There is never an appropriate time to mess with online sellers, especially those of small businesses, when it comes to orders. They take this job very seriously and most of them make a living just from this, using it as means to provide for their respective families.
This is why it breaks our hearts whenever we hear stories about customers scamming and powertripping over those who just want to earn decently.
Netizens sympathized to this online reseller
Many netizens sympathized to this online reseller of bicycles named Prince Salvador. The reseller recently pleaded for help when a supposed buyer his order of two mountain bikes amounting to P 12,000.
Using only his motorcycle, he carried and attempted to deliver both bikes all the way to to San Mateo, Rizal from Valenzuela City. To his surprise and disappointment, the customer refused to accept the items since it was somehow ‘damaged.’
“Ang gusto niya po kasi, pagdating dito, halos walang galos. Dalawa po ‘yung order niya na mountan bike. Ipinaliwanag ko naman po na hindi maiiwasan ‘yon. Kasi Antipolo pa po ‘yung deliver eh sa Valenzuela pa po galing,” Salvador explained to GMA News.
After much pleading, the customer stood his ground and left Prince with the liability of paying for the bicycles.
“Sana kunin pa rin niya ‘yung bike dahil confirmed ‘yung order. Ako po kasi ang nag-aabono ng lahat ng delivery. Cash on hand po ang delivery,” he said, with the dilemma of him running on a small capital.
He delivered 2 bikes amounting to P12,000 but the buyer cancelled when the orders arrived: https://t.co/uERoFMRJZf
— GMA Public Affairs (@GMA_PA) June 11, 2020
Penalizing unruly customers
Cancellation of orders due to unsure buyers, pranks, and scams, force sellers to pay for their orders in advance without the assurance of profit. Nowadays, most victims are delivery drivers such as Prince, who rely on ‘Cash on Delivery’ payments.
A bill was recently filed in the House of Representative targetting the cancellations of food and grocery orders which will lead to penalizing unruly customers.
Furthermore, violators will be charged at least six years of jail time. Moreover, it includes fine of P 100,000 along with the reimbursement of order.