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thief David Lamb, 18 Centalla Green, Rowville, Victoria 3178 Australia
Above ebay asshole thief stole a SC/360 hood scoop from me January 30th, 2012. I have filed a warrant for arrest for theft since then, so if this fucking scumbag comes to US his passport will be seized and extradited to Houston to face court of law for theft charges, a extremely high price to pay for a $225 scoop.
"The bitterness of LOW QUALITY lingers long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten"
lenka-7amx yelena the cheap shit Chinese "NOS" AMC emblem seller! Go use the ASK SELLER A QUESTION button about her "Chinese AMC NOS" shit! It's what happens when a person who knows shit about AMC ends up with mess of bendable, crappy emblems henco en china none of the AMC major vendors would touch with ten foot pole! And judges will laugh at you like Piper Laurie in the movie Carrie with this cheap "NOS" shit on your car! At least this seller was semi smart enough to change their user id to have the word 'amx' in it instead of original 'lenka7'! Make seller now look AMC person like at flea market sell fake ID too! Those mounts on the SST's are as big as a Greek proctologists fingers! You can't make stupid shit like this up, but this is actual text from auctions:
"67 68 69 70 AMC JEEP AMX American Motors trunk deck emblem. New old stock. This is not a
sticker or plastic painted on decal, it is the highest quality bronze chrome emblems
"1967 -1976 AMC SST JAVELIN REBEL MATADOR AMBASSADOR HORNET METAL CHROME EMBLEM WITH MOUNTING PINS ON THE BACK. NEW OLD STOCK. EXACT REPLACEMENT OF YOUR OLD, LOST OR FADED EMBLEM. AMAZING QUALITY AND ATTENTION TO DETAILS. YOU WILL LOVE THIS EMBLEM."
"AMC Blank Door Tag for your restoration project. All 1968-1976 AMC Cars. Rivets pictured is not included. New Old Stock. Perfect condition."
"70 71 72 73 74 AMC JEEP AMX American Motors trunk deck emblem. New old stock."
I would not bother with this except I get calls and emails from people who actually pissed away money on this shit, and could not use a $1.98 Chinese "NOS" "highest quality bronze emblem" or "new old stock blank door tag with incorrect font and no holes" on their classic AMC. I tell them send the crap back if not happy, but chances are they just toss them away. It's good to know that American Motors fans are not fucking IDIOTS that fall for chinese trinkets to put on their restorations. Yup, I just spent $7000 on my paint and now want to ruin it with fake NOS shit! Not!
Some of the "real feedbacks" for above I have gotten in last month "I WAS LOOKING AT THE LENKA AMX STUFF WONDERING WHAT KIND OF BULLSHIT IS THIS BEING LISTED AS N.O.S./REPRODUCTION.THAT IS WHY I WANTED TO MAKE SURE" and "I've asked that woman on E-bay about her parts, (the trim pieces in particular), why they are listed as "new old stock" with no answer from her. Last time I checked, new old stock meant NOS not part numbered reproductions. Holy Crap! This is my first AMX restoration and I think that is very misleading on her part. Some other guys told me to steer clear of her and her stuff."
"eddie, this vender is now on (i offer.com) pedaling her crap. just to give the amc'rs a heads up"
317trac Gerald Marschner is new ebay asshole! Shows a 10000+ feedback STILL makes a asshole a....ASSHOLE!. If this dumbass had passed 3rd grade and reading English, he would have realized what he was bidding on. Don't bid on things you can't....or don't...understand, then cry like baby because you didn't do homework! If you had 1/2 a fucking clue about AMC...you will realize they didn't make their Group 15 Acessories....other companies did it for them, from paint, to hubcaps, to rims, the list is endless. Regardless, this stiff screwed me out of my fees even after I gave this abortion a refund. Should have stopped payment on the check! (2009)
New inbred Asshole bnhjr has limited vocabulary! Reply by bnhjr (Jan-31-08 20:36): SELLER NOT ONLY OVERCHARGES BUT ALSO SENT DAMAGED POSTER..VERY DISHONEST/CHEATER Reply by bnhjr (Jan-25-08 04:23): SELLER is telling a LIE....sent me invoice with WAY TOO HIGH shipping fee Reply by bnhjr (Nov-22-07 12:13): Seller WAY OVER CHARGED for package for packageUSPS charges were less. BEWARE! Reply by bnhjr (Nov-09-07 13:38): Seller cheats customers by charging them WAY TO MUCH FOR SHIPPING.BEWARE! Reply by bnhjr (Dec-15-05 16:20): LIAR(betholdem)OVERCHARGES ON SHIPPING/CRUMMY PACKAGING/OTHERS THINK SO TOO! This is one ebay asshole who has a history of extortion according to a whole bunch of feedbacks from buyers; they leave him/her/rupaul positive then asshole bhnjr decides to unload about shipping! With gas $4+ a gallon and diesel $5 a gallon, just about every shipper has increased their rates, along with some popping one for fuel surcharges! Live with it dumbass....but it unfortunately brings up a bigger problem than asshole above is that.....
