I have had some problems with the member, and I dont want any other NSer's to get ripped off. He constatly lies, cant keep his own stories straight, and stalls to avoid answers.
About a year back, i was selling some scratch pros. I had them boxed, ready to ship, and he said he was having problems with sending the money, and too see if I would ship the skis out prior to recieving payment. I refused, and contact stopped.
Back to the present.
On July 3rd, I put a sale up with some movies.
On July 5th, "Dave" sent me a message wanting 2 movies. We agreed on the price, and exchanged information. "Dave" informed me he was going to send me a money order. I agreed.
On July 8th, I asked if he had sent the money order yet? I was informed, "yes i just got back from putting in the mail box"
I ask him if he has an idea as to how long it will take for the money order to reach Canada. He guesses about a week, then asks, "did i need special postage at all becasue you need it to get stickers on ns"
I tell him I dont know what the postage is for a letter to get from the US to Canada.
He sends me a PM telling me, "i think i messed up on the postage"
I ask him what he plans on doing about it?
He said once he gets it back, he will resend it.
He informs me he hasnt recieved it back. Now he wants to know if I have any posters for sale.
I ask him he he has gotten the money order back yet. I suggest he sends another one out in the mean time, and just cashes back the original when he recieves it back.
I remind him not to forget the postage.
He replies with, "i wont like what postage will i need if yuo don't now i will ask the post office."- In my opinion, this is sounding shady alrady. He shoudl be asking the post office, not me.
*no conversation between the 14th until now.
I ask him whats going on with the money order. No reply.
I ask again.
He claims he just put it in the mail. He tells me if i dont get this one, he will send cash. (Im nott comfortable with cash-gets lost/stolen easliy)
I ask him if he remembered to put on the proper postage?
He says, "uhhhh i dont remember". He then asks me, "i going to smoke weed brb you smoke"
I inform him I dont smoke.
He asks me If i recieved the money order yet.
I tell him no.
He tells me he will pay me 5$ extra for waiting so long. Im thinking, how is he going to pay extra, has ne not sent the money?
I tell him to give it a few more days.
He seems to be getting frantic, always telling me how hes going to pay me because hes "not cheap like that"
I ask if he remembered the proper postage.
He says, "I dont remember"
I inform him I havent recieved payment.
he replies, "no what dude going to the post offiuce and getting it right now"
^Getting what? The money order? I ask for clairification, but no reply.
He asks me how my summer is, and what elevation I live at. Between more random questions, he throws in, "ooo ok so wait till wednesday and if you dont get it are u still going to ship it and i u still get ur money and i pay u like 30 in stead of 25"
so now hes asking me to ship without recieving payment!
I PM him saying no way, im not shipping without a payment.
He begins to ask me what happens if a seller is ripped off, and what happens to the buyer in this situation. He is obviously trying to find out the consequences of what he is doing.
He asks if I had recieved the money order. I hadn't.
He then tells me, "ok going to post office pronto". Im wondering why he is going to the post office? He has already sent the money order, right?
I accuse him of not sending the money order. He tells me he did.
I then ask, "Then, can you provide me with some form of proof of purchase?"
He replies "yes sure hold on i need to find it".
No reply, I ask again, "Can I see some proof of purchase, or get the phone number to the post office where you bought the money order?"
He says, "yea umm let find the receipt"
I said, werent you going to get the recipt the other night? He tells me that "i was busy doing other stuff"
No im getting angry. I tell him, "You're stalling. I want to see some proof of purchase. If I dont, I will be forced to believe you tried to rip me off, and a buyer beware thread will go up with your name in it."
He replies on August 12th, saying, "yo dude chill i am in portugal till the 26 for a microsoft thing i was way busy pack and getting ready i am in the inner circle if u want to search google about it WHEN I COME BACK THE 26 I WILL PROVE I WAS THERE AND THE RECEIPT OF THE MONEY ORDER OK"
How convienient he's in portugal. Nothing like this was mentioned to me before. He refused to do an electronic transfer-that way, he couldnt try to rip me off. He would have actually had to sent money.
Anyways, I just want others to know that this member isnt someone you want to be dealing with. This may not be the most polite thing to do, but I want others to know about it.
If anyone (mods, admins, members) need proof, or want to see my PM's with lineskier21, I would be more than happy to send them to you.