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    I have no clue who this member is but I just want to give some caution when dealing with him.

    I contacted him privately as per request of his original post, and asked him what he was looking for, for a cutting. He told me $75, and $5 for shipping. I reminded him that this is not a sales forum, and that it is for trades. I in return got a nasty remark that I'm wasting his time. I'm not sure if he's legitly trading, or if he's just seeking profit. Just a word of caution.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ] He told me $75, and $5 for shipping
    I WAS interested until I saw this...
    I can't see paying $75 for an unrooted cutting that may or may not make it....
    Hi. My name is Ron, and I am a nepaholic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Outsiders71 @ Sep. 25 2005,7:29)]I have no clue who this member is but I just want to give some caution when dealing with him.

    I contacted him privately as per request of his original post, and asked him what he was looking for, for a cutting. He told me $75, and $5 for shipping. I reminded him that this is not a sales forum, and that it is for trades. I in return got a nasty remark that I'm wasting his time. I'm not sure if he's legitly trading, or if he's just seeking profit. Just a word of caution.
    *lol* i got something like that too the same thing but no reply to whether its a rooted cutting or what. well if it rooted will the plant die in transit? Tony may know! as if he has to replace a couple of northianas and see what he says! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]

    edit- notice the "no reply"..... [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/confused.gif[/img] [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_l_32.gif[/img] oh well, sorta lowers hope of getting one...
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    Same thing happened to me. No reply when I asked him about the possibility of trades or the size of the plants. Maybe Outsiders71 caused him to give up trying to sell the plants.

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    Oh how heads will roll. Neps is a good guy. I have dealt with veteran members here, such as neps. Guys who have a lot of large, rare, mature nepenthes. A lot of them are pricy when asked for cuttings, but rest assured they are haunust. Trust me, I've been around theese forums for years, although I've been "reincarnated" a number of times. Please understand that theese are rare plants, and most hobbyists are gonna be more difficult about parting with pieces of them. I would pay $75 bucks if I had a job, but alas I don't , and can't really afford it. But the ones who can are lucky...

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    *lol*[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img]
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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] ]I have no clue who this member is but I just want to give some caution when dealing with him.

    I contacted him privately as per request of his original post, and asked him what he was looking for, for a cutting. He told me $75, and $5 for shipping. I reminded him that this is not a sales forum, and that it is for trades. I in return got a nasty remark that I'm wasting his time. I'm not sure if he's legitly trading, or if he's just seeking profit. Just a word of caution.
    A few remarks are in order here. I am offering cuttings of
    a rare plant which has grown quite well for me. My interest
    in doing this is primarily to get this material into the hands
    of a few new growers so that it can be enjoyed by other
    people. In return, I am seeking either Nepenthes of
    comparable rarity, or, for those who do not have material
    to trade, cash. Moreover, there are few Nepenthes
    that I want, and therefore I thought that accepting
    cash would make things easier for those who really
    want this material. In addition, many of those who
    wrote me privately offered me cash. I did not list this
    material as a cash sale simply because that is frowned
    on here, and I wish to abide by the rules.

    Furthermore, the quote above is from a gentleman
    who has sent me a couple of rude messages. He initially
    contacted me and asked me what I wanted for one of
    the cuttings, without indicating what he has to trade or
    any other information. I simply told him that I would accept
    $75, plus postage. He then replied, telling me that I am
    violating the rules of this forum by offering to accept cash.
    I then stated that I have received many messages about
    this offer, and that I really don't have a lot of time to
    send messages back and forth about trades. He took
    offense to this, and then sent me an insulting message.
    At that point, I told him that I didn't want to hear from
    him further, and he has now posted a message to this
    forum slandering me and questioning my integrity.

    Therefore, for those who care to read further, I can only say
    that I am fairly well known to the majority of serious
    Nepenthes growers in the US. I have traveled literally from
    coast to coast, meeting many of the best growers, and know
    them personally. Much of my collection has been built on these
    personal relationships with other growers around the country,
    and that is the primary reason why I have been able to build
    it to the extent that I have. Moreover, while I certainly
    don't claim the mantle of expert, I have been growing CP
    for 34 years, and do have some reasonably accurate idea
    of the rarity and value of the material that I offer.

    In addition, to those who wish to obtain plant material from
    me, if I have not replied directly to your questions, I apologize,
    but I have received over 50 messages about this material. I've
    tried to reply to everyone who wrote me as quickly, politely, and
    directly as possible. But, if I've missed a question,
    please be aware that it was not my intent to do so. Also, please
    be aware that I am a professional person and have a number of
    personal responsibilities which limit my time. Therefore, I simply
    am not always able to reply as quickly as I would like.

    Lastly, if anyone doubts my integrity, I recommend that you
    ask some of the other members of this forum who have
    dealt with me previously about it. I am sure
    that Dustin (Nepenthes gracilis) and Tony Paroubek will
    both tell you that I am honest, and both have received
    plant material from me in the past.

    I hope that this puts this issue to rest. If not, and if I am
    slandered further, I will leave this forum for good, and will
    never again offer plant material in any public way. Personally,
    I am very disappointed that my efforts to share very rare
    material, which I have spent years growing, have met with
    such cynicism and accusations. Sadly, I am now beginning to
    understand why Tony quit as moderator and why several
    other knowledgeable growers no longer post here.

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    Please don't be too distraught (I suck at spelling) neps. There are always going to be a few skeptical, rather unknowlegable newbs. We all value your presence here, and I really hope you don't let a little thing like this move you toward leaving [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_h_32.gif[/img] .

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