I’ve sold loads of things on eBay. I try to be a good seller and ship things out as soon as possible. Unfortunately, there are some sellers out there that aren’t as on the ball. Now I try to be patient as eBay is for everyone, people that actually run a business from it, to casual users just trying to unload the occasional unwanted item. I’m definitely part of the latter group. I really wanted a new slip cover for my sofa.
By the time I was ready to bite the bullet and order it, they (of course) had it out of stock. Since I had no idea if Ikea planned on re-stocking it, I began to check around to see if there was another way to get it. I found a few auctions on eBay and managed to snag one at a slightly lower price and with free shipping.
It seems at this point, the deal was too good to be true. It was marked as shipped on 9/26, but no tracking numbers were available. I figured maybe my package would turn up in a week or so, otherwise I would reach out to the seller. A week went by and I checked my account and noticed a tracking number was now available. I checked it out, and it looks like the seller finally got around to printing a shipping label a full week later on 10/3. I thought maybe I’ll get it sometime this week. No dice, as of today they still haven’t handed the package off to the post office. SERIOUSLY?!
I asked when they actually plan on handing this off because it’s been almost two weeks since it supposedly “shipped”. I haven’t gotten my damn slip cover yet. If I don’t hear back by Friday, I’m probably going to open a claim. It shouldn’t take someone 2 weeks to slap a shipping label on something and hand it to the mail man. I mean, maybe they were on vacation, or don’t understand the concept of selling things on eBay? Either way, you should communicate delays. I’m hoping that by typing this post my slip cover will magically appear at my doorstep today. Please universe, make me look like an overly anxious slip-cover-shipment fool!