Bananas.org

Welcome to the Bananas.org forums.

You're currently viewing our message boards as a guest which gives you limited access to participate in discussions and access our other features such as our wiki and photo gallery. By joining our community, you'll have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload photos, and access many other special features. Registration is fast and simple, so please join our community today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.

Go Back   Bananas.org > Banana Forum > Main Banana Discussion
The Facebook Platform
Register Photo Gallery Classifieds Wiki Chat Map Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Main Banana Discussion This is where we discuss our banana collections; tips on growing bananas, tips on harvesting bananas, sharing our banana photos and stories.


Members currently in the chatroom: 0
The most chatters online in one day was 17, 09-06-2009.
No one is currently using the chat.

Reply   Email this Page Email this Page
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 06-02-2012, 08:46 PM   #21 (permalink)
 
raggedyredhead's Avatar
 
Location: Woodbridge NJ
Zone: zone7
Name: raggedy
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 252
BananaBucks : 26,214
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 27 Times
Was Thanked 127 Times in 73 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 29 Times
Default Re: Oasis Tropical Plants and Trees, is a joke of a company

Hey everyone, I checked out feedback 17 negatives. In red letters it says
No longer a ebay member". I bought from them and plants were sick. It's a miracle they survived. Still very small but, alive. I see they're still on google search, but I won't be foooled again.
Raggedy
raggedyredhead is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To raggedyredhead
Said thanks:
Old 06-02-2012, 09:15 PM   #22 (permalink)
Commercial Grower
 
PR-Giants's Avatar
 
Location: Florida & Greater Antilles
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 3,758
BananaBucks : 11,669
Feedback: 14 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 2,635 Times
Was Thanked 10,104 Times in 2,880 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 2,546 Times
Default Re: Oasis Tropical Plants and Trees, is a joke of a company

I'm not trying to be cynical, but this might turn into a new buellracing01 saga.
__________________

Growing bananas in CA, CO, CT, FL, OH, MA, MI, NH, NY, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and PR since the 1960's.



PR-Giants Photo Gallery




"Brazilian. The fruit is subacid and of poor quality; it has little to recommend it as a dessert banana, and its acceptance in Hawaii seems to be a good example of the power of need and habit in influencing the demands of a market." - Norman Simmonds - Musa Hall of Fame





PR-Giants is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To PR-Giants
Said thanks:
Old 06-02-2012, 09:55 PM   #23 (permalink)
 
raggedyredhead's Avatar
 
Location: Woodbridge NJ
Zone: zone7
Name: raggedy
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 252
BananaBucks : 26,214
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 27 Times
Was Thanked 127 Times in 73 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 29 Times
Default Re: Oasis Tropical Plants and Trees, is a joke of a company

Quote:
Originally Posted by PR-Giants View Post
I'm not trying to be cynical, but this might turn into a new buellracing01 saga.
Hi, been down that road before! check out those posts, if you haven't already
raggedyredhead is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To raggedyredhead
Said thanks:
Old 06-27-2012, 11:00 PM   #24 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1
BananaBucks : 255
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 0 Times
Was Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 0 Times
Default Re: Oasis Tropical Plants and Trees, is a joke of a company

Does anyone know where Tropical Plants and Trees is located? I'd like to pay them a visit and get my money back. they never delivered.
jmdoyleme is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To jmdoyleme
Said thanks:
Old 06-28-2012, 04:17 PM   #25 (permalink)
Northern Tropics
 
sandy0225's Avatar
 
Location: Muncie, Indiana zone 5
Zone: zone 5
Name: Sandy
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 1,717
BananaBucks : 232,180
Feedback: 31 / 97%
Said "Thanks" 38 Times
Was Thanked 1,782 Times in 681 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 9 Times
Default Re: Oasis Tropical Plants and Trees, is a joke of a company

I don't know why they would never send them, that is bad. But at my own online store, I hold the orders until usually April and May and send them unless you are down south where the weather is ok to plant them, and it's warm enough to ship them. If someone e-mailed me and wanted them right away, I'd explain why I couldn't if it was too cold or the plants were still to small or something like that.
I do always have a million things to say on my ads though. I kind of thought the more information, the better, so people could make an informed choice.
__________________
Sandy Burrell



