A running dialogue of my life...family, friends, work....and the craziness I sometimes see and hear.
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
People are Scum
I recently entered into the world of EBay to help my Dad out with selling a few items he had in his house.
One item was a Royal Doulton figurine of a dog holding a bird. Pretty ugly in my estimation, but some people collect these things, so we put it up on EBay.
Luckily, somebody liked it enough to pay $81 for it. The person is from Florida - I live in NH - so she paid me through Paypal and the very next day my Dad mailed the item to Florida. Case closed, right?
Wrong. This weekend, a full month after the item was mailed, I got a note through Ebay from the buyer saying she never received the item.
Luckily, Dad had insured it, and was able to go to the post office and they could track the exact time and date the item was delivered to the woman's house.
I sent the woman a note back saying we had the receipt, we could prove it was delivered, and that now it was her responsibility to find out what happened to it. It was a good try, on her part, to get her money AND the item.
Hopefully, it's checkmate with the insurance receipt.
I let my Dad know, and I told him I bet we never hear from this woman again. We'll see.