I recently purchased a large live plant (palm) from Sams Club. I have many plants in my home, some that are over 30 years old.
Needless to say, when I purchased the plant I also purchased bug infestation that came along with it. I understand this could happen from any merchant but most do take care (water, fertilize and spray) before selling.
Sams Club must not have the man power to pay an associate to take care of their plants for sale. In the future, I will not spend my hard earned money on their plants just to lose the ones that I have had for many years.