Mandela seeds out of Spain , very stealthy and reasonable shipping coming form somewhere that is not a popular MJ seed shipper, may slip by inspectors without as much attn. Also they have some interesting easy to grow strains. Customer service 2nd to none....
**I second this**.. although, upon researching, they're not currently taking orders.. sadly. I ordered twice from " Mandela " and not only did I receive super swift, uncannily stealthy shipping to the US both times.. all seeds in both shipments germinated with no problem.
I opened their website the beginning of Feb. only to find notice that they were not taking orders at this time.
As such.. I choose another company, from Spain also.. I read reviews, policys, including their supposed "Super discreet, stealth" etc., unfortunately, for me.. all sounded as secure as possible and I placed an order.. over $250.00 US.
Yesterday I received much awaited padded envelope.. to find the only content inside was the dreaded "Mail Interception Notice".. "A piece of paper".. nothing else. At this point, I'm not going to fling out the company name, as they obviously did not in any way use a stealth shipping method, as they so blatantly claim in their shipping description.. it appears that my order was not removed from the breeders packing, it appears they in no way what so ever made any attempt to ship my order discreet / stealth.
I have sent an email with photos of the envelope and "Mail Interception Notice" along with a fairly kind correspondence.
We shall see what happens next..
I am fully aware of the risk involved shipping to the US. This isn't what upsets me. Its the fact of the careless shipping method, as described above. As, I have had no problems up to this year with prior companies that shipped their product as they descibed.
I will keep you informed. As I would not want others to be subject to this same fate..
Expect to see update no later than mid-week.. March 18..