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Aficionado seeds

Discussion in 'Seedbank Reviews' started by trippnface, Mar 23, 2016.

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    trippnface

    trippnface Well-Known Member

    what is the deal with their line up this year; not happening ?
    i saw they released those 2 ridiculously overpriced packs; but have not heard or seen any others; and all the seedbanks no longer carry any of their stock; curious what went down... think one of the dudes and his girlie broke up ; maybe fkn some stuff up
     
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    bullSnot

    bullSnot Well-Known Member

    Any company that sells 10 seeds for the price of an OZ of bud..has no concept of Marketability...just greed. . Help them have seeds rotting in their humidor...boycott them. Show your outrage.

    When you outrageously overprice product, it gives the OK for other thieves create websites and push bag seed for 10-15 per seed.

    Most $3-5 strains out there are "just fine" and plenty good enough - it is the environment that unlocks a seeds potential. You expect people to believe that Aficionado's seeds are 50-100 times better than a 30 year old seed bank...gimme a break! It is all marketing and Seeds are headed down the path of Vitamin Supplements - you get to say anything.
     
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2017
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    trippnface

    trippnface Well-Known Member

    alot of truth to what you are saying. the hype game is out of control, and price has certainly exceeded quality. i bought a very expensive pack last year; and an s1 bagseed i popped ended up being better than that pack; and every other pack i popped as well. would not pay what these people aske again though; unless they very specifically had what someone was looking for
     
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    Observe & Report

    Observe & Report Well-Known Member

    I won't dispute that Aficionado has a lot of marketing and hype. However, Aficionado and Mean Gene do well at the Emerald Cup, a double blind competition that NorCal Cannabis nerds take seriously. The card inside the pack says you're not buying seeds but access to the strain. If seeds don't pop they'll replace them and if you just want more I think they'll accommodate you within reason. Also, if you don't want your unopened pack they'll buy it back. I don't think there are any $35-50 packs that offer any of those things I just mentioned.

    Also, I'm a total whore for Aficionado Gold Series joints, each containing 1.5 grams of their outdoor flowers and half a gram of Frenchy Cannoli's cured hash with a rosewood tip. I'd love to get a few of their magars but those are scarce.

    joints.jpg
     
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    ANC

    ANC Well-Known Member

    Kevin Jodrey also holds them in high esteem. I want their Creme Brulee strain as well as a few they don't have listed but I know they were working on.
     
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    bullSnot

    bullSnot Well-Known Member

    $35-70 dollars a seed! I hope they replace them. like poppy used to say "A fool and His Money is Soon Parted". so if you get 600 seeds from a plant, that plant is now worth 35-42K? Come on let's get a grip here.Where is the Market settling?

    Cannabis is now going Mongrel with so many folks claiming their hybrid is best...it's weed man, you never will get diamonds from it.
     
    Last edited: Nov 29, 2017
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    SmokyLungs

    SmokyLungs Well-Known Member

    They have cheaper strains if u buy direct those are the hype strains blame the terptards not them
     
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    Observe & Report

    Observe & Report Well-Known Member

    Which strains would those be?
     
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    SmokyLungs

    SmokyLungs Well-Known Member

    Oops theres a seedbank called aficionado i thought that was their gear
     
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    bullSnot

    bullSnot Well-Known Member

    Need some good ethical group to come in and cut throat the pricing on all these crazy underground marketing scams disguised as botanists
     
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    bullSnot

    bullSnot Well-Known Member

    and furthermore, if someone wants me to spend 150 and up on seeds I want a certified third party report on genetics and bud potency....otherwise I can make a $3-5 seed top notch thank you very much.
     
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    ANC

    ANC Well-Known Member

    Everybody in the grow game is in on that scam mate.
    Most people can't grow weed for shit and give up after a try, or maybe try one more time, buying even more crap gear and consumables to try and correct the basics they ignored.
    You saw the prices on commercial COB units, and you know down to the parts how much it costs these days. And they get to do it because they peddle hopes and dreams.

    The 3 part fertilizers you need to buy, SCAM!
    Go count the parts up you need to use.
    Something like the flora series at first is used at a rate of 7 -6- 11
    You can go buy something at that concentration (or double and use half) at the garden center for probably a fraction of the prices the Bottlers charge.

    When I have time to weigh powders and heat solutions for better solubility I use plain fertilizer salts, $8 worth will do a brazzilion liters of water.
     
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    chronic68

    chronic68 Member

    yah how dare the
    ya sell seeds for the price of a oz what were they thinking its not like if its a bomb ass strain you could potential net pounds of bud from them
     
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    bullSnot

    bullSnot Well-Known Member

    ya well knock yourself out with that 70 dollar seed. I find I need to grow out 20-25 plants to get the two I want to mature....I will never promote greed.
     
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    chronic68

    chronic68 Member

    to each their own man im not promoting greed there dank i mean if you dont wana grow them dont but i love the royal kush and the black lime reserve so you know it is what it is.
     
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    Lightgreen2k

    Lightgreen2k Well-Known Member




    WHO ARE YOU.
    FIRST OFFF

    They didnt ask you to purchase their seeds PERIOD.

    YOU might like driving ford focus while others drive Screenshot_20171127-184859.png drive these.

    They really don't market their seeds.

    Lots of work and generations have been worked in their lines.

    The problem is you dont know them and IF ITS NOT your money being spent. Why so mad.

    They feel their product is worth a certain price point in the market and you call it greed.

    Just say the price point is not at what you want to spend on seeds.

    People spend money on what they get enjoyment out of and also an experience to get.
     
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    bullSnot

    bullSnot Well-Known Member

    no one drives those! they are Garage Princesses...just like no one knows what their genetics boil down to...
     
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    Lightgreen2k

    Lightgreen2k Well-Known Member

    Screenshot_20171202-095457.png Screenshot_20171202-095309.png
    The first one is at 9th generation.
    Second strain is a custom chemdawg.

    What was that you where saying about, not knowing what is in their genetics?
     
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    Lightgreen2k

    Lightgreen2k Well-Known Member

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    Observe & Report

    Observe & Report Well-Known Member

    I think breeders and car manufacturers can charge whatever they want for their products and it's up to individual consumers to decide if it's worth it or not. If it isn't worth it they'll lower the price or withdraw from the market. I welcome discussion of whether or not Aficionado is worth the price.

    I don't think there is any way the difference between buds from Aficionado's seeds and buds from $50 packs like Bodhi is as big as the difference between a Lambo' and a car that costs an order of magnitude less. I'm sure in many cases there is not much difference at all. In some cases you might like cheap ass seeds better because there's a lot of personal preference involved in Cannabis. I've only grown out one Aficionado strain so far, Long Valley Royal Kush, but they were pretty uniform and I still have one of them and have a cut vegging now.

    Is Aficionado worth it? It's up to you but at least they're trying to offer something more than elite chucks like deliberate breeding and customer service. Based on what I know about them, I'm confident the elite cuts they do use are the real deal too.
     
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