Two years ago i was involved in an ebay transaction where a seller misrepresented a laptop for sale. It also happened to be adifferent model number. That wasnt the main problem. The real problem was the laptop was a Frankenstein of bad parts and was worthless. It was terrible. I contacted the seller and explained that the model number was different and requested a resolution. The seller basically told me to go to hell. I made the mistake of trying to reconcile our differences by phone and i was initially polite and respectful. Instead of getting a rational human being i got a raving lunatic. My next mistake was to allow this maniac to drag me into a shouting match. I left negative feedback as he deserved and promptly won my money back through paypal.
For most of us professional ebay sellers this sort of story is not completely unusual. But wait just there. My lunatic is not your garden verity lunatic. My lunatic wasn’t finished.
Months later. I put a few music CDs up for sale. This is not my usual auction. I got a crazy lowball offer. It was $3 for 3 CDs and that would include shipping. I refused and countered for $12. I got a message stating that im crazy and they are worth $4 at walmart. I told this potential buyer that im not walmart, go there. I offered $8 with free shipping. Then this buyer complains that the CDs are probably junk and have scratches and they are only worth $4. Suddenly it dawned on me. This is not just any potential buyer its my lunatic!! I promptly told the buyer no deal and made the mistake of engaging in what this turd was looking for… a email spat. I kept it simple and called him 3 different kinds of dog shit and to just leave me alone.
3 Months later I get another offer on a different listing. I immediately recognized the ebay name. I replied with his full name and a quick message informing him that I’m not as dumb as his attempts. He was baiting me into a transaction so he could leave me negative feedback.
Now that this turd knows i can spot his ebay name. Every few months he would just threaten me and taunt me if i happen to get a neutral or negative feedback. I would always reply with quick and nasty comebacks. Feeding him what he really craved… attention. I told him that i hoped his next suicide attempt is successful. Wouldn’t you assume a complete maniac would think about suicide possibly on a daily basis?
Unfortunately for me my story doesn’t end here. My bored lunatic has took it upon himself to post a fake advertisement on the craiglist free section. He listed my business as going under and that my inventory is
free. The best part is a few people showed up at my address after looking up my business listings.
I replied with a police officer to his front door at 3:30 PM on fathers day (Sunday). I was told by the police that his wife was shooting dirty looks at him and was unaware. I also sent her an email containing a copy of the email I’ve been getting. I did my research and she works for the local court house.
Sure enough The next day (Monday) 12:30PM. I got a call from the lunatic. He frantically told me that his ebay account was compromised and he never sent me anything. I guess hes stupid enough to believe I can skiptrace his wife’s professional email address out of thin air AND believe that horse shit. I told him to thank his wife (for me) for yelling at him on her lunch break and hung up.
I learned my lesson.
There is no entertainment in the sandbox.
Your only reward is washing sand out of your ass.