Wow, last week just flew by! I joked on twitter that I must have had a lot of fun, but the reality is that I was just really busy. As we had been away the previous weekend, and only got back on Monday night the working week only started on Tuesday so it was a short week to begin with. I immersed myself in a translation of an insurance policy. As this was outside my areas of expertise, I liaised with a fellow translator who works in that field who helped me out with some of the terminology. It is definitely handy to be part of a network of translators so we can help each other out when necessary.
Aside from that, I bought two second hand tops on eBay recently. They were listed as’ worn once and in excellent condition’ with no reference to any defects in the photos or description. The seller took three days to post them to me and when they arrived one of them had a hole and a stain in the right breast area and the other one was covered in snags. Obviously, not fit for purpose so I opened a case for item not as described. The seller then decided to try and refuse a return, even though I sent photos of the damage, and then sent me a barrage of abusive emails which included personal insults. The items have now been returned and as soon as the money is refunded, I will be leaving negative feedback in the hope of drawing attention to the seller’s bad practices to potential buyers. I also reported the seller’s behaviour to eBay.
I have been buying and selling on eBay for years now and most transactions are unproblematic, but sometimes you do come across a bad egg in the buyer/seller basket. I won’t let it put me off though as I have purchased some lovely things at bargain prices!
That’s all for this week – thanks for reading. More next Monday!
Diary of a Freelancer is a weekly blog post about my freelance work, stuff relating to extra ways I make money online and my lifestyle.