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Best seed bank ever

Best seed bank ever! I’ve ordered from multiple seed banks (some based in U.S.) and sensible seeds are the best I’ve experienced as far as price, user friendly site, and selections. However the crowing attribute is their customer service. Every email i sent regarding order received, product shipping, and tracking was replied to the same business day or next. They take you as the customer personally as you don’t receive the same “generic” type responses you typically get from most seed banks. Order arrived very fast. Fastest I’ve experienced. Sensible Seeds is now my go-to seed bank.

Trust these folks and have 2 good buys

I continue to trust & buy from these folks because they are easy to work with and responsive. Recently purchased DELICIOUS SEEDS CRITICAL SENSI STAR EARLY VERSION FEMINIZED and 2/3 germinated, love the super stealth packaging as my postal service is nosy. Great success with these genetics, personally I clone so it’s not deal killer if not all seeds germinate. Thanks!

Very Unstable Genetics

Ordered seeds xmas 2019 al arrived plus ‘oms cheese’ x 15 fems free, grew all 15 out not one had the slightest taste/smell of cheese, smoke was ok tbh. amongst the order were ‘rocksters cheese’ these all foxtailed and looked great but grew no actual bud, smelt ok bit cheesey but the stone was next to zero, charlottes angel cbd was perfect cured ailments 100% alas a few seeds in this hermie plant, got worse next round so much so i have binned this strain, so had 5 replacement feminised free seeds from sensible seeds as my previous order was not upto scratch, so mega mouth x 2, honey trap x 2, power plant primo x 2, high jack x 2 and og kush x 2, so mega mouth was a beauty until i noticed it was rammed full of seeds as it had thrown a few nanas, the power plant did the same alas on smaller scale, og kush high jack were ok no real issues there, only honey trap was pukka, NOW PUTTING ALL THIS TOGETHER I GREW OUT A MINIMUM OF TWO SEEDS PER STRAIN AND EACH ONE WAS DIFFERENT. having now had about 40 seeds from sensible seeds i won’t be ordering from them again, saying that i have had bad dealing with attitude seedbank and dutch passion, only company i ever got what it said on the tin was from paradise seeds.

Hi Peter,
Sorry to hear about the issues you had with the seeds you bought. When a customer places an order , we order the seeds in direct from the relevant breeder or his UK agent and they are with us the next day – this means we are not sitting on old stock and get them in as fresh as possible. If you do wish to place a future order I will add some extra free seeds from our top rated breeders as compensation.

Okay for a seed bank, not the best

I really wanted to love this company. I will say it’s not their fault in a way for what happened as they are just a “seed bank” but I got a whole batch of seeds that wouldn’t germinate at all, then another batch there were 2 males out of 5 supposedly feminized seeds (they weren’t herms, full blown male plants) now the great thing about them is their bonus seeds. That’s a real treat, and sometimes you can even request what bonus seeds you would like to get and they accommodate your request in most cases. Their stealth shipping is great (little pricey) but worth it and you can track your package. They do have good customer service, can be slow to respond but they always do try to make things right.

simply amazed

I was simply amazed at the packaging alone. All of my seeds were super strong and healthy. All germinated without an issue.

I was weary about the payment process but these people are 100% honest. I love their service and product quality.

Excellent Customer service and great…

Excellent Customer service and great packaging with fast delivery times.

We have problems, you solve them quickly and add a bonus or two.

Thank you for everytime

I order from two seed banks before I…

I order from two seed banks before I order from sensible seeds and I receive sensible seed order three times faster than them other two Banks one Bank was msnl and I am still waiting going on the 40th day still not have received nothing..
Then I order from seedman’s around 30 days ago and after 30 days is when they process my order moral of the story is I should have went with sensible seeds from the get-go as they are prompt at customer response easy payment method and again fast shipping. You definitely have a long-term customer sensible seed.

Updated rating fast shipping ,But poor genetics out of 40 seeds only 12 sprouted . I have been growing for sometime and have never went less then 80% germination rate . And that’s on the low side it’s less the 45% germination rate lol ..
What sucks is both of my other ordes are stuck in isc Chicago and in new York.
Seed bank made it right and set me some replacement seeds with no hesitation. Will definitely order from them again

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Sensible Seeds, a reputable seed bank you can trust!

fearnoevil
Well-Known Member

So recently I’ve come across a lot of confusing posts while researching reviews for Sensible Seeds (sensibleseeds.com), and after learning the complete story, and realizing that I had actually heard of them years ago, I thought an update with the straight dope was needed. Maybe there’s another thread buried somewhere, but who has the time to do all that digging, lol, and this will be current and up to date which, imo is better.

