Oh, the horror!
I felt just like Kyle looks.
With my upcoming travels this Christmas season, I decided it was time to look for some new luggage. About 8 years ago, I found an awesome deal on a luggage set on Ebay for a steal! So, of course I thought a few weeks ago to look on there again. If it wasn’t for the amazing staff at the airports that handle luggage, mine would have held up better. Anyway, it was time to shop for some more. I found this cute carry-on bag that was a perfect size, a lot of compartments (which always catches my eye), and it was different. (I am always looking for things that are different) The ONLY thing wrong with it was a couple of small stains on the inside. The condition stated: New with defects.
Okay, some small defects…I can handle that! It was a good price, great designer, so I started bidding. I won, I paid ASAP, then I waited 2 weeks for this sucker to arrive. I thought that was a bit long, but it’s not like I needed it right now, so no big deal. When the UPS guy left that nice little package on my door (It always feels like you are getting a gift, doesn’t it?) I was excited. I opened the door and found the most beat up box I had ever seen. It said fish and chips on the outside of it, and that’s about what it smelled like too. It was a little interesting trying to open the box because it was so beat up. But, I open it to find the bag I bought inside a garbage bag. A garbage bag?? Really?? This person had no other way of packing it? Some tissue paper, paper towels, toilet paper? I bet this was a used garbage bag too!
Then, I pull out the bag. Small defects my a**! Not only did it have about 3 inches of dust on it..no lie, but it smelled like mothballs and I started having a sneezing attack.
Great, I just paid for a bag that I’m allergic to.
Now this bag did have tags on it, but you know these kind of tags- the ones you can take off and put back on again. Yep, these were those. This bag could have very well been 20 yrs old. Or heck even worse, as old as me! I opened the bag and was further disappointed. One, two, three, four…..”small” stains as they called it. What a waste of money!! Ebay had never done me wrong before! I know, it wasn’t Ebay’s fault, it was that lovely seller that is about to be a 100% (feedback) seller NO MORE! I shall be the one that is going to bring that person down a few notches.
I know, there is risk that comes with buying online from other people who may or may not be shady. And I guess this seller who previously had 100% positive feedback, just decided to mess with me. Well, my dust-covered, fish & chips smelling bag is now residing in my garage. Yes, I bought it from a seller who doesn’t accept returns. I’m a loser. I learned a lesson.
So, does anybody want a cool carry-on bag that’s like new with only some small defects?? 😉
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