I recently bought four pen holders from ebay for $7.09 each, after scouring the net for anything cheaper. At the time I thought I was using the spend $20 get $5 back Shopback offer, and within 2 minutes of making the order I realised I had already used that promo earlier in the day, so I requested the order be cancelled. Two days later the seller refused my cancellation request, because they had already shipped it 🙄 so I resigned myself and began the wait for shipping from China. Important to note is that I used ebay giftcards to pay.
Yesterday I went to my local and there was a little pop up stationary store. They were selling the same stationary holders for $3.50 each 🙃 it has really bummed me out. And since I paid with eBay gift cards, I can't ask my credit card provider or Paypal for buyer protection.
I am just so…. deflated about it I guess? I feel ripped off and it's not like I can justify the extra price by my use of the item because I am still waiting for them to arrive in the post. A part of me wants to buy them for $3.50 on principal, but I've already paid just under double that and I doubt anyone would buy them on marketplace for a price worth listing.
I guess I'm just posting because no-one in person with me really understands this feeling…. What should I do? Should I just let it go?