Why is it that when things go wrong with ebay transactions, they seem to go all the way wrong like a compound fracture?
I've attempted to purchase a t-shirt from an international seller:
- postage to Canada isn't specified, so I inquire and I'm given an "estimate" of $20
- it's a Best Offer item, so I offer $1 less than the BIN price and say "please accept if you can confirm the shipping estimate of $20 is correct"
- seller accepts my offer and sends invoice, charging me $25 for shipping
- I pay the invoice (at $25 shipping) after the seller indicates the actual cost is $32 and they were "embarrassed" to have underestimated by so much
- seller sends me a message 5 days later asking when I will pay; I point out I've already paid, include the receipt address, and they basically say oops
- seller sends me a tracking number and tells me they threw in a "free pair of boardshorts" to make it up to me; I can only think how that means they ended up spending even more on shipping and increasing their loss (meanwhile I don't want boardshorts), but still I thank them for the gesture
- item tracking shows missed delivery attempt and item waiting at post office; oh wait, it's a post office more than 5 hours away by car
- seller produces a photo showing my address was correctly written, so the post office apparently screwed it all up independently
- Canada Post says a redelivery/re-routing request is impossible, and my one and only option is to ask the seller to file a claim from the other side of the globe, meaning the package will return all the way back to them
Baseball is meh. CFB, NHL, and NFL is where it's at. Was at the Bengals-Ravens game on Sunday (what a shitshow), have tickets to CBJ a couple times this season (and hopefully the post-season again if we make it, last year's playoff games were so fun, results notwithstanding), and going to be at the Ohio State-Michigan game at home Thanksgiving weekend.