Congrats Juds! Obviously a fantastic piece of material. You have upped your game with this one!
Agreed 100%, regardless the budget. This belongs in the "Best Advice" thread, if it's not already there.
Not sure why that is important. I think that the tree was worth what I paid for it. And then some.
Thanks for checking it out.
I'm not saying that the tree is pricey or that you didn't get a good deal. If it were me, I'd ask Don to remove the tree/price from his website to (1) avoid all the comments you will get on price (as you already are getting on this thread), and (2) more importantly, so that would-be thieves aren't tempted to track you down. Unfortunately, there have been lots of bonsai thefts over the years, and while the internet is great for sharing trees, ideas, etc., it also helps the dregs of society to pick out their victims.