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Crooked transaction

Postby rlamma » Tue Mar 06, 2007 8:37 pm

A feedback rating may be a good thing to display on a buyers/sellers auctions. Case in point: I bought a .25 pen gun from a "private seller" (flounderboy@tampabay.rr.com) on 2/25/07. I called the guy just after buying the gun to confirm that we were on the same page. He was in agreement, I wired the money and he promised to ship the un the next day....... So far I haven't got the gun, he won't take my calls (voicemail), no resopnse to email and again no gun.



I'm not sure if a rating would have prevented this but at least I could leave a warning for others about this crook.
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Postby CONT2 » Tue Mar 06, 2007 11:11 pm

Maybe hindsight is 20/20. Looking at his website name "flounderboy" might serve as a warning. He's floundering on your deal! I hate when people play games like that. Good luck...is'nt there a way you can report him?
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Postby rlamma » Tue Mar 06, 2007 11:27 pm

Hi Cont,



Thx for the luck! On one hand, I may call the local PD and ask for a favor but on the other it's only $200.00. He has to live with it and I can find another pen gun. I guess it will just make the next pen gun cost a total of $200.00 more out of my pocket. (I'm sure as hell glad it wasn't a Purdy.)
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Postby rlamma » Tue Mar 06, 2007 11:29 pm

Oh yea, forgot to say he lives at 3710 Danny Bryan Blvd in Tampa!!!
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Postby CONT2 » Tue Mar 06, 2007 11:57 pm

Yeah, but what about the next unsuspecting 'customers' he beats out of $200 bucks? It's not just $200.00, it's thousands of dollars if this bastard thinks he can get away with it 20,30,40 more times. Call the cops!...It's probablyONE pen gun he has already sold dozens of times...
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Postby Mr.K » Sun Mar 11, 2007 12:14 am

How did the seller agree to ship the pistol? If it was via USPS, you can file a complaint with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service for mail fraud.



"U.S. Postal Inspectors investigate any crime in which the U.S. Mail is used to further a scheme--whether it originated in the mail, by telephone, or on the Internet. The use of the U.S. Mail is what makes it mail fraud."
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