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Re: a casualty

  • To: gardenchat@hort.net
  • Subject: Re: a casualty
  • From: Jesse Bell <justjess01@gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 19 Jan 2009 16:46:17 -0600
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Wow...it's happening everywhere.  Stores that have been around here forEVER
are closing down...

On 1/19/09, Kitty <kmrsy@comcast.net> wrote:
> I received the message below.  I only bought from them twice.  What a
> shame.
> Dear Kitty:
> It is with a heavy heart that I must announce the indefinite
> discontinuation of the dormant import spring and fall sales lists. At this
> time I will concentrate my energies toward improving and maintaining my
> nursery and continuing to sell my nursery products.
> This has been a very difficult choice to make, especially now that I am
> probably the only source in the U.S. for many of the heirloom Crocus,
> Narcissus, and Tulips. A number of you have been such loyal, devoted
> customers for whom I have felt it an honor and privilege to serve. I am
> thankful, too, for all who have chosen to do business Bulbmeister.COM.
> The bottom line is that the value of the U.S. dollar has grown
> disproportianately weak to the value of the euro, and this has made
> profitability impossible at this time. I had fully intended to go through
> with spring sales, but the latest review of prices from my supplier, coupled
> with the inequitable exchange rate, has made it clear to me that I need to
> indefinitely discontinue this service for the sake of the soundness of the
> remainder of my business responsibilities.
> As economics can change over time, I will always be re-evaluating whether
> or not it is time to reintroduce fall and spring dormant imported flower
> bulbs for sale. I realize the size of my nursery inventory does not compare
> to the list of dormant import products, but, I hope, especially in the case
> of Lycoris, that you will consider my nursery for future purchases. Nobody
> provides the quality of Lycoris that Bulbmeister.CO provides, I am certain
> of it.
> If you have placed a pre-order or wish order for spring or fall of 2009,
> your order has been canceled and your credit card will not be charged. I'm
> very sorry for this inconvenience, but I am hoping this is an early enough
> notification for you to search for dormant import products elsewhere. I
> started receiving my first catalogs last week, so I have high confidence you
> can get your spring orders in early with another supplier.
> Kitty
> neIN, Zone 5
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