1 Nov 2012

Be careful what you wish for

I recently sold a Jaeger jacket on eBay and when the winning bidder came to pay they gave me a massive story about how the female in the equation had to go away for her nephews funeral and how there was a massive police investigation so she didn't know when she would be back to pay by PayPal and could he send a cheque. The cynical 50% of my brain thought it was an ingenious way of paying by cheque rather than PayPal but I went along with it and promised to send the item out when the cheque cleared. It did, and I did.

So imagine my surprise when I noticed on their profile that they were quick payers to other people during this period and even more surprised to find they had bought it to sell on anyway.

I'm no mug, I know people buy to sell but it was the unnecessary tragic lie thrown into the mix that was the astonishing thing. I've always been told to be careful what you wish for but obviously they haven't. I hope they make a loss to serve them right!

* at the time of writing, the jacket going for considerably less than they paid me. Updates will follow!*


  1. That story made me chuckle....thats why its referred to as "Evil Bay" because of some of the people who hang out there. lol !!!

  2. Haha too right Christine! They sold it for a whole £17 less than they paid me! KARMA!!!