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!