Daylilies forum: Has anyone purchased from DAYLILY AUCTION on Facebook? Seems to be a great idea.

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Name: Amber
Missouri (Zone 6a)
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amberjewel
Jun 17, 2017 8:42 AM CST
I joined the group Daylily Auction on Facebook run by Jim Rowe. It's really more of a group buy than an auction. He just posted a big list of daylilies he has negotiated from Dan Trimmer and the final prices are supposed to be at least 50% off of retail...depending on how many people express interest in purchasing, how many total plants sold, etc.

It seems like an amazing deal and some really nice plants are being offered. There are a lot of comments with happy buyers on there. I was just wondering if anyone else here had joined that group or purchased from them before and has any comments on how well it works or if it is too good to be true, etc. Shrug!
Amber
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Name: Judy
Louisiana (Zone 9b)
Region: Louisiana Daylilies Tropicals Region: Gulf Coast Hybridizer Seller of Garden Stuff
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judydu2
Jun 17, 2017 2:15 PM CST
I believe you mean Jeff Rowe - and my advice is DON'T.

Before you make any purchase from him, do some research on him on Facebook. In 2015 he was all over Facebook about his "auctions" and group buys, about the pencil-sized, unhealthy, and mislabled plants. Thumbs down I am one who was taken in.

Maybe he has his supporters - maybe he has cleaned up his act in the last couple of years, but he will never, ever get another dime from me and many, MANY people I know on Facebook.

If you want to know more, just post his name in any of the buyer review groups on Facebook and say you are considering buying something from him. See what results you get and then go from there.
Name: Barbie
Northwest Florida (Zone 8b)
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QHBarbie
Jun 18, 2017 11:01 AM CST
I'm about done with his auctions as well. The plants are tiny and lack vigor--I've lost six so far. Also, some are mislabeled and I've yet to get replacements for the mislabeled ones. The substitutions made me very mad last fall. The substitutions didn't even come close to what I paid for. In other words, my plants died during all the handling, so any ole plants from his garden were substituted. I've hung in there hoping things would improve, but it's probably not happening. Sad. It's a good concept.
Name: Amber
Missouri (Zone 6a)
Daylilies Region: Missouri Garden Photography
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amberjewel
Jun 18, 2017 11:59 AM CST
Thanks ladies. I was wondering if it was too good to be true Sad
Amber
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Name: Larry
Enterprise, Al. 36330 (Zone 8b)
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Seedfork
Jun 18, 2017 1:31 PM CST
Good example of why this forum is so valuable. Others experiences can save the rest of us a lot of heartache!
Thanks so much for the honest feedback!
Name: Judy
Louisiana (Zone 9b)
Region: Louisiana Daylilies Tropicals Region: Gulf Coast Hybridizer Seller of Garden Stuff
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judydu2
Jun 22, 2017 6:49 PM CST
A very informative thread about Jeff Rowe, his plants and his past customers was posted in a review forum on Facebook today. It includes photos of plants received.

As one past customer wrote: "Like alot of predators, jeff likes em new. He got me when i was new also. I received "fans" the size of #2 pencils. I was in shock! It happened at the same time he burned ALOT of other people and i saw things get down right NASTY. I still planted them ,and babied them and not one damn thing survived!!!!!! Welcome to the club."

Here is the link. https://www.facebook.com/group...
Name: Barbie
Northwest Florida (Zone 8b)
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QHBarbie
Jun 23, 2017 8:25 PM CST
judydu2 said:A very informative thread about Jeff Rowe, his plants and his past customers was posted in a review forum on Facebook today. It includes photos of plants received.

As one past customer wrote: "Like alot of predators, jeff likes em new. He got me when i was new also. I received "fans" the size of #2 pencils. I was in shock! It happened at the same time he burned ALOT of other people and i saw things get down right NASTY. I still planted them ,and babied them and not one damn thing survived!!!!!! Welcome to the club."

Here is the link. https://www.facebook.com/group...


Interesting. I just asked to join the group. Can't wait to read more "dirt" on him. His FB page has been getting ugly over the last few days. All he does is JUSTIFY errors, mediocre plants and horrible customer service after the sale.

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Coatesville IN (Zone 5b)
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Claudia
Jun 24, 2017 12:05 PM CST
Stay far far way form him.
“Once in a while it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way they have been told to.”
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Name: Julie
Roanoke, VA (Zone 7a)
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floota
Jun 27, 2017 3:11 AM CST
Elaine Seifert runs a different FB sales group. It is well monitored.IVe both sold and bought from it. I Believe it is called Daylily seedlings and sales .

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