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Offline Kevin912

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Caveat emptor
« on: October 12, 2019, 05:30:08 PM »
Well I just wanted to post this for collectors new and old. I just recieved an order of cuttings that I purchased on etsy. I'm totally aware of unscrupulous  and foriegn  sellers on ebay so I know not to search there. So I saw the sellers location said United states so i proceeded.  When i recieved  the email saying shipped and delivery was approximately  2 to 3 weeks i got nervous  so i emailed the seller. After a couple back and forth emails with vague  answers the seller finally  said they're based in Florida  but sometimes "out source " some of their rare varieties.  That's when I got really nervous. Lol I certainly don't like the idea of any feds showing up and prying my cuttings from my cold dead fingers(just kidding). Well they arrived to today and had international postage and my name and address  was also listed as the return address along with a declaration label that was marked tabletop decorations. Tje only saving grace is they're beautiful  well waxed cuttings and they were done 3rd party so I don't think there is a chance of confiscation.
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Offline GJRoberts

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Re: Caveat emptor
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2019, 07:34:19 PM »
Now that you told us, the Feds know too!  You might as well hold them for confiscation.  They will be around for them.  They probably already know about the seller.
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Re: Caveat emptor
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2019, 08:03:18 PM »
Ha
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Re: Caveat emptor
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2019, 09:15:51 PM »
I wish you the best of luck.  Hope they do not show up
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Re: Caveat emptor
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2019, 09:19:54 PM »
I think its terrible Etsy ebay etc lets this occur on a continuing basis.
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Re: Caveat emptor
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2019, 09:22:40 PM »
Don't worry, there are those out there monitoring the forum who would get a special joy forwarding this to the Feds.
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Re: Caveat emptor
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2019, 09:27:23 PM »
Ebay and other sales sites don't give a R.A that something is counterfeited, illegal, immoral, banned, misrepresented, etc. as long as they get their fees.  That's why you see thousands of cheap, shoddy and downright dangerous products sold on these sites.
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Re: Caveat emptor
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2019, 10:30:04 PM »
Feds called me because I ordered some cuttings once off Ebay.  Apparently coming from Italy.  He called and asked about them.  I had set the rooted cuttings out one frost too early and they did not make it.  He was satisfied with my answer - although I would have preferred them to have survived.......but I guess I would have lost them anyways :(
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Re: Caveat emptor
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2019, 09:01:59 AM »
Don’t worry, just tell them description says “ship from the US” and save a cutting when they confiscate. I highly doubt this new variety is anything new though.
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