Ebay has changed feedback (2008) to where seller's CAN'T leave negative feedbacks for assholes like above who truly deserve it when they bid, then refuse to pay. Granted, it is one thing to die, or be hospitalized, or hell, even forget, but to forget your xanax and go off not wanting to pay for a uh, $9 photo because that same $9 can buy you a Heineken at tiddie bar, or two chili dogs at 7-11 is another. So seller's have to simply file dispute, then ebay gives buyers a 'no pay strike'. That is incentive for people wto walk away from auctions where sellers....get screwed...like i did with this deadbeat who has a history of torpedoing auctions if you check their feedback!
So chances are you probably run across one if you have ever been on ebay. No, I'm not talking about someone selling their virginity, Jesus or Dennis Rodman on toast, or soul, or wife's stained panties, but people you deal with. This is from MSNBC about "shill bidders" which is only one of my little gripes.......
"Actually buying things on eBay can be a losing proposition. As an MSNBC correspondent recently reported, the site's procedures allow shills to drive up the price. And on the buyer's side, shills can plant false high bids, to be retracted at the last minute, to drive out the competition. (Read: suckers.) There's an obvious lesson here. If you're looking for high-quality sellers, go to Sotheby's."
Here is another site with ebay assholes. And one more......about ebay assholes......
The problem I have with feedbacks is it allows assholes that will 'buy' 50 cent stink bombs, maybe thousands of them, and suddenly they have a "1000+ positive feedback" rating! But you might have some poor soul selling 401 pistons at $500 a pop, and sells 10 sets a year, and his miserable feedback is 10+.
I have something like a 5000+ positive feedback rating myself. But who cares? I have been around since Al Gore 'invented' the Internet between scenes of him filming Ryan's Song. Sniff, sniff. So I have been selling shit well over a decade before ebay was invented.
But like everything in life, there are ASSHOLES out there who DON'T GET IT. Yes, you have ASSHOLES who have 5000+ "positive" feedback ratings. They are still ASSHOLES, who to everyone else is but mere mortals. There are ASSHOLES who live in a trailer park collecting Chihuahuas and parrots and old Corona bottles. They have never bothered to update their personal checks and mailing information. This is probably what pisses my off the most. If you get pulled over with a outdated address on your drivers license, it is a $170 fine in Houston, so why in the hell would you not take time to change your information on a check, even after a year? And then there are the 'retaliatory feebacks' when some ASSHOLE thinks that they have a year to pay for something they bought.
Many auctions show a time frame to pay, some as short as 7-10 days, some 14 days (like me) and others a month. Few are a month however, most just want to get the item out of there. Still, you have ASSHOLES who bid drunk, or don't remember, or use excuses like "I already paypalled you" when it states in the auction no paypal. So the excuses are the worst.
So with that in mind, I want to let people know that a staggering 98% of the transactions I have had on ebay are positive experiences and many people I buy from over and over, others same with me. I always give people benefit of the doubt, my 'end of auction notices' state that they have 14 days to pay from end of auction. If they are overseas, no problem they have a month to pay. But US & Canada have 14 days, a good time frame, especially if they were serious about buying something from me off ebay. Remember, some sellers want immediate credit card or paypal, and others give 7 days to pay....before it is relisted!
I decided to post this here on my website after three ASSHOLES, who should
not even be on ebay, pissed me off.
And that is not easy to do. But I wanted to show how ASSHOLES can open their own little room, and be ASSHOLES in front of a whole larger crowd, manipulating ebay's rules, and never wanting to accept blame for their own inability, or actions, on ebay. Like Clinton shaking his finger at the world saying he never had sex with Shamu, these EBAY ASSHOLES are in same boat...not willing to accept responsibility for their own actions.
