My latest acquisition came with a threatening note ...

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Hiddendragon, Sep 17, 2019.

  1. Hiddendragon

    Hiddendragon World coin collector

    I purchased a coin off of eBay and it arrived today. Usually I don't even look at the packing slips but I could see there was writing on the other side of this one so I took a look, and it turns out the seller was accusing me of doing something to try to cost him money. He didn't say what it was, and I certainly didn't do anything. At first I thought it had to do with sales tax, but my state doesn't collect tax on coins and I didn't think that would make sense. All I can figure is that some more expensive shipping option was selected, but I didn't do anything except hit the pay button. I never changed any settings and just made sure the amount was correct. It just really annoys me to receive this vaguely threatening letter when I'm just trying to buy a coin. I know I could leave bad feedback but I am very hesitant to do that. I did send the seller a message on eBay asking for an explanation. We'll see if he responds. The lesson here is don't assume other people are guilty of something when it could just be a technical glitch or the result of one of eBay's "improvements." P_20190916_224952_LL.jpg
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  3. masterswimmer

    masterswimmer Well-Known Member

    ummmmm, very easy resolution. Let him block you! Or you block him, after you leave him negative feedback.
  4. ddddd

    ddddd Member

    That is an odd note.

    Some items I have purchased do show multiple shipping options, but that requires the seller to set it up (for example, I've seen first class and priority both being options with the cost for priority being higher for the buyer).

    Also, when printing the label, eBay shows sellers several options for shipping. However, it defaults to whatever the seller chose when setting up the listing.

    I wouldn't worry about it too much. Hopefully it's just a misunderstanding.
  5. thomas mozzillo

    thomas mozzillo Supporter! Supporter

    If I were in your position I'd wait for his reply. Unless he offered free shipping it's hard to see how you would do anything where he would be charged more money. If the reply is unsatisfactory or there is no reply, I'd do what @masterswimmer suggested. There's no call for a rude, threatening, note like that without any explanation. (Even if there was an explanation).
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2019
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  6. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    I would want to know what he is talking about. Let us know...
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  7. Hiddendragon

    Hiddendragon World coin collector

    Odds are I'd never buy from him again anyway as I don't buy many coins online anymore. I know there are a lot of ways I could handle it, including just ignoring it. I just wanted to share this experience as I was quite taken aback by it.
  8. spirityoda

    spirityoda Coin Junky Supporter

    Leave no feedback. Never buy from him again. He sounds like he's talking about another auction and not yours.
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  9. fretboard

    fretboard Defender of Old Coinage!

    Yes, I would be taken aback by it as well! :phantom: First the guy comes off as a smart a$$ and you don't even know what you did! If he doesn't come up with a legitimate response, I'd block his a$$ and never buy from him again! :D On ebay I've run into some very nice people but I've also run into other sellers who were trying to rip me off. Moral of the story is ebay has some real nutjobs on their site! :D
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  10. lordmarcovan

    lordmarcovan Eclectic & avid numismatist Moderator

    Wow. Even switched to red ink. Talk about passive-aggressive!
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  11. iPen

    iPen Well-Known Member

    Yeah I use eBay often and I can't for the life of me figure out what he's talking about. A more expensive shipping option which he sets? Even if it were for another buyer, I don't understand what it would refer to.
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  12. MeowtheKitty

    MeowtheKitty Well-Known Member

    Does not make any sense. Maybe the guy was so mad he lost his mind, and is ranting to the wrong person.
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  13. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    The sellers cat walked across his keyboard. That's it, lets blame the cat.:D
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  14. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER


    Maybe he was on meth when he wrote that.

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  15. rooman9

    rooman9 Lovin Shiny Things

    Oh no! That was you? I would of never written that if I knew it was you ;)
  16. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    I would contact ebay, leave negative feedback, and then block the seller. What a whackjob.
  17. Hiddendragon

    Hiddendragon World coin collector

    I got a reply this morning: "I am very sorry. I get a bit scatterbrained at times. I do my best to avoid that pitfall. Please give me a second chance."

    He never explains what he thinks I did. I don't know if this is his way of saying he has memory problems or if it's just he screwed up and is trying to make it sound like it's because he's old or something. It doesn't seem like I'll ever know what happened here. I was curious if I called him out if he'd apologize or double down on it though, and he chose to apologize at least.
  18. Hiddendragon

    Hiddendragon World coin collector

    Here's the coin I got, by the way, which is very nice. 1994 switzerland 50 francs.jpg
  19. MeowtheKitty

    MeowtheKitty Well-Known Member

    Where they worth the added stress?
  20. ldhair

    ldhair Clean Supporter

    I would not leave any feedback. The guy messed up. No need to stir the pot any more. I would buy from the guy again if he had something I really wanted.
  21. cpm9ball

    cpm9ball CANNOT RE-MEMBER

    Leave him positive feedback and see how he responds.

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