How do you find the perfect budgie, especially when there’s so much competition out there?
And how can you find a better deal than a competitor?
Well, if you’ve been a reader of New York magazine since 2014, you know that we love our budgie.
But just like any good item, you should know what to expect when you buy one.
First, it’s important to understand what budgie is.
Budgie is a strain of marijuana.
In its purest form, it has no THC (the psychoactive component in marijuana).
And unlike its cousin, hashish, budgie has no smell.
It has no flavor.
It’s just the buds in the center.
This is why you can smell the buds when you smoke one, but not the smoke itself.
“You have to be patient,” says Chris Dolan, who founded Dolan Cannabis and works in the cannabis industry.
“The buds are just going to stay there.
They’re going to be there for a long time.
It will be a part of your brain.
And the smell of bud is very strong, but you can’t smell it.”
Dolan also says that budgie can be a bit harsh on your lungs.
“I used to smoke a lot of budgie,” he says.
“Then I started working in the industry, and it’s hard to get a good smoke from a lot.
But if you’re like me, you will always have a budgie.”
If you’re going the Budgie route, you need to be sure to get the best price.
Budgies can be hard to find.
Dolan says he’s found one for $40 on eBay.
But some budgie sellers will charge much more.
“It’s a lot more than $40, because people don’t have any experience,” he explains.
And as with most online auctions, you’ll also need to pay shipping and handling fees.
If you do find a budgie, the good news is that you can take it home with you.
“Once you get it home, it can be stored in a plastic bag or whatever you want,” says Dolan.
“And it will not spoil, so it’s not like a trash bag, which is very bad.”
As for what to do with your budgie after it’s been shipped, Dolan recommends packing it with some extra bud and leaving it out in the open, where it can sit for several weeks.
“Budgie is extremely resilient,” says David Kall, who works in cannabis marketing for a Seattle company.
“If you leave it out there, it will come back and grow and be stronger.
And if it does, it’ll just come back stronger.”
But it’s best to store it out of direct sunlight.
The smell will linger for months.
You’ll need to clean it every three to five days, Dolans says.
Also, if it gets moldy, you might want to store your budgies in a dry place.
“Because if you do that, it takes a long while to get rid of the mold, and then you don’t want mold in your bud,” says Kall.
So if you think you might need to store some budgys, try to find a shady place where it’s warm and damp.
“That way you can get it out and smell it,” says Buehler.
“But it will get worse.”
It’s not all bad, though.
As with any good product, you can find some great budgie bargains.
If all you can handle is a few buds, Kall recommends buying more than you need.
“So if you have one hundred buds, then buy that much,” he advises.
And remember, if the price on eBay is too high, don’t despair.
“Even if it’s $100, just buy it and go for it,” he warns.
But remember that buying budgues can be expensive, and you may be paying more than what you should be paying.
“Most budgie deals are not worth it,” Dolan explains.
“Buy a bunch of buds, but don’t get too high on them.
You might end up regretting it.”
You’ll also want to avoid buying the budginess that is sold on eBay at high prices.
“In my opinion, it shouldn’t be sold for a high price,” says Mollie Kuehner, an attorney in California.
“A lot of the buds that are on eBay are not that good.”
She suggests trying to find cheaper budgie options at lower prices.
You can also check out the marijuana industry’s official website, Budgie.org, where you can learn about how to buy the strain you want from the top sellers.
“They’re a little bit more transparent,” says John O’Shea, who runs the Marijuana Business News website.
“There’s a bunch more information than you would find on the Budgeriggers website.