Tuesday, May 4, 2010
A Milestone.....and a Giveaway Reminder
Little old me.....4,000 non-deranged user feedbacks.
Come on over everyone.....the party hats are optional and the cake is on me!!
Here's another "eBay is the world's largest crap shoot" story for your files.....
I put this reproduction Lost in Space Lunchbox up on eBay recently.....
About a week ago I get a "Question to Seller"....someone wants to buy this but they want a better price and they go on and suggest what price they want to pay. Usually I don't take too kindly to folks offering me less than what I set the price at. If I was open to taking less for it I would have put a BEST OFFER option on the listing...which I hadn't.
But then as I was feeling unkindly toward this potential cheap buyer, I thought....What the heck! This item was absolutely FREE to me, didn't cost a penny, and I've been carting it around for 10 years now and am finally getting around to trying to sell it and they offered me pretty close to what I had it listed for. So I added a Best Offer option at the price they wanted it for and emailed them about having put this option on the listing and told them to go buy it.
And I waited.....and waited for 2 more days and they didn't buy it...nor did they email me back to say they found another one from someone else.
Rude jerks. ;-)
The next morning, I discovered the item had sold but it was to someone else.
And even better this buyer had just bought it at the listed price and had NOT used the Best Offer to get it for less!
And as I packed up the Lunchbox to ship out an email came in with another Question to Seller......asking me if I had sold the lunchbox and if I had anymore to sell.
Can't sell it for less than I wanted and now I have people standing in line to buy it.LOL
Further proof that eBay is the world's largest crap shoot.
A reminder also that you can stop by the current Giveaway page(see the link at the TOP of the right side bar)EACH DAY to place another entry. There is only 1 person who has been diligently returning for their daily entry who will remain anonymous, by the name of Marilyn. So unless ya'll want Marilyn to kick your butts on this Giveaway, get on over and enter! ;-)
Update***New goodies going into the box later today!
That is all.