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RE: Fuel surcharge on plant orders


Well, factor in all the lodging money you can save by stopping at our places
along the way.  I bet we could get you almost all the way across the country
:).

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On Behalf
Of james singer
Sent: Sunday, March 16, 2008 12:55 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] Fuel surcharge on plant orders

You guys are making me feel really, really good about driving across 
the country. I may have to sell Squinty just to buy gas.



On Mar 16, 2008, at 12:54 PM, Judy Browning wrote:

> $3.33 here midweek. I filled my daughter's big old Chevy, $60. Ouch.
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Zemuly Sanders" 
> <zemuly@comcast.net>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Sunday, March 16, 2008 8:41 AM
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Fuel surcharge on plant orders
>
>
>> I haven't heard of any extra charges at the post office, either.  I 
>> must say I was appalled to read WFF would insist on a surcharge for 
>> an MG order. They are notoriously expensive, but I didn't realize 
>> they were that bad. BTW, I did get a "new" car -- a 2007 Toyota 
>> Yaris.  It's getting around 40 mpg, which is a lot better than the 20 
>> mpg I got with the Xterra.  Also the 10 gallon gas tank makes a 
>> fill-up a little less traumatic. :o)
>> zem
>> zone 7
>> West TN
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Kitty" <kmrsy@comcast.net>
>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
>> Sent: Sunday, March 16, 2008 9:44 AM
>> Subject: [CHAT] Fuel surcharge on plant orders
>>
>>
>>> I've placed over 20 orders for plants this spring, mostly for MGs.  
>>> The MG orders have to be mailed in becuase they have to pay by 
>>> check, so where possible, I used their catalog order forms.
>>>
>>> I used the catalog form for White Flower Farm, followed instructions 
>>> and double-checked my aritmetic.  The email confirmation came 
>>> yesterday showing I owed $2.50.  ??? I rechecked the copy I'd saved 
>>> of my order, then went online to see if anything was different, and 
>>> it turns out that online they are passing on a $2.50 UPS fuel 
>>> surcharge.  I called and told her their was no mention of this in 
>>> the catalog and she replied that it occurred after the book went 
>>> out.  Right, I understand, but I don't think I can submit a request 
>>> for another $2.50 check. (oh, I could, but I don't WANT to)  She 
>>> didn't back down, said they HAD to pass on the charge.  I said, 
>>> puh-leeze - our plant total was $85, you are charging $8.00 for 
>>> fennel and single Maverick pelargoniums!, you can't absorb the 
>>> $2.50? She agreed but her hands were tied....then she said there was 
>>> a way to fix it.  She'd give us a $5.00 credit for "referring a 
>>> friend"; it was the only option she had.  So now we're getting $2.50 
>>> back.  Does this make a lot of sense?
>>>
>>> I filled up yesterday at $3.29 gallon. That's nearly $50 for a tank 
>>> of gas. The price of cat litter is climbing fast, I assume because 
>>> it's so heavy to transport.  Target was discontinuing the Tidy Cat 
>>> line so I "scooped" up 4 pails at a nice discount.
>>>
>>> I could understand smaller, privately owned nurseries passing on the 
>>> fuel surcharge, but the smaller ones I know of mostly use the post 
>>> office and so far I haven't heard of any surcharge at USPS.  I know 
>>> stamps are going up in May, but has anyone heard of other rate 
>>> increases or surcharges at the PO?
>>>
>>> Kitty
>>> neIN, Zone 5
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Island Jim
Southwest Florida
27.1 N, 82.4 W
Hardiness Zone 10
Heat Zone 10
Sunset Zone 25
Minimum 30 F [-1 C]
Maximum 100 F [38 C]

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