- Feb 1, 2017
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- Copenhagen, Denmark
Dear Dirk,Hi Jens,
Your statement on "wheat" and "chaff" is so very true! I even belief it is valid both on sellers and buyers.....
Sadly I also see "chaff" buyers. My personal experience, is that when you contact the seller directly, with a very reasonable comment, and very reasonable expectations, you get a very reasonable reply back.
I wholeheartedly agree with every word of yours in response to my biblical allusion!
Some of us have written a few warnings about the most notorious chaff (read: fraudulent) sellers on Ebay, to be read in the section 'Problem, pests, and diseases'.
And what you say about chaff buyers - and in general about the most adequate way of handling mistakes as a buyer, when they appear....well, I could have written that myself!
I have, even in these pages, seen some buyers hurling what can only be called vitriolic abuse at sellers, that I have dealt with, sometimes for years, with no reason to complain, actually the opposite. If you respond in defense for the seller, though, and they respond by hurling abuse at you, it's pretty obvious, what kind of person you are dealing with!
Often, when you check their profile, it's brand new or at least pretty recent, and it's difficult not to get the thought, that it has been created just with the purpose of creating havoc and/or as part of an online smear campaign.
One of the funnier instances of a complaint-thread, was a guy who was really upset about some plants, he had bought online. Among other things he complained about the plants not being sufficiently rooted and having suffered by being sent in a too dry (sic!) state.
He provided evidence of the poor state the plants arrived in by uploading a photo... the photo showed 5 or 6 perfectly fine plants. They seemed, though, to have had a bit of a tough ride during transportation, and because of that, the growth medium was all over the consignment, and the plants as a consequence were no longer in their pots... but each and everyone of the plants seemed to have roots of a kind, that I would be more than happy to receive!
Merc, I apologize for having brought your thread a bit off piste! To get back to the topic of you and your plant, there is only one response to the wise words of Dirk: Amen to that!Hi Merc,
I love the way you reacted to the 'mistaken identitity' situation. You have a lovely Greyi fma. album to be proud off.