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Tuesday, December 16, 2008

This is why I HATE swapping....

I know that a lot of people out there are swapping makeup on MUA. I was too....until I had my personal encounter with a swaplifter. For any of you who are interested, here's her link. Her username is 00september. This is a warning for anybody that was considering swapping with her.

I had a BNIB MAC Studio fix powder in NC30. She PM'ed me on 11/18/08 for it, and I wanted her Rollikin' paintpot and this China Glaze glow in the dark nail polish. I had more than 30 tokens, and she only had 14. Being stupid, I thought that it would be ok to send out at the same time. She received my end 3 days later, however I didn't receive hers. I messaged her after a week (11/26), and she was like "I thought you would've gottened it by today! OMG! I want to thank you b/c NC 30 is like my PERFECT match!" blah blah blah. Of course I was annoyed b/c as a general swapping rule, you are NOT supposed to use the products until BOTH ends received their stuff. So now my BNIB MAC is no longer BNIB anymore. So I wrote back, saying that " I thought we weren't supposed to use it" and she thought I was being rude....I was like O.o!!!

Anyways, after that I thought I will give it 2 weeks, still, no avail. Now I'm sure all of you that send stuff frequently know that it never take more than 1 week to ship domestically, so I KNOW that I weren't getting anything. I messaged her 3 times, asking her nicely, all of which went unanswered. So, I left her a negative token saying that the swap item was never received, blah blah. She replied and called me a liar and changed the positive token she left me previously into a negative one. By that point I was beyond livid. So I sent her this:

"I cannot believe you are doing this. You are such a liar and a thief! I don't want to argue with you anymore. If this issue is not resolved (such as you send out your end honestly this time OR send me back a BNIB MAC Studio Fix powder in NC30), I will file mail fraud against you and report you to swaptawk. Mind you again, that mail fraud is a felony charge. Be warned.

I saved every single email I got from you, so I can prove everything (like you received my end). Also, my local PO can prove that I have not gotten a package from you. You better fix this soon."

To which, she applied:
"First of all, I dont like that tone youre using. And I did not lie about anything, nor am I thief, just for you information I stopped using that product once you told me that you arent supposed to use them until both people got both ends. And I would be very willing to send back your end, but the way you are telling me what to do makes me not want to, Im not saying Im not going to, but thats just how I feel. Plus, I already had your end back into a package, so maybe you should calm down. Dont threaten me. You have to see it from my side also, everyone that I sent packages out to got them, I sent yours the same day, dont you think it would sound like a lie if only ONE person claimed not to get it? Anyhow, I know you will be getting my end... and Im really not sure if you would sent out MY end back to me. How about this? If you dont get my end within a week, I'll send you back your end. Sounds fair to me. Honestly, why would I want a negative token on my page? Its not like all of a sudden Im going to turn into a swaplifter."

Sure, I wrote back:
"Again, I have more tokens than you, and they are all 100%, so if you want to go "I've got all positive tokens, so I'm not lying" route, everyone can. Also, just b/c you stopped using the product, it does NOT mean that the product is still BNIB. It is now USED. I need the BRAND NEW one back. I'm REALLY not expecting to receive your package within a week if, as you claimed, the products were sent almost a month ago. It is from my experience, both as a swapper and a seller, that if the product is shipped domestically with USPS, it takes at most 1 week to receive. As I recall, it took you 3 days to receive my end. It takes at most 2 weeks for UPS/DHL to deliver. There is NO postal service that takes more than 1 MONTH to ship the products.

I didn't want to sound rude. Since the very beginning, I've tried to contact you and message you, most went unanswered. As time passed, I went increasingly frustrated, this is the most ridiculous swap I've ever done. The last 3 messages I sent requesting you to send me back the product were ignored. You only answered because I "threatened" to file charges. I have not received anything, so I don't have anything to send back to you. The fact that I didn't receive anything can be backed by my landlord, roommate, and the mail person.

Most of all, I can not believe that you had the guts to change the token. You lied and you made ME sound like the bad guy, what is WRONG with you? I did everything right and sent out my end and you received it, now just b/c I'm going to file mail fraud charges (which I should b/c it is almost certain that you didn't send out your end (b/c I even went back and checked to see if I gave you the wrong address, I didn't) since it's been a month) you changed the token. This is not how swap works, young girl."

The above situation happened on 12/7/08. Now fast forward til today, 12/16. I received her pacakge. Noticed anything interesting?



