We hope you have enjoyed the SRGC Forum. You can make a Paypal donation to the SRGC by clicking the above button

Author Topic: Purchasing seeds from Vlastimil Pilous' seed list  (Read 22060 times)

Lewis Potter

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 85
  • Country: england
  • Go Fourth, Work Hard and Smile.
Purchasing seeds from Vlastimil Pilous' seed list
« on: January 09, 2015, 04:56:32 PM »
I asked him for his seed list in 2014 and the instructions on there about how to pay and order seeds is not particularly clear.

The only way I am comfortable sending money to the continent is by cheque.
Has any one else bought seed from him in the UK and how have you gone about it and how much dose it cost to post?  :)

Thanks  :)

Steve Garvie

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1623
  • Country: scotland
    • Rainbirder's photostream
Re: Purchasing seeds from Vlastimil Pilous' seed list
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2015, 06:01:26 PM »
It's easy to set up an international bank transfer with online banking using the bank account details (IBAN, etc) that Vlastimil has included on his seed list. I have paid him safely and conveniently by this method on three occasions now and can confirm that it is safe and hassle-free.
WILDLIFE PHOTOSTREAM: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rainbirder/


Steve
West Fife, Scotland.

johnralphcarpenter

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2639
  • Country: england
  • Plantaholic
Re: Purchasing seeds from Vlastimil Pilous' seed list
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2015, 06:11:11 PM »
I have paid him safely and conveniently by this method on three occasions now and can confirm that it is safe and hassle-free.

Me too.
Ralph Carpenter near Ashford, Kent, UK. USDA Zone 8 (9 in a good year)

Lewis Potter

  • Jr. Member
  • **
  • Posts: 85
  • Country: england
  • Go Fourth, Work Hard and Smile.
Re: Purchasing seeds from Vlastimil Pilous' seed list
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2015, 06:51:29 PM »
Thanks guys for that. Some of his seeds he has are quite rare upon research.

David Nicholson

  • Hawkeye
  • Journal Access Group
  • Hero Member
  • ******
  • Posts: 13117
  • Country: england
  • Why can't I play like Clapton
Re: Purchasing seeds from Vlastimil Pilous' seed list
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2015, 06:58:22 PM »
It's easy to set up an international bank transfer with online banking using the bank account details (IBAN, etc) that Vlastimil has included on his seed list. I have paid him safely and conveniently by this method on three occasions now and can confirm that it is safe and hassle-free.

My impression has been, in the past, that UK bank charges for this service are quite high?
David Nicholson
in Devon, UK  Zone 9b
"Victims of satire who are overly defensive, who cry "foul" or just winge to high heaven, might take pause and consider what exactly it is that leaves them so sensitive, when they were happy with satire when they were on the side dishing it out"

johnralphcarpenter

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 2639
  • Country: england
  • Plantaholic
Re: Purchasing seeds from Vlastimil Pilous' seed list
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2015, 07:47:02 PM »
Yes, mine charges 10.
Ralph Carpenter near Ashford, Kent, UK. USDA Zone 8 (9 in a good year)

Steve Garvie

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1623
  • Country: scotland
    • Rainbirder's photostream
Re: Purchasing seeds from Vlastimil Pilous' seed list
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2015, 07:58:47 PM »
My impression has been, in the past, that UK bank charges for this service are quite high?

Awww c'mon David!
You surely wouldn't deny a poor banker his bonuses?  :o
WILDLIFE PHOTOSTREAM: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rainbirder/


Steve
West Fife, Scotland.

Diane Whitehead

  • Queen (of) Victoria
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1461
  • Country: ca
Re: Purchasing seeds from Vlastimil Pilous' seed list
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2015, 12:27:21 AM »
It was 20 pounds in Canada when I last checked about ten years ago.
I'm sure it has gone up since.

