Monday, May 17, 2010
God it's been a while since the last time I log into my blog, too much things going on. Between moving to our new nest, new job etc. Boy I miss blogging lol.
About the purse, I got my money back but boy it took me a while.
It's always a good idea that when you return an item make sure you send it requesting for a signature that way they cant deny that they didn't receive the returned item. Take pictures or make a video of the item before you ship it because trust me they will lie to you. O the tag wasnt there, the card wasnt there bla bla bla.
Dont go to a war without enough bullets you know.
I hope eveyone is doing fine...
Friday, June 12, 2009
Just a quick update. I received a personal check from the seller yesterday 6/11/2009.
Not really what I want him to do but whatever.... all I want is to get refunded. I hope the check will not bounce that's the last thing I want to happened. Wish me luck....
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
So yeah, I returned the item to the seller and after 3 or 4 days I received an e-mail from him...
JUST RECEIVED THE PURSE. I CANNOT REFUND ANY MONEY BECAUSE YOU DID NOT
RETURN THE AUTHENTICITY SLIP THAT WAS WRAPPED AROUND THE HANDLE. SEND THAT
TO ME AND I WILL GLADLY REFUND ...
So I replied to him "the you so called authenticity card that wrapped around the handle was in there." I returned it together with the purse and dust bag. I even took pictures of it the night before I went to the post office and on the day when I was in the post office. I took pictures of the purse showing the authenticity tag, the dust bag and before I put the purse inside the mail box because I know this is coming. So don't tell me it's not in there. Not even 2 minutes I received another e-mail from the seller saying...
the authenticity slip that was wrapped around the handle is not in the
purse. i turned it inside out and no slip. anyway i will refund to you minus the
I HAVE ALREADY PUT A CHECK IN THE MAIL FOR YOU,WHICH YOU SHOULD
RECEIVE BY WED. OR THURS. PLEASE DO NOT WORRY....IT'S AUTHENTIC
I am documenting everything and I did...
I will keep you posted....
Monday, June 8, 2009
Yes, I contacted the seller telling him that I am going to return the item. He wasn't happy at all and insisted the the purse was authentic. I told him that per your add " money back if not entirely satisfied" so that's why I'm returning it to you.
Then he said return the purse to this address:
IF YOU HAVE THE AUTHENTICITY BAND WITH THE BAG AND YOU DECIDE TO SEND IT
BACK....SEND IT TO....MYHOPE...45 LAFAYETTE RD. #250 NORTH HAMPTON,N.H. 03862
I have that what he so called authenticity band but what makes me wonder was, when I received the package the address was CA not NH. So I searched the address that he gave me and it shows me these websites :
And when I checked back the sellers profile he did put that he has been doing business with that company. And so I sent an e-mail to the seller asking him why in NH when your address is CA? Then he replied....
YES...SEND IT TO THE ADDRESS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE. THEY ARE AN OFFICIALI already made it clear to him that per his add " money back if not entirely satisfied" and I didn't' mention to him that I returned the purse because I myself found out that it's not authentic, I wasn't very happy with the purse plain and simple.
CERTIFIED DISTRIBUTOR OF BURBERRY HANDBAGS. THEY WILL BE HAPPY TO KNOW
THAT THEIR AUTHENTIC HANDBAG IS NOT AUTHENTIC. BILL MCCONNELL
So I mailed back the purse to the seller, complete dust bag and the tag or the he so called authenticity band. And I noticed that in his e-mails to me he keep mentioning return the purse with the authenticity band which I already mentioned to him that I have it but what I'm asking was the authenticity card that he mentioned to his add. As far as I know there is a difference between authenticity card and a tag ( he called that authenticity band).
Just an FYI, I contacted my credit card company and per our conversation I should give the seller time to refund me and if he doesn't cooperate then that's the time I open a dispute with them...
Anyway, I will keep you posted..