YES! THE POST MARKED DAY SAYS 12/12!! Now she used USPS, and I used USPS. I LOVE USPS b/c they NEVER mess up on my mails.

So I wrote to her:
"Received the package today. BTW, love how you said you sent the package a month ago and the package is post marked 12/12."

And this is what I found hilarious! Her reply:
"You know what, I'll have a go at anyone who calls me a liar. BTW, the LOVE how you decided to be a fucking bitch about all this. Do you actually think I fuckin' lied about when I sent that package out?! WHY THE FUCK WOULD I DO THAT???????? Im so tired of your shit. I sent that package out a month ago, like its my fault if it got lost somewhere. Youre a stupid bitch. We BOTH know youre just to much of a fuckin coward to admit you were wrong because you said all that nasty stuff to me. have a nice life."

To which, I applied:
"Seriously? I will send you a picture. You are a liar, and a FAILED thief. You can't even steal shit right. We both know that you only mailed out the stuff AFTER I said that I will report you to the cops. I'm not nasty because I only go after people who try to take stuff away from me. You are a criminal and you want to make everyone else miserable.

No, I don't think PO messed it up, b/c the package matched our last conversation, which happened on the 7th. It's my belief that you wanted to fake me out and lied to me and said that you sent out the package, hoping that I would just give up (b/c you are a pathetic low life). Of course, I didn't, and you got scared b/c I said I would report you to the police. Then, you sent out the package and claimed that I'm lying. The pacakge doesn't just "get lost" and reappear 1 MONTH later for no reason, plus, the POST MARKED day is 12/12. Like I told you before, it doesn't take 1 month for the PO to mail something.

You are tired of MY shit?! Are you for real? I've tried to be nice and polite for so many times, all the messages went unanswered, then I became frustrated. You think you can just take advantage of me just because I'm nice? WRONG! I will send you a picture in a sec. Then you tell ME who's the stupid one."

So yeah, if you decided to swap on MUA, DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT swap with 00september. Apparently I'm not the only one whose stuff she wanted to steal. This MUA user kimk also got swaplifted by her. Once again, DO NOT swap with her.

Rant over. Peace!
Tao

64 comments:

Tina Marie Online said...

WOW.. that is some crazy sh*t. You did the right thing and you handled it well. The nerve of her! I hope she rots in hell =X

Lily said...

there is waaaaaay too much drama on makeup alley. i haven't swapped on there in a while... sorry you had such a lame swapper lol

Anonymous said...

Tao, why are you wasting your time with this person..
Just leave it..you don't have to repeat to her that she's a thief, she already knows it..

Now that she's sent you her package..just let it be..

iamgrape1119 said...

To Anonymous: Why are you on her side? I don't think you would be this calm if someone tried to take advantage of YOU. People don't get away with attempted murder, why should they get away with attempted stealing?

Anonymous said...

What a sick sick person! arghhh...hope this will never happen to you again girl!

Christina said...

haha wow she's so stupid

Askmewhats said...

OH MY Goodness, I can't believe there are people like her!!! Girl! I am so proud of you, you handled everything well and you got the proofs!!! Thanks for letting us know!

EbeautyBlog.com said...

Yep! That's the reason why I don't swap. I've heard too many bad experiences and I'm not gonna enter myself into that route. No. Thank you.

You've handled it well!!! Thank you for letting us know.

ilovewendydarling said...

I hate people that tamper with mail! Such a low life. It's not like she wasn't benefiting from this swap. Obviously she had no idea what trading is. Indian giver:(


I'm so glad that you got your end though:) You are one tough cookie pretty lady<3

LadyJane said...

Eek!! I HATE being taken advantage of. I'm glad you got your stuff in the end girl :)

Roxy said...

OMG! i got soo mad reading that post! ugh i'm glad you got your stuff though I didn't know that you could really report that to the police! I don't really like swapping either I'd rather buy & sell haha

omg even this anonymous comment is pissing me off! if she sent her shit like she said she would you wouldn't have to have done all of this haha your'e just trying to help out other bloggers like myself who might swap with her later!

Christiana Divine @ Memoirs of A Shopping Addict said...

that fuckn' sucks. :( at least you eventually got your products but i still see how it's the principle behind the matter & that bitch should have kept her end up the deal up without the delay AND lying about it. whatta retard... it was postmarked by the post office when it was mailed out & she's still denying it? LOLOL.

the person that swaplifted me on makeupalley deleted their account 2 or 3 days after i mailed their shit out... pretty fucked up. i didn't even get to bitch at her. >=( LOL.

shasta said...

