150 pounds for a dozen red roses - Would you pay that much ?

@SimplyJo (1694)
India
February 10, 2007 10:17am CST
Have you guys heard of the 10 foot long red roses that grow high up in the Andes ? They are selling it for 150 pound per dozen and they are selling like hot cakes for this valentines. Would you spend that much on roses for your loved one ? If you get these roses, would you be flattered ? I know i'd love to get them from my guy, but i'd be flabergasted to hear the price - it's really not worth it, i think. It will make a 'big' impression though, like intended.
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• Ireland
10 Feb 07
Well, even ordinary roses that are not grown in the Andes are quite expensive here in Ireland and now that it is almost Valentine's day, I am hearing of people here ordering bouguets of roses that cost over 100 euros. Anyway, I aready know that I am not going to be the recipient of any roses from any part of the world on Valentine's day, so the cost won't bother me. I may get the usual box of chocolates just so my husband can eat half of them. (He,he).
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@SimplyJo (1694)
• India
10 Feb 07
oh wow - that's steep ! enjoy your chocolates,though dear.
@lauriefnp (5112)
• United States
10 Feb 07
What's the conversion to the U.S. dollar? I'm sure that it is still a ridiculous amount of money, as are normal long-stem roses. It's always flattering to receive flowers, and especially roses, but I don't think it's worth it. I would prefer a nice piece of jewelery or a weekend retreat somewhere. If he had that kind of money, he should be able to afford a weekend at a spa somewhere, right?
@rosie_123 (6118)
10 Feb 07
About $300 I think. The dollar is about half the value of our £ at the moment as far as I am aware. So - very expensive!
@wolfie34 (26791)
• United Kingdom
10 Feb 07
Forking out £150 for rose? They need their head seeing to them, more fool them for buying them! If no one bought them then the seller wouldn't be able to get away with charging such an extortionate price for them! The price of romance eh! They'd last what a week at the most? What a total waste of money, mind you I don't have anyone to give them or receive them from and I'm not romantic, so it would be a waste!
@SimplyJo (1694)
• India
10 Feb 07
:) well you know there are ppl who can actually afford this luxury. sigh !
• Belgium
10 Feb 07
Hm, I think I'm gonna pass this one :). Probably for only a little group of people, cause almost nobody is gonna give that much money for roses I think? To make an impression, allright, but not that big :).
@SimplyJo (1694)
• India
10 Feb 07
hehee..
• United States
15 Feb 07
That is tooo much money. All they are going to do is die. Why waste that much money, nice thought but way to much money.
@caribe (2465)
• United States
15 Feb 07
I saw some of those on a TV show. That is probably the only way I will ever see them. They wouldn't be worth the price to me. They are somewhat different but I love just the ordinary roses. I don't need all those long stems anyway.
@creechy29 (132)
• Philippines
14 Feb 07
yes i would be flattered if my husband gave me that kind of huge roses but after that i will ask him how much is this? and and will tell him ha??? u spend much money for this kind of flowers just after the valentines it will get dry then i have nothing to do with it just to throw or dig in the soil just a fertilizer where is your mind? some kind of like that you know mother thing is thinking first the expenses and how to save. its not the flowers that gave meaning to valentines day its the person who remember it and give importance of it as long as you remember and love a person not even valentines you could still give a rose even 1 single rose she will very much appreciate it.
