At the beginning of June, the 2nd to be exact, I bought an item for less than $3 on eBay. I paid by Paypal right away. Eventually, I received a confirmation from the seller, and my item was mailed to me on the 9th.
Usually (that is the few previous times I have purchased things on eBay) I get an email the same day as the auction is closed. I didn't receive anything for about 5 days, so I figured the seller had put something up for sale and then taken a vacation or something, and then taken care of business upon her return.
I gave her a "neutral" feedback, "Item arrived as advertised, took about a week for 1st response."... what follows is the notes that resulted from my feedback. I am amazed at 1) my inability to make myself understood without causing a fight, and 2) her complete and utter anger at me.
I think you gave me the wrong feedback. I
email as soon as you purchase something and mail within 2 days. Do we not give
time for the mail system?
Sorry, received no email from you. 1st I
heard was an acknowledgement of paypal payment, 5 days after payment cleared.
Shipping after 1st acknowledgement was fine. I usually get a response right away
after an ebay auction is closed, so was surprised not to hear. ... maybe your
email was lost in the ethernet.
Did you pay by e-check, meaning you didn't
have the money in your Ebay account so they had to transfer it to Ebay which
takes 5-7 days, then it clears on my end? I don't wait to email anyone. I would
like the negative feedback withdrawn.
1) I paid by Paypal on June 2nd.
Payment to you 'cleared' on June 2nd.
3) 'Neutral' is neither
positive nor negative.
4) I do not plan on changing my feedback, and my
understanding from eBay documentation is that I cannot change it if I wanted to.
5) I'm finished corresponding about this. I didn't harm you. 1 neutral out
of 203 positive feedbacks during the last month won't hurt you.
Please do not buy from me again. I don't need
Is it me, or is this lady a total bitch?