Problems with ordering overseas
My son spent $500 ordering plants from Malasiana Tropicals , from Malaysia...the plants are nearly 4 weeks into shipping, and they are untraceable. All the company will say is this has never happened to them before, and in their 'fine print', they are not responsible for any problems with the postal service, so he is conceivably ripped off, to the amount of $500. If the package finally does come, we have to pay customs on it, $100, just to see if the box contains dead plants. He ordered all lowland nepenthes to have a base from which to possibly have a business on down the road.
He is very discouraged, as it was not an easy process to obtain all of the paperwork, license, etc. , and for this to be his first order EVER, well you can imagine.
I want to help him, but am limited to a hundred bucks to order things for him, so can anyone PLEASE recommend a good place to buy lowlands from, at a wholesale or decent price where we might actually receive the plants ?