A reminder ... this topic was started by a new member to TeaChat who asked about a few vendors (not including Yuuki-Cha).
Shall we just post our positive experiences?
Don't get me wrong, I am all for posting positives. I have said this numerous times, but then there is the case that cannot be ignored due to the seriousness and repeating and flagrantly intentional nature of it.
AdamMY wrote:I understand that people have had positive experiences with Yuuki-cha, and yes they do have the right to talk up Yuuki-cha's products. But in short consider the following question.
Would you want to order from a vendor that is willing to black list you, not tell you why, and engage in questionable if not illegal activity simply because you were honest about how you felt about a certain batch of tea/teas that they carried?
In short Chip was honest about how he felt about the teas, and then blacklisted, and never received contact from the owner again, even though Chip himself was more than happy to keep ordering from the vendor.
I know I have had teas from some of my favorite vendors that I was not too happy with, as I am sure many others have. I think I have even voiced my opinion on some of these teas openly on the forum or on my blog. If the vendor wants to hold a grudge that is their issue, but to hold someones money for a month with no contact and what we can only assume is no intention of shipping product is something I do not think anyone on this forum would ever want that to happen to them.
Thanks Adam, you grasp the gravity of the situation.
What is next, we are afraid to express ourselves here on TeaChat for fear of retribution? Well, guess what, it has already happened.
Tead Off wrote:In everyone's best interest, I would like to suggest to Chip that it may be time to move on from this 'incident'. I don't think it's in anyone's best interest to continue this as it's a personal issue that is not shared by the 'many'. No resolution will come out of this. None has come out of this so why not put this to rest and allow buyers to make up their own minds. Why create more negative feelings?
I am sorry Tead Off, but I could not disagree with you more. I feel it is in everyone's best interests that I continue ... especially for newer members or those newer to Japanese teas.
Simply because my experience was not the popular one does not negate it in the least. I would not buy into the "well they did not screw me over, so I will just pretend that incident did not happen. He should keep quiet about that and only talk about positive experiences." I am glad this has not happened to anyone else, perhaps because of my postings.
And remember, the OP asked for opinions. The severity warrants warnings. In new members' best interests who have not read my experiences, I will continue to post the link, which is all I did initially.
This is not a vendetta, this is a warning that continues because to this day this vendor has not made things right. I will continue to post the link ... sans comment ... unless there is an argument offered.
The warning continues because this vendor could repeat a past series of negative actions. They did it once, who is to say they would not repeat it. It continues at least until they acknowledge the wrongfulness of their actions via contact to me directly.
My suggestion is for seasoned members to ignore my link postings. And yeah, stick to the positives.