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what can you tell me about Mr. Botanicals? 3 years 8 months ago #11196

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I'm a bit paranoid, hoping someone here can help... anyone heard of Mr. Botanicals?

I was introduced to Kratom on Amazon while searching for natural ways to combat anxiety. The stuff I ordered from Amazon turned out to be complete crap.

After digging around some forums, I ordered some samples from mmmSpeciosa, having heard good things about them, and in fact had been ordering from the exclusively, and their product has been consistently good.

Fast forward to this week, I ran across Mr. Botanicals. Apparently they sell in bulk, and at a fraction of the price of mS, so I went ahead and ordered a KG of Meang Da.

They emailed me a few minutes later saying that my card was declined, and suggested that I use paypal instead. Having had no issues with that card before or since, it struc me as a bit odd, but oh well, I went ahead and followed through with their paypal request.

The next day I got an email saying the package had shipped, but there was no tracking number, which seems odd because their website says in several places that orders are track-able online.

No biggie, I'll just log into my account and look it up there... no luck. So I emailed the support address and specifically asked for a tracking number. I did receive a reply today with a number, but "Paul" didn't specify a carrier...

Given that I had put a PO Box on the order, I assumed USPS. Well, I tried it there but no luck, shipment didn't exist. I've tried UPS, DHL, FedEx, none of them recognize the tracking number. :(

Does this seem like they're being evasive, or am I just being paranoid?

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what can you tell me about Mr. Botanicals? 3 years 8 months ago #11199

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A lot of that sounds fishy to me. I've never heard of that vendor, but I sure don't know everything. Hope you haven't lost your funds.

I hope this one experience doesn't sour you on kratom, Z3. If you look under the "Approved Vendors" on this board, you can order from any of them with confidence.

Hoping some other ILK members will chime in.
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what can you tell me about Mr. Botanicals? 3 years 8 months ago #11204

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Thanks aimee. I'm and IT pro so I generally consider my BS detector pretty high. For whatever reason I went through with the transaction despite my gut feeling that something seemed off... not sure what would be worse, loosing the $190 I spent, or the bruise to my ego, lol.

I'll give it a week or so and give them one more chance to give me something tangible (a working tracking # would suffice) and if I have no package and they still give me the runaround, I'll just file an "item not received" claim with PayPal.

In the meantime, I will be keeping an eye on this thread...

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what can you tell me about Mr. Botanicals? 3 years 8 months ago #11207

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If for nothing but to ease your mind as you wonder on the conclusion, tracking numbers are pretty hit and miss with USPS. Ive received packages when the tracking number said package hadn't been picked up yet, and It is very typical for a tracking number to come back as "Not Found" for a day and a half or so with USPS. USPS is my favorite for affordable shipping and Saturday delivery but the tracking numbers leave a bit to be desired.

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what can you tell me about Mr. Botanicals? 3 years 8 months ago #11271

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Right you are, jerBurnz. I tried the tracking number again today, and get this, the package has just been processed at USPS in Amsterdam, Netherlands(?).

I wasn't expecting an international shipment, but at least I know now that the package exists. It'll be interesting to see how much longer it takes to get here, and what the quality of the contents are.

Thanks for the emotional support everyone ;) I'll keep you in the loop...

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what can you tell me about Mr. Botanicals? 3 years 8 months ago #11303

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The Netherlands! Never saw that coming. Yes, keep us all posted.
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what can you tell me about Mr. Botanicals? 3 years 8 months ago #11524

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I got the shipment in today, making it 17 days since placing the order. It shipped in a plain cardboard box with the shipper listed as ADP-Logistics. Inside is a single ziploc back with 1kg. of powder. No receipt or label on the bag indicating its contents (not that surprising).

The smell, consistency, color etc... is the same as what I'm used to from mmmSpeciosa, whom I consider a reputable dealer. The taste is a bit different, and less bitter, it seems. Hopefully less bitter doesn't mean a lesser or diluted product.

I had hoped someone else would chime in on their experience, but by all appearances I'm the first on here to have ordered from MrB.

To be continued after I've had some time to test the quality of the powder itself...

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what can you tell me about Mr. Botanicals? 3 years 8 months ago #11696

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... so the overall quality is pretty good. It's about as effective per gram as the smaller amounts I've been buying form mmmSpceiosa (my preferred vendor). It's not quite as finely sifted, though that doesn't seem to affect the quality.

I plan on using what I got from Mr.Botanicals to make a tincture, so the particle size is not an issue.

To answer my original question: Mr.B is legit, just know that you'll wait about a week to get tracking info, and 15+ days for delivery.

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what can you tell me about Mr. Botanicals? 3 years 8 months ago #11702

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What was the US Price for the KG? Did you know that you can keep Crushed Leaves in storage for up to several years. That's what I've heard from long time Kratom Connoisseurs. The finer the powder the faster it will go Stale but the powder still stays fresh a good while.

If you ever buy in large amounts like over 5kg I would recommend getting Crushed Leaves & then you can just Grind the Leaves into powder with a Coffee Bean Grinder before you take it. That way when you grind them into powder it will be fresher than pre ground powder. Sorry for the Rant off-topic.
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what can you tell me about Mr. Botanicals? 3 years 8 months ago #11766

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It was $190/kg, shipping included. Good to know the shelf life is in the realm of years, because en entire kg is sure to last me while!

I've been meaning to ask around as far as dosage, but in my own experimentation, I find that 4 to 7g is generally my sweet spot. I've found for my body (6'4", 170 lbs) 4g Red Bali is an excellent anti-anxiety remedy, where as 7g of something like a Maeng Da is a pleasant buzz for those days when I need to take the edge off.

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