Corporate lack of Compassion

Tula (a skincare brand) has officially pissed me off. I ordered 4 days ago and today, I receive an email (with no apology) that they are out of stock and just canceled my entire order including the free gift they were giving out. They did nothing to rectify. They just canceled it and did not even apologize.

This company has a tremendous opportunity for growth, but if they continue to treat their customers like shit, Elemis will destroy them.

Man, I am pissed. I hate companies who are not proactive. Like your brand is hot AF right now, plan you dipshits.

Overtly Obsessed

The time has come where I need to start blocking IPs. Who would have thought at almost 40 years old, I’d have women obsessed with me?

FYI-it took me only 8 hours over the summer to integrate e-commerce on this website as I wrote books. Definitely not an easy task. That’s why the basic use Shopify. Also, I have my SS4/EIN and a business checking account. All I do is hit enable. Also this country is not enough for me. I prefer global.

Every action has a reaction.” The difference between a strategist and a game-player is that strategists take some time to think. The wheels in this mind are turning.

For women to claim they are successful and have all of these important obligations, you sure waste way too much time trolling on my turf. Go out and find your purpose. I am not your avenue for that. Come into your own, find yourself, and decide what path you want to go down.

Thank You

Utilizing only Twitter, a farewell Instagram video, and a banner on my website, my Memoirs had 68 downloads in 6 days. Thank you!

Best thing about the book is people steer clear of me after reading it and I love it.

A Book of Poetry is free now. Click the banner if you want to read it.

As the Crypt Creeper stated (who still creeps), “real authors get paid for their work.” Not if you self-publish Dark Damsel.

Also, it is funny how life changes and how your first points of contact fluctuate. I have 3.

Setting the record Straight

  1. Due to only a 1% growth rate, I no longer am utilizing most social media platforms. I can be emailed at info@melissaannmeade.com Strong spam filters are integrated.

  2. I appreciate all the feedback on my life. Please focus on yours instead.

  3. I speak out against companies because others may be scared, have more to lose, or are naive to see when a company is being deceptive.

  4. I curse a lot. My apologies if I offend you with MY content. You choose to visit my intellectual property. You have a choice to return or head for the hills. I have a 0% bounce rate at all times. I suppose I am doing something right.

  5. I love analytics and seeing 80% of the United States in blue every week. By your referral path, I know your intentions.

  6. If you have an axe to grind, protect your information and adjust privacy settings via browsers or VPNs.

  7. If you value privacy, Facebook is not the best place to engage. That platform handed me my hacker’s identity.

  8. I am not revealing the identity of my hacker or pressing legal charges. The internet consists of one large gray area and legality cannot move as fast as technology.

  9. That being said, if you land in a Google search from my website, the only way to get it removed is by asking me to delete it. I may or may not. If I do remove it, I will then contact the Mothership to ensure it’s removal. You cannot file a lawsuit against me because it is my intellectual property and I am within the 1st Amendment.

  10. Always be cognizant of what you put out there in writing and on the internet. One piece of information can hold you back and put a damper on your plans.

  11. Everything I say and write, I possess full awareness. I have nothing more to lose and cannot put on an act.

  12. By insulting me, you do not affect me, but may affect someone else. Making assumptions about others will never move mankind forward. You should do more helping instead of failed attempts of hurting. It goes back to the childhood saying, “sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never hurt me.”

  13. I live a public yet very private life. Just because you search for me on Google does not mean I am rich and famous. I know SEO and wrote some books that do not pay my bills.

  14. I continue to apply for positions and want to blur any visions that I loaf around and am lazy. Despite 1200 rejections, I do not give up and will not give up. I am strong, relentless, and resilient. I constantly am working on things that unfortunately pay no income. Hard work does get rewarded and I will show you I am proof.

  15. Also prior to becoming successful, many have hit rock-bottom financially. I am driven and determined. I have no shame in my sharing my struggle because it can happen to anyone.

