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Pilot 06-25-2013 11:19 AM

eBay is slightly evil. But like some here I do research before deciding my upper limit. I recently won a plant from seed engei that I wasn't planning on getting but then realized how great of a plant it was... and I certainly paid for it.

I imagine several vendors will be at the Santa Barbara show... wish I could go, but I have to stay home and take care of the too many plants I already have! ;)

rangiku 06-25-2013 11:20 AM

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Originally Posted by MattWoelfsen (Post 584452)
I'm in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Hardly the center of Orchid World. BUT, New World Orchids is about 200 miles from me. I wonder if they allow visitors?

Yes, Dr. Lehr does allow vistors. Email him. :)

Vanda lover 06-25-2013 11:28 AM

Here in Canada there is only one seller on Ebay. No vandaceous orchids. I have to admit to having bought from sellers in France and Thailand.

Pilot 06-25-2013 12:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Vanda lover (Post 584509)
Here in Canada there is only one seller on Ebay. No vandaceous orchids. I have to admit to having bought from sellers in France and Thailand.

have they worked out for you? Would you need a phyto cert to get plants from the US? Maybe you need a friend in the US to help you. I can't say I have ever sent plants outside the US but you'd think our two govs would have things worked out since the two nations are so close (physically and otherwise).

Vanda lover 06-25-2013 12:58 PM

The plants I have bought have all been beautiful and healthy. We are supposed to have phyto cert but that would certainly add too much to the cost of the seedlings. The seller in Thailand doesn't even seal the box, so the authorities can look at it. The last plant arrived in just 7 days. I have one more coming, then I am going to stay away from ebay for a while!

Pilot 06-25-2013 04:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Vanda lover (Post 584537)
The plants I have bought have all been beautiful and healthy. We are supposed to have phyto cert but that would certainly add too much to the cost of the seedlings. The seller in Thailand doesn't even seal the box, so the authorities can look at it. The last plant arrived in just 7 days. I have one more coming, then I am going to stay away from ebay for a while!

Thats what I say every other week. *sigh*

Vanda lover 06-25-2013 07:11 PM

Me too!

Red Orchid 06-25-2013 07:39 PM

Me too! It has gotten so bad that I quickly trash the box & packing from a new plant to prevent negative comments from DH. :blushing: I am putting the blame on you guys....enablers :)

As for eBay someone said it was the devil and it is. You can find yourself paying way too much money for a plant with a single growth during those last few minutes of the auction. I learned to bid my limit and just walk away until the auction ends.

That Fugaku that was sold recently on eBay went for too much IMHO. I ordered a nice one from Orchids Limited. Jerry Fisher called me this AM advising that I do 2 day shipping because the Neo has spikes. I was floored you would have thought I was talking to Johnny Depp :shock: :rofl:

rangiku 06-25-2013 10:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Vanda lover (Post 584509)
Here in Canada there is only one seller on Ebay. No vandaceous orchids. I have to admit to having bought from sellers in France and Thailand.

Vanda lover, you must know about Catalog-Neofinetia. Although not on ebay, looks like they have some very nice plants.

MattWoelfsen 06-25-2013 10:43 PM

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Originally Posted by Jayfar (Post 584386)
.... I'll just wait for my Houmeiden from last night to arrive in a couple days (it was spelled homeiden, but I assume that was either an alternate spelling or typo).....

I've been looking at the pictures of that plant Jayfar. It really looks like a really nice plant. Please post a picture when it arrives!


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