Originally Posted by bgetty
funny how a solitary bad experience through an auction site will elicit such blanket statements as "I guess Japanese people just aren't the type to raise their voices and complain."
sounds like you should have familiarized yourself with what you were getting into (i.e. actually reading the fine print) before plunking down that much cash. sorry, no pity here.
I'm sorry if I offended anyone, I obviously wasn't thinking clearly when I wrote this post. Reading through what I wrote 75% of it is just venting, and I don't deserve pity for my mistake.
I've seen some interest in using Yahoo auctions here and elsewhere, so I just wanted to give people a heads up to make sure they're aware that buyers have no right to file a claim unlike with Ebay.
For the record my observation of Japanese people tending to avoid voicing complaints is actually based on living in Japan for the best part of a decade, although it most certainly doesn't apply to the whole or perhaps even most of the populace.
It wasn't intended as an insult. Being able to take something, shrug it off and move on instead of whine about it like what I'm doing is very admirable.
All the same it was an unnecessary comment and I apologise for it. I'll just shut up and leave.
Edit: Oh and I even posted it in the wrong forum, great. Sorry about that.