Tuesday, March 22, 2005

eBay somehow managed to let two people win an auction of mine with the "Buy It Now" button. This is supposed to be impossible. Both were sent "you've won" confirms and -- get this -- both paid. Since the legitimate bidder sent the payment to the wrong address, I never saw that payment. I wound up sending the item to a person who paid but didn't actually win. Meanwhile, I didn't know about the legit buyer and I didn't know about the legit buyer's payment.

But wait, it gets better.

The person who didn't actually win had outdated information in their Paypal account so when the payment confirmation email arrived, it contained the wrong shipping address. That's where I shipped it.

But wait, it gets better.

This isn't even my account. Ella was nice enough to let me use hers. She now has a nasty little negative feedback in her profile.

So as it stands, I have a lost $150 item floating around god knows where with one person who paid for it, didn't win it, realizes it's her fault the item is missing and another person who paid for it, did win it and is pretty pissed they don't have the item.

But wait, it gets better.

Because I had two people emailing me with "where is it?," I checked my records and found only the email I received showing that the non-winner was the winner. So I've been telling the actual auction winner that he's a lunatic. No, actually, I've been assuming that the two people were a husband and wife pair who didn't know what the fuck they were doing.

Now I have to convince the actual bidder to just take a refund and walk away. This ought to be a real treat.

I spent three hours at a class that I could have rightfully taught (cellphone sales) because of a miscommunication. The class was specifically for people who had poor cellphone sales. Someone didn't put the cover letter on the TPS report.

But, despite all this, my day wasn't that bad at all. The fish are happy, their water is clean as a whistle. Started my own wiki. ... That's about it, folks.

1 comment:

Blu said...

TPS report? Sounds a little "Office Space" to me but was that your intention?