Bad Traders


Bad Traders Reported by Oleg

Marvin BTRs2-Jul-2000
Status: active
Aliases: Spikepikedriver
Email: Spikepiledriver@Juno.com
Reporter: Oleg

We had a deal trading his unopened Excitebike 64 for my WWF Warzone and 1080. He started asking me to send first because he was ripped off his Sega Dreamcast on another site. At the time I had about 40 trades, so, of course, I said "no". Finally, he seemed to understand that he has to prove his trustworthiness and agreed to send first. After a couple of emails that said something like "I'll send this Saturday" and "I had my mom send it, but I don't know which class" (can't you ask your mom?), all communication ceased. I sent about 3 email within 3 weeks, after not getting Excitebike. I got no reply from him, so I emailed him and said that I'm voiding the trade. I deleted the trade afterwards. He had about 10 pending trades that are gone now. Probably, for the same reason. It's been more than a month, and his game never came. I think he is out to cheat people. I am lucky that I didn't send first, so I didn't lose anything, but this is clearly a bad trader.

morpheous BTRs24-Mar-2000
Status: active
Aliases: MackDaddyPlaya
Email: gdawg@forum.com
Address: 28 North Glynde Ave, Burnaby BC, V5B 1G7 CANADA
Reporter: Oleg

We agreed to trade a bunch of my used PC hardware for his PC and n64 games/hardware. We agreed to send on the same day. I asked him if it's ok if I send UPS, and he didn't mind. I wanted to send UPS, so I could track the package plus it was cheaper. I sent, and he told me he did too. It turned out that he had to pay UPS brokerage fee, which I didn't know about, and duty tax (because he lives in Canada). He refused to pay them, so the package returned to me. Not only he refused to pay, but he did not even want to work with me to resolve the situation. I tried to talk to him multiple times on ICQ, but he did not answer. I have logs of all messages.

On top of that, I never saw his package. It's been over a month, so I think it's clear that he did not send it. He also told me he doesn't care anymore, so that pretty much what prompted me to write this report. I am out $10.05 I paid for shipping, and he hasn't tried to contact me.

TRADERS BEWARE!