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| Feedback History and Summary |
|Positive ||zoetropia |
April 30, 2013
|I am surprised by all the negative feedback for Rob's Rare and Giant Seed. NO I do not work for them or know them at all, but I have ordered twice from them, once on eBay and once on their own site and feel I been successful in getting my seed orders from them.
One of the negative feedbacks has been posted verbatim on seemingly every outlet available.
Certainly there is some exaggeration in some of their listings (giant peanuts overloading a pickup truck et al) but, wasn't that obvious?
All of the seed packages came with instructions, and the owners address. All of the seeds look as they should per their description. Even the Monkshood was marked correctly as 'poisonous' keep away from children and pets with proper handling instructions!
I have spent hundreds of dollars on thousands of seeds from many different companies (mostly: non-GMO, organic. heirloom, rare and untreated) germination even with those reputable companies is not 100%, and I have some experience doing it!
I do consider Rob's Rare and Giant Seed, a 'fun' seed company. With the exception of 'GIANT AFRICAN PEANUTS' my fruit, vegetable and herb seed comes from companies that only provide- nonGMO, organic heirloom seeds. That being said, I have had no issues at all with my orders from Robs. The seeds are what they should be- I even googled some pictures of seed just to be sure, they came labeled and sealed in little zip lock bags, and actually got to me a lot quicker than some other seed companies.
|Negative ||maara |
March 22, 2013
|Bought "american ginseng seeds" they turned out to be carrots
very worried now because this guy has our credit card details.
|Negative ||808harleylady |
Village Park, HI
August 28, 2012
|I purchased Star Jasmine Vine seeds from him on Ebay. I planted the seeds and watched the vine grow. I noticed the leaves didn't look like the ones in his ad on Ebay. I let it grow until the flowers bloomed to make sure. The flowers were NOT white, were NOT star shaped and were NOT aromatic. I googled these flowers that only opened at night. And they turned out to be a moonflower of some sort.
All 5 of my vines came out the same with different color flowers. I took photos, emailed Rob multiple times. Got short answered replies if ANY. And when I asked for some resolution, HE DID NOT ANSWER ME.
Ebay's terms are 45 days for all items. How do we know this guy isn't selling WEEDS to people on ebay. By the time it grows, its past the 45 days!!!
It's not about the cost, its the principle. For $2.45, he's rather have upset customers than try to rectify the problem? Does he even have star jasmine vine seeds?
I'm glad I found this site so I could vent my frustration on an open forum to let others know not to buy from this company.
For the record, I had to email TWICE to get a response regarding the photos of the plants. His reply..."I DONT KNOW WHAT THAT IS" no duh. Thanks for confirming it ISN'T the plant you said it was supposed to be on your listing.
Based on the way he handles his business, I honestly feel like he's running a scam operation. Advertising one item and giving the people crap seeds.
|Negative ||therd3 |
July 4, 2012
|I bought GIANT ATLANTIC PUMPKIN Seeds from them on Ebay but they were not GIANT ATLANTIC PUMPKIN Seeds. Any one who has grown them know what they look like very large thick seeds. This guy even has a picture on the ebay listing showing a good picture of the seeds. The ones he sent me look like the pumpkin seeds you buy to eat no what he showed on his listing. Small and normal small in size. I saved my seeds from last years plants, but they did not germinate so I bought some from these guys on ebay. Rob's Rare and Giant Seeds say if your not satisfied let them know with in 7 days. I let them know I was not happy and asked if he wanted me to return the seeds. No reply from them. I went to Ebay and launched a complaint. Rob's Rare and Giant Seeds did not respond to me or ebay so they gave me a refund. As the other person stated "most of the other feedback I have seen is neutral to negative except on ebay which most ebayers leave immediate feedback and not feedback after growing." Lots of people complaining of no germination of the seeds! SO buyer beware..I was only out $3 but I did not get my Giant Pumpkins in the ground this year and it really makes me mad to see some one taking advantage of good people by selling pipe dreams not good seeds!
|Negative ||moosecop |
West Bend, WI
June 15, 2012
|they advertise they grow a giant strawberry seed on there tennessee farm... none of them grew.. when you look at the pictures they have a small child holding the biggest berry you ever have seen but I just bought some big driscoll berrys at the local grocery and they look about the same size.. When I did an internet search they are the only ones selling these on ebay, amazon, etsy and every possible website including theres/... most of the other feedback I have seen is neutral to negative except on ebay which most ebayers leave immediate feedback and not feedback after growing... I was so ticked I think Im gonna contact the tenn. agriculture department to do a check. When someone is the only source of a product it may be to good to be true/. only about 8 dollars down the tube but buyer beware..
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