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  Re: [Aroid-l] auction, Sept. 2005
From: Betsy Feuerstein ecuador at midsouth.rr.com> on 2006.02.08 at 11:07:26(13830)
Susan's information could be very helpful to anyone who got a
plant from the auction and did not know where to send payment. On the
other hand, I certainly can understand how anyone who got a plant and
tried to find out how payment was expected would feel when they did not
recieve any response from their request. Perhaps those who received
plants by mail assumed they would receive a bill at a later date and
went on with life. How would these folks know the shipping charges?
Perhaps there were handling charges in addition to the actual postage,
such as box and packaging costs. Sometimes humor and money do not mix
very well. It was implied that these people were shirkers of their
agreement and just maybe the responsibility for such lack of
communication goes both ways. Perhaps an invoice in the box with the
plants would work more efficiently with the collection of monies in the
future. Of course, the invoice would need to include plant price,
postage, and any other incidental packaging costs involved. If that was
difficult to do because knowing the postage before the fact can be
difficult, then an invoice sent when the postage is known after
shipment would do the job.

That said, those who take it on to mail out some of these auction
plants deserve much gratitude. Some of these plants are huge and heavy
and having shipped a plant or two in my life, I can tell you it is not
an easy task to find or obtain a box to ship out such purchases and
then to pack them in a manner to get them to destination in good shape.
So while we are at it, let's give a big thanks to those unknown
individuals who take on this task. They deserve to be thanked for all
they do because they do a huge favor so that those not at the auction
have an opportunity to obtain rare and unusual stuff offered only at
the auction.

Just my opinion,

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