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I wrote him an email but no response....

I have moved house since I placed my order last year... I know he is very busy because he is now sending out the last year's order (incl me) but maybe he is sending to my old address...

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I have sent 2 separate email to him last month, no respond. I don't know. I will just keep waiting..

But for your case, as mentioned in other thread, when your order is ready he will send you notification email before shipping.


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I also have moved
I also sent a pm
Now I, WE wait ✌👷
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I have also written emails to James and had no response.... I also wanted to correct the address because we moved. He originally would answer emails .... sure hope nothing bad has happened !!
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And I'd like to make a change in the shipping sinve I have a lot of problems with the Priority Mail. I'd rather stick with First Class...
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In the email James sent folks that he planned to ship a couple weeks ago. He asked if shipping address was still same and had you verify.  You should have the opportunity to change address
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Relax, we had another delay. looks like late spring for most.
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Yes he broke his toe
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Really though, answering emails should be all you can do in that case.
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In the email James sent folks that he planned to ship a couple weeks ago. He asked if shipping address was still same and had you verify.  You should have the opportunity to change address


For me he didn't send any message.

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Not many got an email yet,  but if he does as he said, he will email prior to shipping.  It should be roughly in order that orders were placed assuming cultivars you ordered are ready. I have no idea which of my trees are set to ship.

Here is the text of email, but then he had another delay and the ship did not happen.

Hello fellow fig collectors :)

If you are receiving this email, then fig trees are ready to be shipped to you this week!  In order to help delivery go smoothly, please respond with the following answers:

1) Is this a good time to ship to you?  (we need to make sure your weather is warm enough, that you won't be gone on vacation, etc)

2) What is your current shipping address?  (we need to make sure that the address on file is current and correct)

Thank you all for your patience on this propagation project!

Best regards,
James/GreenFin

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 With 38k views on the subject, which does not include the number of orders through his site that are from people that do not come to f4f, I would imagine his inbox s a nightmare.
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Not many got an email yet,  but if he does as he said, he will email prior to shipping.  It should be roughly in order that orders were placed assuming cultivars you ordered are ready. I have no idea which of my trees are set to ship.

Here is the text of email, but then he had another delay and the ship did not happen.

Hello fellow fig collectors :)

If you are receiving this email, then fig trees are ready to be shipped to you this week!  In order to help delivery go smoothly, please respond with the following answers:

1) Is this a good time to ship to you?  (we need to make sure your weather is warm enough, that you won't be gone on vacation, etc)

2) What is your current shipping address?  (we need to make sure that the address on file is current and correct)

Thank you all for your patience on this propagation project!

Best regards,
James/GreenFin



I think he sent this email who ordered fig trees from him... But many of us ordered cuttings...

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I think those are for the $7 fig trees first posted.

I have trees and cuttings ordered, no Email.
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I ordered when he first posted about a year ago, no email...but I'm not worried about it. I don't think that he went through all that trouble setting up shop to bail on me. He is just learning how to do things and got in over his head a little, but he is a good guy. He is obviously working hard and I believe he will do the right thing.

I remember I bought cuttings from him and then ordered trees. Cuttings came perfectly and well labeled. I had some improved Celestes cuttings fail, and asked to buy some more. He said don't worry about it and sent me some for free. That is a good guy.

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I too ordered cuttings for this spring. Was hoping to graft some onto my existing fig trees before they wake up. We are a bit warmer here in AZ and all my fig trees have already woken up and leafed out. Hopefully I can get the cuttings and root them instead. It is a bit worrisome when a business doesn't answer emails. But I am gonna trust the previous comments to just wait.
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I'll give it maybe another month to hear someone got their order before cancelling.
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Actually I am not blaming him for anything...
But I'd like to make a change to my order...

If he just sends out without any confirmation it will be a problem...

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I think we all knew it would be a risk ordering, with so many orders coming at such a low price, and him just getting started, enthusiasm from both sides took over. Not too many were stomping there feet and complaining about the price being 'too low'. In the back of my mind I knew there would be issues and I think that if we were all honest with ourselves we knew it when ordering and went ahead anyway, rushing to check off varieties before anyone else did to get our orders first. I'm sure he is up to his eyeballs trying to get this thing going. He has too much invested financially mentally and emotionally to perpetrate anything shady. Does that make it right? No. Does it make it forgivable? Yes.  I'm sure if he read and answered all his emails someone would have to follow him around for suicide watch. I'm sure he's very depressed as any of us would be.  I figure when things warm up, and the buds really start popping in early summer the ball will get rolling. I think grace is in order, alot of grace, over the top grace- why? "For the measure we use, it will be measured unto us".  If we want to be proactive, lets pray, and for the non-religious, send out good thoughts for James and his new fig enterprise.  
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I received a response at the end of January that indicated he would be shipping late March early April.  However, I sent 2 prior emails before he responded to the 3rd.  I sent one March 11 wondering whether he will be able to ship during the timeframe he told me and did not get a response.  I sent one today offering to pick my order up since I live in the general area.  We will see if I get a response.  I think he is probably flooded with emails but it is not a good business practice to not answer emails.  I wish him the best of luck and I personally think he will eventually deliver, so I will wait.  
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I agree with all that has been said, good and bad. I knew what I was getting myself into when I placed two LARGE orders last year and paid for them up front. With that being said, I have emailed him several times also (and not one after the other, but several months in between) and have not heard from him. I agree that the least he could do would be to answer emails from those who have placed orders but I know that he is over his head and so I wait. I hope I don't have to wait too long - it is super hot here in Texas and I don't want my cuttings to dry up before I attempt to root them. I patiently wait:(
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When you say that you knew what you were getting into, you expected a nearly two year delay? With little to nothing in regards to communication? I hope all works out for you, but looking at the comments, most did not anticipate this circus.
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I think the delay is not the problem, it's the lack of clear communication.
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I too ordered cuttings for this spring. Was hoping to graft some onto my existing fig trees before they wake up. We are a bit warmer here in AZ and all my fig trees have already woken up and leafed out. Hopefully I can get the cuttings and root them instead.


I have stone fruit, and you wait till they leaf out to graft. I want to graft figs this spring too, and have been waiting for my figs to wake up. I can do it when dormant? Would it not be better to do when bark is slipping?

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Drew, the sap has to be flowing, before you can graft figs, or anything else for that matter.
It's the scion that has to be dormant.  You can graft figs almost any time during the season.

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OK, that is what I thought, thanks.
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Drew, the sap has to be flowing, before you can graft figs, or anything else for that matter.
It's the scion that has to be dormant.  You can graft figs almost any time during the season.

 

Thank you so much for clarifying. This is my first year grafting, so still lots to learn. :-)

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I placed an order last Oct, so I guess I shouldn't feel as disappointed as some folks who placed large orders with this guy over a year ago.

My question is...Has anyone received an order yet?


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No...
But the main problem is the lack of communication.
Many of us want to make changes... Some moved house etc..

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No...
But the main problem is the lack of communication.
Many of us want to make changes... Some moved house etc..
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