Saturday, November 21, 2009

In my defense...

...a friend found the great "deal" online, and she passed the web address on to me. Name brand sheepskin boots for half the retail price. Right then and there I should have been suspicious. But, I must confess, all that morning I had been admiring her *real* pair of tall chestnut sheep fur (okay - wool - whatever) lined boots. That was my second mistake. My first mistake was to spend most of the previous night shivering outdoors at a football game. The ol' Converse left my feet exposed to the elements, and by the end of the evening I could have used my feet to ice down a Popsicle. Mistake number three was to think that somehow the hard to believe prices were for legit merchandise. So after I made the secured payment and received the confirmation email from a company that was spelled in Chinese (a company name never mentioned anywhere on the web site), I knew I had been scammed. Of course no one from the company responded to my emails to "cancel the order." As desperate as I was to undo the undo-able, I even considered translating my request into Chinese and emailing that. But they probably outsource anyway, so I abandoned that plan. Now I wait patiently for my order of Fuggs to arrive, and I will be glad when they do come because that will mean that I'm not a total idiot. Then I can hide them in the corner of the closet next to my "Roldex" watch and "Guccli" handbag - a shrine to the demise of capitalism - while I wait for the paypal dispute to be resolved.

4 comments:

Karen said...

At least you used Paypal, so you don't have to worry about the credit card! Ah, the joys of consumerism (or shoe envy)!!

pjd said...

Are you sure it was "PayPal" and not "PlayPal"?

iron girl traveling said...

If you ever want to feel like a genius with a phd in consumerism, remind me to tell you my story about the Ponzi scheme I lost money to. Fun times.

bluesugarpoet said...

Yeah, luckily this lesson learned didn't cost me too much, and I do have a pair of boots to show for it.