Not only are the prices subject to change without notice, but it turns into a mess with one dealer posting $25 more /lb than the next guy...and then you hear stories about them not actually paying those prices at all. Just not worth the aggravation.
That being said, I\"d have no problem for my diggers to post the prices I have paid as long as they would post the quality of the ginseng they bring in. High quality with age, size and good wild character is bringing about $75-$100 more than average root. Substandard (pick out)root is only worth about $180-200/lb. Thats the very small size, the damaged, the boney, and the pencil roots.
Actually I did call every dealer listed on this site in the great state of Ohio and never got a \"quote\" near the thousand! Actually all I heard was in the $500-600 range on the 10th of November except for the local guy who didn't pick through and try to devalue my roots. He paid $725. I didn't want a sorter buyer as I found nearly a pound or so green weight in some rediculously rich loose soil and was afraid they would try to say they were field cultivated when in fact they were very wild. Other than the fast growers in that rich soil location all of mine were very old and bulby so I wasn't about to take a beating as I had nearly two pounds.