I would be very glad to help this year in any way of the
shipping … I’m there all weekend plus 2 days after
Behalf Of Betsy Feuerstein
Sent: Wednesday, February 08, 2006
To: Discussion of aroids
Subject: Re: [Aroid-l] auction,
Susan's information could
be very helpful to anyone who got a plant from the auction and did not know
where to send payment. On the other hand, I certainly can understand how anyone
who got a plant and tried to find out how payment was expected would feel when
they did not recieve any response from their request. Perhaps those who
received plants by mail assumed they would receive a bill at a later date and
went on with life. How would these folks know the shipping charges? Perhaps
there were handling charges in addition to the actual postage, such as box and
packaging costs. Sometimes humor and money do not mix very well. It was implied
that these people were shirkers of their agreement and just maybe the
responsibility for such lack of communication goes both ways. Perhaps an
invoice in the box with the plants would work more efficiently with the
collection of monies in the future. Of course, the invoice would need to
include plant price, postage, and any other incidental packaging costs
involved. If that was difficult to do because knowing the postage before the
fact can be difficult, then an invoice sent when the postage is known after
shipment would do the job.
That said, those who take it on to mail out some of these auction plants
deserve much gratitude. Some of these plants are huge and heavy and having
shipped a plant or two in my life, I can tell you it is not an easy task to
find or obtain a box to ship out such purchases and then to pack them in a
manner to get them to destination in good shape. So while we are at it, let's
give a big thanks to those unknown individuals who take on this task.
They deserve to be thanked for all they do because they do a huge favor so that
those not at the auction have an opportunity to obtain rare and unusual stuff offered
only at the auction.
Just my opinion,
Bryant, Susan L. wrote:
We should break down and write a check, even though we are HORRIBLY
LAZY, as Hermine would say, and prefer to bang on our computers as
opposed to actually handling any type of real money.
Here is the address.
International Aroid Society, P.O. Box 43-1853, South Miami, FL 33143,
Make it out to the IAS.
Don't forget the shipping cost.
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