BX rate change

Jane McGary janemcgary@earthlink.net
Tue, 03 May 2011 08:37:37 PDT
Jude wrote,
>Hey there,
>That's something I didn't even think about - good input. Maybe 
>following the name of each donor (in the offerings) an e-mail could 
>be made available for us to contact the donor with any concerns or 
>questions ? It could also be a way to say "Darn! Mine died, do you 
>have another?"  without having Dell go through any extra trouble.

This is something that happens to donors to major seed exchanges, and 
I have to say that it can be troublesome to the donors. Over the 
years I have been contacted a number of times by people who saw that 
I had donated a certain kind of seed to NARGS or AGS, but they didn't 
get it from the exchange and wanted me to supply it personally. At 
times this has resulted in interesting correspondence and exchanges 
that profited both parties, but at other times it has just caused me 
a lot of extra trouble. (Once it even led to my being offensively 
harrassed via e-mail, fortunately by someone very far away!) On the 
whole, I think it's worth taking a chance on, but not every donor 
might feel that way. I'd just suggest that anyone who personally 
approaches a donor asking for material be very cautious and 
understanding if the response isn't what they had hoped.

Jane McGary
Portland, Oregon, USA

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