That's the whole point Ryan. In my way of looking at things is one of value. I would in no way touch this tree for more than $50, as you have pointed out. At that price it is a good value. However; this tree is being sold as a masterpiece bonsai at ten times that amount virtually, and as such it turns into crap. The term masterpiece is being thrown around like a hatchet these days with material like this and if you analyze the term it is clearly false. A masterpiece is a work of art executed by a recognized master. This tree is a disaster executed by a whole lot of bad care allowing the tree to become weak and damaged.Well....It's no masterpiece. But I know a few on here that could do something with that trunk. I wouldn't pay more than $50 for it...but it does have potential.
You are absolutely correct about that! About 2 months ago I was surfing the bonsai listings on ebay....I saw a similar listing to this one ( It was 1 of many I have seen over the years). I have to admit that unfortunately this poor soul that listed the tree got an email from me that contained my pent up frustration towards him and others who had made similar listings. The guy actually replied and said I didn't have to be rude(I told him he should be ashamed for trying to sell $25 material for $300) but he would reduce the price. Maybe he thought I wanted to buy?! That was the furthest thing from my mind I assure you.The term masterpiece is being thrown around like a hatchet these days with material like this and if you analyze the term it is clearly false.
I agree. Once the tree is nurtured back to health (which may take a couple of years), it could become top-notch material. However, it is definitely not a beginner's material. It needs someone who can think in- and out of the box, and can break, bend, and play with the "rules" as he pleases.... masterpiece?No, but way better than most of you guys are giving it credit for.....
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