General Chat forum: I am disgusted....

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AlohaHoya
Jan 29, 2012 12:12 AM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
with the majority of listings on ebay for hoyas....and I hope that no one is going to fall for the misinformation found there: wrong names,misspelled names, names that don't exist.

What happened. Ebay used to be a way to sell plants...honestly. OK...maybe there were a few odd ducks...but, not the barrage of c.r.a.p. on there tonight:

H. rubia (oneof the carnosa cultivars)hahahahaha
H. paziae (named from an herbarium sheet and not found to date. 99.9 chances it is H. cv. Iris Marie.
....Ifelt like I were watching a TV Commercial for steak knives!!!

Where are the honest growers? The folks who spend the time to research and offer good plants?

I guess hoyas became popular and everyone is trying to ride the gravytrain.

BE CAREFUL!!! Anyone getting stung by these sellers should know better... Research what you are buying and BE SURE!

Remember...there IS NO FREE LUNCH.If it seems ''too good to be true" .... it IS!!! Grumbling





Leap. The net will appear.
ImagePatti1957
Jan 29, 2012 12:20 AM CST
Name: Patti
Eagle Point, OR
AlohaHoya wrote:Remember...there IS NO FREE LUNCH.If it seems ''too good to be true" .... it IS!!! Grumbling


Carol, my dad use to say this to me almost daily and it made me smile.
AlohaHoya
Jan 29, 2012 11:16 AM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
Caveat Emptor seems to rule the day! OH well, perhaps it IS an opening for an honest buyer. I told a seller that their H. Silver Pink was 1. a H. pubicalyx and 2. it was either RHP or Red Buttons and they wrote back that I should not question until I learned something about hoyas.

So much for trying to help. EVERYone has gotten on the bandwagon to sell hoyas...

Beware! Glare
Leap. The net will appear.
Imagehiloplumeria
Jan 29, 2012 11:28 AM CST
Name: steven bick
pittsburgh pa
How rude all you did was offer a simple suggestion. why would anyone respond like that. That is why I buy from reputable sellers. Like joni. Or gardino' s . Anything for a cheap buck. No wonder there is so much confusion in the hoya world ppl like that
Imagezufietoj
Jan 28, 2014 4:08 AM CST
Name: zufie toj
Los Angeles, California
I agree

just be patient.
ImageHoyaLover
Feb 1, 2014 12:57 AM CST
Name: Aaralynn H.
San Francisco, CA
I just went on ebay and there is a post that said variegated hoya albiflora ... which looks like carnosa crimson princess .. Pls. correct me if I'm wrong ...
AlohaHoya
Feb 1, 2014 11:48 AM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
Didn't see that, Arralynn, but if there is that much discrepancy...!!! H. albiflora is not that common in collections and have never heard of a variegated form...not to say there isn't one... 3 years ago hoya sellers on Ebay took up about 2 pages...now it is endless! Rolling my eyes.
Leap. The net will appear.
ImageHoyaLover
Feb 1, 2014 9:45 PM CST
Name: Aaralynn H.
San Francisco, CA
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Variegated-Hoya-albiflora/3213120944...

I saw it is listing as "ended by the seller because there is an error in listing" ... I think someone let the seller know that it wasn't H. albiflora ...
Imagemjsponies
Feb 4, 2014 10:09 AM CST
Name: mj
Deleon Springs, Fl
HoyaLover wrote:I just went on ebay and there is a post that said variegated hoya albiflora ... which looks like carnosa crimson princess .. Pls. correct me if I'm wrong ...


I saw that too and thought the same thing.

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