Bad Traders


Bad Traders

HebertPark BTRs17-Oct-1998
Status: active
Email: plouie911@aol.com
Address: 153 Radclirr Dr. East Norwich NY 11732
Reporter: sammena

We agreed to a trade where he would send me Mechcommander and I would send him Wargames. I shipped my game out to him the day after we made the arrangement priority mail. After a week had gone by I emailed him politely requesting the status of my game. He did not respond. In checking the bad traders list a couple of days ago, I noticed a double reporting in which one of the reportees had the same mailing address I was told to send to (the one listed above). It was a different name and email address, Benjamin Lok - benlok@yahoo.com which is no longer in use. I believe the other party involved was Christian McMahon - pobox@gte.net, although these two reports have been removed. Oddly Mr. McMahon was being reported by Herbert Park and not Ben Lok. On Mr. Park's trading page he requests sending to HerbertPark@yahoo.com instead of his AOL address for faster service, which is the email address I used to contact him at. In checking the one trade link on this traders page I discovered that the other trader he had made a trade with (Chris Peltzer - dpeltzer@optonline.net) had also made a trade with Ben Loc. There was also a trade with another yahoo.com address that led to another non-existent account. These 3 trades occured at roughly 2 month intervals leading me to believe either this is the bad trader himself or he is running a scam with someone else. Curiously Chris Peltzer links to and promotes a company called Zonked Web Design Service. This is the same business I was told to address my package to by Herbert Park. If a trader uses the address listed above do not trade with them. You will only be throwing your game away.

N/A6-Oct-1998
Status: active
Email: N/A
Address: us
Reporter: gamemaxter

we had a deal to trade at the same time but he didn't send the game and I tried e-mail him for 2 weeks no reply, then he delete his e-mail and account if you see him again don't trade with him he will ripe you off like he did me

Zomby BTRs6-Oct-1998
Status: active
Email: Vorhies316@aol.com
Address: 3969 Springtime Ln; Moorpark, CA 93021
Reporter: virtuadept

We agreed to trade my Heavy Gear (OEM) and Test Drive 4 (full version) for the PC, for his 4 SNES games: Busby, Mario All-Stars, Super Mario World, and Donkey Kong Country. First, it took him about a month and a half to get me 3 of the 4 games, missing All-Stars. I told him about the missing game and he claims he's lost it. He has not replaced it and not offered compensation. I think he's probably an immature, irresponsible teenager, based on his emails, so beware. I have a record of all our email correspondence, so if you wish to review it, please let me know. Andrew, if you will clear this up with me, I will take this off and restore your good name.

Dude420420 BTRs29-Sep-1998
Status: active
Email: DarkDude42@aol.com
Address: 513 Colonial Crescent Drive, Lititz, PA
Reporter: Mathman

I sent him Police quest collection in exchange for his Zork Nemesis. It's been about two and a half weeks since he said he got my game and I still haven't received Nemesis. He will not reply to my emails so a word of warning to other traders: stay away from him.

Dude420420 BTRs29-Sep-1998
Status: active
Email: DarkDude42@aol.com
Emails: Dude420420@aol.com
Address: 513 Colonial Crescent Drive, Lititz, PA 17543
Reporter: Zombeezy

Immediately after sending my game to him, I received three obscene emails out-of-the-blue and in reply to my incredulity that were later claimed not to have been sent by the trader (but no explanation of how that could have occurred). Then, an email finally informed me that his package had been returned because it was improperly addressed to me, and could I please verify the address, which was not very close to reality despite appearing in full and correctly on several of my emails. A couple of weeks later, I again demanded a status update or I would endeavor to have the trader barred from UGTZ and reported for mail fraud. I then received a reply email from him saying he had lost his job and that he couldn't cough up the couple bucks postage just yet. Four trades are reported as successful with him, yet email confirmation with other traders reveals an actual 50% success rate - the other two (including mine) were incorrectly and prematurely reported as successful upon our mailing our packages, and then the trader in question merely responded as though he had done his part as well. Should both myself and the other unsuccessful trader receive our promised games in trade, I will remove this post. After all, maybe his life is in shambles and things have been tough. Maybe he can work things out. BUT, until then, be FOREWARNED!