devilman2000x

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  1. Malach Ra

    Malach Ra TFW2005 Supporter

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    This is a long post.

    Has anybody here ever dealt with this guy? He won my diaclone swoop auction on the 28th of August and just contacted me about the auction yesterday(5th of september), in which he stated he wanted it shipped fed ex other than ems shipping and then I didnt here from him again, so I asked him if he still wanted to do the deal or if he wanted to do a unpaid mutual agreement. He contacted me today with a nasty little email. well, heres how it went down.

    devilman200x:
    Oh my goodness!Have you accepted my $1000 offer?You have to
    excuse me a lot,it's just that when I did it I was in Luxor Egypt
    and it take me about an hour to do that!Connection was so
    damn slow!I just back from Egypt,please gimme 1 day or two
    and I'll recharge my Visa electron,that I use to Paypal as a
    Verified Member,don't worry at all!!!Just a question....I know that
    Paypal sometimes covers more than the usual 500 bucks in case
    something goes wrong with the seller..I guess $2000 even..but I
    don't know how,can you inform me about that,so I'll feel safe
    and comfotable to pay you ASAP?

    nemesis_maelstrom:
    I believe paypal will cover and ebay will cover everything. I have 100 percent feedback and my feedback is over 225 so paypal will cover everything, and I will insure it at full cost of 1000 when shipped ems. thanks and I hope to hear from you soon.-damon

    devilman2000x:
    This is the problem: Just declare that is a gift and that the value
    is around $5 (F I V E DOLLARS) or the italian customs are gonna
    charge me with stupid ancient taxes!AND they can even keep the
    pack for a check FOR MONTHS and opening the boxes with no
    care or knowledge of what they're handling.I'm not
    exagerating,just ask around if you don't believe me.And it
    means that if I'm not gonna see my item I have to open
    disputes,ask refunds,leave neg feeds,etc.And we wanna avoid all
    these trouble,right?So I don't think you can insure the ems or
    you should declare the real value of it.I dunno if Ebay covers
    $1000 and not sure about Paypal too if not specifically
    requested by the seller.So please get informed and Let me know
    ASAp,I'm prompt and willing to pay within the next 2 days

    nemesis_maelstrom:
    i know about customs, but didnt realize they were so bad in italy. if you want to be 100% safe, then I think would should go with ups, dhl or fed ex. they guarantee to deliver it and you get a tracking number. I know paypal covers you with buyer protection because like I said my + feedback is over 50 and ebay will also cover up to a certain limit. but I suggest going with ups, dhl, or fed ex. it will cost more to ship(alot more) but its guaranteed to get there.

    nemesis_maelstrom:
    hello? do you just want to go ups for an extra $60. so the total would be 1090. how does that sound? its the only way I know how to get it there with no problems at all. and yes you'd be covered by paypal and ebay if something(really far fetched happens).-

    today I wrote him back because I couldnt tell if he was serious about the auction or if he was pulling my leg. I've had this done numerous times because people didnt want to pay. I wasnt mad or upset I just wanted to know his intentions. plus he didnt email me back for the rest of the day, so I wrote this-

    nemesis_maelstrom:
    hey man, are we going to do this or should I relist it and send you a unpaid item agreement so i can get my fees back. or you can just send me 1090 and I'll send him ups. let me know asap.

    devilman2000x:
    Hey!Why are you acting like a prick?We are gentlemen here and I
    have the right to answer EVRYDAY;I wrote you yesterday,so I'm
    reading your reply RIGHT NOW.I don't like to be threaten,in real
    life or internet either.So please calm down and stick your
    arrogance where the sun doesn't beat,thank you sir.OK,so now
    that you know,I hope we can talk in a decent way,right?YES,I
    agree,send it via FEDEX,please.I say FEDEX because I know the
    italian boss of Fedex and he will track my pack securely without
    any risk of being lost.I'm gonna pay you immediately,once you
    have shipped,please SCAN the receipt and send it to
    (his email address)together with some text where
    you tell me the time of departure and the tracking
    number,PLEASE.I will give it to my fedex friend,so he can help
    me at his best.And remember next time,don't treat an italian like
    shit anymore or it could be a big deal.Trust me

    he paid via paypal the $1090 while he typed out his resonse.

