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Did you not get your zine?

From the FAQ:

I didn’t get mine!

Two possibilities:

1. The address you have listed in your paypal account isn’t current. Double check before you pay, please! If I send a copy to your old address, I can’t be responsible for that, sorry.

2. Sometimes, the post office sucks and things get lost. If you are worried about your copy getting lost, delivery confirmation and/or insurance is available at extra cost.

No one has ever asked me for insurance or delivery confirmation.  I stopped offering to send out extra issues because people were emailing me after two weeks, and sometimes I would send them a new one and the original would show up anyway, and it costs me money.  Out of 1000 copies, i’ve had about 20-30 people tell me that they didn’t get their copy, and a few of those were people who had it sent to the wrong address.  Since I stopped sending out an extra issues a few months ago, maybe five people have emailed me about not getting them.  Three were like, “Damn, that sucks.”  The other two were not so nice.

Life is a kick in the balls sometimes.  We’re having a fence built, and there’s a stump in the way.  The guy that was going to remove it for $50-60, didn’t show up.  So we had to get some guy to do it at the last minute and he charged me $100.  I knew he was overcharging me just because he could but I didn’t have a whole lot of choice.  And hilariously enough, the guy who didn’t show up?  Called me an hour before the second guy showed up, after ignoring my calls for a week!

Also, last week paypal sent me a ‘reverse transaction’ email to let me know that they had taken $5 from my bank account.  When I called to ask what the hell that meant, they told me that one of my customers had used an empty bank account so they couldn’t get the funds from her.  Four months ago!  So instead of rejecting her payment, they bugged her for a few months and then took the money from me.  How fucked up is that?  But it’s part of their policy, and if I want to use their service I have to put up with it.

So if you didn’t get your zine and you really think that i’m ripping you off and that I sleep in a mattress stuffed with all of the dollar bills i’ve defrauded people out of, you can file a paypal dispute.  You have to file it within 45 days to get a refund, though.  Or you can email me and cuss me out, if it makes you feel better.  Or cuss me out here!

posted: 08 March 26
under: deots

  • http://papertango.blogspot.com/ Jan Scholl

    I think you would be a great writer for our bitching blog. Interested? if so, click my name and the red and white icon will be on the right side. PayPal is not one we have touched on yet.

  • http://www.twovegansisters.blogspot.com/ Tracy

    I got both my copies and I love them. It sucks when stuff gets lost in the mail, but that is life. I’ve had a package that was sent to me get lost in the mail before but I didn’t freak out on the sender because it wasn’t her fault. You win some, you lose some.

  • tidbit

    I got both of mine without problem (and I LOVE them), but can I cuss you out anyway?! I like to incur your wrath whenever it’s an option!!

  • katie

    i am a dork! how do i get a zine? i can’t find a subscribe button.

  • http://www.veganshizzle.blogspot.com karla

    hey, katie
    i sent you money a couple months ago and haven’t received mine. i have moved since then but this time i actually remembered to do a forwarding thing. can you just let me know if you haven’t sent mine yet? and i believe i read that for awhile you were out of copies….i’m not hatin’…

  • Jana Beebe

    I haven’t gotten mine and haven’t moved or anything, so just wrote it off to the post office or whatever but was bummed I couldn’t get the cinnamon roll recipe that was supposed to be so awesome. Do you have any more copies? I’d send more money if you do.

  • Mess

    I just had something like this happen.. (I sell handspun yarn online)… but I do delivery confirmation – it was confirmed delivered, apparently stolen off the person’s porch, and they want me to send them a replacement! ha ha ha. I should say something like “Sorry, life is a kick in the balls.”
    Beautiful blog by the way! I love your writing!! :)

  • Nicole

    I feel really bad because I did tell you I hadn’t recieved mine and it HAD been nearly a month (and you had sent them so it wasn’t that) but I did eventually get them. Would it be alright if I paid you for the extra copy? I just want to make sure you get this so yo udon’t try to send me another (which would be fine in the sense that it’s a damn awesome zine, but I figure the idea of the payment is not to get more ;) )