Monday, December 04, 2006

Integrity

I'm tired of people. We are so fallible. And so annoying.

So today I got an email from someone who purchased an audiobook from me through Amazon. The book was on CD. The CDs were in "like new" condition when they left my home.

Apparently the box is all smushed, the sleeve is all dusty and the CDs are all scratched. Tell me, when CDs are in sleeves and the box is in a padded envelope, how this could happen?

Yes, the box could have been smushed. I don't question that. But there is no way that CDs in a sleeve could get scratched without the envelope tearing (and being run over by a car). Could there be A SCRATCH? I suppose. But I thought i ckecked them over pretty carefully. I am a nonconfrontational person. I don't like being questioned so I go overboard to please, to give the absolute truth.

So it is this person's work against mine. Lovely huh?

I had the stupid CDs less than a week. I got them new. Listened once. Didn't think I'd ever listen again. Listed them and sold them. If the sleeves are dusty, it is because they came that way. Cardboard has fillaments that flake off. I'm sorry. There is no way to prevent that.

So my mind starts questioning this person's integrity. Does this person just want a free CD series and see me as a conduit? If I question the condition, it isn't like they can't scratch it up before sending it back. And then it is ruined for me anyway.

All for the sake of $20. That's it. I'm done. I'll just keep my books. People can buy new. Take it up with the publisher.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

amazon help boards suggest offering to return the item for full refund - better than getting a negative feedback!

don't give up! I have spent a total of $12 MAYBE on actually buying books and have profited, after shipping supplies and postage, over $100. not bad for a little time and effort.

Shirley Buxton said...

It helps us on our journey through life if we remember that basically the human being is flawed, sinful and of course imperfect. Only through Jesus can we be made honest and holy. Hope things go better for you. Frustrating, indeed.

Joy, anyway for this Christmas season!

Shirley Buxton
www.writenow.wordpress.com