

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Posted by: geckoejon at Thu Jan 30 15:22:52 2014  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by geckoejon ]  
   

imo, it's a possibility... maybe for the plain ones. the really nicely patterned or colored ones will still demand a higher price, at least for a season or 2.

in general, reptiles are not the place to invest large quantities of money and expect to make some serious cash. a few have done that, but many people have lost bunches and bunches of cash trying. usually, the people that make the most are the first couple that get them. they get pics out, people get all worked up, they sell them for high amounts, the next season or 2 they sell even more for a little less, and by the time those originally sold breed, the market is flooded... prices crash. seen it with many reptiles over the years.

dominant / co-dominant markets are not the wisest place to invest big time anyway. western hognose breed so easily and have such large double clutches that it's no wonder the prices are tanking. simple economics of supply and demand.

that being said, i have paid my share of cash for critters over the years. i don't even want to think how much i have put into my critter room in the past couple decades. lol i usually wait until the market is fairly flooded, and then get what i want at my idea of a decent price. that or trade and get what i'm looking for.

for me though, it's a hobby i enjoy it. i buy what i like to look at and keep. i have and have had the pleasure of keeping, raising, and breeding reptiles that i used to read and dream about as a kid 3 decades ago. i consider them my pets. if i breed them and make some cash back, then great! if not, then i still get to keep and raise critters that i love


   

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