ETA: This post has expired. Please see the latest Status Report post here.
Current ebay message queue:
Everything prior to April 28 is dealt with. Everything prior to May 2 is dealt with. Everything prior to May 8 is dealt with. Everything prior to May 14 is dealt with. Everything prior to May 30 is dealt with. Everything prior to May 31 is dealt with. Everything prior to June 2 is dealt with.
Everything prior to June 6 is dealt with.
Hassle with idiots and with eBay has also resulted in my not carrying as many items on eBay as I once did. So every day, my inventory at eBay gets smaller. Blame the idiots - the buyer version and the ebay employee version). If you want something I no longer carry on ebay that is always in stock, and it's not up at the store website yet, just email me at the website and I'll get it added to the inventory for you.
See the last status / queue report post for more info on how to get blocked and how to get unblocked. If you are wondering if you've not heard back from me on ebay because you've been blocked, here is the list of buyers I've blocked lately - if you are on here and want to talk about the situation, you'll have to email me directly, because your ebay messages will not reach me.
[If you are wondering why it takes me so long to answer emails in general, dealing with this non-paying bidder crap and message back-and-forth stuff is part of the answer.]
TB - Ohio
AJ - California
LA - Ontario, Canada
JP - Delaware
JG/EB - California
Mk K - Trenton, New Jersey
ND - Lafayette, Louisiana. Concerned about your understanding of published shipping and handling policies.
LB - Leiden, Netherlands. Please stay away.
AG - Glen Burnie, Maryland.
AL - Kingsburg, California. You totally wigged out on me after many fine transactions. Concerned.
NM - Ontario
LH - Tallahassee, Florida. Nuh-uh.
SA - St. Louis, Missourri. We can talk when you learn what feedback is for.
KC - New Hampshire
WS - Oregon. Please stay away.
MCL - Virginia
AB - Baltimore. Chargeback.
EP - Austin. We just need to sort out that you read listings so I don't answer the same question 100 times.
SN - Michigan
LE - Florida
JM - California
CB/PC - North Carolina
KM - Michigan
RJ - Virginia
GA - Nevada
TB - Florida
CS - California
SP - Birmingham, Alabama
LP - California. Don't write until you can take time to read policies.
RC - Florida
LC - California
NL - California. Don't bother.
M-L G - California. Don't bother.
AK - Colorado.
JD - Concordia, Kansas. You will never see this post because you cannot be troubled to read item listings.
PB - Poland
JP - Miami, Florida
LR - New York. I think you and I will both be happier if you shop with someone else.
DH - Hammond, IN. I don't do business with people who cannot act in good faith with communication, who do not read directions and follow the proper channels, and who have payment suspended when proof of shipping has been provided. If you don't trust me and ten years of good reputation online, then I have no idea why you would want me to do altar work for you anyway. Enjoy those mojo bags that you haven't paid for; I pray they treat you as well as you treated me.
SP - Greece. Non-paying bidder.
JRL - California - non-paying bidder.
Emily Deadman (userID wifeyxtype0x) - Bronx, NY. Chargeback.
DE - UK. You have unrealistic expectations that make me concerned; we need to reach an understanding if we are to continue.
VK - WI. non-paying bidder.
N-P K - Finland. It takes me time to set up custom listings and I get annoyed when I go to the trouble and you never follow up. I have to pay money to set up a custom listing even if you never come to purchase it, so you literally take money out of my pocket when you do this. We need to talk before I open your account for bidding again.
FK - Canada. I'm concerned about your not reading/understanding policies.
BB - Mississippi. You don't read item listings, receipts, or FAQs even after being directed to them, and you have the astonishing belief that your purchase of a bottle of oil gives you the right to call me on the phone and get a free consultation on how to use the oil in a spell. I don't think we're going to work well together.
BB - Minnesota. Concerned about your understanding of policies and terms.
