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Dear eBay Queen: My Buyer Doesn’t Know the Difference between a Womens & Juniors Size.

Dear eBay Queen:

I listed a Janzen Swimsuit as a women’s size 10, because the tag said size 10.  It didn’t say “women’s,” but it was a female or women’s swimsuit. I received this message from the buyer:

“I received the swimsuit, however it is not a women’s size 10.  This is a junior’s size 10.  I have not tried it on, and the tags are still attached. I would like to return it.”

I responded:

“I realize that I have no returns listed, but I would be happy to accept a return.  I will not pay return shipping though; since it is being returned for size reasons.  If you’d like to open up a return request I would be happy to approve it.  I’m sorry it did not fit.”

The buyer messaged me back:

“Your customer service is subpar. You should try to be like a real company and pay my shipping.”

She opened a return for the item not being as described, and I went ahead and approved it because I didn’t have any other choice.  She sent the swimsuit back, and I refunded her money.  Today she left a negative, and I called eBay. eBay reversed the claim and closed it in my favor. The eBay rep said that “a size 10 is a women’s size, and it t would have to be a 9 or 11 to be a junior.”  Is there any way I can get the negative removed?

Jamie

Dear Jamie:

I would give it 24 hours and the negative should drop off.  If for some reason it doesn’t, I would call eBay and ask them when it will be removed.

 

Dear eBay Queen:

I have always had great sellers up until now.  I purchased an item on eBay this week, and for whatever reason the shipping icon is showing, but the tracking number is not there.  I’ve checked every day, but no change. I messaged the seller 2 times; I still have not gotten any tracking. I messaged them again, and I asked very nicely for the tracking info.

She responded.  “I shipped it though PayPal. If you want the tracking number you can look it up there.”

I being unreasonable or is she just rude? I though updating the tracking was just standard practice? And yes I found the info (it took me about as much time to find it as it did for her to send that snarky reply). Now if I knew the info was there or had received a notification I never would have bothered her.

I know in some instances PayPal doesn’t update eBay with the tracking info, but do you as a seller normally update it yourself? I always double check to make sure the tracking is showing for the buyer. Am I missing something?  Do you think my feedback should reflect her attitude problem?

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Dear D.

It’s a really bad practice for a seller these days to not put a tracking number in, let alone be so rude.  A seller can never hope to be Top Rated or even be Above Standard if they do not follow the basic rules of shipping items.

You can leave whatever feedback you feel is appropriate.  If it were me I would review the feedback she as received as a seller and then make my decision.  If the item arrives in good condition and on time, I would probably leave a positive with the following feedback:  “Item arrived on time in good condition Seller rude when I asked a question”

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Strange eBay Item of the Week: Item #222382498155. Have you ever purchased furniture on ebay? Shipping can be pretty tricky, but you can find some unique pieces! Check out this lucite pineapple coffee table: Coffee Table Manor of Maison Jansen Lot 582 SOLD: $1000.00.

 

 

My eBay Week in Review

Here are this weeks happenings:

  1. We sold 2 bras to a buyer that said that one arrived dirty.  She wanted to removed the tags and wash the item, and be compensated for her efforts.  She had sent photos of the item and I’m not 100% it was even our bra.  (no tag or the blue return tag).

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We replied to her feedback threat with this:

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We asked her to return it, and no reply.  I’m waiting on the negative feedback.

2.  We had a buyer open a return request stating that the bra was a 34B NOT a 34C as it was listed.  I was freaked out about thinking how could I have screwed up this bad?!?!

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Buyer says in the return: Doesn’t match description or photos.  States: “This is level 3 Clavin Klein.  The tag says 34C but it is actually a34B.  It is not as describe.  Please provide a return shipping label.  I would like to return it for a full refund.”

The buyer ships the item back.

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And it’s not a 34B.  The size tag and hang tag both say 34C.  It simply did not fit her because it was a level 3 Push Up Bra.

We message the buyer

Hi! I received this bra back. I checked the inner tag and the outer hang tag. Both of these state that this is a 34C. Could you please let me know what you mean when you say I sent you the incorrect item?

She messages me back:

Your listing says it was a 34C

But it is a 34B

Why would you like to challenge a buyer ??

This info is something to help you re list it correctly next time

I message her:

“I have refunded your money less the shipping as you opened the request as not as described when clearly you purchase a push up bra and it did not fit you. Had you opened the return request correctly as “it did not fit” or you “didn’t like it” I would have been willing to pay your shipping because of your honesty.”

She messages me back:

my dear
we are not making friends here
so please beware about how you talk to a ebay customer

I am an ebay customer

ebay cares about good reputation and all the buyer’s shopping experiences here

and
as a seller
it is your obligation on your contract with ebay;
you are 100% responsible to make sure about the info you are putting up on your listing,
must be 100% as correct as what you send out to your buyer

IT IS NOT AS DESCRIBED

you have make up some “reasons” for your not refunding the remaining of what I have paid

I think it would be appropriate for me to consult with an ebay resolution center specialist
and
based on how you talk here…..

my dear
ebay encourages all buyers to objectively reflect their experience with the seller

that is you

I’m waiting to see what this little gem brings me.

3.   An item broke in shipping.  Check out this one’s wording.

“Hello. I just received today and opened your item. The box is in pristine condition and item was packed carefully with a great deal of bubble wrap. Nevertheless, the item’s rear right leg is completely broken off. This fact is really surprising to me considering the careful wrapping and undamaged box. I do know that most often, items of this kind, when new, are shipped within pre-shaped Styrofoam before boxed. I can fix the item and touch it up, so I am willing to keep the item. However, I wI’ll leave it to you to offer a partial refund, as the item is damaged. I have not provided feedback or contacted Ebay as yet. I am a frequent buyer with a 100% rating, and I have had an outstanding and long relationship with Ebay and Paypal. Almost always I provide 100% feedback to the seller. I do not sell. Items are for my personal collection. Thank you, and I hope to hear from you soon”

She does not want to turn it in for UPS to pick up and receive another one.. she just wants 30% back and to keep it.