Northern Tropics Greenhouse
1501 East Fuson Road
Muncie, IN 47302
www.northerntropics.com


specializing in bananas, heirloom tomatoes and water gardening plants~
check out our new online store at our website!
sandy0225 is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To sandy0225
Old 07-17-2012, 01:29 PM   #26 (permalink)
 
sunfish's Avatar
 
Location: San Diego
Zone: 9-11
Name: Tony
Join Date: Apr 2008
Posts: 18,426
BananaBucks : 225
Feedback: 8 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 3,209 Times
Was Thanked 20,105 Times in 7,712 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 2,716 Times
Default Re: Oasis Tropical Plants and Trees, is a joke of a company

BANANA PLANTS On Sale Now
Huge Selection, Great Prices Rare and Hard to Find Varieties

oasistropicalplantsandtrees4u.com Pop up add on the Org.
__________________
,Thanks
sunfish is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To sunfish
Said thanks:
Old 07-17-2012, 09:34 PM   #27 (permalink)
 
raggedyredhead's Avatar
 
Location: Woodbridge NJ
Zone: zone7
Name: raggedy
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 252
BananaBucks : 26,214
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 27 Times
Was Thanked 127 Times in 73 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 29 Times
Default Re: Oasis Tropical Plants and Trees, is a joke of a company

Quote:
Originally Posted by sunfish View Post
BANANA PLANTS On Sale Now
Huge Selection, Great Prices Rare and Hard to Find Varieties

oasistropicalplantsandtrees4u.com Pop up add on the Org.
Not only did I get sickly plants, turns out they're musa zebrina instead of thai blk. Realized this when the pattern of the leaves developed. I have thai and know what they should look like. Total ripoff artist. Beware!!!
raggedyredhead is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To raggedyredhead
Said thanks:
Old 07-18-2012, 03:00 PM   #28 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 3
BananaBucks : 314
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 0 Times
Was Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 0 Times
Default Re: Oasis Tropical Plants and Trees, is a joke of a company

I recently ordered plant and have not received my purchase nor did they respond to my request to cancel my order. At this point, i have filed a dispute with my credit card company, and will report them to BBB and the FBI for interstate commerce fraud.
bouapha is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To bouapha
Said thanks:
Old 07-18-2012, 03:03 PM   #29 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 3
BananaBucks : 314
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 0 Times
Was Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 0 Times
Default Re: Oasis Tropical Plants and Trees, is a joke of a company

Their phone number is based out of Michigan, yet the website says that they're a Florida company.
bouapha is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To bouapha
Said thanks:
Old 07-19-2012, 09:05 AM   #30 (permalink)
Commercial Grower
 
PR-Giants's Avatar
 
Location: Florida & Greater Antilles
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 3,758
BananaBucks : 11,669
Feedback: 14 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 2,635 Times
Was Thanked 10,104 Times in 2,880 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 2,546 Times
Default Re: Oasis Tropical Plants and Trees, is a joke of a company

Quote:
Originally Posted by sunfish View Post
BANANA PLANTS On Sale Now
Huge Selection, Great Prices Rare and Hard to Find Varieties
BANANA PLANTS On Sale Now

Huge Selection, if not in inventory we'll change the label
Great Prices, double what you can pay elsewhere
Rarely do we ever ship
and Hard to Find after we have your money.
__________________

Growing bananas in CA, CO, CT, FL, OH, MA, MI, NH, NY, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and PR since the 1960's.



