Most of my regular readers (God bless the 3 of you!) know that I sell stuff on eBay. I have to. Not because I need the dough all that much, but because if I didn’t, a documentary crew would show up on my doorstep to do a doc on hoarding. Actually, I’m now a semi-hoarder. I still buy loads of crap that I have no use for but it doesn’t bother me any longer when I need to get rid of it. Now, I buy it and either give it away or sell it on eBay. Just today, I went to a bag sale. A bag sale is where you buy a large bag and stick everything that you can fit in it for $15.00. I bought 2 bags. I really only wanted some stuff that would have filled up maybe a quarter of a bag but being the good lil’ hoarder that I am, I just had to stuff those suckers so full that the tops wouldn’t even close.
I, also, went to an auction on Friday nite. Auctions use to be a regular thing with me and hubby. At local auctions, they offer box deals. A box deal will go for $1to $2. I’d go up and peek in the box and see one or two things that are useful and end up with a huge box full of broken crap that I then, had to get rid of. Plus, I’m a pity bidder. If the auctioneer is working his/her butt off and nobody is bidding (because he/she is auctioning broken, useless crap), I always feel sorry for them and end up bidding on stuff that is not even worthy of the dump.
I quit out of necessity. I was spending too much time and money hauling boxes of broken toys, stained blankets, broken eyeglasses and other crap to the dump.
Friday nite, the auctioneer was a woman that I know. She’s a very nice woman and I started feeling the “pity pull” and knew that I needed to leave. But, of course, I didn’t. I didn’t do too awful, though. I ended up with only one box of junk that I had to get rid of but I, also, bought 2 mannequin legs. I love those legs! I’ve got all kinds of great ideas to use those legs. My plan was to get a piece of glass and make a table. And, at Christmas, I could envision a small Christmas tree sitting on them. I was mightily disappointed when I got home and realized that they were 2 different sizes. I don’t care. I’m keeping them!!!!!!
and the freaks are coming out again on eBay.
First, I had a person whom I presumed was a woman buy a pair of earrings from me. Later, in the mail, I got this fabulous card written in beautiful, long-hand writing. It was from “Queenie B” who wrote about about his life and his drag show performances. He/she was very nice. I wish that I would hear from Queenie B again.
Next, I got an email with more curse words in it than I think even street gangs knew existed. I would just love to copy and past the whole thing here (cause I kept it for when I needed a good laugh). “Kozzy” also capitalized the whole profane laden message. See, here’s what happened…..he bought a Columbia jacket from me. I mailed it in a box. The idiot opened the box by sticking a 9 inch knife right down the middle of the top. Guess what happened? Dumbass ripped a 6 inch slit in the jacket. He was very upset. But, rather than admit that he had really screwed up, he blamed me. And, he sent me several emails that called me every nasty name you can think of and became quite threatening. I just told him to get his ass back on the short bus and learn how to write. I never heard from him again.
Last week, I sold some Spanx on eBay. You gals know what Spanx are but most of you guys (‘cept for Queenie B) might not know. Spanx are figure slimming undergarments….kinda like the girdles your moms wore but upated. I sold six pairs of them. I thought everyone was happy with their purchases until I got this in my email…..
“I received Spanx today. These are not new as your listing stated. Although they are in pretty good shape, they have been hand-sewn(poorly)with black thread on the leg to repair where they have come apart. Your listing clearly states they are new. Although these are worth something, they are NOT worth what I paid. Any suggestions?”
Let me just say in my defense that they were new. But, I’ve learned that unless it involves a big ticket item, just don’t argue. So, I sent her an email……
“I am very sorry that you are unhappy with your purchase. Those Spanx were sold to me as new and I’ve had no complaints from other customers. But, if you found a flaw, please just tell me what you think they are worth and I will fix it. Thanks“
Then I get this email back…..
“I don’t know what you are talking about. I never emailed you about anything.”
So, I fired off an email….
“I’m sorry. I got an email from this address. I hit reply to answer to it. Something screwy is going on.”
I get this one back….
“I have not received any communication from you except the one shown below. (which is the one I posted above) Therefore, I am unsure what you are referring to. I did not receive a proposed solution from you to respond to.”
So, of course, I email her back repeating everything I said in the earlier email about the Spanx.
I do not know what you are talking about. Please stop bothering me!”
So, now I’m getting really confused. Is Debbie a multiple personality. Or, did Debbie’s husband or significant other order the Spanx and was hiding the fact. This was getting weirder and weirder.
Now, I was getting leery of emailing Debbie. I didn’t know what to do.
A few minutes ago, I got this email……
“I absolutely sent you that email. However, in your response to me you made reference to sending 2 emails to me, which I did not receive. I only received the one below:
I’m going to be gone most of the day. I didn’t want you to think that I wasn’t answering you if you emailed me back (I sent one email already). I’ll check when I get home and see what you want to do.
Therefore, when you referenced that you would see what I wanted to do, I do not know what you mean. As I did not receive the first email (which you referenced sending) I am assuming that you suggested a solution to this problem in that email that was not received. I still do not know what your proposed solution is, although I would like to. As I stated before, I am sure they are worth something, but they are certainly not worth what I paid for them. They are not new, as clearly stated in your listing. I am still waiting to hear your solution.”
I am pretty much convinced that Debbie is not always Debbie. Debbie is sometimes “Sybil”. Or Debbie’s husband wears women’s under garments and is running interference on messages.
I’ve had enough. I am going to PayPal and refund all the money. And, I don’t give a damn which one of them get it.