...and it's no fun!!!!
It all started last year when Alexbear and I got our very first fraud transactions posted on our accounts. They took out some hundred dollars for travel expenses such as Uber, Lyft and plane tickets. We got that fixed fairly quick, the transactions reversed and changed the cards.
Just a month ago, someone tried to take about a grand from Alexbear's account. It was declined and we had to change our card numbers again.
Last week, someone successfully hacked into our eBay and buy pool filters worth $600. We don't have a pool. So we informed the bank, informed Paypal... and over the weekend, the transaction still went through and took out this much from our bank account.
Awesome Sauce. Not.
Now we have to go through a lot of phone calls, and hassle to say the least, to get it all fixed.
It's very disheartening and annoying that people do this. It's no different that personally stealing. While, yes, they don't get to physically assault anyone, they are destroying the lives of so many people. What if we had bills to pay and the money we have is not enough? What if we're people who live by each check? It takes a while to get all the funds back (in fact, the process is still ongoing as we speak). What if we're people who don't have savings to get us through a week? It affects lives, credit scores and a lot more. If it affected any of our bills, then we would have to call them and explain to them the situation.
I wish these people will actually have the motivation to do the right thing and actually work.
I hate thieves praying on people who worked hard for what they earned.
I love selling... or rather I love making sales. I like making ads, websites, posting it online and all that stuff. On the other hand, I definitely do not like personal selling. That's the reason I never really got involved in any direct selling stuff because I just don't like having to approach people and try to make them do something. I talk a lot, but I just don't like having to convince someone to buy something.
With that being said, I have a shop where I sell things and then... there's also the Facebook Market Place. I really like this feature because I can just put it out there that I have some furniture or makeup to destash! Fastest transaction ever was a the free table - gone in one hour!
As a kind-of makeup "enthusiast" or whatever you call that - one of the things that I destash a little often is makeup. I used to be so against the idea because I wanted to keep some makeup. A year into it, the makeup piled up and there are some that I just never used. It felt bad because either I didn't really like them or that I just never really used them. So to the Market Place it goes!
My Ultimate Pet Peeve
You know one of the things I really dislike? People who can't keep their word.
I'm a person that's really easy to deal with. I have a lot of consideration especially given a situation that can be tough, I have no problems giving some exceptions regarding prices, pickup times, etc. With that being said, I really, really hate people who stand others off.
I haven't sold in the Market Place for long - probably just around three months. In that three months I've been stood off twice! One girl decided to not show up at the meeting place. She ignored my messages and calls, and just vanished in thin air. The second time was a couple of days ago when this other girl decided to make me hold the items, then not show up.
I know... I know... Alexbear already warned me and told me to be more firm. First pickup offer, no reservations - because of things like this. Lesson harshly learned.
Overall, it's not much of a big deal. There were a lot of other people waiting for me to inform them that the items were not picked up because they will take it. When the girl didn't show up, the others got it. What bothers me is the lack of respect and integrity.
Piece of Advice
If ever you decide to make someone hold an item for you and then realize that you no longer want it - say it.
Change the times, haggle the price if you want, tell me that you're backing out - that's perfectly fine! But to not say anything can be really a hassle. I'm quite a busy person, I have to schedule the things I do. It's the same reason this blog isn't updated everyday.
People have things to do in life, please be very mindful. Your word takes their time. On those occasions that people didn't show up, we had to reschedule our agendas, or cancel some plans - so we can be there for you. Mind you, even the free things I post to give away, we still make time for you.
So please, always be considerate and mindful. Keep your word. Learn to say something.
Rant over ^_^
I've always kept a diary growing up, and come the digital age I always maintained a blog - until life got too busy.
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