Featured another noobie eBay seller disaster : (((((

Discussion in 'Pottery, Glass, and Porcelain' started by TallCakes, Jul 31, 2016.

  1. KingofThings

    KingofThings 'Illiteracy is a terrible thing to waist' - MHH

    Now we know we're all paying for this ignorance. :(
     
  2. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    More like stupidity...
    If the box touches the glass
    It'll break, bet your ass !!
     
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  3. KingofThings

    KingofThings 'Illiteracy is a terrible thing to waist' - MHH

    I am using the homeowner's spare car to gofer materials.
    The rear license plate frame states; TOO BAD STUPID ISN'T PAINFUL
    -
    I suggest it is... Often.
    Can you say; Darwin Awards boys and girls?
     
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  4. johnnycb09

    johnnycb09 Well-Known Member

    This is really part of the reason I quit buying off ebay . When the miniature blown glass dishes I bought arrived loose in the box ( and all broken , of course ) that was the last straw . When I contacted the seller she said " I thought they were plastic "?!? If you cant tell glass from plastic you might not want to be selling online !
     
  5. KingofThings

    KingofThings 'Illiteracy is a terrible thing to waist' - MHH

    Good grief!!!!
    Twit.
     
  6. TheOLdGuy

    TheOLdGuy Well-Known Member

    Pulleeeze!!!!!!

    Let's not discuss politics here.

    Thanx.
     
  7. GaleriaGila

    GaleriaGila Hola, y'all!

    Back when I was wheeling and dealing in antique bird prints, I was shocked a couple of times when (despite polite urging to pack carefully) the prints arrived in a plain manila envelope, bent and roughed up. Since I have the persistent delusion that inanimate things have feelings, I would cry to see the pretty birds abused.
     
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  8. KingofThings

    KingofThings 'Illiteracy is a terrible thing to waist' - MHH

    I totally get that. :(
     
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  9. TheOLdGuy

    TheOLdGuy Well-Known Member

    I KNOW that plants have feelings. No question.

    Everything is made of atoms, including living and inanimate items. Though atoms don't "die," just move on to be part of something that is usually completely different, to me they may resent the forced change.

    In other words, I wholeheartedly agree, Gila.
     
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  10. Figtree3

    Figtree3 What would you do if you weren't afraid?

    Earlier this year something broke in a package coming to me. The seller was great to deal with, so won't say much about that. I had taken photos of the packaging at their request and sent the photos to them, since they were going to file a claim. It seemed to me to be a lot more an issue of inadequate padding in the package, and a lot less related to postal mishandling. And the post office even sent me a letter telling me to keep the item and all of its packaging in case they needed them for the investigation. By then I had long ago thrown the packaging away, but still had the broken item and had not tried to fix it yet. ... Well, the p.o. never did follow up with wanting to see the packaging. I don't know whether the seller ever got the refund. The seller just told me to keep the item (which is repairable, but will not be worth anything even if repaired). The seller also cancelled the transaction, at my request. They had refunded my money and then it looked like I had an upaid eBay item before they cancelled it.
     
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  11. KingofThings

    KingofThings 'Illiteracy is a terrible thing to waist' - MHH

    I just remembered the Statue of Liberty framed piece I told you all about long ago now... :(
    That was an ETSY purchase.
    That woman had to have had mental issues and I think ETSY agreed but didn't exactly say so.
     
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  12. bluemoon

    bluemoon Member

    I once bought a large chandelier that had hundreds of big and heavy crystals on it. I think I also asked the seller to package it carefully, but low and behold: the crystals had ALL been shoved into a bulging and weak cardboard box without ANY protective materials, nothing around them. Of course most had got chipped or scratched. The metallic parts of the chandelier were in a garbage bag.


    Other than that and a broken picture frame glass, I luckily have not encountered much shipping damage.
     
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  13. rhiwfield

    rhiwfield Well-Known Member

    It is easy to take a few experiences and tar all ebay sellers with the same brush. We sell mostly glass and china and self insure all our packages. Can't recall the last time we had damage.

    But we had the buyer of an old and rare enamel badge complain we had overpacked it by putting it into a small cardboard box with foam liner instead of a jiffy bag. That buyer is now blocked.
     
  14. komokwa

    komokwa The Truth is out there...!

    Ahhh, if it was only a few sellers........but it's not !;)

    If you do it the right way.....just don't count yourself among those that don't !!
    :):):)
     
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  15. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    I had a few things, packed well, arrive at their destinations broken. After that I pretty well swore off breakables that were too big to fit into a watch box.
     
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  16. KingofThings

    KingofThings 'Illiteracy is a terrible thing to waist' - MHH

    That person is a reverse twit!
     
  17. KingofThings

    KingofThings 'Illiteracy is a terrible thing to waist' - MHH

    Ha!!!!!
     
  18. evelyb30

    evelyb30 Well-Known Member

    I had them insured, but even still; there's no point in sacrificing one of a kind pieces to the Postal Gods. Chipped Wal-mart plates will do for the likes of them!
     
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  19. GaleriaGila

    GaleriaGila Hola, y'all!

    King... thanks for understanding my delusion about things having feelings.

    OG, thank YOU for giving me a very impressive-sounding non-delusional basis for feeling like that. I will memorize it.
     
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  20. KingofThings

    KingofThings 'Illiteracy is a terrible thing to waist' - MHH

    Baraka is an Arabian word, a word we come close to as defined by 'favorite', a thing we have feelings for... Maybe it's our favorite jeans. See?
    It was the title of my first Assemblage show.
    When I make my assemblages I use 'housings' such as old kitchen drawers and old suitcases.
    These things alone have had many varied things within them, things that some or many have owned.
    The found objects I use all have similar 'experiences' also.
    When I put them all together they then tell a new story.
    :)
     
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