I haven’t blogged for over a year now but something happened today that prompted me to write again. I just needed an outlet, I feel so frustrated.
You see, I have started to explore the world of online selling again. This time, I’m decluttering my personal stuff which brought me to sign up for Carousell. I’m loving my Carousell experience up until this happened.
So I have this ALDO watch that’s starting to tarnish but still in perfectly good working condition. The last time I used it was on September 29, Friday. I was supposed to just give it to anyone who likes it but a part of me is scared that other people might find it offensive of me to offer them used/secondhand items. So I decided to post it on Carousell at a dirt cheap price of 130Php, I was considerate because the buyer still has to shoulder the shipping fees.
Yes, I am generous to a fault that I sell my items at a charity price and I’m even willing to give them for free if let’s say a student or someone young and not earning his/her money yet suddenly shows interest, they just pay for shipping. Well lesson learned, because for a measly 130Php, I was accused of lying 😦
Read the screen caps of my convo with this buyer for reference.
The watch was in good condition except for slight tarnishing, that even I, still use it from time to time. Here are the photos before I shipped it.
I don’t know what happened while it was in transit or if the buyer (worst case scenario) was the one who broke it, I didn’t want to question her and make any accusatory statements just for a freaking 130Php! It didn’t matter to me anymore so I just readily offered her a refund including the shipping fee.
Well, I may have sounded a little sarcastic in that “Di ko naman ikakayaman yung amount” comment and I’m sorry for saying that.
I just felt so frustrated because didn’t like the tone of her message. She was readily accusing me of lying about the watch’s condition and did not even clarify with me first. Then she gave me a negative feedback, right away.
Now that I think about it, that part that fell off can even be glued back, hello at 130Php, it’s already a steal. The battery alone costs 250Php and it’s been recently replaced. Maybe that’s also the reason why she didn’t want a refund, she knows deep in her heart that she got it at a dirt cheap price.
I don’t know if she was in fact, trying to scam me or something (in case she really was the one who broke it) but I am just so disappointed with how things turned out. I was expecting a message of gratitude for practically giving that watch almost free but it was the complete opposite. Haaayyy…
When I posted the watch, I declared that I bought it in London. But after seeing its original box, I realized it’s another watch that I bought in the UK. Puwede ko namang hindi na ideclare sa kanya yung totoo right? But I wanted to be sincere so I wrote her a note (see above photo) and it doesn’t diminish the fact na ang price ng watch is way more than 130Php (1,995Php, I even sent her the box with the price tag). Medyo mataas lang talaga expectations ni ate. I’m not sure why she also doesn’t want to get a refund when clearly she seems disappointed with my item.