Are ya stooopid, or What?

Lubbock, Texas
January 28, 2009 3:40pm CST
Grrrrrrrr. The stupidity of some people just makes me furious. I just got a heads up from a site where I sell my bead patterns. It's a co-op and one of the managers sent an e mail saying a customer contested a sale, and she was dealing with PayPal over it. Seems that even though there's a bold heading that says it's a site to sell bead PATTERNS this customer honestly expected to receive the beautiful beaded bracelet shown in the picture for $4.00 instead of the pattern. Even if it had been beaded in a third world country by near slave labor, it would have cost more than $4.00. Some people really do see what they want to see. I went back and made sure all my patterns had "pattern" in the name, and all the descriptions contained the word "pattern" at least once. I feel sorry for the designers who've been there since the beginning and have hundreds of patterns for sale. ARGGGGG I'm still fuming!
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7 responses
• United States
28 Jan 09
That really does suck, where you able to contest it in the end or was it a "the customer is always right" kind of deal?
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• Lubbock, Texas
28 Jan 09
It hasn't been resolved yet, but I'm sure Shell can make PayPal see the obsurdity of the complaint.
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• United States
28 Jan 09
"Even if it had been beaded in a third world country by near slave labor, it would have cost more than $4.00." I'm sorry, you made me laugh so hard with that statement because I can hear how mad you are, but it was still funny to read. I totally and completely understand where you're coming from. There was a time I use to buy really old trade catalogs, well known companies. I mean, these were the thick 2" kind that salesmen use to sell their wares out of with colored pictures and all. What I did was sell "pages" out of the catalogs of certain mesh purses, pens, silverware, flatware, etc., for referencing, ya know, people who collected this stuff. Comes along some guy who thought I was selling the whole darn book for like $2.99....um, no. AND my description was exactly what I was selling. I couldn't have made it more clearer. I did this for quite some time, never had a problem until this goof showed up. So, for six months everyone understood what I was doing except this jerk. So, I do understand, they just don't read the description.
• Lubbock, Texas
28 Jan 09
Thanks for the laugh. It cooled my anger down a lot! I live in an area where people think nothing of paying $3,000 for a gold ring with a cubic zirconia in it, but if you ask $40 for a bracelet that took you 5 or 6 hours to bead they look at you like you've lost your ever lovin' mind. I asked one lookie loo if she worked for free. She said why of course not. I asked why she thought I should and she walked off in a huff. And this wasn't over jewelry it was over something much less expensive. I see that you've had similar experience and I do hope you won the dispute.
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
28 Jan 09
"The Customer Is Always Right" is just a really bad statement... sometimes the customer isn't right and should admit it, but I guess that's just the way it goes. I do have to say, maybe she was just eager, ya know?
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• Lubbock, Texas
28 Jan 09
I'm sure that could have been the case. Some of the designers give credit to the "bead fairy" who beaded their pattern so they would have a picture of the finished product to display. Possibly the way it was worded might have been misleading, but come on, the name of the site it www.thebeadcoop.com. Check it out and see if you could possibly mistake it for a site that sells anything but patterns.
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@SomeCowgirl (32270)
• United States
28 Jan 09
No, it definitely looks like a pattern site to me. The first thing that caught my eye was the subcaption which made me think it had something to do with resources for beading. The only thing I did find that could possibly make someone thing it wasn't about patterns is the did you know about putting finished items in the gallery.
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@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
28 Jan 09
Every day I come into contact with people that see what they want to see and hear what they want to hear not to mention those that read what they want to read. You think they are stupid? I think many of them are very clever people and are putting their so-called 'cleverness' into practice. "Let's try, it might just work" seems to be the song of the moment. Sad thing is that many of them get what they set out to get and that is so unfair! But then they are the heros!
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• Lubbock, Texas
28 Jan 09
Yes, and if they don't get what they want they're the victims! See my response to Irish.
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@mysdianait (64056)
• Italy
28 Jan 09
So true! Then they as the victims get the right people, those that count, to make a 'case' out of the whole thing and it all backfires on the person who was right in the first place. Cruel world and a sign of progress!
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@camomom (7536)
• United States
30 Jan 09
Some people will do anything to get what they want. They just don't pay attention to details. I hope it works out for you. You know you did nothing wrong. Just take a breath and pity them for their stupidity.
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@AmbiePam (50115)
• United States
29 Jan 09
Wow, that is pretty dense. An aggravation I'm sure it is!
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• Canada
28 Jan 09
Oh, I hate people like this!!! Some people really need to pay attention. I hate that honest people like us end up paying for the mistakes of people who are too stupid to use a computer, too stupid to read, or are just too lazy to use a computer, or read properly. Best of luck, and I hope you win.
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