[meteorite-list] Wisconsin meteorites for sale
From: ensoramanda at ntlworld.com <ensoramanda_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sat, 24 Apr 2010 19:57:46 +0100
I'm sure if it was a private sale and the cost price per gram was not revealed then that would not upset any one...so I shouldn't worry.
I could solve the whole problem for you and those still out there though.
I'll buy the stone you showed for $5/g and we can make sure it gets really well known out in Livingstone...then everybody will be happy ;-)
Great work by the way Ruben/Hopper
---- Ruben Garcia <mrmeteorite at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> Mike Miller is absolutely right! Unfortunately (for me) I may have
> started this whole thing (Although I was careful not to mention a
> dollar amount) I was the first to offer a Wisconsin stone for sale.
> The problem is obvious - when a local gets word that a stone is worth
> x amount of dollars then that is what they will want half of - if you
> find one on their property. So if the going rate to farmers/land
> owners is $20 per gram then it could go to $50g if they feel that
> Wisconsin space rocks are selling for $100g.
> I was being selfish and once I left the field forgot someone else
> could be hurt by my actions.
> My sincere apologies to all still in the field!
> Ruben Garcia
> On Sat, Apr 24, 2010 at 6:23 AM, Mike Miller <meteoritefinder at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi Brian I don't think I have ever been involved in ?an argument on
> > this list and I wont start one here either. I am just pointing out the
> > standard edict that we as a group of meteorite hunters have worked out
> > over the past few years. When I say we I mean Steve Arnold of the
> > meteorite men along with myself ?and most every other hunter and
> > dealer on this list. Steve had something to say about this very same
> > situation when another list member from Chicago mentioned a price
> > while we were still in West Texas hunting. If I remember correctly
> > Steve Arnold of the meteorite men, was very upset when he was the one
> > out in the field and someone else was causing the same problem he is
> > now saying he must do.
> > On Sat, Apr 24, 2010 at 2:31 AM, Brian Cox
> > <searchingforfun at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> >> I just want to mention that it's the business of whomever is selling their
> >> meteorites either from Wisconsin or West or Buzzard Coulee or from wherever
> >> and I am not judging anyone on that. Sell them on ebay or on a website or by
> >> silent or private auction. The price is not up to me nor anyone, but by what
> >> the market will set that price at.
> >> Either way it's done just please remember that we are a "Small Group" and
> >> should be a tightly knit group, although we do often debate and sometimes
> >> argue about the processes and procedures we go through.
> >> With this new fall there certainly will be more people coming to everyone's
> >> websites and on ebay and researching information and coming to the Met List.
> >> We all need to be as straightforward and honest and yes, I will certainly
> >> try to be as respectful in my opinions and I request that everyone else be
> >> respectful of one another.
> >> Enjoy the weekend everyone.
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