2006
09.25

So I’ve noticed that this site, which went from being a cesspool of intellectual conversation and debate…. to being a meager message board at best.

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2006
09.09

Stoopid Ebay

We regret to inform you that your eBay account has been suspended due to the violation of our site policy below:

* Seller Non-performance – Not delivering an item for which payment was accepted or significantly misrepresenting an item by not meeting the terms and item description that are outlined in the listing.

Due to the suspension of this account, please be advised you are prohibited from using eBay in any way including registering a new account. Please note that any seller fees due to eBay will immediately become due and payable. EBay will charge any amounts you have not previously disputed to the billing method currently on file.

They go on further to say that I can be reinstated if I respond to feedback received… the problem is, a suspended user cannot receive feedback, leave feedback, or respond to feedback. Their help file suggests having buyers leave me positive feedback to get reinstated…

Let me explain why I’m sharing this information. EVERY TRANSACTION THEY LISTED AGAINST ME WAS NOT PAID FOR. So basically, what eBay is telling me, is that whether someone pays me or not, I am required to give them the item. Even though eBay has complaints on file from me against these buyers, and issued me a credit for my seller’s fees, I should still have given them the items they didn’t pay for.

I wonder if this tactic works elsewhere. I am going to Wal*Mart. I am going to ask for a TV for free. If they don’t give it to me, I will DEMAND that they close their doors.

It apparently works for eBay…


2006
08.19

I am absolutely convinced that our mail-lady only comes once every three days. In the two months since we moved into our new apartment, I have only seen her twice. Oddly enough, both times she was parked near my building, sitting in her little mail truck, eating a sandwich. Not that I have ever been the greatest fan of mail carriers, but this is bullshit.

I know federal law requires that all mail be delivered by 6pm, but I am not sure if there is a law to prevent the carrier from waiting until a building has enough mail to make it worth her while to walk to our building… I’m sure there is. The problem is… how do I prove it?

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