I know others complain about the shipping cost being high when you have to buy from multiple dealers. But I've always enjoyed the task of getting the most cards from the fewest number of buyers. It's like trying to fit a bunch of puzzle pieces together. I've generally been a satisfied customer.
A recent Sportlots purchase has soured me a bit.
Here's the order info. I bought and paid on October 28 and the dealer marked the cards as shipped on October 30. Two days...not too bad.
I expected to have the cards by November 3 or 4. But they never showed. The 5th or 6th? Nope. It wasn't until the 10th that they package finally arrived.
And this time it wasn't the fault of the post office.
It was a lying Sportlots dealer. Take a look at the postage label.
The cards were mailed on November 7th, not October 30 as the dealer told Sportlots. Eight days after he said the cards were sent, they finally were heading my way.
Why did the dealer lie? Simple. A seller has ten days to fill and order and mark it as shipped. If they go past the ten days they are removed from Sportlots.
And how does Sportlots know if any order is actually shipped?
They don't. It's the honor system.
And bbvern05 was not honorable.
What can I do about it?
Not much. I left neutral feedback and commented on the difference between the shipping dates. Otherwise, I'll avoid this seller on future orders.