PR-Giants Photo Gallery




"Brazilian. The fruit is subacid and of poor quality; it has little to recommend it as a dessert banana, and its acceptance in Hawaii seems to be a good example of the power of need and habit in influencing the demands of a market." - Norman Simmonds - Musa Hall of Fame





PR-Giants is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To PR-Giants
Old 08-10-2012, 04:50 PM   #31 (permalink)
 
homegrown's Avatar
 
Location: San Diego
Zone: 9-10
Name: homegrown
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 1
BananaBucks : 177
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 0 Times
Was Thanked 2 Times in 1 Post
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 0 Times
Default Re: Oasis Tropical Plants and Trees, is a joke of a company

Quote:
Originally Posted by bouapha View Post
I recently ordered plant and have not received my purchase nor did they respond to my request to cancel my order. At this point, i have filed a dispute with my credit card company, and will report them to BBB and the FBI for interstate commerce fraud.
Hello Everyone,
My first Bananas post - though long-time reader. I managed to get my money back thru PayPal after going through a lot of similar excuses as to why my order hadn't come.
Avoid these guys.
- homegrown

Last edited by homegrown : 08-12-2012 at 02:37 PM.
homegrown is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To homegrown
Said thanks:

Join Bananas.org Today!

Are you a banana plant enthusiast? Then we hope you will join the community. You will gain access to post, create threads, private message, upload images, join groups and more.

Bananas.org is owned and operated by fellow banana plant enthusiasts. We strive to offer a non-commercial community to learn and share information. Receive all three issues from Volume 1 of Bananas Magazine with your membership:
   

Join Bananas.org Today! - Click Here


Sponsors

Old 08-10-2012, 09:15 PM   #32 (permalink)
Yug
 
Yug's Avatar
 
Location: Hawaii
Zone: 10-11
Name: Knobby D. Holme
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 1,478
BananaBucks : 29,306
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 3,821 Times
Was Thanked 1,345 Times in 600 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 303 Times
Default Re: Oasis Tropical Plants and Trees, is a joke of a company

Quote:
Originally Posted by bouapha View Post
I recently ordered plant and have not received my purchase nor did they respond to my request to cancel my order. At this point, i have filed a dispute with my credit card company, and will report them to BBB and the FBI for interstate commerce fraud.
Beware the BBB, too. I've seen them list bad companies as NOT being bad, as long as they are generous BBB donors/members.
Yug is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To Yug
Said thanks:
Old 08-11-2012, 10:16 AM   #33 (permalink)
Howboutcha!
 
TommyMacLuckie's Avatar
 
Location: Mandeville, Louisiana
Zone: 8B
Name: Tommy
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 427
BananaBucks : 136,936
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 7 Times
Was Thanked 369 Times in 199 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 1 Times
Default Re: Oasis Tropical Plants and Trees, is a joke of a company

Funny how there are TyTy "nurseries" in other places.
TommyMacLuckie is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To TommyMacLuckie
Said thanks:
Old 08-11-2012, 10:17 AM   #34 (permalink)
Howboutcha!
 
TommyMacLuckie's Avatar
 
Location: Mandeville, Louisiana
Zone: 8B
Name: Tommy
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 427
BananaBucks : 136,936
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 7 Times
Was Thanked 369 Times in 199 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 1 Times
Default Re: Oasis Tropical Plants and Trees, is a joke of a company

Perhaps you should go here and give them some info:

Oasis Tropical Plants and Trees Business Review in Spring Hill, FL - West Coast Florida BBB
TommyMacLuckie is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To TommyMacLuckie
Said thanks:
Old 08-20-2012, 09:57 AM   #35 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 1
BananaBucks : 213
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 0 Times
Was Thanked 1 Time in 1 Post
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 0 Times
Default Re: Oasis Tropical Plants and Trees, is a joke of a company

I did file a BBB complaint against this company! After many non response e-mails fromm BBB regarding the company (BBB did not get responses) I finally got one From BBB that Oasis did respond: Apparently Their attorney was concerned that from my "threats" the office staff was scared of me. This is funny because I have never once talked to a live person at the company. Now Oasis is trying to get BBB to cease and desist and further action on my behalf. May 4, 2012 Tree order date....Still no trees or Refund
slapshotclub2 is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To slapshotclub2
Said thanks:
Sponsors

Old 08-20-2012, 01:12 PM   #36 (permalink)
Commercial Grower
 
PR-Giants's Avatar
 
Location: Florida & Greater Antilles
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 3,758
BananaBucks : 11,669
Feedback: 14 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 2,635 Times
Was Thanked 10,104 Times in 2,880 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 2,546 Times
Default Re: Oasis Tropical Plants and Trees, is a joke of a company

Quote:
Originally Posted by TommyMacLuckie View Post
I saw a small family run nursery located in Valdosta Georgia selling banana plants on eBay, "Funny Farm Herbs" or "sgabird" they also ship from Spring Hill Florida.

