Bad Hobby Plant Sellers - Shame on them
I've had two recent bad experiences buying plants from sellers on another Aquatic Plant webCite.
You might say that will teach you to not use swap here - True. But, I believe both of the suspects sell on other forum and one had a mirror sale thread here.
I will not post names here as that's not really the point of the post. Of course my friend here are welcome to PM me.
The post is more about how to address this an protect the community from unethical sellers. That site like ours does have a Itrader system. While nice, I don't put much faith in it as most if not all comments are from happy buyers. People are reluctant to give Neg. rating as the seller will turn around and blame the buyer. Neither that site or this do/will pass judgement on such disputes.
I'm to the point now, were if a seller doesn't ship on time as promised or the plants were not as described, I make one PM/email and if that not answered with a reasonable offer to correct, I go straight to PayPal and dispute.
While I now some will feel that too hard a stance. After all it's just plants, well many of these issues we face as buyer borderline on mail fraud. when we hit our PayPal send button we expect our plants shipped on the day promised and to be the plants as advertised.
Until buyers stand up and take some action the scammers that hurt the hobby will continue to abuse our trust.