A stranger made me cry today. Not the good kind of happy crying, either. And Shawn wants his number or his address so he can go pound him. You would have to know Shawn to know how big that is. He is so laid back that he almost never gets riled. I had to beg him not to call and make it worse. Apparently positive feedback on eBay is not good enough.
Allow me to explain. I purchased something on eBay, something I do sometimes. I paid for it immediately through PayPal, and it came in just a couple of days. I was very happy with my purchase, and waited for the positive feedback I was sure to receive after being such a good buyer. I even went so far as to email the seller to let him know I had received it and was very satisfied. Now I have left feedback first for buyers, and not gotten it in return, so I assured him I know how important I knew it was and that I would reciprocate immediately. His response was that he had received negative feedback from buyers after he had left positive for them, so his current policy was to wait and let the other person leave it first. I was not happy with this idea, because that's not how the system is supposed to work, but I gave in and left positive feedback. I said, "thanks for the swift shipping and great packaging. Feedback would have been nice, though." Wow! What a response I got! He YELLED at me via email, so I thought I could resolve it be calling him. WRONG. He cussed at me and hung up. I called right back. Could we at least talk about this? He called me sly and conceited. He cussed me some more, and yelled so loud I had to pull the phone away from my ear. And by the time the call was over, he said the only thing he could offer me was not leaving feedback at all, because he would leave negative if he left any. By the time I hung up I was shaking. I called Shawn. No answer. I texted him. He called back right away. He wanted me to give him the number. I begged him not to call. He is very unhappy. My hero!