Friday, January 28, 2011

Violet Vendor Verdict

Have you thought about ordering African violets online (or from a catalog) and hesitated because you just couldn't be sure if the vendor was legit or trustworthy?

Have you ever ordered some African violet plants or leaves, waited patiently for them to arrive, only to get a pile of crap in the mail and thought, "I wish there was a place where people could specifically discuss African violet vendors so that we'd know the good from the bad and wouldn't get burned so much!"

Well, there actually IS such a place!

Screen-shot of the Violet Vendor Verdict forum--Click to enlarge.

I started Violet Vendor Verdict on July 24th 2008, because I thought it was important to have a place where people could talk and read about where they're buying their African violets and gesneriads from. There are a lot of great vendors of African violets and gesneriads, and we simply MUST support them because it helps our hobby thrive! There are also sellers of varying less-than qualities, ranging from "questionable" to downright "piss-poor", and it's my belief that they should be called out so that they don't take business away from the good folks that keep our hobby going.

You do need to register to read and post on the board, but that's free and easy. If you have any problems just let me know and I can set you up quickly. Also, please be sure to read the GUIDELINES AND DISCLAIMER that's at the top of each and every page of the forum. This isn't a place for people to just slam sellers willy-nilly--Just provide some backup to your claims, please. We're not trying to vilify people, just keep 'em honest and reputable. We want our African violet hobby to be the best that it can be, and our vendors are a key component of that.

Happy shopping!

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