So hold your nose, and if this helps anyone out there in ebayland one way or another, then it was worth it to put this up.
ASSHOLE #1: PATRICK HOWELL, 2408 Winter Park Court; Fort Walton Beach, FL. 32547
This asshole bought a pair of Rambler turn signal lenses from me for $9, shipping was $3.95, he paid with a personal check. However...on the check....it WAS A YEAR OLD ADDRESS..and me not being a damned physic like Madame Cleo, sent it to this address. It came back. EBAY ASSHOLE PATRICK HOWELL decides it is not his fault he is using year old checks with ancient information. In a fit of Rambler Mentality, he refuses to send me $4 MORE to remail him his package. But he also instantly runs to ebay, thinking I am ripping him off. I drop bigger stools full of corn and peanuts than Patrick, but I flush them.
I tried to make things right, as this was not my fault, he should have CURRENT information on everything he has...including something important like a personal check! So this is how it went, my diplomacy went nowhere and I ended up with a negative, and a little angray ebay ASSHOLE who refused to admit his mistake. A year old mistake at that! This is the meager $9 lenses. This is the shipping information I sent him showing I had indeed sent it; and this is the USPS returned box, because EBAY ASSHOLE Patrick Howell is too lazy to change/update his information on his personal checks after a year!
Hi guy, well, timing is everything. I got your box back today in the mail, here is a photo of it, great shape, however reads on the front:'forwarding time expired' and the USPS wrote:'name don't match' So my apologies, not sure why they sent it back, if you still want the stuff, please send me $4 and I'll resend it out. Thank you,
From: "PATRICK HOWELL" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Thursday, August 04, 2005 11:29 PM
Subject: Re: your box
I DONT KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON, BUT I DO KNOW THAT IF YOU SENT IT TO THE RIGHT ADDRESS, I WOULD HAVE IT NOW. I AM NOT GOING TO SEND YOU ANY MORE MONEY, BUT I AM GOING TO FILE A REPORT WITH EBAY.
Hi folks, what happened was the address on your personal check was long since expired. The address on the check was the address I shipped the item(s) to. I replied to the dispute with ebay, but this one was not my fault, I simply followed instructions, and sent the item(s) in good faith after you promptly paid for them. The problem is/was that your address on the check is 2408 Winter Park Court; Fort Walton Beach, FL. 32547. This was the address on the personal check, and therefore, the address I sent the items you bought, to. Not trying to screw anyone, simply following instructions as have done the past 23 years. If someone sends me a personal check, unless on the order form there is a different address to ship to, the item gets shipped to the address on the check. I can't be held accountable,
nor liable, if someone dose not keep their mailing address current. For instance, if you would get pulled over by Houston Police and have not changed your drivers license information, that is a $170 fine. So my apologies, I still have this stuff here for you, and would still send it if you send me $4 to simply cover the cost of reshipping it to you.
08.04.2005 (me again)
Hi there is only one ebay notice that I get from ebay. That is the "end of auction" notice that ebay sends me when the auction is over. That is it. On that, there is absolutely no information other than the buyer's zip code and email. Then I simply send the buyer the ebay forwarded copy:
Hi and thanks for bidding. When ordering, please print this out and send(within 14 days of auction's end date) with check or money order for total amount of $12.95 to my address below, sorry, I do not do paypal, or plastic; and thanks in advance.Canadian and overseas residents please recontact me for
additional shipping in US funds; unless NOTED here. Canadians & overseas, I accept US cash (sent delivery confirmation) International Money Orders/US Funds, or Check drawn on US funds/US bank please.
Houston, TX. 77043
Item name: AMC amber turns Rambler Classic
Item number: 5596922638
End date: Jul-16-05 19:32:25 PDT
Number of bids: 1
Buyer email: mailto:email@example.com
Ship-to zip code: 32547
Item price: US $9.00
Subtotal: US $9.00*
Ship in US $3.95
This item can be viewed for up to 90 days at:
From: "PATRICK HOWELL" firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: Friday, August 05, 2005 8:41 AM
Subject: Re: your box
THAT IS A BUNCH OF CRAP. REGUARDLESS OF THE ADDRESS ON THE CHECK, ANY TIME THERE IS A TRANSACTION ON EBAY YOU GET MY CURRENT INFORMATION (VERIFIED ADDRESS). THEREFORE IT IS YOUR FAULT.