Item location: Spring Hill, Florida, United States
__________________

Growing bananas in CA, CO, CT, FL, OH, MA, MI, NH, NY, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and PR since the 1960's.



PR-Giants Photo Gallery




"Brazilian. The fruit is subacid and of poor quality; it has little to recommend it as a dessert banana, and its acceptance in Hawaii seems to be a good example of the power of need and habit in influencing the demands of a market." - Norman Simmonds - Musa Hall of Fame





PR-Giants is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To PR-Giants
Said thanks:
Old 08-20-2012, 08:29 PM   #37 (permalink)
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 3
BananaBucks : 314
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 0 Times
Was Thanked 3 Times in 3 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 0 Times
Default Re: Oasis Tropical Plants and Trees, is a joke of a company

After two months of email and calling Oasis, my credit card company and BBB, they finally issued my refund. I would highly encourage those who have not received their plants or refund to file a complaint with BBB and Florida's Attorney General. I don't think they are a real company. Here is the response Oasis' attorney sent to BBB regarding my complaint:


Hello Ms. McDade,
I have to believe we have already dealt with you before, but for our legal records my name is Attorney Anthony Johnson and I work within this company for any legal matters. Again, I am responding to another one of your issues raised by one of our prior customers. Ms. Toommaly was well informed that the item she ordered was NOT promised at any certain date. The particular tree ordered from my client was to be shipped and delivered by July 30/2012. Our client makes it extremely clear on their website that some items will be shipped when they are at the proper age and size. It is also is made very clear on the website about the customer being totally responsible to understand our clients shipping policies. If the customer has neglected to read any of the information, that should not rest upon our clients company. The information that Ms. Toomaly has forwarded to you is false and shall be proven in a court of law if necessary. The BBB is there for both business and consumer and this matter should be treated as such, and you may want to strongly consider any further damaging comments or derogatory statements from your client. In addition, any derogatory and false statements posted on the BBB website in regards to our clients company or the any ratings posted on said website will also be disputed to the fullest extent of the law. Again, let this message serve as a "Cease and Desist" in regards to this complaint. If you have any other questions just email us at any time forwarded to me, their representing attorney.

Anthony Johnson - Attorney at Law
bouapha is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To bouapha
Said thanks:
Old 08-21-2012, 06:07 AM   #38 (permalink)
 
Zone: Georgia 8b
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 404
BananaBucks : 68,168
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 3 Times
Was Thanked 378 Times in 197 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 51 Times
Default Re: Oasis Tropical Plants and Trees, is a joke of a company

Quote:
Originally Posted by PR-Giants View Post
I saw a small family run nursery located in Valdosta Georgia selling banana plants on eBay, "Funny Farm Herbs" or "sgabird" . . .
What is scary about that is Ty-Ty is just outside of Valdosta.
__________________
Thinking outside the peel always.
RandyGHO is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To RandyGHO
Said thanks:
Old 08-22-2012, 03:15 PM   #39 (permalink)
Commercial Grower
 
PR-Giants's Avatar
 
Location: Florida & Greater Antilles
Join Date: Feb 2012
Posts: 3,758
BananaBucks : 11,669
Feedback: 14 / 100%
Said "Thanks" 2,635 Times
Was Thanked 10,104 Times in 2,880 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 2,546 Times
Default Re: Oasis Tropical Plants and Trees, is a joke of a company

Thanks Randy.
After reading what you wrote, I called eBay to ask a few questions about Oasis & SGABirds.
eBay actually suspended the account of Oasis and the first appeal to reopen was denied.
eBay also said that they can see a link between sgabird and oasis.
A report was filed to close the account of sgabird.
I did not make any request, I merely informed eBay that they both shipped from Spring Hill Florida.
__________________

Growing bananas in CA, CO, CT, FL, OH, MA, MI, NH, NY, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, and PR since the 1960's.



