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Elizabethtown book info and opinion - HELP! - One of the "substitute people"
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araestel
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Elizabethtown book info and opinion - HELP!
Since so many people have asked, here's a pic of the book. The first is the book out of the plastic cover and the second one shows the plastic sleeve with the name of the film embossed on it in the foreground.



Elizabethtown Book Elizabethtown Book

The book was obtained on Ebay and the seller stated it was available at the Toronto Film Festival. So far, it's not available for purchase anywhere (that I know of) and I'm not sure if it ever will be.

Now, here's where the opinion is needed.

Sis sent me some money to get some E-town stuff, and this book was part of it. I really wanted one of the large standees that they put up in the theatre. I won one on Ebay--darn cheap too--except for the shipping--$20--but it was all covered by the money she sent me. Now the guy writes me and tells me the cost to ship is $47! He says he'll refund the money or will ship for the additional cost. That's a lot of damn money considering that I won the standee for like $12. I just don't have money lying around. I've been out of work for 7 years due to health reasons. But I really want this. Do I ask for a refund or go sell some cd's to pay for the shipping? Be honest.

[Edit] Oops--he wants and additional $47!!!!

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tularia From: tularia Date: November 4th, 2005 05:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
If his cost in the auction stated that it would be $20 to ship to where you live, he can't charge you more than that. It's his loss, and you can report him to Ebay for attempting fraud.
araestel From: araestel Date: November 4th, 2005 07:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
I actually mis-read. He wants $47 more!! I've contacted Ebay to see what they say.

I am *not* happy. I really wanted that standee.
tularia From: tularia Date: November 4th, 2005 08:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
Have you got a link to this auction so I can look at it?
tularia From: tularia Date: November 4th, 2005 08:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
The only problem I see is that he does say it could cost more than $20 to ship, however he doesn't give you a shipping calculator to know for certain what the cost will be. Sounds to me though that he was disappointed at the end price of the auction and wants to get a bit more back. He should have been more thorough in his pricing or not even stated a price for shipping. It didn't cost me that much to ship a huge stereo system via UPS!
araestel From: araestel Date: November 5th, 2005 12:36 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's what I thought too. *sigh* I'm waiting to hear back from Ebay now.
shegollum From: shegollum Date: November 4th, 2005 05:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Report him to eBay. That deceptive and they'll want to know about it. I wouldn't pay it. So sorry though. What a total jerk!

I wanted to thank you, too for taking the time and effort to post these great pics. I've seen them and adored them and just appreciate it all so much. You are very thoughtful. :-)

*hugs*
araestel From: araestel Date: November 4th, 2005 07:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
I actually mis-read. He wants $47 more!! I've contacted Ebay to see what they say.

I am *not* happy. I really wanted that standee.

Glad you like the pics! *hugs*
shegollum From: shegollum Date: November 5th, 2005 08:39 am (UTC) (Link)
jerk!! keep us posted, okay?
araestel From: araestel Date: November 5th, 2005 12:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Will do! *hugs*
mirkwoodelfchic From: mirkwoodelfchic Date: November 4th, 2005 06:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
If it were me, I'd pay the extra, but that's only because I'm a spoiled bitch and when I want something, I WANT it. :b
But if the seller said the shipping was $20 in the body of the auction, either pay the $20 only or report him to ebay. I'd e-mail him and tell him that's what the deal is, if he still wants to up the shipping or refund you, report him, but only after you get your $$ back.
araestel From: araestel Date: November 4th, 2005 07:42 pm (UTC) (Link)
I actually mis-read. He wants $47 more!! I've contacted Ebay to see what they say.

I am *not* happy. I really wanted that standee. But $47 additional I don't have.
maubast From: maubast Date: November 4th, 2005 06:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
I would report him to eBay. They are obligated by their own terms the same way you are. A seller CANNOT ask for more money after the auction ends. It is a reportable offense through eBay.

