Corona Virus + eBay = Wild Returns

Sometimes I get some crazy eBay messages from eBay buyers.  This message was a little off to me.

Purchased a lawn chair, in February 2020

Message from buyer:

I’m contacting you in regards to the above aforementioned items. I received the package it was in fine condition I open up the box and remove the folding lawnchair. I have two friends come over if I’m lucky weigh 150 pounds each and they collapsed in the chair. The screws that it hears the chair together in the middle popped out that was very dangerous I had to help these ppl up. Fortunately neither was injured.

Please contact me with what you would like to do with regards to this situation. I did not want to leave a bad review on this.


My message

I am so sorry this item is broken.  Could you take a photo of the damage?

Message from the Buyer:

No I do not have a camera. Just send me another item.  The Corona is going around!


My Message:

I am so sorry this happened to you. We have a 30 day return policy, and I see you purchased this in February. If you would like to return it you can send it to: XXX and we will refund your money.


Message from the Buyer:

Seeing the covid 19 has been around since January, it would kind of you to extend the return policy as well as credit me and send a new 1.


So she can’t send a photo, and can’t send the item back because of the Corona virus.. but can have friends over to sit in 1 lawn chair not 6ft apart?

Monday 3-22-2020 Quarantine Day 1

I live about 50 miles south of Kansas City.  Last Tuesday the company that I am an eBay consultant for sent most of their staff home to work.  I was one of those people.  I mostly work from home for them anyway, so it was not that big of a deal.  Friday of last week The Man’s company sent him home for 14 days.   Tomorrow 3-22-2020 the 3 county’s surrounding us have issued a “stay home order.”  I think it’s going to be an interesting 30 days at our home.

Monday’s To Do 

  • School
  • Write up and list eBay and Amazon
  • Send “offers” to buyers
  • Dinner =
  • Figure out how to close eBay returns since we can not call in.
  • Plan and Write up One and only listings for April
  • Plan eBay promotions April-May
  • Check 1 things off the “consultant list”
  • Inventory the freezer
  • Post Office
  • Walgreens
  • Pick up Walmart order
  • Phone meeting @10:00am