UGH. Listen to this and tell me what you think. Yesterday I got in my two salt an pepper shakers. They are beautiful... however the rubber stoppers on each are non functioning. One of the stoppers has turned solid, almost like glass and can not be budged. The other stopper appears to be inside the shaker, also solidified because it makes a rattling sound. I bought these shakers to use them. The seller did not post that they were not functioning or showed pictures of the bad/missing stoppers. So I wrote the seller and they responding saying I should have asked if it was functioning because most people just collect these for display. I wrote them back saying that on ebay ANYTHING not functioning should be disclosed. I would not have bought them. They asked what I wanted them to do and I said reimburse me for a pair of earplugs that I will attempt to use in place of the stoppers (if i can get one of them off). I have not heard back yet.
Situation #2. Today i receievd an email from the seller of the vintage food mixer i won and purchased exactly SEVEN days ago. Today they tell me that there is a problem with the shipping and they can't fit it into a regular box, and thus need $12 more dollars to cover the additional shipping costs. They also said they could refund me the purchase if I wanted.
So what do you think? Should I be upset in either situation? For one, when I buy something on ebay i expect to work unless otherwise stated. I also expect to not be asked for more money after I pay for an auction fair and square, not to mention they didn't try to ship this for a week. Should I blow it off? RRRRRrrrrg.