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On Sep 30, 2007, gessiegail Taft, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:
I attempted to buy with PayPal account some items that were not being auctioned but just had a price on them. Little did I know what was in store for me with Violets4you............I have a negative rating of -2 (I didn't even know what that was as I had only tried ebay several years ago and didn't have a pay pal account........so i blew it off not realizing the seriousness of it all)
I got the nastiest note from her and i posted it on DG not knowing that she is a member. When she fired back at me with vengeance she didn't even tell the truth. She tried to say that she offered to help me clean up my account and start over........which wasn't even close to the truth.
I will live the rest of my life happily growing plants without this lady and she can go right on selling to anyone who will buy from her. She kept sending me nasty dmails until I finally asked her to please not let me ruin one more day of her life!!!!!!!!
On October 17th, 2007, gessiegail added the following:
What a joke you have tried on the subscribers who hang around the Av forum.............who do you think you are kidding????????????? Do ya really believe the DGers believe a group of people you gathered to gether in this effort to redeem yourself? I can't fault you for trying........lots of work on your part.........but the truth is the truth......We on Dave's gardens don't know any of these users but I would imagine that Dave loves the fact that we have so many new subscribers ............unless, of course, you don't have to pay to speak your piece on the Garden Watchdog. This is making Westover's day and mine, too...................
The seller had stated in Bold letters to e-mail her with any questions which seemed like a good idea so that is what I did.
Unfortunately I never saved my original message but I do know what the general gist as it was sent this morning. This is my loose version of what I said.
Hi, I am interested in your Kohleria and Episcia but have a few questions.
First I was wondering if the 10 Kohlerias were a random mix or if you only used the cheaper ones?
Second what size are the Rhizomes?
Third if I buy an Episcia as well does the free shipping with the Rhizomes count towards it and I pay the additional shipping fee or do I have to pay a seperate shipping fee?
I pick 10 from the available ones - No - you will not receive An's Dice Dots or Black Diamond - They are expensive because there are so few of them and Black Diamond (I had only three) are sold out. There is no such thing as cheaper varieties. If I make some less costly its because I have more of them. They are equal apart from a couple of rare NEW introductions. The rhizomes are all different sizes depending on the variety. Most are small, and if they are huge they are 1.5 inch pieces that fit into a small ziplock. Rhizomes are sent in an envelope. Plants go in a box. NOTHING ships with rhizomes but rhizomes can ship with plants. Now - please don't bid on the rhizomes. I already know from all these questions how unhappy you are going to be no matter what, so let's just avoid this whole scene - okay? Finally I have already stopped the listing for 10 rhizomes - that's gone because I am almost sold out of rhizomes! No more 10 rhizomes deals. The first plant costs 8.50 then 1.50 each additional.
I have no idea how she came up with the two cultivar names as I did not mention them and they are not in her e-bay store. I also find it insulting she says there is no such thing as cheaper varieties. There certainly is such a thing and it does matter when you buy a random lot.
Honestly I just think it was totally unfair that I got scolded like a child for asking the questions she had specifically stated she wanted. I wasn't rude and I have a flawless e-bay 100% rating as a buyer and seller so I just think this was a totally unfair response and thought others should know.
If she can't handle the questions professionally how am I going to be treated if there is a problem with my order? Am I going to be scolded and treated like a con-artist? I just would rather avoid finding out.