Ebay rant earthcandydesigns Apr 6, 2010 13:57:41 GMT
Post by goose on Apr 6, 2010 13:57:41 GMT
Grrrrrrrr - this is just a rant and a warning to anyone selling on ebay to steer well clear of earthcandydesigns (registered user in Florida). As some of you may know I have been selling some captive bred Helix pomatia on the forums and also on ebay. The advert on ebay clearly said the adults are not from the UK and were of captive bred/farmed stock from Europe (most actually bought from reputable sellers on this forum) the point being that collection of Helix pomatia from the wild in the UK is now illegal. The listing also clearly stated I would not post abroad and was registered as a UK only listing. Well this earthcandydesigns sent me a message via ebay asking me to post to Florida. I sent her a message back saying that sorry but the advert stated clearly I would not post abroad (because I am not sure of import regulations for snails in other countries, particularly the US). Anyway without waiting for my response she promptly bought all the remaining snails on the listing. I refunded her money reiterating that I could not and would not sell to her. Before I could block her from buying she again bought all the remaining snails (in the meantime sending me several (5) hassling e-mails all on the same day saying she would provide a UK forwarding address and this should be fine for me. I then had to contact ebay who were sympathetic but said all I could do was refund her money again, block her and send a cancellation of transaction request - which incidentally she was entitled to refuse. I could not then relist the remaining snails for 8 days. In the meantime the sneaky so and so has negged me saying that I had not asked her for an import permit and that therefore I am clearly selling illegally captured wild snails (despite me stating they are captive bred babies). I am soooooo angry - particulary as ebays new regulations mean that as a seller I have absolutely no recourse to respond to this slanderous allegation. Anyway I have telephoned ebay to say I have import records for all of my adult roman snails and proof of their captive bred or farmed origin and the reason why I had not asked for import permits was that the auction was clearly stated (and registered) as UK only!!!! I have registered a formal complaint with them and now have to wait the outcome of that. Anyway. Feel better after that rant ;D Flipping ebay is such a PAIN sometimes, everyone I have sold to apart from her the transactions have been a pleasure but there is ALWAYS one person that seems to put you off bothering at all!!!