Return to the Clematis Forum | Post a Follow-Up

KGC Woes

Posted by chills Zone 6b Mi (My Page) on
Fri, Jul 10, 09 at 15:43

I previously wondered if my variety selections were the reason for my total lack of anything being shipped. I'm thinking I just had the misfortune of ordering varieties which were difficult to get (perhaps??).

I ordered Walenburg, Dutchess of Albany, Triternata Rubromarginata and C. rehderiana 'Temple Bells'. Has anyone received these varieties? Also has anyone heard anything from KGC in the past 3 weeks or so? I've still not heard anything.


Follow-Up Postings:

RE: KGC Woes

I received Walenburg in my first shipment.

Have not received my second one yet.

RE: KGC Woes

I didn't order any of the same ones that you did, and I did get my order, minus one clematis (integrifolia). I emailed him months ago about the missing integrifolia but have not heard anything back yet.

The ones I did get were healthy as can be. I pruned them when I planted them and then some sort of bug ate one to the ground so there was nothing alive above the soil. I assumed it was dead, but about a month or so later suddenly a bunch of new growth started popping out of the ground. So the roots seem much healthier than any that I got from Bluestone in the same size pots.

I'm not sure what to think about not getting any responses from the owner. I suppose I should try contacting him again, but it seems like it would be in vain...

RE: KGC Woes

I was going to bump up the other thread. I received 3 of 4 that I ordered and received an email on 6/19 that it wasn't available (but still is according to the website). I asked for a refund that I have yet to receive. I tried a dispute with Paypal but my 45 days have long since past.

Negative feedback on gardenwatch will be forth coming.

RE: KGC Woes

  • Posted by chills Zone 6b Mi (My Page) on
    Wed, Jul 15, 09 at 23:51

I had the same problem with Paypal.

I did log a complaint with Paypal about this particular issue and noted that when I placed the order (Feb as is not uncommon when ordering plants for spring delivery) that I had requested a shipping date in Apr/May as that would be an appropriate planting time for my area and had I waited the varieties might not have been available..) I heard nothing back from Paypal either.

I think the attorney general and BBB in Missouri might be our next recourse.


RE: KGC Woes

I posted negative feedback on the GardenWatchdog website and updated it as it has been one month with no reply or refund of my money.

I anticipate contacting the Attorney General and BBB but after that I will wash my hands of this situation and never deal with this company again.

RE: KGC Woes

PayPal won't budge on the 45 day deadline for filing claims.

IF you funded your PayPal payment with your credit card, call your banks and file a chargeback though time for that may even be too late. Many banks allow 90 to 120 to even 180 days.

PayPal is only safe to use for purchases when you expect shipment right away. Use a credit card instead if it is an advance purchase.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Clematis Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here