Friday, February 14, 2014

My mini IPad – Part 3

I last made mention of my mini iPad on Friday, 7th February. Basically I was fed up with the online company from whom I bought it, because they were not playing ball. They had promised to pay UK import duty of 20 percent; instead, they invented numerous excuses for not doing so.

I could have given up on ever receiving what was rightfully mine; instead, I kept reminding them of their obligation to pay what was due. Eventually, I had to resort to saying I would reveal how they were mistreating me and others. Mention of my blog and Twitter did the trick. They realised I was serious, and shortly after the threat of global exposure I received an email saying they would indeed transfer funds into my account.

I really didn’t know if this was yet another delaying tactic, a lie or the truth. I gave them the benefit of the doubt, and last Tuesday, much to my surprise, they transferred the money to my account.

I was reminded of the story of the importunate widow who wanted justice, and in order to get it, she kept on and on to the unjust judge. (Luke 18:1-8) Jesus told a similar story of persistence about a friend who required a loaf of bread. (Luke11:5-9)

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try and try again.*


My mini iPad

My mini iPad – Part 2

*Try, Try and Try Again


Steve Carey said...

It just goes to show. I'm not very trusting when it comes to things like that!

I'm starting to purchase main items for PUFFIN's construction (The full-size PUFFIN). A 50 meter roll of 300g Glass Cloth arrived a few days ago. I'm made up an order for all the epoxy materials and will get them shortly. Will have to wait a bit longer before I can get the plywood. It's far to wet still to have that lying around.

Not done a lot more to the model as everything was on hold for a few weeks getting ready for my daughters wedding, which was last weekend. As soon as the weather breaks, it's full steam ahead.


William Serjeant said...

Well-done Steve, I hope all goes smoothly with building your full-size Puffin.