And the EBAY ASSHOLE decided to do this:
|SENT MONEY BUT NEVER GOT
PACKAGE. LOSER EXPECTED MY TO PAY FOR SHIPPING TWICE!!
||Buyer diamondsnake_industries ( 123)||Aug-05-05 20:48||5596922638|
|Reply by eddiestakes: USPS returned $9 item: Reason? Buyer's YEAR OLD OUTDATED address on check!||Aug-05-05 21:49|
This was the actual ebay dispute the EBAY ASSHOLE opened......
|View Dispute: Dispute Closed|
So I hope anyone who reads this will never deal with this piece of crap again. What was pathetic about this whole incident was that this Ebay Asshole, not wanting to accept responsibility for his failure to keep such a important document (a personal check!) current, attempted to blame me for his miserable failure to keep something current. It is not my, nor ebay's, responsibility to update his personal records like important information on a personal check! What is even more pathetic is that this asshole, not wanting to see he was wrong, went crying like a big fat ass baby to ebay instead of trying to resolve the problem......over $4.00; which is probably rent for his trailer for a month, or a can of Skoal for his three toothed old lady.
to contestant EBAY ASSHOLE #2
Another asshole, this one obviously too busy to send payment for something he or she, bid on drunk.
Friends don't let friends bid drunk. Well, this EBAY ASSHOLE http://www.gpsdiecast.com/ is about as bad as EBAY ASSHOLE #1 above, this asshole George, has a 5000+ positive feedback rating, but instead of looking at that number, let's concentrate on this self righteous assholes "I never do any wrong" NEGATIVE FEEDBACKS......and his retaliatory nature of them, which is against ebay policy, but let's turn the other cheek here.
Here are the actual emails. I had already emailed EBAY ASSHOLE #2 repeatedly, however, no reply, and after 23 days, relisted the Hot Wheels Redline I was selling fro a friend of mine back in March 2005.
04.06.2005 5:33:28 PM Pacific Standard Time,
This item has been relisted for failure to pay in the 14 day period, it is now 23 days, so this, the Volkswagen Beach Bomb and the Hot Heap have all been relisted, sorry it didn't work out.
Planet Houston AMX
Hey jerk, I'm a busy person with a lot going on. I get home and you've left
me bad feedback? Well, enjoy yours too. ~George.
This was in my 'dispute' with ebay for EBAY ASSHOLE GEORGE OF GPHWHEELS:
"Dear ebay, the buyers never replied to any of my emails, furthermore I
specifically state in my end of auction notices that I don't do paypal or
plastic. It is a real shame the buyer, whoever it is, can easily lie stating
they already paid for when in fact, three weeks have passed with not even a
acknowledgement of my end of auction notices I had sent. Furthermore the only
reply I get from them was just last night after I had already listed the
Of which EBAY ASSHOLE GPHWHEELS repied:
I'm your customer. Different story. I usually wait 30 days before I make shit fit about non-pay bidders. Here's what you can do if you want your feedback removed:
_Feedback Forum: Mutual Feedback Withdrawal_
( http://cgi2.aol.ebay.com/aw-cgi/eBayISAPI.dll?MFWRequest )
To which I got back:
In a message dated 4/7/2005 5:49:21 PM Pacific Standard Time,
Good luck, you have been blocked from buying, and blocked from my email.
Now go deal with a customer you ignored and they too, left a nuetral.
fuck off. Stick that car in your ass fag boy
Hey, nice business practices, and now you have been elevated to the #2 position of EBAY ASSHOLES!
I left EBAY ASSHOLE BOY GEORGE this to ponder:
In a message dated 4/7/2005 8:14:10 AM Pacific Standard Time,
Congratulations on your business practices and being named this months
asshole of the month award winner. I don't care how busy you may or may not be,
auction ended 24 days ago and notice was sent, you simply need to pay attention
to them. Some sellers give 7 days for payment, I give 14. More than enough
time. It goes to show however that a high rating feedback on ebay don't mean
crap. You can sell a million stink bombs at 50 cents each and have million +
feedback, or sell a set of aluminum heads, 4 sets per yer and have 4 +
feedbacks. So really misleading. If you would have simply not ignored the original
email sent mid March, I would have not relisted the item, due to zero
communication on your part, no matter how busy you are, it shows how you treat your
As yes, a 5000+ "positive" feedback rating means shit. A quick look as EBAY ASSHOLE GPHWHEELS reveals all these little negative retaliatory feedbacks:
|He tried to steal our car and got stopped in
his tracks. Watch for his scams!
