Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Gunbroker seller barrett507897 = F

I would stay away from this guy. I tried to buy some 5.7 ammo from him, but never heard from him when the auction ended. I sent 2 questions through Gunbroker, and then has Gunbroker attempt to contact him, with no response.

After 10 days (Seller is supposed to contact buyer within 5) I left negative feedback. After 13 days, the seller sent me the following email. I included my replies as well.

On Tue, Jan 20, 2009 at 9:38 PM, Steve Tatgenhorst wrote:

Dude, what are you doing rating my feedback as F.

F = No response from seller in regards to questions or completed auctions, hence the F.

I have never received an email from you.

You should have received 2 questions from the auction. They were submitted through Gunbroker, asking how much the total was with shipping. You also should have received an email from Gunbroker asking you to send me the total after I asked them to contact you.

I dont have any idea who you are.

Which is odd, since your next sentence indicates that you know that I am the guy who tried to purchase ammo from you.

The ammo you purchased has been sitting in my safe for a couple of weeks.

I have not received any communication from you. I looked at all my emails and I have nothing from you.

Look again, I assure you they were sent through Gunbroker.

How dare you do that.

How dare I use the system as it was designed? If you had done your part (As noted in the auction and on the Gunbroker rules, it is the sellers duty to contact the buyer with 5 days. When did the auction end? January 7th. When did you first send me anything? January 20th. 13 days.) I wouldn't have had to leave negative feedback.

That is very immature and I will be contacting Gunbroker to get the feedback removed. You will see, you cant rate somebody like that just because you want to. I also will be leaving a rebuttle and once I do, it will look like you are a trouble maker and no one will want to do business with you. I am a very respected member of gunbroker and I dont screw anyone.

Seems to me like you are screwing me. Don't worry, I already contacted Gunbroker, and I'll be sure to post this up on the major Firearm forums so that people can see just how you attempted to manipulate your feedback and blackmail me into changing it.

Please let me know if you are going to edit your feedback and also let me know if you want the ammo. If not, I will relist it. Thanks, Steve

Yeah, based on your attitude and the fact that you failed on just about every level of customer service imaginable, I'll take a pass on that ammo, Steve.

If I seem sarcastic and annoyed, well, it's because I was annoyed. That's how you treat a customer who has an issue with you? Nice. I notice others also complain about his communication in his feedback, but they all rated him an A. Feedback means nothing if sellers can blackmail you into leaving them positive feedback.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Internet Apologists

I hate it when I am reading a story or comments online and some ...person... tries to use the excuse "The Internet is still new, and people are just figuring out how to do things properly on it" or some similar piece of crap.

People, the Internet IS NOT NEW! It was around before personal computers became big. It was around before a majority of the young people using it today were born.

The World Wide Web - you know, www? - is also NOT NEW. It's been around since the early 90s. Just because people didn't know how to access it or it wasn't popular doesn't mean it's new.
Seriously people, we're approaching 20 years here. If you want to call it new, I guess that means we're all still getting used to the horseless carriage and flight as well? Color TV? Wow, that's brand new!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

War by commitee

I was watching a CNN broadcast this morning, and it made me laugh. Kenneth Roth, of the Human Rights Watch, was complaining that Israel was using "inappropriate weapons" in Gaza. He says Israel did not ask for permission to use the white phosphor flares and 155mm shells that it is using, and that his group and others were not allowed to determine which weapons Israel should be using.

Well, dumbass, that's because war by committee doesn't fucking work. The US has proven that over and over by losing wars in the past century. Vietnam and the current Iraq war - which we claim to have won, but are still taking daily casualties in - among others. When you're so hampered by red tape and bleeding hearts, you can't do what is necessary to win.

Ken goes on to complain that the shells and phosphor are causing civilian casualties. Well, duh. Civilians were warned that Israel wasn't going to take the Hamas rockets lightly, and that they should leave the war zones until the conflict is resolved. They chose to ignore those warning, and now they are paying the price. It's very similar to the Gulf Coast during hurricane Katrina. People were warned to leave, and they chose to ignore those warnings. Then they cried and cried that they were injured and that bad things were happening to them. Personal responsibility, folks.

Ken also is complaining that Israel won't let human rights groups and others into the war zone. Again, fucking duh. Israel doesn't want to injure civilians. They can't force the morons on the other side to evacuate, but they can keep other morons from going in there and getting killed. Ken happens to think this means they are trying to hide atrocities, but I happen to think Ken is a supreme douche who probably can't look out for his own welfare, and definitely shouldn't be trying to look out for others.