I had bid on a lot of 4 Government Issue records from someone on ebay about a month ago now, maybe a little more. I won the auction and paypal’d the guy about 10 minutes after it was over. He charged me 10 bucks for shipping, which was high, but I figured it would cost 5-6 bucks priority mail, so the extra couple bucks wasn’t that big of a deal. So I waited for my package to arrive, and waited and waited. A couple weeks go by and nothing. I email the guy and he claimed he had a death in the family and was out of town and would send them as soon as he returned in a week. 2 more weeks later, nothing. I email again asking where my package is, he apologized and said it would go out on monday, which was 9 days ago now. Yesterday I still had no package, and more than enough time went by for it to arrive had it been sent via priority which my 10 bucks MORE than covered. I email the guy again and said it went out, but not via priority, which meant he sent it media mail, which COSTS $2. So I asked him why he gouged me on shipping so he could profit $8 off the shipping after taking forever to mail my package. He then goes on to tell me the money goes to cover the mailer, shipping, gas to the PO, his ebay fees and his time! What the fuck is that?! The mailer I’ll give him but the rest is bullshit. So I told him I wanted to be refunded some of the money he bilked me out of for the shipping as that was a total ripoff. He told me no and sent me this bit of wisdom.
you are so mad about this. I have paid $6 shipping for a lousy punk patch
mailed in a standard envelope with a stamp and not been mad. The shipping is
listed but sometimes people dont realize that there is more with the shipping than
the actual postage. I spend good money to mail the LP’s in special boxes
designed to keep them safe. The point is you bid knowing what the fee was. I have
had no one complain about this till now. I am sorry however that recent health
problems and some family stuff made it take so long to mail out. THAT i do
owe you an apology for. I will leave you the same feedback you do me and besides
the shipping I hope you are happy with the LP’s. You still got a pretty good
deal. PS: I also have to drive almost 8 miles to reach the PO. I live in the woods.
At this point, I’m about to look up his address, take a road trip and go and punch him in the face. So here is my response:
So let me get this straight, you are going to leave me the SAME feedback I leave?! So yr feedback is going to read like this…
“took forever to send my package, charged me $10 for shipping and sent media mail. a lousy seller”
Yeah that makes a lot of sense. Truth is you have ZERO grounds to leave me anything but positive feedback that says…
“paid me in about 10 mins of auction close”
Anything other than the truth is called SLANDER, which from what I understand, is an actionable offense.
And to review the math.
Mailer – $2 (and that is being generous)
Shipping – $5 (priority mail based on weight)
gas – you live 8 miles from a PO you claim. the average cost of a gallon of gas is 1.50. most cars get about 20 miles to a gallon. yr round trip to the PO is 16 miles, therefore costing 1 gallon of gas.
ebay fees are NOT the responsibility of the buyer, but that of the SELLER. Neither is the gas to the PO because “i live in the woods 8 miles away”. Buy some stamps and mail the shit from home if that is a probelm, it is not up to the buyer to get you to the PO. Even allowing your need for gas, you still ripped me off, and took forever to send me something I still don’t have, and you didn’t even bother to communicate to me that you were “having problems” until I emailed you asking where my records were.
That makes the total as I see it, $8.50. However, you decided to pimp me and profit by sending it media mail, which was about $2. That makes the total for the above $5.50! So I don’t know what kind of math you were taught, but the one I learned tells me I IN NO WAY “STILL GOT A GOOD DEAL” as you put it.
Furthermore, since you decided to take a month to get to a PO, I would think the right thing to do AT LEAST would have been to send it priority mail, which even taking into account your need for gas and a mailer and “your precious time spent mailing them” was more than covered in the 10 bucks you charged me to sit on your ass for a month and then send my package via turtle.
My paypal email is REMOVED FOR ANTI-SPAM PURPOSES
I would think the right thing for you to do is to send me back 5 bucks to make this right.
I’m sure the jackass is not going to do the right thing. His ebay username is tedsfrozenhead, I HIGHLY advise you to NEVER buy anything from this guy unless you like yr time wasted and throwing away money.