Where and Where Not To Buy Slippers On Ebay

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  1. Apr 27, 2009 #61

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    Eric, they now hide the bidders' identities, so how would we know? :poke:
     
  2. Apr 27, 2009 #62

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    No, but I can if you like. Just point me toward the auction. :poke:
     
  3. Apr 27, 2009 #63

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    Christine was bidding, but that auction ended two weeks ago.
     
  4. Apr 28, 2009 #64

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    I got outbid! 10 x micranthum and 10 x armeniacum! :mad:
     
  5. Apr 28, 2009 #65

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    The obviously wild collected ones?
     
  6. Apr 28, 2009 #66

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    Eric how could you be outbidded?
    I just check what you guys talking about.
    They are the cheapest price anywhen & anywhere I ever came across.
    I wish all the plants that died on me were that cheap. I was so tempted to bid but, chickened out at the last minute because I knew I still have too many plants to take care of (I don't have a greenhouse, imagine water each plant, one by one:eek::eek::eek:).
    I also notice there was one bidder, who kept bidding & winning more of the same thing, at least three times (perhaps more) of many 10x, 20x, How many armeniacums can one:crazy: grow?
     
  7. Dec 18, 2009 #67
    i've had mostly good experiences on ebay. Most of the vendors with great plants have already been mentioned. I have had one experience, though, that was quite unfortunate. The vendor sells WONDERFUL non-slipper orchids, and really hard to find species. He had come into (and is still auctioning) a lot of slippers from a hobby grower's greenhouse. The Phrags I got were in pretty poor condition with very few, or no, functional roots.

    I think what it comes down to is asking the right questions. Ask where the plant is from. Ask when it was last repotted, when it last bloomed. I don't even think there's anything wrong with asking why they're selling a specific plant (especially in the case of specimen plants offered at low prices). Most good vendors I've encountered will happily answer any of these questions. If they can't, or won't answer them...probably a good hint to steer clear

    :)
     
  8. Dec 19, 2009 #68

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    The jproblem is I use a second party to bid so I dont have lots of time to ask and wait for responses [also seconded] on plants. If I have good experience w/ the vendor, if I can see the actual plant, then I bid.
     
  9. Dec 19, 2009 #69
    what is a second party bidder?
     
  10. Dec 19, 2009 #70
    a snipping service
     
  11. Dec 20, 2009 #71

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    No, it means I don't have my own eBay account. If I did my collection and I would probably be broke and living on the street. I give money to someone to bid for me, it raises their rating and gets most stuff I bid on. Once in a while I cant get hold of the person and I miss something I want but at least I cant bid frivolously.
     
  12. May 29, 2012 #72

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    Has anyone bought divisions from the seller pahprag on ebay? Did they indeed turn out to be the actual plant purchased after it bloomed? Thanks.
     
  13. May 29, 2012 #73

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    I haven't purchased any divisions from paphrag, but I have purchased seedlings many times from him/her. Nice quality.
     
  14. May 30, 2012 #74
    He's good. I've bought from him going back to before the days when he was on Ebay. His plants are high quality. Maybe not the largest for the price, but his quality is very good, and he can be trusted.
     

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