12-01-2005, 07:16 PM
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: NYC Metro Area
| | Trading plants at the LFS
I'm not sure if many of you trade your cuttings for credit at the LFS, but I do it frequently. I'd sell them on here but I am horrible at shipping packages out and don't have paypal set up with my bank account... yet.
Anywho... I usually take my plants to a store that I used to work at becuase they have an awesome selection. Unfortunately the new manager(reason I left) has a limited knowledge of plants. The other day I took him a bunch of Rotala macaranda 'Green' that was 2 feet tall and had a diameter of 4-5 inches. His response: "WTF is this and how much do I sell it for?" I also have taken him plenty of Glosso and Baby tears, each time I got the same response. If only he knew how popular glosso and BT were. I HATE ignorant store manager and unforutunatly thats what most of them are.
I tried taking plants into the store I currently work at. While writing up the store credit my manager was asking me what I brought. I said "5 bunches of Rotala macaranda 'Narrow leaf,' Nymphoides sp 'Tiwan"" and got "Tyler, if we can't even say it, how are we going to sell it?"
*sigh* How about getting educated and quick being a "run of the mill" fish keeper?
Anyone ever run into similar situations at their LFS when getting rid of plants?=