||Seller collectorscure ( 249)||Jun-23-05 10:32||6960949027|
|Card was shipped less
than securely, causing a bend & took a while to arrive.
||Buyer dougmellow ( 1091)||Jun-13-05 19:43||6180855336|
|Reply by gphwheels: SHIPPED IN A PLASTIC PROTECTER, 1st CLASS. SHOULD OF UPGRADED SHIPPING.||Jun-13-05 21:03|
|paid for item..Never
|Took more than a
month for delivery, since the item was out of stock.
||Buyer nateueda ( 29)||May-14-05 22:25||6951828333|
|Reply by gphwheels: REFUND OFFERED, BUYER WAS WILLING TO WAIT, I GUESS NOT. WHAT A DICK||May-14-05 23:21|
|No communication and
NO Pay. Should not be allowed to buy on ebay.
||Seller sonnygems ( 57)||May-09-05 10:41||6957870100|
|Reply by gphwheels: WE'VE PAID OVER $20K IN PURCHASES IN THE LAST MONTH, I FORGET ONE AND GET A NEG?||May-09-05 13:19|
|I still have not recieved or have any
response about the item . thank you james
||Buyer 7917jamess ( 17)||Apr-24-05 03:21||6952150199|
|A REAL JERK ! LIES ABOUT CARS ARE LIKE
NEW.AND THEY ARE CUT UP. ENOUGH SAID.
||Buyer stuff2020 ( 48)||Apr-22-05 17:48||5967268743|
|SHIPPING TOOK 14 DAYS, NOT AWAY TO RUN
||Buyer prime3000 ( 889)||Apr-19-05 22:18||6951602577|
||Buyer alpenstocks ( 32)||Apr-08-05 13:11||6944439208|
|purchased on 3/17/05 with paypal,
yet to see any items?e-mail 4/1/05 nothing !
||Buyer snake4408xz5 ( 195)||Apr-07-05 15:52||6951384986|
days for payment, no replies, sorry didn't work out, item
||Seller eddiestakes ( 1334)||Apr-06-05 18:58||6517933288|
|Reply by gphwheels: GOT 1 EMAIL, NO REMINDER. WE GET A TON OF EMAILS SORRY, GET A LIFE||Apr-07-05 12:42|
eBay Seller,took well over 4 weeks from time $$$ was
||Buyer wheelin ( 572)||Mar-18-05 19:58||6946615098|
|Reply by gphwheels: SURE BUD, FOR SOMETHING IN STOCK? TAKE YOUR BS ELSEWHERE||Mar-22-05 09:54|
Product Shipping took over a month. Sells items before even
||Buyer gems_by_mare ( 75)||Feb-27-05 16:08||6941734872|
|Reply by gphwheels: No $hit, this was a delayed Pre-Sale.||Feb-27-05 16:23|
|will sell his reputaction for
$27, beware (a powerseller on e-bay can thief,)
||Buyer albe767 ( 70)||Feb-07-05 20:54||6940732160|
|Reply by gphwheels: FORGOT TO PACKAGE THIS AUCTION WITH OTHERS AND WE GET A NEG. WHAT A LOSER||Feb-07-05 21:00|
$51.85 in dec! guess i lost my money never
||Buyer hotrod1962 ( 84)||Feb-04-05 11:58||6940860133|
|Reply by gphwheels: NEVER GOT $$ FROM THIS JACKA$$, LEAVES ME A NEG FOR NOT PAYING? WHAT A LOSER.||Feb-04-05 12:26|
was to ship mid-Dec. Just came Jan. 24. Poor
communication. Just excuses.
||Buyer jhorn51 ( 270)||Jan-24-05 12:27||6939013543|
|Reply by gphwheels: WE WERE TOLD BY XMAS, WAS I SUPPOSED TO FLY TO CHINA AND TELL THEM TO HURRY?||Jan-24-05 15:21|
were to ship mid-Dec. Just arrived Jan. 24. Poor
||Buyer jhorn51 ( 270)||Jan-24-05 12:26||6936256411|
|Reply by gphwheels: ALL OF THE MM'S NASCARS WERE DELAYED, COULD OF GOTTEN A REFUND BUT DIDN'T WANT 1||Jan-24-05 15:24|
promised payment then ignored emails. runs a shop too.
||Seller adnap3288 ( 251)||Dec-17-04 13:44||6938246807|
|Reply by gphwheels: I SPENT OVER 3k IN WLs RECENTLY, I FORGET 1 AND I GET A NEG FOR $28, WHAT A PUNK||Dec-17-04 14:32|
Well, that above speaks for itself. It is all about, me, me, me gphwheels, EBAY ASSHOLE at large. The Feb 27th feedback above says it best "even a ebay Power Seller can be a thief"
Now moving to EBAY ASSHOLE #3.
