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glorfindel Israel BTRs

Status: bad email (This account is not active)
Tel Aviv, IsraelIsrael
Has traded with 13 Different Traders (16 total trades)
Ratings are excellent [95%] [13 ratings]
Last login: on 22-Jan-2003 at 6:02pm
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Member since: 14-Aug-2001
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Deal Preference: Trade, Buy or Sell
http://gametz.com/user/glorfindel.html

This user has been reported as a bad trader.

Bad Trader Reports

glorfindel Israel BTRs9-Dec-2002
Status: active
Aliases: Eyal Katz, glorfindel
Email: noone@hotmail.com
Reporter: jarbuthnot

I airmailed Wizard and the Princess for Apple II on 17SEP.
He supposedly airmailed Loom on 16SEP.
To date, I've not received Loom. He says he received Wizard and would send it back, which I asked him to do. Since then, no replies to my e-mails.

Guess I've joined the tens of others who learned the hard way about Eyal.

glorfindel Israel BTRs1-Dec-2002
Status: active
Aliases: davidwolf5, avi
Email: noone@hotmail.com
Emails: katzavinoam@bezeqint.net
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.

glorfindel Israel BTRs26-Nov-2002
Status: active
Aliases: Eyal Katz,David Wolf,Avi,glorfindel god
Email: noone@hotmail.com
Emails: katzavinoam@bezeqint.net
Address: Izhak Elhanan 10A, PO BOX 2523, Ramat Hasharon, ISRAEL, ZIP CODE 47218
Reporter: Sauron

Well, what more to add, I don't think the whole thing will ever be solved against this real robber. However, everything was explained very well here and on several other pages and my story is the same of my fellow traders here below.
Some other infos here:

http://www.vintage-sierra.com/fraud.html
http://www.if-legends.org/~yois/column.php

My trade was created on 10th of September. It was my Gabriel Knight 1 + Privateer + The hobbit for his Ultima I.

I've contacted Israeli Police website but received no reply at present day.

glorfindel Israel BTRs21-Nov-2002
Status: active
Aliases: glorfindel god, Eyal Katz
Email: noone@hotmail.com
Address: Romat Hasharon, Elhanon 10A, P.O. Box 2523, Zip Code 47240, Israel
Reporter: nickie

Eyal Katz approached me for a trade of his Neverhood for two original Sierra games, Gobliins 1 and 2. Because of the hefty postage that would be incurred in my sending games for a game I was not looking for, I thought it did not sound out of place, and agreed to the trade on 9/20/02. Each of us agreed to send our games on or about that date, and I did send my games to him on that date. It has now been two months, and I have not received any game from him. In addition, I have emailed him numerous times with no reply, although he was quick to respond to emails when we were discussing the trade. In correspondence with several other traders who also have pending trades with Eyal Katz, I have discovered that he has responded to their emails during this time period when he has refused to reply to mine, although he has not sent their games either. I would be happy to remove this if Eyal would send the game he promised.

glorfindel Israel BTRs17-Nov-2002
Status: active
Aliases: Eyal Katz
Email: noone@hotmail.com
Address: 10A, PO BOX 2523, ZIP CODE 47240, ISRAEL
Reporter: willem

Same case, Jon de Ojeda worded it very well already. My trade was made september 11th. Trade was for Adventure is Serenia for my Loom, Indy and I have no Mouth.

glorfindel Israel BTRs15-Nov-2002
Status: active
Aliases: Eyal Katz, Ramat Hasharon, Izhak
Email: noone@hotmail.com
Emails: noone@hotmail.com
Address: 10A, PO BOX 2523, ZIP CODE 47240, ISRAEL
Reporter: Starwave27

Eyal contacted me for a trade offer for my The Dagger of Amon Ra and Crime City PC games for his The Elder Scrolls III: Marrowind -- Collector's Edition. Obviously this was a too good to be true trade and I agreed to it. The trade was pending on Sept 26th and I shipped my package on Sept 28th via Air Mail. The postal clerk forget to scan in the label serial # so it does not appear on my receipt.

After being contacted by 2 traders who also posted BTRs on him below said Eyal has confirmed recieving their packages, but they have not receive Eyal's. It's been half a month and I know he also received mines. I have traded with 2 other traders from Israel before with no problems. Plus our packages took around 1-2 weeks to get to each other.

I e-mailed Eyal and surprisingly he replied very quick, an hour later! shock I asked if he can send me a scan of the postal receipt so I can see if he actually sent his side of the trade. Since then, he never replied. I'm guessing after he got all those BTRs.

Basically my story is about the same as Jon's.

