Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Listia doofus: serial # = refractor

I won a card for 176 credits. It was listed as a Refractor #'d to 150. The card was a bit dark in the picture, so admittedly I couldn't see the refractor-like shine that we all know. When the card arrived, lo and behold, it was not a refractor at all. Now, I'm not going to make a stink about a measly 176 credits. It's not even worth it to send it back. I'd just assume keep the stamp.

Here is our email chain. I'm not an internet troll by any means, but had to keep going with this one.

Me: Hello. Thanks for your prompt shipping. I did want to mention that the card was listed incorrectly. It's actually not a refractor. While it is indeed #'d to 150, this shouldn't have been listed as a refractor. I won't ask for a refund, but did just want to ask that you be more careful when listing your cards.

Seller: sorry but any ser numbered cards are refractors but you had seen the pic I don't know what to tell you

Me: If you think that any numbered cards are refractors, you need to learn what a refractor is. Not worth the trouble of returning the item over 150 credits or whatever, but please be more accurate with your listings. Not all serial numbered cards are refractors. Some are. Some are not. Refractors are a rainbow-like shine on Chrome cards - can be either Topps Chrome, Bowman Chrome, or Topps Finest. Just because a card is numbered, doesn't automatically make it a refractor.

Seller: no they jus put ser numbers on cards jus for the hell of it il give your credits back send the card back then

Me:  It's a serial numbered card!!! That doesn't mean it's a refractor. Those are two different things. I'm not disputing that it's not a serial numbered card. It is. It's simply not a refractor.

Look, I've never left negative feedback, but based on both of your responses, I'd like to. I'm not going to send it back because it's a cheap card not worth the price of a stamp, but just simply stating that it is not a refractor and that you should learn the different between a refractor and a serial numbered card.

Seller: That is a refractor if the y have a serial number on it jus mail it back il give you your credits u saw the pick n now u complaind send it back then

Me: No response because he BLOCKED me. Luckily I was able to leave neutral feedback.

What a massive assclown.

Any interesting stories to share about the uneducated idiots of Listia?

10 comments:

  1. Always causing trouble aren't you?

    That story was worth 176 credits I'd say! Small price to pay for good blog fodder.

    There are a ton of jacklegs on listia. I remember on one of my auctions the buyer asked for a refund 2 hours after the auction ended. "I changed my mind" was his reasoning.

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    1. Maybe he's the owner of the card shop I got in a fight with?

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  2. At this exact moment, I'm trying to extract EIGHT cards from a single top loader that have been inserted, somehow, together without so much as a penny sleeve. Some sellers are just complete morons.

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    1. Good look. So many turd sellers on the site.

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  3. Yikes, sorry you had to go through that.
    I've been tempted to join Listia but I never do. Stories like these justify my decision.

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  4. The worst part about it is that you were giving him honest feedback and trying to educate him. His grammar proves that education is not his forte. Sorry to hear about it, though!

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    1. Yeah, clearly not the brightest guy. I like his rationale though. If it has a "ser number" it's a refractor. You think they just throw ser numbers on cards for the hell of it?

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  5. Wow, what a thickheaded idiot.

    A favorite are the sellers that list an 1980 Topps or something and say it's autographed, when really it's just the pre-printed facsimile autograph that's on all versions of the card.

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    1. I'm having bad luck lately. Just had another person this morning act in a similar fashion. I don't know, maybe it's me...

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  6. Is it breach of any etiquette to list the seller's name so we can avoid that seller?

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