: Buyers Beware



llaupert
06-06-08, 10:47 AM
Just a quick note to acknowledge what a great resource this forum is and how helpful it is to all of us.
But with all good things, there are those that try to corrupt something that is good. For every thousand of decent hardworking stiffs trying to get by, there is always one bad apple in the bunch that is out to take advantage. I learned from experience and it cost me a $55.00 lesson - please beware of those offering parts for sale.:nono:

CadillacSTS42005
06-06-08, 10:49 AM
please share the individual so we know who not to do business with...

RightTurn
06-06-08, 11:22 AM
:yeah: Sorry you got stiffed.

Playdrv4me
06-06-08, 11:26 AM
Why would you post this and then not provide the name of the offending individual(s). That doesn't help anyone and raises unnecessary doubt about ALL of our vendors.

dirt_cheap_fleetwood
06-06-08, 12:19 PM
Who done it!?! WHOOOOOO DONE IT!!!!

EcSTSatic
06-06-08, 12:52 PM
Yes, then we can have a online trial :mob:

dkozloski
06-06-08, 01:07 PM
Now that he mentioned it; there's at least several members of this forum that don't bathe regularly.

dirt_cheap_fleetwood
06-06-08, 03:51 PM
^ Does your computer emit smells as well as sound and video?

dkozloski
06-06-08, 03:52 PM
Smellovision, the latest developement.

Florian
06-06-08, 04:09 PM
smells like RT. Ripe 'tang

F

CadillacSTS42005
06-06-08, 04:49 PM
^
burn....
lol

orconn
06-06-08, 06:51 PM
Smellovision, the latest developement.

Ah yes, Fairbanks, Alaska, a leading city in communications technology .... is it Alaskan petro royalties at work, or something out back that you forgot about along with the Spring Thaw!

Rolex
06-06-08, 07:09 PM
Just a quick note to acknowledge what a great resource this forum is and how helpful it is to all of us.
But with all good things, there are those that try to corrupt something that is good. For every thousand of decent hardworking stiffs trying to get by, there is always one bad apple in the bunch that is out to take advantage. I learned from experience and it cost me a $55.00 lesson - please beware of those offering parts for sale.:nono:

I call BS until we get details about the vendor and the transaction. Anyone selling here is accountable to the site. If you really wanted help, you'd post the vendor's name and the circumstances surrounding the alleged rip off. Until then my low post count friend :wave:.


Last post 12/22/07 :rolleyes: So you got ripped off in December and you waited until now to post about it...er...to vaguely gripe about it without providing detail.

I give your rant 0.5 out of a possible 10.

dkozloski
06-06-08, 07:19 PM
I call BS until we get details about the vendor and the transaction. Anyone selling here is accountable to the site. If you really wanted help, you'd post the vendor's name and the circumstances surrounding the alleged rip off. Until then my low post count friend :wave:.


Last post 12/22/07 :rolleyes: So you got ripped off in December and you waited until now to post about it...er...to vaguely gripe about it without providing detail.

I give your rant 0.5 out of a possible 10.
At $55, it certainly wasn't a world class transaction.

dkozloski
06-06-08, 07:20 PM
Ah yes, Fairbanks, Alaska, a leading city in communications technology .... is it Alaskan petro royalties at work, or something out back that you forgot about along with the Spring Thaw!
World air circulation patterns.

dirt_cheap_fleetwood
06-06-08, 11:49 PM
I give your rant 0.5 out of a possible 10.

o0o, we can rank people's rants now? I declare a rant-off and then we all vote as to which one was the best.

Playdrv4me
06-07-08, 12:37 AM
o0o, we can rank people's rants now? I declare a rant-off and then we all vote as to which one was the best.

:werd:

Rolex
06-07-08, 12:40 AM
o0o, we can rank people's rants now? I declare a rant-off and then we all vote as to which one was the best.

Don't start none and there won't be none. ;)

llaupert
06-09-08, 08:58 PM
For the record this is the last correspondence I received from the individual on February 13, 2008 - my check was cashed on December 15, 2007 -- I wrote four letters trying to resolve the matter as well as writing the administrator of this forum -- i did not like to expose this without trying all that i could - but i am at wits end - he has my money and the mirrors - shame on me for trusting someone -- thus my warning for all others - know the person before throwing your money down.

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just got back, i been out of town for a while....i dont know what happened

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hey im sorry for not keeping in contact with you i have been really traveling hard with my job for the past 40 days....but i seriously thought you got the mirrors way back at the beginning of jan... i dont know what the hell went wrong with these mirrors when i shipped....but all i know is when i got home yesterday i had the package sitting in my mail stack...my wife never thought to tell me that it was a return to sender and i never thought about following up....but either way man im really sorry and i have tried calling you since i found out yesterday...im on the way right now to the post office so i can overnight the mirrors to you..

when you get this pm please let me know whats up....thanks

urbanski
06-09-08, 09:06 PM
he hasnt logged on since dec 22, 07

Rolex
06-09-08, 09:35 PM
Well not much you can do if the guy doesn't log on here anymore. Can we contact him and provide him a link to this thread and ask him to respond?

Rolex
06-09-08, 09:38 PM
I see his last activity as 5.22.08

I'm IM'ing him now.

urbanski
06-10-08, 06:53 AM
something woke him up

The Tony Show
06-10-08, 03:45 PM
I say give him one more chance to make it right and get you the mirrors. Sometimes stuff does really happen.

llaupert
06-11-08, 10:54 AM
That is why I waited 6 months for action to be taken - I have failings myself -- so I do not want to be quick about judging a fellow being -- but I think a flag should have gone up since I had done a search and it seems there were a number of "deals" going on all at the same time -- and if there is a rotten apple in the bunch it is best for caution.

Rolex
06-11-08, 02:35 PM
I appreciate that you're a gentleman, but that's BS in my opinion. When you buy something online you have a reasonable expectation to receive it within (at least) 4 weeks. If an item is backordered you have the same reasonable expectation to be notified of it's backorder status to have the option to cancel the order and receive a refund.

If you paid for something over 6 months ago and never got it, that = FRAUD.

The Tony Show
06-11-08, 02:57 PM
If the guy's really been away on business that's the only possible excuse. If you don't have the mirrors within 72 hours, go after him.

llaupert
06-30-08, 04:46 PM
I have sent five letters to him (none returned) no emails no response. What do you suggest I do to go after him?

urbanski
06-30-08, 06:03 PM
now.

The Tony Show
06-30-08, 07:27 PM
I have sent five letters to him (none returned) no emails no response. What do you suggest I do to go after him?

Start with the Internet Crime Complaint Center here: http://www.ic3.gov/

Send him an email notifying him of your action, and let him know that the local authorities in his township will be next. If you've sent him letters you have his name and address, and if he has ever sent you an email then there are ways of tracking him through his ISP.

Even though it's only $50, go after him with the same vigor you would if it were $5,000. Your actions could prevent him from doing it again.