Bad Traders


Bad Traders Reported by t0pdawg7

wiggie BTRs3-May-2012
Status: active
Aliases: Alex Wiggs
Email: awiggs@bgsu.edu
Address: 222 Munger Hill Road, Westfield, MA 01085
Reporter: t0pdawg7

Alex sent a fake pair of Beats by Dre headphones. Prior to pending, he reassured me that the headphones were authentic, confirming that his mother had in fact purchased them from Best Buy. Alex initially refused to refund money, claiming that I was lying to him. I am still waiting for him to pay the $16 I spent to ship the headphones to him via priority mail before he fully reimbursed for shipping costs, since he claimed he had a buyer ready to purchase the fake headphones.

He has no sense of urgency, stating that it's just 'x' amount of money and that he'll pay if/when his loans get reimbursed. I've given him five months. His trade(s) with others shouldn't have any bearing on how ours plays out.


Update: This guy is a joke. He tells me I should be content with receiving a refund and that HE was understanding. I was understanding and polite enough to send back the headphones prior to him providing funds for return shipping. It's not my fault I was visiting family on the west coast when he refunded me my initial payment. According to his reasoning, he should consider himself lucky I even sent them back. Refund the total of $16 or keep the BTR. Your choice.
Response from Accused "Bad Trader": (13-May-2012)
guy drove the headphones halfway across the country then shipped them to me. Not paying for that. If you mailed them from VA or wherever u are from it would have been half the price. Be glad i gave you a refund. I was very understanding.

jacobm Global Trader - willing to trade internationally BTRs3-May-2012
Status: active
Email: jacobmonroewatson@gmail.com
Emails: aa35065@gmail.com
Address: 4645 Stanton Rd Shavano House, Box 242, Colorado Springs CO 80918
Reporter: t0pdawg7

Trade pended for my ASUS Transformer + $300 for Jacobm's ACER laptop and Sennheiser headphones. Laptop and headphones were shipped separately, both poorly packaged with no padding, and stickers used as tape to seal the boxes. Boxes were partially open due to negligent shipping. Headphones were dented, and the laptop is warped on the right side with blurring on the screen when viewed at certain angles.

Jacobm virtually disappeared after sending his side of the trade. I have expressed my discontent and held off on filing a BTR, believing that school may be overwhelming and he hasn't had time to login. I have now seen activity on his account, but have yet to receive a response to my trade messages. It appears as though he's writing this trade off and moving on.

Simply reversing the trade would not be a viable resolution as the item I sent him has greatly depreciated in value since pending this trade.

I told him I can provide pictures of the damaged items in messaging, and will do so upon request.

Update:
Let me add that I can also provide pictures of how "Correctly" he packaged the goods.
Jacob, did you or did you not use Priority mail stickers instead of tape to "seal" the boxes? The postal worker delivering the package even had a confused look on his face and suggested I really look everything over. It looked like it was boxed up by a child.

Yes, I did say that I wasn't happy with the specs of the computer, but I said I was willing to accept that because it was my oversight. But you're either hiding the fact that these were damaged before shipping or lying about how "Correctly" you shipped them. You haven't once mentioned the headphones, which I noticed right away were badly dented.


Update: Jacob knows I notified him of the poor packaging before even trying out any of the items. He's looking for any way possible to weasel his way out of fixing this. Him implying that I would take fake pictures of the packaging is ridiculous. He has yet to address the issue of the damaged items and continues to try to use his "flawless" reputation to blame me for the ordeal.


Pictures: I do not have pictures of the packaging; I believe they were on the phone that I traded to Dustin25ship. Below are links to the pictures of the items. Jacob's packaging was by far the worst I've ever dealt with here. But if he truly believes he carefully packaged the items, then these were damaged beforehand and he wasn't honest about the condition of the items:
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/99/photo3es.j... - picture showing dent/warp in the laptop
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/96/photo4pt.j... - a 2nd picture of the laptop
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/836/photo2at.... - Picture of the damage to the screen as a result of the dent/warp
http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/443/photo5yme... - picture of dented headphones

Response from Accused "Bad Trader": (19-May-2012)
So basically this whole thing is bogus. I clearly packaged the two items correctly (I think i have pics somewhere) Look at my trade record i'm pretty sure I know how to correctly ship goods. And then a few days later he claims the computer he received was "not worth it." I'm sorry but you knew EXACTLY what you were getting beforehand. If your end seems unfair you had plenty of time before the trade to say something. It seems like he regretted the trade and is now pulling this to tried to get compensation for I don't know what. I am writing this trade off because this claim is bogus (not the first BTR you filed that Iv'e been told is bogus) so you can expect no compensation on my end. In all likely hood I'm going to finish my other trade and leave the site. Thanks for making my going away memorable.


Edit:
I'm trying to hunt down photos of how I packed them too. Any moron can repack a box and then take a pic. Why dont you make them look worse than you described since you'll be faking them anyway? It doesn't matter you're not getting anything this is just blackmail to "fix" a trade you regretted. Ive heard you've done shady practices with other users and I refused to be blackmailed. Anyone wanting a track record is welcome to talk to any of my other trades, All items have been packed with the same care yours, is no exception.

Kyo9599 BTRs2-Apr-2007
Status: active
Email: Coolmanfoo@yahoo.com
Address: 7510 manigold ct, alexandria, VA 22315
Reporter: t0pdawg7

Alli was desperate for someone to loan him money so I decided to step up and do him the favor. He said he'd pay it back plus $20 interest in a week. A week came around, he paid back the money a day late but with a valid excuse, minus the $20 he promised to the user who spotted him the funds. It's now been past 3 weeks and I still have not received the $20. He's signed on numerous times and continues to avoid my messages. This will come down as soon as I receive what was promised, $20 via paypal.