Bulbs forum: Van Bourgondien - Filed for Bankruptcy?

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Name: Julia
Upstate NY (Zone 6a)
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JuliaNY
Feb 19, 2012 12:34 PM CST
Just as an FYI, I saw this today when searching for a seller on the Garden Watchdog site.
As of February 2012, we have been advised by readers that Van Bourgondien is filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy.
http://www.vaeb.uscourts.gov/cal/no/FJS/fjs020112.htm

Is this the same company that has dutchbulbs.com? Odd since I got several catalogs earlier this year (I threw them all out).

Julia
Upstate NY
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Feb 19, 2012 1:16 PM CST
Tis the same. Sad when a company with that longevity hits the skids.
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Name: Laura Lee
Gilmer, TX
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LiveOak
Mar 11, 2012 11:56 AM CST
I have bought from them for several years in a row and I have always been pleased with my purchases. I hate to hear this. I hope that they can reorganize and stay in business. It is a sign of our tough times.
Name: Dee Stewart
Willamette Valley OR
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irisloverdee
Mar 18, 2012 1:49 PM CST
With the economy continueing to go into the ditch with each passing I would not be surprised if more companies go out of business, as people need to think of roof over head, food in the belly, and clothes on your back FIRST

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Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Mar 18, 2012 5:45 PM CST
I think it is going to be the companies with iffy reputations like VB that need to worry most. I really hate to see them go under myself as I have bought lots of lilies there thru the years.
Name: Anna Z.
Monroe, WI
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AnnaZ
Mar 25, 2012 8:59 PM CST
I've purchased from them in the past and have been very satisfied with my purchases.
Name: Pippi21
Silver Spring, Maryland 20906 (Zone 7a)
Pippi21
Mar 30, 2012 2:30 PM CST
It depends which bankruptcy they filed..Chapter 11 or 13..One excuses their all their debt and one allows them to reorganize, and pay off their debt gradually. Can't remember which is which anymore. Been out of banking too long and don't keep up with it now that I'm retired.
Name: Rita
North Shore, Long Island, NY
Zone 6B
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Newyorkrita
Mar 31, 2012 2:30 PM CST
Well, they are still doing business as today I received a new catalog from them and they are having a 20% off sale til April 27th. I am not going to buy anything.

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