Thank you to whoever started PayPal.
Diane Whitehead        Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
cool mediterranean climate  warm dry summers, mild wet winters  70 cm rain,   sandy soil

Susan

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Posts: 277
  • Country: nz
  • Shoe Pixie
Re: Purchasing seeds from Vlastimil Pilous' seed list
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2015, 12:43:19 AM »
I agree with Diane, thank goodness for Paypal, it would be much easier for us to get seed from this particular seed list.  I cannot manage any of the options.

In New Zealand my bank has a minimum of $100.00 to be transferred and that is often too much for a seed purchase, plus a fee for being so generous as to allow me to transfer money.   

Susan
Dunedin, New Zealand

Neil

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 621
  • Country: england
  • Hardy Orchid Grower
    • The Hardy Orchid Society
Re: Purchasing seeds from Vlastimil Pilous' seed list
« Reply #9 on: January 10, 2015, 10:16:46 AM »
For transferring money to a bank account in another country  I use this company https://transferwise.com/ charges 0.5% of transaction, with a minimum of 1, fee, much cheaper than a bank and the exchange rate is better.

Interested in Hardy Orchids then join The Hardy Orchid Society
Wanted Hardy Orchid Seed please pm me if you have some that you can spare
Sussex, England, UK Zone 9a

johnw

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 6696
  • Country: 00
  • rhodo-galantho-etc-phile
Re: Purchasing seeds from Vlastimil Pilous' seed list
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2015, 02:20:00 PM »
It was 20 pounds in Canada when I last checked about ten years ago. I'm sure it has gone up since. Thank you to whoever started PayPal.

My bank (BNS) quoted $35 / 20 just a couple of years ago so I mailed cash instead.   Probably not a wise thing to do but preferred that to dealing with unknown companies on the internet who were willing to do transactions, enough horrors to deal with aside from an emptied account.

johnw
John in coastal Nova Scotia

Tony Willis

  • Wandering Star
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 3205
  • Country: england
Re: Purchasing seeds from Vlastimil Pilous' seed list
« Reply #11 on: January 10, 2015, 08:01:14 PM »
My impression has been, in the past, that UK bank charges for this service are quite high?

Surely not a problem on an index linked teachers pension.
Chorley, Lancashire zone 8b

Argentea

  • Newbie
  • *
  • Posts: 9
  • Country: us
Re: Purchasing seeds from Vlastimil Pilous' seed list
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2015, 08:08:45 PM »
I've ordered  from Pilous' seed list also.   I'm a risk taker, I sent cash, as in USD , and it arrived safely. My order was filled, received , and seedlings are germinating as we speak.   To each his own.
Paypal would be easiest, but this vendor does not subscribe. Apple Pay will soon supersede Paypal. This all makes international sales and payments the easiest, and safest. Bitcoin, anyone?
R
« Last Edit: January 10, 2015, 08:32:09 PM by Rick K »
Rick    Kyper

Lesley Cox

  • way down south !
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 16348
  • Country: nz
  • Gardening forever, house work.....whenever!
Re: Purchasing seeds from Vlastimil Pilous' seed list
« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2015, 08:44:38 PM »
Maybe, en masse we could ask Mr Pilous to start with Paypal? If enough people wanted to buy and pay in this way surely it would be worth his while. I've twice bought seed from him, a few years ago now, and had excellent germination and subsequent results but I don't remember how I paid for it.
Lesley Cox - near Dunedin, lower east coast, South Island of New Zealand - Zone 9

johnstephen29

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 1221
  • Country: england
  • Hello from East Lincolnshire
Re: Purchasing seeds from Vlastimil Pilous' seed list
« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2015, 08:57:26 PM »
Hi Lesley I bought from Vlastimil last year and paid by bank transfer, I think my charges were about 10.00. I've already sent in a order for this year, i'll use the site Neil suggested, it sounds a lot cheaper.
John, Toynton St Peter Lincolnshire

 


Scottish Rock Garden Club is a Charity registered with Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR): SC000942
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal