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Sensible Seeds, a reputable seed bank you can trust!

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 ;?)

Sensible Seeds Review, 2022

The UK-based Sensible Seeds is a decent seed bank that’s earned itself a generally good reputation among the growers’ community. Most Sensible Seeds reviews in public forums are very positive. This company was one of the very first online seed retailers, founded over 20 years ago by people with a passion for cannabis seeds. Sensible Seeds is a family-owned business, touting honesty and integrity as its core values. It’s worth noting that Sensible Seeds is strictly a cannabis seed reseller, and does not sell any breeds of its own.

Sensible Seeds Quality and Selection

Sensible Seeds offers an enormous inventory to choose from, featuring over 3000 different strains from over 150 well-known breeders. Most of Sensible Seeds’ customers have come away happy with the quality of their seeds and marijuana crops. However, there have been several instances of male plants growing from seeds that were advertised as fully feminized, pollinating, and therefore destroying, an entire crop of weed. There have also been cases of seeds arriving dry and cracked and then completely failing to germinate.

Sensible Seeds Customer Service Review

In general, Sensible Seeds does hold true to its family-owned values, maintaining a presence in grower’s forums to respond to inquiries or offer support to customers with complaints, as well as being available via email or phone. However, this seed bank’s official stance is that they do not address germination problems or answer customer questions about germination, due to its current illegal status in the UK. This also means that Sensible Seeds does not offer a germination guarantee. Though returns of unused seeds are allowed within seven days after receipt, as long as the seeds are still in their original packaging.

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White Widow Max

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Website Design and Navigation

It appears that Sensible Seeds has not updated its website since the company was founded, two decades ago. Sensibleseeds.com has an obviously outdated look with a lot of visual clutter to sift through. In addition to making the shopping experience less enjoyable, this outdated appearance might make Sensibleseeds.com appear less credible to a new buyer who knows nothing about the company.

That being said, the search function on this site does work well, with plenty of filtering options to narrow down their huge inventory into just what you’re looking for. Sensibleseeds.com also includes a promotions page, listing all the current specials in one place. Customers can also track their orders directly from Sensibleseeds.com.

Price and Payment Options

Sensible Seeds’ prices are fair, compared to other comparable seed banks. This company also offers to match competitor prices for the same in-stock strains listed for less elsewhere. Of course, seed prices from such a huge retailer vary greatly depending on the breeder and strain, making Sensible Seeds a shop with something for every budget.

Accepted Payment Methods

Sensible Seeds offers several ways to pay. Cryptocurrency (Bitcoin, Ether, XRP, Litecoin, or Bitcoin Cash) is this seed bank’s preferred payment method. Buyers who pay this way are rewarded with a 25% discount on their order. For those who don’t use cryptocurrency, Sensible Seeds also accepts cash by mail in all major currencies.

If you prefer to pay for your seeds via credit or debit card, there is a way to do so, but it involves extra steps. Buyers may purchase a virtual gift card covering the cost of their seed order from Amazon UK – and then email the gift card to Sensible Seeds as payment. This is one of the more unusual payment methods we’ve come across, but Sensible Seeds tries to make the extra steps worth their customers’ while, sending them five bonus seeds for orders over €50.

Sensible Seeds Shipping and Stealth

Sensible Seeds ships anywhere in the world, from its hub in the United Kingdom. Orders are sent via Royal Mail, and UK orders typically arrive in 1-3 working days and must be signed for at delivery. Orders sent elsewhere in the world typically travel via Royal Mail Airsure, which does not require a signature. European orders typically arrive between 3-5 days, with 5-14 days delivery time expected everywhere else.

Sensible Seeds’ packaging is plain and simple, with no text other than addresses and the recipient’s name. As an extra layer of privacy, the company’s return address is not the same address as its shipping hub. For those who require additional stealth, Sensible Seeds offers options such as wrapping seeds inside a t-shirt or even unpackaging the seeds and posing them as beads in a craft bead kit. A nice thing about this seed bank is that they are open to discussing buyers’ stealth needs with them directly before settling on a packaging option.

In Conclusion – Sensible Seeds Review, 2022

Overall, Sensible Seeds is a nice seed bank, and we like a lot of things about them. They do have an enormous inventory and shipping has been effectively stealthy and consistent. Sensible Seeds loses some points with us over its outdated website, which makes online shopping with this company far less enjoyable than it could be. We also find the rise in reports of male plants growing from feminized seeds quite concerning – especially since Sensible Seeds does not offer a germination guarantee. Unfortunately, despite its good qualities, issues like these prevent us from naming Sensible Seeds as a top resource for consistent, quality cannabis seeds.
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