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July 8th, 2012

02:11 pm: Does anyone miss me?
Hey friends,

Well, I still check this thing from time to time, but mostly to eliminate spam...ah well. I seem to have moved on the Facebook mostly. Really, it is a simple matter of only having so much time in a day to keep up. Such are the trials and tribulations of growing up I suppose.

If you're wondering what I have been up to, go check out http://comicb.in/ and tell me what you think. Would you use the website? Why or why not? If you're feeling super awesome, you can fill out this survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/cmusvsummer2012

If you know comic book lovers, pass it on.

March 30th, 2011

10:55 pm: Please go Vote for Gronk!!! Please!
Vote for GRONK: http://tinyurl.com/VOTEGRONK She's a great web comic and needs votes! Spread the word please. :)

I know I never post here, but this is important! Help the Cinderella run go all the way. We are closing the gap but time runs out tomorrow at 6:00 PM Eastern.

Go vote, tell your friends to go vote. Go vote at every Starbucks in town. Go Go Go!

Current Mood: hopefulhopeful

January 24th, 2011

05:38 pm: Apple In Ear Headphone covers
Hello friends.

I live!!!!!

Ok, now that that is out of the way.

I have three sets of the Small and Large covers for a pair of Apple's super excellent in ear headphones. I use the medium size and have no use for these. Rather than toss them into the landfill, does any have a use for them? If you happen to have the same headphones and don't use the medium, we can trade! Even less landfill fodder.

Hope you're all doing super.

September 27th, 2010

05:19 pm: Words are Important
I don't have time for people who are unable to comprehend how writing works. When you attach certain words together, they mean certain things. Adding more words later or prior doesn't change the meaning of the words linked together.

So long. You're not needed here.

Current Mood: irritatedirritated

March 18th, 2010

07:14 am: Halloween Costume
I need a costume designer....no, not for me, for the short stack. I am thinking about getting her something made, but right now I just need to get someone who can put together a design. Construction will come later because she'll be a different size in October.

Current Mood: curiouscurious

September 1st, 2009

10:33 pm: How to Steal from an Ebay Seller
Well, my recent experience with PayPal (Sucks) has taught me how to steal any item from any Ebay seller in a few easy steps. I will share the step by step guide here (thanks PayPal (Sucks) for making it so easy) and then explain the situation.

******* DISCLAIMER *******

The following is intended to illustrate the stupidity of the PayPal (Sucks) dispute "resolution" system. Stealing is not nice, it is very bad and in most cases, illegal. So don't do it, it wouldn't be nice. And you might get in trouble. If you do follow this and get in trouble, shame on you! But don't blame me, as I said, don't do this at home!

1) Find something on Ebay that you really want. Since you are risking (barely) being caught, you might as well go for something good and expensive, like a computer or television.
2) Verify that the seller is either not including insurance or is offering it as optional.
3) Bid as high as you need to so that you are the lucky winner. You will need enough money/credit to actually pay for the item, but don't worry, PayPal (sucks) will give it all back.
4) Pay for your item and arrange shipping. Don't waste your time or money on insurance, unless you want to be nice to the seller. Again, don't worry, PayPal (Sucks) will give all your money back.
5) Wait for your item to arrive. Don't be home to sign for it. Make sure you can get it left on your door step without face to face contact.
6) Fill a dispute with PayPal (Sucks) and call the shipper to tell them the box was empty when it arrived. If you want to go the extra mile, take some pictures of the empty box and show it to a friend or two and tell them that it arrived empty.
7) Escalate the dispute to a claim with PayPal (Sucks) and tell them the box was empty.
8) Wait a few days and PayPal (Sucks) will refund your money.

That's it, a simple 8 step guide to stealing anything you want from an Ebay Seller. Keep in mind that this will probably only work once, maybe twice if you wait a long while between claims and buy some other stuff in between) before PayPal gets suspicious. Of course, you can always open another account and try some more.

So, how did I come up with this wonderful way to rip off an Ebay seller? Why, PayPal (Sucks) taught it all to me through their horrifically one sided dispute "resolution" system.

