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Bad experience with Andy's

Discussion in 'Orchid Vendor FYI' started by chattedort, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. Tom-DE

    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    You really want to go there? LOL! Here goes all your credibility!
     
  2. gnathaniel

    gnathaniel Lurker Supporting Member

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    No, no, I think he was talking about me. Everyone here already knows what an ass I am, anyway. :horse:
     
  3. Tom-DE

    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    and trust me, Andy is not sorry to lose a customer like you("shut-the-door", is it how to pronounce your forum name also? Take that as advice.)
     
  4. Armando

    Armando Hobbyist gone wild

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    Sometimes I wish I were an orchid vendor with big greenhouses and lots of plants. Sometimes I don't. Not sure if I can deal with this kind of stuff on a daily basis...
     
  5. chattedort

    chattedort New Member

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    Thanks, Ray. I have considered that, but it seems a bit more extreme for this. Besides, contesting charges can be a hassle. My cc number has been swiped three times, so far, and it requires filling out a form that has to be notarized. In the present situation, it would be hard to show the cc company that I had the wrong plant.
    I am mostly trying to learn how others vendors handle mislabeled plants. I am surprised that this has been such a problem for some.
     
  6. chattedort

    chattedort New Member

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    Don't bother trying to understand the name. Trust me, you won't get it. "To the happy few."
     
  7. chattedort

    chattedort New Member

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    I thought the purpose of a forum was to discuss issues. When someone posts a reply or asks a question, I just assumed it was proper to respond. Thanks for the sage advice, Dale.
     
  8. Tom-DE

    Tom-DE Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    No, I don't... but certainly you will not be one of those "happy few" in life if you don't let things go.
     
  9. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    I like this thread. Gives me another person to add to my "don't sell plants to this guy" list.
     
  10. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    You know... I bet if you put half as much effort into resolving this issue directly with Andy's as you have put into critcizing the business, you'd have a solution by now.
     
  11. mrbreeze

    mrbreeze Anglican Supporting Member

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    I think I know.
    There's only one transaction that could create such bedlam. He *must* have ordered an Ang, and instead received an icky bulbo. I don't blame him a bit.
     
  12. T. migratoris

    T. migratoris Active Member

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    Well said Armando. I'm taking notes.
     
  13. Zack

    Zack Will work for plants Supporting Member

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    Oh the internet...the rage, the righteous indignation, the anonymity with which strangers can berate others. I love witnessing a spectacle, standing on the sidelines with a bemused smile. That being said, go on, continue; I'll just have to go grab some popcorn.
     
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    chattedort New Member

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    CONCLUSION: Thanks to those who sincerely participated in helping me learn more about how things work. I did receive a message from Andy and he apologized for the poor communication and agreed to send the plant. Faith restored. Thanks again.
     
  15. Jon

    Jon Mmmm... bulbophyllum...

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    You're welcome.
     
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    how much was the plant? Do you have to send back the wrong one? I wonder if the vendor got a wrong plant from whom he bought it from...
     
  17. pacome

    pacome Active Member

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    By the way, couldn't the "wrong" plant be M. rechingeriana (instead of the quite similar calura)? I've myself, a long time ago, purchased a rechingeriana, thinking I was acquiring a reichenbachiana. Entirely my fault, I was a beginner at that time, and the plants weren't mislabelled, I simply couldn't remember the difference between such 2 "closely looking" names, attributed to 2 very different species!

    Laurent