Monday, March 21, 2011

Nothing is Totally Free!

Today I had a first,  I had someone on Etsy who thought I was in the business to send things out for free.  The Money for Nothing Video came to mind while I was having this conversation with her, not sure why it did but you know how songs sometimes just attach themselves to things.

The customer,
I am interested in these for my daughter and I
she send me her address and said she lives in the USA
The listing is for 1 ladybug bead with 2 free spacers.


She is looking at a sold listing so there isn't pricing because it is already sold.
I tell her that I don't have these in stock but can have some ready to purchase by Thursday.

Then she asks for 2 sets of 3 beads with 3 free spacers, in another message and supplies her address again and I don't understand why she is giving me her address this way but .I tell her they are $10.00 for each bead with the free spacers.

 
She says
How about the ladybug one cause I saw at the bottom of the page it says USA no money so that's why I am messaging you

I say
They aren't free they are listed as buy the pandora bead get the spacers for free.

Now she tells me that I should send her the ladybug ones because her daughter wants charms and because money is tight and it's her daughter's birthday.

I say
No I don't think so, it reads 1 pandora bead with 2 free spacers, you purchase the pandora beads and get the spacers free. Money is tight here also, if you send me the money I send you the beads.

She still thinks I will send them for free and says I should send them because she lives in the USA

I say
Not sure where you learned to read, shipping in the USA is free for most items on my site, the beads are not free they cost me to make them they cost me to ship them and I don't know you so what makes you think that I would send you beads with out you making a purchase. Shipping is free, spacers are free with a purchase of beads.

She says
OK just 4 get them I'll get them from the store.

I say
I bet you will have to pay for them there too.

I had to laugh at the conversation, this woman must have spent some serious time on Etsy to find something for free and I bet I busted her bubble.  I hope she finds something she can afford for her daughter's birthday.




14 comments:

  1. UNBELIEVABLE!!! I HAD A GOOD LAUGH THOUGH. :)

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  2. That is totally hilarious:-) What a story!

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  3. That is CRAZY! But good for a laugh and a great story for you to tell :) (and now I have that Dire Straits song stuck in my head...thanks! lol)

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  4. I am still laughing over this today and still have that dang song stuck in my head.

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  5. Oh. My. Word. My kids are clamoring to know what I am heehaw laughing about! You want to look around and see if someone is video taping you for an April Fool's joke! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  6. Yup, this is for real. Something this stupid would be hard to make up especially since I am not that good of a writer.

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  7. She probably works for the government...haaaaaaaaaaa

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  8. Yeah, right Jen! LOL! The mentality of some people...amazing!

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  9. Jen, you just might have something there.

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  10. That made me laugh. What are people thinking?? Yikes

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