In 2006, having been through various auction sites on the web, two orchid enthusiasts noticed a recurring theme of ever increasing fees. As sellers were forced to raise prices in order to stay on those sites, buyers were falling off realizing that shipping costs as compared to the items offered were not matching up. After brainstorming they followed up with market studies and discussions among colleagues with the end result being a low fee auction arena focused on orchids and tropical plants. This is a site that allows the fun of bidding and winning to coincide with fair starting and shipping amounts. The Orchid Auction.Com is a stand alone site, not affiliated with any other auctions.