ebayer the-iris-cottage BEWARE! from Lochbuie, Colorado

Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)September 29, 2008

Beware of this seller if you are an iris collector, collecting named varieties.

This buyer has taken and used pictures of named irises from vendors (Schreiner's and Cooley's Gardens to name 2) and then given them a new name when listing them for auction.

The seller hints that he/she has been growing and selling irises for years, yet there is no feedback for any iris sales prior to late summer 2007. Those who bought from the-iris-cottage likely have not even seen blooms on the rhizomes yet and what was sent in 2007 was said to be puny and dried out. She also states that Iris will also grow in full sun or in the shade,i have many plants growing under shade trees in my yard and they grow just as well as the iris planted in the sun. She evidently knows very little about growing irises, and should not be trusted.

Someone who has grown irises for any amount of time at all, would surely have pics of their own that they would not have to get them off the net...sigh...Something is just not right!

Here are a few of the discrepancies of auctions that are in progress now.

These are a few listed as rebloomers that are not registered as such:

CRAZY IN LOVE not a rebloomer

MIDNIGHT PASSION photo is not true and two 2007 intros for $4.99 is about $40 short

ARCTIC FOX not a rebloomer

BRAVE FACE not a rebloomer

CRANBERRY ICE not a rebloomer photo wrong no white beard

STAR SURGE not a rebloomer

CHINA WALK not a rebloomer

and the list goes on.


Here is a link that might be useful: Ebay listings...wonder if the will all bloom lavender????

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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

Well excuse me please! I was wanting to post this at The Rate and Review Vendors Forum. I'm sorry...will ask that this be removed...my bad...just blame it on old timers.


    Bookmark   September 29, 2008 at 5:37PM
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fgilles02420(z6 MA)

This is a very interesting point in general. When you purchase on Ebay, you have 60 days to leave feedback; and 45 days to file a dispute with Paypal for an Item Not as Described.

Anyone selling blooming plants will escape those deadlines; as long as a seller ships 'something' that is healthy, how would anyone know if its correct or not?

    Bookmark   September 29, 2008 at 5:46PM
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Chemocurl zn5b/6a Indiana(zone 5/6)

When there are so many on line established sellers, with numerous varieties at very reasonable prises, AND a guarantee it doesn't make much sense to risk buying from an ebayer. Now if someone just wanted a bunch of pretty irises, and did not care about a name, or if they bloomed as pictured, then I guess it would be all right.

The heck of it is with those that they have made up names on is that there will be absolutely no pic on line next season under the made up name. No one will be able to dispute the color, since there is no known registered by the made up name. It just burns me up that there are such sellers out there. I called Cooleys this afternoon and made them are that one or more of their pics had been 'used' for someone's gain.



    Bookmark   September 29, 2008 at 6:43PM
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