there's also some incredible anxiety on my part about the whole Amazon marketplace. it makes me really nervous to know that, although it is my obligation to process and ship orders within 2 business days of receiving them, sometimes i NEED to wait until i've heard back from a customer before i can complete the order. maybe the merch is slightly different than how it was listed, or maybe there's a problem with the address they provided. so i'm not going to ship the stuff out until i've heard back from them--but what if they then give negative feedback or--even worse--file a claim against me?! a vendor can only have 5 claims filed against them before their account is deleted. omg--what the fuck would happen then? and there's already 1 claim on the record--granted, it wasn't during my tenure. and i suppose that's pretty good, considering we've been around for 2 years and have a 99% approval rating. still. if you order from Amazon, please do 2 things: 1) when you get an email from the vendor, READ IT. you might think it's just an automated response telling you your purchase is in the mail, but it might actually be a query that demands your attention; and 2) if you receive good service from a vendor, leave positive feedback. this does not mean it has to be stellar-delivery-to-your-front-door-with-a-s
ok, spiel over. also: if you're on MySpace, (and especially if you have any ATL connection whatsoever), you should add Criminal Records. not just because i work there, but because I AM their MySpace. ok, it's not totally me all the time, but for the most part, yeah, it is. or will be. i'm also thinking of doing something with facebook. they supposedly had an account at one point that they deleted or suspended or something, but i'm very much about starting that shit all over and making it awesome. that is, if i don't get fired. anyway, keep your eyes peeled.