Irises forum: black ridge on ebay

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Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
I want them all!
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enidcandles
Jul 14, 2013 8:40 AM CST
Has anyone heard of them? they have a lot of positive ratings and several historic irises but I want to hear from someone that has heard of them before I order.
Name: Lucy
Hamilton, MA (Zone 6b)
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irisarian
Jul 14, 2013 10:51 AM CST
No knowledge
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Muddymitts
Jul 14, 2013 1:21 PM CST
You're wise to be cautious, Lori. One year I ordered sixty dollars worth of Irises from an Ebayer that had hundreds of positive ratings. When I got nice, healthy Iris rhizomes from her -- I too gave her positive feedback. Two years later the Irises bloomed and they were crappy ditch Iris that weren't worth the money to ship, much less pay for. Later found out that she had been running this scam on Ebay for years. They couldn't stop her because by the time her customers found out that they had been cheated, Ebay had already purged the records of the transactions and therefore couldn't act on it. Irises, and other plants that can take up to two years to bloom, are the perfect product to run a scam on.

I'm going to go look at their ads on Ebay to see if anything rings a bell.
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Jul 14, 2013 3:12 PM CST
I spent the last 10 years working for an eBay seller with better than 150,000 transactions in that time frame. While there is never a guarantee, particularly with live plants, there are some areas you can check to see if a seller is reliable overall.

black*ridge has been selling on eBay since March, 2000 and has 12K+ feedback at 100% positive. A good sign.

Of 676 items currently listed for sale, 180 are Iris. Which means the seller's feedback is a more solid indicator of integrity than might be the case with a seller that ONLY sells live plants.

Of 1,256 feedbacks received in the last 12 months, two were negatives. One related to a fabric, the other related to a citronella soap that didn't repel Texas mosquitoes Blinking (I kid you not).

So, while it is always a buyer beware situation, in this case, the seller looks to be okay. Smiling
Hope this helps.
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Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
I want them all!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Oklahoma
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enidcandles
Jul 14, 2013 3:39 PM CST
Thanks Debra, I am still going to soak on it a bit.

Didn't repel TX mosquitoes? What does? Besides a shotgun? Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
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Irises Keeps Horses Region: Kentucky Farmer Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Muddymitts
Jul 14, 2013 7:09 PM CST
I looked and couldn't find any of their listings.
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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
Jul 14, 2013 7:24 PM CST
here you go, mary ann. the user name is black*ridge

http://www.ebay.com/sch/black*ridge/m.html?_ipg=50&_sop=12&_...
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Mary Ann
Kentucky
I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Hostas Hummingbirder Daylilies Birds
Irises Keeps Horses Region: Kentucky Farmer Container Gardener Celebrating Gardening: 2015
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Muddymitts
Jul 14, 2013 8:36 PM CST
Ah -- thank you, Debra. I didn't know about the asterisk and that makes all the difference.

Lori -- she certainly looks legitimate. Why don't you order one of her Irises and cool your jets on the others until you see if it blooms true?
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Name: Lori Morrow
Enid, OK (Zone 6b)
I want them all!
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Daylilies Irises Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Oklahoma
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enidcandles
Jul 14, 2013 8:40 PM CST
That's a good idea, there is only one I want really badly anyway. Thanks Mary Ann
Name: Dee Stewart
Willamette Valley OR
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irisloverdee
Jul 15, 2013 9:19 PM CST

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i remember her as I bought soap from her and not problem

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