Until I know something different, I'm still paying an average of $450 with a premium for nicer root. I know some guys are running the price up, but there isn't enough movement yet in the market to justify doing so. And, when I tell you $450 for average original digger lots, that's what I'm paying. I\"m not quoting a high price to get you here and then only willing to pay $440 or $450.
Today, I paied $460 for one lot of nicely handled stuff.
Guys, I've never met Mr. Cambell, so I was not at all suggesting he was anything other than a stand up guy. However, I know there are places in Ohio you can go where $2 becomes $1.45 by the time they are ready to write the check. I took no slight in the post. I guess sometimes I still think more like a digger than a dealer and say things that can be taken wrong. I am sorry if this was the case here.
As far as those prices, I will not be paying that much for the forseeable future. Unless something happens to cause it to change, everything is tightening up like cement and nothing (yes NOTHING) is moving. Maybe a few hundred pounds here or there, but not enough to support the ginseng market and certainly not enough to justify raising prices.
I really wish the news was more pleasant guys, but it isn't. I am going to continue to pay $450 for nice stuff for the time being and hoping that something will break loose.