E C-F - UK. You will be happier shopping with someone else who doesn't ask you to read the directions instead of sending a barrage of separate emails on the same order. I will be happier not having to plow through those emails and waste time repeating myself. Good luck finding a lower shipping rate to the UK.
LV - Singapore (userID vectorfreedom) - Failure to read directions, policies, or payment acknowledgment email; leaving neg/neut feedback for issues beyond seller's control, and without contacting buyer first which in violation of ebay's user agreement.
D S-G - California (userID cullen121510). Failure to read item listing, directions, policies, or payment acknowledgment email; leaving neg/neut feedback for issues beyond seller's control, and without contacting buyer first which in violation of ebay's user agreement.
AP - Florida. (userID 305_pineda). Failure to read item listing, directions, policies, or payment acknowledgment email; leaving neg/neut feedback for issues beyond seller's control.
JW - Oklahoma (userID westerheidyj09). Apparently insane, at the very least failure to read item listing and leaving neg/neut feedback without contacting buyer first which in violation of ebay's user agreement.
CK - Singapore (userID cinkoh). It takes me time to set up custom listings, and I have to pay money to list your custom listing even if you never come to purchase it, so you are literally costing me money when you ask for a custom listing and never follow up. We need to talk before I open your account for bidding again.
If you are new and this is scaring you off, please don't let it - I don't bite unless I'm bitten first, and the overwhelming majority of new customers are just lovely. If you are reading this post and this blog, you are probably not going to end up in the blocked list, since 99% of blocked buyers ended up blocked because they do not read - item listings, directions, FAQs, email responses, store policies. (The other 1% get blocked for pestering me after repeatedly being told not to, or thinking that the policies don't apply to them somehow.)
Current gmail/website contact form message queue:
Please note that if you send a new message in a thread that has a currently unread or unresponded message, your message moves down the inbox queue and is reordered according to the date of latest message. So by all means send more info if it's a burning issue, but if it is not a burning issue, just wait until I get back to you on the last thing for quickest response. My tagging/notification/flagging system rewards the patient, not the persistent, and it is set up to notify me right away if you write on a case or issue that is pending because of info I'm waiting on from you. If you send a response in a different thread and do not follow the directions for contact about your case, your response will not turn up flagged as needing my immediate attention, and your message will go into the very large pool of random or new inquiries that I will respond to only after I have responded to the things that need my immediate attention. Bottom line: follow the directions.
Everything prior to May 30 is dealt with except for stuff that needs looking up, paying, researching, invoicing, Motrin or bourbon before I can read it, divination, etc.
EH - gambling
KY - working
AF - daughter
EH - attraction
AF - prosperity
SB - waiting on issue/question for consultation
DJ - waiting on info
DS - waiting on clarification
light reports or photos:
MC in AR - photo, work conditions
waiting on info/photos/petition:
If you are not listed above, your light's not done burning, or you ordered a "run" or series of lights back to back. Don't bug me about it; you'll get your report when it's ready (review your booking acknowledgment email for details). If you see your initials here and they are crossed out and you have NOT gotten your report, THEN you should bug me about it, because it means I sent it, so we need to find out where it went if you don't have it.
altar work reports, updates, and/or photos owed:
AF - lodestone
JH - honey jar
KY - summary/photos of MSWM and CoE
NB: If you have an ongoing contract for runs of lights or honey jars, and you have NOT gotten access to the online client calendar (on gmail/google calendars) I made so you can check the status of your work, then write me and I will send you an invitation to the client calendar or investigate why you didn't get one. If you have been sent an invitation, you should be able to log into google calendars with the email address you used to pay your invoice, and it should be available for viewing as "Karma Zain's Calendar" or something like that. Please inquire in the current thread dedicated to your altar work instead of sending a new message. (The booking acknowledgment email now explains how this works in more detail, so see your booking email first.)
other pending issues:
JH - waiting on personal concerns for altar work
JH - chicken foot situation pending
LC - Canada - waiting on payment of international shipping