Broken Cake Stands, UPS, Unreasonable Buyers, and eBay

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Around two weeks ago I sold a cake plate.  You know the kind metal filigree stand with glass dome?  As we I’ve always done, we double box the item and send it off UPS.

The buyer even requested I ship it UPS.

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Except I think she wanted the UPS store to ship the item.  (You’ll see this in later messages)

I messaged her and said it would be shipped via UPS.  We sent out the item, double boxed, and received a messaged stating that the scroll filigree work on the metal base broke.

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If you’ve never submitted a claim with UPS, they require the buyers phone number.  They will call the buyer and schedule a pick up with them.

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Uh.. that’s not what I asked you to do.

I message the buyer again and ask them to please give me their phone number and allow me to have UPS pick it up.  Once they pick it up I can refund her money.

The buyer then opens a return request.

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Did you see ‘UPS did not package this purchase’? Her address is a UPS store.  I wonder if the UPS store had a role in this debacle?

You see how she is stating she will not “request a return from UPS”?  AND in all of our messages she adds a note for eBay.

I call eBay where the representative volunteers to message the buyer and urge her to work with me.  The message from the eBay rep even states that “if you return the item to the seller, the insurance will be void” and we need to have the carrier pick up the item per their policy.

I respond to her in the return request:

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“We” packed the item.  It was double boxed and UPS picked it up from our business and shipped it to your home.  When UPS has a breakage there are rules that are put on me the shipper to follow.  I’ve sent you the instructions on how to get the fast refund possible and you’ve refused. Perhaps I did not explain well enough in previous emails.  When there is a breakage UPS will pick up the broken item and the packaging from your house.  They will start the refund process since there was insurance place on the package.  In order to start his process i need your phone number.  UPS will call you and set u a time to pick it up.  They will pick up the item and issue a refund.  It takes bout a week or two for this to happen and there is very little effort you will need to do besides answering the phone and scheduling a pick up.  This is what is required for a return.  Please send me the best phone number for UPS t get a hold of you and we can get the process started.

She responds:

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Once again. We are Not going to allow UPS to be responsible for an item that was shipped damaged.  Maybe we were not clear.  We are Not going to hold UPS responsible for this item you sent so “carefully packaged”.  Once questions… Since you packaged the item so carefully and double boxed package.  Why did this item arrive broken?  Well the box was not damaged at all and the contents wee still in place.  Seems like you are holding UPS responsible for something that they are not responsible for  We will surely explain this to UPS.  Once again we are not going to accept a claim from UPS.  THIS HAS NOT BEEN A VERY PLEASANT EXPERIENCE. PLEASE DO NOT MAKE THIS A SPECIAL SITUATION. Thank you.

I called eBay.  Where the representative told me that I did not make myself clear in the messages that she was going to receive a refund.  SOOOOO  I message the buyer again.

It does not matter how well you package an item sometimes it breaks. The glass usually breaks and on this item it did not. It was the metal. It was not intentional. WHY would a seller of 19 years want a customer to receive a broken item? I packaged the item sent it to you with insurance.  I purchased insurance on this item for a situation like this.  If I had not purchased insurance I would be responsible. I spoke to an eBay representative and they thought I was not clear that this is UPS’ policy and that I am following their rules.  Once again here are the steps to getting this claim done as quickly as possible.

The way this is being handle is how UPS handles breakages.

#1 I submit the claim with your number

#2 They call you

#3 You package the item in the original packaging and leave it for them to pick up.

#4 They pick it up inspect it

#5 They call me to ask what was in there.

#6 a refund is issued.

Please message me your phone number as soon as possible so that I can get this process started.

She responds:

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You are not understanding that we are not going to be part of a claim blaming or holding UPS responsible for the damage done to our item.  That’s it EBAY will definitely have to step in.  even if you do submit a claim, once UPS contacts us we are going to explain what took place.  That’s it… We wish that we never came in touch with you and your item.  We are not going to hold UPS responsible.  you don’t have to explain any more. We will get EBAY involved.

I contacted eBay again.  The person I spoke to volunteered to call the customer and explain that this was what they were supposed to do.  If they sent it back to me the insurance I put on the package would be void.  I guess the buyer was rude and belligerent with the eBay rep.  I received a call back from the eBay rep and she explained the only choice she thought I had was to escalate the claim and have it closed against me THEN appeal the claim and  everything would be rainbows.

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All is well that ends well?

That Time We Rescued a Cow

I was almost home.. driving down my my dusty gravel road and I saw a cow.  I kind of like these cows.  They are not mine, but I see them almost everyday when I leave our house.  On this night I thought it was weird that there were only 2 cows in the field… and one seemed to be staring at the tree.

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I slowed down to check out what was going on and realized that the baby cow was stuck.  We could not get a hold of the cow’s owners.  I thought I would walk out into the field and help the cow get out, but The Man said “you don’t have on the right shoes.”  That’s crazy talk.. because if you know me.. you know I always have on the “right shoes”.

20160829_193717.jpgYou can’t see The Man he’s behind the tree.  That’s #3 she apparently has “the right shoes” and went out to help.

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Here’s Elvis.  He came down to see if we needed help.

20160829_194035.jpg#3 needed a Fatherly escort back to the fence, while Elvis keeps a watchful eye on Mamma Cow.

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#2 brought tools just in case we needed to cut the tree.

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Our neighbor Josh stopped by and he tickled the cow’s chin and he lifted it up enough and was freed.

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See you later cow #236

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