Good evening everyone,
Just to follow up and close out- the collection has been purchased and shared among 6 forum members. All plants are now sold. I will endeavor to reply to any existing PMs in next couple of days with my thanks- if you have not heard from me before today, with apologies everything is sold.
As a matter of disclosure, you will see why in a moment, here is how the collection was handled.
I pulled the original listings into Excel from the postings of each plant and added up the total asking price (plus an estimate for "taking offers" plants.)
Next, for the group making the purchase, I reduced the asking price of each plant- ratably- to get to $1,200 total. The extra $200 over the $1,000 I paid was to cover any Paypal fees I incur when collecting from other buyers, plus give me some room to offer additional discounts off any plants left unsold after everyone took what they wanted (including me taking some plants at the same prices as others.)
Happily there were very few plants in the end that needed further discounts, and so once everyone pays it looks like we will collect about $1,100 before Paypal fees I may incur in collecting funds.
Heather- when I told Denver there might be some extra funds, he asked me to donate them to SOF. And that is what I will do. Next week after everything has shipped and I have collected funds, I will reach out to you to complete the donation, which I expect to be around $75.
Thank you again Denver for sharing your amazing collection- and also to fellow forum members for making the sharing process so smooth. I will have final inventories out by tomorrow evening in email and can ship a week from Monday.