If there’s one thing I well and truly enjoy, it is cutting off my nose to spite my face.
I ordered something from priceangels.com, who shipped it from China in a cheap paper bubblewarp envelope. The envelope was torn open, as was the box it contained, and my item was missing. Priceangel’s position was that, since I had signed for the package there was nothing they could do. Two problems with that: 1) I signed for NOTHING, and 2) I’d have no way to know the package was damaged until I HAD signed for it (which I didn’t) and had the package handed to me.
Had I payed by credit card I’d have just reversed the charges, but they don’t take credit card, they just take paypal. Good news: Paypal agrees I’m owned a refund. Bad news: I had to send the remnants of my package back to China. It took me 30+ minutes in the post office to do so, and it cost me just over 50% of the value of the item.
So, I only get half of my money back, but Priceangels gets nothing. The only winner here is the post office. Take THAT, face!