I would have to back up a carnivorous plant store too. They might have been bad when you bought from them matt, what did you get?
I just looked at my order that I placed with them on 3/1/2008, here's the invoice:
1 dio17-1 Pink Venus - $6.99
1 dio03-1 Red Dragon - $3.99
1 sar07-3 leucophylla typical - $6.25
1 dro38-2 intermedia large form - $7.95
1 sar97-1 x Daniel Rudd - $11.95
with shipping it was almost $50.
Out of those plants, the Pink Venus, Red Dragon an Drosera intermedia died. Those are the only plants I've had die on me. They were puny plants that should have never been sold. That's why I gave them the bad review. The typical leucophylla is still struggling. It wasn't a very large plant either. The Daniel Rudd is a very nice plant. 1 for 5 is bad in my book, especially when I spent $50. This was the first order of carnivorous plants that I made online and I was utterly disappointed.
I also had some sort of communication problem with them. My order didn't ship for something like two weeks and finally I emailed them to see why and they said they were waiting for me to clarify something. But they never contacted me to let me know they needed clarification. Poor communication by a retailer is a big no-no in my book.
I also like them because their pricing is extremely fair, actually really cheap.
Yes, I agree that their prices are good, but for the size their plants are, they should be. Everywhere else I've ordered from, the plants are at least twice as large as the ones I got from Dean Cook.
Maybe you should try again .
Now why would I want to do that if I know that there are many other CP sellers out there that have excellent plants?
Get a pygmy sundew haha, they are always great and they are only like 1 dollar. I ordered 3 plants from them once, and it ended up being about 10 dollars including shipping.
Sundews are so easy to grow from seed, I'll probably never order another one of those online unless I can't get my hands on the seed.