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HvNd4Speed
02-11-2011, 08:18 PM
This guy is a another scammer, he advertised a JL 1000 and some 12w6 subs on the forum

I bought the amp and he supposedly shipped it out on Jan 25th and gave me a tracking # for it thru USPS Priority. That status hasn't changed since that day and I still have no amp. Already filed a claim thru Paypal and waiting for the case to be resolved.

Here is his profile-->

View Profile: Florida_BOY - Car Audio Forum - CarAudio.com (http://www.caraudio.com/forums/members/florida_boy.html)

The thread where he posted his amp got shutdown by mods because there was no pics.

Here is the thread where the other buyer who is in the same boat, also filed a claim with Paypal as well.

http://www.caraudio.com/forums/car-audio-classifieds-old-replies-only/501781-jl-audio-12w6-pair-cheap.html#post7457056

I hope i get my cash back, if not, ***** for me and lesson learned.

If you should see this Florida_BOY......feel free to chime in

Bassin Buick
02-11-2011, 08:58 PM
dude , i got speakers from a well respected member on here. They were shipped USPS and they didnt change status for 2 weeks. Finally they ended up on there way to Iowa.........I don't live in iowa , i live in florida and the speakers were coming from louisiana. LOL. Eventually they got here , i think it was a little drastic to have already fileed a claim with paypal because it very well could be clogged up in the mail system still , especially if it was shipped "Parcel Post". :crap:

DominicRicci
02-11-2011, 08:59 PM
USPS seriously never updates their tracking information.

PHD - USA
02-11-2011, 09:05 PM
True fact is true

HvNd4Speed
02-11-2011, 09:09 PM
he shipped USPS Priority, 2-3 days, I checked with Post Office, there were some delays in the middle part of the US where it got hit by snow but the seller is in Florida and I am in California, US Post Office claims that their route might have been affected but the priority ship never runs beyond 5-6 days TOPS!

I've emailed the seller, no response. I mean if you are legit, you would at least answer your d@mn emails just to keep the lines of communication open...IMHO.

PHD - USA
02-11-2011, 09:11 PM
I hardly ever check my email, I also never do business with shady people though =/

HvNd4Speed
02-11-2011, 09:13 PM
I certainly hope I get an amp because i really want it and I got a hell of a deal if it does come thru but all things point to foul play on this guys behalf.....sorry....I've sold a ton of corporate surplus/computers/network switches on Ebay and have plenty of experience shipping thru the various providers...i should have had it in my hands by now.

Bassin Buick
02-11-2011, 09:13 PM
he shipped USPS Priority, 2-3 days, I checked with Post Office, there were some delays in the middle part of the US where it got hit by snow but the seller is in Florida and I am in California, US Post Office claims that their route might have been affected but the priority ship never runs beyond 5-6 days TOPS!

I've emailed the seller, no response. I mean if you are legit, you would at least answer your d@mn emails just to keep the lines of communication open...IMHO.This is true. Well i hope it all works out. And i hate to rub in your pain but why did you buy from someone who has only 48 posts? I've got over 2000 since november and do a small amount of business on here , but only with members who are daily posters. Never with someone like that. Good luck with it all bro.

HvNd4Speed
02-11-2011, 09:15 PM
well....i did business with what i now beleive is a 'shady person' ...lesson learned

Bassin Buick
02-11-2011, 09:16 PM
it happens to everybody once in awhile. just learn from it and youll be more cautious the next go-round.

bubbagumper6
02-11-2011, 09:25 PM
This guy is a another scammer, he advertised a JL 1000 and some 12w6 subs on the forum

I bought the amp and he supposedly shipped it out on Jan 25th and gave me a tracking # for it thru USPS Priority. That status hasn't changed since that day and I still have no amp. Already filed a claim thru Paypal and waiting for the case to be resolved.

