Roses forum: Wow! Talk about cajones!

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Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
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Skiekitty
Mar 31, 2010 12:58 PM CST
As I've mentioned before, I'm an eBayaholic. I love looking at pictures of roses on eBay, but I haven't had much luck with buying roses there.

But when I saw this, I couldn't believe it.

http://cgi.ebay.com/JOSEPHS-COAT-CLIMBING-ROSE-PLANT_W0QQite...

This person is selling a cheap $4 Walmart rose for $10, plus $8 shipping.. and someone is bidding on it!

Wow, the pelotas! Amazing...
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Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Mar 31, 2010 7:45 PM CST

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Totally amazing, but probably a godsend for people with no access to Walmart or other inexpensive nurseries. You couldn't get a bare-root grafted rose for $10 plus shipping from a reputable online nursery, could you?
Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
Charter ATP Member Irises Salvias Xeriscape Birds I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Procrastinator The WITWIT Badge Region: Colorado Enjoys or suffers cold winters Cat Lover
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Skiekitty
Mar 31, 2010 8:04 PM CST
A 1 1/2# rose for almost $20? And I can't think of almost anyplace.. and trust me, I've lived in some out-of-the-way places, that's that far from a WallyWorld. Kinda like the Blue Girls I'm seeing on eBay.. going for $20+ for the same thing I picked up @ Walmart for $6! I think it's a major case of Buyer Beware... I'm watching the auction, so I'll keep watch to see if the person leaves feedback, then click on that person & find out approx. where they're at.

Like I said, I'm an eBayaholic. However, luckily for me, my username there is the same as it is for almost 100% everyplace else. Easy to remember then. :D
Roses are one of my passions! Just opened, my Etsy shop (to fund my rose hobby)! http://www.etsy.com/shop/TweetsnTreats
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Mar 31, 2010 8:31 PM CST

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Of course, a reputable online nursery wouldn't be selling a 1 1/2# rose, but if you're desperate for that particular rose, the typical reputable online nursery would charge you anywhere from $15.95 to $25.95 plus shipping for a grafted bare-root climber, not $10 plus shipping.

Besides, just for the sake of argument, what if this person's a misanthropic housebound person? I have no car. If I didn't have friends, I'd have to walk 9 miles to the nearest Walmart or, at best, walk 2 miles down the highway to the bus stop, wait for the bus, and then transfer to two other buses to get to Walmart. And it's raining today! And cold! And guys driving down the highway would whistle at me from the back and then cringe in horror when they see me from the front and realize I look like just like their grandma!
Name: Toni
Denver Metro (Zone 5a)
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.
Charter ATP Member Irises Salvias Xeriscape Birds I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database!
Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Procrastinator The WITWIT Badge Region: Colorado Enjoys or suffers cold winters Cat Lover
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Skiekitty
Mar 31, 2010 11:15 PM CST
LOL! Sorry, I love you too much to argue. I suck at arguing... I really really do.

But, if you're *that* desperate for a commonly found rose, and you're bidding on eBay, which means you have access to a computer (even at the library), that means that you can research other places to find a #1 grade rose rather than a puny Walmart body bag.

Hmm.. I saw all the Blue Girls go for $20+. Maybe I should put my 4 bodybag BlueGirls that I have on eBay & see what happens? Nyah.. I can't cheat someone like that. Oh, and I *love* the image that someone attached to the Blue Angel climber.

http://cgi.ebay.com/BLUE-ANGEL-CLIMBING-ROSE-BUSH_W0QQitemZ3...

*THIS* is the number 1 reason why I became a member of Dave's Garden a while back. I was seeing all these beautiful plants (roses) on eBay and, since I have such a limited source locally, I was wanting to see what I could find elsewhere (this is before I knew about the mail order companies specializing in roses.. my only experiences with Mail Ordering had been from Michigan Bulb (dead plants) and Wayside Gardens (NO plants but they charged my card anyways).) Then, when I figured that I needed to research before I actually bought, that's when I found Dave's Garden. And, I guess, you can say the rest is history.
Roses are one of my passions! Just opened, my Etsy shop (to fund my rose hobby)! http://www.etsy.com/shop/TweetsnTreats
Name: Zuzu
Northern California (Zone 9a)
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zuzu
Mar 31, 2010 11:42 PM CST

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So blue! Oh, what a most hilarious scam, and for the puny sum of only $22.95.

I joined Dave's Garden after I found myself consulting Garden Watchdog so often that I eventually felt guilty using it for free.
Name: Mike Stewart
Lower Hudson Valley, NY (Zone 6b)
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Mike
Apr 1, 2010 7:44 PM CST
Good lord, what a ridiculous color in the "group" shot. And did you notice that its bloom stage was listed as late summer? Huh? (Well, maybe in its first year, since it would be planted in the spring.)

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