List of seed and bulb vendors

Lee Poulsen
Tue, 24 Aug 2010 23:08:14 PDT
> The eBay thing is an interesting challenge for our sources list.  Several
> people have sent me notes nominating eBay vendors who offer species bulbs.
> Unfortunately, all of those people list themselves on eBay only when they
> have bulbs available.  So if you look for them today, they can't be found.
> As a result, there is no contact info or URL for us to link to from the
> sources list.
> I guess we could add a note to the list saying something like "look for
> these vendors on eBay," but that feels very untidy.  On the other hand, I
> feel like we shouldn't ignore it if it's becoming a major source for bulbs.
> Any thoughts?
> Mike

Mike, I know there is a way to list an eBay URL for eBay vendors because 
I use them to get to Saved Sellers that I've saved to check and see if 
they're offering anything.

For example, Osmani Baullosa's URL is 
<> although very unfortunately he is 
no longer selling seeds.
I just checked another one, and he happens to currently have some items 
for sale as of this email, and that is the one for Dylan Hannon: 
<>. (Maybe I shouldn't have given 
that one out, because it will just mean that there will be more 
competition for his very rare and unusual items that often no one else 
offers!!)   ;-)
(But then again, maybe he'll thank me for advertising his offerings to a 
wider audience.)

If the vendor isn't offering anything at the time you look, you'll still 
be taken to the vendor's page; but it will just state that "Your search 
returned 0 items."

--Lee Poulsen
Pasadena, California, USA - USDA Zone 10a

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