Thursday, 11 October 2012

ooops!

I joined eBay some years ago.  I have not bought much from it but have usually been pleased.  I've won a few auctions and just missed out on some others, even using last minute bids etc.  I've bought quite  a bit of yarn, especially Patonyle sock yarn.

The second hand Steelcase office chair has been a good buy.  As I sat on the old chair, I could follow distinct pathways where it was uncomfortable.  This is great, although I am still tweaking some of the adjustments.  No pain and great back support.

 About three months ago, perhaps four, I was browsing  when I saw  new copy of the NZ Edmonds centenary Celebration cookbook.  I have several old cook books so decided i would buy this.  I paid for it and was a bit careless in checking the default delivery address.  It went to PO box for my son and DIL.  Of course, I thought it had gone astray and after about three weeks let the seller know.  To my surprise, a refund was in my account the next day with no problems.  DIL finally remembered to tell me a book had arrived for me, so I contacted the seller and paid him a second time.  He was surprised I didn't just take the book without notifying him.

She came over this afternoon to help me collect a heavy parcel from the post office.  She brought the book and told me I really didn't need more cookbooks.  She is, of course, right.  I opened it up and the book was obviously new, no marks or stains or indications of turning pages  etc.  However, you can see what I found when I opened the first page.  I've erased both sets of names!  DIL thought I should return it, but it's weeks since it arrived and does it really matter?  I daresay the sentiments in the greeting on the page have not been fulfilled.

Sorry about the photo.  Cover is hard cover, very shiny and the light was poor.

Ooops!

3 comments:

Lynne said...

Perhaps it wasn't the recipient who passed it on but someone who got it from a deceased estate! Then again, we all receive gifts form time to time that aren't quite "right"!

2paw said...

My great grandmother always re-gifted and you never know whose present you were going to get!! Glad the seller was so helpful and that you are so honest in return!! I hope you cook something soon and no, you can never really have too many cook books in my opinion!!

Anonymous said...

thanks for sharing.