Yes, the possibility of payment being lost in the mail is one major flaw, and would need some sort of reliable solution. I have no answer for that which does not add more cost, and place more burden on the buyer, which I would absolutely like to avoid.
With regard to the set pricing, I really have no idea what is a fair price, even after looking at what others are charging, since prices vary considerably (percentage-wise), and it is sort of an apples-to-oranges comparison.
You have given me more to think about. I appreciate it.
I wanted to post a proposal to the forum to get feedback and gauge interest.
I have been a member here since 2013, and have posted quite a few images of my grows. I grow 100% organic, and use no pesticides or herbicides.
I have always dehydrated my pods, but I find that I have accumulated several thousand, and really have no room for more.
I distain using any online payment, e.g. PayPal, because I believe it encourages dishonest people (not that any members of this forum are dishonest) to cheat, and I also feel that middlemen such as PayPal tend to drive up prices.
This will be for fresh pods from this years grow, but I might be willing to selling dehydrated pods or flakes as well in the future.
I personally pick and handwash every pod myself. I discard any pod I consider sub-standard, and I would send a pic of the pods to the buyer via PM prior to shipment.
So, I would ask if anyone would be agreeable to the following terms:
I would ship SFRB and the buyer would send cash (U.S. Dollars only, no checks, stamps, or any other tender) in return.
I will not ask a set price, but that the buyer pay what he/she considers a fair sum. Of course, the SFRB is currently $7.90, so that would be the staring point.
To qualify, I would ask that a potential buyer will;
1) Have been a member of this forum for a minimum of two years, and in good standing, i.e. have no complaints against them from other members or staff for any reason.
2) Have a minimum of 500 posts.
3) Have an address in the Continental U.S.
Furthermore, there will be a limit of one SFRB to a customer.
If you accept my terms and then do not pay, I will make sure to mention that in this forum.
At this point, I am not offering anything for sale, and this post should not be considered a solicitation. This is merely an idea.