Sometime ago, I saw a thread for "80s Style Shirts and Custom Buttons" (linked above) I waited a bit to actually contact the seller because I wanted to see if she could make my request. I was so happy to see that she will be
able to since she posted a shirt with a "Han Solo" design before. I emailed her on 10.17.06 placing and order for a SD13 white shirt with "Han Solo" design and emailed her pictures for my two free buttons. I promtly payed her on the 10.18.06. The last email that I received from her was on 10.27.06:
"You know, I did ship them all, and the postal worker
screwed up, so I'll be shipping them out priority
whether you paid for it or not... and most likely refunding everyone the costs of shipping... my local
postal office *really* sucks.
sorry about that!"
I was happy to hear from her and got excited again about my order.
But, my order never came... I emailed her 10.27.06, 11.03.06 and my
last email was on 11.30.06 and no response.
Now, I'm aware that there was an update from Amy on the sales thread
stating that she did not have computer access anywhere but that she
was going to get everything sorted out. That update was 11.08.06. I
kept bumping the thread hoping for good news..? Then with some advice
here at DoA and at home I contacted Amy asking her for help. She gladly contacted the seller over the phone.
After that, there was another update on 11.29.06 stating that the seller was going to meet Amy on friday(to my understanding 12.01.06) so she could get
addresses and everything she needed to mail the orders... I don't know
what to think anymore... If she does not have net access... and If she
did send them before and got them back from the post office, doesn't
she have the addresses already? on the envelopes?
It's been almost two months and nothing. I'm a very patient person and
I understand things happen, life happens... problems... But at the
same time I believe the seller has a responsibility to let me know
what's going on, so I don't go about assuming... needless to say I'm
not really happy about this transaction at all.
If nothing happens in the next week I will try to get my money back
With all that said, I'm very disappointed.
I had a pm today from Amy because I asked her to please help me get in touch with the seller. This is the pm I received Today, 12.08.06 - 02:58 PM :
This is Heather. I simply don't have the time to go to those pay places, I work all day long and can't get to them before they close.
Mainly though, I had an emergency surgery and again with the lack of internet it has made things very difficult.
I apologize for the inconvenience, and I will work on getting you your refund as soon as I have internet connection at my place, hopefully Saturday.
I apologize. Sorry for your disappointment, but if you'd asked around you would have seen that I'm a trustworthy seller and this really is a fluke, so you shouldn't worry.
You'll get your money back.
I wan to let everyone know that I never thought of this seller as being a scammer in any way. I was just disappointed in how much the seller ignore me all along. I said many times that IF I knew what was going on I was happy to wait for whatever time because I DO know this seller is very well known around the board(that is why I went ahead and bought from her) where as I am not...
I lurk and buy/sell from time to time. Also, before I even contacted Amy for help or made the feedback thread, I asked around for advice on the board and at my own home. Either way even if I asked around or not.. has nothing to do when I should have received my order or refund... IF the seller does not tell me what emergencies come up I have no way of knowing.
Now I'm glad that Amy did the favor and contacted her about my order. I do hope I will get my money back as she stated. Still I'm disappointed like I've said any seller has a responsibility to the customer when they have payed them up front and promtly.
I will update whenever I get my refund.
12.12.06 - I'll get a refund soon this week.
12.17.06 - My refund is still pending.
12.20.06 - I got my refund, thank you.