I sold an item on Ebay and shipped it dutifully to the buyer. The package was shipped via FedEx and I taped it up pretty well. Somehow the item went missing between California and Colorado, that or the buyer stole it because someone had already taught them the system laid out above.

The buyer, before trying to contact me (hmmmm, does this sound fishy to you, it doesn't to PayPal (Sucks)), immediately filed a dispute with PayPal and demanded a full refund. They didn't even give FedEx a chance to locate the supposedly lost item, they went straight to demanding refunds. I'd call that a red flag, PayPal (Sucks) calls that a good excuse to take away your money.

The buyer waited 48 hours, over the weekend, for FedEx to locate the item and then escalated the dispute to a claim. Again, my warning bells are going off, this is a ripoff scam, why not wait the full 10 days to give FedEx a chance to find the item. My guess is because the buyer knows that item won't be found by FedEx because the buyer has the item. I can't prove it, but that's my guess.

So, PayPal (Sucks) asks for evidence in the case. My evidence, information from FedEx showing that the package was shipped at 8 lbs, so I definitely didn't ship and empty box. His evidence? As far as I can tell, he says it was empty. I know what you must be thinking right now, his evidence is laughable, which it is, but then so is PayPal (Sucks) dispute "resolution" process.

After their in depth investigation (it lasted a whole 48 hours, maybe) PayPal (Sucks) gave the buyer their money back, but here's the best part. The buyer is required to ship the item (that supposedly never arrived) back to me. Now, I know you're thinking, SWEET JUSTICE! But again, you are wrong, because logic and reason are completely absent at PayPal (Sucks) (Aren't you glad they have access directly to your banking account and can take money out of it anytime they please. You can trust them though, because, you know, they are smart and logical and make sound decisions based on reason. Well, not really. They are none of those things. Be afraid, be very afraid. Why is your account still open?)

So, the buyer has to ship the item back to me to get their refund. What does PayPal (Sucks) require them to do to make sure that I, the seller, am protected from a buyer stealing something? Why, they just have to give PayPal (Sucks) a tracking number and that proves the item was returned. You'd think that if the buyer can get money back by providing a tracking number as "proof" of shipment that a seller would get to keep their money by doing the same. But no, again, you'd be thinking logically and applying reason, which isn't the way things work at PayPal (Sucks).

So, if you want your financial accounts in the hands of irrational idiots, you're in great hands over at PayPal (Sucks). If, however, you aren't insane, you should strongly consider closing your PayPal account, or at the very least, only using it where you're the buyer.

Please, if you think people should be warned about the dangers of using PayPal (Sucks) as an intermediary, repost this as far and wide as you can. If you think your friends and family should be left at the mercy of PayPal (Sucks) draconian and brainless policies, do nothing.

Current Mood: angryangry
07:33 am: PayPal really does suck!
I've had it with PayPal. They ripped me off. I can't wait to close my account, gotta wait 3 weeks though. Avoid PayPal if you can.

Don't use PayPal for Ebay unless you want your buyers to be able to steal merchandise from you and PayPal will take your money.

Current Mood: angryangry

November 17th, 2008

09:48 pm: Dear Sony...
I'd like to say it's not you, it's me, but really, it is you. Your latest generation console is so expensive and doesn't offer much in the way of compelling content. Sure, you won the format war and it does play BluRay, but, I don't own any BluRay discs and I'm not terribly compelled to buy any at this point. I, well, I don't know how to say it but to say it, I've found someone new.

When Nintendo announced their next generation console wasn't going to be all that much different from the last one, I scoffed. When they named it the Wii, I laughed.

Now I kneel before the awesomeness that is the Wii. I haz been pwnd by the Wii.

Hail oh master....

Current Mood: excitedexcited

November 14th, 2008

10:46 pm: NAACP tells blacks they aren't fit to make decisions
So, in further weirdness surrounding Prop 8 here in CA the NAACP, which ostensibly tries to advance colored people, has sued to have Prop 8 repealed, despite the fact that 70% of African American voters voted Yes. Apparently the NAACP doesn't think that black voters should be allowed to make their own decisions.

Current Mood: amusedamused
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