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Old January 31, 2018   #196
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Sure, it wasn't horribly difficult, but, I did have to cross the line into Washington state and go to a US Postal office to get a US money order. We do go over frequently so it was no big deal. However, compare that other US vendors that accept on line payments like Tradewinds or Baker Creek, much easier. Perhaps they don't want to incur the extra cost of on line orders, but I think it would certainly be offset by an increase the volume of their sales.

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Alex, I'm looking at Glenn's 2017 catalog right now and what I see is the following.

For seeds, Roots and Book orders

Shipping and Handling for US seed orders, $3.00 US only

Foreign seed orders ( Canada, add $8 US, other foreign add $10 US/order.

I didn't look at the new site since you had said "over the last several Years".

I don't see anything saying via Money orders at all. And most of my friends in Canada,which are many,keep US cash on hand or can get it from a local bank.

Where have I gone wrong,always a possibility,such as can you have a money order made out to send to Glenn and Linda in US dollars?

Tania sends all over the world, that I know,so does Jeff Casey, but there is one place, has Heritage as part of the name that won't send to the US, so what folks do is to have that place send what they order to someone in Canada,who will then repackage it and send it to the US.

I know part of this is related to Canadian/US Customs, as to shipping anything live, like roots,etc, from US to Canada and having to have a phytosanitary certificate to do so, which is too expensive for any single person to do.

Just trying to be helpful, but maybe not.

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Carolyn,

They insist that orders from Canada be submitted in US funds which is fine, but since they do not have an on line payment option it means going to the bank to get a money order or draft and in today's electronic commercial transaction age it is like asking to use the old rotary phone to make a call. The tellers look at me with puzzlement and anxiety!! It takes ten minutes before they can find the forms and the right person, usually my age, who knows how to fill one out.

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I know there are many, many seed sorces these days with glitzy web sites and pictures...

but I can not give a higher recommendation than Sand Hill Preservation Center.

thank you again for your great service!
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I second that. Sand Hill is a small operation with a huge variety of seed and very reasonable prices. They are generous with the packet sizes as well. It can take longer than online ordering, but given how much they do and the limited resources they're working with I don't mind having to jump through some hoops to place an order. The methodology may be retro, but their products ARE heirlooms. ;+)

I think many of the rare varieties of watermelon and tomatoes I used to hunt for and buy for five bucks a pack at online retailers were probably sourced from SHPC originally. Cutting out the middle man and ordering direct let's me get even more varieties and save money too. If you order seed early it's less likely to be sold out and you'll still get it in plenty of time for planting.. If it is sold out and you can find it at an online retailer it's not hard to guess who bought it.

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I second that. Sand Hill is a small operation with a huge variety od seed and very reasonable prices. They are generous with the packet sizes ae well. It can take longer that online ordering, but given how much they do and the limited resources they're working with I don't mind having to jump through some hoops to place an order. The methodology may be retro, but their products ARE heirlooms. ;+)

I think many of the rare varieties of watermelon and tomatoes I used to hunt for and buy for five bucks a pack at online retailers were probably sourced from SHPC originally. Cutting out the middle man and ordering direct let's me get even more varieties and save money too. If you order seed early it's less likely to be sold out and you'll still get it in plenty of time for planting.. If it is sold out and you can find it at an online retailer it's not hard to guess who bought it.
For many years Glenn was the Curator for SSE of melons and squash and cucurbits, etc.,and that's why he lists so many of those types.

But I'm glad I read this thread now and here's why.

Glenn's wife Linda had a really horrible medical experience recently,this is not the place for me to go into detail.And Linda is the one who is in charge of the computer.

It's been several months now that she has been transferred from one hospital to another, right now I don't know if she's even home now, so I must either call their private # or better, send an e-mail to Glenn,his personal e-mail.

Obviously he's back teaching now at the local HS, so I MUST contact him to get updated.

We've known each other for several decades.

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Glenn posted about two weeks ago that things may be improving for Linda. It has been a terribly rough ride for them, so it was great to hear that.



https://www.sandhillpreservation.com...year-in-review (their news page).
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Glenn posted about two weeks ago that things may be improving for Linda. It has been a terribly rough ride for them, so it was great to hear that.



https://www.sandhillpreservation.com...year-in-review (their news page).
Thanks so much for that update,but I'm still going to contact Glenn at the school where he teaches.After all I've known both of them for many decades.

And I totally forgot that I had the newest link to Sandhill in my faves.

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Thanks so much for that update,but I'm still going to contact Glenn at the school where he teaches.After all I've known both of them for many decades.

And I totally forgot that I had the newest link to Sandhill in my faves.

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I'm very much back in touch with Glenn and thanks to George from OK who Pmed me with some information on how to reach him. Linda is not yet back home, but hopefully by next Friday, and that's as far as i think I should go in public.

I would only like to say that I hope many of you reading this will continue to buy seeds from Glenn when things settle down, since they have many bills to pay and I know I will continue to send him, well Shawn will since with few exceptions I sent all of my seeds to Shawn for our seed offer here last Spring, many new varieties I know he doesn't have.

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