BX rate change

Josh Young joshy46013@yahoo.com
Mon, 02 May 2011 11:16:24 PDT
The point is, the BX/SX is VERY affordable...  I've never had a problem with viability, the point is, the risk isn't high.  You would see that joining other clubs may cost you on the upwards of 50 bucks for a pack of seed and several hundred for a small bulb.  This program is FANTASTIC and so is everyone that is involved!  

If you feel the quality isn't up to your expectations then don't order, to me, 2 bucks for a packet of seed is very worth the risk!

Dennis has a good point as well!

Josh Y.
Anderson IN

From: Dennis Kramb <dkramb@badbear.com>
To: Pacific Bulb Society <pbs@lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Monday, May 2, 2011 1:52 PM
Subject: Re: [pbs] BX rate change

> 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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