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Cherrystone

Posts: 37118

Columbus, Ohio, US

Jebbus Haze.....everyone in this thread has told you you're wrong. Everyone.
Does that suggest anything to you??

Yet you keep on going, then informed us you screwed the guy out of his money after your item arrived.

What's your eBay handle so I can block you from ever bidding on anything from me.

Feb 20 13 12:14 am Link

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Art of the nude

Posts: 11909

Olivet, Michigan, US

Andialu wrote:
The seller should calculate the amount it would cost to get the glasses delivered UNBROKEN. Who is going to send wine glasses in packaging that doesn't protect them? That makes no sense. So yes you should pay the extra money. But, it should have been included in the price to begin with.

We don't know that the original packaging wasn't just fine.  He asked for a specific thing, which cost extra.  I've had lenses shipped to me that weren't double boxed, but were so well padded that I could have hit the box with a baseball bat and knocked it off the back of a moving truck and it wouldn't have broken.

Feb 20 13 03:32 am Link

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Lovely Day Media

Posts: 4802

Vineland, New Jersey, US

Small Fruit Pits wrote:
Jebbus Haze.....everyone in this thread has told you you're wrong. Everyone.
Does that suggest anything to you??

Yet you keep on going, then informed us you screwed the guy out of his money after your item arrived.

What's your eBay handle so I can block you from ever bidding on anything from me.

Everyone has said I'm wrong.  What that suggests to me is that everyone thinks differently than I do.  There isn't anything wrong with that, especially since I didn't do anything that's illegal or immoral.

  I didn't agree to pay extra money and then not pay it.  I didn't know the seller was going to be too lazy to pack the thing himself so part of the shipping money that I already thought was a lot was going to pay someone else.  The seller didn't tell me it was going to cost extra for double boxing until it was well after the fact.  The seller didn't ask me to pay him extra.  He just said I should think about it.

  I didn't screw him out of anything, either.  I didn't twist his arm behind his back and say "spend this money or else".  I didn't promise to pay him an additional 5 cents but didn't do it.  I did what I said I would do ... pay for the item and the shipping charge he set.  As I said before, if he couldn't double box it for the same price, he should've said so before he did it.  He had access to my phone number.  He could've called or texted me from the FedEx store to ask me what I wanted based on the new price.  He didn't, though.

  If he got screwed, and it's a big IF because I don't believe another box costs or should cost $12, he did it to himself.  Everyone here is saying I should send him the $12 but that doesn't mean that I should or have to do it.  In other words, I'm entitled to my opinion and I'm sticking with it.

  My eBay ID name is irrelevant because I generally don't buy fragile items or items that have electronic and/or moving parts.  They also pretty much stay under $30 because too many people say they will ship things but won't.  If I lose $30, it's pretty bad but it's better than losing $100.

Feb 20 13 04:19 am Link

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R A V E N D R I V E

Posts: 15867

New York, New York, US

depends on how much I want the wine glass




in another situation I've ordered photos from photographers and artists that have no professional printing capabilities

I've gotten quotes from $10 - $150 and have had to jump through several hoops regardless of the price

hope that helps

Feb 20 13 05:00 am Link

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joeyk

Posts: 14831

Seminole, Florida, US

S W I N S K E Y wrote:
i would send them the $12

They fulfilled your special request, pay them...

Feb 20 13 05:03 am Link

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Orca Bay Images

Posts: 32437

Poulsbo, Washington, US

Lovely Day Media wrote:

Everyone has said I'm wrong.  What that suggests to me is that everyone thinks differently than I do.  There isn't anything wrong with that, especially since I didn't do anything that's illegal or immoral.

  I didn't agree to pay extra money and then not pay it.  I didn't know the seller was going to be too lazy to pack the thing himself so part of the shipping money that I already thought was a lot was going to pay someone else.  The seller didn't tell me it was going to cost extra for double boxing until it was well after the fact.  The seller didn't ask me to pay him extra.  He just said I should think about it.

  I didn't screw him out of anything, either.  I didn't twist his arm behind his back and say "spend this money or else".  I didn't promise to pay him an additional 5 cents but didn't do it.  I did what I said I would do ... pay for the item and the shipping charge he set.  As I said before, if he couldn't double box it for the same price, he should've said so before he did it.  He had access to my phone number.  He could've called or texted me from the FedEx store to ask me what I wanted based on the new price.  He didn't, though.

  If he got screwed, and it's a big IF because I don't believe another box costs or should cost $12, he did it to himself.  Everyone here is saying I should send him the $12 but that doesn't mean that I should or have to do it.  In other words, I'm entitled to my opinion and I'm sticking with it.

  My eBay ID name is irrelevant because I generally don't buy fragile items or items that have electronic and/or moving parts.  They also pretty much stay under $30 because too many people say they will ship things but won't.  If I lose $30, it's pretty bad but it's better than losing $100.

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Feb 20 13 05:09 am Link

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Cherrystone

Posts: 37118

Columbus, Ohio, US

I surrender

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Feb 20 13 05:20 am Link