Job Interview – Update / Ebay retards

Job Interview – Update

So I got a call back from the Pure Beauty people, and they want me to come in Friday for a second interview. This is very positive indeed! My boss, Belen, says that from her experience that almost guaruntees a job. With its nearness and excellent benefits, this is perfect for me!

I also got a call from a recruiter the other day. He was hired by Harmon Kardon (JBL speakers, etc) to look for someone. He said the job could pay up to 50K a year (w00t!), but that there wasn’t any guaruntee because they’ve been pretty picky, and he’s been trying find them someone for a week and a half now. So wish me luck everyone!

Ebay Retards

So apparently Ari was trying to find me a nice anniversary preasant and found, on Ebay, what looked like a decent priced PSP. She later realized (after saying she would bid up to $50) that it was one of those “how to get information on how to get a piece of paper about possibly finding out how to get a mildly cheaper something-or-other.” Obviously she was upset. Now, it does say that’s what it is in the body, but the title says “Sony PlayStation Portable – Game console – black,” even specifying color. Below it is the description of the product itself, before going into talking about how it’s not for the actual PSP. Ari didn’t know what to do. I told her to try to contact the seller (fat good that it would do), but also contact Ebay, for a retraction. She said she had no reason for a retraction and that she was screwed. I did a little digging on Ebay’s help section and found this:

Sellers are not permitted to create titles for their listings that do not accurately describe the item for sale.

Violations of this policy may result in a range of actions, including:

  • Listing cancellation
  • Limits on account privileges
  • Account suspension
  • Forfeit of eBay fees on cancelled listings
  • Loss of PowerSeller status

Some Examples:

  • The title “Louis Vuitton Handbag, Cartier” is inappropriate and not permitted on eBay (even if a Cartier item is included as a bonus gift with purchase of the handbag) because it is unclear as to whether the seller is offering one or two items from the title.
  • If a seller lists an auction simply as “Apple iPod”, the seller must be selling an actual Apple iPod – not accessories to an Apple iPod – or items related to or unrelated to an Apple iPod.

As you can see, the second example applies to what happened to Ari. This is under the “Questionable” heading on their “can you sell it page,” but with her 93 positives vs his 9 (though one of his says “not entirely truthful listing”, and who the HELL gives a positive with that kind of a description) I think she’ll come out fine.

People, do the world a favor, and sell something REAL. It’s impossible anymore to know what you’re betting on on Ebay. Between copy/pastes and scams like these, life becomes rough.

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