dianne wham:I have her card, but I don't feel good about talking to her over the phone long distance, and her English is not good. Am I stuck? --
Could be, depending on her return policy. But you will never know if you don't contact her. It may be a matter of buyer beware. Sorry I don't have better news for you.
The seller should have packaged them, each strand, rolled in tissue paper and padded the tissues in bubble wrap or some other "bump" proof material. Faux pearls are very delicate, the coating is pretty thin as a rule and they need to be treated carefully. Old faux pearl necklaces will always have marred surfaces where they rub on clothing....... How did you carry them? Were they loose in that plastic bag in your bag or purse? Was the sale held in very humid environment? If so putting them in plastic was probably the worst thing to do. Even the imitation pearls that we buy in a bead shop can take some movement and rubbing without being ruined.
Definitely contact her and ask.........she may be happy to replace them, especially at $200 worth of faux pearls. Donna
I am just giving my opinion here: I buy alot of stuff at the Tucson Bead Shows. I never know what I am buying for sure. I would surely want to know if I sold any item that was a defective quality.
You will never know the answer, unless you contact the seller and give the benefit of doubt. (If you know someone who speaks her language, ask them to interpret for you)
Best of Luck!
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