Alright dear Darklings, I am going to post about the negative experience I had with regards to ordering a CD from a site called Discogs. It all started after I posted about getting nostalgic over a CD I once owned in my youth called "Music For Vampires". For those interested, you can read the post here.
I knew I could find the CD on Amazon but because I enjoy a bargain and can purchase it used, I found it at a very reasonable price on Discogs. I figured, what the hell? I will give them a chance.
Discogs works similar to the E-bay platform. There are many different buyers and sellers that use this service to make purchases and sell products.
I am not going to list the name of the seller because I would like to think this is not the seller's fault. I used my Paypal account to pay for this purchase.I listed my home address with Discogs but asked to have the CD shipped to my office via Paypal. I never had an issue doing this before on other sites.
Weeks go by and no news. I check my Discog account and if I could of heard crickets in the background, they would have been there! I send an e-mail message to the seller inquiring about my purchase. The seller responds that he tried to contact me several times via Discogs. I check my messages on the website just in case but nope, nothing there! No e-mail notifications either. I even checked my junk folder just in case.
Apparently, the seller wanted to confirm my address since the one on Discogs was different than the one Iasked to have it shipped to on Paypal, which is fair and appreciated. The downside, I would need to confirm so on Discogs. Why would I use a messaging system that doesn't work? I know this may sounds a bit suspicious but I am not going to accuse the seller of anything. After all, the CD was about $10.00 with shipping! I ended up confirming my info via e-mail after bantering back and forth. I guess opening up a Paypal dispute helped sway the decision to do so via email vs Discogs!
A week later, my package arrived!
The CD came in excellent condition and it was really well packaged by the way. The CD itself had no scratches on it and it works well. Would I recommend Discogs to someone else? Not really and if you do decide to use the site to order music, make sure you put the address you want the items shipped to when you register. This will avoid headaches! They really need to improve their website. It is a shame really because it appears to have lots of music on there too. I know in this day and age of MP3 files and I Tunes, CDs are a rarity. I like owning a physical copy of my music, especially when it is from an artist that I love. I guess I can do my part by helping to protect the environment by physically shopping at used CD stores now that the weather is starting to warm up. Granted, if I really wanted to make an impact, I would take public transit to get there!
I got a lot of compliments on this outfit I wore to work the other day. I had this skirt and top for ages too. Why is it the older items we own in our closet get the most compliments or is it just like that with me? My cat, Merry (as in the Hobbit from Lord Of The Rings) was playful too and wanted in on the fun!