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Yes I did it again! I bought an item in e-bay and paid it right away. Actually the item was on
" buy it now or best offer". I tried to give my best offer starting from $50 off the asking price until I reach the maximum. I really like the item I thought it was a good gift for my self. I contacted the seller asking if he would accept $___ for the item. We sent e-mails back and forth trying to figure out what should I do since I reached the maximum for best offer option. Then he sent me another e-mail : I copy and paste his message....
OK...YOU WILL HAVE TO TRUST ME ON THIS. I HAVE A 100% POSITIVE FEEDBACK AND
I AM NOT GOING TO JEAPORDIZE ITIN ANY WAYWHAT YOU DO IS TO PAY THE FULL AMOUNT
OF $377.00. THAT WAY THE ITEM IS SOLD AND THE MONEY IS IN MY ACCOUNT.
IMMEDIATELY AFTER IT IS O.K'D I WILL GET ON PAYPAL AND REFUND YOU THE $17.00.
THAT WAY YOU ARE GETTING THE BAG FOR WHAT YOU WANTED IT. GO FOR IT.
So I did click the buy it now and not even 5 minutes I got a $17 refund from the seller. I was impress. I was very excited for the item and it finally arrived after 3 days of waiting. I ripped the box right away and was shaking when I saw the item. I paid almost $400 for this and I wasn't impressed. I also noticed that in his add it says this purse comes with a dust bag and authenticity card but there is no authenticity card but a tag. I contacted the seller asking for the card and he replied
HI. TYHANKS FOR YOUR COMCERN. I HOPE YOU DID NOT CUT THE PLASTIC BAND IFF
THE HANDLE AND THROW IT AWAY. THAT WAS YOUR AUTHENTICITY CARD FOR THAT BAG. THE
NUMBERS ON THE TAG CAN BE VERIFIED AS A AUTHENTIC BAG. THANKS AGAIN FOR YOU
Yes the tag was there but as far as I know Authenticity card and tag is different. One reason why I go ahead and bought the purse is that in his add he said authenticity card inlcuded but like I said there's no authenticity card only tag. I showed it to some of my friends and they said this purse is not real, it's a replica. But hey, I said to my self you are not a purse specialist so what do you know.
I contacted the seller I told him the reason why I did not leave you a feedback yet is because 3 of my friends told me that the purse is not real. Then I was thinking, I don't want to pay this much and then I am not impressed and have doubts with the purse. I really felt bad to be honest I expected too much for the purse but it didn't turned out the way I expected it to be. I contacted the seller again and told him that I am going to return the item.
I will keep you posted for the update of this....I have a feeling that this is going to be a long process whether I get refunded or not, that I don't know. I'll post any updates here in my blog so that other e-bay users will be aware...
Monday, May 18, 2009
JANELAZE Hunt could end up losing her green card if proven that she lied to US authorities about her having a daughter when she applied for a visa and subsequently, a permanant resident status.Bureau of Immigration director for northern Mindanao Florentino Diputado said the US government ‘‘is very strict when it comes to immigration laws.’’He said lying to US immigration authorities about not having a child could mean serious consequences on one’s status as a green card holder.‘‘If it can be proven that Janelaze violated their law, then there’s a chance she would be deported,’’ Diputado said.A message posted by Mrs. Hunt on a ‘‘Yahoo Answers’’ page a year ago suggests that she denied that she had a daughter and lied to her husband, the late Thomas J. Hunt, about it apparently just to be able to go and stay in the US.Diputado said he believed that the Hunt affair was an ‘‘isolated case.’’‘‘Filipino women are generally very caring and loving to their husbands, be they foreigner or not,’’ said Diputado. ‘‘Filipino women are good wives.”Diputado said there were also times when Filipino wives complained to the bureau about alleged abuses. He said there were actual cases Filipino wives who went to the immigration bureau here to complain because they were handled roughly by their expat-husbands.The ‘‘usual reason,’’ according to Diputado, for the alleged abuses: jealousy. He said he advised the complaining wives to press charges.‘‘But things got patched up right away... Complaining wives normally do not come back to the office,’’ said Diputado. But generally, expatriates here have good relationships with their Filipino wives, he said.
