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(UPDATED 12:57 PM Sunday 2/4/07) - Refund recieved... now she wants to sue...
Why am I such a believer in second chances?? And yet, so often I get hurt.
This time, I'm speaking of a well known bead maker... and I have no qualms about listing her name - it's Corina of Corinabeads.
Maybe it's because she has been so wonderful to me in the past. I own a phenomenal bead of hers called the Garden Prayer Bead. She had listed it on her site for 75 dollars and even though I was broke, I offered to buy it. I didn't tell her I was broke; I only inquired about the bead - the only one available form her offerings that particular day. She wrote back that she was really hoping to give it to someone who was willing to pay for it!
It was so stunning when it arrived, I, in return shipped her one of my favorite bowls.
She has always been quick to reply to emails and very helpful and encouraging. But last year, she suffered some kind of mental break. She is bi-polar as well.
I lived with a bi-polar girl from Baton Rouge in college. It was one of the most trying experiences of my life. I watched daily as my roommate struggled to be normal, fought with her own mind about taking her meds, and struggled with alcohol as well as her own inner demons. In the end, we had so much respect for one another but knew it was best not to live together any more.
Maybe it was this girl I was thinking of when Corina started listing specials for sale on her site again recently. I wanted to help her out and hey, I love her beads so I ponied up the $100 bucks she was asking for a set. (This was before I had my severe financial miscalculations late last month.) And now, it has been almost a month and still no beads.
Several phone calls later (both Skype and to her cell), we connected and she gave me a detailed story of how paypal only allows you to withdraw $500 a month with no bank account and how she's trying to live on that and she simply didn't have the postage to mail me the beads. She promised to put them in the mail the following day....two weeks ago.
Yet, she keeps listing more. And more and more people are buying. And while I simply cannot stand someone who would speak ill of the mentally challenged, I also would hate to see any more of beady friends get ripped off. So Buyer Beware.
In the end, it's me I'm mad at... I'm always such a sucker. The word must be stamped on my forehead.