They sell the plants, knowing that they will die and that you or half of you will not go for a refund. Plus, the box only
pays the grower for what they sell. If it dies on display or the customer returns it, the BOX does not pay. Couple problems
with this model, many growers refuse to play that way. And those that do, are not too concerned with quality shipped to the
box with the crappy hard deal. See where this goes? Keep in mind that you do not need a freeze to hurt a plant. Stress on
living things is a big deal. So a plant that still looks OK, but has not been cared for properly, is still shocked, and will not
perform at it's best. So, you get growers shipping less than top shelf to a place that does not care for them one way or another. Oh, and the bonus is, the BOX is not cheap any more. Anything that is nice, or supposed to be nice, is real money.
As a high volume independent, I can give you quality and price at the right time. I can give you VALUE and your best chance for success. So competition
wise, they are good, because they make me look better. If you get to the BOX the day of shipment, you have your best shot
at a decent plant.......maybe. 1 day on display, or less, it needs attention, which it will not get. Many times walking through the BOX garden areas, you will find nasty stuff. The biggest problem , I think, is that their model is hard on the industry as a whole in that results are less than ideal for the end user. You know, the customer. How many "brown thumbs"
are actually crappy plant material