From: Lobster on
This is a new one on me but I wonder if it's a new fad?

I bought a widget from a Chinese powerseller over the weekend (a
whopping 99p post-free) and after the usual flurry of automatic emails
confirming the purchase, I was emailed a photo clearly showing my
sealed, addressed packet, sitting on the seller's weighing scales
(displaying the weight).

I suppose that in the event of delayed or non- delivery, and of any
proof thereof, the seller reckons it might help confirm his good
intentions in the event I turn out to be a cnut buyer? But seems
remarkably labour-intensive given the profit margin the guy must be
making on my widget!

David
From: The Older Gentleman on
Lobster <davidlobsterpot601(a)hotmail.com> wrote:

> This is a new one on me but I wonder if it's a new fad?
>
> I bought a widget from a Chinese powerseller over the weekend (a
> whopping 99p post-free) and after the usual flurry of automatic emails
> confirming the purchase, I was emailed a photo clearly showing my
> sealed, addressed packet, sitting on the seller's weighing scales
> (displaying the weight).
>
> I suppose that in the event of delayed or non- delivery, and of any
> proof thereof, the seller reckons it might help confirm his good
> intentions in the event I turn out to be a cnut buyer? But seems
> remarkably labour-intensive given the profit margin the guy must be
> making on my widget!
>
If it's kosher, it's rather good service, IMHO. Difficult to see why
anybody would bother to P'Shop it, for 99p.....


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