Oh wow, I never knew people could be like that... Good thing you finally got your stuff.

Hope that never happens to us bloggers ever. :(

CCS said...

Kudos to you for calling her bluff! And thank you for the heads up about this swaplifter. You are one ballsy dame! :)))

Anonymous said...

Swaplifters suck!!!

I was a regular swapper on MUA for a long time until some @*#&@^)! swaplifter me for items that were BNIB.

Only takes 1 bad (*@#&^ to ruin it for me..BAH!!

bosscakes said...

Hey Tao,

I've been reading your blog for a long time now, but I am commenting for the first time because your post is so sad! I can almost feel your frustration. Your story has totally scared my away from swapping, though there are many similar tales. All in all, feel better! I really enjoy your blog and posts.

心。葵 @ plue said...

oh dearie, sorry to hear what has happen. she sure is a meanie!

gosh, i don't think i will ever wanna swap in MUA. horrible! >_<

MakeupByRenRen said...

OMG thanks for that...ppl are crazy out there, yikes! i hate how us hardworking honest ppl always get "shi$&ed" on...i'm glad you stood up for yourself and got your stuff!

Anonymous said...

I think you did the right thing and handled it very well.
I hope she doesn't swaplift again.
Hopefully you taught her a lesson.
You're a very smart girl and I can't believe she tried that on you.

Kimberly Tia said...

good lord tao -- what a nightmare!!!

but you know what -- you held your ground, you had all your proof..and that broad got owned.

i was always fearful of swaps for that very reason, being screwed (knock on wood) Ive been pretty lucky.

I'm sorry you had to go thru that. GRRR

Vanessa M. said...

geeez louis!!! sorry hunny, thats why i like to swap w fellow bloggers cuz ive heard too many horror stories about MUA... at least you got it! good thing you haggled her tao-baby!

AnneNguyen said...

wtf is wrong with this girl??? ARGH.. stupid thief and liar!! i feel for you girl! and that other wierdo with the "anonymous" comment pisses me off.. ♥

itsliz89 said...

Reading this makes me angry. She somehow miraculously traveled to the future and was able to purchase a shipping label on December 12th... Postmarks are very reliable indicators and used in situations like applying for school, scholarships, and such. I'd like to see what Harvard would say when someone tries to convince the office of admissions that they made the deadline with something that is postmarked after it... NOPE!

Titty said...

Hey Tao,

I was really upset when I was reading this. I felt like that girl totally messed with the wrong person, hahaha.

You are smart and took care of this retard.

I have never swapped on MUA because of all the horror stories. (Poor Christiana, etc.) I just prefer to avoid if all possible.

By the way, you should have told me, I live about 30 minutes away from a CCO and they have a bunch of Rollickin' paint pots in stock!!

And since this week is finals, I could've picked it up for you next week. I bet you would've gotten it faster and with less hassle than 00september Hahaha.

How does it make you feel to use the paint pot now? Will your blood boil every time you use it?

Chrysee. said...

wow what a dumb *itch. i've been wanting to swap but i hear so many bad stories eek.

mayaari said...

ugh - that sucks that you had to go through that, but you handled the situation well. I can't believe she claimed it was mailed a month ago with a postmark clearly showing 12/12! Stuff like this makes me stay away from swapping anything on MUA...I'd rather swap with bloggers that I actually interact with.

at least you were able to finally get the stuff that you originally wanted =T

fuzkittie said...

LOL, what a dumb shit, a failure at what she should be doing best in life. Hahaha. Well.. sorry you went through all that trouble and frustration!

cheryl said...

what a DISHONEST person! the most important thing is u've warned all of us, good job Tao!

echoli said...

That's just sick. You'll always be surprised how shameless ppl can be. I'm glad you got your package after all the fuss and you are warning everyone to stay away from her. Gosh... she was truly a b*tch.... She'll get what she deserves.

saskurauchiruno said...

oh my gawd, what a bitch, I searched her up and then she said you "harassed" her and I was like...wtf o.O' if someone tried to steal my stuff, I'd "harass" them too. I'm not going to let anyone step all over me

anywhos, don't listen to anonymous, its your blog, you rant about what you like when you like and how you like.
hell you can rant about how a chip that you ate 3 years ago tasted like beer if you want

ps u should like send her a live cockroach or something they can make it through a nuclear war,then they can handle the bashing and smashing in the usps and scare the shit out of her lol

BekIsMyBFF~Sarah said...

