Good point, Nate!
Good point, Nate!
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now people instead of typing their gimmie, you just made it easier...
If you ever have giraffe plant divisions available and are open to trading would you mind giving me a holler? Do not know if I have anything (Hippo or otherwise) that may interest you but if not I may be able to track something down through my networks
The first is that (as I mentioned) the context on that one is quite a bit more informal that you would want an "out of the blue" type message to be. I cited it because it still illustrates the basic principles that ought to be recognized. I would never fire that off to someone I had no prior contact with as an opener for communication.
And second, not everyone has quite as extensive a network as I have so their ability to "track something down" could be markedly reduced.
This also raises another point. Do not offer things you do not have in your possession at the moment you propose the trade. Something like:
"Would you be willing to trade a giraffe plant for a hippo plant?" Should not then evolve into
"If you send me a giraffe plant now then I'll send you a hippo plant next year. I do not have a hippo plant right now but I know in a year I can get one for sure."
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I may have been kicking around the discussion forum for 4.5 years and do update my grow list but I just can't be the only one perusing the list! I've had a few teens, ones I had never established a rapport with, PM me for "newbie packages" and very demanding at that.
My collection is mostly one of this and two of that - variety. I don't specialize in anything, so when I send a plant out (other than some of the Mexican pings), I may only have one or two other plants left. I am a far cry from having like 66 species to give or trade away!
i dont think ive updated my growlist in over a year........
actually when it comes down to it i dont put much in the trade forum for 4 reasons.
1. like jimscott i dont tend to have alot of any one plant
2. when i do have extras of something i generally let those who have sent me stuff in the past as a gift know first so i can return the favor.......
3. my list of what im looking for tends to be short and i know in general who has what i want and what ive got that they dont and are looking for so i tend to go to the source instead of posting in the trade forum and asking therethough as a few have found out if i decide i want something no matter how common, ive got no issue trading a couple rare utrics for an S. purp........
4. i tend to piss newbies off.......most anyone who has done much trading with me generally knows i work 50 hour weeks(likely more now that the wife suckered me into a second job with her) have two kids at the house, and after 26 years of living in a small town in the middle of nowhere i tend to run on my own time schedule and am generally not in a hurry to do much of anything including getting plants sent out....add that to early fall is hunting season and in the spring after a long cold winter im more interested in being outside working in the yard than in the basement taking divisions and cuttings.......if i tell yah im going to send yah something you can bet on it being yours cause i generally toss a tag in the pot to remind me...but my set up is such that i rarely HAVE to look in on it...and when it comes down to it i dont know when the next time im going to be working in there to do the divisions and or cuttings...course as a result i dont insist anyone ship plants to me before i ship to them unless i dont know them from the forums very well...newbies and those used to living a faster pace of life have a hard time swallowing this......
I just remembered another story I want to share... A new member contacted a "regular" member and requested (more so demanded) a newbie type package... The regular member agreed, and then the person decided to make a list of what he needed from the regular. For the cost of shipping 15 plants and leaf cuttings (mostly pings) were sent out to this newbie. 2 weeks later a PM finally arrived to the regular from the newbie. But was it a "thanks"? No. Was it even a "Everything arrived well."? no. It was a notice letting the regular know that one of the leaves didn't strike, and he was requesting the regular resend that leaf! The regular contacted me because he was worried he could be put on the bad traders list or something if he got reported. I assured him he would not be... and how appalling the newbies manners were.
It's pretty bad when someone fears being reported to the bad traders list because they sent out some FREE plants/cuttings to a newbie. *sigh*
Are you jabbing at me?as a few have found out if i decide i want something no matter how common, ive got no issue trading a couple rare utrics for an S. purp........
Good thing I'm entirely too mean to have newbies demanding things from me lol.
That, and I don't think most people like LLs.
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Prayer - how to do nothing and still think you're helping.
what i didnt mention names....you have a guilty conscience or something?
LOL nope- you offered something and I accepted it. but you did use mine as an example or did you trade S. purp for a couple utrics to more people? huh? HUH??!!