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moner
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posted February 11, 2003 07:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for moner   Click Here to Email moner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote      
Mike and other admins-

i am writing because i feel like i need your advice and input here...

almost 2 months ago i agreed thru email to purchase a pair of near perfect sail panels off a '70 camaro that a member had posted for sale in the swap meet section. me and this other forum member agreed to finacial terms. well, sure enough, over 1 1/2 months later, i have neither my money or sail panels in my possesion. i have sent him many emails and get no reply unless i start to get an attitude in my messages. it wasnt until i told him that i just wanted my money back did i get a response. truth is, i feel that i got ripped off! and i am F**kin pi$$ed off about it.

so my question is: is there anything i can do about it? ok, so if i got ripped off, fine, my fault and i will have to live with that. but how can i, and how can WE keep each other from getting ripped off by other board members who are less then honest in their intentions?

any advice or comments would be appreciated. and thanks for letting me vent and voice my concern.

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CamaroDave
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posted February 11, 2003 08:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for CamaroDave     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Visit CamaroDave's Homepage!   
If he/she accepted the money through the mail then you can file mail fraud charges against him/her. This will usually result in the parts or money showing up very quickly.

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MadMike
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posted February 11, 2003 09:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MadMike   Click Here to Email MadMike     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Visit MadMike's Homepage!   View MadMike's car!
email me the member name & email. While what I can do is limited, i'd like to know who's screwing around.

In the meantime, follow the advice coming your way from here.

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jb
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posted February 11, 2003 10:22 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for jb   Click Here to Email jb     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote      View jb's car!
Don't be put off by this one tranaction i have been a member for years and have only heard of trouble with a couple of members and they are no longer here.

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wnied
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posted February 12, 2003 12:33 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for wnied   Click Here to Email wnied     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote      
I frequent alot of forums for Camaros and Computers.(I'm a computer network engineer by trade.) On the computer boards, people go by a ratings system created on another website called Heatware. Heatware is a website that buyers and sellers alike leave feedback about their transactions with people on the boards, so like in ebay, you have a system of reference on who the deadbeats are and who the reliable traders and sellers are also. Once a deadbeat is found out, the forums moderator locks the individual out by closing their account and blocking their IP address from accessing the website.
Heatware: http://www.heatware.com/

Hope this suggestion is helpful.
wnied

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73ProTouringAlex
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posted February 12, 2003 10:49 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 73ProTouringAlex   Click Here to Email 73ProTouringAlex     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote      
Moner, do me a favor and type the first 3 letters of that persons email address here. Just curious if I too have been a victim here.

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moner
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posted February 12, 2003 12:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for moner   Click Here to Email moner     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote      
To All-

well, i get a phone call from my wife about eleven minutes ago. that would be about 9:35am p.s.t. telling me that i had a UPS delivery. fearing the worse (as i feel like i am about to look like an ass to everyone who read my post from last night ) i had her open it up, and guess what was inside? if any of you guessed a pair of '70 black sail panels, your right!

so, yes, i got the panels, they are now in my possesion, so why am i so irritated by this whole situation? my wife (she is great) sensing my annoyance and frustration, quickly shoots in and says, "2 months, you have been waiting for these things for 2 months. that is totally unexceptable". how is that for a supportive wife?!?!

so, at the expense of looking very dumb, the only honorable thing for me to do is to to inform everyone that the delivery was made, and the transaction completed.

i agree with my wife, 2 months was rediculous. and i was the one who had to keep hunting this guy down, trying to get any kind of info. i only communicated with this person once in the last 20-some odd days. so yes, i feel completely justified in posting my original message. but i feel a bit guilty at the same time. i guess i should not think so much and just be glad i finally got those damn panels!

anyway, thanks for everyones emails and support. i appreciate it. you guys are the best!!!

[This message has been edited by moner (edited February 12, 2003).]

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archemedes
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posted February 12, 2003 08:11 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for archemedes   Click Here to Email archemedes     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Visit archemedes's Homepage!   View archemedes's car!
Glad to hear it finally worked out, hopefully it doesn't mar your expectations from the rest of the members

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Psychohamster
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posted February 12, 2003 08:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Psychohamster   Click Here to Email Psychohamster     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote   Visit Psychohamster's Homepage!   
I have recieved items between 30 - 90 days after paying for them as agreed. It would have been appropriate had the seller sent you a simple email explaining the situation out of common curtosy. But hey sometimes BS happens and in the end you got what you wanted and I for one can totally relate to your frustration.

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