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Apr 2, 2010 6:17 PM CST
|If you have had a bad experience with a vendor, please let everyone know!|
Royal Orchids on ebay and Larry's Orchids on ebay immediately come to mind for me.
****Here is the scoop on ebay sellers. If you click on the number of their sales next to the name, you will see a page with Recent Feedback Ratings. Here you will see positive, neutral, and negative feedback for 12 months. I only buy from someone who has no negatives or very low negatives. Better yet, you always will be able to buy confidently from a top-rated seller who has a blue ribbon icon on the selling page. These are folks who have large numbers of sales with 99%-100% positive feedback.****
Apr 2, 2010 7:10 PM CST
|Oh now you tell me! |
Apr 2, 2010 7:21 PM CST
|Sorry, I was being too positive! Not always a favor! Let's ask each other from now on.|
Jun 21, 2010 6:33 PM CST
|Royal Orchid Club has a web site and an Ebay store. I ordered a Rhyn Retusa vanda orchid from the Ebay store about a year ago. Here are the problems:|
1. It took over three weeks for them to ship it.
2. Terrible packaging as it was loosly put in a large book box and took a beating during shipment.
3. It was no where near the advertised blooming size.
4. The roots were dried and withered.
5. The plant was anemic looking and full of fungus.
By the time I paid for shipping, the cost was over $26.00. I would have been better off with a bag orchid from HD.
I isolated it and used lots of fungicide. Still, a year later, it looks terrible. It has grown some roots but no foliage and I don't think it will ever bloom. Never again will I buy from the Royal Orchid Club. If you look these folks up on orchid blogs, you'll soon see I am not alone.
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Jun 21, 2010 6:39 PM CST
|Thanks, Jim! They are like the black plague of ebay. Not sure how they continue to sell. They never can get any awards as a top seller and they've been selling for years. Unfortunately unsuspecting orchid growers fall for the nice pics time and time again. Hopefully this will stop anyone on our cubit.|
Jul 14, 2010 11:01 AM CST
|Uh-oh! Just got an email about the grand opening of this website. Look who is changing his website. http://www.orchidmaster.com/|
Jul 14, 2010 2:03 PM CST
|I just unsubscribed from it as well...It looked a lot like Royal Orchid Club to me...was I right?|
Jul 14, 2010 2:19 PM CST
|Yup. He has several websites.|
Jul 14, 2010 2:47 PM CST
|Great info, thanks!|
There are two ways to live your life.
One is as though nothing is a miracle.
The other is as though everything is a miracle
- Albert Einstein.
Jul 14, 2010 3:11 PM CST
|I guess the bad scores at garden watchdog were hurting sales?|
Jul 14, 2010 7:31 PM CST