@babyhar (1335)
• Canada
14 Feb 07
Even though I may be flattered, as well as touched that someone had decided to buy me memorable roses such as these ones. After finding out how much they had spent on those type of roses I do believe that I would fall over backwards in my chair. I would probably tell them that is way to pricy & that they shouldn't have even bothered. To be quite honest I think to many people these days find it necessary to buy expensive items.. When in my opinion they should be more concentrated on creating things themselves. I find when someone took the time out to create something on there own it ends up being more memorable than any amount of roses, or any amount of anything they had spent a large majority of money on! I just think by writing a poem about the person on your own would end up leaving more of an impression on them compared to buying 10 foot long red roses. I mean they are just going to die within a few days or even a week or so.. To me once they are gone I'd end up forgetting about them. I mean I would honestly always remember that someone had bought something such as that for me. But at the end of the day what would I have to show for what I had received? At least with a poem I'd always have that to look back on.. I mean I could frame something such as that & hang it on the wall & I'd always be able to look at that each day as I walk by that certain spot within my house.. I think that would touch me more than any let's say picture I could take to remember the roses someone had given me. I mean pictures are nice to look back on but I'd love to be able to.. Show let's say my kids what there father had done for me when we we're younger.. And how much I treasure it to this very day & how much it truly means to me! I mean I am sure some people can afford this luxury but I know even if I could afford something such as this.. I don't know if I would end up going out & purchasing them for the person whom I love. I find there are a variety of different ways to create your own gifts on your own without having to spend a large majority of money. But instead they are inexpensive & mean more because they came from the heart. And it was the thought that counts in thee end. I think it's all about using your brain to come up with creative yet thoughtful idea's that people have a difficult time with sadly. That is why they turn to buying these expensive gifts for the people around them. I think more people need to learn to think on there own instead of resorting to spending a large amount of money just to get there point across. I think being creative & let's say doing something such as creating a memory box with things that remind you of your other half would mean so much more for me personally.. I know that once I created a nice card with a heartfelt poem I had written on the inside for my other half.. And it literally ended up making him cry.. He was just so touched by what I had written because it was from the heart.. Also once my other half decorated the house by tracing his feet on construction paper & cutting them out. And placing them all around our house with the reasons as to why he loves me on them.. Still to this very day I remember that all so well.. Compared to whatever expensive gifts he may have bought me. In conclusion.. Even though I'd be rather flattered that someone had bought me such beautiful roses.. I'd still think they we're crazy for spending such a great deal of money on things that aren't going to last for all to long.. Like I had stated above I believe that gifts that we're made by the person end up leaving more of an impression compared to any amount of money anyone could spend on the person whom they love! . . Thanks for allowing me to share! xx
• Bermuda
11 Feb 07
I would never pay that for a dozen rosses....i hate paying $10 Canadian for one rose....i think its a bit too much....its almost as expensive as weed, im supprise that people dont roll that up and smoke it....cause there gotta be something special about it to pay that much!...lol
• India
11 Feb 07
ya will buy it for my love.....whatever it may be....rose or even a sigle petals.... will buy to impresse..my lover.. for this valentines day............ i wont mind the price......and all...
@ephi4real (565)
• Nigeria
11 Feb 07
I think I could make a bigger and more honest impression with less money. 150 pounds for just a dozen roses! It's a bit on the rather high side.
@ryanwelsh (167)
11 Feb 07
If you are willing to pay this much for flowers for a loved one then she/he should be very gratefull to have a partner like this. In gifts price does not matter as it is the thought that counts isn't it?
@dalejr38 (2421)
• United States
11 Feb 07
I would never pay that much for roses.
11 Feb 07
150 pounds for a dozen roses is a pretty expensive price to pay. however, i wont mind receiving them. but, with that same amount of money, i'm sure i can get a nice piece of jewelry already. although, if someone sends me roses worth that much money, hey, i'd be very flattered!!!
@pagibig (299)
• Philippines
11 Feb 07
No. it's not really worth spending 150 pound for roses alone. it'll just wither and die. i think if you want to spend that much on your partner, it would be best to make the experience well worth your money. take her out on a good dinner, set up something special, like hire a professional singer to serenade her, etc etc. but for roses alone? nope. i'm a girl, and honestly i don't find roses or flowers romantic at all. 1 rose is romantic, 3 roses just a little, a dozen NOT really. i would prefer to be given just 1 extra special rose/flower or a whole roomful of flowers and i would consider it romantic. well what i'm trying to say is if you are trying to be romantic, have your partner experience the romance. don't buy it for her.
@gharinder (2044)
• India
11 Feb 07
if someone presents me these flowers i will be really flattered, but if i have to buy, i dont think i shall spend this huge amont of money, i will invest this money in purchasing some other gift
• India
11 Feb 07
no i won't pay that much for dozen of roses i think it is too costly
• Sri Lanka
11 Feb 07
I can think of so many things to do with that 150. No way... i wouldnt spend so much on roses, if i had to get a rose, maybe i'll settle for one. Anyways, they are not even gonna last, theyd just wilt away after a while, so its not worth. I'd rather get something that would live longer than a rose, something that could be cherishd forever( or atleast for a long time). But I wouldn't mind receinving those, atleast once in my lifetime ;)
• Philippines
11 Feb 07
that would be soooo expensive.. it's not worth it. you could spend the money on more important things..
@cdparazo (5768)
• Philippines
11 Feb 07
Yes i would pay for such Roses if i have the money to burn. And if i would receive such roses i would be super flattered too. It would make me sooo special and rare just the roses.