Wednesday, July 8, 2009
all is well that ends well
thank you everyone for being completely wonderful and for having my back on the silliness of the mystery shopper. i feel very lucky to be a part of such a nice little online community.
the mystery has been solved! it turns out someone accidentally left themselves logged in at the library and a bored teenager decided to have some fun. which is just silly. i have to admit, i was going through my list of folks who are not so fond of me, and wondering if any of them were un-fond enough of me to spend the time to set up five separate accounts, etc. luckily, that was not the case, so my mind is at ease.
a bored teenager, while a bit irritating, is not so disheartening as someone making a personal attack against me. i certainly used to spend hours at my grandparents' house going through those giant jc penny catalogues with my sister when i was a kid, writing up fake orders and creating imaginary grown up lives for ourselves. i suppose online shopping carts are the new jc penny catalogues, and it doesn't occur to the young folks that i am an actual person.
the sales can be cancelled through etsy, the fees refunded, and my sales count will go back to normal. that's the other thing-- i was feeling a bit dishonest, having drawn attention to my sales count when it hit 1500 recently, and it went up quite a bit more the past few days because of the false sales.
but all will be right in just a few days.
i decided to have dinner with a friend tonight, so i did not have the chance to set up the new listings in my shop. so please check back either very late this evening (i over did it a little on the caffeine today), or early tomorrow morning. and just as a heads-up, the shop will be open, but new shoulder bags will not be ready and listed until late tomorrow or friday. i just wanted to keep you posted.
Posted by katie henry at 6:34 PM