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Re: [aroid-l] Let the buyers beware.

  • Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Let the buyers beware.
  • From: elizabeth@begoniac.com
  • Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2004 12:50:39 -0400 (EDT)
  • Content-disposition: inline

Julius,

eBay does allow you to send emails to a seller.  Just go to the individual
listing and click on Ask seller a question.  Checking the seller's feedback
is a good practice, but isn't foolproof.

Elizabeth

On Mon, 26 Jul 2004 09:31:15 +0000, "Julius Boos" wrote:


Dear All,
Just a note to friends on this list who patronize the 'auction' sites on
the web to purchase plants, let the buyer beware!  
 Recently there have been some offerings of aroids that are in reality not
what they are advertized to be, seemingly deliberately misidentified
species, and plants advertised as being 'exceedingly rare', etc. that are
in fact readily available from many sources at 1/4 the starting price put
on them on these sites.    That is not to say that there are some good and
rare offerings of seeds and some rare collected plants that are being
offered, my warning is about those others, I guess 'know your source' would
be a good way to put it.    If anyone has doubts about a pending or a
purchase being considered, I guess you can ask about the quality on this
and other lists, maybe you will save yourself a lot of wasted $$.
I have tried to contact these sites directly (with assistance other friends
on these lists) to inform them of this form of what I percieve as a fraud,
but the sites do not allow comment from anyone who does or has not bought
plants or items from these sites.   Amazing!
Good Luck!
Julius Boos
WPB,
Florida



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