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#1 Madchemis

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 08:10 AM

I would like to share my unfortunate and provide a rating for this Middle man seller Randy Decker for other people to know what they get might get into when buying plants from him. Randy had trick me in buying a cycad that didn't turn out to be what it is when I trusted him with I gave my money to go pick-up it. He's not an accredited nursery or business, so it's your risk!

-David
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#2 Bags

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 08:55 AM

I have bought seedlings and seed from Randy and have had a positive experience every time. I trust Randy would do the right thing if a mistake were made.

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This middle man thing is actually something we call capitalism. It is one of the things that makes this country great and is the same thing just about every nursery out there does. What are people supposed to do tell you where you can get their plants cheaper?
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#3 Tulio

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 11:18 AM

I have purchased several times from Randy and have had good experiences each time. Highly recommended.
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#4 santoury

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 12:14 PM

I have not yet purchased anything from this vendor, because he never responds to PM's regarding his sale items. That's my experience with him so far. Communicating with potential buyers is quite important in earning business.

Edited by santoury, 31 December 2011 - 12:17 PM.

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#5 palmsnbananas

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 01:00 PM

I have bought 4 cycads from him and he threw in 1 for free. Think he has a decently wide selection and reasonable prices, good seller!
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#6 DALION

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 06:12 PM

I would like to share my unfortunate and provide a rating for this Middle man seller Randy Decker for other people to know what they get might get into when buying plants from him. Randy had trick me in buying a cycad that didn't turn out to be what it is when I trusted him with I gave my money to go pick-up it. He's not an accredited nursery or business, so it's your risk!

-David



Really? A plant salesman is a middleman? EVERY plant sales person buy and resell things. The reason they are are in business is to hopefully is to make money and you make make money buy selling things. I have never purchased anything for randy nor have I met the person but I can say that he can't please everyone. And, some people are never pleased.

Randy, keep selling palms and cycads that you are growing from seed or you purchased to resell. If people like you are not making plants available to us collectors, we would have fewer rare plants at our disposal. Thanks for offering plants to us. I hope to buy from you someday.

Leo
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#7 yachtingone

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 06:27 PM

Thank you all for your kind comments!

I am going to address David Ho's harsh comments about me and my since of ethics.

He claims I am not an accredited nursery or business. I don't know how the word accredited applies here but he is right, at this time I am NOT a nursery or business.

I am a plant collector! I was a sheet metal worker and now I am retired. I have lots of very nice plants in my collection. With my income I could not afford them!

So I by a quantity of plants and sell off extra to pay for the ones going into the garden. You all seen that with my recent Encephalartos latifrons for sale thread, now I have a lati!

David somehow, and I haven't a clue how, he thought he was going to buy a super rare form of longifolius blue called blunt tip fish tail for the same price as a common longi blue!!!

He was happy with the plant that is in the pic I posted! It is beautiful. I also delivered it for free 30+ miles from my house. I made $150.00 for my effforts. Wow was he tricked...

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This is a 16" caudex I sold him for $1200.00!

Happy New Year everyone!

Randy
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#8 Robert59

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 08:31 PM

I would like to add my 2 cents. I've bought a few cycads from Randy in the past. I want to let everyone know a little story. I bought some goodies from randy, we then both agreed on a delivery time, and location. Randy then drove to my house to deliver my merchandise. Unfortunately the driving directions he received on his GPS MAPS, not his fault gave him incorrect directions. One thing led to another and we had to reschedule the delivery of plants and seeds. On his return trip the directions got straightened out, and when he showed up at my house, which by the way is a good drive distance away I received all my goods as advertised, but because he felt so bad about the delay on the first trip, which wasn't his fault, he threw in some very nice seeds as a complimentary token of kindness and apology. This my friends is what I call "character". So for all who doubt what he sells, don't by from him, and their will be none of your unnecessary complaints we all need to hear about, there will just be more product for me to buy. Thanks Randy for your efforts in keeping us all within reach of these wonderful plants. 
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#9 leomx

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Posted 31 December 2011 - 08:55 PM

thats the plant all this fuss is about??!?! :blink: no comments, well, its SO nice. green with envy.

I SAY yes to Randy. Can attest what robert and palms and bananas said.

just came back to this forum to support Randys character. I no longer post on this forum.
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#10 peachy

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 03:02 AM

After I was flooded out and my garden badly damaged last January, Randy kindly sent me some cycad seeds of some very rare species. They have had a high germination rare and are growing well. I am very grateful and happy too.
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#11 jctoymaker

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Posted 01 January 2012 - 05:23 AM

I have purchased multiple plants from Randy and have had more than favorable results. He even offered to refund a $1200 dollar purchase that appeared to be lost in transit but was not, even thought it was would not have been his respocability. If I have a concern about anything we talk, and is always addressed. We will continue to do more business for the above listed reasons.
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#12 yachtingone

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 07:57 AM

This is a link to my Encephalartos blunt tip fishtail seeds I had for sale. This may have led to confusion because the plants for sale were at about the same time!




Randyhttp://www.palmtalk....showtopic=26411
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#13 bgl

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Posted 02 January 2012 - 09:19 AM

I have just now removed four posts by Madchemis and one of Randy's posts (a response to one of the deleted Madchemis posts).

We will not tolerate personal attacks or obscene language. One more post by ANYONE using foul language, or questioning someone's character, and that person WILL receive a warning and a one week suspension. We expect everyone who's posting here to stick to the facts, as they are seen. Good or bad.

Mis-identification of plants is not an unusual scenario. Whether this is intentional or not, is NOT something that can be determined on PalmTalk, and the old expression "Buyer beware" comes to mind.

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#14 PALM MOD

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Posted 03 January 2012 - 01:57 PM

Please note that this sub-forum (Grower Ratings) is a place for people who have had a transaction or meaningful interaction with a grower to express their positive or negative experience - and for the grower to then respond if desired - only.

It is meant to be an easily utilized tool to help decide whether to "do business" with a grower. Other discussions, opinions, or remarks should be posted elsewhere.
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Thanks to those of you who help make this a fun and friendly forum.

#15 Waggie

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Posted 05 January 2012 - 07:11 PM

I bought quite a few germinated Cycas panz. from Randy last spring as well as a few trispinuss. The quality was excellent and he even sent a few extra. They were supposed to be a more blue form and as they grew (now up to 3-4 leaves) I was amazed how blue they were compared to the others I have and wanted to report to Randy how happy I was but been very busy. Now it seems to be a good time to express my satisfaction and to report that the plants exceeded my expectations. THANK YOU RANDY!!
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#16 Palmetro

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 04:07 PM

I bought a couple times cycads from Randy and I m very happy with his plants, the way he takes cares of them for shipping and for sure I will do busines with him again!
thanks Randy!

Edited by Palmetro, 24 February 2012 - 04:07 PM.

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#17 DoomsDave

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 10:59 AM

Randy's always played it straight with me, no problem.

 

When the time and plants are right, I'll do it again.  And again.


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#18 yachtingone

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Posted 07 October 2013 - 06:18 PM

ONE BIG BUMP look at post 17
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#19 mike2748

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Posted 09 October 2013 - 07:15 AM

Just got some horridus hybrids from Randy   Great  monster  plants for the price    Thanks


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