Dishonest and Rude
by Katie L. , 08/29/2016
I went to buy some of the thunder eggs, petrified wood, and opal. The ad said by the pound, but when I got there, the owner's daughter said the opal was by the piece. She randomly picked prices. She said we could get X amount for $25. (The person I was with had a very small budget.) She put back over half of the opal rocks and then the owners daughter said no, that's too much. You can have this X amount. She kept reducing the amount my friend could get for her money. When she finally got it down to 1 large handful and brought it up to pay, she was charged $35. The woman said she still had too many pieces. She only had one large handful. My friend had about 1/4 of the original amount the woman originally said she could get for her budget. The whole time this was going on, my friend had her card sitting on the counter in front of the woman. After all was said and done the woman said they don't take discover card. She saw the card there and could have said something sooner. I paid for my friend's pieces and we left. The woman was very rude and seemed inconvenienced that we were there. Also there wasn't really anything there that was in the pictures in the ad. Oh and the "gem Quality opals" they charge $1 a gram for, is just the little pieces that break off the bigger pieces.
THIS PLACE CONTINUES TO PLEASE OVER AND OVER! WE LOVE THEM, THEIR PRODUCTS AND THEIR STAFF!! 5 STARS
by SATISFIED and FOREVER LOYAL , 03/18/2015
I find that people tend to leave frequent reviews when they are unhappy and less frequently when they're pleased. Boring Bark has been amazing to deal with for the last ten years. I have had thousands of dollars of product delivered and picked up from these people over the years. I have also referred anyone and everyone that I know because I am so confident in their service and products. Customer service is a quality that has been lost over the years. These people are so detemined to establish a good working relationship, it's unreal. You walk in feeling like you just walked in to your friends house. And their coffee...? Fanstastic, they roast it right on site. And will show you their raw, green beans and roasters. If you love coffee and you've never been there, you are truly missing out. As far as these negative reviews, I know that unfortunate things happen. But this company is one to be trusted. Supporting this family and their business is sure to satisfy your needs. You won't be disappointed.
Fantastic place! Wonderful staff, great coffee, quality products
by Matthew , 03/18/2015
Great dirt! My vegetable garden was the best it's ever been using their 4 way soil blend. They deliver seven days a week and delivered my 4 way the same day I ordered it. The woman that answered the phone went over my measurements and confirmed that I didn't order too much. They have earned a lifetime customer for their good service and great product.
Very bad experience
by Linda , 10/19/2013
We've done business with Boring Bark for years because we are committed to buying locally. Today has changed our commitment to Boring Bark forevermore. While delivering a dump truck of gravel, the BB employee tried to beat a closing electric gate, and ended up DESTROYING our lovely electric wrought iron gate. The owner Steve claims no responsibility. They are truly only fair weather friends. Dishonest and disrespectful, and a disgrace to both small business people like ourselves, and the town of Boring. For shame
by T.M. Fettig , 08/18/2010
I would not recommend anyone do business with this company. Especially if you plan to pay in advance of delivery. I recently ordered and paid in advance for 7.0 cu.yds. of topsoil to be delivered the next day while i was at work. I took the afternoon off thinking to get a jump; on placing the dirt and when it was delivered what I received was 5.2 cu.yds. of topsoil. The delivery man keep making reference to the fact he hadn't loaded the truck and when i place a call to the office and spoke to the person I had paid; she immediately told me i was wrong, wanted to know how i knew it was short and how i needed to place it before I could know. i explained i spread it out to a area measuring 14' x 10' x 1' .... you do the math! they made no attempt to bring about resolution of the shortage...... now I happen to be a engineer who profession is construction inspections for large scale projects and am quite familar with not only how to measure the material but have 10 plus years of viewi
by plantguy , 11/29/2007
A great find, pleasant and helpful staff and great prices. I used their website before going it saved me time.