So much to Say

I am working on five Medium articles regarding Information Technology. Let me tell you some heavy-hitters are very interested in what I have to say.

I apologize for not being poised and polished. My tank of fucks is on empty. I drop the F-bomb to my mother and grandparents. Do you think I am going to fucking change for you? Shit-no.

Want to creep on me? PLEASE use Chrome Incognito or a VPN. I am sick to my stomach knowing that people from my past life STILL Google me and visit my site from Corporate HQ. Get fucked. You can watch me silently, but not reach out. Are you waiting for me to blow the top of that shit-ass company? Please. There are bigger fish to fry with higher stock values than $8. Pathetic fucks.

Also to the new fascinated fucks, I can see you for six months and can block entire geographical areas from visiting my site. Here is some knowledge for you. Same as entering my property, I have the right to bear arms. This is my property. Read up on how Google search results work.

Anyone fascinated, buy my book. READING IS FUNDAMENTAL. Order it on Amazon.

You want to be a vile piece of shit? I will let people know. Never insult my intelligence because honestly that is the one thing I never questioned.

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Yes I am angry. When I am angry, I write. I leave trails of verbal carnage. The 1st Amendment is the only one that matters to me. Once my articles are completed, I will discuss every comment and answer all your questions regarding Mercari.


The Moral Compass Missing from Mercari

From Selling Samples to Souls with Shipping Rates

Yesterday, I had published an article regarding Mercari and their lack of integrity. Utilizing every hashtag I could fit, I posted the article on LinkedIn with very few views, which is odd because that platform generates a large group of readers. There is a silent code of loyalty among those in the IT industry. Posting it at a particular time should have produced more views, but chances are someone at LinkedIn is looking out for a brother at Mercari. 

I will keep writing and keep exposing. In the article picture, there is a sample card of foundation given out for free that a seller was selling for $6 and not offering free shipping. Mercari, with the toolbox of every Google tool available, knows the education status and socioeconomic level of their users. While this seller had a card of four tiny drops of foundation for $6, the buyer would purchase and spend $10.25. They would pay for something not worth $6 and pay $4.25 for shipping. Mercari would then pocket the overage since shipping would be either under $3.00 or $3.09 based on the location of the buyer. That buyer would not receive a refund for the overage paid in shipping. They would not even know shipping rates were over-inflated. 

When you sell on Mercari, they encourage sellers to use Mercari Shipping due to holding your money hostage. Whereas eBay pays buyers immediately, Mercari has the buyer purchase, and at the point of sale, the buyer pays Mercari. Relying obviously on the SEO Strategy, many purchasers are a one-time Google searcher that go on and buy, not becoming a frequent user. Assuming, they are receiving an authentic product, this may not be the case as many items are expired, counterfeit, or have gone from the company to a seller to another reseller, and onto the next like a cycle. Remember the game telephone? By the time, the buyer gets the product, what are they actually receiving?


As a seller, you make a sale. You ship the item out. If you do not use Mercari Shipping, they classify you as not being a “Quick Shipper” to steer potential buyers away from you. Yet, the rating system is in place. A buyer can look at ratings and after seeing fast shipping in every review. They will make a purchase. Mercari can attempt to sway decisions utilizing all the information gathered regarding their users, but they cannot influence the final behavior in an individual’s purchasing decisions.


The seller gets a sale and ships it out where the money from the sale sits in a Mercari holding cell. As I deem it, they hold the money hostage. The money probably lies in an account gaining interest along with the shipping monies they are pocketing. The buyer then receives the product and has 72 hours to issue a rating. Once the rating is completed, the buyer agrees that it is a final sale and the seller gets the money onto their Mercari account. If the buyer does not rate the seller, which is often the case when transactions occur through Google search results, the money sits as the seller waits. After 72 hours after receipt, funds are released to the seller. 

Sounds great, right? Wrong. Then the seller needs a minimum of $10 to transfer the earnings from the Mercari holding cell to their bank account. Mercari encourages the seller to utilize the earnings to purchase more items on their platform somewhat like swapping spit so that money stays at their messed up mercy. 


