Saturday, April 28, 2007

Strange Ebay Experience...

We are listed as certified trading assistants for our area on Ebay. For the past four days we've been receiving multiple emails from some guy in North Carolina, with his full name, address and phone number -- asking us 'please please please call me I need to get in contact with you.' The emails are generated from a trading assistant contact process on Ebay, meaning he has an account and should know what Ebay is all about.

Okay, so probably not smart on our part, but we called him. He's a moron.

He asks 'Do you have any books or movies for sale - can you tell me which ones you have?'

Err no sir. (For one thing - we sell mostly equipment, no movies, and few books) This is like calling a yarn shop in England by telephone, when they have a full-functioning website, and asking for them to describe all of the fishing tackle they carry, how much it costs and how many they have over the phone.

"Trading assistants" are for helping YOU sell stuff on Ebay, that is why the email address is there. If you have something you want to sell but don't know how, or don't have Paypal etc etc - we can help you sell it. If you can get to the email address than you can get to our 'Ebay stores' and see our inventory that is for sale. We don't have secret hordes of books and movies for sale that aren't listed there. And please, please don't try to bypass Ebay or expect us to read inventory off over the phone to someone who takes two minutes to formulate a sentence. Sheesh!

5 comments:

Chris said...

WEIRD.

Carrie K said...

Lovely. But if he can't formulate sentences, it explains somewhat the call.

Jennifer said...

Some people are so strange. What a wierdo.

Lynn said...

Oh some people just think they are too important to actually buy on Ebay, even if they sell on the service.

It is like asking for a discount in a shop and getting told "no", and then you go to another clerk to see if they have another answer.

Samantha said...

What an odd person!