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Mon Sep 24, 2012, 10:31 AM

My email to an Amazon seller.... How did I do?

Have a big birthday party coming up, and so I went off to find party favors. I love Amazon, so began there. After discovering what I wanted, and placing multiple orders in my cart, I looked to see what else the seller had. This is the email I just sent:

I need 144 Iron Maiden pinbacks for a birthday party, and so I found your listing which appeared perfect - I added these items to my cart: http://www.amazon.com/IRON-MAIDEN-Pinback-Buttons-Badges/dp/B003MC4Q7G and then went to see what else you were selling. I was taken to a page listing political buttons you sell - and most all of them were either Republican or Romney/Ryan pins. No big, I thought to myself, I am certain this seller doesn't limit his merchandise to one political party... I was wrong. So, for what it's worth, you lost my business. Partisanship is destroying this country, and in the instant case - it cost you a HUGE sale.

Just thought you might care.


So, how did I do? Oh, and does anyone know where I can get 144 Iron Maiden pinbacks real quick?

TIA!~

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Reply My email to an Amazon seller.... How did I do? (Original post)
Melinda Sep 2012 OP
cthulu2016 Sep 2012 #1
Melinda Sep 2012 #2
Saturday Sep 2012 #4
Melinda Sep 2012 #5
cthulu2016 Sep 2012 #8
Melinda Sep 2012 #10
xxqqqzme Sep 2012 #14
cherokeeprogressive Sep 2012 #3
Melinda Sep 2012 #7
ksoze Sep 2012 #6
Melinda Sep 2012 #9
southernyankeebelle Sep 2012 #11
NICO9000 Sep 2012 #12
Melinda Sep 2012 #17
NICO9000 Sep 2012 #20
Melinda Sep 2012 #23
stonecutter357 Sep 2012 #27
Melinda Sep 2012 #28
littlemissmartypants Sep 2012 #13
Melinda Sep 2012 #18
LynneSin Sep 2012 #15
Melinda Sep 2012 #19
LynneSin Sep 2012 #22
Melinda Sep 2012 #24
Flatpicker Sep 2012 #16
Melinda Sep 2012 #21
docgee Sep 2012 #25
Smickey Sep 2012 #26
Melinda Sep 2012 #29
Smickey Sep 2012 #33
HopeHoops Sep 2012 #30
harmonicon Sep 2012 #31
Melinda Sep 2012 #34
wilsonbooks Sep 2012 #32

Response to Melinda (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 10:44 AM

1. You may owe someone an apology

If the seller is A & T Designs you may find that you didn't look at enough of their 16,000 buttons.

The Romney stuff probably comes up first becase it was added most recently (?) I don't know how they are sorted, but the seller definately carries both pro and anti Obama buttons.


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Response to cthulu2016 (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 10:48 AM

2. You may be right, however I did search that seller for Obama pins and came up short...

as in nada. Unfortunately, I didn't (don't) have the time to search any particular seller over multiple pages of listings - I tried though.

If they respond that I am wrong, I will do a mea culpa, and go from there. Thanks for pointing this out.

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Response to Melinda (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 10:50 AM

4. There's an Obama/Biden button on page 10.

I also saw an anti FOX News button.

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Response to Saturday (Reply #4)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 10:53 AM

5. Buried!

Thanks for finding those. I may owe that apology after all.

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Response to Melinda (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 10:55 AM

8. It's the default way they're listed

Since new arrivals are listed first there's like ten pages out Romney crap that is the most recent batch of stuff, but the very newest arrival is:



I agree that if you start clicking through their inventory right now it does lot like the Romney store. But it's amusing that so much of the Romney stuff didn't come in until September 2012.


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Response to cthulu2016 (Reply #8)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 11:05 AM

10. Gads, I feel so.... inadequate, lol.

And I know how to work the inter-tubes too, lol.

Up next, Mel issues an apology.

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Response to cthulu2016 (Reply #8)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 12:00 PM

14. Maybe new to that site

but we were selling that button in our campaign booth in '04. Big seller BTW.

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Response to Melinda (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 10:49 AM

3. It was a perfectly non-partisan email.

 

You did good.

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Response to cherokeeprogressive (Reply #3)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 10:54 AM

7. Aww, thanks cherokee... that was my intent. I didn't want to piss them off, just encourage change...

I appreciate your words.

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Response to Melinda (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 10:54 AM

6. I disagree

If I limited my business or commerce to only those who share my political views, I would be limited myself. In the end, you want a product and you found the product. The profit will fund a business - and one who you actually know little about from their merchandise list on one web site.

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Response to ksoze (Reply #6)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 11:01 AM

9. I'm not sure I follow...

The point I was trying to make to the seller was that partisanship in business can cost sales - in the instant case, mine. After searching through multiple pages of the sellers listings and doing a boolean search as well, I was unable to find political material for sale that covered ALL American political parties.

It's been pointed out to me that this seller does in fact sell other political parties materials. I now owe the seller an apology. This time I'll spend a bit longer composing my email. Thanks for your reply, I appreciate your input.


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Response to Melinda (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 11:07 AM

11. It could have been solved at the beginning where you go on Amazon to link. They could

 

have listed Dem posters and buttons or Rep posters and buttons. Click on the link. Amazon made it hard on themselves listing it the way they did.