From the point of purchase to payment received by the seller, it can take 14 days for the seller actually to see the funds in their own personal bank account. While people complain about this, many are blind to the discounted Mercari shipping rates.


Mercari scams sellers who offer free shipping by pocketing the extra money, but if the weight is incorrect, they charge the shortage with no hesitation. They encourage you to use free shipping because you will be 80% more successful by offering free shipping.


If a seller does not offer free shipping, they have the buyer pay who is getting ripped off in a way by the seller and Mercari. The seller has the point of view that they have to wait for the funds anyways so why would they pay for shipping when their money is being held hostage. 


They now claim they offer seller protection. Sellers are not protected by any means. Buyers’ claims of damaged items, not receiving the product are believed by Mercari. The sellers lose out because of deceit being acceptable on this app. The buyer has 72 hours to rate. Trying to get someone working at Mercari to respond in 72 hours is an accomplishment because they just push all of the problems under the rug. The rug is probably covering the floorboard where the USPS shipping overages refunded money is hiding.


I am just getting started. I still have yet to go into the black market side of this corrupt company and how they trust sellers just as corrupt as them to be their watchdogs. If a seller reports someone’s listing, Mercari takes their word for it. You can see some of the sellers in a gallery on my website where they bash me, integrities, mental health, and have outright stalked me. I am almost 40 years old and never would imagine being stalked by women, but Mercari is not concerned about the sellers that bring them in money’s safety. They choose to protect the conformist who are too blind to see their corruption and perhaps too uneducated to understand what is really going on in the marketplace.


The Mess of Mercari

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Playing with Makeup

In February of 2018, I lost my job after being with a company for 15 years. Don’t feel sorry for me. No one else did. I was receiving unemployment compensation, but it was not cutting it. I eventually turned to sell all of my personal belongings in May 2018 as I continued to apply for positions. After over 1200 rejections, authoring a novel that has gone nowhere, I became more aggressive in selling. My unemployment was exhausted at the beginning of September 2018, and I saw my bank accounts dwindle.

When I would Google items I had decided to sell to assess values, every search result came up Mercari. It appeared to be a legitimate marketplace. I was only using eBay, but as my finances diminished, I found myself using Poshmark (which is a hoax) and figured I would look into Mercari. After all, it was dominating all Google search results. It seemed real.

I began using the platform/“app” at the end of December 2018 as my bank accounts were running on fumes. I had to wait until January of 2019 to cash out my 401k. Just a little bit of time on Mercari until I would get my 401k as I kept applying for positions.

Last year, I was hacked. I learned too much about the internet and the repercussions of meeting a man in person who wanted me to fuck him for information. Opting for G-Suite instead of G-spot, I learned as much as I could about Google.

I then performed demographic studies (for free), and the results across the board were females ages 25–34. My idea was simple. I would sell to them and have my six degrees of separation. I would somehow be successful, noticed by someone, and land something more stable with an actual income.

How do I engage females 25–34? What was I into when I was their age? Makeup and skincare would be my path. I went on the app and saw you could sell free samples that actually say Not for Sale on the package. What? I had enough of those to become rich or so I thought. Enter the Wild West. People were selling a sample card of foundation with four squirts for $6.

I would be the seller opting to be a survivalist rather than a capitalist. I then took off. Eventually, my free samples were gone, and I found myself having to invest my profit into purchasing more product. In about three months, I had made 767 sales. In over a year, I could not sell myself to any company or individual to hire me. Fuck, I couldn’t even find anyone to believe in me. Yet, I was able to capture sales through product descriptions, humbling honesty, and cutthroat cynicism. I was able to be myself. I was honestly dealing with so many imbeciles. Every day had an MMOTD (Mercari Moron of the Day.)

