Growquest

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6 years. I ordered with you Mayer lemon tree form bush and tree form the 5 th 15 gallons . orange tree tangerine third overall 4 plants you never send my seedlings

This man Chris never sent my order.

I think this is the biggest scam that can happen. hundreds of people.

He has a good video on YouTube but do not trust the men hi lying.

for a man who knows so much and has company. is placed in position.to fool many people I am writing this twice.I once called him personally.said that it will send seedlings was never done I paid 350 $

Reason of review: Poor customer service.

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osenad12
#1074574

6 years. I ordered with you Mayer lemon tree form bush and tree form the 5 th 15 gallons .

orange tree tangerine third overall 4 plants you never send my seedlings

This man Chris never sent my order.

I think this is the biggest scam that can happen.

hundreds of people.

He has a good video on YouTube but do not trust the men hi lying.

for a man who knows so much and has company. is placed in position.to fool many people I am writing this twice.I once called him personally.said that it will send seedlings was never done I paid 350 $

osenad12
Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States #1074572

I am the owner of this entry.

Now the new address everything else I bought another house

Growquest rip off

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Mr

Gilcrest, riped my husband and I off, ordered 4 trees only got one that was quarantined. Now Mr Gilcrest is facing jail and repayment of people he ripped off. He can no longer be in the nursery business Do not buy from Growquest.He alone could have ruined the crops in Napa .Do not believe anything this nursery has to say. Stay away!!!! WE might get some of our money back but who knows. He has riped off people from many states under several different names,but if it has the name Gilcrest with it stay away!!!

always check your reviews before buying, wished my husband had.

Reason of review: Not as described.

Change my review if you change your tude Chris from Growquest

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so much negativity and I stood up for this dude, seemed ok to me but then it came to delivery.

for my brothers birthday a del from one area of CA to another, promised the week of his birthday, nothing.

three emails sent, no reply.

emails before order sharp and aggressive and I still didn't understand because links were to web pages that didn't quite work and I couldn't roll down through.

other links sent me to unresolved server errors.

Sad cos my bro pretty reknowned in his field, coulda won a lot of kudos, but hurt me, and disappointed, and now, well, , cpulda done him some good. He blew it.

Growquest - Money taken, no plants received, no refund

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I ordered eight roses from Growquest. I received no roses and even after many emails and phone calls (which were sent to voice mail) I could not get a refund. I got no replies to any correspondence.

I wrote to the California Attorney General and the Chief of Police in Santa Paula and outlined the scam. I received a letter back from the A.G. noted Chris is being investigated. The Santa Paula police called and essentially said the same thing.

My neighbor happened to be in Santa Paula and investigated the nursery. He found there is no nursery and the mail address is a mail drop.

Do not have anything to do with this scam. Write the A.G. and the Police in Santa Paula. Give them your story about theft. This is mail fraud and interstate commerce crime. It is up to the authorities now.

Growquest scams again.

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I too have been scammed. Don't know how he is still in business with all the complaints filed with DA and BBB.

Ordered rose may 4...no rose. Spoke to him on June 15 and it was promised that Friday. No rose. Even said to me that he was interested otherwise why would he answer the phone?

How can he continue to have website and do business in multiple states with this track record? I have a plan to rectify this situation and get the rose that I ordered for a nurse retiring after 40 years.

If anyone has ideas I would love to hear them.

Monetary Loss: $55.

Growquest - DO NOT BUY ANYTHING FROM CHRISTOPHER MORGAN GILCREST

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FRAUDULENT WEBSITE – THEIF – STAY AWAY!

