All About Me
What everyone should know about me
I love to hunt thrifts, yard sales, and fleas, but occasionally (okay, frequently) I impulse buy. Once or twice a year, I clear my closets. Most ends up in a landfill or back in the thrifts. Lately, I've listed things here.
Things I sell
Things I buy
Things I collect
Favourite TV Shows
I’m selling this (and every other) item used, “as found” – with only minor cleaning (dusting, wiping, laundering in cold) unless otherwise described. See, I’m a collector, too, and though I know how I like to keep my items, I’d rather buy them in pretty much original condition, even when it means light scratching or very minor wear. The exception, of course, is if there’s a major problem, like a stain. (Those I will disclose, or try to get out before you see it … but you’ll never know if I failed because I won’t be selling it.)
Oh, and I live with a variety of furry creatures, including my husband (who also smokes a pipe), and though I try to keep them separate from anything I sell (the husband is banished to his basement man-cave) something might blow into the shipment. Understand this if you are highly allergic, or – ew! – if you don’t wash things before you use them.
I will combine shipping, now that I know what to do!
My handle says my job – I work after school hours, and my only day off most weeks is Friday (a true day off). I answer mail in the mornings regularly, all other times spotty. The hours get wonky during the summer and late winter, but I promise to get to your questions as soon as I possibly can.
I'm compulsive as well as impulsive
I do my absolute best to find flaws with my items – since I’m a perfectionist and a bit obsessive that’s saying something. But, as I am - argh! - human, I occasionally miss something (which is why I never use the words “mint” or even “excellent” in the description.) I test everything metal with a magnet first, gold and platinum with a TRI Electronics GT-4000 and/or a scratch test, silver with a solution and a careful eye, diamonds (and other stones) with a Mizar Prestige Series II Diamond Detective (and my eyes), and, if there are any doubts, I fluoresce with a SpectroLine Dual Wave UV lamp (yes, I’m a total science geek). I weigh iBal scientific (usually) or portable products (recalibrated frequently), or, if it’s too heavy, on my food scale. These are the instruments I trust when I report what I have in my listings. If you have a complaint, you should totally blame the equipment.
Seriously, I will always do my best to make things right if there’s a problem. And obviously, though all measures are approximate, if I've grossly misrepresented something, if I screw up royally, or if something goes wrong with the shipment along the way, I will try to fix things. But I’m a normal girl, not a dealer, and I can’t handle returns if you simply – what’s that commercial? – you aren’t emotionally ready for it. So make sure you really, really want this item. I'm kind of weepy, too. Trust me, it'll pass.