BX rate change

Josh Young joshy46013@yahoo.com
Mon, 02 May 2011 17:29:13 PDT
   I'm about 99% sure you're correct.  These aren't sales, they are donations.  I mad a previous post but I'm not sure that it came through.
   While you maybe taking a chance in viability of seed it is more likely that the seed isn't given the proper treatment to germinate.  Many of the seed offered are very shy germinators! 
   The prices are absolutely incredible, I have never seen these many of these plants offered LET ALONE FOR 2 BUCKS, even at 5 dollars most if not ALL of the plants offered are a steal!  Many other societies charge MUCH more for their seed.  One in particular has charged 50 bucks or more for a packet of seed and several hundred for small bulbs of certain plants.  
  I'm VERY grateful that this BX/SX is available, to ask for a refund especially when the quality is nothing short of spectacular and as well as the savings is asking quite a bit..  I have never once recieved a moldy or mushy bulb, everything I have recieved has been excellent quality.
  Thanks Dell for the amazing job, you are greatly appreciated!
Josh Young

From: Tim Chapman <tim@gingerwoodnursery.com>
To: Pacific Bulb Society <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Monday, May 2, 2011 12:11 PM
Subject: Re: [pbs] BX rate change

I personally think this would open up a can of worms in addition to more work on a already busy volunteer. 

In addition, legally the PBS does not sell plants so can't refund a sale since no sale occurred.  All money involved are donations.  To offer otherwise would blur the lines of nonprofit.  I could be wrong, but either way not very practical for a nonprofit volunteer group. 

Tim Chapman

On May 2, 2011, at 9:15 AM, The Silent Seed <santoury@aol.com> wrote:

> Thank you! 
> One other question :  Over the fall/winter/spring, I've gotten mostly excellent seeds/bulbs from the BX, but occasionally I will receive a bulb that has mold, or is mushy, or some recalcitrant seeds that arrived rotten. I understand that there is no "guarantee" or anything of the kind. In light of the increase in "price" on bulbs, I think it might be logical to suggest that if a higher-priced bulb arrives in poor condition (unsaveable) or dead, then a return policy might be in order? 
> I would have no problem paying the postage to return any such items, if the question of honesty is brought up.
> I'm not being stingy here - just raising a logical question, since none of us have money to "throw away." (At least most of us.) 
> So, how about a simple, easy, policy for perishables (fleshy seeds/bulbs/etc) since we are going to be spending more money. 
> Best, Jude

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