In March of 2013 I wrote a blog about this buyer that bought some silverware from me.. HERE Sunday evening (as in yesterday) the same buyer messaged this to me:
"You have me blocked from bidding?? No issues with you that I know about? … I buy 4 re-sale& a steady buyer"
I responded immediately and told her I wasn't sure what happened, but I would look it up. I do a search of my Outlook… because I save all my eBay messages in folders by month and year, and there it is from March 2013. I message her giving her a short run down of what happened:
"Hi. I figured out what happened. You purchased an item from me in January of 2013. You received your item and then sent it off (without inspecting it) to Replacements.com. 38 days later, you messaged me through eBay and wanted to return the item because Replacements said that the item (which was marked Yamazaki/Hafina) is Yamazaki/Hafina Patrick flatware. You wanted me to pay for the 15.00 Replacements fee and your return. I told you I would be happy to accept the return even though it was out of my return policy, and even though you left positive feedback saying it was "as described" I refused to pay return shipping or your fee through replacements. Over a year has gone by, and you never sent the product back. Because of the way you handled the transaction and thinking I was responsible FOR YOUR sale to ANOTHER BUYER, I blocked you."
She messages this back to me:
"Here is another message. I am really upset as a frequent eBay buyer that I was unable to bid on your listing for lot of stainless flatware. Seems I was blocked?? I do remember buying from you in the distant past with no issues. If you have more of this pattern in any quantity, please contact me regarding a sale. In fact I'd appreciated a reply in either case. Looks like you have a steady supply of flatware inventory. Appreciated."
I don't respond, and she then sends me this..
"I hope you will have the courtesy to reply with a better explanation. Looks like Replacements likely rejected the flatware as misidentified? Please give me the item# and I will look into it myself. If the mistake was not mine you should understand my reluctance to pay a $15.00 return fee from Replacements Please reply. I really want to resolve this. If I do not hear from you I will ask eBay to contact you on my behalf."
She's now threatening to have eBay call me if I don't respond…You can't make this stuff up.