Things like this make me not want to trade
I post so many fewer offers now and trade less often then I did just a few years ago and it's because of people like this. Someone had contacted me in late June about a plant I had offered and we set up a trade. They asked if I could hold it until the temps cooled which I didn't have a problem with because it was hot here too. They contacted me a about a week ago saying that they were ready but they no longer had the plant I wanted. I told them that was ok and they could have it for postage. They agreed and mentioned sending stamps. I told them that since the plant was about 2' tall it would likely be around $10 to mail and I didn't need that many stamps. I asked for their address so that I could calculate exact postage. They sent their address and asked for mine. Postage turned out to be $8.60 and I told them to send postage either snail mail or Paypal. I received this response:
Karyn, after all this time, my husband does not like me sending stamps, or postage in exchange
for plants. I am sorry for the fact that you saved the plant this long, and I am not taking it.
I really would have liked it. He says to buy one.
Thanks, and again I'm sorry
GMAFB! If they didn't want the plant because of the cost they should have said something when I told them they could have it for postage. They must be full of it and if not it's pretty sad that their DH dictates to them how to spend their money. Besides that it would be significantly less to get this plant from me for the $8.60 then it would to buy one that size from a nursery. It's also evident from my feedback rating, which is over 100, that I wouldn't rip them off. This didn't cause a problem for me, it was just annoying, but what if I'd had only one of this particular plant and had to refuse others that wanted it because I was holding it for someone? That's just rude.