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Bcp order

by cellsmicrobes » Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:31 pm

Welp, shop for bcp is open again. I have a lot of work so I prob won’t be able to lead, but I can participate. Anyone willing to join?

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Re: Bcp order

by ilovedrosera » Sun Sep 15, 2019 11:24 pm

How does this work? I have a bcp order that I can’t pay for.

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Re: Bcp order

by Coco » Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:01 am

This is something that I'll be up for.

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Re: Bcp order

by ilovedrosera » Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:06 am

I have learned. I’ll join!

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Re: Bcp order

by mcgrumpers » Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:14 am

Awesome! Though I wouldn't be able to lead, I'd happily participate.

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Re: Bcp order

by Coco » Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:06 pm

Four participants so far! Besides a leader with a permit, how many more do we need?

(Also, if this group order doesn't go through, I'll obtain an import permit and spend the necessary time to plan and co-ordinate everything. But that won't be until I'm done with college, which will be next year.)

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Re: Bcp order

by ilovedrosera » Wed Sep 18, 2019 10:26 pm

I don’t actually know how this works. Can somebody explain. As long as I don’t have to pay too much, I’ll stay in.

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Re: Bcp order

by Coco » Thu Sep 19, 2019 12:28 am

ilovedrosera wrote:I don’t actually know how this works. Can somebody explain. As long as I don’t have to pay too much, I’ll stay in.

The gist of it as said by a forum moderator named Hollyhock, "The leader also has to coordinate with BCP. The leader has to combine the orders and convert the currency from euros to dollars. The leader has to collect the payment from each participant. The leader has to follow up on the order. The leader has to sort each order once delivered and figure out shipping charges for each person.. just a few things that leader of a group order will do."

The whole point of getting a group is to reduce shipping/permit costs as everyone contributes depending on how many there are.

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Re: Bcp order

by ilovedrosera » Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:22 am

So how much do I have to pay? I don’t want to be a leader, but I still want to participate.

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Re: Bcp order

by Jeeper » Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:21 pm

It depends on the size of the order what the cost will be.

Things that affect price:

Total cost of the ordered plants in EUR
Phyto Certificate ~30EUR
EMS (~70EUR) shipping divided by #of participants in group
You need to send Kamil the payment through paypal and therefore the paypal fees for currency exchange US$ to EUR. (This fee gets bigger the larger the total cost is)
Shipping from Group leader to you for your plants.

This can be an expensive game to play, sensitive plants can show up dead, packages can sometimes get lost, etc...

I'll say that you need to be 100% in or not do it at all, once the order is placed, you owe money, you cannot back out or you will burn bridges with many people.

With that out of the way, I've enjoyed every BCP order I've been apart of with my group of friends. You get a chance to order some pretty cool and unique stuff, I've been hoarding a bunch of BCP stuff trying to grow it out, but I think this spring I need to start building a greenhouse so I'll probably be having a big sale...
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Re: Bcp order

by SEWinans » Thu Sep 19, 2019 8:35 pm

Honestly it’s very stressful to be the “leader.” A couple of years ago our package took weeks to arrive. I literally lost sleep. Now I only place solo orders or maybe grab one other person to split shipping with. It’s also illegal to use your permit to import plants for other people. I purchased CITES paperwork so that it was legal for me to do so.

Also be prepared to spend some decent $$ to have the package shipped from the inspection station to the leader’s home if you have a sizable order. It’s dependent on size/weight of package and you don’t find out the cost until the shipment arrives. Ours was a lot!!! If I remember correctly we had 18 people and it cost nearly $200 for FedEx to bring the package to my house from the USDA inspection station that’s located roughly 3.5 hours from my house.

Remember to obtain the dimensions of the package before BCP ships. You must know length, width, height, weight, and estimated value to create a shipping label through Fedex. You must fill it out so that the inspection station of your choice (will be designated on your green/yellow labels) is the sender and you’re the recipient. Email that label to BCP and they must include it inside of the parcel or your package will be stranded at the inspection station.

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Re: Bcp order

by ilovedrosera » Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:32 pm

I want tubers, bout I don’t want them that badly. I’m out!

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Re: Bcp order

by Coco » Fri Sep 20, 2019 1:43 am

In that case, if there's not enough interest by next year when I obtain one I'll just go solo then.

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Re: Bcp order

by ilovedrosera » Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:54 pm

Ok.

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Re: Bcp order

by mcgrumpers » Mon Oct 07, 2019 6:02 pm

Randomly ended up looking at BCPs website this weekend... They have so many awesome plants that are not available in the US :!:

Is there any more interest in a group order?

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