Ebay Morons Galore!

December 17, 2007

A late entry for the Dumbest Buyer ’07 Award

I just got home from my real job (sadly, ebay doesn’t pay all the bills) and I just went through my mail, which included some mailed payments. Great. I love these. No Paypal fees and no threat of a chargeback. It’s also pretty tough to screw up. Well, you’d think so at least.

Someone just underpaid by $1.99, while also including a two-page printout of the invoice and the item page, which had the correct total three times. How does this happen?

money order

I don’t even care about the two bucks. It’s too little an amount to make her mail another payment, but big enough where it’s clearly noticeable and annoying. I seriously want to know exactly how this happens. I’ve had people purchase the wrong money order amount, but they’ve always included the remainder with payment.

I emailed the woman and I guess we’ll see what she says.


  1. Ok, you really need to come join my forum and entertain us with your stories. I mean, you just don’t hold back – you are hysterical. I’ve been reading your blog for like 30 minutes and the ab workout (laughing) you’ve given me is way better than any exercise class. eBay buyers, jeeze.

    Comment by Suzanne Wells — January 4, 2008 @ 12:43 am

  2. “All members are required to post a link to their eBay store or eBay feedback profile before access to the forums will be granted.”

    Yikes! No way am I doing that. Do I get an exemption?

    Comment by J — January 4, 2008 @ 1:26 am

  3. LOL, I forgot about you. Consider yourself our special guest speaker. PM me and I’ll let you in!


    Comment by Suzanne Wells — January 4, 2008 @ 1:43 pm

  4. Most likely she took exactly 27 dollars, 99 cents in couch change to the local 7-11 to get the money order, not knowing “money orders ain’t free”. She dumped the stinky, warm pile of coins and polyester lint onto the counter, drooling, and grunted, “money order”. The toothless wonder at the register then backed out $1.99 for the cost of the MO, and made the money order out for the remainder, without uttering a word.

    Either that, or she used $1.99 of the money to buy a pack of clove cigarettes.

    Comment by scott — July 24, 2008 @ 4:15 pm

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