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.