Sooooo…. As I’ve mentioned in pervious posts, I am on maternity leave and doing a lot of Ebaying to bring in some extra money and ensure that our home does not become over run by clothes and baby stuff which we are no longer using.
I have sold quite a bit so far with reasonable profit and good feedback so it has been pretty trouble free apart from an issue with selling one fridge twice and then sending the hubster over to deepest darkest Birkenhead to give the man a refund. Mr L did not fancy getting into a row about what exactly was owed so we probably have back more than was paid initially but happily he still has the use of all limbs so can’t complain really.
Not my finest hour.
Anyway- I checked my feedback today and had my first ever negative post. As soon as I saw it my back was up.
Who in Gods name is daring to sully my 100% feedback record? Now down to 90.9%. Devo’ed.
Was too annoyed to let the little red minus sign out of my head so clicked on it for details;
Blinking back at me was the following comment;
“Not as described. Horrible.”
Um- I’m sorry- what?!
Now you may be wondering what the item in question was.
Obviously for someone to be that annoyed they must have paid a bit of money to be so disappointed with the quality.
The item in question was a bundle of newborn clothes, 11 items in all which I described in absolutely anal detail including 8 pictures. Count ’em-, EIGHT.
Oooh- how much did that bundle rake in?
99 frigging pence. Are you fucking kidding me. Get a life.
This basically works out as less than 9p per item.
Now, what I should have done, is just thought to myself ‘what a dick’, and then carried on with my very exciting and grown up life.
What I actually did was email the penny pinching little twit to ask what the issue was.
She responded within seconds to say…
“Just not what I expected I wouldn’t sell them to anyone fair enough I only popped in last minute to bid and paid like 99p but I don’t think you should have actually put them on there in the bin .. Thanks anyway.”
To say I am shocked is an understatement.
Hummm- do I respond with my teacher head on to advise her of the incredibly poor grammar and punctuation in her speedily composed message?
Should I mention that what she has written makes little/no sense because of her lack of comprehension of the basic rules of the English language?
Do I go so far as to direct her to Amazon and the category entitled English for dummies?!
Nooo- what I actually do (because I am so mature) is simply reply;
Thought that would be the end of it. Wrong again Leary!!
“Wow? That’s exactly how I felt when I opened the parcel :)”
Aargh. I hope you choke on your abacus beads you tight ass.
Right. Lets go through the facts of the case again shall we?!
1) You are looking on eBay for second hand clothing bundles.
2) You could look through the description and the pictures.
3) You bid 99p and win the whole 11 items
4) I have to post the whole bundle all the way to SCOTLAND.
5) You have the audacity to complain about the quality of what arrives even though it is all exactly as described and photographed.
6) I make a loss after factoring in listings and postage.
Complaining in these circumstances is like being shocked you are eating pony hooves when you’ve purchased Asda basics lasagne.
I am now scheming how I can purchase something from her and then make an unnecessary and unjustified complaint. I need to get out more (and not just to Rhyme Time!!)
Unbelievable!! TFI Friday peeps! Have a lovely week end. Xxx