Bad Traders

Bad Traders

MajorGimp BTRs25-Jan-2015
Status: active
Address: Danny Thomas 3542 N. Meade Ave. Chicago, IL 60634
Reporter: Admiral

Loaned Danny Thomas $300 on July 30th, 2014. Hoped to repay $320 by October 4th, 2014.

He was constantly telling me "I got a new job"..."I get paid soon"...etc. But every time he gave me a date of any repayment, he would have a reason why he couldn't.

I agreed to forego the interest on the loan (so I will take $300 back instead of $320).

The only thing I've received is about $84 worth of games on November 4th, 2014 and $17.50 worth of games on December 15, 2014.

Since then, more dates proposed, more dates come and go.

Furthermore, he has made purchases on this site via paypal.

I am willing to accept more games/items instead of the $198.50 he still owes, but now he won't respond to messages on GTZ.

Still waiting for the money or some type of repayment, but it seems more and more likely that MG is not going to come through, and is unwilling to take the steps necessary to do good on the loans he has out.

UPDATE 3/1: MajorGimp emailed me on 2/9, saying he isn't going to rip anyone off, and he would update his listing and get in touch with people. Well, he didn't do any of those things. I replied asking if he could maybe send me some items to make up for the loan. No reply, and I haven't heard from him since.

thaivo BTRs7-Jan-2015
Status: active
Aliases: Thaiphong Vo
Address: 10703 Oklahoma Ave., Chatsworth, CA 91311
Reporter: exopuppy

Thaivo and I agreed to a trade on 12/22, and I shipped the same day. On the 24th he informed me that he needed a few more days to ship but it would go on the 26th at the latest, which I said would be no problem. He received my game within days, and then went dark. In the subsequent two months, thaivo has been on the site intermittently, but has not responded to any of my requests for communication. In order to make things right, thaivo needs to immediately ship the agreed upon game, or return the game I shipped him, plus the cost of my postage.

Update: Thaivo finally got back in touch to let me know he couldn't even find the game he agreed to trade me. On 2/5 he claimed he would return the game I sent along with $5 for my shipping costs. That was the last time he logged onto the site. This guy is an absolute chump and not worth your time.

MajorGimp BTRs6-Jan-2015
Status: active
Address: Danny Thomas 3542 N. Meade Ave. Chicago, IL 60634
Reporter: Slickriven

On Feb 10th a trade/loan was established for me to provide $150 in PayPal funds to MajorGimp, with repayment to be completed 3 months later on May 15th as well as the game Super Paper Mario to be received as payment/interest for the loan.
Funds were sent on Feb 12th.
May 8th I started communication to see about receiving repayment when due, was told it might be a few days late, but would be repaid in full.
May 16th was told he lost 1 of 2 jobs and he requested more time, I had no issue, he agreed to send Paper Mario which I received June 2nd.
June 10th I was told he now had lost his 2nd job.
June 13th received $20, told I'd get more soon and that he had found a new job.
July 23rd given an excuse about medical issues.
Two games, totaling $19 were agreed upon as additional repayment, they were sent and received around mid-August, repayment amount stands at $111, more funds promised but not received.
Sept 27th promised some more funds on Oct 14th, not received.
Oct 20th excuse given for no funds.
Nov 11th last communication telling of a new job and promised 100% funds on Nov 28th, not received.
Dec 5th and 16th I requested updates, was ignored.
After talking to another of his lenders and Bill I decided to consider a BTR.
Dec 29th I messaged him stating that I hadn't heard anything in 7 weeks, was tired of excuses and no communication. Stated that I would file a BTR if I didn't receive any communication by Jan 5th.
No responses while he has had activity on the site since Dec 29th.

I have told him that I'm not in a hurry to get my remaining funds back and I'm still not but understandably I feel like I may not get any more funds. I am willing to accept some form of repayment plan and had suggested one before, I however want/need some reassurance that the plan will be honored since I was told that I would get funds several times and did not. I am not interested in any more games as repayment but would take as little as $5/week, $10/bi-weekly, $20/monthly. I'd simply like to get my funds back that have been loaned out for nearly 11 months.

I didn't want to file this be feel like I'm being ignored. Based on his other recent completed and pending trades I'm also upset that I've not been paid back.

Update, on April 10th he contacted me saying he was getting some tax money back and would resolve our loan, asking for the exact amount. I provided and haven't heard a thing since April 25th.

Jestering BTRs2-Nov-2014
Status: active
Aliases: Jesse Schave
Address: 1219A Wayland Street Beaver Dam, WI 53916 USA
Reporter: Jartravian

I hate to do this, but it has been almost two months since I have had any contact from Jesse. He made an offer, and I accepted and sent my games the next morning. When they arrived, he was not satisfied with the condition of two of the games and didn't want to trade his "perfect" games for them, even though I listed their conditions accurately and he made the initial offer. I asked for him to ship my games back to me at my expense, but after a week he said he wanted to complete the trade, which was the last communication I received from him. I since asked for an update and received no response.

I'll be happy to retract the BTR if I receive Jesse's end of the deal, or I get my games back. This should have been my very first trade on GameTZ, and honestly getting ripped off like this, so quickly, and by an established user, has colored my opinion of the community as a whole. I haven't even renewed my subscription as a result. I just want it resolved so I can forget it :)

aircobra Global Trader - willing to trade internationally BTRs16-Oct-2014
Status: active
Address: Chris Doughty 500 W. Middlefield Rd. #71 Mountain View, CA 94043
Reporter: gameorigin

On June 17th I sent aircobra a broken ps4 to send into Sony to get fixed for free. Console was delivered on 6/21. One 8/2 he said he was dealing with personal issues. I sent him numerous messages since then, and he has yet to respond or to log into gametz. I was owed $200 via paypal gift.