- 4 years ago
- Wedding: July 2015
Over 2 weeks ago I bought quite a high end item off eBay. I paid quite alot to have the item couriered to me, on next day delivery. I paid on a Sunday, was expecting the item by the Wednesday, at the latest.
On the Tuesday, I sent the seller an email, asking to let me know when it was sent, and the tracking number for the item. Don’t get a reply until the Wednesday, advising me she is posting it the next day, the Thursday, and I should have it on the Friday. Not too happy, but okay…
Friday: Wait in all day, item doesn’t arrive. Saturday: Same story. Send a email through eBay to the seller, basically asking WTF? (but in far politer terms). Get a reply ‘Oh sorry, I sent it to the wrong person, made a mistake when I was getting the address from Paypal’….alright, mistakes happen etc. But what has got me a bit bothered was the rest of the reply. Seller goes off on a long message about how her father has been in hospital with an blood clot etc. I know from looking at her activity that she’s still active on eBay during all of this, been buying up a storm probably with the money I paid her!
Anyway. After this, I get no communications from her until I email her Tuesday just gone, asking for an update on what was happening, had she got the item back from the person she mistakenly sent it to etc…get another reply back, saying that it had arrived back to her that same day, she’d get it out to me on Thursday, arriving today (Friday) Then whinging about how much she was shelling out on couriers…
I take a day off work today (Friday) to wait in for the courier… no show. Yet another email from me to her…a email late tonight ‘oh sorry, I didn’t arrange it in time’…
What I’m asking is, am I wrong to feel the whole ‘dad in hospital’ bit is a load of crap, she’s just a crap seller, and I don’t like being jerked around and an attempt being made to make me feel guilty ? And would I be justified in leaving negative feedback?
We are talking just short of a $1000 dollars here. The seller, even though she supposedly has her father at death’s door, has been very actively buying on eBay the whole time….