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Response to Melinda (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 11:48 AM

12. There were other sellers offering Maiden buttons on the same page

Maybe they'd work for you? I am really impressed that somebody wants to buy 144 Iron Maiden buttons in the first place. One of my all-time fave bands. I wish I could have seen them last month when they played in Irvine.

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Response to NICO9000 (Reply #12)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 12:31 PM

17. Yes, thanks! I am looking through them now...

Iron Maiden is my son's all time fav band. His 40th birthday party is next Sunday (200 people!!), and the pinbacks are part and parcel of the celebration. My son was at both Irvine and SF at the Shoreline. He has traveled all over the US and World to see this group, and has made friends with like minded people from around the globe. He's spent most of his adult life tied into the music industry, so 99.9% of the shows he attends are comped... sweet! Oh, and he is, of course, a member of their fan club, has met all members of the group many, many times, and even shared a pint with Bruce Dickinson. He has tons of pics on his Facebook page taken with the group, as well as countless others (major Ronnie James Dio fan! too. He's had a great ride so far.

He was 13 years old when he put up his first Eddie poster, lmao, I thought he was posting Satanic crap and made him pull it down. He soon taught me otherwise.

Speaking of teaching, he credits IM with his decision to become a History teacher. The bands stories of the ages sparked his curiosity, and the rest, as they say, is history.

He is 40 today. My baby is a man. A wonderful, caring, heavy metal loving example of human goodness. And I am very proud of the man he is. Thanks for letting me share, today of all days!

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Response to Melinda (Reply #17)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 12:36 PM

20. That is awesome! A very happy birthday to your son!

40 is a big one!

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Response to NICO9000 (Reply #20)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 12:40 PM

23. Thanks, I'll send him your sentiments! And if he is 40...

that makes me old!! lol, although I did have him when I was... 11?

TC!
-Melinda

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Response to Melinda (Reply #17)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 01:07 PM

27. K&R Maiden

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Response to stonecutter357 (Reply #27)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 01:22 PM

28. How appropriately on point!

Thanks for sharing that bit of history and contemporary IM music combined... it's exactly right!

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Reply #13)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 12:33 PM

18. TY lil`miss!

I'm a classic rock gal myself... these are for my kids b-day. But I'll send him your kind wishes!!

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Response to LynneSin (Reply #15)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 12:35 PM

19. That looks like fun!!

I could become a pinback online merchant too, lol!! Thanks Lynne!!

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Response to Melinda (Reply #19)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 12:39 PM

22. Well those lil cheap pin makers don't make the best pins

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Response to LynneSin (Reply #22)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 12:41 PM

24. Boy, this party is getting more expensive by the second....

Nice toy tho!

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Response to Melinda (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 12:15 PM

16. Not to be harsh

But sometimes people see what they want to see.

It's possible this store gets their shipments in lots and you happen to hit a romney lot?

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Response to Flatpicker (Reply #16)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 12:36 PM

21. One of the first posters to this thread hit it on the head...

they seem to be arranged by date. I just didn't take the time needed to browse through their thousands of listings. An apology to the seller is in process. Thanks for your reply.
-Melinda

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Response to Melinda (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 12:56 PM

25. Most likely no one is buying the Romney crap,

so they are probably pushing it on their front pages...

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Response to Melinda (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 12:59 PM

26. Now that is how civilized people

should act. What a great example of civil discourse wherein one party has made a mistake or were ignorant to some key bit of information. This mistake was gently pointed out and when the real facts where known the problem was courteously resolved. Kudos.

Now if only....well I will leave it there, if only.

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Response to Smickey (Reply #26)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 01:23 PM

29. lol, thanks.

I try, albeit I could try harder.

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Response to Melinda (Reply #29)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 11:21 PM

33. Sure, anytime.

Just calling it like I see it. At some point we are all going to make a mistake and I just hope I show the class you did when I get corrected because being defensive just makes us all look childish. Lets leave that for the other guys.

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Response to Melinda (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 01:30 PM

30. No clue on the Iron Maiden pins, but I like the e-mail.

 

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Response to Melinda (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 02:04 PM

31. You think partisanship is destroying this country, so you make your economic decisions...

based on partisanship? Yeah, that makes sense.

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Response to harmonicon (Reply #31)

Tue Sep 25, 2012, 09:53 AM

34. Thank you for pointing this out...

I could have been clearer, I should have made myself clearer. The first page of buttons this seller has listed weren't just partisan (partisanship in and of itself is normal political behavior), they were extreme to the point of ugly viciousness and untruths. I should have pointed this out in my letter and here on DU. That is what I was objecting to, and I failed to make that point, period. As such, it appears as if I made a shallow decision not to buy from this seller, and that was not what I intended to do.

Common sense is often lacking in Melinda land. I'll send another email to the seller clarifying and apologizing yet again. Thanks for bringing this to my attention.

-Melinda

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Response to Melinda (Original post)

Mon Sep 24, 2012, 03:57 PM

32. Doubt if they notice. They have 3000 feedbacks for the year

which means they have at least 30,000 orders for the year. A fairly large seller.

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