One of my biggest pet peeves in life are scammers. People or companies that promise or intentionally mislead consumers into believing they are going to receive a product of a certain quality for a specified price only to pull the rug out from them at the last minute or too late. This MSNBC.com article about where to buy flowers online points out just such a phenomenon. You can decide for yourself is this is capitalism at work? Or less then desirable business practices.
For the record? I always prefer purchasing from owner operated, local, small businesses. So if you're sending flowers why not order from your local florist? If you don't know who to contact you can always ask around for recommendations to a reputable company.
If you don't read the article about purchasing online flowers here's a tip: The company described as most ethical in the article was 1800Flowers.com because their charges (with tax) were openly disclosed on the dozen roses one might send to their sweetheart on Valentine's Day.
But don't take my word on this. Read the article and decide for yourself: ONLINE FLOWER PRICES GROW AS YOU GO