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Need to vent... (ebay purchase)

mikeofaustin's picture

Need to vent... (ebay purchase)

So I've done my research and I've decided on the kitchenaid K5SS mixer from the Hobart era. I've been looking for a while for the perfect mixer (or near perfect anyway). I find one with all the plastic lids, and it even had the original quited case!!! I win the bid and start counting the seconds until I get it. A package arrives Wed. I run down and see a big box. I pick it up and it's around 5 pounds. Uh-Oh.... I open it and it's about a dozen food-processor knives that someone else had won for $20. I get the wrong package!!! The seller tells me to wait for him to get ahold of the other buyer... I even write to the other buyer and so far, no response.

 At worst case, I'll get my money refunded and keep looking for another one, but dang, I was sooo wanting to make up a couple loaves.


Update:   I got my mixer (great mixer).  The person that got my mixer (and I got her food-processor knives) mailed my mixer directly to me.  Since then (as of last week), I emailed her asking for her adderess that she'd like me to mail her knives to. So far, no response.  I guess I'll just have them sit on the corner of my desk until I hear from them.


Rosalie's picture

Even if it does get straightened out, all that time wasted in frustrated anticipation!

At least, Mike, you can take out your frustration by hand-kneading a batch.