Bad Traders

Bad Traders Reported by nihon

Inspector_7 BTRs1-Mar-2002
Status: active
Aliases: Inspector_7, Eurostrker, l-jrolko, Lou and Jan Rolko
Address: 752 Hines Hill Rd., Hudson, Ohio 44236;;;;;;;101 Ambrose Dr., Hudson, Ohio 44236
Reporter: nihon

Louie was the first trader I ever dealt with here and he left a bad taste in my mouth. He originally approached me on 24 February 1999 about selling his Saturn system. His original offer was: "im asking 80 dollars for it, it is 2 months old, 1 controller, ac adaptor, av wires, 4 games and 2 sampler cd. the games are, Virtual Cop, Daytona USA, Virtual Fighter 2, World Wide Soccer 98, Nights into Dreams Sampler, and Bootleg Smapler. all the games are in great condition."

It took a lot of work to get him to send the system. He had agreed to send it to a friend since at that time I was living in Japan. That friend was coming to visit me in Japan and had agreed to bring it with her when she came. After several email messages inquiring where the package was (over 2-3 weeks), it finally arrived the day before she left for Japan.

When my friend arrived in Japan, I found out the games were NOT in "great condition" as he had indicated: all of them were heavily scratched, though luckily they all seemed to work. All I ask is that he contact me to work out some sort of deal to make up for the scratched games. I'm not sure if he'll ever take care of this, though, since he seems to have disappeared from the site.

Update: 16 March 2002

I sent him a message asking what he wanted to do to take care of the problem, and he wrote back:

Sorry but i do not remember anything, and im not making up
for something i dont recall. If you had a problem with this,
why did it 3 years to notify me. I dont remember the condition,
and i dont remember the trade. Sorry but theirs nothing i can do!

To answer his only question to me: I waited this long because he was the first trade I did here, and the BTR system wasn't as refined back then as it is now. He was a silver-star trader at the time (or at least had a bunch more trades than I did--I forget if the star system was in place when I did this trade), and I didn't know if anyone would believe me, someone with only one trade, over him. I decided to finally put up the BTR after seeing that he had 3-4 other BTRs on him.

He doesn't seem too keen on fixing his problems, though I'm willing to be pleasantly surprised. smile

SNK_4_Ever BTRs23-Mar-2001
Status: active
Aliases: Ragnarok, Omega_Weapon, Cruel_Angels_Thesis, Metal_Slug, Lunatic_Fringe, SNK_4_Ever
Emails: (invalid now),
Address: 38 Virginia Ln, Newburyport MA 01950 USA
Reporter: nihon

(978)-xxx-xxxx (phone number available if necessary)
ICQ: 60394290

We agreed on this trade on 7 May 2000, but we didn't send until the beginning of June because I had to buy the game he wanted and it was expensive.

I sent "Neon Genesis Evangelion" for the N64 via Airmail, and Adam was to send a Game Boy Color, a Worm Light, and a Final Fantasy Tactics strategy guide via Global Priority Mail. We were to send at the same time. I sent my package on 6 June 2000, and he received it on about June 15th.

His father sent the package on June 8th and it arrived on July 17th. It took over a month to arrive because it was sent via SURFACE instead of via Global Priority. Adam told me that he didn't know his father had sent it via Surface, and repeatedly told me it had been sent "Priority".

On 3 July 2000, I sent an ultimatum to him (you can read the entire ICQ conversation log at ) where I told him that I would have my attorney hunt him down and extract what was owed to me.

Now, this may have been a little more forceful than absolutely necessary, but I felt Adam hadn't lived up to his side of the agreement, and I was upset at the way he was dealing with it. I filed the BTR, as I said I would in the message above, but I removed it because Adam posted a retaliatory BTR full of incorrect information. I was unsuccessful in getting that bogus BTR removed, so I felt there was no other recourse in order to get rid it.

On top of that, the Worm Light was not included in the package. Adam had written a small note saying it had broken and he was going to send another. He never sent the other Worm Light, and never brought it up until I confronted him about it after I received the package (remember, this was over 1 month after he sent it without the Worm Light).

To resolve this whole mess, Adam agreed to send me an International Postal Money Order for $23 to make up the difference in shipping costs and the lack of the Worm Light in the package.

The letter was sent on July 26th and it arrived August 5th, but Adam only sent an IPMO for $10. This has been one very frustrating trade because Adam has agreed to do things that he hasn't done (sending two days late, not sending the worm light, not sending the package via airmail, not sending $23). I've never been this frustrated with a trade before.

I finally agreed to complete the trade on GameTZ, but I still believe people should be warned about this. His actions are unacceptable, dishonest, and childish. I also decided to repost this BTR because he shouldn't be allowed to get away with this, even though the amount is quite small ($13). If and when I receive my $13 I will remove this BTR.

2001.03.28 - Added his newest email address to the list.

2002.01.14 - I sent the following message to the three email addresses listed to the left:


[NOTE: This was sent to all three email addresses I have for you.]


I wanted to give you a chance to clear up your BTR now that it's been about one year since it was filed. All you need to do to get the BTR removed and have your account reinstated is to send me a money order for $13. I now live in the States, so it will be much easier for you to do this. You can even use Delivery Confirmation if you want to.

I'd really like to get this taken care of. I don't think you are a bad person, and I'd like to see you back on GameTZ.

Please let me know what you'd like to do.

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Hopefully he'll respond.


Two of the email addresses bounced:


----- The following addresses had permanent fatal errors -----

----- Transcript of session follows -----
... while talking to
>>> RCPT To: <>
550 <>... User unknown

Reporting-MTA: dns;
Arrival-Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2002 23:47:27 -0500 (EST)

Final-Recipient: RFC822;
Action: failed
Status: 2.0.0
Remote-MTA: DNS;
Diagnostic-Code: SMTP; 250 OK
Last-Attempt-Date: Mon, 14 Jan 2002 23:47:32 -0500 (EST)

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<>: host[] said: 550 Account Inactive

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Hopefully one of them still got through.