If you read my post yesterday you’ll know that I had an issue with a purchase of a Rack Pack of 2012 Bowman Baseball over the weekend.
The auction listing contained a couple of inaccuracies relating to its ‘guaranteed’ contents of a Gerrit Cole prospect card so I emailed the seller in order to cancel the transaction.
The seller initially disputed my claim that the pack could contain a prospect autograph of Cole (despite it being exclusive to the Hobby packs) but offered a refund anyway. He then came back to me to advise the pack had been posted already and asked me for suggestions…
I pointed out the issue once again with the autograph not being included, and also added that the pack couldn’t possibly contain a Blue Wave refractor (which was also in the listing as a possible pull) as this was part of a Hobby exclusive wrapper redemption program – thanks for the heads up on that one Simon!
He then offered a partial refund of $7… I’d paid $18.63 (including shipping) for a pack that I didn’t really want now so $7 wasn’t really going to cut it. I decided at this point to make eBay aware and let them arbitrate on the issue. At this point he caved and gave me a full refund.
I offered to send the pack back but he told me to keep it but asked me not to leave low DSR (Detailed Seller Ratings – those little star ‘scores’ that you complete when you leave seller feedback) for him!!
Crazy!! The guy was willing to take over a $13 hit just so his eBay ratings weren’t affected!
Anyway, I ended up with the result I wanted and I have a 20 card Rack Pack thrown in for my troubles. By way of a celebration I’ll do a review of the contents of the pack just for the blog…
I’ll probably end up wetting myself if I pull the Bryce Harper autograph… 🙂