I'm writing a book, and this is the latest installment. So today, I need a replacement keyboard for a Lenovo X200, and another for a Lenovo X61. I'm spending the Dr.'s money, so speed, quality, reliability are more important than price. I always try to limit my shipping distance to the greatest extent possible, so the search was narrowed-down to about 3 Vendors in "Buy it Now", arranged from lowest cost to highest, and they were all within $1.00, so I could have picked any of them. Vendor #1 (the retarded dumbass) had the lowest price. So, I went looking for a reason to NOT buy from him. Lowest prices usually means lowest quality, so I'm looking at his store with questions in my mind such as "Are these factory original?", and "Are the new and not used?" and "What's his feedback like? (btw, over 5000 transactions at almost 100%), and his location was in California, so it looked like this was my guy. Right part, right price, right location and right in front of me, but Wait? What's this? Some kind of ranty little passage near the bottom of the retarded jackass eBay vendor's site? What's this say? So, just as my hand was reaching for the mouse to "Add to Cart" and then "Buy it Now", my eyes developed a will of their own and demanded that I read that little literary ditty. Something to the effect that: "If something goes wrong, don't just leave negative feedback. Call me and we can take care of it. Leaving negative feedback doesn't solve problems." Hmm, I thought. Negative feedback doesn't solve problems. Well, what if the Buyer doesn't want to jack around with "working things out"? What if the Buyer's (that would be MINE) time is worth more than the chumpy-ass part? So then, I imagined what my life was going to be like, if after 5 to 10 days a part arrives and it's 1) The wrong part 2) Not new 3) Broken 4) Smells of cat-pee 5) The box arrives empty 6) etc.... Do I want to call Mr. Vendor? HELL NO. Why do I want to "work with" the fuck-up that fucked-up my order the first time? Pay shipping in both directions, add another 5+ days to the delivery, and for what? What's in it for me? Jack-shit, is what's in it for me. I'm supposed to fuck around with Mr. Retarded Jackass eBay Vendor, just so Mr. Snuggum-Wuggums doesn't get a negative ding on his 99.999999% feedback rating? Fuck that. I'm not taking that risk of dealing with some Prima Donna concerned about his feedback. I'm doing business that cares about ME, my time, my client's time and delivering fair value for what was paid. I bought from the next guy down. They were in New Jersey (always a minus), but at least they weren't retarded, going on about how "negative feedback doesn't solve problems". And he's right. Not buying from a retarded jackass is what solves problems, and in advance. I hear a lot of crap from Vendors having to deal with scammers, etc... At the other end of the spectrum, there are people like me, that are willing to spend a bit extra in order to have some sense that the transaction will go smoothly. Shit, it's not even my money. You-all might want to think about that when thinking about your price point and what words you are going to use on your eBay listing. This jackass put effort into first making sure his price was the lowest, so I would look at him first, and then gave me a damn good reason to buy from the next guy. I got things to do, bills to pay, goals to achieve and deadlines to meet. What I don't have time for is fucking around with a dimwit more concerned about his feedback rating than delivering service. That's why he didn't get my (customer's) money today, and some knucklehead from New Joisey did.