"Impatient noob"....my god, I just finished dealing with one. Here's the timeline:binky79 wrote:Called out for not shipping in a week. Might be a good idea to let callout threads mellow a while before adding them here. Wouldnt want to tarnish a good members name because of an impatient noob.
Thursday - deal reached, payment sent to me
Friday - $45 item sent by me
Late Friday night - buyer informed me that tracking # didn't work
Saturday morning - replied, said don't worry but then figured out I mistyped the tracking # and let the buyer know about it
Monday - told buyer that if it did not arrive by Thursday to let me know
Wednesday - "It's still not here, what gives man??", long tirade from me about his impatience and my unwillingness to tarnish my good reputation over $45 by not refunding him after the appropriate amount of time
Thursday - tells me it still has not arrived, my palm presses and twists firmly against my forehead
Friday - asks me if I'm going to send refund, refund sent, second tirade sent
I can't imagine anyone on EB who has done more than a few deals who would be like this over a $45 item. It's not that any of this was technically wrong, but it just shows a complete lack of trust in the community. On top of that, I thought it was suspicious that the first time I ever mis-typed a tracking # was also when an item was not delivered. Seemed fishy to me, but I had no recourse.