Boring Bark & Landscape Materials
30265 SE Highway 212, Boring, OR 97009
I went to buy some of the thundereggs, 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 woman was very rude and was inconvenienced that we were there. Also there wasn't really anything in the pictures that was in the ad; and the "gem Quality opals" they charge $1 a gram for, is just the little pieces that break off the bigger pieces.
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