"I would rather give my money to a helpful member of the forum who has some plants to sell, than to an unknown vendor on ebay.
and bugmuncher has said
"i will definately be buying plants from members here but i cant wait 30 day
I have looked at a few nondescript (in the vernacular as well as maybe in the biologoical/nomenclature sense) plants in my local GC but have not been enthused,
now I have thought of another problem with the probationary ForSaleWants period:
if one has only a few or none (or one in my case ! ) CPs ,,,as a newbie one soon runs out of things to say/post about !
Which may be a relief to older memebers who may be fed up with all the 'noise' from new members !
This will all be of little significance in a few months (or years) time, but time waits for no man, we are already near the summer solstice!
(yeah, I know ,,, what summer !!)
Is it entirely beyond the wit of man and mods to devise a system to distinguish between enthusiastic and potential members of the fold who would like to buy some CPs and those who join only to advance their own pecuniary desire ?
I suppose, in other words, I wonder if the probationary period is more designed as a "rite of passage" for newcomers, rather than as a relief to the burdens of management of admin and mods ? Sorry to be so blunt !
The other possibility is to buy from the websites of those who appear on various forums as supporters and/or sponsors but, frankly, the standards of description of products and services offered by some leave a lot to be desired, not to mention the miserable standard ( or total lack of ) pictures of plants offered.
Thanks for reading,
some of these thoughts have been prompted by recent activity in the Auctions section !!
Edited by MalcolmP, 14 June 2012 - 02:21 AM.