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Re: [aroid-l] Ebay titanum

  • Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Ebay titanum
  • From: Rand Nicholson <writserv@nbnet.nb.ca>
  • Date: Thu, 5 Feb 2004 11:46:35 -0300

The seller on Ebay ended the listing "early" because of an "error in the listing". Susan, and perhaps others, may have done a good thing in persuading the seller to reconsider his/her offering.

Rand


>You did the right thing since the buyer may find out too late and give
>the seller a bad rating. So if you like the seller you did the right
>thing. I don't think there is a way of stopping the seller from doing
>anything. The worse thing they get is a bad ebay rating. If they don't
>change the name, it is buyer beware isn't it. Ebay is not your most
>reliable source of plant experts. I actually did what you did with
>someone else selling variegated African violets as "chimeras" which they
>are not and got the most abusive email back I have ever read, so be
>prepared.
>
>_______________________________
>
>Michael Marcotrigiano, Ph.D
>Director of the Botanic Garden and Professor of Biological Sciences
>Smith College
>Lyman Conservatory, 15 College Lane
>Northampton, MA 01063
>email: mmarcotr@smith.edu
>voice: 413-585-2741; fax: 413-585-2744
>www.smith.edu/garden
>www.science.smith.edu/~mmarcotr
>-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>"Art is the unceasing effort to compete with
>     the beauty of flowers and never succeeding."
>          Marc Chagall
>
>>>> SLBryant@scj.com 02/04/04 01:16PM >>>
>There is an Amorphophallus titanum for sale on ebay-
>http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2377058533&category=42207
>
>&sspagename=STRK%3AMEBWA%3AIT&rd=1
>
>It sure looks like a konjac to me.  I contacted the seller but no
>reply....
>am I off-base??
>
>Susan



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