Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Every 'mm' counts

Life is an uphill struggle at the moment. I just don’t have time for myself, let alone my blogging friends. Hopefully better days are coming.

As most of you know I’m a professional power seller on ebay. Rob and I have made over 5400 sales and have 2000 postcards in our shop at the moment. Today we had an email from a customer; she was complaining because we sold her a postcard that was ‘too small’ She maintains that postcards should be 140mm x 90mm, the one that we sent her was 139 X 90. Fortunately for us (!) she will accept the card. I have several postcards in front of me a I write. Do you think that they are all exactly the same size?

10 comments:

Dru Marland said...

one of my first sales on Amazon was a reggae CD, to someone in Torquay. A few hours after I'd received the order, I got an e-mail from thebuyer complaining that she hadn't received it yet. I guess she was stoned out of her tiny...

cassie-b said...

I've seen post cards in lots of sizes. What's with her?

Josephine said...
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Josephine said...

139 vs 140 mm. Impressive. What is she, a Particle Physicist or something?

Josephine said...

That was me above by the way. Couldn't spell Physis...er Phyciss...um Physisis...

Peter (Worldman): said...

But this is not nice of you! How could you sell something that is one mm to short. I hope you sent her the missing mm. With Scotch tape or glue so that she has the proper size card.

Mary Lou said...

JEEZ!!! Some people just have to bitch dont they?

Wendy Ascham said...

There's always one!

I think they are professional idiots paid for by the Govt just to upset us!

alan said...

Depending on the vintage, some poor printer's child is supposed to feel guilty for helping Daddy in the shop one afternoon I guess...

I like Wendy's thought...our tax dollars at work taxing our patience as well!

alan

Anji said...

Dru: we've had a couple of those too.

Cas: We were expecting her to ask for her money back.

Jo: I have a picture in my mind of a ruler in a glass case, so that it won't be corrupted by dust particles.

Peter: I had thought of that, but was afraid that I'd send her too much.

Mary Lou: They are happy that way - I suppose.

Wendy: Nice to see you again. perhaps she is from 'weights and measures'.

Alan: You've got it exactly. You would not believe the trouble I have trying to line them up in the scanner. A lot of the work must have been done by hand and by all of the family.