Saturday, January 16, 2010
One bad egg, One rotten apple
Now what's worse a seller that totally screws you or a seller that is incompetant when selling it blows your mind. Ok Ok I'm getting to my point.
On Nov 24 I won an auction for a pick lot of 50 2009 Upper Deck baseball cards. The seller had both series 1 and 2 to choose from but since i'm close to getting series 1 done I figured I'd take a nice chunk out of series 2. I paid the same day I won and sent my list of cards to the seller. They sent me an email back to clairify some issues and done and done, right? I figured cool should get these cards before the first. Well waited 3 weeks nothing and just as I was about to email the seller they marked it as shipping on Dec 14. Almost 3 weeks to the day. I figure cool maybe I'll get the cards before Christmas. Nope Christmas comes and goes and then New Years. Damn well now I'm a little pissed. I paid for first class postage and even living in bumblefuck Alaska mail gets here faster than that. So I pop off and email asking when and how the package was sent. I get an email back 3 days later with and I quote "hi u should have got it by now hope it didt get lost in the mail " Direct copy and paste from the email there. anyways on Jan 14 I get a package in the mail. It's my cards. But what's this the post mark says Jan 2. Over 2 weeks from the time it was marked as shipping. The only thing that saved this seller from negative feedback was the cards were in great shape and all there. I really wanted to pop another email off to them and tell them how pissed I was about having to wait almost 2 months to get my purchase, but I didn't I just wanted to be done with them, So I marked them as not to busness with again and left neutral feedback and a timeline of how slow they were. Still haven't heard back from them and I better not or they will get a piece of my mind.
I don't know it just floors me sometimes. As a seller I always try to get the package out the next day after I get paid and always ship in a bubble mailer, top loaders ect.
On a lighter note, I've decided like so many other bloggers out there to give Checkoutmycards.com a try. So far I'm getting a nice selection in my cart but i'm not overly pleased with the shipping break down. It just seems steep. Especially if your buying cheap cards and a lot of the.
Anyways, I'm working on a little side project right now about the history of modern trading card companies. It's kinda like a family tree of who owns what and were it came from. If anybody knows some good websites please pass them along. I've found a ton of stuff and believe it or not it's a pretty convoluted and incestuous topic. But I'm not done yet so that will be for another time.
GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR I remain the cynical one.