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*EDIT*  The item arrived today, 6/21, nearly six months after ordering.  Update has been posted here

Particularly when that thief keeps carrying on like she's done nothing wrong.

There's this girl.  Her name is Jenny Heid, and she sells adorable prints.  Except, I'm not sure she ever actually follows through with those sales.  You see, back in January, I purchased one of these prints from her.

And it never arrived.  In March I emailed her through her Etsy.com account (which was shut down by Etsy for her unlawful behavior), and got no response.  April 1 I resent the message and spoke with her boyfriend, Aaron Nieradka.  He claimed she was dealing with a family emergency (which I already knew, thanks to the feedback she'd been getting on Etsy), and shipping had been delayed.  He claimed he would send my item out "within the next two days," and I felt that fair.  I was also promised a second item for my troubles.  That sounded acceptable to me.

SO, I waited.  And waited.  And waited.  I finally sent another message near the end of April, asking for a tracking number.  Somehow, "Aaron" (I'm not sure if it WAS Aaron or if it was Jenny) sent another email, saying he had the item marked as shipped but couldn't find the tracking information.  I also read more of her Etsy feedback, and knew she was going to screw me over.  At this point, I was annoyed, and contacted Etsy for a Notification of Non-Delivery.  By now I was well past Paypal's limit for refunds, which angered me further.

I heard from Aaron twice that day.  I haven't heard back since.  I've sent messages to her email (jennyeveryday@aol.com), her Facebook account, and her Blogspot account with no response.  I contacted Etsy for a follow-up, and they shut her site down.  I was moderately satisfied, but I knew she was still selling through Blogspot.  I was simmering on that for awhile, until a friend found her new account on artfire.com, and I'm back to being furious.

She even claims she left Etsy due to their fees, which I know is bunk.  When Etsy staffers tell you they've shut down a site due to unlawful activity, they're generally not lying.

Now, I'm angry.  The item I purchased should be in my hands, OR I should have a full refund.  Stealing is bad, Jenny...Stealing is very, very bad.  You're significantly older than me, and shouldn't be pulling this crap.

From: [identity profile] polyanarch.livejournal.com
But I've gotten much more paranoid as time has gone on and less trusting. I do a lot of research on people I deal with and have passed up many good deals because of bad or even medium-iffy feedback. One has to read between the lines.

Etsy doesn't make it as easy to do this research. I won't buy anything without thoroughly digging through feedback these days. Patterns emerge with the problem "people" (if you can even call a thief a "person"...)

Date: 2010-05-29 01:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] torpidai.livejournal.com

Damn that sucks. Do you have anything over there similar to our own "Trading standards"? or small claims court (If it's a large enough amount and you have paperwork), or hell if she's done it to others, a class action should prevent her doing this to others too, though little satisfaction for your own loss.

I still say all scammers should be shot, we're not allowed to buy guns over here (Much) but I'm damned sure I could fix up something givven a loan of a workshop for a week :)

Date: 2010-05-29 02:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] polyanarch.livejournal.com
Winning at small claims is easy.

COLLECTING is another matter altogether.
Edited Date: 2010-05-29 02:00 pm (UTC)

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