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I refunded my ebay buyer

Apr42013
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Bah, I am 40 quid out of pocket after my ebay buyer claimed the sky+ box did not arrive. I have learned a lesson, never ever send anything out without proof of postage, ideally recorded or registered. If I'd done that I'd be protected by paypal, but without it I don't have a leg to stand on. I can chase it up with the post office but I don't have any faith in them at the best of times. Still smarting that my mothers day card got held up for having not enough postage despite having a first class (60p) stamp on it. They said it was oversize, but am I really the type to splash out on a big flashy card?

At the other end of the scale, I bought an electronics component today, a pair of eyes for my robot butler. I could not resist the price, £1.67 including postage coming all the way from China. My mothers day card cost more than that to get from here to Hampshire.

I must stop looking up arduino on ebay though there are so many great kits and components out there, either new and just bargainous and fascinating, or for resale because someone has given up / changed their mind / achieved what they wanted and moved on...

Glossary:

arduino: arduino is open source hardware prototyping, it's how I do my diy electronics
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Paul Clarke's - I live and work in Hythe near Folkestone, Kent. married to Clare and father to Harry and Tommy, I am a software engineer, and I do js, nodejs, php, and ruby. I like Folkestone Gerald, pubbing, restaurants, home automation and other diy jiggery-pokery, history, genealogy, TV, popbitch, squirrels, pirates ☠, and time travel...

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