Bad Traders

Bad Traders

glorfindel Israel BTRs1-Dec-2002
Status: active
Aliases: davidwolf5, avi
Address: Ramat Hasharon, Izhak Elhanan 10A, PO Box 2523, Zipcode 47240, ISRAEL
Reporter: stalwart

Not that it would require this additional BTR to show what a character Eyal is... anyway: he approached me with a trade involving an Ultima I by Sierra, which is one of the scarcer releases out there, and I accepted with alacrity. I immediately sent my stuff (Wrath of Denethenor, Wing Commander II + the speech pack which I threw in as a surprise).

He claims my package never arrived, and that he would have sent his side of the deal on schedule. I have since checked with the postal tracking service that my package *did* arrive. Even when confronted with this, Eyal refused to admit that my package was delivered to him.

He then told me that he would soon be able to offer another copy of Ultima I, as he would find 2-3 of them per year. Which is, by all means, impossible! This was, among other things, what got me very suspicious about him, and his shady practices have since been exposed. (see below for the URLs)

Eyal won't respond to my messages anymore, he appears to ignore all attempts to contact him.

I strongly advise not to trade with this guy, in fact everybody should make sure Eyal will never deal in classic software again.

HandyMan BTRs30-Nov-2002
Status: active
Aliases: HandyMan
Address: 4726 Megal Dr. Corpus Christi, Texas 78413
Reporter: mister_Tee

We agreed to the following trade: My XBOX system with DVD Remote, NightCaster and Elder Scrolls 3, as well as a demo disc for his Grand Theft Auto 3, Grandia 2, Tony Hawk 3, Onimusha, various complete psx games, 3 anime DVDs and $100 US.

I sent first. He received it and then sent my items. He told me that he didn't have the $100 dollars to send because of a family emergency and that he would compensate by throwing in some items. I received his package. It contained the items to compensate for the $100, as well as most other items excluding grand theft auto 3 and the cases/manuals to the psx games.

It has been 2 months and I haven't received my $100 OR grand theft auto 3 and the cases/manuals. The cases/manuals I could do without but grand theft auto 3 and the $100 were the two most valuable items in the package and the sole reason I would have agreed to the trade in the first place.

We communicated through hotmail and msn messenger fairly regularly throughout the first 3 weeks of our trade and then he started claiming that he wasn't receiving my hotmail messages as well as ignoring me on msn messenger. Once in a while he would contact me with an excuse of why he hasn't been able to ship my stuff as well as a promise to do so. I still haven't received my items.

He has been trading on this site during the whole ordeal as well as listing my stuff in his available list. He has made no attempts to contact me in almost a month.

This Bad Trader Report will stay up until I receive my $100 US, Grand Theft Auto 3 as well as the cases and manuals to the various psx games. I advise that nobody trade with this user because he obviously has no problem ripping people off if they're halfway across the continent.

Josh , if you didn't receive my e-mail a few days ago, it states that I will be pressing charges against you if you don't follow through with your end of the trade agreement.

LeisureSuitLarry Canada BTRs30-Nov-2002
Status: active
Aliases: LeisureSuitLarry
Address: Thunder Bay Ontario
Reporter: grass07

Pended on 12.09.2002
Hmmm the fact that he said that he sent my stuff a month ago from Canada, and I have yet to see it, and I have had very fast, smooth trades from other Canadain traders, this is the first one that has gone awry, and also due to the fact that I have heard many bad reports, negative things about this trader, from other traders on gametz and on strongly advice anyone who considers trading with him, to ask him to send first at any cost,if he gives you uh my mom wont let me excuse or I am in the hospital for a operation and I cant send out your game excuse, trust me when I tell you that you have been royally screwed.If anyone knows his current address, email me so I can report him to the Canadian authorities.

Vengar BTRs29-Nov-2002
Status: active
Aliases: Vengar
Address: Wan Beddy P.O. Box 1867 Somerton, Arizona 85350
Reporter: rainbowgirl

We agreed to a trade. He was to send me SNES hookups with 2 controllers and I was to send him 10.00 for it shipped media with delivery confirmation.. We agreed to send at the same time. I sent him a Postal money order on 10/29
I hadn't heard from him or received anything by 11/12 so i emailed him about it, and he emailed me back and said he had sent them and was still waiting on the money order. I said okay.
I emailed him again 11/21 and said I still hadn't recieved the items and asked him for the d/c # and also asked him if he had received the money order yet. He emailed me back and said he hadn't received the m.o. yet. He didn't mention the d/c # so I emailed him back and asked him for the d/c # and he said he'd left it at home and would email it to me tomorrow 11/22
I then told him I had been to the P.O. that day and they had told me the m.o. had been cashed on 11/14. He said someone in his family must have cashed it and he would find out about it when he got home as he was in school. I said that since the envelope and the m.o. had been in his name, I didn't know how someone else could have cashed it. He said he and his father had the same name and his father probably cashed it.
I said I really needed the d/c # so it would prove to me he'd send the items or I'd have to file a BTR on him. He emailed me back and said he had sent them and that he was highly insulted that I'd give him a BTR as he'd never ripped anyone off, (he only has 3 completed trades). He said he would send me the d/c # on 11/22 for sure. I said fine, and told him I had no intention of giving him a BTR if he could prove he'd sent it. 11/22 came and no package in the mail and he didn't email me the d/c #
so i emailed him one more time and told him I'd give him til the following friday 11/29 for me to either receive the package or a d/c number. I received no response. I noticed he'd signed onto gametz 11/25 and still no response.
I checked the mail today, and no package has arrived yet.
Juan, when I recieve either my 10.00 back or the SNES hookups and 2 controllers, i'll remove this BTR, until then it stays up.
update 12/2/0002

LeisureSuitLarry Canada BTRs28-Nov-2002
Status: active
Aliases: LeisureSuitLarry
Address: Somewhere in canada, too lazy to look for it...
Reporter: DrizzDrizzDrizz

Trade pended July 31, 2002.
I sent him $11, and was supposed to receive Gran Turismo and Final Fight.
He ripped me off, but at least he finally admitted it and stopped pretending he sent after months of lying. Whatever, I don't really care, and it's not like this BTR matters, only an idiot would still wanna trade with him, but I like having reported a BTR on someone and have it stay there raspberry

2011 update:

the wounds just will not heal. I have assembled an elite squad to track and subsequently take him down.

2018 update:

I thought I could get over it. I was wrong. The hunt is on.