Wish Me Luck!
Allright so I am looking all over the place for shrimp. Ebay, AquaBid, online retailers etc. There is a seller on Aquabid that looked to have a strong reputation and a online store. None of the shrimp I wanted were on Aquabid but available with the online store. Temps were forecast to be worm for the in the coming days so I went ahead and placed the order paying through Paypal. Three days latter I didn't get a order acknowledgement, tracking number, or the shrimp so I emailed the two addresses listed with Paypal. 24 hours later with no response I opened a dispute in Paypal stating I am concerned and just want some feedback on what is going on. Seller finanlly emailed me back all huffy saying it was my fault for not communicating and saying won't ship unless I close the dispute to release funds. I contacted Paypal to ask wheat happens if I close or escalate to get my funds back. I was trying to be reasonable about the situation and despite seller responding very rudely give them the chance to make it right. Paypal informed me because it was a live animal they won't cover if I escalate for a refund and suggested I contact my bank. My bank said since I did authorize the transaction they won't make attempts to recover either. So I said I will trust they will get shipped and closed the dispute. Seller said they would ship tomorrow for me to get Monday. I am not holding my breath. If I do get them I will update here, but rest assured I will never buy from that seller again.
I know reviews are not allowed here, but I feel I am OK with this post since I did not mention the Seller by name, species of shrimp, prices, or locations. I thought a bad experience as this would be valuable to the community and those that would like to know the seller identity to avoid a similar experience can ask me via PM.