Pudgelewis, on 23 April 2012 - 04:57 PM, said:
So Jkrew, were you planning on using them past the event on Friday? Plenty of people on here don't get items in time for the events they would like them for. If you need something for Friday, don't buy it the week of unless you realize things happen sometimes and cause delays. With that being said, if you really did tell him you MUST have them by Friday or you don't want them (which it doesn't seem you did), then he certainly should have made sure they went out when he said they would. There's still no reason to open a dispute about it and just not want them after that because you didn't have them.
I purchased a set of clubs last Thursday and asked for USPS PRIORITY mail since I was going out of town this coming Friday and didn't want them showing up while I was gone. Seller ends up shipping them Parcel Post saying there was some issue with weight when using Paypal shipping and apparently didn't feel like it was important to let me know about it until after I contacted him about it showing Parcel. Sure it sucks since Parcel is a crap-shoot, but it didn't even cross my mind to open a dispute about it or complain since there wasn't anything that could be done about it. I made it clear that wasn't what I asked for and left it at that.
The issue with the pictures is clear to me. Seller should have taken pics that show the wedges in worst and best light. Not saying he intentionally used the best pics possible, but it's best to offer both and let the buyer decide. IMO, they are the same wedges and are in acceptable enough condition with regards to what he advertised. Looks like you chose the worst pictures which still doesn't make them look bad enough.
J-Tizzle, if you're going to sell here I'd just make sure you keep your communication up with the buyer. ESPECIALLY if you aren't going to spring the extra ~$1 for delivery confirmation. Delivery confirmation is crucial when dealing with people you don't know. It lets the buyer know their item is on the way, at least, and can take some comfort in that.
Pudge, thanks for the input. I'm thinking I may try to find me a Fedex or UPS close by so I can just get full tracking information. I don't much care for Fedex as it typically seems a lot slower than Priority, because in all actuality, he got his clubs in about 1.5 full business days (shipped Thu, travel day Friday, maybe some on Saturday, received Monday morning).
I think its been pretty established that I should have made a better effort to ship sooner, take pictures that show the wear better (??), and reply to his every PM as soon as sent. But I guess my expectation is that if I buy something off eBay or WRX and I get it within a week of paying for it, all is good in the hood.
Edited by J-Tizzle, 23 April 2012 - 05:15 PM.