Quick Egg Selling Rant....

Whitehouse Quail

Songster
10 Years
Jul 1, 2009
1,944
7
161
Michigan
Sorry, but this is just bugging me! (Not directed at anyone on BYC.)

Do you ever have a customer that will not let anything go? This guy bought a pre order, and I told him a projected ship date. I then emailed him two weeks before my projection and pushed it out indefintely, as our weather was not facilitating laying in the quail barn, if you catch my drift. He says okay. Earlier this week, I receive an email asking what my excuse is going to be for not shipping them out. I sucked it up and took it, but it still made me a little frustrated! I've not been making excuses, I've been telling the truth and never making promises I couldn't keep. He views it as me being a shoddy seller, trying to screw him over. Ugh!

Thanks for letting me rant, no one else in my county understands why egg selling is such a finicky business.
 

BarnChick

Songster
8 Years
Apr 28, 2011
287
1
111
Spirit Lake
so tell him that if he wants his eggs quicker, he can lay them himself.


but no, really, thats too bad that he doesn't understand it takes time and the right conditions to lay. Sorry
 

Dipsy Doodle Doo

ODD BIRD
13 Years
Jan 11, 2007
7,178
78
306
Aiken, South Carolina 29801
My Coop
Hi! That would be a simple one for me. *I* would refund his payment and tell him I will email when eggs are available again.
No harm, no foul --- but I do not like to keep people waiting for eggs that might or might not be laid.
Good luck!

Lisa
ps: I've never pre-sold or bought pre-sold eggs, so maybe the indefinite waiting is a given with 'pre-sold' eggs?
 

redhen

Kiss My Grits...
Premium Feather Member
11 Years
May 19, 2008
35,107
177
458
Western MA
just give him back his money...
I also would never order and pre-pay for eggs that arent laid yet...lol
 

Hoppelchen

In the Brooder
9 Years
Oct 15, 2010
64
2
39
Quote:I've pre-ordered so I could keep my small brooder busy and because I wanted 60 eggs. So, being able to pre-order and ask for a projected delivery date is a great service I much apprechiate.

You're not a shoddy seller, he is a rude customer and if I was you, I'd refund the man and no longer take his business, life is too short to deal with folks that don't have manners.
 

33yardbirds

Songster
9 Years
Jun 15, 2010
909
8
121
Southern New Jersey
There are so many variables when it comes to ordering any kind of live stock. I give the benefit of doubt to the breeder and have not been disapointed or stiffed yet.
 

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