Originally Posted by benecios
An update,I have just been looking at the listing again(I am a sucker for that 4800 last and they are my size)and it seems someone has told the seller about this site and he has responded saying the emails were 2 ways and that you have done this to him before.Maybe there are 2 sides to this story?
benecios: No, that's a complete lie, I'm afraid. I have never before, nor will ever, bid on his items.
And, yes, clearly someone on Styleforum did tell him about this thread, which does not bother me one bit, (though, of course, simple curiosity wonders who), since I have posted the whole story and have simply tried to put it out there for people to make up their own minds.
As suggested by some other posters here, I have disclosed in full what happened and what I did - namely, having a bid in place for slightly less than 15 minutes on the first day of the listing - and have posted in order to give my fellow members a sense of how this seller conducts himself. Indeed, he has continued to send me unprovoked abrasive emails to me to this day, which I have not posted, since I do not see any point in offering more of the same.
Finally, to address an earlier post, I do not actually agree that the customer is always right. (Though, I must say, I do think it makes certain business
sense not to pick fights with potential customers who spend thousands of dollars a month on clothes on Ebay.)
Rather, I think vendors' reactions should be proportional to the provocation they receive. If someone came into Bergorf Goodman and blew his nose on all the Kitons, I don't think the customer would be right, and I would expect the salespeople to take appropriate steps. If you think sending repeated harassing emails to me is an appropriate response to what happened, you are, of course, entitled to do so. As I say, I have posted simply to enable my fellow members to make that decision for themselves.