BX rate change

Dennis Kramb dkramb@badbear.com
Mon, 02 May 2011 10:52:35 PDT
> That said, here's another idea: When poor material gets donated, these
> should be available at a lower rate (or not at all) (instead of my idea of a
> credit system.)
I'd say that's an unfair burden to ask Dell to sort through and judge the
quality of the merchandise.  PBS-BX donors all have varying levels of
expertise with their geophytes.  So I check the donors name before
ordering.  If it's someone I admire like Mary Sue or Jim Waddick, I can be
confident that it's (a) properly labeled, (b) viable, and (c) healthy.
Other donors provide high quality stuff too, but if it's a name that I don't
recognize then I don't have the same level of confidence or expectation.
Again, caveat emptor.

Instead of changing PBS-BX's system, you could contact the donor in private
(off-list) and ask about their experience/success/etc. with that particular
item.  Then use that feedback to judge the risk of ordering it.

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