Daylilies forum: De on the LA

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Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Oct 17, 2012 1:05 PM CST
Just wondering if any ATPs folks have ordered from De before. Feedback was mostly good but 3 negatives this Fall ! I did bid on one, but I see he has other Gossard plants available. Any info would be greatly appreciated.kt

Thanks,
Teresa in KY
Name: Dot or Dorothy Parker
Fort Worth TX (Zone 8a)
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Ladylovingdove
Oct 17, 2012 2:23 PM CST
I noticed that the bad feedback was all from the same buyer in Europe. Is this maybe third party shipping, with the possibilty of mistakes with the passing of plants through several hands? Just saying, I have never bought from him.

Dot
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Oct 17, 2012 3:22 PM CST
Teresa,

Dot may be right. Here are the comments from the user in Germany:

Negative:Very poor plants for plants I purchased 9 months ago. Not satisfied at all.
Negative:Purch. 31/3 NOT delivered ??Money back thanks to the people of the Lilyauction.
Negative:WRONG PLANT, bought Fang and Claw last year = cheap spider instead. NO REFUND.

So to me, first, the ability to leave negative feedback for plants purchased that far back shouldn't be allowed by the auction folk. Second, look at the content of the comments. This buyer also left a neutral in the same theme. Speaking from nine years of eBay experience, generally, when a buyer becomes upset with a seller no matter what the problem and there are multiple purchases from that seller, ALL of the comments will be bad regardless of how many were actually problematic. Third, again in my experience, International buyers are almost a certainty for problem transactions. Fourth, look at the number of positive comments v. the negatives. Out of nearly 1400 total comments, three are negative. My opinion only, but I think is it is probably safe to buy from this seller. Smiling

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Name: Jan
Hustisford, WI
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philljm
Oct 17, 2012 6:15 PM CST
I would have to go back in my records and check, but I am 99% positive I purchased things from DE in 2011 or possibly 2010. But I have always had positive outcomes from any of the sellers I have used, even when I was a "newbie" on the auction and didn't know which sellers (only a few) that I should stay away from Heck, you might even find a positive feedback from me in there.

Give me a few days & I will try to check ~Jan
Name: virginiarose
Virginia
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virginiarose
Oct 17, 2012 6:44 PM CST
I agree Well said Debra! I would certainly order from this person with confidence. Technically there is one negative comment and that is the man in Germany. There are 1400 positive comments. I would not pay any attention to the man in Germany. If you can make 1400 people happy you are ok with me. Green Grin!
Susan

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Name: Ann
TN
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farmerbell
Oct 17, 2012 6:55 PM CST
I have ordered from De (John DeMory) previously and had a great experience. I wouldn't hesitate to order from him again,
Ann (farmerbell); TN
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
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bluegrassmom
Oct 17, 2012 8:08 PM CST
Ok, thanks for the feedback. I thought they should be fine, most comments were very positive! I have a SIL very close to his address in IN but she is not into daylilies or any flowers really.
Name: Betty
Bakersfield, CA
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Betja
Oct 18, 2012 9:32 PM CST
I've ordered from John three or four times now and have been very pleased. In fact I just recently received a large SF of WICKEDLY WILD AND WONDERFUL from him.

Betty
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Consider the lilies of the field
Seller of Garden Stuff Irises Hostas Region: Kentucky Lilies Peonies
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bluegrassmom
Oct 19, 2012 4:14 AM CST

Thanks, everyone for posting. Betty, WW and W should be just that! LOL I am planning on winning something now.
Name: Teresa
South central KY (Zone 6b)
Consider the lilies of the field
Seller of Garden Stuff Irises Hostas Region: Kentucky Lilies Peonies
Region: United States of America Garden Photography Vegetable Grower Hummingbirder Cat Lover Heucheras
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bluegrassmom
Oct 19, 2012 4:27 AM CST
woohoo! just checked my email and only one bid won DRAGON SEEKER from De. It is a Gossard that I have been thinking about. I didn't want to pay much for it. I will add a link so you can see it. Hurray! http://garden.org/plants/search/text.php?q=dragon+seeker
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Oct 19, 2012 4:41 PM CST
Cool, Teresa! Hurray! Hurray!
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
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dormantsrule
Oct 19, 2012 5:21 PM CST
lovemyhouse said:...So to me, first, the ability to leave negative feedback for plants purchased that far back shouldn't be allowed by the auction folk.
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I'm glad its allowed for anyone who purchases in the fall for spring delivery.
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Name: virginiarose
Virginia
Money talks but Chocolate Sings!
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Level 1 Avid Green Pages Reviewer Hibiscus Dragonflies Daylilies
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virginiarose
Oct 19, 2012 6:50 PM CST
dormantsrule said:

I'm glad its allowed for anyone who purchases in the fall for spring delivery.


Yes, unlike eBay! I ordered two plants Jan 2, for spring shipping, mid April. The plants never came and it was the first of May before I realized. eBay would not let me contact seller because it had been over three months. The transaction had been voided and there was no record of my purchase. I finally got in touch with customer service at the website and they gave me a 800 number which ended me up in a foreign country. They outsource customer service!! I hardly ever buy there anymore. Paypal was no help either, they keep no records over three months, so you have to remember to print or save the statements they send you. Very important!! Rolling my eyes.
Susan

In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt.....Margaret Atwood
(Zone 7a)
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dormantsrule
Oct 19, 2012 7:13 PM CST
virginiarose said:

Yes, unlike eBay! I ordered two plants Jan 2, for spring shipping, mid April. The plants never came and it was the first of May before I realized. eBay would not let me contact seller because it had been over three months. The transaction had been voided and there was no record of my purchase. I finally got in touch with customer service at the website and they gave me a 800 number which ended me up in a foreign country. They outsource customer service!! I hardly ever buy there anymore. Paypal was no help either, they keep no records over three months, so you have to remember to print or save the statements they send you. Very important!! Rolling my eyes.


I know just what you mean.
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Oct 19, 2012 8:08 PM CST
I stand...er, sit, corrected. Smiling
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'

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