I was looking for Renaissance items to wear to the Renaissance Faire. I came across AllThingsRenaissance*com on EBay (that is his ebay name). I checked his feedback which was very good, and then I ordered a few leather goods.
His shipping and handling mentions that he may need 2 weeks, but I am patient. After nearly 4 weeks, I wrote him through EBay asking for any shipping information. I waited a couple days and received no answer. I wrote him again, asking again if he had any shipping information as I had ordered 3 weeks ago. Again he did not respond and after a couple days I wrote him again. On the 4th email, I told him if I did not get a response I was going to have to file a Paypal claim as the 30 days was one day away. Paypal only allows you 30 days to file a claim. No answer and I filed the claim October 8.
Paypal writes the seller several emails hoping to resolve the situation and he ignored Paypal, though he did sign on and leave me nasty feedback on Ebay calling me the WORST SELLER EVER. And that I made no attempt to resolve conflict. At this time, I had not left him feedback and we were still in the dispute resolution stage. I escalated it to a claim.
The seller sent a tracking number to Paypal to prove my claim was groundless. However, at that time he had not dropped the package off so the Post Office website said No such package. I wrote him back explaining that I was trying to rectify the conflict but he was not answering my email. As he had not yet mailed it, I wanted my money back. No response.
About a week later--6 wks after I paid by Paypal--I got my package. Of course it was too late by then. I no longer wanted it. I am still waiting on Paypal to resolve my claim but since then he has continued to leave me negative feedback calling me the WORST BUYER EVER. It is my only negative f/b for the last 2 years and was quite upsetting. I looked over his feedback and in the last couple months he has received tons of bad feedback. Right now, EBay has listed that he was 13 negative/neutral feedback and 46 positive. However reading those positives--many of them mention he ignored my emails, his shipping was very slow, or Paypal refunded my money. I don't consider that positive. He also has 6 mutually withdrawn from people who could not handle having their 100% positive f/b destroyed by a seller who never shipped their item. However just his negative/neutral feedback--that's 21% of his feedback has been bad in the last month alone.
He hasn't left a positive feedback to a SINGLE buyer since August.
If you don't file a Paypal claim, you never get your item or your money back. I'll try to edit this afterwards to mention if Paypal gives me my money back. However as if that is not bad enough--he sends emails in all caps yelling and calling names. So far I've been a dog, whiny, stupid, insolent (which I agree with as I don't have any respect for him or his company), a dolt, and several others.
However my request for a refund is what brings on this list of name calling. He has threatened me with legal action if I notify BetterBusinessBureau or other sites. However intimidation doesn't work with me.
If you are interested in SCA, LARP, theater, Renaissance Faires, or merely want Renaissance wear for Halloween, ALLTHINGSRENAISSANCE*COM has every intention of taking your money and pocketing it. If you deal with them, prepare to be called juvenile names. He goes by Robert the Hair and thinks he looks like Fabio. His site lists several other sites including PoetShirts.com and Ravenswood. I am not sure if he owns those sites or merely is friends with them--but beware when ordering Leather goods from Leather Mytics and All Things Renaissance.
Beaufort, North Carolina