I picked up Rhizomes today from my LHBS. I paid a whopping $0.00 -- therefore, cannot complain! The rhizomes are cascade and have been kept healthy since dug up two days ago (damp and cool in the fridge).
I see a very few roots, but no buds whatsoever. I do see a few spots that might be bud eyes, but most sections (I have 20-sections) are somewhat free from anything that resembles buds or roots.
How would you proceed? I am fine planting in containers and re-transplanting if that is what it takes.
Get out while you can....