So first off, Sensible Seeds is a very reputable business, located in the UK and has been in business more than 20 years. All the research I could find points to this. That doesn’t mean they are without their detractors, but then what seed bank isn’t? Miscommunication, impatience, repeatedly seized/lost packages and sometimes just plain ignorance can account for most of these, and on the whole Sensible Seeds has managed to keep their reputation clean.

There is however, a major scammer who is trying to ride on their good rep by calling himself The Original Sensible Seed Company (referred to henceforth as OSSC) who apparently has ripped off many unsuspecting buyers, and in the confusion Sensible Seeds has taken the fall for this bad behavior. So people really need to be careful to make sure you’re dealing with the good guys, and not some piece-of-shite thief, and one way is to just remember that their URL is pretty straightforward, their name followed by dot com.

I’ve talked to a few growers who personally had great experiences with Sensible, and read dozens of 5-star reviews on several sites, including this one, so I hope that anyone who appreciates dealing with a great company, with a solid rep, good customer service and better than average shipping speed and security, will chime in and add their review. Negative reviews are welcome too, but just make sure you are talking about Sensible Seeds and not that scumbag OSSC, cheers ;?)

fearnoevil
Well-Known Member

I just placed an order with Sensible Seeds yesterday, and have both pros and cons to add here.

First the cons:
1) Site looks dated right off the bat, a little confusing at first (but on the bright side, that could be an indicator of just how long they’ve been in business, lol)

2) Some confusion about whether they accept credit cards. When I arrived I went straight to the FAQ’s and checked where I found this, “All transactions are discreet and will show as coming from a clothing store based in China..” This is incorrect as they are encountering the same problem lots of seed bank are, namely that CC companies have been refusing to do business with companies they discover are selling beans for a living (kinda behind the curve if you ask me). So their workaround is that you CAN use a CC, the only hitch is that you have to go to amazondotcodotuk and buy a gift card which they’ll receive that way.

3) In reference to #2), there aren’t good instructions on how to do this and can be a little confusing if you’ve never done the gift card thing before, which can create unnecessary worries imo.

Now as for the Pro’s:
1) Regarding payment – they take wires/bank transfers, money orders, Bitcoin, cash and yes, you can use a credit/debit card, it’s just a bit more convoluted but it does work. Not sure if I’m missing anything else, I’ll update this if I find otherwise.

2) Great selection – while they don’t have everything (who does) they do have a really broad selection, but since they’re located in the UK that may mean no access to a lot of smaller, up and coming breeders popular in the US. But overall great selection, had some stuff I couldn’t find elsewhere, and they have a discount line of seeds called Sensible Seeds Premium, a line of great genetics you could think of as sort of a generic line, so you get the same genetics but at a discount. Mix and match singles also available.

3) Decent prices – they claim to offer the same or lower prices as others and, using seedfinder as a baseline, most everything I saw was within a few bucks or the lowest price available. Others have found them to be higher priced but the cool thing is that they offer Price Match which, according to the site, means if you can link them to another bank selling the same product for less, they will match or refund you the difference. THAT is pretty nice and should cover that objection (provided it works, I have no xp with that issue, but have no reason to doubt their promise either).

4) Great customer service – I can personally vouch that they get back to you ASAP when you email them your concerns. I was a bit frustrated Saturday night as I was trying to figure out how to get them paid using my cc to buy the gift card, so I sent them an email, and I should have waited to hear back first, but my impatience to pull the trigger over-powered common sense, lol, causing me to just guess on a couple of key steps. Afterwards, of course, I got paranoid, wondering if my $350 bucks wasn’t going to get lost in some black hole in the ethersphere of the Internets, so I sent them another email. To my great surprise, when I woke up the next morning they had answered my email and, happily, they had received the gift card and were preparing my package for shipment. IMO you just can’t beat someone getting back to you so quickly AND on a Sunday to boot, so kudos to Sensible for checking that box.

5) Shipping Options – They have lots of options to choose from including stealth and superstealth as well as international tracking and even an option for private courier delivery, which is REALLY nice even if it is around $80. I will add that I think their options beyond regular shipping are a bit pricey, but then I imagine there’s a bit of manual labor involved in removing seeds from their breeder packs and then carefully hiding them in the stealth packages, and for peace of mind I don’t mind a few extra bucks as I’m always reminded that penny wise is often pound foolish ;?)