This looked easy enough. A brand new NOS tailight lens for 1970 Rebel Machine. Anything but! It was a tailight alright, but the seller had used same photo from another auction. So when I won this and got it, not same. So this is the 4 1/2 month odyssey to get a refund.....for $42.50....without putting a homeless person back out on the street.
Please watch the dates here, they are key!
Sent: Thursday, April 14, 2005 10:06 PM
Subject: Your invoice for eBay purchases - item #7967057023, 1970 amc rebel
Thank you for your purchase. The total for your item below is US $47.00.
To ensure fast delivery, please go to the URL below to complete payment: https://payments.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?UnifiedCheckoutShippingDispatcher&item=7967057023&transactionid=0&quantity=1
I accept the following payment methods: money order.
Item #/Item Title Qty Price
7967057023 1 US $42.50
1970 amc rebel tail light
Subtotal: US $42.50
Shipping and handling via Standard Flat Rate Shipping Service : US $4.50
Shipping insurance (Optional US $1.30): --
Total: US $47.00
send payment to ::
172 n park street
Richland Center, Wi 53581
Hi folks, I just got in your Rebel tailight I was high bidder on recently on
ebay, but there is a little problem. In your auction, it is shown with the
stripe in the middle of it, correct for Machine, this one does not have the
stripe, it is for base Rebel. The description you have in the auction does
not match this lens either; you have
SAE iastr 70 ac in center of tail light & 3615860 31256 '
of which this I received has:
SAE iastr 70 AML in center and far right has: 3615868 31258
I have enclosed a photo of the lens. If possible would like to get the one
as described in the auction, and shown in the auction, and send this one
back being it is not the one I bid on. Thanks, and please advise.
No reply, no response to any emails, nothing. I patiently waited months for my refund, he had the lens. Even if not much money, in the time he could have saved $1 per day and had enough to pay me back. So finally, after almost 100 days of waiting, I fired off this:
Hi, since I have not received any reply, I will turn this over to the Harris
County District Attorney here in Houston. Theft charges will be file
172 n park street
Richland Center, Wi 53581
At that time, a warrant for your arrest will be issued. It should have never
come to that, however, not refunding my money in a timely fashion is going
to significantly cost you, especially to hire a attorney to come down to
Houston, Texas, and in a court of law, defend yourself. This was advised on
behalf of my attorney.
She advised me to send you this ONE warning, and if no reply, she will go
ahead and file on my behalf on August 1st, 2005, theft charges. That is
really sad, as while it will cost me more money to file, that is not a
concern. What is a concern however, is that you ripped me off, so I am
acting on principal, nothing more.
My attorney, who is a real bitch, said she would be happy to file theft charges against this asshole in hiding. However, before I had to spend $30 to do that, I got this.....which was the FIRST COMMUNICATION this EBAY ASSHOLE had replied to in months!
Sent: Friday, July 22, 2005 10:32 PM
Subject: Re: Re: 1970 amc rebel tail light (Item #7967057023) **WARRANT FOR
> sorry have some family things going on will get your refund in the mail
> next week.. if your going to die over it before I get it to you so be it
> you guy's that think you own the world suck but other people have things
> in their live that come first sometimes you'll get your money soon ..
To which I replied same day 07.22.2005
Hi Eldon, I understand about family matters, believe me, however, this has
drug on too long and you have not replied to me, or ebay's requests. There
is also a ceitified letter with same headed your way. Disregard it only if
you plan on giving me back my refund of $42 before August 10th, 2005. No,
I'm not going to die over it, however, last Saturday I was diagnosed with
diabetes and uniary tract infection, so have been on antibiotics and well,
have to change a lot of things being diabetic now. And not having insurance
hits hard on a limited budget, especially raising two small boys, 3, and 2.
