Sunday, July 03, 2011
#269: Tears Of A Frog
We also decided that, and this is keeping with eBay rules, every item has to go registered and insured. During 2008 we lost an amazing $2,000+ to buyers who insisted that we not ship insured or registered, lesson learned. We quote the actual postage cost, more times than not we lose money on it, but, again, better safe than sorry.
BUYER: Hi. Shipping is too high because 1/ you want registered and 2/ insuurance.
I want minimum shipping please. Money is hard to earn (especially today).
Thanks to update shipping.
As clearly stated in our auction listing, we do not ship to France under any circumstances. As such your bid is being canceled
I apologise for any disappointment, but this was clearly stated within the conditions of this auction.
No, I do not give up the auction and if you persist, I go to court for discrimination.
US: Good afternoon.
According to Ebay guidelines, I DO have the right to restrict which countries I choose to do business with.
I will reporting this matter to them. YOU have failed to adhere to the conditions of the auction by 1) bidding when the conditions clearly state you shouldn't, and then B) for arguing the postage price AFTER the close of the auction - which, by bidding, you agreed to.
This is precisely why we don't ship to France. EVERY transaction has turned into a nightmare.
BUYER: Do you realize the stupidity of your message. Because you had some bad dealings with France (which can happen with "any other country ...), you condemn a population of 60 million French people ..... Your speech is purely racist and demonstrates your low intelligence and your narrow-mindedness. it's people like you that create discrimination and, 60 years ago you would have been a perfect Nazi ..... you defend your terms of sale which are an insult to France, a country of tolerance. you do not want France, rest assured, FRANCE lives very well without you.
I remain buyers with 100% positive feedback. I do not cancel the transaction but I'll pay your shipping costs.
I now expect a message telling me that my mother was a hamster and my father smelt of elderberries, or that this clown farts in my general direction. And another pal wonders why I have absolutely no interest in going to Paris. And bub, I live very well, EXTREMELY well in fact, without you, or fucking France and your fucking nuclear bombs and your fucking piss weak cheap wine that tastes like wallpaper paste mixed with cordial and your fucking croissants in my life too, so feel free to drop dead. If I want culture I'll wander around here, if I want culture overseas then there's plenty of places that are far more interesting that France will ever be.