piemel wrote:like i said... stop worrying
oh give the guy a break---whe you purchased your first "expensive" print that rocked---you were super anxious---and perhaps a bit nervous it would not arrive. help the kid out! he is worried it wont arrive---give hi some assurance!!!!!!!!
not tryin to besmart--after all i am a n00b too
I'm not too worried that it wont arrive, I'm just worried about how long it may take as I don't like to (and probably wont) wait past paypals limit for filing claims. at first I was worried since i thought it was limited to 30 days which only gives me to the end of next week, but I've been corrected that its 45 days which leaves plenty of time.
Heres a good story for you guys to show you where i'm coming from. I purchased an expensive amplifier with paypal 2 years ago. Item never showed up, guys phone number and email went dead 5 days after I paid. Paypal only recovered a small chunk of the payment. I eventually tracked the guy down to a camaro forum (white trash I know) 2 months later. Funny enough the guy was a moderator there and everyone knew him and loved him although he had been missing for a month or two. When i posted that I thought I was getting ripped off I received a huge backlash of insults and rookie comments, "theres no way I could be getting ripped off" by this guy. My threads on him asking for contact info were constantly deleted by the other moderators and my account was put on hold. Despite this guy being a "stand up guy", he basically disappeared. End of story I got what I purchased about 6 months later, the "story" was that he had a nervous breakdown and had been hospitalized for a while. If I had not tracked down his friend and co-worker, and called their place of employment EVERY day to bug him on a refund or shipment of my amplifier, I would have never received it.
I highly doubt anyone at decoder ring had a nervous breakdown or is trying to rip me off, however you never know what can happen, the guy in the story above was well respected, no one would have believed he would do that, and no one ever did believe me on that forum. My lesson learned? I now take all necessary precautions in protecting myself. If paypal says you must file a claim within 45 days, and there is an item I haven't received within 45, I will file a claim no matter how well respected or known the seller is.
I originally thought that the limit for filing a claim was 30 days, which is one week from now, obviously it would be cutting it close which is why I started posting about this. 45 days gives another 3 weeks and I fully expect this to arrive within that time frame from what you guys are telling me.