Bad Traders


Bad Traders Reported by brucewayne

cfghjkl BTRs19-Jan-2009
Status: active
Aliases: Christian del Amo
Email: chrisdelamo@gmail.com
Emails: helpwithgaming@gmail.com
Address: 4960 SW 72 AVE Suite 202 Miami, FL 33155 United States
Reporter: brucewayne

cfghjkl also known as Christian del Amo agreed on a trade. he was going to remove my lite-on dvd drive from my 360 and install a flashed drive. and send me my flashed working console back along with my original drive

i sent nov 24th by UPS

i got it back around dec 12th

in the box was my xbox but not my original drive as agreed upon.

when i hooked up my xbox 360 it did not read any games and the drive would only open sometimes.

i sent christian a message stating that the xbox did not work and that he did not send my original drive along.

this is the message he sent me:

on 12-Dec-2008 at 4:31pm cfghjkl The games and drive were sent in a seperate package so that nothing would break (games). You should be receiving them soon.


This was a complete and utter lie. he never sent a second package.

i have asked him for his phone number but he has not given it to me. i have threatened a BTR but he keeps giving me lots of excuses and emtpy promise such as its not his fault cuz he had someone else ship it for him and they didnt do it or he says ill get a refund but not untill i after i get my 360 back from him. so far i have no xbox 360 no extra dvd drive but im out money.

i sent him a message today asking for the refund now and he has logged in a few times but not responded to my messages.

this deal has been going on for about 2 months now

im out the console
the shiping charges
shipping TWICE by UPS

this btr will come down when i get my flashed 360 console back and working and my original drive


oh and i think some compensation would be in order also

since i have been unable to play for so long



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it is now january 21st and i have still not recieved anything


Oh and the measly 10 dollar refund wasnt given to untill after i gave him the BTR
and i paid more then 5 dollars for shipping



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January 23rd and still no package from him






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JANUARY 24Th and still NOTHING



----------------------------------------------------------JANUARY 26TH AND STILL NO FRIGGIN XBOX 360







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IT IS NOW JANUARY 28TH AND THE MAILMAN JUST STOPPED BY. AND STILL NO PACKAGE FROM CHRISTIAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I HAVE NOT RECIEVED A WORKING TRACKING NUMBER

I HAVE NOT GOTTEN A PHONE NUMBER

WHENEVER I DO GET A RANDOM REPLY FROM CHRIS ITS EITHER AN EXCUSE, LIE OR THREAT. JUST THE OTHER DAY HE THREATENED TO HAVE THIS MYSTERY PACKAGE REROUTED.






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JANUARY 29TH

STILL NO XBOX 360 AND NO WORD FROM CFGHJKL
HE CONTINUES TO LOG ON YET HAS NOT TOLD ME WHEN I CAN HAVE MY XBOX BACK...............





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January 31 and still no xbox 360



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i recieved my xbox yesterday on febuary 2nd. cfghjkl has stated he sent before january 9th. he has posted this publicly in the forums that he sent then.

here is the real story.

on january 29th i sent him a message
i told him i would be calling his local police department and reporting him to the usps for mail fraud if i did not have my xbox by monday feb 2nd.

I also used my connections to locate his work Phone number and called his office and left multiple messages for him saying bruce gametz called and wants his package. this did not sit well with his boss. CFGHJKL sent me a message saying never call him again when the number wasnt given out.

so yesterday when i came home and saw my package from miami i smiled.

BUT then i lifted the box and noticed that the contents were loose and floating around. at this time i just laughed because i knew he was being a douche.

the next thing i notice is the shipping date on the postage. its JANUARY 29th he friggin lied about shipping before. image

so i opened my package to see the xbox was wrapped in 2 thin layers of cheap bubble wrap and then tossed inside an oversize box. (i wouldnt even ship a book this way)
image

next i take it out and look it over. this thing was in mint condition when i sent it out. i got it from a user on gametz a good trader. anyways something is rattling around inside when i shake it.

and then i notice all the scuff marks
http://img141.imageshack.us/my.php?image=1000824lv...
looks like he dropped it or something who knows maybe he tap danced on the damn thing.

so i go to hook it up. and notice that the whole seam is all fudged up and the case by the ethernet port is broke.image

ok got cords hooked up now im going to attach my hdd.

but wait it wont attach. i think what could be wrong since it attached before.

i say to myself
"self maybe because cfghjkl kept your xbox 360 for a couple months maybe just maybe you forgot how to use the thing?"

i then look closer and notice that the grating on the xbox where the hdd attaches is all broke and sticking out.

image

so that the hdd cant sit tight against the 360 and attach properly.

i do expect a full refund

i have mentioned to chris/cfghjkl that a trip to his office is actually cheaper then buying a new 360.

anyways this btr will come down prolly never but if i got a refund that might help

again i have shown that this trader is a liar





Response from Accused "Bad Trader": (20-Jan-2009)
First of all, Lite-On drive flashing could not have been done back when you asked for a drive repair/flashing which was clearly stated to you and therefore I replaced your drive with a samsung drive. I replaced your drive and flashed it like you asked. There was no possible way to have your console flashed with a Lite-On before December 24.

You claimed it was not working when you received it, yet when I received the console back, it was working perfectly fine (with backups and originals). So I am not sure how you tested your console.

I told you it was fine and to go ahead and send it back after the 24th so that I can flash the Lite-On (when the lite-on flash was released).

As far as the money, I have refunded you $10. What was suppose to be payed originally to me was the drive replacement/flashing + shipping (9 - 10LB box). You included $5 for shipping (only 1/4 of what it costs to ship) therefore I only refunded $10.