6) Bonuses – I should mention that despite the slightly clunky and dated look of the site, using the drop-down menus as well as the filters worked well and helped me find potential strains that I hadn’t heard of or considered. They carry lots of feminized seeds, offer smaller packs starting at 3 beans on up (as well as singles) and some pretty decent freebie and bonus offers. You do have to search through a lot of them because lots of breeders offer freebies of their own so that’s a big bonus imo, but I’ll make a final judgment based on what I get when my package arrives.

Well that’s all for now, hope to hear from others about their own experiences with Sensible Seeds, cheers ;?)

greencropper
Well-Known Member

I just placed an order with Sensible Seeds yesterday, and have both pros and cons to add here.

First the cons:
1) Site looks dated right off the bat, a little confusing at first (but on the bright side, that could be an indicator of just how long they’ve been in business, lol)

2) Some confusion about whether they accept credit cards. When I arrived I went straight to the FAQ’s and checked where I found this, “All transactions are discreet and will show as coming from a clothing store based in China..” This is incorrect as they are encountering the same problem lots of seed bank are, namely that CC companies have been refusing to do business with companies they discover are selling beans for a living (kinda behind the curve if you ask me). So their workaround is that you CAN use a CC, the only hitch is that you have to go to amazondotcodotuk and buy a gift card which they’ll receive that way.

3) In reference to #2), there aren’t good instructions on how to do this and can be a little confusing if you’ve never done the gift card thing before, which can create unnecessary worries imo.

Now as for the Pro’s:
1) Regarding payment – they take wires/bank transfers, money orders, Bitcoin, cash and yes, you can use a credit/debit card, it’s just a bit more convoluted but it does work. Not sure if I’m missing anything else, I’ll update this if I find otherwise.

2) Great selection – while they don’t have everything (who does) they do have a really broad selection, but since they’re located in the UK that may mean no access to a lot of smaller, up and coming breeders popular in the US. But overall great selection, had some stuff I couldn’t find elsewhere, and they have a discount line of seeds called Sensible Seeds Premium, a line of great genetics you could think of as sort of a generic line, so you get the same genetics but at a discount. Mix and match singles also available.

3) Decent prices – they claim to offer the same or lower prices as others and, using seedfinder as a baseline, most everything I saw was within a few bucks or the lowest price available. Others have found them to be higher priced but the cool thing is that they offer Price Match which, according to the site, means if you can link them to another bank selling the same product for less, they will match or refund you the difference. THAT is pretty nice and should cover that objection (provided it works, I have no xp with that issue, but have no reason to doubt their promise either).

4) Great customer service – I can personally vouch that they get back to you ASAP when you email them your concerns. I was a bit frustrated Saturday night as I was trying to figure out how to get them paid using my cc to buy the gift card, so I sent them an email, and I should have waited to hear back first, but my impatience to pull the trigger over-powered common sense, lol, causing me to just guess on a couple of key steps. Afterwards, of course, I got paranoid, wondering if my $350 bucks wasn’t going to get lost in some black hole in the ethersphere of the Internets, so I sent them another email. To my great surprise, when I woke up the next morning they had answered my email and, happily, they had received the gift card and were preparing my package for shipment. IMO you just can’t beat someone getting back to you so quickly AND on a Sunday to boot, so kudos to Sensible for checking that box.

5) Shipping Options – They have lots of options to choose from including stealth and superstealth as well as international tracking and even an option for private courier delivery, which is REALLY nice even if it is around $80. I will add that I think their options beyond regular shipping are a bit pricey, but then I imagine there’s a bit of manual labor involved in removing seeds from their breeder packs and then carefully hiding them in the stealth packages, and for peace of mind I don’t mind a few extra bucks as I’m always reminded that penny wise is often pound foolish ;?)

6) Bonuses – I should mention that despite the slightly clunky and dated look of the site, using the drop-down menus as well as the filters worked well and helped me find potential strains that I hadn’t heard of or considered. They carry lots of feminized seeds, offer smaller packs starting at 3 beans on up (as well as singles) and some pretty decent freebie and bonus offers. You do have to search through a lot of them because lots of breeders offer freebies of their own so that’s a big bonus imo, but I’ll make a final judgment based on what I get when my package arrives.

Well that’s all for now, hope to hear from others about their own experiences with Sensible Seeds, cheers ;?)

So recently I've come across a lot of confusing posts while researching reviews for Sensible Seeds (sensibleseeds.com), and after learning the complete…