Now I'm always a little amused that when I deal with anyone overseas, they plaster themselves with an American name. "Janet" made me laugh out loud. The Chengrish emails that Janet and I started exchanging on a daily basis were the highlight of my mornings for almost a month and a half.
I saved all of the emails, I'll give you some highlights.
thanks for your email for us
since you are interested in this item XXXXXXXXXXX
we 'dlike to offer you $161 inclduing shipping for one set of Fishman.S.O.B preamp byu regsiter mail
any further needs welcome to contact us again
Okay so this is going pretty well so far. Janet communicates.
payment already been received,and we ship it for you into next 24 hours.
please don't worry.
The "please don't worry" soon became a reoccurring theme in our emails, that always made me smile. Along about 3 weeks into it, I sent an email a little concerned about where my 160 dollars had gone. Janet replied back.
thanks for you contacting us with the problem. your order was shipped out on Nov-29-10 to this address:edited out
the tracking number for you to use: XXXXXXXXXXX
please check package: www.usps.com
shipment take about 14 ~ 21 business days for international package. now is also the special time, as the christmas day is coming, there are lots of packages waiting for custom clearance and delivery for the united states america
could you please be more patient and wait for another few days?
your understanding will be much appreciated.
please don't worry.
You darn tootin, this also special time. lol
So 'bout Jan 3 or 4 I send Janet another email telling her/him that it still ain't here and we need to do something else. Janet turns things over to "Cherry".
I'm overwhelmed with mirth.
I am sorry for that.
You need me to resend DHL or EMS? If yes, you send me USD$22 for splitting shipping
cost. Package arrive to
you in 5 or 8 days.
I reply to sweet little Cherry that I'm not sending anymore dough and that they need to take care of the problem.
Janet replies back. They're tag teaming me like a Mexican Rasslin' match now.