Well, either she's from the looney bin, or she's gonna send ME to one! Here's the listing in question, but it's completed, so I don't know how long it will be available. If I narrate this one, we'll be here all day. So I'm just gonna do a copy/paste. Note the dates. This has been going on since August 16th.
August 16, from buyer: hi, do you have the 10th card for the bear? thanks
[Let's consult the listing, shall we?]
August 16, me: No, she comes with 9 cards.
August 16, from buyer: hi ok can you tell me the brand name of this carebear and tell me what cards are there. Maybe I can find the missing one on line. My kids want this care bear :)
[Let's consult the listing again, shall we?]
August 16, me: The brand is TCFC. The cards that I have are firetruck, watch, balloon, carrot, ring, shoe, sheep, elephant, and corn. They are 2-sided cards, so there are 18 options to choose from. My kids and I played this several times, and it is absolutely playable without that 10th card. It's like a 20 questions game, so there is never a point where it matters that the card is missing. If she asks you if the fruit is orange, and you aren't holding an orange (if that's the missing card - but I have no idea, this is just an example), then you just click on no and she asks the next question.
Thanks for asking,
August 17, from buyer: don't know that company? I'll google it. thanks
August 17, from buyer: hi are there any other names on the tag? thanks
August 17, me: TCFC = Those Critters From Cleveland.
The back of the tag says: "(C) TCFC Inc. Manufactured under license by Play Along (H.K.) Ltd. A division of JAKKS Pacific, Inc.
August 18, from buyer: oh ok I called the company but they don't have the replacement .....is there any way you can find the missing card? hope you find it :)
August 18, me: When this bear was given to us, it was already missing one. There is no chance of us finding it. But it is completely playable with only 9 cards. We have played it several times and never once was the missing card an issue.
August 21 (3 days later), from buyer: ok that's great :)
August 21, from buyer: Hi again, are you willing to take $10.00 for the bear? please let me know thanks so much
[I think I had her priced at either $19.99obo or $24.99obo)
August 21, me: I haven't had this bear listed for very long. She is in very good condition. At this time, I'm not willing to go any lower than $15.
August 21, from buyer: what is the cheapest shipping to zip 80911? thanks
August 21, me: Parcel post is $8.65. Priority mail is $9.60.
August 21, from buyer: hi again :) Do you combine shipping?
[At this point, I'm starting to get a little annoyed, but I now see potential for multiple sales...]
August 21, me: I sure do! You'll have to let me know the item numbers before you order. I will go in and remove the immediate payment requirement on those items. Then once you've ordered, I will send you a revised invoice showing the combined shipping.
August 21, from buyer: oh ok should I go ahead and put in my best offer? you said to let you know the item numbers. Forgot to ask,If you're ok with $13? thanks again
[Sigh. Scroll up.]
August 21, me: $15 is the absolute lowest I am willing to go. If you are making offers on both items, then yes you can go ahead and do that without telling me the item numbers. If there is not a best offer option, then you'll need to let me know the item numbers first.
August 23 (2 days later), from buyer: hi, I noticed you had alot of items to look at :) I'm going to try to finish looking by tomorrow night.
[Criminey. Just buy/pay/go away already!]
August 23, me: Sure thing. Thanks for letting me know :)
August 23, from buyer: hi I saw this so cute, how much is this and the care bear? and the cheapest combined shipping?
[Let's consult the listing again...]
$11.82 parcel post shipping OR
$15.05 priority mail shipping
August 24, from buyer: hi oh ok :) Have you played the Clue game? is it a different out come every time it's played?
August 24, from buyer: ok are you willing to go lower on this and the pig car?
August 25, me: No, they are both already priced lower than I originally wanted for them.
August 26, from buyer: oh I'll let you know asap
August 30, from buyer: hi yes I'm still shopping sorry about the wait. Also trying to decide if I want to buy simpsons game.
[If ever I could take back any of the words I've ever said in my life, it would be those.]
September 4, from buyer: Hi Jessica,
Sorry took so long I've been out of town.
I will be paying tomorrow :)
Is the pig shake and go car still available?
Thanks so much
September 6, from buyer: thanks so much! Forgot to ask can the batteries be replaced?
[Um ... it's not disposable! It's also not solar-powered. It's also not rechargeable.]
September 8, from buyer: hi Jessica, I tried to pay but for some reason my paypal is acting up. I'll try again in the afternoon. Also on the invoice, the shipping is wrong :(
Sorry about the wait. Thanks so much again.
September 8, me:
Parcel post is $8.65. Priority mail is $9.60.
The invoice I sent you shows the same numbers.
I will be relisting this bear on Friday at 8pm EST if this transaction isn't completed by then.