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Name: Dana P
Canton, OH (Zone 6a)
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bloominholes2fill
May 8, 2019 7:00 PM CST
I received these DL's from an LA Seller, and they have 100% positive feedback. I'm more inclined to send at least a neutral rating. They did send the package promptly.
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The one on the right is the one I won. The left one is a bonus. I hate to be his first neutral rating. Sad

I know how tough our beloved daylilies are. 💪 I'm sure at least the right one will bounce back, and perhaps the left one will, too.

How would you rate this LA seller?
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Name: Marcia
Rochester, ny, zone 6 (Zone 6b)
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DaylilyDazzled
May 8, 2019 8:04 PM CST
Neutral would be generous! I would email with picture and ask if this is their usual quality. Maybe something happened during shipping.
Name: Dana P
Canton, OH (Zone 6a)
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bloominholes2fill
May 8, 2019 9:09 PM CST
Marcia, I'm glad it's not just me. I've received way more healthy plants than this, but once a feedback is posted, it can't be changed Sad unless in mediation. (I know that from personal experience with a seller who I gave a positive rating, who then turned out to be very nasty. Blinking I took it to mediation, and they allowed the rating to change only to Neutral Glare which was even too good of a rating for them. Angry )
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
May 8, 2019 9:23 PM CST
Maybe having a rating system would be helpful.
1. was the correct plant shipped
2. was the order shipped when promised
3. was the delivery on time(might not be the sellers fault)
4. what was the condition of the plant when received
5 did the plant actually live
6. were communications good during the transaction
Maybe some other feedback could add some more suggestions to the list. I have not had much experience with rating a seller, so I would also be interested and what criteria others use.
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Name: James
California (Zone 8b)
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JamesT
May 8, 2019 9:32 PM CST
This is so weird. That looks very much like an order I received a few days ago from La_daylily.

My guess is that it's pretty warm where those plants were dug, they probably weren't watered that well, and that they sat for a while before being boxed up, dry.

This can happen when the "fans" aren't fully established, in other words, they're just coming up to size. Aggressively dividing and fertilizing for increase will do this, and trimming too much root when digging doesn't help.

If you're going to keep them, I'd give them an overnight soak in a weak liquid fertilizer, then plant.
Name: Dana P
Canton, OH (Zone 6a)
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bloominholes2fill
May 8, 2019 9:32 PM CST
Thank You! Larry, I couldn't find the right words to explain my question. It's about criteria for Positive, Neutral and Negative feedback, particularly the last two.
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Name: Dana P
Canton, OH (Zone 6a)
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bloominholes2fill
May 8, 2019 9:35 PM CST
James, it's that same seller. Whistling
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
May 8, 2019 9:45 PM CST
I am not sure if the rating should even be based on a one time transaction, or if the rating is supposed to be based on single transaction.
I guess it is a fact that you are not overly pleased with the condition the plants arrived in. The only reason for having a rating system is to provide honest feedback, otherwise the rating system is worthless.
I would contact the vendor, send a photo, and see what they have to say in defense of the plants arriving in that condition. If you get satisfaction give a positive rating and if not give an honest rating.
Name: James
California (Zone 8b)
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JamesT
May 8, 2019 9:45 PM CST
bloominholes2fill said:James, it's that same seller. Whistling


Imagine that. nodding

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Name: James
California (Zone 8b)
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JamesT
May 8, 2019 9:56 PM CST
Seedfork said:I am not sure if the rating should even be based on a one time transaction, or if the rating is supposed to be based on single transaction.


Maybe I don't understand what you mean, but I think each auction should be rated individually, since the feedback system is set up on a per-auction basis.. Multiple auction wins are often shipped together, but a buyer could be unhappy with one plant in a shipment, and satisfied with the others.

Most sellers are very accommodating, and willing to work out problems, and I always take that into account.
Name: Dana P
Canton, OH (Zone 6a)
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bloominholes2fill
May 8, 2019 10:08 PM CST
James, did you contact the seller?
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Name: Tim
West Chicago, IL (Zone 5a)
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Lyshack
May 8, 2019 10:29 PM CST
For what it's worth, I like Marcia's idea. Contact the seller with pictures and give them a chance to make it right somehow before you give feedback.
Name: Dana P
Canton, OH (Zone 6a)
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bloominholes2fill
May 8, 2019 10:40 PM CST
Yes, I agree.
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Name: Tina McGuire
KY (Zone 6b)
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beenthere
May 9, 2019 3:43 AM CST
I never really have a problem with what the foliage, or a lack of foliage, looks like. But the roots! I hate when they are trimmed excessively. That truly sets the plant back. I got two last year that way. Both survived, but they could have done so much more, No blooms, so I'm not even sure yet they are the right plants. One is still so small, I'm not even sure it will bloom this year, despite the hybridizers comment "grows like a weed". My only recourse is to vote with my pocketbook and never buy from those two again. So I won't. But, had there been honest feedback, I would have known not to spend my money there in the first place. I say tell it like it is.
Name: Ginny G
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Legalily
May 9, 2019 7:19 AM CST
Had problems with this seller a couple years ago. They plants will survive when planted but I'd say Contact the shipper before leaving feedback.
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Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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touchofsky
May 9, 2019 7:22 AM CST
I got a shipment similar to that a few years ago, the leaves were completely dried out with no green on them, however, the root system was very good. Once they were planted they rebounded quickly. Here is a link to that thread.
The thread "Daylilies Bouncing Back after Delay in Shipping" in Daylilies forum

Concerning the feedback, I agree with the others, and I would contact the seller and see what they say. I also agree that feedback should honestly reflect how you feel about the shipment and overall transaction, otherwise, it isn't worth anything. If you are uncomfortable leaving neutral feedback, I would not leave feedback at all, rather than post feedback that doesn't reflect my true feelings.
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Name: Marcia
Rochester, ny, zone 6 (Zone 6b)
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DaylilyDazzled
May 9, 2019 7:36 AM CST
Ok I just was on another site for daylily buyers. Someone showed pictures and asked your question here. I would say they looked a little worse than yours and smaller and everyone was saying how good they looked and just soak them and plant them. Some said most leaves die anyway and new ones will grow and they would probably flower this year. Another interesting thing said was if wrapped in newspaper during shipping a lot of the time the daylilies turn yellow.
So maybe it can be a positive review.
Name: Dana P
Canton, OH (Zone 6a)
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bloominholes2fill
May 9, 2019 7:49 AM CST
Valerie we're the roots about the same as mine?
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Name: Jill
Baltimore, MD (Zone 7b)
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Jillz
May 9, 2019 7:59 AM CST
I would at best give a neutral review or no review at all. No way would I say those plants looked good. I expect the plants will survive but I wouldn't appreciate getting them like that.
Name: Valerie
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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touchofsky
May 9, 2019 8:13 AM CST
No, the roots were much, much better, excellent husky root system. Only the top growth was affected by being delayed in shipping. I am sure if the delay had not happened, the fans would have looked wonderful. I ordered from the same seller in subsequent years, and without the postal delay, the plants were beautiful.
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