I'm going to rant alittle....
I'm not as active on the forum as I have been in the past but the circle of people I trust in this community is getting smaller and that bothers me. Like most I would fully expect it to grow!
I find myself selling most of my plants because its the safer option for me and here's why.
1. Giveaways - most people are grateful but a lot of people give you grief about shipping around their schedule or the plant being smaller, bigger, roots being too big! You name it I have heard it. So my future giveaways will have strict guidelines.
2. Scams - I have gotten scammed from 3 people this year that I can remember. And I'm sure the names would shock you. Not going to admins because tried that and it didn't work. Not looking for someone else to resolve the issue. Simple fix for me is to only trade with the people I trust. Most likely if your not on a first name basis I will be weary.
I'm sure things will level out. I have a short memory and hardly hold grudges. And it's getting really easy to spot the scams on other forums. Also note that this is not a advertisement about me selling plants. I have none for sale! But that is my go too for now.