As of now, I still have not received his package.

glorfindel Israel BTRs12-Nov-2002
Status: active
Aliases: Eyal Katz
Email: noone@hotmail.com
Emails: rolandmt@bezegint.net
Address: Ramat Hasharon, Izhak Elhanen 10A, PO Box 2523, Zip 47218, Israel
Reporter: jtrain

I traded the Editor's Choice Collection for his Pepper's Adventures in Time. We agreed to mail at the same time, Sept. 23. I sent mine but have not received his. After six weeks I sent emails which were never answered although he was very communicative on setting up the trade. If he doesn't send his game, I would like my game back.

glorfindel Israel BTRs9-Nov-2002
Status: active
Aliases: Eyal Katz - davidwolf5 - avi
Email: noone@hotmail.com
Emails: katzavinoam@bezeqint.net
Address: ramat hasharon, izhak elhanan 10A, PO BOX 2523, ZIP CODE 47240, ISRAEL
Reporter: Sirocco

On Sept. 6, 2002 I entered into a trade with Eyal. I had traded with him before with no problems and in fact, with exemplary results. In my most recent trade with him he told me that he had not received my games, and I also had not received the game he said he shipped. He also offered compensation, which I replied to but have received no answer as yet. I was about to write this situation off to unfortunate circumstances considering the present problems in Israel but then on Nov. 5, 2002 I received an email from another GTZ member that had also not received his game. This person had received an email from a 3rd GTZ member who had also not received his game. Not wanting to jump to conclusions, I emailed the people that Eyal had pending trades with to see if they had received their games. None had as yet! I was still not convinced that Eyal had flagrantly reneged on his part of our trade and I thought it was possible that he may be a victim of unfortunate circumstances. Then, today, I received an email from yet another GTZ member about Eyal and directing me to this article that he created -
http://www.if-legends.org/~yois/column.php?column_...

I still have no direct evidence that Eyal has reneged on our trade other than the fact that he stated that he shipped my game via Air Mail on Sept. 08, 2002 (60 days ago) but I thought that this Bad Report was necessary (given the accumulated information) in order to halt trades with Eyal until this matter is resolved.

Any additional information, from the moderators or others, that I am not aware of would be appreciated. I would be more than happy to remove this bad trader report if any positive information concerning Eyal Katz's integrity is submitted.

To this date, I have not received my game.

Jon de Ojeda

Completed Trades

26-Oct-2002glorfindel gets: LightBringer
Thesnake gets: Drakan: Order of the Flame

10-Aug-2002glorfindel gets: Obsidian
willem gets: Lost Secret of the Rainforest

2-May-2002glorfindel gets: Day of the Tentacle
Sirocco gets: Cash

2-May-2002glorfindel gets: Day of the Tentacle
Sirocco gets: Cash

27-Jan-2002glorfindel gets: gabriel knight 1 cd only
pliu gets: quest for glory 5 JB ONLY

20-Sep-2001glorfindel gets: deep space nine the fallen
greektale gets: 19$

18-Sep-2001glorfindel gets: 3 original full games in original boxes king quest 7,Shivers,Quest for glory 5
dio gets: DVD drive pioneer model 114 +1 game thief 2 in jb

2-Sep-2001glorfindel gets: one pack of Mission Asteroid and Wizard and the Princess
morrodox gets: 20$

29-Aug-2001glorfindel gets: Space Quest 4 (Original in box)
s1llys1m gets: The longest Journey (Original in box)

18-Aug-2001glorfindel gets: larry 1 in full box the ega version 1987
Burf90 gets: Norse by Norsewest frull original box

18-Aug-2001glorfindel gets: Nova 9 (complete in box)
Burf90 gets: Orion Conspiracy (complete in box)

14-Aug-2001glorfindel gets: Heart of China, Space Quest 1, Quest for Glory 1, Silpheed, King's Quest VI, Leisure Suit Larry 5
Sirocco gets: DVD & CD-RW

7-Aug-2001glorfindel gets: Leisure Suit Larry 6 & Casino, Man Hunter 2, Sorcerian, Conquests of Camelot
SirConnery gets: Pioneer DVD Drive, Panasonic CDR Drive, Amerzone jb only

3-Aug-2001glorfindel gets: 1 Black Cauldron 1 king quest 2 with out the manual 1police quest 2 with pq4 cd inside 1 king quest 4 with copies manual 2 floppys of man hunter 1 cd king quest 6 1 cd king quest 5 1 quest for glory 4 1 rise of the dragons ega
Belladonna gets: cd writer + wingcommander Kilrathi Saga

17-Jul-2001glorfindel gets: Space Quest 2, King's Quest 3, Larry 1, The Last Express, The Legend of Robin Hood, Dagger of Amon Ra, Police Quest 2
Gene gets: CD Writer (unopened) & DVD Player (unopened)