On May 27, 2011, vossner Richmond, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:
I am rating this vendor neutral b/c of what I think are excessive shipping charges. In fairness to the vendor, the rates are clearly displayed on their website, but when I noticed the priority mail stamp vs. what I paid, I discovered it was inflated by about 30%. I recognize there may be handling charges, but I don't like it at all when vendors subsize expenses thru shipping. Why not do the right thing and reflect costs in the price of the plant? The plants per se were healthy and carefully packed. Pricing was competitive w/ other vendors, no cheapies here. This fact further convinces me that shipping is padded.
I have contacted the vendor in this regard but in the meantime, please consider your purchase carefully as shipping charges might not make this transaction a good value.