There is unfairness here
The other day, Sarah and I were talking about all of the insane ebay messages we get, and it made us realize that some of these messages are amazing blog fodder. You might remember Sarah’s whole “yellow suit” ordeal. Lemme tell ya, that’s just the beginning.
I’ll first say though, that most interactions I’ve had on ebay are great. A lot of people will message me with information helpful to my listing. Like this nice lady:
I had said in my listing that I couldn’t read the little logo on the mold. When this lady messaged me with that info, I took the opportunity to ask her more about the mold. She kindly replied:
NICEST PERSON EVER.
Sometimes things don’t go this well though on the ol’ electronic bay. Sometimes you get insane messages from nuts people. Like this one I received after an auction of mine ended.
So let me break down the whole situation here. This dude bid on my lot of Apple Newtons at 1pm. The auction did not end until 6pm. At 1pm when he bid, he was the high bidder, so he got an email saying so. But then right before the auction ended, someone else swooped in and bought the item. Which is how an auction works.
So now that that’s clear, here’s how things proceeded. Here’s my response:
And then he wrote back:
Better get things straight with ebay? Um, ok. Hello ebay, I had an auction. Someone bid and got outbid. That person is obviously furious now (and crazy).
Anyway, here is my final response:
My only regret here is my typo in the final message. ”Budding” instead of “bidding”?!?! I’m a fool.