“Rare” torches are a con

Sean Clark

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Like stated above its whats "in" right now, demand is high and people are paying these price right now. If you dont want to pay those prices then thats fine, wait til they come down or find a supplier with wild colonies or frags for cheaper.
 
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While a lot of people do have things in grow out, they do actually take time to grow. Torches don't go from 1 head to multiple, fraggable heads overnight. If supply outpaces demand, then they can still be "scarce" even if 100 people are growing them out.

I do agree that the torch name (and price) game is out of control, but it's still not as bad as zoas. :D
 
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Im selling locally some green indo torches for $40 so if your in Iowa i can hook you up :)

I feel like other vendors are seeing other vendors sell X torch for Y ammount so they are price matching hoping they will get sold. And hence its a chain reaction. Then Z vendor will try to push the limit of how much they can charge people to the max.

Once people loose interest then price will plumet.
But then its just a never ending cycle. Like NFT lol. Its basically nothing lol.
 

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You mean you don’t want to finance your torch? If your credit is good enough you could probably get a sweet interest rate! Only $104 a month. That’s more than what my wife’s current car payment is lol.
These prices are silly… but anyone willing to pay it is probably a little silly too…
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yup another tulip/pokémon/ty doll craze….and just as stupid…..earlier this century torches, frogspawns and hammer were not only the most common corals but the cheapest…typically about 25-30 bucks…even with inflation that’s cheap .l.then came photoshop
 
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You can go online and find these corals but good luck seeing them in an LFS if you live outside CA. I was at a swap last weekend with 30+ vendors. There was 1 holy grail with no lineage. Most others were fresh imports and not hot looking. I took almost 40 frags of nice looking torches I have and sold out, but they've grown in my tank for years. Thinking there are hot euphyllia everywhere is not true.
 

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