PR-Giants Photo Gallery




"Brazilian. The fruit is subacid and of poor quality; it has little to recommend it as a dessert banana, and its acceptance in Hawaii seems to be a good example of the power of need and habit in influencing the demands of a market." - Norman Simmonds - Musa Hall of Fame





PR-Giants is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To PR-Giants
Said thanks:
Old 09-19-2012, 01:58 PM   #40 (permalink)
 
DancingWind's Avatar
 
Location: Buckeye, AZ
Zone: 9
Name: DancingWind
Join Date: Sep 2012
Posts: 6
BananaBucks : 820
Feedback: 0 / 0%
Said "Thanks" 9 Times
Was Thanked 5 Times in 3 Posts
Said "Welcome to Bananas" 0 Times
Send a message via Skype™ to DancingWind
Pinwheel Re: Oasis Tropical Plants and Trees, is a joke of a company

Hi Bananas! I found your site to late, after I already ordered my banana plants from Oasis Tropical Plants and Trees. THEY ARE SCAM! NEVER BUY ANYTHING FROM THAT SITE EVER! I ordered four of banana plants from them only because the site was more colorful and huge choice of different varieties than Florida Hills Nursery. I wish I would make the other choice. Anyway, after two weeks after my order I started worrying where is my order. I emailed them:
________________________
This is my third email to you!!! I have ordered four banana plants from your site on August 9 and no response or any
information about it. What's going on??? I am wondering where is my order and when it is going to be shipped to me?
Your email says :

Shipping times during the busy season can range from 3 to 15 business days

It is already more than 15 days since I ordered my plans and I don't have any shipping/tracking or any other information
about my order and nobody contacts me. What kind of customer service are you ?!

If you wont sent me any reply, I want my money back and I am not going to have any business with you!
_____________________________
and got a reply:

Hi Tanya,
This is the first email that I received from you, so, you were not being ignored.We receive hundreds of emails a day and sometimes the emails get lost, spam, whatever, I am sure you already know. Anyways, you should receive an email update from us within the next few hours, and your order will be going out. You will also receive an email update with the USPS confirmation and tracking # in the next 24 to 48 hours. Please email me in return when you receive this message so I know for sure you got it.
Best regards,

Kim

Kimberly Rodriguez - Customer Service Manager

__________________________________________
Hi Tanya,
I just contacted the Operations Manager about your order. It was marked as picked up and shipped by the USPS. On the 15th and 16th of August the USPS mixed up 25 or so orders and your order was part of that mess. I thought something was not right because our shipping times are normally between 5 to 10 business days at the most. That was the big flag. Unfortunately, your order was part of that mess. We have since been correcting the problem and everything is o.k. So, I needed to update you on the issue. Also, we are clearing out all of our herb and spice plants, Ivy's, and some flowers. So if you would like to go to the "Herb and Spice plants" and "Various Flowers and Plants" sections and send me a list of any you are interested in. I will check the stock and will send you some for free with your order. Let me know.

Kim
__________________
And that was the end of the communication with them. The answering machine picks their telephone calls and nobody return my emails. Today we contacted PayPal and the guy are working on them. The PayPal guy said they have to options for the "company" : or they return my money, or send me the order. OR... PayPal returns our money back and will get the money from the "company" later.

You have 45 days to act, that's what those freaks are counting on. Again: NEVER BUY ANYTHING FROM THEM, EVER!!!
Thank you, Bananas!!!
DancingWind is offline   Reply With Quote Send A Private Message To DancingWind
Said thanks:
Reply   Email this Page Email this Page

Previous Thread: TREC taste test
Next Thread: Dwarf Namwah vs. Ice Cream





Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tropical Looking Plants for Zone 6 chrisltropical Other Plants 19 10-18-2009 06:58 PM
Potted Tropical Fruit Trees Person123 Other Plants 43 05-23-2008 03:09 PM
tropical plants mskitty38583 Other Plants 0 12-08-2007 09:32 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:35 AM.





Follow us:
Twitter YouTube

All content © Bananas.org & the respective author.