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By Allweedneed
Posts:  63
Joined:  Tue Sep 08, 2015 3:50 am
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I used different accounts to ask him the same question about the Wally.
And i got different answers from him..
This guy is the biggest liar !!
Do not trust his words !!
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By Nancy
Posts:  230
Joined:  Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:23 pm
#247753
Eh yeah....I question his "marketing methods" when he sells a VFT under a cultivar name yet says in his listing, "remember these are seed grown"
Ya can't call a Maroon Monster a Maroon Monster unless it's a cloned division/leaf cutting from a Maroon Monster! Period!
Ok that's my E-bay rant for the day.... :lol:
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By kirakira1
Posts:  161
Joined:  Thu Jul 23, 2015 2:42 pm
#247778
Thanks for this post. I was about to order from this seller. I ordered seeds in the past and most germinated. I will have to wait and see if any were mislabeled

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By Earthy
Posts:  1292
Joined:  Tue Oct 14, 2014 4:58 pm
#247790
Which is one reason I won't buy from Ebay. Unless it's a well-known respectable seller...
By Morpheus
Posts:  234
Joined:  Wed Dec 25, 2013 4:19 am
#247827
ps3isawesome wrote:I wonder if this is Mass
Most users here probably won't recognize that name but it could be him. I know I was just getting into the hobby when all that drama started going on. It certainly sounds like something he would do though

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By dykotah
Posts:  153
Joined:  Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:45 pm
#247834
I recently won a H. Minor from him. It came in today, and I am very happy with it. It was packaged very well and the plant is in great health.
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By sbrooks
Posts:  748
Joined:  Tue May 22, 2012 3:33 pm
#247836
As usual, I am highly confused. I looked up Mass on this forum, and he has no posts. Yet several people seem to be aware of his activity on here. Apparently he has a reputation, even gives away plants on here, all without a single post. "Ghost member, perhaps?" :shock:

OK, I just realized as I hit "Post" that Dykotah won the plant on eBay. But how do people know Mass when Mass has no posts?
By Allweedneed
Posts:  63
Joined:  Tue Sep 08, 2015 3:50 am
#247837
dykotah wrote:I recently won a H. Minor from him. It came in today, and I am very happy with it. It was packaged very well and the plant is in great health.
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It looks good.
Just don't get his venus flytraps.
He has been selling a bunch of fake cultivars.
By dykotah
Posts:  153
Joined:  Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:45 pm
#247838
I have noticed. Maybe he is confused? It would be unlikely given his knowledge on how to grow the plants he is selling. However, there may be a slim chance.

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By Nancy
Posts:  230
Joined:  Tue Aug 27, 2013 4:23 pm
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Allweedneed wrote:
dykotah wrote:I recently won a H. Minor from him. It came in today, and I am very happy with it. It was packaged very well and the plant is in great health.
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It looks good.
Just don't get his venus flytraps.
He has been selling a bunch of fake cultivars.
His ceph's look good too. I mean a ceph is a ceph and looks like a ceph lol.
Personally I think what he does is this; a seed grown VFT turns out to be a red leafed/trap plant that he knows the parentage came from a pollination combo of different VFT including Maroon Monster. So he goes by how the seed grown "looks" to label it a cultivar name to draw buyers into bidding.

Is it ethical? Nope but I'm betting uninformed buyers fall for it and think they're buying a "true" Maroon Monster cultivar. Sad, shameful and gives ebay a bad name.
By cbennett4041
Posts:  489
Joined:  Thu Aug 05, 2010 5:22 am
#247857
After a bit of easy research I found that the eBay seller fingers001 is located in Virginia. Travis "Mass" Kotke is located in Michigan. I deduce they are not the same.

I prepose that we restrain our propendancy to libel with limited information. OP's original assertion is concerning, but the seller in question has near 100% feedback and evidently successfully completed transactions with members here. Innocent in my esteem, though perhaps misguided or commercially slanted.

Kotke, a.k.a. Mass, earned a reputation for shady dealings on other carnivorous plant and arachnid forums. He even hosed several on Facebook evidently. Either way, definitely not fingers001.
By Mufasa
Posts:  858
Joined:  Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:45 am
#247864
Just a little contribution... i know a couple sellers in AUS who raise plants from seed, find the seedlings most like the parents, and sell them as the cultivar name, with a message in the comments saying "this is seed grown"
it's mainly because it's just so costly to import cultivars into australia... it's a little misleading, but i think it's the best we could get.

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