Bad Traders


Bad Traders Reported by sgtshaggy

mcgee9 BTRs25-Dec-2005
Status: active
Email: bamcgee92003@aol.com
Address: Belinda Adamkowski 95 West 6th Street Bayonne, New Jersey 07002
Reporter: sgtshaggy

It has been over three months since we pended this trade. I sent my end of the trade, and she reported it as received. After that, communication was spotty, she said she had sent, I never received, she said she picked up another game to send to me and filed a mail loss report at the PO, but I never heard from the USPS about the missing package, and she never sent the 2nd package as she said she would. She has been incommunicado for over a month now, and having pended the trade three months ago, I believe I have been patient and considerate. I hope all is well with Belinda, but at this point I fear I have no other resort than to put up this BTR--something I'm not too fond of doing. Hopefully we can work it out--I just want my game smile

30 July 06

Update: I noticed that mcgee had logged back onto her account on the 14th of July, and I was not contacted. However, I have contacted her in an attempt to bring this issue to a close. I'm not mad or anything, I'd just like to tie up and finish the trade one day.

TheSimbul BTRs22-Feb-2002
Status: active
Aliases: TheSimbul
Email: joeswartley@yahoo.com
Emails: TheSimbul1@aol.com, TheSimbul@port1.citx.net, bahamut26@aol.com...These three may be outdated at this point.
Address: 476 b State Street, E. Greenville, Pa., 18041
Reporter: sgtshaggy

  What can I say? TheSimbul was having some personal problems (the nature of which I will not disclose)and basically needed quick cash so he put his game collection up for auction in packages (PSX, PC, N64, etc.). I didn't really need the games as I had most of them but 28 PSX games for $250 for the most part excellent titles was a good deal and I wanted to help him out. We agreed I would pay a down payment before Xmas which I did ($50) and the remainder before the end of January. (I sent the remaining $200 on Jan. 13.) The games never came, the communication was poor. At first he said his car had broken down three times, then he set a definite mailing date of today which was his supposed payday. I wrote to confirm that he had sent and the email I get is as follows:


  Sorry, I have had a problem with quite a few of the games. I was trying to figure a way to still complete the full trade but in the end figured it to be to high a cost. I have to send your money back to you. I will send the first half the week of the 8th and the second the week after. My daughter and her friends had gotten ahold of the games. 8 are missing, 8 more are scratched beyond repair, the disc doctor killed 2 of those 8, and I now have a game I never had before. I do understand your concern and do apologize humbly. Please feel free to place a BTR on me till your money is returned. I will also send something extra for a little reimbursment with the first payment. I will get it back to you as fast as possible. You 2 were always good to me and I am sorry this happened.

Joe
TheSimbul

  I find it hard to believe that 16 of the games are suddenly screwed and am leaning more than a little towards the notion that this was either an organized scam or more likely someone down on their luck who took advantage of the situation. Needless to say I'm disappointed that a trader of TheSimbul's calibur would resort to this and I'm more than a little angry.
  You've not been completely honest with me. If you needed cash that badly you could have come to me as a friend (as that is what I considered you to be) and asked for it straight out and I would have given it freely with no expectation of repayemnt. Bottom line is I want my money back in one lump sum and you have a limited time to get it to me. I suggest the communication improve from this point forward because I'm only nice to a certain extent. Do the right thing Simbul, surely you have more class than this. I truly regret this has happened but I feel I have few alternatives.

UPDATE

TheSimbul has contacted me and committed to a reasonable/short time frame to have the money paid in full. I will continue to update as more pans out or doesn't but let's hope it goes smoothly.

UPDATE

My patience wears thin. He has immaturely changed my rating to a vulgar not to mention false jab at what I don't know but this is truly pathetic. He's a loser, a sad pathetic loser. Don't trade with him. I'm through being nice about any of this, I tried and it got me nowhere. '


UPDATE

Bill has removed the nonsense that TheSimbul changed my rating to. Many thanks.

UPDATE

Talked to Joe on the phone last night. Plans on paying us back in 2 installments, hopefully no hard feelings on either side. I hope it all works itself out.

UPDATE

Joe agreed to send first payment out on Friday, March 8,2002. I returned from vacaction on March 14,2002 to find no payment and no email with any explanation. I emailed TheSimbul the same evening and have yet to receive any response.

UPDATE
March 17,2002

I have spoken with TheSimbul and his excuse for not sending the money is that he supposedly got laid off again. How convenient. I really don't care at this point what his situation is. I have no sympathy left. I've contacted the police and hope they can help me take it from here. Should this trader come back, I would advise any and all not to waste their time.

GongBonger BTRs11-Aug-2000
Status: active
Aliases: Tynan Granberg/username worddog - Samantha Gruntberg/gametz username tankdaman - Joshua Livernois/username GongBonger
Email: Tynan_Granberg@csumb.edu
Emails: worddog@collegeclub.com, _r_e_m@excite.com, tankdaman@collegeclub.com, Tynan_Granberg@csumb.edu, shagstertz@collegeclub.com
Address: HC 10 Box 347, Lakeview OR, 97630 541-947-2675
Reporter: sgtshaggy

THIS PERSON IS ASSUMING MY IDENTITY AND ATTEMPTING TO MAKE TRADES FOR ITEMS SUCH AS PDS, FRONT MISSION 3, FINAL FANTASY ANTHOLOGY AND OTHERS. THIS IS NOT ME. DO NOT TRADE W/ THIS PERSON. PLEASE REFER TO MY PAGE FOR FURTHER NOTES ON THIS AND TO THE FEEDBACK/FORUM PAGES FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION. HE HAS ONE ACCOUNT HERE THAT I KNOW OF UNDER THE USERNAME TANKDAMAN USING THE FALSE NAME OF SAMANTHA GRUNTBERG. HE HAS SINCE ATTEMPTED TO COME BACK AT LEAST TWO TIMES ONCE UNDER TANKDAMAN AND AGAIN UNDER THE JOSHUA LIVERNOIS/GONGBONGER ACCOUNT.

UPDATE JAN. 2003

I have also been made aware he is affiliated with Beer.com,http://warpcore.neoseeker.com/forums/, GamingWorldx.com, The Xboxer.tripod.com, TheSegaDreamcaster.tripod.com and The Gamecuber.tripod.com for anyone interested.