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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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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 17, 2019, 07:39:35 PM »
I thought about it for a couple of days and decided to destroy the cuttings. Bot for fear of government but because they could be infected with something foreign that could harm my collection or the local environment. Also since the seller was a con artist  I had no faith that the cuttings were true to type  anyway. As soon as I told the seller I was reporting them to etsy they couldn't refund my full purchase price fast enough.. glad I took pictures.lol  i was also able to win the 3 varieties on figbid from reputable  sellers 1 even gave me a huge smith cutting because he saw I lost the bid for that one. Now I can cross that off of my wishlist along with Cddb preto and Rdb
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Re: Caveat emptor
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2019, 08:26:23 PM »
Kevin912,

Very happy things got better for you.  Wish you the best of luck with your new cuttings. 
WL:  LSU(Red Extraordinaire & Tiger), Roberts Golden Rainbow, Buzzone Nero, UCR 187-25, Dall Oso, Thermalito, any CdD

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