Going to need a strong cup for today's post and luckily, I have one next to me.
If you were to see my eBay saved search list, you would see exactly what you would expect from me. 90's inserts, Rodney Hampton, Charles Way, non-sports, some oddballs and Eli Manning.
I check these searches multiple times a day and have caught some good deals in that process.
But, none better than this one I thought I had landed back in September of 2022.
At first glance, it appeared as a base Any Given Sunday insert of Eli Manning from 2022 Prestige. It was a card I needed and at the time the price was right.
As I clicked on the picture of the listing, I like to blow it up to see if there is any damage before I purchase, I started to notice something off to the side.
It was a 1/1 version of the card! Wowzers! My first Eli Manning 1/1 card and I landed it for under $10! To say the least, I felt like a kid being set free down the toy aisle at Walmart.
I couldn't even sleep that night. It was like I had caffeine in my coffee again. Boy, do I miss those days.
When I woke up still in disbelief of my purchase the next morning, I went to look at it again and that's when I saw this.
REFUNDED??!?!?! What?! Why?!! I didn't request this.
So, I messaged the seller.
Here was his response,
Keep in mind I use my wife's account for eBay which is why it is addressed to her.
Either way, I don't agree with his response, and I never replied because I may not have been friendly. So instead, I will post about them on here. I worked in retail for seven years and we were always told the customer was always right even when we marked something wrong. So, if they made an honest mistake, they should have stuck with it, learned from it, shipped it, and not refunded.
This is just my opinion on this. You guys may have different feelings about this, especially those of you who actually sell. I know if I made this mistake and sold cards on eBay, I would have shipped it. I have lost out on trades before when I made a mistake. But, I have learned from it.
Let me know in comments who is right. Is the buyer right in this situation? Is the seller right? What would you have done on either side of this situation?
Now I am all worked up again. I may need a second cup after this post and maybe a third when I read your replies.
Hope you are enjoying your day...I was until this post brought back this memory.
Coffee Card Blogger Out.