    nemesis_maelstrom:
    just issued you a refund my friend. we are done here. I wasnt treating like shit, or an italian like shit. we will not do buisness anymore. I dont appreciate the way you have talked to me, and i dont need your money or the hassel. thats about as big of a deal as i gets for me and you. my last email was in no way meant to be taken the way you took it. I was merly asking if you wanted to do the deal since you only contacted me just yesterday and before that never heard from you after the auction was won. and an unpaid item mutual agreement just lets both partners go in their seperate ways without any problems or negatives. but apparently you thought I was treating you like shit and talking down to you, which was not the case. we will never do buisness again. TRUST ME

    nemesis_maelstrom:
    have refunded your payment of $1090 and sent you an unpaid item mutual agreement. sorry it had to be like this but I will not be talked to the way you talked to me. you had no reason to say the things you said in your message.


    I dont beleive I was in the wrong here at all. I just asked a question. It seemed like this guy was going to be more trouble than he was worth with his little outburst. so i refunded the money cause I dont need it or his bullshit. what do you guys think?
     
  2. CompuGlobal HyperMegatron

    CompuGlobal HyperMegatron Nobody summons Megatron

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    That's insane. Man, eBay is becoming a nightmare it seems.
     
  3. MikeTSI

    MikeTSI The Reclaimer TFW2005 Supporter

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    You did the right thing man. That guy was gonna be a problem no matter what.
     
  4. Dankir

    Dankir Well-Known Member

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    Dude was being a jerk for no reason you did the right thing. You can do even better by posting his reply :D 
     
  5. Malach Ra

    Malach Ra TFW2005 Supporter

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    well, i'm trying to be civil and as kind as possible to try to get out of this with my fees refunded and and no neg. feedback but i doubt it.
     
  6. xd1976

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    Ciao
    I am a new user of this great forum and I am from Italy as this crazy man
    I apologize for him only because he is an italian collector as me and I don't want you think any italian is like him (I hope you can understand my english)
    He is a super man I think...have you never seen his pic on ebay?
    as you can see on this italian forum...a lot of italian collectors doesn't want to deal with him
    http://www.giocattolivecchi.com/forum/forum_ot_detail.asp?id=114489&fil=&page=
    I hope you don't think all italian seller and buyer are like him
     
  7. cutback4197

    cutback4197 all roads lead to shame

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    I would say that if he leaves you a negative go to ebay. There was a veiled threat in there. They have to have some policy about threatening language.
     
  8. jason jupiter

    jason jupiter weird/ rare g1 KO hunter

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    lol, your forums have a lot more "funny picture" replies, lol.

    i've seen him winning stuff around ebay italy and sometimes some auctions for diaclone / rare stuff here but never dealt with him. will keep this thread in mind if he ever wins a high-priced item, i think its funny how he asks YOU to go make sure he is 100% insured.


     
  9. Valkysas

    Valkysas Attack Buffalo

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    yeah, he was gonna steal it from you.
     
  10. RoboticPlanet

    RoboticPlanet Exclusively Exclusive

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    You did the right thing - nothing worse than a buyer who thinks he's running the auction and being a dick about it.

    Also, canceling the transaction was a better idea than you realize: It's now a federal crime to ship "toys not made wholly of wood" to Italy: http://pe.usps.gov/text/Imm/il_008.htm

    Sure it's easy to lie on customs contacts, but I don't find it worth the risk.
     
  11. Might Gaine

    Might Gaine The Devil Express

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    Holy crap. What's the motivation behind that law?
     
  12. RoboticPlanet

    RoboticPlanet Exclusively Exclusive

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    Dunno. Italy imposes the restriction and USPS listens.
     
  13. thyvipera

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    what a prick. i hope i don't encounter someone like that.
     

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