Daylilies forum: The 'outbid on LA' blues!

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Name: Nikki
Yorkshire, UK (Zone 8a)
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Scatterbrain
Aug 20, 2017 2:42 PM CST
Feeling a bit down. I have been outbid on all my attempted seed purchases so far, all in the last few minutes at prices I just couldn't match. Sad

Am watching two auctions due to finish in three days so keep your fingers crossed for me, please?

Trouble is--as I Iost the auctions I started looking at European daylily sites--has anyone else found themselves thinking "Well, I was bidding on 5 seeds so that's 5 plants I could choose--oh, and 3 seeds bonus for early payment!' ?

Or is it just me?
Name: Karen
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kousa
Aug 20, 2017 3:52 PM CST
Don't feel sad, Scatterbrain! JWWC (James) gave me some great advice last year when I lost out on a seedling. He said that there would always be something that came along later that you'd like better than the ones you lost from bidding. And he was right.
Name: Nikki
Yorkshire, UK (Zone 8a)
LA name-Maelstrom
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Scatterbrain
Aug 20, 2017 5:33 PM CST
@kousa

Hi Karen,

Yes, you're right of course. There seem to be very few minis and small flowered crosses on offer though which are what I am wanting.

My fellow forum members have been very kind though in seed offers--thanks all of you-so I will hopefully have baby seedlings to look after by next year. Thank You!

And my own pods still look to be doing fine so I hope to have Honky Tonk Blues x Star Child seeds in a few weeks and also various crosses using Star Child, Baby Blues, Little Fat Cat, Novelty Number, Dark Sprite (unreg). and Aquamarine which is a larger flower but quite a unique shade of lavender and white (proper white here too, not ivory Hurray! )

And I have added quite a few new minis and smalls this year which will hopefully flower next year too.
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Name: pam
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gardenglory
Aug 20, 2017 5:58 PM CST
There are lots more seeds to come, some havent even started listing yet. Also, after the holidays, you can usually get some good deals. Thats when I overdue it tho.....
Name: Nikki
Yorkshire, UK (Zone 8a)
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Scatterbrain
Aug 21, 2017 3:27 AM CST
When are the holidays, Pam?

Are they the same as over here--schools go back early September (I think)..

The main problem is that the number of LA sellers who ship seeds internationally is very low now, even though there aren't the same restrictions on seeds as there are on plants.

I am hoping that James (JWWC) is going to have some.nice small/mini crosses on offer in the next few weeks

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Name: pam
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gardenglory
Aug 21, 2017 8:28 AM CST
I did get some Mississippi Bill Robinson seeds last week, and the weeks before I went for the mayor of munchkinland small ones. . I hope Im not bidding against you, I try my best not to do that. Always more seeds, and I dont need them anyway......
Name: pam
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gardenglory
Aug 21, 2017 4:30 PM CST
Make sure your checking the closed seed auction prices as well. Its a bit of a bounce, when the person who outbid you, paid way more than the norm Whistling
Also lets you know who is selling crosses you like.

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Name: Nikki
Yorkshire, UK (Zone 8a)
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Scatterbrain
Aug 22, 2017 2:55 AM CST
@gardenglory-.I think that I might have bid against you once, Pam, but I didn't realize until after I did it-sorry. I don't think either of us got it in the end .

My username is Maelstrom on LA. I tried changing it to Scatterbrain but the system was already having trouble recognising me as I hadn't been on for years so I could only get it to recognise the old name and password.
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Name: pam
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gardenglory
Aug 22, 2017 10:47 AM CST
OOO, I have no problem with people bidding against me, I just try not to do it myself. Ive got more than enough seeds, I would rather see someone elses picture....let them do the work Thumbs up
Name: Nikki
Yorkshire, UK (Zone 8a)
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Scatterbrain
Aug 22, 2017 1:03 PM CST
No, it wasn't you then, Pam! It was Little Surfer Girl crosses (2 separate auctions) and a Master of the Moon cross.
Name: pam
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gardenglory
Aug 24, 2017 7:39 AM CST
Saw you got some awesome seeds yesterday. Thumbs up nodding Good thing I knew it was you. I had bid on those once, just to mark my spot, and get them on my my lilys page. Came back to bid yesterday, and ......good thing you had given your LA name. Whistling Saved money there, headed to buy some non needed quilting fabric. Blinking
Name: Nikki
Yorkshire, UK (Zone 8a)
LA name-Maelstrom
Dog Lover Cat Lover Rabbit Keeper Container Gardener
Scatterbrain
Aug 24, 2017 9:02 AM CST
gardenglory said:Saw you got some awesome seeds yesterday. Thumbs up nodding Good thing I knew it was you. I had bid on those once, just to mark my spot, and get them on my my lilys page. Came back to bid yesterday, and ......good thing you had given your LA name. Whistling Saved money there, headed to buy some non needed quilting fabric. Blinking


@gardenglory
Thanks Pam,

Was a bit touch and go as there was another person bidding against me for both lots! Same person in both cases.

Pleased to have got them--I thought both were nice crosses, the Master of the Moon cross was like the one I was outbid on previously, plus I don't REALLY need to eat again until September! Rolling on the floor laughing .

Quilting fabric is nice to get too! Thumbs up

Name: Ginny G
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Legalily
Aug 24, 2017 9:13 AM CST
I'm with you on the LA blues right now Scatterbrain and it's going way to high and their proxy bids keep outbidding me D'Oh! D'Oh! D'Oh! Glare Glare
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Name: pam
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gardenglory
Aug 24, 2017 9:22 AM CST
I used to do proxy bids, but this year, people are just bidding until they are on top. Forget that. Now I just put in the lowest bid possible, to get it on my my lilys page, and then come back right at closing and put in my 'proxy' bid then. You get pretty used to what peoples price tolerance is, just try to go a bit higher. I wont keep going back and forth at that point. My bid is my bid. Clearly there are those that have no limit. I noticed James has caught Rich's attention. Wont be going there.... Whistling
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Legalily
Aug 24, 2017 9:39 AM CST
Good advice Pam - and some sellers are good at giving reserve bids for lower than the auction win!
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Name: Nikki
Yorkshire, UK (Zone 8a)
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Scatterbrain
Aug 24, 2017 10:52 AM CST
@legalily

What is it that you are after, Ginny?
Name: Ginny G
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Legalily
Aug 24, 2017 1:06 PM CST
Soli deo Gloria daylily Whistling
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Name: pam
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gardenglory
Aug 24, 2017 1:57 PM CST
Anybody catching Steve's auction about to close. Blinking
Name: Ginny G
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Legalily
Aug 24, 2017 2:08 PM CST
Steve?
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Name: pam
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gardenglory
Aug 24, 2017 2:13 PM CST
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