Woow... crazy scenario. Glad you eventually received the MUA swap. oxox

nana said...

OMG WHAT A FUCKING BITCH. THE NERVE!! and she had the nerve to do it again. i gotta keep in mind about prosecuting people with mail fraud if i ever get a swapper like that. thanks tao!

hazel said...

that girl just got scared... you got all the evidence... she will get her bad karma...

Denishabeybeh said...

oh God.
is she normal?
the nerve of that girl.

Kanita said...

what a bitch. I could never do the whole swap thing, it would be too stressful for me to worry about people stealing like that. Also, what if they messed with the product they sent you after you had a disagreement with them. I would have been just as upset you, but I am sorry that you wasted your time on someone so worthless.

(( K@Y )) said...

That's a mess to go through all that trouble just to get something. Glad things went well in the end.

jeeyun said...

anonymous is definitely that girl, or just retarded. The girl was a thief, but what made me SUPER PISSED for you was when she started cursing up a storm? WTF? How dare she say all the fuck you you fuckign bitch to you after SHE tried to swaplift you? What absolute rubbish, i hope she rots in hell as well ^^

Fififaraday said...

Wow, that sucks. That girl is plain stupid!
better luck next time,Tao.

Anonymous said...

WOW. i would be ssosososoo pissed if i were in your shoes. it's good you didn't resort to excessive swearing and slander like she did. it was so rude of her to say all those horrible things, i'll certainly steer clear of her on mua.

i actually had an experience of my own, certainly not bad like yours but still a little iffy.

okay. well, i only have 11 tokens on MUA (all positive). during my most recent swap, the other person who has four times more tokens than i do, claimed to never have received the benefit high beam which i sent off in exchange for an anna sui lipstick. anyway, i sent my end first being relatively new to MUA swaps and having less tokens. i literally sent it off an hour after we had confirmed the swap and it cost me AUD$10.80. once a week passed, i messaged her..thinking it was strange that she hadn't mailed me yet. i assumed that packages that are sent off to the philippines would arrive within a week since aus and the philippines aren't located too far from one another (plus i've swapped with ppl in the UK/US before and they all received their products in a week) but she told me she had yet to receive it. she also mentioned that it could take up to two or three weeks. i was patient but a little worried. once another week had passed, i messaged her again and she reassured me that it'd arrive and that the postal services over there weren't too efficient but there was nothing to be worried about. it's funny how i was more worried than she was. anyway, so i waited. three weeks after i had posted benefit high beam, she messaged me and told me that she now believes it may be lost. i apologised, telling her that i wasnt able to send the product via insured/trackable mail because it'd cost me $20 all up so we couldn't track it or anything. i made an enquiry at my local post office though, and they gave me a form but first, i had to obtain an array of personal details from the other swapper in order to be able to complete the form. that went well and i submitted the form. a fortnight later, i received a letter from australia post and they said there was absolutely nothing they could do as the package wasn't insured nor did it have the delivery confirmation/tracking number option. i informed the lady i was swapping with on what they said, typing up the letter word for word. she was like 'ohhh that's a shame' and said she'd send me the anna sui lipstick regardless. a week later, i received it and i thanked her but i felt terrible. i asked if there was anything else she'd like considering she never received the benefit high beam and it was unfair that i had received my end when she had not. she requested the BN shiseido majolica majorca lash expander mascara from my swap list. i sent that off soon after and a week later, she messaged me confirming that she had received it. i was so glad.
but what REALLY annoyed me was the token she left. yes, she left a positive token but with a measly comment. 'nice swap'.

?!?! what the HELL. i went through so much trouble trying to find out what had happened to the first package, and i spent over $20 on postage costs as it cost me another $10.80 for the second package. furthermore, my high beam is god knows where and the BN shiseido mascara is no longer in my possession. i did my best to make sure she'd be satisfied and the value of this swap on my part was $85+ which is twice or maybe three times as much than what she'd have spent on both postage costs and the lipstick itself. she didn't seem grateful at all! the entire process took two months and i apologised profusely. not only did i apologise, i made amends. the nerve of some people!! i expected a little more gratitude than what i was given. ARGH !!!

gosh, i went on a tangent lol. i am sorry that you had this very unpleasant experience though. kudos to you for handling it in a rational and mature manner. :)

xphoebelinax said...

omgg what a bad experience! i would be livid if i was you... i'm not as poised as you in those situations.. i would just go off! so glad you got your stuff in the end though! :)

whit3amuka said...

wow that is so messed up!!! i'm sorry that you have to go through that and thought that you handled it perfectly :D

Anonymous said...

is it even safe to use what this person sent you?

