Thursday, July 16, 2015
An eBay idiot
I tend to be pretty tolerant with ebay sellers. The vast majority I have bought from have been great. Once in a while you get one who is a bad apple or maybe could have shipped a product better. Then another time, you get a complete jerk like the one I dealt with yesterday.
A few days ago, I found a Ty Hensley card I needed that doesn't pop up often - a 2012 Bowman Chrome Gold Refractor. Shipping was $3.50, which I hate, but I knew the bidding wouldn't be high, and I really wanted this card, as it's not common to come across.
I won the auction for $1.37 + the $3.50 shipping. You'd think that would mean a bubble mailer and tracking, right? Right? Nope. Here's how the card arrived:
I sent the seller the following note, word for word:
I'm very disappointed in the shipping of this item. $3.50 for shipping and it was sent in a plain white envelope? The card was halfway out of the top loader as well.
For $3.50, this should have been in a bubble mailer with tracking.
The seller responded with the following, again, word for word:
send it back ill give your $back
about you dont buy any of my cards refracters for 1.37
if thats how you feel give me bad feed back
Really? So basically, the card didn't sell for what he hoped, so he decided to make a little extra on shipping. Shady.
I knew this wasn't going to go far, but I followed up once more:
Gladly left negative feedback for your rude response. It's not hard to be courteous. Enjoy making money off shipping.
Best of luck.
He sent two more emails after that:
bite me $1.37
I don't know if I'm dealing with a child or what, but I let it go. No sense in clearly getting into a juvenile back and forth. I need the card, so I'm not sending it back. It's not worth the time. However, this guy is clearly making money off of shipping, and justifies it by what the card sells for. Unreal.
So, my advice, don't buy from: dlcarpets09.