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    Quote Originally Posted by Plant Heathen View Post
    I'm starting to think they just a troll looking to steer the pot. If its the same person I think it is on another forum I belong to they said they were new to CP and looking for some expensive Neps. Then just a week later they had some they were selling things like Bical which isn't weird till read they had lots of each. It seems to me the just like popping in stirring the pot and sit back and watch. Just popping in enough to keep it fresh. At this point, if they don't post something legit. I'm going to ignore everything they post.
    I'm not a troll steering the pot. What good does it do to me if he is out of buisness? This is the only forum I use BTW.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post
    Ahhh yeah okay I missed this message. Well good to know. I smelled a pot stirrer glad I am okay to get some seeds from this person. I wanted them.
    gonna put up evidence soon. Stay tuned.

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    Glad if you aren't a pot stirrer. Just a flakey a alarmist who only had time to start talking about this but not continue.

    Looking forward to the evidence.

    As for seeds on eBay the guys have me convinced. I will play it cool on them in the future and just rely on the ICPS and the fortunes of others on here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StanfordCO23 View Post
    I'm not a troll steering the pot. What good does it do to me if he is out of business? This is the only forum I use BTW.

    I was going to DM you but I figured I owed you a public apology. I am sorry. We are a fairly tight-knit community and it upsets me when people start throwing out accusations and just disappears or has nothing to back it up. As far as I'm concerned they are spoiled brats that didn't get there own way and are now trying to put a black mark on someone's reputation. True or false its out there and it makes everyone think twice about there product. So I'm very sorry if for coming off as a...well I can't say that on here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nimbulan View Post
    Pretty much all Nepenthes seeds on eBay are wild collected. There's a number of regular seed collectors in Indonesia and Malaysia who supply various sellers like Yescarnivorousfarm, which is based on South Korea.
    This is not fantasy or conjecture - it is a known fact. If you are buying species Nepenthes seed off fleabay, you are buying from people who live in (or in close proximity to) the habitats where the species grow, and these people collect from native populations. What should also be said is that many times, sellers will collect any seeds they find and either guess or intentionally mislabel them, knowing they will get far more $$ for "N. aristolochiodes" than they will for N. maxima. So not only are you paying these people to rob the habitat of seed, you are also highly likely to get seeds of a species other than what you expect.

    About eBay ratings: sellers that get high ratings are receiving ratings for the service (speed of shipping, "quality" of the seeds, price, etc), NOT veracity of the product! Buyers review these sellers looooong before they can verify the identity of the species they have bought. The ratings say absolutely nothing about the honesty of the seller or the authenticity of the product.
    Last edited by Whimgrinder; 01-05-2019 at 03:48 PM.

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    a little bit of evidence

    hey guys, I came across this while searching for something else and I thought this might interest you guys. This isn't the evidence I was talking about but it can give you an insight to what I'm talking about.
    https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/BDAAA...ytu/s-l300.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by StanfordCO23 View Post
    hey guys, I came across this while searching for something else and I thought this might interest you guys. This isn't the evidence I was talking about but it can give you an insight to what I'm talking about.
    https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/BDAAA...ytu/s-l300.jpg
    I appreciate your potentially very innocent and genuine concern and desire to help us out to avoid certain sellers. Specifically this one.

    But you are making it too much of a chore to wait and wait to read what you have to say and it all just seems so flakey that I just don't care anymore.

    We all can agree on one thing as others have said in this thread "Buyer beware on eBay!" good. Awesome. Enough said.

    Later Stanford!
    Last edited by Odysseus; 01-07-2019 at 12:16 AM.

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