got ripped off twice last 2 weeks

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  1. SSR

    SSR Well-Known Member

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    anyone else get ripped off on the junkion exchange recently?

    two users Deshma and Sicsuicide took over 250$ from me and just vanished. havent replyed to PMs or anything and the bad news is i paid for it via Gift paypal option. just curious if this sort of thing starts to happen the closer it gets to botcon.
     
  2. MrSneis

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    I am super sorry to hear this man :(  I'm guessing their feedbacks prior were good too? Not a good sign. I have really no tolerance for scammers or bad sellers/traders.
     
  3. SSR

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    actually deshma i just didnt do my due dillegence. she/he/it had 2 red flags after the fact, but sicsuicide didnt have any feedback at all. ive dealt with a ton of members recently so i think i just hit a bad patch.
     
  4. 46+2

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    Thats a shame man. SSR is an excellent guy to deal with and now this will no doubt make things difficult.
     
  5. DethPike

    DethPike Master of Sinanju

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    You should leave this in their feedbacks so that others can be warned.
     
  6. 46+2

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    Ebay fees are pushing all these crooks into forums like ours.
     
  7. MrSneis

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    You're doing better than I at it jkjk. I've had 2 close calls this past month; once on eBay with a deadbeat tfw seller infernus and Hybrid Prime here on the board. Seriously, I guess it's in the demographic. I think we as a community could do better :( 
     
  8. BoBe-Patt

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    Sorry to hear about that SSR. I was in talks with Sicsuicide to buy his Wreck Gar and it was pretty damn hard to get a response from him. From our emails, it sounded like he was going to sell me the wreck gar so I was just waiting for him to send me his paypal email to pay him and he never got back to me. A few days later he puts SOLD on wreck gar and I still haven't heard back from him. So I guess I'm glad he didn't get back at me, but still sucks for those who paid him. =(
     
  9. SSR

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    I may be in luck. I paid with amex on one of those payments and they may still do a chargeback. that may leave me with bad standing with paypal though.
     
  10. 46+2

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    thats good news dude. I hope it works out for you.
     
  11. Zherbus

    Zherbus In Shogo Hasui, we trust.

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    Sorry to hear you got boned, there. But in all honesty, it starts to happen as long as people still use the gift option.
     
  12. seali_me

    seali_me Buhawi Gabay-Tala

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    deshma join date: 02-28-2009 post count:200

    sicsuicide join date: 01-06-2009 post count:50

    SSR join date: 02-26-2011 post count:89

    you all have very low post count.

    i don't deal with the following

    - recent join date
    - low post count
    - post are mostly regarding sales
    - posts on how to sell

    i can smell alternick from a mile away...

    alternick definition: an alternate nickname or username. used for trolling, stealing, ripping off peeps etc....
     
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  13. Star Sabre James

    Star Sabre James <b>The JUICE</b> TFW2005 Supporter

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    PM Liokaiser with the details, so he can put them in the deadbeats list in the Junkion exchange feedback.
     
  14. seali_me

    seali_me Buhawi Gabay-Tala

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    SSR join date: 02-26-2011 post count:89

    not saying that you are but its pretty hard to tell but yes i'd avoid dealing with "newbies" with low post counts with only purchases and sales posts....
     
  15. wildfly

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    It's never left me in bad standing with them.

    I'm fairly sure they make allowances for a certain % of transactions being unrecoverable chargebacks...they're making money hand over fist.

    Aside from which if they start haggling with credit card companies, they're not doing themselves any favours.
     
  16. SSR

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    i appreciate everyones input in this thread. ive had so many good experiences on this site buying and selling im just shocked that this happened so back to back recently. no offense taken seali, i pretty much stopped collecting in 03' and i came back recently buying a ton of henkei/classics to catch up which is why my post count is so low.
     
  17. jorod74

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    it's a good policy to set a minimum for members here to meet before entering into trades.

    one thing that i pride myself upon is my word when i offer to buy from the JE.
    it takes a lot to earn the trust of the board members here and very little to lose it all.

    if i can't pay for the item the moment i post it in the Wanted forum or i PM someone to buy what they are selling, i just do without.

    i don't get how others lack the common sense of just doing the decent thing.

    it's not that hard, and there's a lot to gain from it.
     
  18. MrSneis

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    Paypal gift or not you're still screwed of the other guy is a bad seller. I promise. Paypal does not offer buyer protection outside of eBay.
     
  19. bigkid24

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    I've been screwed over by a buyer using the purchase option. So I'm not that keen on using it aside from the fact that some people don't seem to be able to follow instruction for paying with the personal option.

    Maybe there's still hope for your deal with Sicsuicide. I traded with him a few months back and although it didn't really go smoothly I did get my stuff and we traded $200+ worth of stuff.
     
  20. benzo

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    that sucks! never been ripped off online before. I will never use paypal gift unless I know the person personally.
     

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