I had to pay for my antibiotics (and doctor bill, which was $290) but the
antibiotics alone were $45. So ever penny counts. I do not think I own the
world and have always given people the benefit of the doubt until they
either screw me, or attempt to screw me. Your failure to communicate over
this matter is the sole problem. The world don't stop on your end just for a
family matter. Just like it has not stopped on this end for my family matter
mentioned above. The bills will continue to come, mortgage payment, taxes,
you name it, and you have to pay them as they arrive. Same deal with this
ebay transaction. I sent you a money order in a quick, timely fashion, for a
item that was misrepresented by you, in a public forum. I informed you that
I could not use it, and it was not same as shown, or mentioned in ebay
auction. I sent it back expecting you to send me my refund in same fashion I
sent original payment. You have not. Real simple. And not having the simple
courtesy to call, or email, indicating a problem makes me feel you have no
intention of refunding my money, so I go take appropiate legal action if my
money is not refunded. Texas awards triple damages, plus court costs in
instances such as this, so your refusal, or promises of a refund, that has
not been sent, and should have been sent well over a month ago, for $42,
would end up costing you well over $250. That ain't right, and you have a
really easy chance to make it right, providing you get off your duff and
mail me a money order for $42. That is 19 days from now, which is the
deadline of August 10th. Roughly $2.21 per day if math, or saving money, is
Thank you for promotly taking care of this matter.
And then I wrote him this:
Hi received your letter today, and will deposit the check in my account on
Friday as per your request. Next week, once the check clears, I will also
leave you positive feedback. My apologies for the previous letters, but as
mentioned earlier, a line of communication can go a long way, especially in
a public domain such as ebay. I realize you made a honest mistake by not
checking the lens inside the box to begin with, and I promptly sent it back
in good faith once I realized it was not what I bought. Between the time of
the auction original ending date of April 7th, to today when I got the
refund, 114 days have passed. I guess another way to put it would be
ignoring the problem won't make it go away.
There are a lot of people who take their ebay feedbacks really seriously,
while others do not. I'm in the middle as ebay is a fraction of my sales.
But I also promptly also try to make things right if something goes awry too
if by chance.
So my apologies for the miscommunication also.
Case closed.....finally.......after a staggering 112 days! However, while this fellow did eventually refund my money (it still costs me $10; $5 for him initially to send wrong lens, and $5 for me to ship it back) something I mentioned way up above is noteworthy here. And that is the misleading feedbacks one can pile up with buying 50 cent things and $1 NASCARS on ebay. This is a classic case:
If any of his ebay transactions are current, he has a 299 positive feedback as I write. But look at the feedbacks, it is all $1 cars, sort of like buying votes in a third world country:
How misleading is THAT? You have a almost 300 +++ feedback by buying cheap $1 shit in a effort to 'build' feedbacks? Duh!
So take care of yourself out there in ebay land, there are a few EBAY ASSHOLES, of which sadly, I have run across only a very few, but at least some of ya'll now have a short list above of three of them. Here are more links on EBAY ASSHOLES:
Better yet, go take a
sniff of corn and peanuts oozing out of ebay assholes on www.google.com
just search for
'ebay assholes' and watch it light up like a pinball machine.
And now onto.......
scam [skam] noun: a dishonest scheme; a scheme for making money by dishonest means.
With over 5 million auctions running at any given time, ebay is by far the most popular online auction site in the world.
There aren't too many things that piss me off more then someone scamming an unsuspecting person out of money. This is occurring right now on eBay. It started a while ago with one asshole selling a 'Timing Advance Kit' and a 'Cooling System Mod'. Today, there's a bunch of assholes getting into the act... all scamming people.
The claims are total lies. You will NOT get anywhere near 20hp from these modifications, as the ads claim. These seller are con-artists looking to make money off of people's ignorance. One seller in particular has sold hundreds of these kits and has made thousands of dollars off people by selling JUNK. The kits consist of 50¢ worth of parts and he sells them under erroneous claims for anywhere from $20 to $70.
Do not get conned by these people and do not buy any of this junk.
The scams are all basically the same...
If you read through the ads that they post, you'll notice that they all read basically the same. Here I'll focus on the 'Timing Advance Kit'... this kit consists of a resistor... that's it. By installing the resistor between the ECU and the air temperature sensor, the ECU will be tricked into thinking the air temperature is lower then it actually is. As a result, the ECU advances the timing and leans out the air/fuel ratio. This could possibly yield one or two horsepower at best, but certainly nowhere near the claim of 20hp. The following is one of the ads posted by a scam seller... I'll break it down line-by-line.