DO NOT BUY ANYTHING FROM CHRISTOPHER MORGAN GILCREST – AKA CHRIS GILCREST -AKA GROWQUEST

Growquest and its owner Christopher Morgan Gilcrest aka Chris Gilcrest are fraudsters pure and simple. We placed an order of more than 30 rose bushes, only after an email exchange to confirm his ability to fill the order, he offered a discount for a check, which we then mailed. The check was cashed upon receipt and endorsed by “Heather Andrews” It was NOT endorsed by any business. After time had passed we began emailing asking for tracking information – ZERO RESPONSE – Daily emails from us asking the status, then a reply saying it shipped and daily emails did not help – we received four plants ordered and a mystery plant, Chris claimed was a gift (Yes a gift that cost us over $500) – he claimed the rest would be shipped within a few days, that was a month ago – back to the daily emails asking for details of the shipments – no response – then a marketing/spam message claiming all outstanding orders would be shipped as he was getting in a large shipment – big surprise – NO EMAILs – No Tracking Detail – and NO SHIPMENTS – no replies to any email – the phone number he provided are all burn phones with the exception of his toll-free number which is just an ultra-annoying rambling that gets you nowhere. We demanded a refund after missing most our planting season – NO REPLY – We’ve now filed police reports locally and in California. There is no business, there is no nursery – he is a middleman sometimes at best and very deceitful. Though we’d love the flowers ordered to arrive – we now would settle for a refund, alas assuming the best at this point all we can do is warn everyone else to stay away. If you’ve been unfortunate enough to do business with him, file police reports, though each order on its own is small the sum of the parts is huge and amounts to Mail Fraud, Grand Larceny and a few other criminal charges will inevitably land this man in prison, which he most definitely deserves.

Monetary Loss: $532.

Growquest gradens and Growquest.com cons

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AKA Growquest.com, He took my money and wont give me a refund

I have lost money with this guy. Him and I email back and forth today, but he has no idea who I am. He cant even find me in his database. What kind of book keeping do you have. He promised me a refund, then never sends it. I have done some research online about Chris Gilcrest.

Up to your old tricks again with a new name (Growquest Gardens) . He will deny knowing you.

Please note that this guy Chris Gilcrest does not own these trees. He failed to state this in his videos now under another name called Growquest Gardens. His company name for the record is Growquest.com and growquest growers and you can google what he has to offer. This company is a broker for a few nurseries. Many nurseries wont do business with him. He only owns a hand full of plants and trees not more than 5-10 gallons each. Do some research on Chris Gilcrest and you will in fact know. Please see the you tube video with an undercover hidden camera to show his operation. Its all online. He works in a garage with a worker, with no insurance either, which he fails to pay. The Labor board commission knows about this.

Shame on you. I thought you would know better and even learn from your past mistakes. If you really want to know about his operations, go by the addresses that he has posted online. There is no garden or nursery there at all.

He has many angry past customers and current ones will just be added to his list.

Best part of all, the Ventura county DA office is investigating Chris Gilcrest. I plan to give them a call to file a claim.

Monetary Loss: $390.

Growquest - Shady company and Chris Gilcrest, wont send products.

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To Chris Gilcrest,

Other Growquest victims can contact the Ventura DA - (805) 654-3110 - to add information for their fraud investigation of Growquest & Chris Gilcrest.

Where are my products? I sent you my money months back. I will report you to BBB if you dont send me my stuff. You have my money. Do you want me to file a police report against you for not sending me my products?

I see you have many bad reviews. I should of listen to the others and never send you business. I see it no other way, but to also give you bad review like the others and reply to the others. What you did to me is very bad and you wont get away with this.

------------------------------------------------ />This person and company has so many bad reviews, I should of known never to buy from him. He has my $227.50 and never sent me my items. He wont respond to my calls months past and emails. He totally took advantage of me and others. I can see that his reputation is very bad and is shady.

Do not do business with this guy. What a bad company. He is not to be trusted at all. Some of the other reviews are bad and glad I read them.

I will support all the reviews that people put out in a negative manner.

Monetary Loss: $227.

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Anonymous
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you got that right. He is up to no good at all. Fake business names too.

Anonymous
#564031

I agree with you 100%. He is very shady, not to be trusted and most of all he is a theif!! watch out for this guy and company.

He has scammed 3,000+ people and in fact he is being investigated now by the Ventura DA. I hope he gets arrested and is stopped this time. Bad things happen to bad people. One day he will get his.

He sure is a bad apple, like his sales.

Well, all I can say is run from this theif and in fact stay away big time.

