Thread: My small rant
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Old 01-13-04, 04:36 PM   #11 (permalink)
Simon Sansom
Join Date: Sep-2003
Location: Southern Ontario
Posts: 318
Yes, herps, particularly higher-end ones, are a tough sell in Canada. Most of the serious Canuck breeders who work with really high-end stuff don't even bother with the Canadian market - too many whiners, "tire-kickers", and "welfare herpers", lol!

Speaking from experience...

...For example, in the mid-90's I produced what were likely the first <html><b>Tarahumara Mountain Kingsnakes</b></html>, <html><i>Lampropeltis pyromelana knoblochi</i></html>, to be hatched in the time they were going for between $400.00 - $500.00 each U.S., or more...Do you think I could sell any, even AT PAR with the U.S. price? Even though they were most probably the only ones available in the country?...HAH!

I ended up wholesaling them out...for next to nothing...

That's herpin' in Canada for ya!


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