I had my first negative experience on Ebay this weekend. It seems that I’ve run into a seller who thinks a lot of himself but also has a lot of issues.
As many of you know, I’ve been getting more and more into zombie comics, and I’ve been going through Ebay and my local comic shops to find all the zombie books I can. I bought the first couple issues of Dead Irons and the issue of Spider-Girl #13 with the variant zombie cover. I also bought an array of Zombie Tales issues from a seller named sonofbruno.
So I contacted sonofbruno yesterday to make sure he has shipped the comics. This is the response I got:
“Dude I said I send out within 2 days of payment. You paid me on March 22. I sent our Media Mail as advertised. Media Mail usually takes 7-12 days.”
“I understand that. I wanted to make sure — communication is extremely important to me. Do not get an attitude with me.”
“Screw you Feel free to give me bad feedback Unlike you I am not poor and I don’t like to have my time wasted by time wasters like you for chump change Get a life! I specified when I would send this and anyone with brain enough given my past feedback would understand that I am a reliable seller and people who buy from me get their products as stated. Get a life! Thank you for wasting 15 minutes of my day. I will not continue any more dialogue with you. Get a girlfriend not a comic book!”
“You’ve been reported, friend.”
So I reported his email to Ebay. Hopefully something happens, because when I report “abuse” to them they assume I’ve been threatened with violence. That isn’t the case here, but his response to me was certainly unwarranted.
I’m not even going to begin arguing with his statements, because he obviously doesn’t know me at all. But all of the sudden, I’m glad I wasted 15 minutes of his precious time. I look forward to wasting much more of it.
But I will agree with him on one point: I also do not like having my time wasted by time wasters. I prefer to have my time wasted by more efficient people.
Bottom line: DO NOT deal with sonofbruno on Ebay. He’s a complete dick.
I am just curious, though, about one thing . . . if this guy is as wealthy as he claims to be, why is he hawking comics on Ebay for a couple bucks each? I guess the economy’s pretty tough right now.