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

  • Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Let the buyers beware.
  • From: "Jeff Rosenstiel" <jjjj4@comcast.net>
  • Date: Tue, 27 Jul 2004 18:26:13 -0500

P.S. I think it was Dewey that  said " once two people have the plant, it's not rare"
And "If it's at Kmart, I don't Grow it"
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Julius Boos 
  To: aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu 
  Sent: Monday, July 26, 2004 5:48 PM
  Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Let the buyers beware.

  >From: elizabeth@begoniac.com 
  >Reply-To: aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu 
  >To: aroid-l@lists.ncsu.edu 
  >Subject: Re: [aroid-l] Let the buyers beware. 
  >Date: Mon, 26 Jul 2004 12:50:39 -0400 (EDT) 
  Thanks, Elizabeth, but the main seller who offers these 'rare'/misidentified plants has put me on his 'off list' for obvious reasons!




  >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. 
  >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 

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