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(02-10-2012 08:41 PM)y2hood Wrote: Ordered two cards from a guy with only 2 feedback the other day. I was able to score them for a song due to his poor use of search keywords and I guess his low feedback. The estimate for delivery shows Monday so I was pleased to have the package in the mailbox today. So far things were looking awesome.
Then I open the envelope and both cards come tumbling out, loose, not even in a penny sleeve. Miraculously there's no obvious damage to them.
Since he's new I decided to give him the benefit of the doubt and asked if he knew the cards were loose like that since he had a lot of cards listed. My reasoning is if this guy really is just starting out and is that clueless, I'd be a nice guy and give him some pointers. After all, my cards ARE undamaged.
He responds that he drops his items off at a shipping company and they do all of that for him.
Now, I'm not trying to question him on this at all, but the bubble mailer was handwritten in magic marker for return address and our address. To me, speculating, he realizes he's messed up and is pawning it off on a "shipping company." Still, I remember what it was like starting out and not knowing a lot of stuff.
So I tried to as nicely as possible explain that as the seller, it's his responsibility to get items to his customers as securely and safely as possible, ESPECIALLY when dealing with sports cards as we are an anal retentive bunch.
I don't think bad feedback should be left since I mean everything else about the transaction went smoothly. Hate to beat a newb up too badly. I am thinking my emails to him should be enough.
Thoughts from you guys before I go further?