[meteorite-list] Chelyabinsk purchase
From: Michael Brooks <michael13_brooks_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sat, 11 May 2013 22:33:35 -0700
Well after two months I finally received my Chelyabinsk. It was exactly as advertised and pretty cool. The kicker is after trying to resolve it with the seller and could not, I filed a claim with eBay. They refunded my money on the same day I received my package. (Murphy) Well needless to say come Monday I will contact eBay to resend the seller his money back. Upon examination of the package he sent it when he stated he did, we just could not track it. This restores my faith in humanity. I would like to thank all you naysayers out there that slammed me for taking a chance and give you food for thought, better late than never. For everyone who supported my actions, humanity 1, doubters 0.
Sent from my iPad
On Apr 5, 2013, at 12:22 PM, Michael Brooks <michael13_brooks at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Hi Don, thanks I will let you know. Cool little Chelyabinsk you have there. Your collection in outstanding.
> Sent from my iPhone
> On Apr 5, 2013, at 1:12 PM, "Don Merchant" <dmerchan at rochester.rr.com> wrote:
>> Hi Michael. I am sorry to hear this but be patient. I purchased my meteorite on March 24 and received it April 2, coming from Latvia. I was a bit worried as well, but researched this Seller before bidding. Boy did he surprise me! Not only was shipping fast (about 10 days) but it was packed to withstand entry through the Earth's atmosphere. Not only that I had to sign for it and it came in a very nice white square Gem case with a glass front! My shipping cost was only $8! Anyways here is a link to my Gallery of Meteorites Collection so you can go to the "C's" and you can see the case and meteorite Chelyabinsk I purchased. Its only a 1.15 gm whole stone 100% crust, but its a beauty. Of course first thing I did when I received it was place it to a neodymium magnet of which it took to. Be patient as I have had to wait as much as 30 days on some of my collection. I do agree its getting a bit long but it seems when I get edgy about it as I am sure you are, that all of a sudden it
> arrives in the mail a day or 2 later. Here is the link to my Gallery of Meteorites as I just added the Chelyabinsk specimen the other day. Let me know Michael when it arrives.
>> Don Merchant
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>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Michael Brooks" <michael13_brooks at yahoo.com>
>> To: "Meteorite List" <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com>
>> Sent: Friday, April 05, 2013 1:24 PM
>> Subject: [meteorite-list] Chelyabinsk purchase
>>>> Hello list,
>>> I was curious how long it took for some of you to receive your meteorites from Russia? The seller I purchased mine from stated that he sent it to me on March 11, 2013, I have yet to receive it. I want to be prudent and seek council from you before I make the decision to put a claim into PayPal. It has been a little more than three weeks, could someone more experienced in shipping to and from Russia please advise if I am correct in being a little concerned or should I give it a few more weeks. I have questioned my seller to this and have not received a satisfactory response. Yes I know the danger of dealing with someone who is a new seller, however since I used PayPal I felt assured that if it did not work out I would be able to recoup my funds. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
>>> Warm regards,
>>> Michael Brooks
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Received on Sun 12 May 2013 01:33:35 AM PDT