Offered ~ No Longer Needed Plants forum: FAQs ~ Regarding Transactions

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Feb 13, 2010 6:32 PM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana
You may post advice here on ~ making the deal ~ packing and shipping ~ or any other needs or questions you encounter. Once we have an abundance of information we will sort it into a new forum.

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Mar 18, 2010 1:00 PM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana
As far as my own offerings are concerned, if you don't have anything to share right now don't sweat it. If you cover shipping costs, that'll be fine.
I personally will only be able to ship to the Continental US, and only to non-restricted states.
Thank you for your understanding.

Ya'll feel free to set up any deals that suit you! Smiling
Mar 18, 2010 1:02 PM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana
Beg pardon, I just found out I had this thread locked. Sheesh! *Blush*

All is well...
Mar 18, 2010 4:18 PM CST
Name: Charleen
Alford, Florida
Walk in Peace.
Yeah! How can you get anything if we can't get to you....The very idea Rolling on the floor laughing
Mar 18, 2010 4:37 PM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana
TeeHee Charleen! Man, I've had this one locked from the beginning.
It wasn't really needed, however, as we just now started transactions.
Whew! (wiping sweat off brow...) Blinking
Mar 18, 2010 6:15 PM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana
Yellow iris thread here Come on over.... Smiling
Mar 21, 2010 6:41 PM CST
Name: Barbara
North Pole, Alaska
Chelle...Just curious for future reference, why will you only ship to Continental US?
Mar 21, 2010 6:54 PM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana
Sorry, I guess that wasn't very clear was it? Regulations concerning shipping to places other than the continental U.S. and non-restricted states requires special procedures which I know next to nothing about. Some places require that plants and packaging be checked for transferable diseases, etc. Some require you to ship only specially washed plants with no soil on the roots.
I would imagine that the costs for these procedures, and or, licensing requirements would put and end to free plants.
If you have knowledge to share on shipping outside these areas please let me know. I'd be grateful for your input. Smiling

(I have plenty yet to learn, and I've not shipped plants myself before.)
Mar 24, 2010 2:01 AM CST
Name: Barbara
North Pole, Alaska
Chelle...thanks for the reply! I do understand the issues involved in shipping outside the country and can understand the seller not wanting to have to deal with all the state regulations.

I probably should have clarified I was curious as to shipping to Alaska. I'd like the option to purchase or trade in the future should the situation arise on your cubit...sooooo, I'll fill ya in on shipping here, which is not as complicated as many people think. Smiling

Because while we are not contiguous, we are still part of the US, so normal shipping policies apply. Flat Rate boxes ship for the same rate as the Lower 48 and are often the best deal. It sometimes (not always) costs a little more to ship something Priority (other than Flat Rate) up here, but Alaska residents are accustomed to and are used to paying the extra postage. No restrictions as to soil, no soil, no phyto certificate or special paperwork. Live material should not be sent Parcel Post as it takes 3-5 weeks (truck to west coast, barge up to AK, back on a truck to wherever in AK), as opposed to 5ish days for Priority (planes all the way).

I have ordered a multitude of seeds, bare root, cuttings, rooted cuttings and live plants from all over the country over the last 6 years and have only had issues twice. Both times, the seller insisted on putting a heat pack in the package, which cooked the plants.

Cold zone buyers should be willing to absolve the seller of any responsibility should the buyer request shipments during cold weather. It's also not recommended to ship to cold areas if the buyer does not have a post office box which they check daily, so any live material isn't sitting outside in a cold mailbox.

Probably more than you wanted to know, but Alaska has the summers to grow some amazing plants. Our problem can be getting them as sellers are reluctant to ship us their babies until they know it's as easy to ship here as it is to the east coast or the hot south.

Thanks for the opportunity to share some info!

Barbara in North Pole, AK
(Yes, it's a real town...not the NP at the top of the earth...LOL)
Mar 24, 2010 7:30 AM CST
Name: Michele Roth
N.E. Indiana
Thanks so much for the info!
That is exactly what this area of this forum is for. With regards to shipping members can share tips on when to ship to them, how to ship, and if there are any plant or packaging restrictions.
The info on length of transit time for Parcel Post is especially helpful.

(I had followed your link to North Pole's website. Looks like a great place to be!) Smiling
Mar 25, 2010 1:38 AM CST
Name: BirdieBlue
Piedmont N.C.
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