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Thursday, March 03, 2005

Update on my wife's family business 

Faithful Ad Limina readers will be aware of my family's 'coming into' a massive volume of Cabbage Patch Kids (tm) last August, much to my own chagrin. You will also be happy to know that nearly all of them have been happily shipped off to greater idiots than ourselves through that wonderful expediter of trash, Ebay. Yet the ride has not always been a smooth one, especially as I administer my wife's email account. To give you a tiny sampling of the kind of correspondence I deal with daily, I offer you the following transcript of the sale of one (1) Cabbage Patch Kid. ('Danielle', below, is my lovely wife.)

From: Danielle
To: buyer

Sent: Monday, January 31, 2005 2:38 PM
Subject: cpk purchase

Hi, thank you for your payment for the CPK doll. I am shipping it out ASAP!




Subject:Re: cpk purchase
Date:Mon, 31 Jan 2005 17:19:50 -0700

Hi, it was my pleasure and thank you! I've been looking for a little Asian CPK. she's cute and am sure she'll go great in my collection!



Date:Mon, 7 Feb 2005 18:10:42 -0800
From: buyer
To: Danielle
Subject: Question about shipping for item #5552467626 - Cabbage Patch Kids, CPK ethnic adorable smaller vintage

Hi, was just writing to check on the status of the shipping of my doll I purchased from you. If you'd let me know something I'd appreciate it. Thank you, buyer


From: Danielle
To: buyer
Sent: Wednesday, February 09, 2005 10:23 AM
Subject: CPK purchase

Hi, this is Danielle. You asked me when your cpk was mailed. She was mailed on the 1st of February priority mail, so she should already be there. If she is not there by the end of the week please let me know. Thanks, Danielle.


From:"Jon and Karla"
To: "Danielle"
Subject: Re: CPK purchase
Date:Thu, 10 Feb 2005 14:58:06 -0700

Hello Danielle, I still haven't recieved the little Asian CPK. You're right. It should have been here long ago since it was sent priority. I can't imagine what's wrong and don't know what I need to do to find out. I just thought I would let you know that the doll hasn't arrived yet. Thank you,


From:"Jon and Karla"
Date:Fri, 11 Feb 2005 17:25:22 -0700

Hi, the CPK didn't arrive today either. I went to the post office and they're suppossed to investigate it for me. Have you taken your reciept for mailing to your post office to report it? The mail man told me to advice you to do so. They said if they're to blame they can track it with a receipt. If you would let me know something I'd appreciate it. Thank you,


Date:Mon, 14 Feb 2005 05:13:52 -0800 (PST)
From: "Danielle"
Subject: Re: CPK STLL NOT HERE...
To: "Jon and Karla"


Sorry to hear that. Yes, I did keep the receipt, so I will contact the post office and see what they can do. I will let you know ASAP.


----- Original Message -----
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2005 10:55:34 -0800 (PST)
From: "Danielle"
Subject: Re: CPK STLL NOT HERE...
To:"Jon and Karla"


I just called the post office. They said that, since insurance was not selected for the shipping, they cannot track it until thirty days have passed. I can continue to follow up...



From:"Jon and Karla"
Subject: Re: CPK STLL NOT HERE...
Date:Mon, 14 Feb 2005 12:31:19 -0700

Hello, this is karla's aka buyer's daughter, sue-j. my mom has had to go out of town for a couple of days and has me taking and sending messages. that would be great if you would follow up on the doll... That would be around the 28th right? Thank you for the offer to do that.



From:"Jon and Karla"
Subject:In regard to item number 5556690113
Date:Mon, 14 Feb 2005 12:37:47 -0700

hi, my mom will be out of town until wednesday and she wanted me to let you know that she will be paying for this item via paypal no later than thursday morning and will deffinately be purchasing the insurance as well. thank you for your business.

buyer in care of her daughter sue-j smith


From:"Jon and Karla"
Subject:Re: CPK STLL NOT HERE...
Date: Mon, 14 Feb 2005 14:17:33 -0700

hello, peppercorn's daughter here again. i took my mom's proof of payment, paypal on her bank statement to the post office. they are somehow going to investigate to see if it ever made it to New Mexico. the post office said it may take time but they can deffinately track it. hopfully with your efforts and ours it won't take too much time. thank you agian for your help. have a nice day,



Date:Tue, 15 Feb 2005 04:52:53 -0800 (PST)
Subject:Re: CPK STLL NOT HERE...
To:"Jon and Karla"

peppercorn's daughter,

Great, good luck, let me know what happens. If they can't find anything then I will definitely followup on my end when 30 days have passed.



Date:Wed, 16 Feb 2005 04:44:11 -0800 (PST)
From:"Danielle "
Subject:Re: concerning lost cabbage patch doll...
To:"Jon and Karla"


Sounds great that they are so helpful. I will mail the receipt to you tomorrow.



From:"Jon and Karla"
Subject:Re: concerning lost cabbage patch doll...
Date:Wed, 16 Feb 2005 11:14:38 -0700

thank you so much Danielle :) you've been awesome!



From:"Jon and Karla"
Date:Tue, 22 Feb 2005 19:00:06 -0700

Hello Danielle! The other little asian doll finally got here today!!! She's adorable. Thanks for the business. Have a great day!!

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