Beautiful pen, isn’t it? Green lizard – or is it snake? I’m never sure unless it’s numbered and this one isn’t. It’s unrestored. I can brighten up the metalwork. But wait… What’s that?
Could it be a crack?
Yep! It’s a crack. About the size of the Grand Canyon. I can’t believe the seller didn’t see that, and yet he was happy to take my £48.90 and £2.60 postage! I’ve contacted him and he’s going to refund me in full including return postage, so that’s not so bad. Some sellers blow up the minute you mention that there’s a fault, and the claim becomes very confrontational. I’ve never had an occasion where I didn’t get my money back for a damaged pen but I’ve had a few threats. I take those with a pinch of salt and the husband growls, “Bring it on!” from his armchair where he sits sharpening his machete and flipping through Classic Arms & Militaria magazine.
I’m negotiating a major upgrade of the sales site and a move to a better web host. If I get my way, there won’t be any change to the site, either in appearance or function. The one or two things that don’t work now – like the routine for forgotten passwords – will finally be fixed but otherwise I’m not looking for change. I hope to keep downtime to an absolute minimum. Anyway, it’s early days and the changes probably won’t happen for a few months.
It will be nice to get away from the miserable bunch of crooks I’ve been stuck with for so long. I won’t name them here but you will see their name on the sales website. Avoid at all costs if you value your sanity.
10 thoughts on “Crack!”
Glad you pipped me on that one Deborah. Just missed out on getting a refund on a CS which had an (undisclosed) broken lever end. My own fault for losing the tracking number.
Forgot to say, I consider that to be snake skin and the smaller pattern lizard skin.
Quite so, but there’s little difference between them, with the result that when looking at a single example I can’t tell which it is.
I don’t understand. Why couldn’t you get a refund?
The seller never answered any of my messages so I pushed the complaint up to determination which went in my favour. However, I had to sent the pen back by tracked mail which I did.
However, I was ill that week and must have lost/ thrown the receipt away in error and so was not able to pass it on to E-bay for them to confirm delivery. The seller didn’t respond to my message asking her to confirm that she had received the pen so I have no proof that it was returned.
That’s a bitch. Some sellers really suck. Can you tell me which seller it was so I can stick her in my blacklist?
brunelian2411. Keep an eye out for a CS 286 in blue marble with a broken lever. It is/ was mine!
Thanks for that, Peter.
Its simple to tell the difference:
Leverless are Lizard skins
Self-Fillers are Snakeskin
Is it as simple as that?