Is it the supplier's fault?
I am rather puzzled by this poster's reaction:
I've never had trouble with VE at all.
When I had bad bulbs from them in the past, I would call right away and received replacement without delay.
I've never reported bulbs that didn't come up the following spring though. I figured that since the bulbs were in good shape when I planted them, if they don't come up in spring, it would not be the company's fault, but the conditions in which the bulbs were planted.
The poster wrote that she planted other things over the potted bulbs. Wouldn't she think that the conditions she had provided the bulbs might have prevented those bulbs from growing? If she had planted them in pots and buried the pots under those plants, there might have not been enough drainage in the pots and that the bulbs might have rotted?
This reminds me so much of the lawsuit against McDonald's when someone who spilled hot coffee on his lap because he was holding the cup between his thighs while driving.
What do you, my fellow WSowers think of this situation?
I think we consumers have become so spoiled. We want the vendors/others to be responsible for our own actions or stupidity. Granted, big stores such as Home Depot have guaranteed money back if your plants die within one year, but major suppliers such as Forestfarms don't offer that guarantee. How can small growers stay in business if consumers are so irresponsible?