Post # 1
so my ex-boyfriend and I broke up 3 years ago and obviously I’m happy and in love and getting married. However, the time has come for me to pick out china and the thought of it made me want to cry. Why? Well, to put it VERY NICELY he wasn’t a very nice guys lets just say, so the break up didn’t go very well. I was in college when i ended it and the storage shed, with both of our stuff was in our hometown, a part that i overlooked. Needless to say, he took ALL of my stuff, including my father’s antique saxophone from Vietnam and the WORST part, my grandmother’s china, who i never got to meet and that is the only thing of hers left in the family!! Today, I found out via ebay, that he SOLD IT for $13!!! I bawled for like a hour and now i just have to vent. I still cannot believe he would do that, I even offered to pay him for it, that’s how much it means to me. What made me cry harder was that FH husbands mother had FINALLY convinced me to pick out china yesterday. I have been putting it off because all i really want is my grandma’s. 🙁
So, to make this post longer, I wrote the seller a message explaining my situation and pretty much begging her to find a place in her heart to help me, with reimbursement of course. Hopefully she understands…
Post # 3
I’m so very sorry 🙁 That is awful 🙁
Do you know what pattern it was or who makes it? http://www.replacements.com carries ALL china EVER made and its priced very well. I think you may even be able to register with them. My mother has purchased items for her china set to replace things that have broken. I have purchased Waterford Crystal in my pattern, which are cheaper to buy through them (no tax).
Just a thought!
Post # 4
((HUGS)) he sounds like a grade a jerk perhaps the seller will sell it back to you.
Post # 5
that is completely ridiculous and horribly insensitive of your ex =( totally understandable that you’d be emotional over it!
was the china worth a lot (other than sentimental value?) – is there anyway you could recover it?
Post # 6
Oh my gosh, Im so sorry 🙁
I cant imagine how hurtful that must be for you. Ex-boyfriends SUCK!!!!! Thats why they are ex’s
Post # 7
Hopefully the buyer will understand! That makes me so sad. I can’t believe that your ex would do that to you, but like HoneyBear said…that is why he is your ex!! 🙁
Post # 8
Have you filed a police report and contacted ebay to let them know that the property was stolen from you?
Post # 9
I’m so sorry that happened to you. I would try contacting ebay about it as well letting them know that the goods were stolen from you in the first place.
Post # 10
Did he sell them or did the storage company sell them? If the storage company sold them because he didn’t pay the bill, I think your out of luck.
Post # 11
If you know for a fact that he sold them you should report it to the police!! It’s theft!! Do you know his ebay name? If so, you can look him up and see everything he has sold.
Hopefully the buyer will be nice and give/sell it back to you but I’d be going directly to the police if you can’t get it back.
What a JERK!
Post # 12
Wow, he’s a monster. Hopefully with it being the holidays the buyer will find it in her heart to reunite you with your stolen china. If not, maybe you could go to replacements.com. Even if you can’t find an entire set, maybe you can find one place setting (plate, cup, saucer) and display them in a pretty shadow box so that you can alway have the memory of your grandmother on display for you to enjoy. Something like this one, at the link below?
Post # 13
I’m with the PP’s who say this is theft and he had no right to sell it. You should def. look into this, file a police report and get ebay involved.
Post # 14
Thanks for the support! Yep, def in first-class jerk. However, good news, the seller understood and let me purchase it back! Well, what’s left of what he didn’t package right and broke. Super nice lady!!
Thanks for all the links to replacement sites!! I’m gonna need it because there isn’t hardly anyting pieces left and I have nooo idea who made it (no stamps, seals, anything)
Post # 15
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Wow, that is so awesome that the person who bought the China sold it back to you! What a sweetheart!
Post # 16
awww that’s so wonderful of the lady! It’s like she balanced out your ex’s jerkyness 🙂