Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Ebay and Eggs Again.

Firstly, Hello and Welcome to my 2 new followers Lisa May and Compost Woman. Thanks so much for visiting and taking the time to comment. 

2 Ebay Auctions ended recently.

I sold a pair of shoes on Thursday and yesterday one of the Yves Saint Laurent make up palettes went too. The combined cash received should have been £43.74.

Note the “should have been”.

The lady who bought the shoes has not paid and despite repeated emails never responded, so today after warning her yesterday I referred the matter to the Ebay Resolution Centre. A few hours later I received an email from her stating her account had been hacked and she had not meant to buy them.

I do not think I believe her as she only has 3 feedbacks and 1 of them was bad saying she never paid. So I am stuck, I do not know what to do. Any ideas?

The make up palette buyer paid within a couple of hours and I will post it tomorrow.

It is all good news as it is money from my debt, and after checking my buyer is happy I have decided to knock it from Credit Card 2.

Still 2 items left which finish later today the Madonna catsuit and another YSL lip gloss palette. Both seem to be attracting little attention, but most of the bids seem to be in the last few minutes. Yesterday’s auction was at £7.50 until the last 30 seconds.

Once these are done I am going to have another rummage and see if anything else can be auctioned.

On a final note, I seem to have caused much debate with yesterday’s Egg Post. So many readers made very valid points and I do feel guilty at buying cheap eggs. No one local to me sells their own eggs from “back garden chickens” but I will keep a look out.

I would point out that until about 2 years ago when money really started drying up I always bought happy eggs.

I think it comes down the following decision, I will switch back to buying happy eggs, but in all honesty if it is the end of the month and money is very tight I probably will buy cheap eggs again if desperate.

Debbie, you made a very good point. When / where does ethical shopping end? I would happily always buy organic chicken and fair-trade but it so much more expensive.

Well, I can only do my bit I suppose when I can.

Frugally yours


  1. I wish you were near to me - I would love you to HAVE some eggs!

    Am sorry about the Ebay woman :-(

    1. Yes you should move to Staffordshire just so I can get some of your eggs!! Or is that too much to ask? :o)
      Am off to Surrey on Sunday for a few days and I am going to keep my eyes peeled for alternative free range eggs signs. Will let you know

  2. I wouldn't believe the Ebay woman. Strange how she failed to respond to your messages , but then responded once she'd had a message from Ebay - they probably warned her that she'd get a non paying buyer strike.She would have had an email telling her she'd bid on the item and another telling her she'd won the item, without all the messages you sent to her. I would let her get a non paying bidder strike - especially as she's already failed to pay for something else.

  3. Continue with the route you've gone down for a non-paying bidder - you'll need to do this so eBay don't charge you final value fees. Non-payment is non-payment! Check when you can re-list the item - or offer as a second-chance offer to the next highest bidder, if there was one - that might be quicker than re-listing. Good luck with that!

    Yes I was thinking about your egg debate earlier and I also thought about - what about using environmentally friendly cleaning products versus harsh chemicals, recycling everything, being carbon neutral, living in an eco house, not using petrol/diesel or CFCs, not using products tested on animals, not eating animals/fish at all..... the ethical list for debate is literally endless!!

    Each of us has to make our own judgement and choice about the lifestyle we choose to have and each of us takes our own line on ethics.

    Best Wishes

  4. I know how you feel. I buy cheap eggs too as well as other cheaper stuff like non-organic produce from a grocery store. But you gotta do what you gotta do! I'd love to feed my family healthier stuff and try as best as I can by growing a little garden and just having a variety of fruit and vegetables on the table. But money is tight, so I'm thankful to be able to do something and can only hope that it will get better with time.


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