Wednesday, October 1, 2008

I Hate People

OK, maybe that's a bit strong. I don't hate people . . . actually I like the concept of people, but somehow, someway, people always seems to ruin that concept.

Case in point:

A recent sale I made on eBay has resulted in a dispute being filed by the seller through PayPal.

The complaint- Item not as described.

The buyer said that 200 or more of the cards from an assorted lot of NFL Kickoff have dinged corners.

A look at my feedback indicates never a problem with condition. Also, I know for a fact, that after busting and reviewing the box I carefully put the just opened cards in a 300 count box.

I always list my cards an NMMT+ to Mint or better. Most of the stuff you pull from a pack is Mint but I learned my lesson with a previous a*#hole and now am more general. There are way too many nitpickers out there.

So because the cards are damaged he files the "Item significantly not as described" complaint.

OK, ATTENTION EVERY EBAY BUYER OUT THERE. ON OCCASION THE POST OFFICE WILL MISHANDLE AND DAMAGE A PACKAGE.

THAT IS WHY THEY HAVE INSURANCE!!!!

I make insurance optional on every listing

Guess what? This guy didn't buy insurance and is trying to blame me for his damaged product.

I hate people.

2 comments:

Cesario said...

Well, insurance it's a good way to solve broken packages.

thehamiltonian said...

It sucks - but by accepting Paypal, you've basically agreed that you will get the package to them, in the condition that was stated. Giving buyers the option to purchase insurance isn't enough - most buyers know that Paypal will cover them in these cases, and opt not to add on the insurance. The only way around it is to make insurance mandatory on amounts you don't want to lose.

I believe for a 'significantly not as described' claim, the buyer has to return the goods at his own expense, and prove their return, so if he is just being overly picky, you should make out OK. But, I agree with you - it still sucks. Paypal and eBay are tilted strongly in favour of the buyers,

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