Buyer Beware- a $7 lesson learned

Sometimes, it takes one mistake to keep you on your toes, and my mistake cost me $7 dollars, not too bad considering I'll be more careful in future.

I recently joined a group called "Free and For Sale" at my school. Having always ignored the posts for goods, I decided to take a leap yesterday and purchase something. On the page, I found a blue button up shirt that I liked and it was advertised as L. I like to wear an oversized button up shirt above a tank top, so I decided to purchase the item.

I messaged the girl selling and we arranged for me to pick up the shirt today at 2:45. She took a long time to arrive but eventually I paid her $7 dollars for the shirt, which was folded, stuffed it into my backpack and went back home.

Imagine my surprise when I got home and saw the shirt for the first time! It was L yes, but not a normal adult large, it was a kid sized large shirt. And worst of all, it didn't fit me! Since I'd only purchased the item 30 minutes ago, I messaged the seller and asked her for a refund.

Her exact response came as "Sorry, I don't do refunds :$ "

Yes, I was angry and annoyed, as she had purposefully scammed me. But I was partially responsible too. I should have asked her to try it on first before buying, I could have checked the shirt over before I paid. But I didn't. I was too trusting, and I assumed she would have the integrity to let me refund for a good reason.

So hey, in the future, it's a buyer's beware world. Never make assumptions and leave a back up plan, or you'll end up with a mistake way greater than the $7 one I made today.

(P.S. on the bright side, I warned another girl who was interested in buying something from the seller and she was very grateful. Hey, wisdom comes with experience.



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