Friday, December 26, 2014

Dear #Ebay - Am I missing Something?


I've purchased products on and off from ebay since 2007. I recently started trying to sell a few items (which I quickly discovered is NOT worth it. I think my item sold for $3.50 and ebay took $1.65. and they underestimated the shipping, which cost me another almost $1.)

So, I've gotten 417-ish feedback in that time (with many that haven't left feedback). Interestingly enough, this week I had two sellers contact me saying they were going to have to refund my money. One claimed his wife had sold my purchase at a yard sale (in winter, mind you) and he wasn't aware of it. I didn't think too much of it. Then, two days later another seller contacted me and told me she thought she had it in stock, then realized she didn't have one after all. Ok, so I figured I was just having a bad week.

Anyway, I had initially listed 4 items to sell on ebay. One had sold. Ebay auto relisted the other three. This week two more sold. On one, since others had placed bids on it, ebay offered me a "second chance" option. This meant I could contact those who had bid and ask if they wanted to offer me more money for the product and sell it to them, rather than my highest bidder.

Hold up. What?

Of course I didn't do that. I sold to my bidder that won, as was policy and the only FAIR thing to do. Why be the highest bidder and watch the auction only to have it taken from you after the auction because someone who wasn't watching it bid less and might be willing to offer a bit more?

I now believe those two cancels (which have never happened in 7 years) were the result of this ebay "second chance" option.

My thoughts? 1) Shame on you ebay! 2) Sellers, where's your honesty? 3) Is there another site like ebay that doesn't have this?

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Want to make your own #EvaporatedMilk ? ( #FromScratch #Homemade )



Check out the details on my food blog HERE

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Want a #Random #Free #Gift from me in 2015? #PayItForward

Are you friends with me on Facebook (HERE)? Or do you like my facebook page (HERE) I've posted a rare re-post. It's one about paying it forward and I think it's a lovely concept to have planned for the beginning of 2015.

I really realized this today. I was considering buying some boysenberry seeds as was a friend of mine. I by no means have a lot of money. We struggle just like everyone else. But I did also want some of these to plant. It's my hope to rarely use the grocery store after a few years. Anyway, she couldn't afford the crazy shipping price. So, I purchased enough seeds for the both of us and will send her some when my package gets here (it'll cost me under $1 to ship to here). It made her happy and that made me feel good. :)


So, if you'd like to participate in my pay it forward - you are welcome to friend me (if you haven't already) and/or like my facebook page and leave a comment. So, this means I'll have a total of 10 people for 2015. (NOTE: You must be willing to provide me with your snail mail address.)

1ST Annual #12DaysOfChristmas Day 9- #Giveaway #Kindle



To enter, please use the widget below. Please note that you will have to provide your snail mail address to receive this item. Also, due to the busy season, all won items will be send out post-holiday. (Product HERE)

Please remember that all of my giveaways include an "easy entry" - just to enter. You are never under any obligation to click links, join sites, follow, and so on. It's always appreciated, but never required.

To enter, please use the widget below. Please note that you will have to provide your snail mail address to receive this item. Also, due to the busy season, all won items will be send out post-holiday.

Please remember that all of my giveaways include an "easy entry" - just to enter. You are never under any obligation to click links, join sites, follow, and so on. It's always appreciated, but never required.


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