Darrin (allamericanbear) wrote in bad_service,

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So, what do you think?

A number of weeks ago, I won an auction totalling $3.68/with shipping for a book that I was looking for.

I took a few days to get the money order because half of the places that I frequented stopped selling them.

I get an e-mail on the Friday after winning the auction (won on a Tuesday) for status on the payment, and that he hadn't recieved it as of yet.

I sent a quick message with the money order number....fine, right?

A week later, he claims he hadn't received it.  I check Western Union and get notification that it had not been cashed.  I go to the feedback.  Simple little complaints from people with two or three positive feedbacks.  Nothing to worry about.

I reply back with the wait another week, and if not received, I'll send a new one out.  Just to keep the person happy.

I admit, I forgot to pay.

I get a message a few weeks later that he doubts that I'd paid it at all (gave the MO number) and demands payment (by check or money order) by the end of the day.  I get a nasty feedback, and then I find that E-Bay has suspended my account within an hour of that e-mail.

I quickly go to my banks bill pay, and go through the motions and have THEM mail the check and then I'd also have a copy of the reciept (which I placed in PDF) and placed in an e-mail.  The only problem is that the payment will day five days to arrive.  I apologize profusely for the delay, and admit wrong doing.  I supply the info to e-bay, and suspension is lifted.

Two weeks go by, and I've not recieved the book.

I sent an e-mail and asked if he had recieved the new payment....which I provided information that this payment WAS cashed, as of December 2.

I get this response:

what are you talking about?   I never got a thing from you, this is the scott turow book right?
no, unless it was a mystery payment with NO info on it and it got deposited anyway (highly unlikely) I'd remember it as it was a very strange amount that ended in a penny, as I was watching for it.

Please send me (email is fine) whatever proof *your bank* is claiming. My signature on something would show that I slipped up, but I don't believe I did.

I get a fax from the bank showing a signature (a scribble), and forward it on to him.  He replies again:

i don't have a way to open a pdf file
i will try at the library on Friday (tomorrow)
I will be shocked if it has my signature.  I was looking for that payment specifically as like I mentioned, it was for quite an odd amount.

Not to make excuses but I recently divorced and am in a horrific custody/child support battle right now, besides being behind on my rent and other huge financial woes.  (not your prob i know!)  the state of PA is trying to raise my arrears from $300 to over $3,000.  They are also trying to garnish me to the point of poverty which I can't see how that is legal.   again, my problem.  I will get back to you this weekend with something figured out.  If I am wrong, I can't apologize enough.  I still will be shocked as I am pretty on the ball when it comes to money, as I don't have much to deal with, so I am diligent with what I do get!

Do you think you know where this is going?

I had a bad feeling about it.

He recieved the e-mail, and continued:

I won't stiff you, that wasn't my point of my email at all.  Things have gone from bad to worse for me.  My phone company just canceled my service with ZERO notice or I'd have contacted them for arrangements but I don't have the $56 they want to restore my dial tone so I am without a computer at all.  At the library now (i was here yesterday but this wimpy town can't handle a little snow (6" is a little in my book!) otherwise I'd have no way to contact you or visa versa.    I have to work monday and they are closed here tomorrow.     I can't open a PDF file from here either which I was wondering before I got here if it would be the case, and it is.
I'll check the other email to see if it's a pic i can see or not


Two checks in the mail for $3.68.  I get the idea that I am not going to receive the items, and am not going to waste the money to put a stop on the money order.

I'm still the only one with the possibility of a bad mark against him, but don't think the positive posts do him well.

  • BE HERE MAN.... Oh Come On... Like really......be.... here... sometime..
  • Ohhh Yes it came....... all over again...
  • Dow...doew......doion wwwaohh .Subliminal!!!!! Thank you sir!! Almost Forgot!!

Uh huh.

If I don't get this book in a week, I'm reporting him.

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