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royal orchid club

Discussion in 'Orchid Vendor FYI' started by crazyforflowers, Dec 1, 2014.

  1. crazyforflowers

    crazyforflowers Member

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    Hi all,

    I placed an order with Royal orchid club in Miami in Oct. Their website said the shipping is in Nov, by 14th. I sent 3 emails so far. No response. They do not have a phone no listed. I payed through paypal, and so, I am planning on asking a refund. Any one with similar experience? I learnt a lesson.. never order from anyone that has no ph. no listed to talk to if needed.
     
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    KellyW Orchid wonk Staff Member Supporting Member

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    See this post https://www.orchidsforum.com/threads/royal-orchids-club.13359/ Maybe Anna can tell us what the final outcome was in her situation.
     
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    gg68 Angraecoid addict

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    Ray Orchid Iconoclast Supporting Member

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    There are actually three companies out there, all run by the same folks.

    Royal Orchid Club is bare-root plants, Orchid Master is potted plants, and Asian Orchid Farm is the wholesale outlet. If I'm not mistaken, you'll occasionally run into "Bill Asia" on eBay, too.

    Their prices tend to be really good; their shipping costs are really bad (to make up for the lower plant costs, no doubt); and the quality of plants varies all over the map. My experience is the bad outweighs the good by a large margin.
     
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    Daethen Orchid Mom

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    Run do not walk away from this seller. I ordered some seedlings from them that were supposed to be a year out of compot and they looked like they had been removed early from the flask. I think I lost every one. Get your money back as quick as you can.
     
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    I had some issues with them. I got 5 orchids from them seedlings way smaller then other seedlings from similar companies I have 2 remaining... the order did come , but bwfore that. they have never after Many many emails responded so I didnt think I was going to get anything from them.
    They did show up and im guessimg their shipping window is a week in the spring
     
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    Good luck ! And emails are less the worth the words your typing
    I did reach out to paypal and since the window of 3months expired there was nothing they could do.
    I will no longer do business with them unless im feeling extremely lucky and they have a plant I must have for some reason
     
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    The two orchids I have still ate finally putting out new roots and leaves . Im guessing they were supper babies ill post a pic when I get home
     
  9. crazyforflowers

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    I did place a dispute with paypal. I am still in the window period where I can ask Paypal to intervene. I will post an update. I had reservations regarding this seller as no Phone number is listed anywhere.. but placed an order against my better judgement. I am waiting for a response for now.
     
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    Boytjie Out hiking Supporting Member

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    I actually have items from "Bill Asia" excluded on my eBay feed. Very bad experience with him (or them) several years back. Good luck. -Stephen