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got in contact with this guy through another forum member...he had some parts (greddy w/BNR) sent me a picture told me he would ship when payment received. Sent a PayPal last Friday he didn’t follow through...Monday was a holiday...etc..etc...excuse after excuse so I called him out now he "disappeared".
Hopefully I won’t be completely screwed and PayPal will cover me. …either way lesson learned (possibly an expensive one)...if it aint eBay or a local member....isnt worth the trouble
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It was a deal that was too good to be true... which also means a lot less to loose on the table lol. Unfortunately, you face this risk with even the most realistic looking deals if it's between 2 people online.
Best of luck getting everything sorted out!
(side note... might want to edit your first post. The email address got attached to "...total")
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Originally Posted by houstonrx8er
yea, its almost not even worth the gamble anymore...if it isnt on ebay or a local club member dont go for it
What, you wouldn't trust me?
(I always wondered where you could use that smilie)
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Sent a PayPal last Friday he didnít follow through...Monday was a holiday...etc..etc...excuse after excuse so I called him out now he "disappeared".
Not to minimize the value of your concerns, but it is only Wednesday.
You placed the order on a holiday weekend Friday.
Two days (Tuesday and today) is not "disappeared". Quite a few people are still on vacation.
^He does have a bit of a point... I probably would have given it a little more time unless something specifically raised a red flag. Shipping couldn't have taken place on Monday since it was a holiday and none of the shipping services were running. That means that there was a lack of communication for only 1-2 days that he could have possibly worked on getting it shipped. I know of a few reliable companies that have slower communication and shipping abilities and they make a living off it.
At this point, you kind of have to hope it was a scam because it could be more problematic if he was legitimate.
I can also provide the phone # he gave me in a pm if anyone wants it but I will not post it on the thread. Good luck guys and let me know how things turned out. In the end I did not end up buying from him as someone else I trusted alot more had the parts I wanted.
i sent a few emails back and forth with this mazdaspeed057 guy, he said he had a greddy turbo (just the turbo is what i needed) for sale.
asked for pics and he sent me pics of what appeared to be a knockoff greddy turbo even after saying that it was in fact the real greddy that came with the kit. it looked nothing like it. what a dumbass!
luckily i didnt exchange any money with this guy, sorry to hear your loss! dont trust that guy!
oh and his grammar is beyond horrible, here are some of his emails for your entertainment:
"The turbo was never put in the car I have the full kit everything was used except the turbo I had to buy a new turbo ad then was rear ended beforei can put it in I'm in a major pickel and need money for dowwn payment on a car so I'm willing to ship today pay pal only"
"I understand same as I feel about sedin u smething but pay pal is a safe sacure website for this and yes I'm new I wasn't even ging to sell parts was ging to give them to a friend but now I'm trying to get my hands on a rhd rx7 93 so I need to sell everything if u send the money to my paypal its thebst way for u and I"