Before I went out of town, I listed a ton of items on eBay. I think at one point I had nearly 40 things up, which is a serious record for me. I’ll post an update sometime soon about how crazy my profits have been from the Best Sale Ever, but in the meantime, allow me to tell you the tale of my most recent eBay interactions with a Terrible Human.
A while back, I had purchased an old looking Hardy Boys book, just because it seemed to be in good shape. And it was cheap. Here’s a picture of it:
Now, I’ll be the first to admit that I know nothing about Hardy Boys books. I listed this book starting at $7.99 (clearly someone’s life savings) and stated in the listing that it might be a first edition, but that I was uncertain. The copyright page said 1941 and that’s it. It didn’t have a reprint date. Once again, I know nothing about these books and it looked just like a first edition that had sold previously.
Within a matter of hours, I received this message:
If you’re thinking, “Nice attitude, bro!”…so was I. There are a number of ways to let someone know that there is an error in her listing. He decided to take the Cocky Hardy Boys Expert route.
I have been known to flip my lid pretty easily (I know you are all shocked to read that), so I thought about what I should say in response (instead of my initial, “F U, dude”), so I wrote this:
Minutes later, he responded again:
When I received this it made me seriously LOL. Now this dude was being the Hardy Boys Police. A truly noble undertaking.
In the end, I just blocked him as a buyer/bidder, and told him he sure had a lot of time on his hands.
Not nearly entertaining as Erin’s crazy eBayer from last week, but still worth the tale. Who knew that Hardy Boys collectors were so militant?