Deceptive or misleading advertising

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I wonder how many homeowners get duped by the type of advertising I'm currently looking at in our local paper. A nursery that is astronomy-based is offering the following: 'Tropical Escape' landscape which includes; 2 'Giant' palms, 1 'Blockbuster' palm, 2 'Huge' palms, and 3 'Super' palms. Regularly $11,300.00 now just $5299.00. 48" date palms, regularly $19,999.00 now just $9999.00. I guess there are still gullible folks out there who still bite at this type of offering.

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:floor: If they're that gullible and helpless, perhaps they get what they deserve? :lol:

Some other online "Palm Tree" stores' prices make me giggle too. However, they have lots of item reviews, so yes lots of gullible people out there still these days. :blink: 

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A few days ago I almost got a nice size Golden Rats Tail Cactus until I saw the price.... $65.00...Yikes!  I'm hitting my head against the wall trying to decide if I should get one... LOL! I know this is probably over priced but you don't see then for sale here to often. If they have any left come spring I might get one. Am I plant crazy or what! :rolleyes:

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2 hours ago, Gonzer said:

I wonder how many homeowners get duped by the type of advertising I'm currently looking at in our local paper. A nursery that is astronomy-based is offering the following: 'Tropical Escape' landscape which includes; 2 'Giant' palms, 1 'Blockbuster' palm, 2 'Huge' palms, and 3 'Super' palms. Regularly $11,300.00 now just $5299.00. 48" date palms, regularly $19,999.00 now just $9999.00. I guess there are still gullible folks out there who still bite at this type of offering.

Those ads are for the gullible super rich! 

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I am now offering seedlings of Rhopalostylis sapida 'Chatham Island', for only $999.99 !  Get yours NOW, before they sell out !

But wait, there's more, 

  FREE SHIPPING and YES, I accept PayPal.  :D   

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2 hours ago, Darold Petty said:

I am now offering seedlings of Rhopalostylis sapida 'Chatham Island', for only $999.99 !  Get yours NOW, before they sell out !

But wait, there's more, 

  FREE SHIPPING and YES, I accept PayPal.  :D   

If I act now will you double my order for free? Just pay extra shipping and handling???

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5 hours ago, Gonzer said:

I wonder how many homeowners get duped by the type of advertising I'm currently looking at in our local paper. A nursery that is astronomy-based is offering the following: 'Tropical Escape' landscape which includes; 2 'Giant' palms, 1 'Blockbuster' palm, 2 'Huge' palms, and 3 'Super' palms. Regularly $11,300.00 now just $5299.00. 48" date palms, regularly $19,999.00 now just $9999.00. I guess there are still gullible folks out there who still bite at this type of offering.

 Think you have it bad?.. open any paper here and they're all over it.. I could dive fairly deep into my thoughts regarding this place but would rather just steer anyone.. and everyone I know or meet away from them. 

That being said, believe me.. they're a bit over the top.. in ad and in person. Those "Special Queen Palms", aren't all that special, for starts ;)

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Their name is apropos for the type of full-page advertising they do. Reading their ads is better'n the comics. I like the way we're all respecting management's edict about naming nurseries. :evil:

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9 hours ago, Gonzer said:

I wonder how many homeowners get duped by the type of advertising I'm currently looking at in our local paper. A nursery that is astronomy-based is offering the following: 'Tropical Escape' landscape which includes; 2 'Giant' palms, 1 'Blockbuster' palm, 2 'Huge' palms, and 3 'Super' palms. Regularly $11,300.00 now just $5299.00. 48" date palms, regularly $19,999.00 now just $9999.00. I guess there are still gullible folks out there who still bite at this type of offering.

Hmm, this sounds exactly like a certain astronomy based nursery that I have long been familiar with out in AZ and NV. Looks like they’re in California too. Always drove me bonkers that they can’t just say 5 gallon, 15 gallon etc. Always has to be “big”, “huge” etc. 

Oh and their advertisements are always so beautiful, I knew people around town that just loved going there and throwing money away. I would walk around in them sometimes just because I like looking at plant selections but I always bought things elsewhere.  Oh and they always like selling things that aren’t well suited to the climate. 

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I'm sick of all the BS advertising I see on TV ad nauseum.   Take the My Pillow commercial. Buy one pillow-- get second pillow free -- and we will even throw in free shipping! Baloney! The cost of the second pillow and free shipping is built into the cost of the first pillow. No business is in business to give away stuff for free. At least not BOGO + shipping on every item they sell.

Show me a car dealer that advertise, buy one car (at MSRP) and we will give you a second car absolutely free, to include free shipping from the factory.

I rest my case.

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I have seen ads from Pennsylvania saying Trachycarpus can survive -5 Degrees F easily and never need protection, then at the end the dude had hundreds in 5 gallons...

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Advertising is, by its nature, deceptive and misleading :)

How else are they going to get you to buy junk you don't need?

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