Posted: 07/02/2016 at 17:06
I think most people give the benefit of the doubt when they get something that wasn't up to a reasonable standard. People really don't like to complain. What I am thinking of is a way for people to see if there are lots of instances of seeds, or plants, arriving in a sorry state. If it does happen a lot, then the distributor or the supplier needs to be informed that there is a problem, even if it is with the postal service.
I'm sure, for example, that any magazine supplying free seeds wants to know if they are arriving in good condition, because if they are not, folk will stop being lured by free seed offers and may not bother to buy the magazine again. I know that this is how I think about free offers, if they are no good, my opinion of the product they are supposed to promote drops.
Hey! I'm getting all market forces orientated here! I'll be talking about invisible hands, futures and hedge funds in a minute! The only hedge fund I want anything to do with is saving up for a few nice copper beech trees at the bottom of the garden!