Thursday, September 25, 2008

Mad at Ebay


Yes, it's true. I went on Ebay because I heard it was a good place to get good deals. So I thought it would be a great place to get my sister-in-law a phone. She wanted one for her birthday and I found a really cute one on Ebay for about half the store price. What a steal! It was brand new and included everything. I was excited I found such a great deal. I showed it to Garth and he liked it too. I bought it.

I was like a kid on Christmas day. I ran to the mailbox everyday to see if it was there. I was so excited!

It came yesterday. The first bad sign was that it came in a shady envelope, not a "brand new box" as I envisioned. The second bad sign was when Garth felt the phone through the envelope he just felt a phone. He did not feel a charger in there. But I was still excited and was sure it would still be a great phone.

Then we got inside and I opened it up. It was a FAKE phone! No battery, no place to charge it. It was a toy!

Why would I need a "brand new" fake phone? I kept asking this question to Garth and he just laughed. I was mad because I got screwed. I couldn't even get a refund.

11 comments:

Mrs. Newlywed said...

ohhh if you tell eBay you will get your money back.

I am really sorry! I am HUGE HUGE HUGE eBay fan. I've never had that happen!

Rebecca Taylor said...

How terrible! My dad is a big eBay-er and he's only had a few problems. They've given him a full refund though!

LyndsAU said...

I would appeal the purchase and ebay will refund your money!

~Mrs. Guru~ said...

Like the blog! I have recently got on EBAY but I still feel skeptical about it. You never really know if you are getting screwed over!

Katrina said...

thats messed up... you can probably get a refund through ebay, and report the seller. I always check the sellers ratings before buying something. =) If you paid through paypal, sometimes they have a money back thing too.

Lindsey said...

Thanks everyone for your advice. I didn't know this so it was very helpful!=)

Weeksie50 said...

Aw man. That stinks. I hope that EBAY can refund your money!

Lovesfool said...

this is hilarious!

mrs.leah.maria said...

Boo, that's ridiculous!

The Mrs. said...

You know everyone is always telling me how wonderful ebay is, how the deals are sooo great, how you can find anything, how you never get screwed. Well what do I get... screwed. I dont so much get the whole love affair with ebay. I'm sorry you got screwed... if only you hadnt paid yet you could have mailed them a picture of your payment!

SassyEngineer said...

That is horrible! I love ebay and have never had any problems. However, my husband had an issue once, and he called and got it taken care of (although, with some work). Anyway, I hope you don't give up on eBay. You can find awesome deals - and the annoying shady people are few and far between in my experience. Good luck!