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post #46 of 59
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Originally Posted by Draygonn View Post

Are people sending as a gift to avoid Paypal fees? Doesn't seem worth it if you don't personally know the person.


Yes, as a buyer, sending money via PayPal gift is a terrible idea unless you know and trust the person.  Just eat the 3% fee (or split it with the seller) for the insurance.

post #47 of 59
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Originally Posted by Elysian View Post


Yes, as a buyer, sending money via PayPal gift is a terrible idea unless you know and trust the person.  Just eat the 3% fee (or split it with the seller) for the insurance.



Agreed

post #48 of 59

Hi there,

 

Well he is definitely a scam artist. I've purchased same MacBook Air on 8-th of December. Haven't received any messages from him regarding tracking.

 

Yeah, lesson is learned. Never ever send payment via paypal as a gift to unknown people... 

 

I hope that there is Karma after all and that "fellow" will get what he deserves.

 

I'll report him to head-fi moderators.

 

What a way to start a New Year biggrin.gif 

 


 

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Originally Posted by skoog5600 View Post

Hi Head Fi'ers,

 I would like to chime in on another situation - I am looking to get your opinion on a situation regarding a head fi'er who goes by the name Anacondastan.

 I recently purchased a Macbook Air 13" from him on December 10th. Prior to the purchase of the Macbook Air, I was interested in another item he had for sale, the Macbook pro. I was haggling with him on price and he completely lost his cool and became angry.
<..>


Anyway, I don't want to take this completely public just yet (but I certainly will and will not go down without a fight and full on smear campaign), so PM would be appreciated.

 
Thanks 

Skoog



 


Edited by carm - 1/2/12 at 10:13pm
post #49 of 59


Did you pay him via credit card? That is your best bet of getting your money back. I sure hope you didn't use your Bank Account. I don't think the bank is as likely to help you out as a credit card company is...

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Originally Posted by carm View Post

Hi there,

 

Well he is definitely a scam artist. I've purchased same MacBook Air on 8-th of December. Haven't received any messages from him regarding tracking.

 

Yeah, lesson is learned. Never ever send payment via paypal as a gift to unknown people... 

 

I hope that there is Karma after all and that "fellow" will get what he deserves.

 

I'll report him to head-fi moderators.

 

What a way to start a New Year biggrin.gif 

 


 



 



 

post #50 of 59

To the buyers that got screwed by "assss", that sucks and may 2012 bring less wallet green falling victim to scams.

 

I don't see why folks who sell things here just sell it as is plus shipping, or all inclusive.  The whole "$xxx+3% PP or gift, + shipping" is just annoying to save a few bucks. 

post #51 of 59

Thanks for advice, but unfortunately, I've paid using funds from paypal balance.

 

Major failure for me. Anyway, one lives and learns from his mistakes. 

 

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Originally Posted by lee730 View Post


Did you pay him via credit card? That is your best bet of getting your money back. I sure hope you didn't use your Bank Account. I don't think the bank is as likely to help you out as a credit card company is...



 



 

post #52 of 59
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Originally Posted by alphaphoenix View Post

To the buyers that got screwed by "assss", that sucks and may 2012 bring less wallet green falling victim to scams.

 

I don't see why folks who sell things here just sell it as is plus shipping, or all inclusive.  The whole "$xxx+3% PP or gift, + shipping" is just annoying to save a few bucks. 



That's a funny way of putting it. Screwed by "assss". That's an oxymoron if I ever heard one. smile.gif All fun aside, I would just pass on the 3% fee to the buyer as it is protection for them anyway.

post #53 of 59
Thread Starter 

Yeah, this guy is a royal pain in the "assss."

post #54 of 59
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Originally Posted by SoulSyde View Post

Yeah, this guy is a royal pain in the "assss."



Lets go kick his "assss" with our audio equipment as weapons ;).

post #55 of 59
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Originally Posted by SoulSyde View Post

Yeah, this guy is a royal pain in the "assss."

inb4 Schitt jokes
post #56 of 59
Thread Starter 

^ LOL.  

post #57 of 59

Now, lets get serious.

Is there any way to get IPs of those scammers, afterwards contacting they ISP and report them to authorities ? If of course they were posting from their home.

 

Or even is there a law in US regarding fraud which involves non-US citizens ?

post #58 of 59
Thread Starter 
He's from Hong Kong. Good luck dealing with the Chinese government on that one. Unfortunately, we're all screwed here. Hard lessons learned by all.
post #59 of 59

I always split the paypay fees with the  buyer/seller, propably the best thing to do. I've been burnt as well.

Maybe everyone on head-fi should embargo china/hong kong. It's propably for the best.

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