Reasonable price for corn snakes?

Reasonable price for corn snakes?

Postby Leos r gr8 » Fri Dec 14, 2007 5:48 pm

Hi everybody
I have to sell my adult breeding pair of corns and their cage asap, I am advertising everywhere and have since had only ONE person interested and he has not contacted me back, what is a reasonable price for these snakes and their habitat? Please help!
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Postby Leos r gr8 » Fri Dec 14, 2007 8:54 pm

Nobody has any idea?
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Postby Serpy » Fri Dec 14, 2007 9:34 pm

Nope not really. It's difficult hey Liam. I've had my yearling corn for sale for over a month now because i just don't want it anymore, i'm not a corn person. I managed to sell it yesterday to a guy in nelspruit. It just takes time and patience. How much did u originally advertise for with enclosure?
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Postby Graeme » Fri Dec 14, 2007 10:07 pm

I really needed some more adult females about a year ago, so I advertised a R 750.00 price tag on any large specimens. I was still getting calls around 6 months later - from 1 two week advert - with folks wanting to lay their animals on me. I think that it's all relative to the demand at the time. I dont think that there are many people that see an ad and spontaneously decide that because it's a good price, they will take the animal/s. It's more a case of what they need at a specific time and what the best prices are then. So to answer your question: I think that if yours are adults and you dont have eggs or babies at the moment, (people will think about that) then I would advertise them at about R 700.00 for the pair.
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Postby Leos r gr8 » Sat Dec 15, 2007 10:13 am

Thanks you two, Serpy, if you don't mind me asking, how much did you sell it for? I origionally had them advertised at R1400 for the pair and the cage, you must understand that Nelspruit does not have a huge ammount of cornsnakes on the market, I origionally paid R2500 for these two and the cage 3 years ago.
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Postby SarkkaS » Sat Dec 15, 2007 10:42 am

Just sold a LWH 120x45x60 cm film veneer vivarium with integrated LED and halogen lighting + a 1 y.o. sunglow corn for a total of 350€. That's around R3500, if I recall the exchange rate correctly. Is that expensive or is that cheap?


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Postby Serpy » Sat Dec 15, 2007 6:37 pm

Liam i sold her for R450, obviously not a normal but she was also only 10 months old.
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Postby Leos r gr8 » Sat Dec 15, 2007 7:00 pm

Oh ok
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Postby Corny Joker » Sat Dec 15, 2007 7:13 pm

Hey Liam

I bought a pair of corns about a year ago for 850. It can with the cage and everything. They were in there second year of breeding when I got them, +-4 years.

The male was a normal het albino and the female was a normal if that helps.
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Postby Leos r gr8 » Sat Dec 15, 2007 8:17 pm

Thanks for that Corny Joker, I've come to realise that they aren't very valuable!
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Postby Iggy » Sun Dec 16, 2007 8:36 am

valuable to you, I'm sure, but Pricewise maybe not! I may be looking to buy a few corn snakes early next year, not sure yet though, if I go ahead I will get in touch with you! Are yours normals or morphs?
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Postby Leos r gr8 » Sun Dec 16, 2007 10:58 am

Normals(very bright though)
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Postby Irock » Tue Dec 18, 2007 8:51 am

It depends largely on the morph they are. Normals will generally not go for very much unless they have numerous hets...
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Postby Leos r gr8 » Mon Dec 24, 2007 8:29 pm

I found a buyer at last!
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