solid dude indeed! He sent me some gigantic corms that weighed perhaps 30 lbs, and as you can see below, they're growing! His prices are reasonable, and I'd buy from him again. Plus, seeing his posts of these plants producing fruit helps assure the buyer that he is distributing the real deal.
Praying hands rooted, and starting to push out some new growth:
Thank you merce3, very happy with the corms you sent me!