JANELAZE Hunt's question in YAHOO ANSWER...
Is there any chance to get my daughter even i denied her in USCIS..Im still
Hello Mr. Garfunkil,i came her in US for fiancee visa last
2005 of Dec.10th..Right now i already pass my removal of status to become a
greencard.My big problems is i denied in immigration that i have daughter so
right now my husband know already everything about my past which he accept me
with all his heart ,so right now ?Our problems is do we have a chance to
petition my daughter to come here in US shes still 4 years old right is
immigration wont bother this case?Can u help me for this case or can u give me a
advice what we gonna supposed to do,while right now im still waiting for my
greencard coz i just file last Feb.19,2008 this year?please can u give me
advaice what can we do for this situation hoping for ur good help & what can
we do for this status which i denied my daughter..Is there any chance that she
can still come her with us? Janelaze R. Hunt from
THE poor American septuagenarian was alone even in death.
Thomas J. Hunta’s body has been at the Cosmopolitan Funeral Homes since April 27, and the people running the place say they do not know what to do with his remains.
Inside one of Cosmopolitana’s ”˜”˜chapelsa’a’ on Capistrano Street is Hunta’s white casket. The coffin is a bit expensive but the ”˜”˜chapela’a’ where Hunta’s body lies in state is considered the cheapest facility Cosmopolitan can offer.
The dead American, who lost a lot of weight judging from his loose skin, is clad in a cheap white office Barong. Around the Baptista’s hands, ironically, is a Catholic rosary.
Yesterday morning, the seats were all empty; there was literally no living thing inside that ”˜”˜chapel.a’a’
”˜”˜They say the interment will be on Saturday,a’a’ said a Cosmopolitan executive as he pointed to a whiteboard that showed that workers were supposed to bring Mr. Hunta’s body to a cemetery tomorrow.
”˜”˜But quite frankly, I really dona’t know. Until now, no payment has been made… not a single centavo. And the wife is not here.a’a’
Workers at Cosmopolitan said the facility where the body of the American lies in state has been unattended most of the time.
”˜”˜Ita’s like he was abandoned, technically speaking,a’a’ said one executive.
Just outside the ”˜”˜chapel,a’a’ a woman who identified herself only as Inday was playing solitaire.
”˜”˜Ia’m their neighbor and I was just asked to watch,a’a’ Inday told The Gold Star Daily in the vernacular. ”˜”˜They just went out to buy something.a’a’
Asked if she knew where Hunta’s widow was, Inday replied: ”˜”˜She was here last night.a’a’
For some reason, the widow, unknown to Inday, is still in the US. Inday bumbled when she was asked if she knew that.
”˜”˜Ita’s because they know me but I dona’t know them that well, really,a’a’ she spoke haltingly.
Hunt, 72, was married to the former Janelaze Songcuya, a woman who could have passed off as his granddaughter.
Elmer Zink, who claims to be living about 30 miles from where the widow is living right now, said the Hunts had decided to move to Cagayan de Oro in May last year, a month after the American retired from an establishment called Hoppstettera’s Office Products.
Zink said the Hunts went bankrupt and lost their home in Yuma, Arizona. Without elaborating, Zink blamed the woman for the bankruptcy.
”˜”˜In May 2008, she convinced him to go on ahead of her to Cagayan de Oro, and she would follow as soon as she received her permanent green card or extension on her two-year green card,a’a’ said Zink.
Mr. Hunt flew to Cagayan de Oro but his wife never came. Instead, according to Zink, Mrs. Hunt went to live in Fairfax, Virginia”“”“allegedly with a boyfriend.
Hunta’s widow, said to be working as a saleslady at a Macya’s branch in Virginia, could not be reached for comment at presstime. But she told YumaSun.com earlier that she did not follow her husband here because ”˜”˜they could not afford two round trip tickets.a’a’
When YumaSun pressed for further explanation, she said the reason was between her and her husband. She also said she wanted to bring her husband back to the US but she had no money.