I am inquiring for more particulars as to our recourse, on an eBay board. I will keep you informed.
araestel From: araestel Date: November 4th, 2005 07:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thanks sis!!

I actually mis-read the note he sent me. He wants $47 more!! I've contacted Ebay to see what they say about it and what recourse I have.

I am *not* happy. I really wanted that standee. But that's ridiculous!
maubast From: maubast Date: November 5th, 2005 03:30 am (UTC) (Link)
LMK what he says about shipping to me. Maybe it won't be as much. *wanker*

I hurt, I can't sleep, I'm running a fever.
araestel From: araestel Date: November 5th, 2005 12:46 pm (UTC) (Link)
Lupus? Or Flu? Whichever--it sucks like a $10 hooker.

I contacted Ebay, I'll let you know what they say.
jew_fashionista From: jew_fashionista Date: November 4th, 2005 08:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's insane! Of course, if I want something bad enough, I'm willing to pay whatever.

I want to thank you for posting all those pictures! I've loved them, even if I haven't commented!
araestel From: araestel Date: November 5th, 2005 12:37 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm glad you've enjoyed the pics. I've had fun sharing them.

I feel like this guy didn't get enough from the auction and wants to up the shipping to cover what he *thinks* the standee is worth.
sirenslily From: sirenslily Date: November 4th, 2005 08:43 pm (UTC) (Link)

Fraud

I have been using ebay for 5 years now and I have never had the seller change the shipping on me (I have been over charged though). I would make a fraud report.

I am so sorry this happened! Please let me know if there is anything I can do.
Steph
araestel From: araestel Date: November 5th, 2005 12:39 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Fraud

I've been doing ebay since a few months after they started and this is the first problem like this I've had. Granted with my limited (very limited money) I've done less than 100 transactions in that time, but still. I am NOT a happy camper.

*hugs*
cherishthepast From: cherishthepast Date: November 4th, 2005 09:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ugh! I saw that standee in the theater and wanted it so badly. I'm so sorry about this.

I don't think an additional $47 for shipping is fair. He should either refund, or stand by the $20 shipping. I've sold on eBay for six years, and whenever shipping has turned out to be more than I expected and/or more than I stated in the auction, I never charged the buyer for the difference. If it's my error, I pay for it.

Definitely report him and tell him that he's being reported -- he might back down then.
araestel From: araestel Date: November 5th, 2005 12:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ebay is looking into it and I'll let everyone know that's happening.

I've kept one wall empty for something special and this was to be it. I want it, DAMMIT, but I just don't have that kind of money. Hell, I'm lucky I can pay rent. And what he wants is just about $4 shy of the phone bill. I just can't do it. And I am NOT happy about this--AT ALL.
piratelf From: piratelf Date: November 5th, 2005 01:29 am (UTC) (Link)

Thanks!

Thanks so much for the Pics Araestel!

And please please do NOT send the additional money to the seller! Make him refund your money first! IF he does that, then you know he's trustworthy and if you REALLY want the standee for that price, then go ahead and contact him and buy it. But as it is now, you have no guarantee that he won't just keep ALL of the money, and not send the standee at all! He sounds like a con to me!
araestel From: araestel Date: November 5th, 2005 12:45 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: Thanks!

He has offered to refund--so I give him that. I think he just mis-calculated. But you know, shit happens. I just can't pay an additional almost $50 to ship. that's ridiculous.
padabee From: padabee Date: November 5th, 2005 04:32 am (UTC) (Link)
gotta love ebay, eh?
Well, in case you have any CDs lying around that aren't too precious to you sell them.. otherwise, refund!
araestel From: araestel Date: November 5th, 2005 12:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think that's what it's going to have to be. *sigh*

Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
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araestel From: araestel Date: November 5th, 2005 12:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
Glad you like all the pics. I'll post more from the other souce later today.

I've really appreciated what everyon has suggested. *hugs*
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araestel From: araestel Date: November 6th, 2005 11:19 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes, I have that one too and it's nice. SOrry you didn't find this one. *hugs*
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