I made contact with this woman who sells things on Social media.
I’m not particularly comfortable buying things this way,but she sells something that I really want/is hard to find.
I direct messaged her on Instagram enquiring regarding the product specifics,prices etc and her reply was somewhat abrupt and matter of fact.
It wasn’t outright rude so I didn’t think anything of it.
She asked for my Facebook which I was a bit hesitant to give but gave it because she mainly sold on FB and I figured she may want to send a video and its easier to send large video on fb messenger instead of Insta.
At the same time I said to her I would rather interact on Insta if possible though (feels safer to me for some reason).
After that,I didn’t hear back from her for numerous days and I figured she was just busy.
A few days later I saw her list something of interest on FB for sale so I messaged her whether it was still available.
I said in the message “Hi I spoke to you the other day on Instagram…”
Her literal response was “oh are yuuuu hii”
I thought it seemed abit unprofessional but didn’t really think much about it.
At this point I went offline as had to work,do housework etc…
A few hours later I checked my FB messenger and I had a message from her saying she had a parcel/video (of item) for me to look at that she couldn’t send in Instagram.
Below that was the video and below that was a comment “you asked,and I delivered and you couldn’t even say Thankyou.You have no manners,you are rude”
Like Omg.A couple of hours had gone by since we last spoke,not days,not weeks etc and she quickly assumed that I was a rude person without manners rather than any of the many other options -eg:at work,busy,not on Internet,weighing up my options whether to purchase or not,checking finances,doing gardening etc…
People don’t always say Thankyou straight away and aren’t always available.
You would think from a business angle anyway there are some people that say Thankyou and others who don’t.
This put me off purchasing so I politely apologised for not having seen her message as I wasn’t online,thanked her for the video and told her that I was not interested in purchasing the product.
I figured if I had this much ‘drama’ with her just for not thanking her immediately perhaps I’ll have bigger drsma with her in the case that I receive the product and it’s nor as described etc (internet photos can be deceptive).
Problem is though I really want the product and she’s one of the few who sells it.
Long story short,out of curiosity,would you give your business to a seller who was ‘rude’ if you really wanted the item or would you teach them a lesson by not purchasing?