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    E-Bay Seller Q

    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.
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    It's run by two people. From what I can tell,***** a decent guy. The lady, not so much.

    The girl had a previous account before this, and I ordered a bunch of sarracenia from her last year. They were rotten when I opened the box. She refused to replace them.
    I guess at some time, she and her husband made that account, and I didn't know it when I ordered a couple of Neps. They arrived beautifully, swell customer service, and it was great! No complaints, infact, I'd buy from them again.
    I later try to score a couple of cobras from them, and in asking questions, I get way delayed responses with ALOT of attitude. And then they block me as a buyer. It was then that I found out about their history, which explains the bipolar quality and customer service.

    So I guess they're just gonna be one of those "at your own risk" vendors.
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    I just got a U. longifolia from them it was alright a small clump with a few leaves and a SG N. mirabilis Trang Bizzare.

    Overall I was plenty satisfied enough but neither of these are as finicky & fragile as those other types of CPs.

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    Speaking of ebay sellers, the guy who sells U. tricolor labeled as U. quelchii is at it again. He just sold some to a poor sucker for $45 and now he's got a $25 bidder on the hook. It's sad that he can continue to abuse people like this.

    (sorry for the thread hijack....)
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    Maybe if someone intentionally buys the "U. quelchii" and writes a bad review new people will read the review and at least think twice before they buy. If you could get the $$ back is the only thing...

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    Quote Originally Posted by swords View Post
    Maybe if someone intentionally buys the "U. quelchii" and writes a bad review new people will read the review and at least think twice before they buy. If you could get the $$ back is the only thing...
    The thing with giving a bad review is that you must be willing to receive one in return. I like to keep the 100% positive rating. One time when someone screwed me over, I gave him a negative rating - he instantly gave me one too and then sent me an offer that he would rescind his if I killed mine. Great system.
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    Yeah, all I did was ask about the Pings and they blocked me, I didn't even get to ask about the Marston that doesn't look at all like a Marston. I just found that out, actually, that I was blocked, because I wrote this and then forgot that I hadn't written to them about the dew. Funny, their response tie is awesome when it comes to covering their tracks. Well, buyer protection and negative feedback, here I come.

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    @RL: Sellers can no longer give Buyers negative or neutral feedback. eBay caught on to that and changed that, so buyers are free to leave honest feedback without fear of retribution.

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