Saturday, January 9, 2010

Maybe all Chinese eBay People Aren't Crooks

Remember the comment I made in a previous post about my ebay purchase that turned out to be a chinese account in disguise? I opened a complaint with paypal hoping that maybe I could recover my $68. I received a tracking number that looked bogus. I received and email from ebay saying they had taken the user off and that the purchase was probably a fraud. Everything pointed to me contributing $68 to some chinese person who was sitting at his computer saying something like "stupid capalist dog American...take that!"

I was working yesterday when the doorbell rang. During the day, the only people that come by when I'm not expecting either the FedEx guy or the Publisher's Clearing House Prize Committee are the door to door sales people and the Jehovah's Witnesses.

 The Jehovah's Witnesses are nice people and they have definitely changed their door approach from years ago when they would expect me to let them in, give me a 2 hour presentation, and leave me a couple magazines.

Salespeople are hit and miss. If they are selling meat, then chances are they've got me hooked. If they are a person from the inner-city of somewhere and selling magazines they are out of luck. I always tell them that I'll buy from them if they have the magazine Classical Singer. This is probably a rude strategy because they are one of my clients and I also know that it is such a niche magazine that those companies would never sell it. Works every time...

When I answered the door, it was our mail carrier. I was hoping that maybe it would be my business checks finally coming. He asked me to sign for the package and left. I looked at the package and immediately started laughing. The label was all in Chinese.

Sure enough. My order had come through. I can with confidence say that there is one Chinese seller on ebay that is honest. The dvds and booklets are intact and aren't copies as far as I can tell. I now am the proud owner of two copies of P90X. I did sell it to a friend so it is all good.


  1. HAHAHAHAHAHA. Wow. I did not expect to see THIS!

    And wait wait wait... you actually BOUGHT some of that meat!? Gross. Have you sprouted a 3rd arm yet?

  2. The meat I bought was some of the best steaks I have ever had. I wish the guy would come back.

  3. Hahah wow. Glad you ended up getting your stuff anyway. Who would have thought.

  4. Well I certainly hope you recontacted Ebay and let those Chinese guys back into the capitalist system! Capitalism will always take a bite out of political ideology any day!