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Re: Uh Hi!

Hi Daryl

Thanks for the welcome. Here's my two cents on Ebay. It's deceptively
expensive. Especially if you use PayPal. Be careful with it and watch
your pennies. We did well on it...I think in one year we had around 300
positive feedback and 0 negatives but the Ebay fees ate up a lot of


----- Original Message ----
From: Daryl <pulis@mindspring.com>
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2008 3:36:36 PM
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Uh Hi!

Welcome back, David!

Sorry about the business, but when it's too much work, and not much fun, 
it's time. I decided when I was about 50 that doing it all wasn't an option. 
I still loved the retail end, so worked during the season selling and 
designing on the spot.
When my knees gave out, I started growing again, but mostly 4"  annuals and 
gallon tomatoes, plus some unusual perennials.  I don't think I'll do 
anything this year with the drought, though I renewed my license.

I've thought about selling tomato transplants  on EBay, but I've never sold 
anything there before. It's a big investment in growing supplies for 
somebody who knows diddly about the on-line selling process.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "David Franzman" <dfranzma@pacbell.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Wednesday, January 23, 2008 6:08 PM
Subject: [CHAT] Uh Hi!

> Well it's been a long time hasn't it? It's like old home week when I got
> home today and saw all of these emails from folks I have always cared
> for so much. Almost like going back in time. I want to say hello to
> everybody on the list and I have missed all of you.
> I did close down my business this year after 8 years because the rising
> cost of energy was just making it so it wasn't worth it anymore. We sold
> out every year but without a lot of money to increase our size I was
> working about 3 months for the energy companies. Besides I have to tell
> you that I am tired...so was Linda. I ain't as young as I used to be. We
> did good though! It was a great ride and we have appreciative customers
> all over the world. Pretty amazing. Now if anybody so much as whispers
> hibiscus I'll have to kick them in the shin! Just kidding Cathy, I'm
> happy to answer anybodies questions to the best of my ability. I still
> bow to the greater knowledge that is present on this list.
> So, howdy!  Hope you are all well.
> DF

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