Is stonelantern.com alive?

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Can anyone confirm that they have done any business with StoneLantern.com in the last few weeks?

I just got a "sale" email from them today, and went to their site to see it had been totally redone. There is no mention of a phone number, no customer service contact info, not even an address or description on the "about us" section. I can determine no way to send an email asking for pricing clarification. Are they still alive?
 

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I tried 411 in Passumpsic Vt. for Stonelantern ....no listing?
 

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I purchased book and tools online on Nov 4, 2008.
 

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I found 802-751-8455 on the site. They had a big clearance sale at the National Exhibition in October.
Give them a call.

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I ordered books the other day and they are in route..
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I found 802-751-8455 on the site.

I called and it rang and rang. No one picked up, no answering machine. That's one of the reasons why I was worried. What business in the 21st Century doesn't have an answering machine? Buy one from CostCo for $19.95.
 

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I called and it rang and rang. No one picked up, no answering machine. That's one of the reasons why I was worried. What business in the 21st Century doesn't have an answering machine? Buy one from CostCo for $19.95.


Sounds like them. I had to do with them for a while. Not anymore. There were reasons why the most successful bonsai magazine in English language had to be given up.
 
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Purchased 4 books from them yesterday, hopefully they are on the way. Looks like Wayne is on the way towards retirement, so he may be just winding down the operations.
 
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Sounds like them. I had to do with them for a while. Not anymore. There were reasons why the most successful bonsai magazine in English language had to be given up.

That IS a shame, isn't it? When the magazine changed hands, it seemed that things began to change immediately, and not necessarily for the better.

On the other hand, it depends on your definition of success. International Bonsai has been going strong for 30 years. It's not as flashy as Bonsai Today, but gives a great deal of good information on many bonsai topics, including technique. One measure of success is longevity.
 

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Good observations Chris.
Some people prefer a publication with taste and substance over "flash" and know International Bonsai magazine as that source in English. Of course there plenty of other sources for those looking for something else.

Mark
 

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