Every few months there's a tale of how some member(s) have been burned on eBay.
I wish to tell a tale of the opposite end of the spectrum: a tale of eBay awesomeness.
The seller I'm talking about is thapharaoh1
, who runs a store that sells primarily toys: with TFs being many among them. I've been keeping an eye on some of the items, and as it's my birthday decided to pull the trigger on all of them at once to take advantage of combined shipping.
There was a problem though that the items didn't go through a combined invoice. No matter; I messaged the seller (at 8:30pm Pacific Time), gave them the items I had wished to purchase and went about other things. I did not expect a reply until the next day, I was mistaken. The seller responded a half hour later that the items were converted to allow for a combined invoice. I bought them all on the spot, then queried the seller for a combined shipping total - I waited less than a minute for the response which was much quicker, and much lower than I had anticipated. I paid the invoice and the items were marked as shipped (with a tracking number) before 10pm.
What follows is, what I consider, absolute voodoo. I live in Canada, and any package I receive from the states takes at minimum 1 week, though closer to 2, to leave the seller's door, pass customs, and arrive at mine. This too only 4 business days. I know I can't attribute it to the seller but it really helped the experience. Also that the items arrived right on my birthday is just that little extra.
: damn good seller, highly recommended.