Spread the word so he can be stopped. The more evidence we have the better the DA can build a strong case. I plan to call the DA on Monday to add my name to the list.

In 2011, I had a run in with this guy. He is only a talker and will threaten you over and over again. He BARKS a lot. He likes to get people scared but it never works. He harrassed and threatened me with a law suit if I dont remove my negative comments about him online. I said NO, I wont remove anything.

BTW, didnt his wife get a restraining order against him? Only a nut case acts like this towards other people. He has no reguard for human life.

Growquest... Be Afraid, Be VERY Afraid!!

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Growquest... Be Afraid, Be VERY Afraid!!

I am just fit to be tied. Can I just tell you how terrible Chris is... I bought a Buddha hand. He called me EVERYTHING but a child of nature. Accused me trying to skirt around his policies... says he has three locations but will not ship from them. Tried to turn me in to the USDA... I am not a nursery... just little old me. Told me I would have the tree in 48 hours TWICE! Will not issue a refund and told me to take it up with my CC company. This has got to be illegal. Someone needs to shut him down. THIEF, Charleton, Curmudgeon! This is going to get legal!! And YES I have documentation.

If you have been ripped off by Chris Gilcrest under any of his company names, contact the Ventura County District Attorney and fill out a written report with any supporting documentation you have. Contact Catherine Mano 805-662-1703 with the DA's office to add a complaint to this case. Case Nbr 9:10-BK-16202-RR. Also be care as this company is also doing business under the names. That's what I'm doing. They need as much as possible to arrest this guy (again) and indict him (again). Maybe this time they can put him away for a while.

Intuit and PayPal Has closed his account due to massive customer complaint. Paypal won't do business with him as they have a money back guarantee if you don't get your merchandise and I'm sure they had to pay out big bucks for his fraud."

Chris Gilcrest of Growquest Growers is a FRAUD!

Monetary Loss: $50.

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Anonymous
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I would LOOOOVVVVEEE to have the DA info when available. He is a thief and needs to be stopped. PLEASE keep us posted.

Anonymous
#569126

AKA Growquest.com, He took my money and wont give me a refund

I have lost money with this guy. Him and I email back and forth today, but he has no idea who I am. He cant even find me in his database. What kind of book keeping do you have. He promised me a refund, then never sends it. I have done some research online about Chris Gilcrest.

Up to your old tricks again with a new name (Growquest Gardens) . It wont work.

Please note that this guy Chris Gilcrest does not own these trees. He failed to state this in his videos now under another name called Growquest Gardens. His company name for the record is Growquest.com and growquest growers and you can google what he has to offer. This company is a broker for a few nurseries. Many nurseries wont do business with him. He only owns a hand full of plants and trees not more than 5-10 gallons each. Do some research on Chris Gilcrest and you will in fact know. Please see the you tube video with an undercover hidden camera to show his operation. Its all online. He works in a garage with a worker, with no insurance either, which he fails to pay. The Labor board commission knows about this.

Shame on you. I thought you would know better and even learn from your past mistakes. If you really want to know about his operations, go by the addresses that he has posted online. There is no garden or nursery there at all.

He has many angry past customers and current ones will just be added to his list.

Best part of all, the Ventura county DA office is investigating Chris Gilcrest. I plan to give them a call to file a claim.

Anonymous
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When you post things online, WOW, do this guy get mad. He will email and call you night and day, but will not refund your money. Like no tomorrow. I like the write up from cjr on Dave's garden. Did you see it? OMG, it was great to read. This guy went off. At least he posted facts. Chris Gilcrest, 49 years of age from Lancaster and Santa Paula, CA has been scamming people for years since 1993. He has no real home or any true assets. He lives off of OPM.

Research him you will find over 5,000 pages of negative things about him. You will also find a criminal record that he has as recent as 2008.

He has moved all over the place and was forced to move out of Tulare county as he has a $25,000 judgement against him.

Other Growquest victims can contact the Ventura DA - (805) 654-3110 - to add information for their fraud investigation of Growquest & Chris Gilcrest.

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