Has anyone dealt with ************* on e-bay? I won a bunch of Pinguicula auctions, and a single Marston Dragon. Received them today. Mostly it was "okay", but the most expensive pieces, P. esseriana and P. laueana were really, really bad. The P. esseriana was supposed to be either dime or nickel sized and what I got was 4 seedlings, little more than 4 leaves, only one of which had any discernible root. And don't even get me started on the laueana. It was an auction set to end a few days after all of the others. The item was listed as "last one". I contacted the guy and asked if he had any more that he'd be willing to tack on or on to a Buy It Now. I got no response, but I DID get a response where he acknowledged that my payment would wait until the end of the laueana auction. Well... this was my pivotal piece, so I din't mind throwing a few extra dollars in. BUT, right after the auction ends, the guy finds another "last one" and puts it up with a Buy it Now of half the auction price. Unethical... ya think? Anyway, supposed to be dime-sized and turns out to be less than that, and has one, and I mean ONE, just thrown, white as a baby, rootlet. Oh, and the "Marston Dragon" is fair sized, yeah, but was shipped in a Zip-lock, no packaging, and came swimming in its own dew. Yeah, okay, but why does it look like a pure D. dichotoma? Grr... well $4 is not bad either way, it's really nce size, but not what I wanted.
So, anyone deal with this guy before? Anyone know him? I already contacted him on e-bay but have yet to get a response. I thought maybe he checked in here or somebody here knew him. Oh, and I needed to vent.