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As you will all remember I was 65 on June 27th, I received a box from flying flowers from my sister out in Australia, she sent me a bunch of Dendrobium Orchids for my birthday, I had only had them a couple of days when the died off, I was so upset, I was very naughty and I looked at Flying flowers to see what she had paid, £20 and probally delivery charge also, I decided to email FF and tell them how disappointed I was, I did so and they promised to replace the flowers either last Friday or saturday, no flowers arrived until late Sunday night by a neighbour who lives up the road, she explained that she had been away since Friday and only found the flowers on her return, My OH opened them and they were almost finished, I was very angry and again today I emailed to tell them that they had been left on the wrong doorstep, their reply to me was, our courier delivered them on saturday, I emailed back and said yes I know but to the wrong house, I just want to warn any of you if your use Flying flowers please be aware of what you order, I am still trying to decide wether to tell my sister or not, my OH said not to, but I just don’t want her useing them again, I have attached both lots of flowers for you all to see, I really don’t think these flowers were worth £20.00

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Im sorry your flowers where such a disappointment ,it is always nice to get flowers, but birthday ones are realy special, my daughter sent me some for mothers day one year when she couldnt get home and i said not to tell her that they where nearly dead,but she found out and was angry with me for not telling her, I hope you had a nice birthday ,reguardless of the flowers birthday hugs vabascum

11 Jul, 2011

 

so sorry to hear about your flowers..it's shocking isn't it!!I really don't know how these people say they run a business..let's hope everyone is warned now at least :)

11 Jul, 2011

 

sorry to hear of your disappointment Yorkshire..

11 Jul, 2011

 

Yorkshire I would want to know, afterall if your sister thinks you were pleased with them she could use them again.

11 Jul, 2011

 

thanks everyone, I am so upset, Stroller your right, I am going to email my sister. I think the £20 was outrageous,thanks for your advice,

11 Jul, 2011

 

I think you're right to complain and I would complain again. There are people all over the world who fly exotic flowers as gifts. Perhaps this is a rogue company or they just don't know what they're doing. I think you should tell your sister too...after all, she sent you the flowers to make you happy not to upset you...

11 Jul, 2011

 

sorry about that experience - do look nice though - had a few things happen like that myself

11 Jul, 2011

 

Sorry to hear of your experience Val, it must be very upsetting for you especially when it happened a second tiem, will make sure they are on my black list!

11 Jul, 2011

 

Val: I think you tell your sister the flowers were really nice, but that the experience you had with "Flying Flowers" doesn't warrant using them again. It's really sad when family make a special effort whilst away from home to ensure you have a lovely gift.

11 Jul, 2011

 

I don't think they are worth 20 pounds either! You do right to complain, maybe you could just say to your sister they were nice but didn't last long?

11 Jul, 2011

 

If I'd sent them to a friend or relative, Val, I'd be very disappointed to know the shape they arrived in! Just say they were a gorgeous colour, which is true, but they didnt travel too well! : o )

11 Jul, 2011

 

I agree with Shirley..I think that's a good idea..what a shame though..

11 Jul, 2011

 

I'm sorry you had such a disappointment. Some places are just hopeless. I would want to know if I'd sent someone something like this, but that's how I am. You know your sister best.

12 Jul, 2011

 

That's so disappointing about the flowers ...
should not be delivered to wrong addresses ! :o(((

12 Jul, 2011

 

Thanks for your comments/advice, I am going to mail my sister and explain to her, I just don't want her wasting money with Flying Flowers,

12 Jul, 2011

 

I've used Interflora both whilst living in Gran Canaria and UK and have always been impressed with them. I always use the internet and have had flowers sent to several part of the UK using different florist and I don't know of any of my family and friends being disappointed with their flowers.

I should be disappointed if they have been and not told me. I don't believe in using people twice if their service is rubbish and I would certainly let others know about it as well

There are almost certainly other good suppliers out there as I'm sure other GOYER's will broadcast.

12 Jul, 2011

 

Thanks Grannyb, I have just received another email from Flying Flowers and they apologised once again and are for the 2nd time going to send a replacement bouquet, I have thanked them and asked that they send an alternative as I don't feel the Orchids are a suitable cut flower, I will keep you all updated,

12 Jul, 2011

 

Good luck with the reposting Yorks!

12 Jul, 2011

 

this will be the 3rd lot Lou, its quite unbelievable, and what a carry on,

12 Jul, 2011

 

Oh dear, shall I send you a bronze fennel and or knautia to make up for it?!!

12 Jul, 2011

 

well thank you dear, just sent you a two liner on PM

12 Jul, 2011

 

Sorry about your flowers val.... they certainly dont look worth the money do they......what a shame the 2nd lot was left at wrong house....

12 Jul, 2011

 

another lot due Holly, and know definately not worth the money

12 Jul, 2011

 

hope there better this time.... (:

12 Jul, 2011

 

so do I holly,

12 Jul, 2011

 

: O ))

12 Jul, 2011

 

Such a shame Val...you can't even take a cutting or seed from them. I would want to know if I were your sister. Why not tell her the tale when you EVENTUALLY get a decent replacement . You will have calmed down by then and be able to see a lighter side......but never use them again.

13 Jul, 2011

 

H/B Replacememt came this morning, Gyp, Carnations, Chrysanths, so much nicer, thanks for your advice I am going to tell my sister today,

14 Jul, 2011

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