Weekend Freewrite-08/24/2019-Hazardous

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Yesterday I received a package on my porch, in a hazardous mail bag, that was damaged in transit. I purchased 300 laundry detergent pods on eBay for $49.99 and received $5.00 in eBay bucks for the purchase. I've been tracking this package for a week and I knew there was something wrong with it.
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I first thing I did was take photos and send them to the seller to explain the damage. Of course he blamed the Postal Service because he had put a fragile label on the box, and evidently they weren't very careful with it.
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He asked me to open the box and see how many pods were damaged. He thinks he can file a claim with the Post Office for damages. I didn't want to tell him that there was no way they would pay for his shoddy shipping practices.
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He used a flat rate priority mail box and packed it with the 300 pods in a plastic bag. The plastic bag tore and the box was damaged by the liquid.
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About 16 pods were damaged, but my concern was that all the rest of the pods were covered in laundry detergent. I asked the seller if the pods would start to dissolve now that they were wet, but he said only water effects them.
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I put the pods in a plastic container just in case he was lying. Next week I'll be catching up on my laundry time while the pods are still useable. I may have to report back if he doesn't send me some replacement pods like he said he would. To be continued...

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That's quite a pity. I hope everything will work out all right in the end.

That's quite a horror story as, I think, the washing fluid is sometimes poisonous if ingested. Still, you have sorted it out :)

Oh boy, what a mess! Such a pain when someone doesn't pack things well. I know the postal service and other shipping companies tend not to treat packages very carefully, but still as a seller you should know that and take care to make sure you are doing what you can on your end. I hope the others are alright so it's not all a big waste!

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Take him to the cleaners!

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