Thursday, November 29, 2018

still not making this up

I'm glad you seemed to like my i am not making this up post, but I have an addendum.

I did find or think I found a adapter for my ring flash. It can be had via eBay from Illinois. Or so I thought.

I do have the tendency to not read the fine print. You see I thought it was coming from Illinois, but somehow, eBay decided that that should be my shipping address. Quite a mistake for a guy who lives in a whole different country.

In point of fact, it must come from China, so I notified them and asked if they could change the shipping address. Nope. Not possible. But they could cancel that order.

It's been days, and I haven't yet summoned the gumption to try again. I guess I have been rather hoping that the Canadian website of this company would begin to actually, you know, function properly. But after days, their contact page still doesn't actually contact, and there appears to be no other method. Click their email link, and it just reverts to that dead-end contact page. And round and round we go.

In the meantime, I have also tried to track said item closer to home via Amazon but without success (does this surprise anybody anymore?), so I will likely go through the rigmarole of  re-ordering it from China. But once I do, it will be put on a very slow boat and will more than likely take a month or two to get here. On top of that, Canada Post has been under rotating strikes, so who knows how that will play into the the actual delivery date?

PS: Now ordered. Might be delivered by the end of February. I still had to make sure to change my default shipping address from Marion Somebody in Illinois Somewhere to Me, Here.

12 comments:

Marie Smith said...

Comedy of errors! We went through something similar a while back, waited forever for a slow boat from China and the thing didn’t fit the camera in spite of assurances to the contrary. Such is the modern era.

Mage said...

What an unexpected adventure. I hope what happened to Marie doesn't happen to you. Do you have a good camera shop in the big city near you?

Joanne Noragon said...

Ah, yes, you did overlook the fine print that China is/will win the trade war. It will show up, sans installation instructions. I can't make this stuff up.

Should Fish More said...

Clearly you're a victim of someone who's cast a Voodoo spell on you. You'll have to get a bantam rooster and an axe or machete, and........

William Kendall said...

I had it back in the summer when a package that was supposed to be coming to me from Missouri somehow spent three weeks at a postal depot in Pennsylvania.

Tabor said...

I was trying to find some black vinegar...made in China...and it came from South Korea (via Amazon) and did take several weeks.

Haddock said...

The problem is when companies expand and become "global" then they forget the lesser mortals like us who brought them to that level in the first place.
Complains on line / feedback that does not work is the litmus test as to how that company works.

Vicki Lane said...

Oh, dear -- you seem to be under a hex of some sort. Perhaps you need a spot of exorcizing.

Thickethouse.wordpress said...

Crossing my fingers and wishing you better luck, faster luck, this time.

Mage said...

Even if the wait is until February, you will have a grand time if it works. Yes, I got the new Penny yesterday.

Jim Flack said...

I have a voodoo doll that you can borrow if you wish to cast a spell on the flash fairies!! It really works, too. I shoved a pin through it's heart once when I was truly miffed at a certain outlaw relative. That outlaw relative eventually succumbed to heart failure!! And I am not making this up!!!
I hope you finally get your lens flash and then you can display your craftsmanship with the camera to all of us. We eagerly await!

Jenn Jilks said...

You have a knack for making us laugh! Self-deprecating humour is the best.