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Old 01-20-2005, 12:43 AM   #1
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i hate getting scammed on this website

so in september, i sent payment to rs for nightshades and NEVER got them . he doesnt respond to emails anymore either. bummer. i used a money order and got screwed.

in november, i sent payment thru paypal for an svt suspension upgrade from 1sloSVT and NEVER got it. he never responded to any emails. total BUMMER!!! got screwed again.

i bought something from a guy on fj and i got it in like 2 days. im pissed cuz ff has apperant scams on their buy/sell forums. im not pissed at ff, but im just pissed at my situation

somehow, both of the users had some sort of cargo net that this one guy needed HERE . dont know if it worked out for that guy or not, but BOTH scam artist i got scammed by had the thing this guy wanted. coinsidence? i have no idea, but im pissed! cuz im out of a lot of money for a college kid. AARGH!
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Old 01-20-2005, 01:00 AM   #2
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Start using an escrow service...you send them your money, the seller sends the product and they verify that yes, this is what the seller says it is. If the seller never sends anything they don't get their money. Of course, the escrow service extracts a hefty fee to make it worth their while, but at least you don't get screwed.

Paypal has a payment resolution feature if you never get what you paid for, but I think you have to file a claim within 30 days of the transaction.
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Old 01-20-2005, 01:05 AM   #3
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yea, those 30 days were up way long ago. i dont buy enough to have an escrow service be worth my while. so im outta my $ :(
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Old 01-20-2005, 01:24 AM   #4
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I don't see how people can just take other people's money like that. It hasn't happened to me but that makes me very angry. Sorry it had to happen to you
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Old 01-23-2005, 07:57 PM   #5
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It happened to me. INFINITYRACING.COM. They just took my $150sum dollars responded to like 2 or 3 emails and then ignored me. Been bout a year and a half but nothing. I already reported them to the BBB and they couldnt do anything to get my money back. I guess Infityracing.com just got put on their bad boys list.
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Old 01-23-2005, 08:23 PM   #6
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That sucks.... I have only purchased one thing off of e-bay. Never really wanted to cause I have always been afraid of this happening to me. Sucks that it does happen.
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Old 01-23-2005, 08:29 PM   #7
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Well my philosophy on buying on forums such as this, is to buy from someone who has a reputable name, and who also has friends who have reputable names. Somone who is known on the boards, who cant skip out on somone. It may be hard to find the things you are looking for this way, but as said above, it will help you to not be scammed.
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Old 01-23-2005, 08:39 PM   #8
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or use a meathod of payment that can be canceled. Such as a check, if i don't get my stuff, i can cancel the check, if they cashed it, i can reverse payment and get my money back. Also I like eather meeting the person or getting their info before commiting to a deal. I hope that someone steps forward who knows one of these people someway, somehow and gets your money back.
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Old 01-25-2005, 11:24 PM   #9
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yea. i should have done that, but paypal seems all too convenient. i'll do a check next time, although with these 2 bad experiences, i dont think i'll buy much more on these forums :(
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Old 02-01-2005, 10:08 PM   #10
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Get their IP and find out where they live and raise some hell.
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