Ugh, I really can't believe how crazy some people can be. I am posting this 1. to vent a bit and 2. as a fair warning for others in the future.
Earlier this month I purchased a betta from a US seller, because I really wanted a copper dragon halfmoon plakat male (I only like the short finned fish for some reason)
I have purchased fish in the past from Thailand through aquabid and had them shipped to me from the transhipper via priority mail and they were fine so I figured that it would be ok from this person being in the US. WRONG.
This seller tells me he sent me the fish on a wednesday via priority with no tracking number. Said it will be here by Fri. Well friday came and no fish, saturday no fish, monday, no fish... So I email him to say I never got my fish, and at this point had already emailed him over the weekend and he just kept telling me not to worry, he'll be fine, he'll get there soon.
So when I never got my fish I told him I wanted a refund. He said no, that they don't give refunds. But I never got anything! He said he would send another fish if I paid more for the new fish and MORE for shipping. Are you crazy? So now not only am I expected to pay for something I never got but I have to pay MORE for a replacement?! Give me a break!
I have now decided I don't want to bother with him anymore, he still refused to refund so I opened a dispute with paypal. Days went by with nothing said from him so I figured he would just let it expire and I would get my money back. Well if you are familiar with the way paypal non delivery disputes work then you know if the shipper provides a tracking number that states that the package was delivered then the case is resolved and the seller keeps the money.
So he e-mails me today and tells me he's sending a new fish (after I told him I didn't want one, I had gone to the lfs to get one to fill the tank I had set up for him so at this point I have no room) and that he's going to use the tracking number on the new fish towards the dispute. I said no, I don't want the fish I went and got a fish locally. He tells me- too bad, it's coming. I'm sending it tomorrow. And that the fish I have is probably the fish he sent me anyways. So now he is forcing a new fish on me that I don't want, calling me a liar and taking my money!!!
I had to talk to paypal 3 times tonight, finally tell them that he's abusing their system and harassing me! It takes paypal to email him to finally get him to send my refund. Then he emails me with this:
"Fine forget you ginger. I know you have my fish! This is not the end. I remember your face, and ill remember your name.
Your nothing more than a low life blow off sh*t. Im gonna request this to all sellers i know to never to sell to you. Ill also forward your email
and your facebook page to them. Should learn to be smarter than that. Sending you your refund. a** hole. Karma likes to bite back i hope you know that."
At this point I don't even know what to say. I mean I really don't care if he shares my facebook, it's public anyways but really WHO GETS THIS MAD OVER A FISH?! Let alone $27 dollars! Just so you know his aquabid user ID is Sx_yang. I left appropriate feedback and even reported him to aquabid for the harassment. Don't know if they will actually do anything though.
All I have to say is I'm not a ginger (don't know where he got that) and Karma gave me my money back. I own a business and do 95% of my biz as on-line sales. If a customer tells me they never got their package then I try to help them out on it. Sometimes when running a biz you gotta bite the bullet to keep your customers happy. I would never in my wildest dreams treat someone the way he treated me! So a lesson learned I guess to be weary and ask questions before making a purchase!