Bad Traders

Bad Trader Reports on mdauphin

mdauphin BTRs21-Sep-2005
Status: active
Reporter: scdr

We agreed to the following trade

scdr gets:
1) Connections (PC (Windows 9x/ME/00/XP)) [Condition: unopened; Box: yes; Manual: yes; New/Unused]
2) Syberia (PC (Windows 9x/ME/00/XP)) [Condition: excellent; Box: yes; Manual: yes; Mint shape]

mdauphin gets:
1) Star Control (PC (DOS/Windows)) [Condition: excellent; Box: yes; Manual:
yes; 3.5" and 5.25" Floppies]
2) Full Throttle (PC (DOS/Windows)) [Condition: excellent; Box: no;
Manual: no]
3) Space Quest IV: Roger Wilco and the Time Rippers (PC (DOS/Windows))
[Condition: excellent; Box: no; Manual: no; CD]
4) King's Quest: Mask of Eternity (PC (Windows 9x/ME/00/XP)) [Condition:
excellent; Box: no; Manual: no]

I was to send first (as I had fewer trades).

I sent the items listed above. She received the items I sent (as indicated by Delivery confirmation, and the fact that she sent me items - though she failed to indicate it in the trade system).
She sent the items listed above, but the Syberia she sent was not in the condition indicated ("excellent/mint").

Syberia was heavily contaminated with cigarette smoke and ash. The manual even had a scorched area on one of the pages. I tried to brush the ash off to clean the item and let it air for a few days, but to no avail. As several members of our household have Asthma this was not acceptable/usable condition, and clearly not the condition she represented it as.

I contacted her indicating the problem, and suggested a couple of alternative items that she could send me to replace the Syberia. (Anachronox or Vikings).

She thought that her son might have sent the wrong copy of Syberia, and said to
send back the damaged one, and she would either send a good copy of Syberia, or one of the other items I had suggested.

I sent the damaged Syberia to her - Media Mail with Delivery Confirmation
0302 0980 0000 9956 1781 on 7 Sept 2004.
The tracking information indicated that it arrived on 13th Sept. 2004.

I have not received the promised items. Nor have I received any further communication from Ms. Dauphinee in response to my inquiries.
I reported her activities to mail fraud - and they sent her a letter. But no results.
I delayed in posting this, as some others who had problems with her not sending items reported that they eventually did receive items from her.

To resolve this I would appreciate it if Ms. Dauphinee would send me
either: a copy of Syberia in reasonable condition, or Anachronox, or Vikings (adventure game), or, if she does not wish to go through with the trade, she can send back two of the games that I sent her (preferably Kings Quest and Full Throttle, but any pair of the CD based games would be okay), in the same condition as I sent them to her. If none of these are possible, I would also consider offer of other adventure games or cash sufficient to by Syberia, to resolve this.

mdauphin BTRs27-Oct-2004
Status: active
Reporter: adreamer

We agreed to the following trade back around June 17 2004.

I was going to send: Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger (PC), Close Combat IV: The Battle of the Bulge (PC), Homeworld (PC), Journeyman Project 3: Legacy Of Time (PC), MechCommander 2 (PC), Warzone 2100 (PC)

She was to send:Stonekeep (PC), Anachronox (PC), The Guild: Europa 1400 (PC), Unreal II: The Awakening (PC), Divine Divinity (PC)

I sent my package on June 18th and was received by her a few days after. She finally mailed my package on July 8. I got my package on the 13th and everything was included except that Divine Divinity was not included. Instead she sent me Master of Orion 3. So it seemed like a simple mixup and that was fine.

So we were going to arrange a 2nd trade to exchange the mixed up games and perhaps trade a few other things. After long long periods of no contact I would get sporatic she would look at my list and what were we doing etc.. I am pretty sure there were other family members trading with this user name and such but it was like no one payed attention to the gametz site or messages. So pretty much no 2nd trade it looks like.

Anyway, long story is I didn't get what we agreed to and I have since no communication from her since September 2nd. I have tried to contact her many times via email and gametz with no responce from her. So no clue what I am supposed to do. I suppose I am better off than others in that I got most of what I was supposed to and even though I got the wrong game its better than nothing I guess.
I am willing to remove this BTR if Divine Divinty is sent to me as agreed. I would then return the wrong game she sent me. I hate doing this and frankly with all of these other BTRs I doubt anything will ever be done about it.

mdauphin BTRs24-Oct-2004
Status: active
Reporter: S3RP3NTTONGU3

She contacted me on august 23rd saying that she was interested in some of the games (9) i was offering. I in return chose some (7) from her list. As per usual rules on the website, i was to send my games first; her account had positive feedback left from previous trades and i am a newbie. I sent the games on aug 24th using accelerated mail by Canada Post. There is a tracking number on this shipment and it attests that she received the games on sept. 2nd. She indicated through the website (not direct communication) that she supposedly sent the promised games on sept. 3rd. I did not receive the games yet, and attempt to communicate by email have been met with no response.

