Originally Posted by Cahrin
The seller clearly misrepresented what was being sold. Whether you feel the box has any intrinsic worth is irrelevant. Upon discovering the product was not as described the seller should have contacted the buyer and made clear the new conditions of the sale and offered a full refund at that point in time. This is the behavior you'd desire if a seller discovered a pull in a tie or a nick on a pair of shoes.
The simple fact is the seller did not deliver what was promised and the buyer has a right to be upset. The item shouldn't have been sent in the first place, as you're now in the unfortunate position of having to determine the worth of an item that is clearly highly subjective.
Combining the facts that it's a damn shoe box and that the buyer may be a high-functioning illiterate is unfortunately feeding the board trolls and distracting from the primary issue.
This. A seller is responsible for delivering goods as described. If this was not possible, it was the seller's responsibility to inform the buyer, and renegotiate the price. If a price cannot be agreed upon, the transaction should be considered void. imo, the buyer is overreacting, but he is actually in the right. The fact that he seems to be an asshole has no bearing on that.
Originally Posted by Aries83
Specious comparison. You're comparing intrinsic and extrinsic properties. The box is extrinsic to the shoes, whilst a pull in a tie or a nick on a pair of shoes effects the intrinsic quality of the product.
A better comparison is it's like buying a suit or dress and not receiving the original garment bag/hanger for storage.
edit: But seriously, seller just give the guy the $14 and both stop blowing things massively out of proportion for fuck's sake.
It's not a specious comparison. You are making a value judgement. Clearly, the
buyer made a different judgement.
Now, there is a special feedback thread for this for a specific reason - to keep this shit from cluttering up the forum. Honestly, this is worse than the J.Crew thread combined with the"What clothes go best with Clarks DBs" thread. If either the buyer or the OP posts here again, for any reason
, they are going to get a week off to cool off and ruminate on the value of cardboard boxes.
FWIW, I use my Common Projects and Margiela boxes to store random papers, and my larger heavier boxes (Carmina, Mantellassi, Trickers, etc...) to store files. I just looked on Ikea, and a similar system would cost about $50. Given the additional branding, (Trickers>Common projects>Ikea), I'll sell my little filing system for $70 + shipping.