Expat Mike Farrell told The Gold Star Daily Hunt and Janelaze stumbled on each other via the Internet.
In 2005, the American brought his then fiancA©e, to Yuma, Arizona, said a relative of the widowa’s.
Janelazea’s aunt, Grace Songcuya, said the couple had planned to settle here for good. “Thomas realized that he was only getting a pension thata’s a meager amount in the States so he decided to come here ahead of his wife.”
Songcuya said Hunt stayed with her family in Barangay Consolacion for almost a year.
“We treated him like he was a member of the family. He told us, smiling, that he was very satisfied here unlike in Yuma where he had no family,” Songcuya said.
While in Cagayan de Oro, Hunt had very little money because he entrusted his monthly social security pension of US$1 thousand to Janelaze, Farrell said. ”˜”˜He was that in love with her.a’a’
Zink, who lives south of Baltimore, Maryland, corroborated this in an e-mail: ”˜”˜Mr. Hunta’s (social security pension of) $1000/month [was] deposited to his American bank account monthly… The wife had debit card and used some of his SS money for her while he was in Cagayan de Oro. She denies this, but he had very little money… and she has also never showed me the bank statements.a’a’
Janelaze confirmed to the YumaSun that Hunt was receiving a US$1-thousand monthly pension that was deposited to their joint bank account. Because Hunt was ill, she said, her family members in Cagayan de Oro were granted access to the account.
Zink said that when Hunt arrived in the city last year, he stayed at a hotel but later moved in with Janelazea’s parents because he was running out of cash. Subsequently, he said, Hunt lived with the family of Janelazea’s sister ”˜”˜who had a house with dirt floor.a’a’Hunt, according to Zink, became ill when continuous heavy rains battered the city last January. The American was a diabetic and ”˜”˜[he] didna’t have enough money for his insulin.a’a’
The YumaSun quoted Hunta’s stepson Ted Hammon of Phoenix as saying that Hunt had brain tumor and suffered from complications due to diabetes.
The American became delirious and was rushed to the Polymedic General Hospital on Velez Street where he was confined since Jan. 29.
Songcuya, Janelazea’s aunt, said the hospital bills reached P570,665.95. No payment has been made at presstime and that means no death certificate can be issued. Without a death certificate, Hunt cannot be laid to rest, legally.
Hunta’s widow also owes Cosmopolitan some P45 thousand for its services, including a five-day use of its facilities. After five days, Cosmopolitan charges ”˜”˜overstaying customersa’a’ on a daily basis.While in the hospital, very little was done for Hunt until a doctor informed expats in the city that there was an American in Polymedic who had no visitors for a month, according to Zink.
Farrell said the expats met and soon, their wives started raising funds for Hunt. He said the group spent nearly P100 thousand for medicines.
”˜”˜They were getting small donations. They were not much… some gave $50, others gave $200 ,a’a’ said Farrell.
But Janelazea’s aunt Grace, who works in a local court, was unhappy with the expats and their wives, said Farrell. He said the women were later accused of using Hunt for unauthorized solicitations, and the women were driven away when they went to Cosmopolitan for the wake.
Songcuya, according to Farrell, threatened to sue the group. He said she also ”˜”˜ordereda’a’ one of the expats to see her as if she had the authority.
”˜”˜They helped a lot and that was what they got,a’a’ said Farrell.Now, said Farrell, the widow wants the expats and their wives to shoulder the medical and funeral expenses because ”˜”˜she says she doesna’t have money.a’a’
Out of the blue, Songcuya said, came the group of Filipino women in Cagayan de Oro who are married to expats.
“I was surprised [and questioned] the motive of this group. Who are they to interfere with our affairs?” asked Songcuya.
She said the group called ”˜”˜Expatsa’ Ladies Charitiesa’a’ solicited funds here and abroad supposedly to pay the hospital bills, and wake and burial expenses.
“But we or Polymedic or Cosmopolitan never received a single centavo from this group,” Songcuya said.
She said the group needs to account for the funds.