Many users have been apparently deceived by her and some suggest that she has intentionally frauded many people. I am not sure to which autority i should turn to, but i would like her to respond for what she did.

I have written a complaint to the U.S. Postal service, and i encourage others to do so too. Mail fraud is a felony and punishable by law.

mdauphin BTRs23-Oct-2004
Status: active
Reporter: Huge

I sent my package on Oct 6th and it is now October 23rd. She won't acknowledge that she recieved my games and won't return my emails. Now with all the bad trade reports about her from all the other gametz members she has had recent pending trades with, she clearly shows no interest in completing this trade or any other pending trade with any gametz member. She always insisted on me sending first even though I have 30 successful trades with excellent ratings and comments. I traded with her before in August for a few games and now I see that this was only to gain some trust from me so she could arrange this larger trade in late Sept which involves many more games and then totally rip me off. I just sent yet another email to her. If I don't here back from her within 24 hours, I'm reporting her to the Rochester NY police and USPS mail fraud division. I hope everyone else who she defrauded does too. I WANT MY GAMES BACK!

Rochester NY Police Dept
185 Verona St., Rochester, NY, 14608
Crime Investigations (585) 428-7606

USPS Mail Fraud Complaint Form

U.S. Postal Inspection Service

UPDATE: Nov 27, 2004

You just sent me the wrong games! You re-sent the same games
from the old trade we did in September, not the games we had agreed upon
in the October trade. You just re-sent me The Arrival (PC), Inherent Evil: The Haunted Hotel (PC), Revenant (PC), Temujin (PC) and War of the Worlds (PC). I don't want these games because I already have them. You are still not responding to my emails.

Send THESE games listed below that we agreed upon, and I'll send you back your duplicate games. Then I'll remove this BTR.

Carmageddon 3: TDR 2000 (PC)
Dust: A Tale of the Wired West (PC)
Esoteria (PC)
Heretic: Shadow of the Serpent Riders (PC)
Sub Culture (New/Unused)

mdauphin BTRs9-Oct-2004
Status: active
Reporter: 16songs


I keep receiving notices that I have a trade pended with a Bad Trader, and this trader is you.

I must admit: I can't help but agree with the other traders.

I used all the patience I had. I sent the 6 games I promised in a box, 4 months ago. I have yet to see the 5 games YOU promised, since they were still listed on your page 2 weeks ago (!!!), before you deleted your listings.

You told me your own package was returned to you since some items were "for US sale only" and blocked by the customs. I often buy from US online stores and receive these kind of games. And out of my 280+ trades, it simply never happened. Plus, note that we're not selling/buying, we're TRADING.

Then you told me you'd figure a way to get them to me somehow. I have yet to see this.

Then, one month later, after 2 unanswered e-mails, I re-contacted you, and then you did not even remember me, confusing me with someone else. Maureen, the "pending trade" section is supposed to be there for something...

I gave you a 2 week ultimatum, and I demanded dayly updates last week. I never heard from you ever since.

Many of the messages I sent were left unanswered. Too many. Why have you never posted any messages in our trade report, why have you not reported the reception of my part of the trade?

I consider myself an experienced, tolerant and patient GTZ user, and to tell the truth, I have never seen anything as bad as this, since there are so many traders in my position.

Like everyone else, I'm willing to remove this report should the games you owe me arrive here.

To think you were supposed to send first, and to think I finally sent first thinking you were trustworthy...

14/10/2004 NOTE:

I discovered something interesting tonight. You traded away my Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King even if I still don't have the games you owe me, speaking of wich.... you also traded 2 Elder's Scrolls Legend: Battlespire, while I still wait for the one you owe me... I hope you have the habit of keeping at least 3 original copies of the very same game, for you'll have a really hard time completing our trade...


16songs sent, on June 14, 2004:
The Lord of The Rings: The Return of The King - Grant, Lee, Sherman: Civil War 2 - Imperialism - Zeus: Master of Olympus - Jane's 688 (I) Hunter/Killer - King's Quest 5: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder

Mdauphin never sent:
Gorasul - Magic & Mayhem - Isle of the Dead - The Elder's Scrolls: Battlespire - Dragon Lore