October 20, 2012
I don’t often buy things on eBay. I’m often really wary when using it but the other month I bought a used super cheap In Death book by J.D Robb and was really pleased with it so I went back and ordered the next book and then I found a Crimson Filofax going for under £30! I just couldn’t resist. I thought it was my lucky week.
Well it turns out it really wasn’t and yet again I’m wary of eBay.
My first problem was with the In Death book, the copy I received was… a bad one. I think you could say. Someone had gone through the whole book and tipexed all the words they didn’t approve of and replaced them with words they did! So reading the book and it actually making sense, well it was pretty hard. Thankfully the seller I bought the book from apologised and sent me a better copy of the book.
With the Maladen Filofax, really I only have myself to blame for this because I didn’t message the seller before I bought it to ask, I just presumed. But it came with no box, which I was really disheartened about and it came with zero inserts except for the today marker. Which I didn’t mind too much because I have tons of inserts but the seller didn’t state there were no inserts, and if I was a newbie and this was my first filofax I think I would have been pretty annoyed. Thankfully the filofax was in great condition!
Really this was a lesson to myself to be more wary of what I do buy on ebay and to think things through before I press the bid/buy now button!