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Fecking Fed Up

I’ve had just about enough of other people these past two weeks.

I’ve had very little trouble over the years buying online until very recently.  I attempted to purchase a gift for my niece’s upcoming birthday, for which my sister would take delivery from the supplier, and then deliver the gift nicely wrapped, accompanied by a card, by hand, to my niece.   My sister departed on Friday, and I received a refundfrom the supplier just a few minutes ago, despite paying for the item 14 days ago.  If they didn’t have it in stock, why didn’t they say so sooner?

I’ve had an Ebay seller take a large sum of money, keep the goods, and Ebay find in their favour, now informing me I have no recourse left to recover the money.

I’ve had a buyer inform me that my being confined to my house for a week is no excuse for not posting an item within 48 hours.  I explained I was under doctor’s orders as my infection was a danger to the public, and I was confined for a week, but this just sparked an incredibly vitriolic response from said purchaser.

Today, I’ve had another buyer demand I pack their item (already boxed, containing internal packing devices specifically to keep the item in place) in layers of bubble wrap to ensure no damage to the outside box.  It’s a fecking toner, it’s already wrapped, it’s exactly how we received it from the supplier, and damage to the box is not going to result in damage to the item, as the box is already damaged without any ill effects, the damage being clearly visible on the photographs I posted.  But now, the cost of wrapping the item has almost doubled, resulting in less money going to the charity.  This is the second such note I’ve received from a purchaser.  As a result, I have now doubled all the postage costs on my items.

There is a reason I don’t work in retail, and the above is just a small part of it.  People piss me off.  People persistently piss me off.   If it wasn’t for the fact I am selling on behalf of our company to raise funds for a children’s charity, I would tell everyone to go FOAD.

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Ebay Denies Honest Feedback

Having been dissatisfied with the way Ebay handled the transaction in which the seller got to keep the goods, and all of my money, I left feedback for the seller, only to have Ebay tell me they were deleting it.

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Ebay Steals My Money

Apparently, Ebay has decided that despite the seller still possessing an item, and my money, that the seller is entitled to keep both because they supplied a tracking number; the same tracking number which shows the item was delivered back to the seller, who now has the item in their possession and not mine.  Ebay will not accept an appeal, and I am out-of-pocket.

I am now withdrawing all my items for sale from Ebay since they seem to think that it is acceptable for a buyer to receive absolutely nothing for their money.

The seller in question is  2015-metri, aka Stanislovas Metrikaitis (stanislovasmetras@gmail.com). Should have checked the negative feedback on this fraudster before bidding.

EBAY Tracking Result 2

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Absenteeism

Yes, I’ve been absent from this blog for some time.  The reason being that I have not really had time to get on a laptop, or PC in order to write updates.   I’ve mostly been using my smart phone for communication.

I’m hoping I will get back to regular updates in the near future, but, for now, it will probably remain a bit quiet around here.

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Quote for Today

First they came for the Socialists, and I did not speak out—

Because I was not a Socialist.

Then they came for the Trade Unionists, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Trade Unionist.

Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak out—
Because I was not a Jew.

Then they came for me—and there was no one left to speak for me.

~ Pastor Martin Niemöller (1892–1984)

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14 May 2015 · 22:23

Feeling Safer

PriusToday started badly, when something woke me early, and I could not get back to sleep for a few hours.  Then, I overslept on my alarm when I was supposed to be at an appointment.   When I finally arrived at my appointment to collect my car, they were very busy, and I was made to sit and wait for over an hour.  I was going to be very late for work, but I still had not seen anyone.  Finally, as I was about to leave, they decide to call me for the handover.  After 10 minutes of them trying to sell me expensive servicing plans, I finally get the keys, and get moving.

The picture above is of the car I have purchased.  Yes, it is 10 years old, but with only 40,000 (verified) miles on the clock, it should run smoothly for many years to come, and it only costs £10 a year in tax.  I have to say, though, there is a lot to get used to in terms of driving a Prius – it’s not your normal car.   The best part about my Prius is that it has no oil, or engine light showing, and it’s very, very quiet.  In other words, I feel very safe driving to, and from work in icy conditions.

So, new month, new week, new job, and new (second-hand) car.   New job?  Yes!  That’s right: my position at work has changed, and I have returned to my former role, the one I was hired for, and the one I was pursuing outside the firm.

January may have been a horrible month for many reasons, but February is looking … okay.

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Bad News – Good News – Bad News

So I had to pay the RAC for a new battery for my car last night.  More money spent on a car that is knackered.

Today, I telephoned my Debt Manager (a charity) and laid out my predicament.  Oh, that’s okay they said.  You can reduce your payments since a car is essential for you to remain in work.   Great.  Went online, found car less than 5 miles away that would suit which costs £10 annually for registration, and would reduce fuel costs by nearly a third.   Not only that, despite being ten years old it had very low mileage, having been owned by an elderly couple who part exchanged for an upgrade of the same model.   Sounding better!    This afternoon, I went down to take a look – all fine and dandy even if the colour is awful.

So, spent the next two hours waiting to see if finance would come through.  Eventually got fed up and left when certain companies promised to call in half an hour, but left me waiting for over an hour.   Final result?  No one will finance me over 5 years for the amount specified (per month) by my Debt Managers.   All of £150 a month.

Called Debt Managers back this evening and asked if I should try for a personal loan.  Absolutely not!  Though, the advice this morning was that if I had to borrow from friends and family that, too, would be okay.

As things stand, I must continue to drive a car with the oil light constantly on, while the engine makes excruciating noises noises; a car that could break down at any time.  And, I have absolutely no fecking way of replacing it when it does because, as of today, my credit history shows countless searches, but no finance.

Getting so despondent now.

And just for icing:  didn’t get any sleep before my assessment this morning, and totally forgot certain sentence structures.

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