I bid on some hand-dyed fabbies, and after winning discovered that the same seller had Mira's "Scent of Old Roses" and a Baby Z frame clamp. I placed bids, and emailed the seller to let her know. She responded right away, saying it would be no problem to hold all the items and combine shipping once all the auctions had ended.
The last auction ended on June 5. I sent payment on June 6.
I hadn't received anything by June 12, so I emailed the seller again to ask if the payment had been received, yadda yadda yadda. She replied and said yes, everything should be on its way ASAP.
Another week passes, still no package. I email again. She replies on June 24 that her family has been sick, she's very sorry, everything will be shipped soon.
July 9 - still nothing. This time her apologetic reply blames her husband, saying he takes her packages to the post office and "he must have left yours sitting in the car." At this point I'm getting POed, but she is at least still maintaining communication and promising to make good on the transaction.
Her latest email, sent on Sunday, claims that she accidentally sent my fabrics to another buyer, and she is waiting for that person to return them to her. She SAYS that she will mail the other items - the pattern and stand - now, and send the fabrics as soon as she gets them back.
Now, I really want to leave her negative feedback and file a PayPal dispute (thank goodness I used my credit card!). BUT....she is still responding to me, and I'm worried that if I slam her for being a crummy seller, she'll just ignore me and NEVER send my stuff. What do you think I should do at this point????
In other news, I got the little Shepherd's Bush "Father Yule" pattern yesterday - now THAT was an awesome seller. I paid Thursday, and the package arrived Monday! It helped renew my faith that there ARE some decent sellers out there.
Last night I stitched on the Woodland Sampler some more. Just the last line of the poem and the trees/skunks left to stitch, and it will be complete!!