Where else could you rip apart a person to shreds and earn money? I came to learn the inner ugly of females after selling beauty products. I kept saying, “I will find something with income and then I am off of this app.” On March 20, 2019, they did me a favor. I had no male buyers, which was a relief because I’ve dealt with enough men in my life and do not need anymore.

There are too many red flags with Mercari to list in just one article. The one major red flag, landing them with my first FTC complaint against them is “Mercari shipping.” I made a YouTube video titled “Mercari and/or eBay.” The video should have been my most viewed content, yet it was buried. I thought, perhaps, Mercari was paying Google to bury bad press. After all, you can set up alerts when you are written or mentioned in any media. However, that was then, and this is now.

In the video, infused with anger and profanity, I discuss the shipping rates of Mercari, which were quite high. At the time, it cost $4.25 to ship a small lipstick. I found myself pondering why does it cost me $4.25 on Mercari, but if I sold the item on eBay, it would be maybe $3.22 at most to ship the lipstick.

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You down with the FTC

Yeah You Know Me

Figuring I would ship on my own, I ordered a scale and opened a stamps.com account. Shit, I was only paying $2.70 to send some stuff. Where was my money for the 200 sales utilizing Mercari shipping? The USPS refunds shipping overages. I was only selling small items. Recently, Mercari raised their shipping rates to $5.25 if the item weighs from 0.5–1 lb.

In my next few articles, I will write about the rings of women and brands on Mercari. They can have squads and so can I. A squad with integrity and values where sales would be beneficial to both the buyer and seller. I needed help. I was too busy. Working 22 hours a day. Taking perfect pictures, writing potent product descriptions, combatting circles of crooks, engaging with buyers, packaging, shipping, shopping, and still struggling to survive.

I was the Number 1 Purchaser of Envelopes in the country from the Amazon Seller FU GlobalI love the company name and what a FUcking honor to purchase the most envelopes. Honestly, this man runs a mean business. He is out of stock on several items because I happened.

Enter my buyers-fucking millennials. Here I am, a Gen X’er thinking no one sees what I am doing. Then a buyer called me out on my shit. A 26-year-old asking where the lipstick was that came with the blush I had up for sale. What? She was the first one to see what I was doing and knew I split the kit. Needless to say, a lady with a mugshot as a profile picture purchased her item as I was engaging with her. She was brilliant, beautiful, understanding, and patient.

I then asked, “do you sell?” as I frantically looked for a Pink Flamingo lipstick. She replied, “here and there because she was a single mom and had two jobs already-supply chain and networking.” She needed a car engine and told me to not sell electronics. I saw in her a genius.

I encouraged her to start selling and taught her how to shop. She schooled my ass in brands, trends, and prices. Soon, we were a silent partnership, yet our own separate Mercari entities. If I didn’t want to deal with someone’s bullshit, I would have her handle them. I would inform the cheap ass that I have no income, but she did, and maybe she could swing something.

Now here I am, fucked with a shit load of beauty products, all purchased through retail streams legitimately. I cannot afford to use any of this shit.

Mercari also allows users to have multiple accounts as they turn a blind eye to everything occurring on their app. I am sure they expect me to be just like everyone else. I am smart enough to use a VPN and keep selling on their shit-ass app. Yet, those things known as values get in my way. I will not continue to give them 10% of the pie. Instead, I opt to expose their breaches of privacy, controlled information, illegal activities, and their outright combat against any seller that does not conform to their Communist-like, testosterone-infused standards.

All executives are Ex-Googlers and Fakebook jerk-offs playing the game of, “whose dick is bigger.” That is why they dominate SEO. That is why I couldn’t turn my location off and would get an order EVERY TIME I was at the post office. They offer no seller protection and fleece people with their shipping rates. That is how my YouTube video got buried because they worked for Google.

I know a thing or two about Google myself. When Google asked me how I broke through in four months, I said, “hire me, and I will tell you.” They didn’t hire me of course, so some things will remain a secret, but I thank my hacker.

Mercari will NEVER bury my words because like I said earlier, I opted for the G-Suite.