November 13th, 2010

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FREE shipping sale / coupon code

Because this is my month to get harassed by ebay buyers who are flagrantly disregarding item listings, ebay policies, and paypal procedures, and filing BS paypal disputes two weeks into a five-week handling time because they can't admit they're wrong, and won't lift the claim even after the item has been shipped because they are butt-hurt that I dared to stand up for myself rather than kiss ass and cower out of fear "like a seller should treat a buyer," and then threaten to sue me! for defamation! haha ... for warning that I will report the facts about their actions... well, let's just say my paypal account is frozen (again).  Now we're not talking about a misunderstanding over a handling time anymore - now we're talking about deliberate, vindictive action taken out of a personal grudge - buyer is in possession of tracking number and proof of insurance and still won't lift the claim.

So... the bad news is that I have got more than my share of stubborn idiots this month.

The good news is that, since I need to have some sales in the next few days in the most desperate way, so that I can get out of my negative paypal balance and become able to ship packages from my paypal account again, I'm having a FREE SHIPPING SALE.

If it will fit in padded envelope, it will ship for free, via first class mail, to the United States OR to Europe or Canada.  If you are purchasing from ebay, you MUST request a combined invoice before paying and send me the code NOVFREESHIP in the "comment" box of the "request invoice" page.

If you want to order from the website, you need to send me a list of what you want so I can send you an invoice.  The coupon code will NOT work on the website checkout - I have to fix the shipping manually.

Please don't pay shipping and then ask me to refund the shipping because of the coupon - I can't, because my paypal balance is seriously, seriously negative due to a buyer with a chip on his shoulder.  Any money that goes into my paypal account gets immediately sucked up into the black hole of GIANT EBAY ASSHOLE.  So please, please ask for the free shipping BEFORE you pay.

If you are a US buyer and you purchase $50 or more in merchandise, your package will be upgraded to free priority mail.  If you are an international buyer and you purchase $75 or more in merchandise, your package will be upgraded to free priority mail (the only way to get tracking info for an international package - it's not available for first-class packages).

(Yes, I will ship your order - I have borrowed money from a colleague in order to keep my business open until paypal can do its thing and confirm receipt of a package overseas [which could take weeks, and which in the meanwhile makes my business my colleague's business.  I don't upload every pissy buyer's userid into toolhaus.org or similar databases or ebay "bad buyer" clearinghouses, because it's not always worth it.  Sometimes a buyer is a jerk or annoying but there's nothing illegal about being a jerk or annoying.  But this is about money, and about fraudulently withholding payment in violation of the ebay buyer/seller contract.  And when people rip off sellers with false paypal claims, chargebacks, false information, and the like, we have to protect ourselves this way, because ebay has removed the ability to leave negative feedback for buyers. The only feedback you can leave a buyer is positive feedback - so buyer feedback on ebay is completely meaningless and useless. Thank God it only happens about once a year.])

This sale is on until Monday the 15th at 10 am Eastern time.

The whole story is behind the cut.
 

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I know I've risked making this blog  nothing but a bunch of negativity lately, and I am sorry; I want to publicly acknowledge the support, advice, encouragement, and kindnesses I've received from so many of my colleagues as well as my wonderful, honest clients and customers.  Even a friendly facebook comment is so appreciated right now as I dig myself out of this hole; you guys are why one jerk can't and won't take me down.

I have had an excellent reputation on ebay since 2002 and as a reader on online third-party sites, with easily locatable and verifiable independent feedback and ratings, since I returned to the US from Germany in 2002 and began reading and offering services online (after fourteen years of reading for friends, acquaintances, and friend-referred people in the US and Europe).  I know I am not perfect and I'm not always as tactful as I could be, but I *am* honest, and I do work extremely hard.  You guys are the proof and the reason for my doing this work, and I couldn't do any of it without you.  I appreciate your support so much.
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limited edition items NOT available on ebay


Below are items NOT available on ebay - please inquire for specifics:

Ultimate Gambler's Oil -- contains rare curios that I am not allowed to advertise on ebay, though it is legal to possess and sell these curios - ebay's just picky about certain things (yes, I'm talking about bones. This bottle of oil contains a whole bone of the appropriate type as well as real 24K gold flakes, genuine diamond chips, and Lucky Hand Root). I have the materials to make one 2-dram bottle for the time being. First-come, first-served. One two-dram bottle of oil plus shipping is $40. Currently: one available.




Ultimate Black Arts Oil - contains rare curios that I am not allowed to advertise on ebay, though it is legal to possess and sell them (yes, we're talking about bones again). When we talk about Black Arts, we're not necessarily just talking about cursing and jinxing, though that's certainly part of the power that Black Arts products are designed to amplify for the owner of the mojo bag or user of the formula. But Black Arts also refers to necromancy, the ability to communicate with the dead and with ancestors, the ability to work with spirits, scrying, conjuration of spirits, and the power of reversing hexes (and sending them back "with interest" which veers over into Revenge rather than simple Reversing). Bottle contains real bone chips. One two-dram bottle is $20 which includes shipping. Currently: one available SOLD OUT. Reserved for A.A.




Extra Strength Gambler's Mojo Bag - contains rare curios that I can't advertise on ebay, though they are legal to possess and sell (yes, I"m talking about bones). Also contains a whole Lucky Hand root among other herbal, mineral, and zoological curious, such as herbs, roots, a Mercury Dime, and a $2 bill. Contains one whole bone of the appropriate type, among other items. Comes with a one-dram bottle of Hoyt's Cologne for dressing the bag. Bag plus shipping is $70, includes shipping.  Currently available: one.




Extra Strength Black Arts Mojo Bag - contains rare curios that I am not allowed to advertise on ebay, though it is legal to possess and sell them. When we talk about Black Arts, we're not necessarily just talking about cursing and jinxing, though that's certainly part of the power that Black Arts products are designed to amplify for the owner of the mojo bag or user of the formula. But Black Arts also refers to necromancy, the ability to communicate with the dead and with ancestors, scrying, conjuration of spirits, and the power of reversing hexes (and sending them back "with interest" which veers over into Revenge rather than simple Reversing). Contains one whole bone of the appropriate type among other items. Comes with a one-dram bottle of Black Arts Oil (regular strength) to dress the bag. Bag plus shipping is $50. Currently: one available.

Knucklebones Oil - Gambling and Mastery (human bone version).  I sell a cat bone version of this ebay, but ebay doesn't allow me to sell the human bone version.  An old-school multipurpose hoodoo condition oil for gambling and mastery.  Comes in a two-dram bottle.  This is the original recipe which calls for bone powder scraped from a human hand bone.  Oil plus shipping is $12.50.  Currently: one available. SOLD OUT. Reserved for N.H.

Knucklebones Bath - Gambling and Mastery (human bone version).  This is an old-school multipurpose hoodoo formula for gambling and mastery.  Comes in a four-ounce bottle with a screw cap.  This is a highly scented, cologne-type mixture that can be used as a spiritual bath, used as a hand wash, or used as a sprinkle and to feed mojo hands.  You will want to dilute the heck out of this - it's very strong and is more a perfume than a water.  This is the original old-school recipe which calls for bone powder scraped from a human hand bone.  Bath plus shipping is $17.  Currently: one available.

For more information, inquire with a comment, or write me directly at karmazain at gmail.com, or use the "contact me" form on the website at www.karmazain.com.  All items are first-come, first-served; you may reserve your item with a comment here or a direct email.  I will take money orders if I have dealt with you before.