What Is With These Hoya Prices On Ebay???

Insanity is what I would have to call it.  The prices that some of these plants are going for online over the past few weeks are crazy.  Someone just sent me a link to an eBay auction of a Hoya carnosa Gray Ghost that is up to $567.00, are these bidders crazy?  I would say unequivocally yes they are.  There is no Hoya that is worth that much money, let alone a plant that is completely man made, that has had its DNA altered by artificial means, to come up with a plant that I don’t even find very attractive.   Talk about buyers remorse, if I had bought that plant for that kind of money I could not live with myself.

I know people want these rare plants, but show a little restraint please.  I’m also seeing other Hoyas listed for obscene amounts of money, and to think that I felt guilty for listing a really nice, blooming size, Hoya griffithii recently for $75 shipped.  Sellers are asking $200 for variegated  Hoya kerrii, I mean what’s with that??  Anyhow I hope that I have not offended anyone, but I just had to get this off my chest.