There are plenty of places and internet companies where a novice like myself can help my growlist grow from the front door all the way to the backdoor,as long as one have both money and space to keep these plants. Theres nothing like opening a box containining the specimen I drooled over in front of my pc screen for hours if not days. Sounds familiar? I think everyone in this hobby has gone trough this, I know Im one of them.
Now its even easier with more and more "Carnivorous Stores" popping up all over the web. With this excitement, sometimes caution is thrown out the window. One cant really know how reputable a store is until you actually place an order to see how this particular store would handle your personalized order. Things like availability, rarity, price, shipping will take effect,and then theres the fine print called terms and conditions. Imagine getting a beautiful fine specimen from the box. You stare at this healthy robust plant, and realized this is not the plant you wanted. Well in the terms and conditions, which I didnt read in the beginning, states the store has the right to make substitutions.This is just one example out of many cases that resulted in dissapointment.Another scenario would be that the store was not really a store, but sort of like a middle man. In other words, someone behind a pc puts up an impressive website with a selection unmatched by any other store, and takes in orders and this person in turn places an order from an actual reputable store.Now the ordered plants gets to this middle man, and reboxes the box, slaps a higher price and places this already stressed plant on another journey,this time to the buyers house.
On the receiving end, the buyer, you or me, get the plant and the plant slowly dies. What then? Normally you or I would send out an email or give a phonecall to the seller as to the condition of the purchased specimen, then you wait for a reply....nothing, not even an email or anything signifying the responsibility of the seller. You email again and again and finally you give up. Congratulations youve been a victim of a middleman. Sounds familiar? It is to me personally, cause this just happened to me....the company is Cpjungle.....
So my friends, Be Careful out there........
"Lifes a garden....dig it"
Edited by dchasselblad74, 30 July 2010 - 18:34 PM.