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On Ebay! Is it?

Postby Minnow » May 28, 2005 6:43 am

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Postby newtohosta-no more » May 28, 2005 9:02 am

Yikes!!!! I wouldn't touch that with a ten foot pole! I see there are already 3 bids on it. Wonder if that plant has been tested? Somehow I doubt it. :eek:


P.S. I don't trust a "one day listing". That doesn't allow much time for buyers to send questions to the seller, does it?
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Postby Seedseller1 » May 28, 2005 9:20 am

We'll find out! I just emailed the seller and asked.
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Postby greenguy » May 28, 2005 10:08 am

it is a shame that it takes a virus to make it look that cool
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Postby hostanquilts » May 28, 2005 10:57 am

Perhaps someone should send a message to the bidders & alert them to the HVX. They may not be aware that there is a hosta virus.
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Postby Linda P » May 28, 2005 11:24 am

:eek: :eek: :eek:
That scared me just looking at it. I burned a few Gold Standards a while back..some I bought bare root the year we really started seeing the HVX show up in the box stores. One of the 6 came up looking something like this, so out they went, all of them.
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Postby Jamie » May 28, 2005 11:42 am

I've thought about bidding on it, just so it didn't make it to anothers garden and may still. If the seller wants to NEG me for a non-paying bidder so be it. I've sent emails to both of the bidders and am not expecting to get a reply from them though..
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Postby Tundra_Queen » May 28, 2005 9:05 pm

:eek:
I don't know much about ebay but is there someway to get a hold of the owner and let her know that people are selling sick looking hostas?

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Postby jgh » May 28, 2005 10:05 pm

I also wrote to the winning bidder and the seller. We will see if the seller is just unaware of HVX... or is selling a diseased plant knowingly, just to make a buck...
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Postby Seedseller1 » May 29, 2005 9:16 am

Here's what I got back from the seller (lchichis1337):

You asked:
"Have you had this plant tested for Hosta Virus X (HVX)? It appears this plant is showing the symptoms."

i garden for fun, i just picked these up at a local nursery, and they are beautiful when mature,1st time selling, i thought it was unusual and i thought i would share.

Now we have to find out the local nursery..........
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Postby newtohosta-no more » May 29, 2005 4:55 pm

I also emailed the seller and got back that exact same response. I then emailed them again and told them that they should warn any bidders that this hosta "might" be virused, otherwise it would be unethical or even possibly illegal to ship a virused plant in the mail. I did get another response, that I suspect is what they sent to all the bidders and maybe even people who sent them questions, that says they have been told by several people that this hosta could be virused. Apparently it is their first time selling on ebay. Anyone else get a follow up email?
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