Anonymous said...

hi Tao, for safety reason, you should erase your address using black marker otherwise, everyone knows where you live,.. unless you don't mind~

Aimea said...

I agree with anonymous...there are some crazies out there and having your address up like that is not a good idea...

Nanzy said...

bahahahaha on that 12/12.

I don't mean to laugh at this situation, I know how frustrating it is to have to deal with a frickin swaplifter. but she's so dumb to do such things, doesn't she know P.O always record WHEN you mail your shit? so yeah, that's a dumb dumb dubidum on her parts.

Glad you got your package, Tao!

Anonymous said...

omg! unbelievable! you should def file charges so she would think twice before doing it again.

Kimberly Tia said...

oh goodness! the pow wow was really sooo much fun! you really gotta get your butt our from FL and come to CALI and play!! =)

and yes, by far girl japanese magazines are so much more "asian friendly" for us gals, at least there's makeup products that we can relate to with our varying skin tones, as opposed to american magazines limiting us.
but asian mags are TERRIBLY addicting and expensive... i have 60 magazines to date...and they never get old each time i flip thru them on a rain day! ^_^

cheryl said...

hey it's so true that having your favourite food lifts your mood! in fact i'm gonna have sushi today for lunch lol... happy holidays tao!

Dayana S said...

Wow, she's really crazy. I totally agree with u...

waheva said...

hey i saw your videos on youtube and decided to drop by your blog :)

lol this actually happened to my brother once, but it was about shoes. that guy send the package right after my brother said that he was gonna call the cops on him. it took about two months. oh wells, at least he got his stuff, but the thing is my brother didnt leave him a negative feedback...which i think was really dumb. hopefully this wont happen to you again!

-waheva

Anonymous said...

LOL I love her reply to your negative token

"She claims to never have gotten my end, and after all her harassing e-mails today she sent me an e-mail saying she got her end., (((((((but i lied about when i sent it.))))) i dont reccomend swapping with her."

ec said...

OMG I am SO proud of you for not tolerating her CRAP. She only flipped out because you totally called her out on everything, and I'm glad you published this to save others from having the same NIGHTMARE!

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Vanessa M. said...

happy 2009!!!

XRocksmama said...

Hi, I just found your blog and love it :) Sorry for what you'd been through but at least you got the stuff in the end. I just start swapping stuff on MUA recently and had some complication,too. Thanks for letting us know about the thief.

michelle said...

oh wow. that's terrible :O I recently started swapping on MUA and I hope I don't have any problems like that. I'm worried that something I send may get stuck in the mail and they'll think I'm swaplifting :\

Mama Laura said...

What a crazy b*tch! Thanks for the warning!

jen621 said...

I was burned as well, and i am hoping that my item is sent just like yours, you gave me the inspiration to go ahead and threaten this girl with police action if she doesn't mail it out.

I wrote about what happened on my blog as well.

Sher said...

that sucks! I almost had a bad experience and thats when I was told to join swaptalk. Its been sooo helpful! Now I search user's names to check if there have been any problems regarding that user. You should join and let people know what happened to you so that it doesnt happen again :)
unfortunately not all swaplifters are reported on swaptalk.
have a look http://swaptawk.blogspot.com/2008/07/swaptawk-is-membership-only-community.html
they go through specific rules though but since you had touble with someone they will for sure accept your request, just let them know in the email you send! goodluck :)

suvida said...

I just know today that I faced swaplift as well.
Her name is NiikiiBabbii, famous as a swaplifter.
She stole my MAC dazzleglass in Sugarimmed, big size. Feel terribly bad now.

pls see this http://www.makeupalley.com/swap/detail.asp/sid=5544896/

Kathy

Anonymous said...

awesome.. i love that you stood up to her

XxReciaxX said...

that bitch!
don't even worry about people like her! she's gonna have some serious bad karma coming her way...

Anonymous said...

i love reading stories like this and to see what people do about it. thanks, this was actually inspirational to me. now i know what to do if someone tries to screw me over online :)

Anonymous said...

Wow, and that's really poor shipping of her too. A plastic bag? Hm.