You are bidding on a timing advance modification kit for all models of [name of car].
This line should actually read '...modification kit for all cars.'. This is because the 'kit' is identical for every car.
This do-it-yourself kit takes no knowledge of cars and is extremely easy to install. This kit requires detailed insrtuctions with pictures and the wire and mod kit to hook into your engine. This will tap into your engines computer and tell it that cooler air is entering the car, which results in more horsepower (up to 20 more!) and more torque and better acceleration.
Tap into your engine's computer? This makes the 'kit' seem more intricate then it actually is... actually it's closer to a lie then a dramatization. All it does is trick the computer by altering a signal from a sensor. The claims of up to 20 horsepower is absolutely ridiculous.
This is exactly what those expensive chips do...for a fraction of the cost.
First, this is NOT exactly what the 'expensive' chips do... those chips directly alter the ECU's program to modify the fuel curve and timing... this 'kit' is just a signal altering gimmick. Second, it's pretty ironic that this idiot calls the chips 'expensive' when he's the one selling 20¢ resistors for $50 each.
This will release the potential of your engine.
Wow! Not bad for a 20¢ resistor. This line shows how the seller is willing to say ANYTHING to get people to buy his junk.
Remember that car makes must limit power on engines due to legal regulations. This is one of those modifications that takes that legal barrier off and allows your engine to breathe and go faster than before...it is 100% safe for your car, and can be removed anytime (if you are worried about your warranty) without any damage! It's that simple!
Advancing the timing can cause idle problems as well as engine detonation. Not exact 100% safe, but this guy couldn't care less if your entire car blew up.
This is great for stock or modified [name of car]'s, and it will give you that extra boost that you'll feel when you beat that other guy you're racing.
Holy crap! The bullshit is piling sky-high.
This is similar to nascar and formula one racing cars techniques on the track...watch your quarter mile times increase.
This line was added by the seller in order to guarantee his place in hell.
You don't need any tools to install it and you can do it in your driveway in less than 5 minutes! I did this mod to my car as well, trust me, you can feel the difference when you hit the gas...shipping is $3.00 in the U.S. and I accept money order, personal check, and PayPal. There is NO RESERVE! Good luck and happy bidding everyone!
Of course it takes less then 5 minutes to install... it's a RESISTOR! $3 shipping is the second part of his scam. How much do you really think it costs to ship a resistor through the mail? Drop it in an envelope and place a 34¢ stamp on it. Lastly, he lets everyone know that there's no reserve price on the auction... that's because if he sells the 'kit' for the opening price of $1, he makes a $3.50 profit between the resistor and shipping.
The common link between all sellers is blatantly obvious.
Trusting people is not a flaw. These sellers are taking taking people's trust, twisting it, and using it against them to steal their money.
Here is various feedback complaints left for the sellers of these scams:
Complaint : timing advance kit? you had the nerve to charge shipping? buyer beware. DIRTBAG.
Complaint : Suspended by ebay, he changed to this one. Formally Chad302. SCAM SCAM
Complaint : SCAM SCAM. Don't bid don't buy
Complaint : You will be took by this ebayer. See Chad302 and Hydrolukk, Same Ebayer
Complaint : SCAM SCAM SCAM. Dont bid Dont Buy. Look at other auctions. SCAM
Complaint : A$$HOLE, LIAR, CON ARTIST. DON'T BUY FROM HIM.
Complaint : isn't a 'kit ' usually more than one piece???
Complaint : EGR Kit is a worthless piece of aluminum. It's junk. DO NOT BUY FROM HIM!!!!!!
Complaint : all a big hox, sent me piece of aluminum, completey unprossional, RIP-OFF!!!!!!!
Complaint : pure scam all it is is a 20cent resistor mailed with a 32 cent stamp. timing adv
Complaint : Shame On You!!!! The great swindle. Ask him what this package contains!!
Complaint : Always read feedback before buying, this was a skam!!!
Complaint : PIECE OF CRAP PART! Its a BIG SCAM!!! DONT BUY FROM THEM!!HE SHOULD BE REMOVED
Complaint : quick delivery of $.05 resistor from Radio Shack that he made me pay $30 for
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