Eliminate #1. Contacting Peter has shown that he has no EBay account.
As far as plastic pots looking familiar, those that Caifornia Carnivores stocks are among the most common and popular types used by commercial nurseries; and I and many others purchase those by the dozens from wholesalers or online. In fact, the local garden centers in SF also stock them by the hundreds.
The location given is also meaningless. Sonoma County stretches North as far as Cloverdale and South to the Petaluma area -- hundreds of square miles. "The Heart of Sonoma" is simply an expression; there are those on eBay who simply list their locations as "North America" . . .
“Sì perché l'autorità dell'opinione di mille nelle scienze non val per una scintilla di ragione di un solo . . ."
-- Galileo "Biff" Galilei
Snowfall and Rainfall: 5 to 15 ppm
Snowmelt and Rainfall Runoff in Watersheds: 50 to 100 ppm
Sacramento River at the City of Sacramento: 120 ppm
Groundwater Pumped from Granitic Alluvium: 200 to 400 ppm
Groundwater Pumped from Sedimentary Alluvium 600 to 10,000 ppm
Colorado River at Imperial Dam: 750 ppm
Ocean Water: 35,000 ppm
I believe the "drought sale" plants are being sold by Lois (aka flytraplady5). She runs a wholesale CP nursery not far from and supplies many plants to Peter.
The pots look familiar because the both buy them in bulk from http://www.mcconkeyco.com/page.aspx?nid=25
Grand Hotel... always the same. People come, people go. Nothing ever happens.
Just because nobody has posted that they reported it doesn't mean they didn't report it.
"The tragedy of life is not that every man loses; but that he almost wins."
"Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?"