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Author Topic: Medlock Valley Orchids  (Read 14718 times)

Maren

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Re: Medlock Valley Orchids
« Reply #60 on: May 10, 2014, 06:27:46 PM »
Hi Graeme,
I shall do that as soon as I have had a positive reply. I don't want to send people down a blind alley.
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Re: Medlock Valley Orchids
« Reply #61 on: May 26, 2014, 07:05:55 PM »
Hi,
Just to add my two p's worth: I ordered 45 of orchids from this supplier. On my account the order was marked as posted by Royal Mail. I did not receive the order within about two weeks, so e-mailed. No reply. Opened PayPal dispute. Found in my favour, I assume no response from seller to PayPal. The mentality of people who apparently operate a business in this fashion is beyond me.
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Re: Medlock Valley Orchids
« Reply #62 on: May 26, 2014, 07:10:55 PM »
Hello Nick - you would wonder, wouldn't you?  I can only assume it's because they find it easier to get away with than mugging folk on the street. :(
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Re: Medlock Valley Orchids
« Reply #63 on: May 31, 2014, 11:07:11 PM »
I wish I had found this topic earlier; it would have saved me having to add my own woes.

Unfortunately I didn't, I placed two orders with Medlock & have heard nothing since.
Eventually I got worried & started searching for any reviews of the company, which led me to this topic. Luckily I did so before my Paypal deadline arrived & after another attempt to contact him, I raised a dispute accordingly, which is currently being processed.

I decided to join the discussion in order help build the case against trusting this company in the hope that it will help prevent any more people being affected.

Note: The word is spreading http://www.orchidforum.eu/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=8459

Has anyone noticed that his website has been "under maintenance" for some time now; hopefully it means that no-one else should be affected, although it wouldn't surprise me if appears again under another name.

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Re: Medlock Valley Orchids
« Reply #64 on: June 01, 2014, 09:40:54 AM »
In the mean time I have my money back, from paypal!!

I have never heard nothing from this company. Don't ever order there orchids!

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Re: Medlock Valley Orchids
« Reply #65 on: June 01, 2014, 10:56:25 AM »
The other issue with this company is when they actually send the plants purchased, many (?most) are something other than those ordered. I have a few Cyps that are clearly not what they should be and paid a fair bit of money for a Pleione albiflora which on flowering proved to be a Pleione humilis.
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Re: Medlock Valley Orchids
« Reply #66 on: June 04, 2014, 03:33:31 PM »
I was just about to order from this company, thank goodness I saw the mailings first. He used to, or perhaps still does sell on E-bay, yet another seller to beware of!

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Re: Medlock Valley Orchids
« Reply #67 on: June 04, 2014, 05:38:37 PM »
Result PayPal have concluded their investigation into my claim and have found in my favour. They have retrieved the money from Medlock and paid back into my account.

Although I am happy to get my money back I'm still cross that I was ripped off in the first place. Perhaps if enough people put claims into paypal they will freeze his account.

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Re: Medlock Valley Orchids
« Reply #68 on: June 04, 2014, 10:09:57 PM »
hi,i paid a deposit last year for one the rare cypripedium he was advertising from holger & i emailed him reguarding when he would deliver the item & his reply was i have the item at home & will post it after the bank holliday monday.as everybody has said he had not even placed the order with holger in the first place & i have had no contact with him at all reguarding this phantom delivery he has promised. he is a total con artist & he is lying about everything.i have spoken to trading standards & they advise the usual about taking him to the small claims court which in my opinion is a waste of time.every time you try & contact him his site goes down for maintainance & he will not answer any emails.derek

 


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