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How much should a nice esrog cost this year?
« on: September 24, 2017, 10:15:07 PM »
Iím hearing of a shortage is this realy affecting the price?
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Re: How much should a nice esrog cost this year?
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2017, 12:24:48 AM »
Iím hearing of a shortage is this realy affecting the price?
On yanover. I'd assume so

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Re: How much should a nice esrog cost this year?
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2017, 04:15:43 AM »
This year is a problem. Cutting started very late and not that many clean esrogim especially with pitims (referring to chazon ish)

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Re: How much should a nice esrog cost this year?
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2017, 09:43:10 AM »
This year is a problem. Cutting started very late and not that many clean esrogim especially with pitims (referring to chazon ish)
i got such an esrog yesterday at a wholesale place that was open to the public just yesterday in Lakewood for $85- realy nice esrog ( if I find another esrog I can probably resell this for $200 plus)
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Re: How much should a nice esrog cost this year?
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2017, 12:40:48 PM »
i got such an esrog yesterday at a wholesale place that was open to the public just yesterday in Lakewood for $85- realy nice esrog ( if I find another esrog I can probably resell this for $200 plus)
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Re: How much should a nice esrog cost this year?
« Reply #5 on: September 25, 2017, 12:59:10 PM »
a wholesale place that was open to the public just yesterday
Blah Blah
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Re: How much should a nice esrog cost this year?
« Reply #6 on: September 25, 2017, 01:14:38 PM »
Blah Blah
not advertising for them as I donít realy care but they have been doing this for the last few years here and had big success... itís only open on Tzom Gedaliah for a limited amount of hours
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Re: How much should a nice esrog cost this year?
« Reply #7 on: September 25, 2017, 01:37:54 PM »
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Re: How much should a nice esrog cost this year?
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2017, 02:13:12 PM »
i got such an esrog yesterday at a wholesale place that was open to the public just yesterday in Lakewood for $85- realy nice esrog ( if I find another esrog I can probably resell this for $200 plus)

is there a resale market in esrogim?

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Re: How much should a nice esrog cost this year?
« Reply #10 on: September 25, 2017, 02:31:24 PM »
not advertising for them as I donít realy care but they have been doing this for the last few years here and had big success... itís only open on Tzom Gedaliah for a limited amount of hours
It would be a bit late to advertise for someone open only yesterday.

I can believe that he has been doing this for a few years with success. So are a bunch of others. Their model is to sell a bunch in one day at slightly lower average prices and not need to spend the time of a "full service" seller. The "wholesale" part is simply marketing.
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Re: How much should a nice esrog cost this year?
« Reply #12 on: September 25, 2017, 02:45:13 PM »
It would be a bit late to advertise for someone open only yesterday.

I can believe that he has been doing this for a few years with success. So are a bunch of others. Their model is to sell a bunch in one day at slightly lower average prices and not need to spend the time of a "full service" seller. The "wholesale" part is simply marketing.
you maybe right but if the price is good then its fine with me
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Re: How much should a nice esrog cost this year?
« Reply #13 on: September 25, 2017, 03:01:10 PM »
Shipping kills it as usual

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Re: How much should a nice esrog cost this year?
« Reply #14 on: September 25, 2017, 05:16:20 PM »
IIRC the last many years there has always been " a reason'' why this year the esrogim /lulavim were unfortunately a little more expensive.
i dont remember a year where the mochrim were saying wow this was a great year and the price will be commensurately lower.
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Re: How much should a nice esrog cost this year?
« Reply #15 on: September 25, 2017, 07:00:27 PM »
IIRC the last many years there has always been " a reason'' why this year the esrogim /lulavim were unfortunately a little more expensive.
i dont remember a year where the mochrim were saying wow this was a great year and the price will be commensurately lower.

I can't speak for past years, but my brother in law is very involved (in picking, not selling) and he told me several months ago that the only way they will get the farmers to continue to do business with them is to pay them significantly more for the next few years.

This doesn't excuse the price gouging on the Israeli Esrogs, but I guess that's capitalism ...

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Re: How much should a nice esrog cost this year?
« Reply #16 on: September 25, 2017, 07:05:00 PM »
IIRC the last many years there has always been " a reason'' why this year the esrogim /lulavim were unfortunately a little more expensive.
i dont remember a year where the mochrim were saying wow this was a great year and the price will be commensurately lower.

Arba minim shidduch crisis. Population is growing exponentially, and the lulav and esrog is much younger than the buyer. Kidding about that last part, but I think demand growth has outpaced supply growth.
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Re: How much should a nice esrog cost this year?
« Reply #17 on: September 25, 2017, 07:30:20 PM »
I've always thought that the real price gouging is at the seller level.

You see a guy buys a case of esrogim. All the same price. Then he opens each box, looks at it,   and writes 45, or 85, or 200, etc

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Re: How much should a nice esrog cost this year?
« Reply #18 on: September 25, 2017, 07:36:31 PM »
I stopped buying an esrog, same reason I dont use a chicken for kaparos, became a price gouging business with fighting, exploitation and what not

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Re: How much should a nice esrog cost this year?
« Reply #19 on: September 25, 2017, 07:37:39 PM »
I've always thought that the real price gouging is at the seller level.

You see a guy buys a case of esrogim. All the same price. Then he opens each box, looks at it,   and writes 45, or 85, or 200, etc

Changed years ago. Wholesalers presort. But still true that retailers can and do sort again and inflate
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