Urginea: The Cheapest Bulb in the World?

Leo A. Martin leo@possi.org
Tue, 10 Sep 2013 09:17:12 PDT
Roy wrote

> ...urginea.... has me wondering if they might be
> the cheapest bulb in the world, in terms of dollars
> per kilogram (or pound)?


At a local market onions are 50 pounds for $7.99, 16 US cents per pound, which price is
35 US cents per kilogram, or 26 euro cents per kilogram (at 1.3261 euro per dollar
according to the Wall Street Journal Web site right now.)

At an online mass market bulb dealer, daffodils 25 pounds / 11.36kg for $126.69
including shipping, $5.07 per pound, $2.30 per kilogram, euro 1.73 per kilogram.

The Urginea could not have weighed more than 5 pounds / 2.27kg for $16, $3.20 per pound,
$7.05 per kilogram, euro 5.32 per kilogram.

Leo Martin
Phoenix Arizona USA

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