Tuesday, March 10, 2009

N is for No

I've been hearing the word "no" a lot lately. I'm sure, in the past, I've mentioned that I am a small child. I don't do well with no.

I tried to list my DeStash on the Ravelry ISO/DeStash group and my thread was closed. Why? Because I have an Etsy store. I was told that the group was only for people who didn't have an Etsy Store, Ebay Store, or website where they could, potentially, sell their yarn. I protested saying, "You're telling me I can't list because I just happen to have an Etsy store?? That store is strictly for my Stitch Savers." She said I couldn't list. She said if she made an exception for one, she'd have to make an exception for the 7500 others that are in the group. I pointed out that the yarn was my personal yarn and the Etsy store was my business store. I also said that out of the 7500, how many did she think had "websites" that were also blogs and how many had mentioned their destash on their blogs? I told her I wasn't asking for an exception to the rules but that maybe the rules should be rethought? She said they were constantly being rethought and that's how they came to their current status.

Drag.

So now what do I do?? It never occurred to me to use my Etsy store to sell my stash. I still don't want to as I don't want to have to A) list it all (it took me over a week to list it all on Rav!) and B) I don't want to have to pay fees to sell my stash which is already listed at half of retail on Rav. Maybe I'll put up one of those fake listings on Etsy and just link to Rav? Do y'all have any suggestions? Maybe y'all can help spread the word? The link is here. Also, if the page doesn't load for you, hit the search button and, although it won't be alphabetical, you can see all the pic's!

So, yesterday, I go to the drive-thru of my bank (Wells Fucko) and give them checks worth $5495. The big $5K check was my latest placement/commission check with my "real" job as a headhunter. The teller told me she couldn't deposit that one because it was made out to my company and that company wasn't on my biz account. My biz acct is My Corporation Name dba My Biz. I said, "That's not true, see, because I've been through this three times with this bank already!" I was reaching for my glove box where I keep my dba paperwork, just for this occasion. Then I realized I wasn't in the van where that glove box is located, I was in our car. I told her I was coming inside. I went in and ripped into the manager and he pawned me off onto a bank associate who did some useless frittering around on a computer only to tell me that, in fact, they hadn't solved the problem any of the three times I'd already been through this. Then he tells me he's not a business banker and doesn't have anything to do with the business accounts. I asked why the manager had him helping me then? Was he just getting rid of the crazy mad lady so he didn't have to deal with it?? So I got another big fat "no" and had to leave the bank with a lot of signed, undeposited checks. We can't really change banks either. We have Dave's biz acct, our joint acct, my personal acct, my biz acct and the boys' savings acct's there.

I'm going back today to make them fix the problem (again) and I'm having the manager of the bank do it.

All right, technically it's only 2 "no"s but they were/are frustrating enough to feel like more.

Looking for a yes, Ruth!

11 comments:

pigbook1 said...

Can't really help on the destash problem, but I can say talk to the bank problem. Believe me when I say that banks suck a$$ and I hate the majority of them. It is a GIANT PITA to switch, but I will say that I gave a certain bank 3 strikes then I promptly close EVERYTHING and moved to a credit union. I am back to a bank(not the same one as before) and I am semi-satisfied. Giant PITA was definitely worth it. Good luck with whatever solution you come up with

Yarnhog said...

That's crazy about the destash rules! Maybe you could just put a post saying you are having a destash on your blog and link back here? I've seen other people do that, and maybe that's why. (And how did they know about the etsy store anyway? And for Pete's sake, who CARES?)

Heide said...

Too bad you couldn't find a good credit union to transfer your business accounts, boys' savings, etc. to. I hate dealing with bank crap.

Do you have a Ravelry friend who can sell for you? I've had an Etsy account because I sold some dyed yarn several years ago so I don't know if I could, but there has to be someone out there who can help you destash (BTW, I'm going to admire your offerings) Cheers!

k said...

at least get away from WF. I hate those people. They lie about stuff all the time. I think it's in their secret mission statement.

lupingirl said...

YES!

Banks suck.

Nell said...

UGH! What a pain!

k said...

Oh, and I haven't joined the Borg Collective, i.e. Ravelry. I'm certain it's a secret plot to suck out people's brains or something. So I can't help you.

Sam said...

Argh! At least you can mark your stash for trade or sale on Ravelry, right? Doesn't get the same visibility though...
Hey sorry for the crazy phone mixup btw... I will be back next week.

Claudia said...

I'd love to see what you have to destash!
I used to work as a banker, believe me banks suck.

Heide said...

Ruth, I keep meaning to let you know that the yarn arrived and I LOVE it! Thank you for the stitch saver too. Cheers!

Pork with Bones said...

Ruth, could you PM me about the Ravelry destash board issue? That's not what the posted rules say, if you're using the main destash board; I'd like to know who told you that was the rule, and which board you're using.

I'm PorkwithBones on Ravelry, too, if you can PM me there.