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If it sounds too good to be true............................

Post by volvosneverdie » 13 Dec 2008 07:41 pm

Tale of Xmas Woe:

Same old story like, nothing new.

Spied a nice cheeky bargain going on the site that cannot be named, and decided to take a punt.

Im no mug, so checked the lads feedback and found lots of recent trade and lots of recent and good feedback from one and all. Satisfied customers from all over the land, purchasing goods expensive and cheap so all looked well and true.

Had a late, low bid and won.
Delighted.
Proud new owner of:
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paid up, arranged delivery for fri via courier and sat down with a nice big smile on me dial.

FRIDAY.
No wheels.
hmmmmmmmmm.
To the internet!
MEMBER IS NO LONGER A REGISTERED site that cannot be named USER.

:oops: :x :evil: :evil: :evil: :twisted: :(

Got me good and propper.

Paypal'll stump up the refund eventually, so all'll be well that ends well.
But just goes to show, you can be as carefull as you like and some crafty dodger can still stick you in the trouser pocket.

You all already know to beware well enough I recon.
just wanted a whinge.

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Post by filthyjohn » 13 Dec 2008 11:22 pm

Sick. Wanna share his username and we'll have a look at a few forums to see if he's around?
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'95 945 LPT
'90 340 3dr
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'70 Rover P5 V8
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'62 amazon 2dr

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Post by volvosneverdie » 13 Dec 2008 11:26 pm

mainlylotus was the username john. Looked well honest.
Hes only up in whitehaven, but ebays shut him down so i cant get a handle an address.
Otherwise i'd be having a run up the moro.

keep your eyes peeled though.

Much appreciated.
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Post by filthyjohn » 13 Dec 2008 11:31 pm

Were they sold as MX5? Can you recall any other stuff he'd sold?
'87 Nissan Sunny
'95 945 LPT
'90 340 3dr
'87 360 GLT
'87 765 TIC
'75 Manta A
'70 Rover P5 V8
'67 MGB GT
'62 amazon 2dr

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Post by volvosneverdie » 13 Dec 2008 11:38 pm

were sold as - mx5, starlight, drift, jap, drift, minilite - in the title. Good catch-all i suppose.
other gear was assorted car parts, bike clothing (def a leathers set and rainproof jacket) , and if i remember right, a quad. Yam banshee? bits and pieces. an a couple of big monies. what youd expect from an honest mover.

sounding familiar like?
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Post by filthyjohn » 13 Dec 2008 11:59 pm

Mebbe check JapNorthEast or any local bike forums, most people use the same ID on multiple forums.

He bought this Rover,

http://cgi.ebay.com/1996-ROVER-216-SI-R ... 0302068801

and didn't sell it (at least not on *b*y), so if you see it about ram it off the road and ask questions L8R.
'87 Nissan Sunny
'95 945 LPT
'90 340 3dr
'87 360 GLT
'87 765 TIC
'75 Manta A
'70 Rover P5 V8
'67 MGB GT
'62 amazon 2dr

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Post by pete-d » 14 Dec 2008 12:20 am

Bad luck Ben,

Hopefully you'll get your money back - if PayPal don't come up with the goods you should be able to use the small claims court to get the auction site to release his real identity and address so you can pursue him.

Pete

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Post by volvosneverdie » 14 Dec 2008 12:29 am

Yeah, Im on that now Pete. thanks for your help and concern.
TBH it was only 60 quid and 35 courier i paid, but I'd set my heart on them. And you shouldnt sell your integrity for a hundred pound really should you?

if its an honest problem, ebay or paypal will contact him and he'll sort it out nicely like a gentleman, as i think any of us would.

if not, I've got an address now from a lad that bought a micra off him (cheers Watson) so i'll have a run up to cumbria and catch him for a quiet word.
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Post by filthyjohn » 14 Dec 2008 12:46 am

:lol:
'87 Nissan Sunny
'95 945 LPT
'90 340 3dr
'87 360 GLT
'87 765 TIC
'75 Manta A
'70 Rover P5 V8
'67 MGB GT
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Post by foggyjames » 14 Dec 2008 02:37 am

He'll have to re-register as "mainlygonnageta****edupfacefromBen"

cheers

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Post by MCHUDD » 14 Dec 2008 06:51 pm

Hi lads.
Iknow it would be great to give this b*****d a good kicking,but just stop and think for a sec. If he can prove it was you,he could have you for thousands and you could end up with no job.Be carefull,thats all.
Cheers Mark.

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Post by volvosneverdie » 14 Dec 2008 07:15 pm

Cheers MCHUDD.
You are, of course, quite right.

But ive found knocking on someones door and asking loudly and politely for what youre owed is far more effective than any amount of emails etc.

But I agree with you 100 percent.

last resort and only ever in self defense.
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Post by Jason B » 15 Dec 2008 03:16 am

f$&king annoying when someone does this, I got had a while back on another forum by someone who seemed genuine enoughand then disappeared off the face of the earth... unluckily for him the spies were already at work and I got his address... it was also the address of his parents :lol: - one nice letter addressed to "the householder" and I have a feeling he may be in a bit of trouble with mum and dad, and it looks like I may be getting my money back :D
'89 360 GLE awaiting 2.3 power

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Post by volvosneverdie » 15 Dec 2008 11:38 am

Glad you got a happy ending Jase.
Hope they stump up in time for xmas.

FJs bump girl owning up, your lads mam and dad looking to make good, mebeez the spirit of human kindness isnt dead after all eh?
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