Here is his profile-->

View Profile: Florida_BOY - Car Audio Forum - CarAudio.com (http://www.caraudio.com/forums/members/florida_boy.html)

The thread where he posted his amp got shutdown by mods because there was no pics.

Here is the thread where the other buyer who is in the same boat, also filed a claim with Paypal as well.

http://www.caraudio.com/forums/car-audio-classifieds-old-replies-only/501781-jl-audio-12w6-pair-cheap.html#post7457056

I hope i get my cash back, if not, ***** for me and lesson learned.

If you should see this Florida_BOY......feel free to chime in

el oh el, you know they do that for a reason?

RAM_Designs
02-11-2011, 09:34 PM
I swear, every scammer alive lives in Florida.

Bassin Buick
02-11-2011, 09:39 PM
I swear, every scammer alive lives in Florida.Its too cold for teh scammers anywhere else. LOL

rangerone766
02-11-2011, 09:41 PM
This is true. Well i hope it all works out. And i hate to rub in your pain but why did you buy from someone who has only 48 posts? I've got over 2000 since november and do a small amount of business on here , but only with members who are daily posters. Never with someone like that. Good luck with it all bro.

you can't just go by post counts. i've only been here a short time, but my first transaction here was very fast and painless. granted i was the buyer. it's all about trust on the forum selling game. go with your gut instinct.

i do hope the amp shows up for ya tho

bubbagumper6
02-11-2011, 09:44 PM
you can't just go by post counts. i've only been here a short time, but my first transaction here was very fast and painless. granted i was the buyer. it's all about trust on the forum selling game. go with your gut instinct.

i do hope the amp shows up for ya tho

uhh, no actually quite the opposite, going on your gut gets you scammed. Anyone can act nice and charming online and get you to think they're a "real great guy" it isn't that hard. You said it yourself, it's based on trust, well someone who has a lot of posts and previous transactions within the community has built a level of trust with us. Is it possible for someone to have 50 good transactions then decide to scam the next guy? Yeah, but is it likely? Nope

rangerone766
02-11-2011, 09:58 PM
uhh, no actually quite the opposite, going on your gut gets you scammed. Anyone can act nice and charming online and get you to think they're a "real great guy" it isn't that hard. You said it yourself, it's based on trust, well someone who has a lot of posts and previous transactions within the community has built a level of trust with us. Is it possible for someone to have 50 good transactions then decide to scam the next guy? Yeah, but is it likely? Nope

nope, always watch out for the charming one's, haven't you ever bought a car at a used car lot. lol

there are no concrete rules to buying and selling over the internet. just be carefull.
i was going to type out a nice long post, but my brain is just not working atm, i spent too many hours selling extra services today at the oil change shop i run loz

what ever happened to personal integrity? i have so little in this world, the only thing i have of value is my word.

PHD - USA
02-11-2011, 11:03 PM
nope, always watch out for the charming one's, haven't you ever bought a car at a used car lot. lol

there are no concrete rules to buying and selling over the internet. just be carefull.
i was going to type out a nice long post, but my brain is just not working atm, i spent too many hours selling extra services today at the oil change shop i run loz

what ever happened to personal integrity? i have so little in this world, the only thing i have of value is my word.

Only concrete rule is trust me :naughty:

marcos
02-15-2011, 10:06 PM
Hey guys, I'm the other guy that Florida boy scammed, and yes I'm pretty sure we were both scammed. I learned a lesson on here, hope it don't happen again. I got my money back from paypal today. I never received any kind of tracking # from this guy and he hasn't logged back in on this forum since the 26th of January.

thevic24
02-15-2011, 10:11 PM
Do you guys know what part of Florida he is in??

disturbed471985
02-15-2011, 10:12 PM
Speed and Marco if you paid via PP then have no worries. They will contact him asking for tracking numbers for the items if he cannot provide them you will be reimbursed even if he does not have money in his account. I had to deal with a POS scammer all this week and it has now been taken care of. Just keep on PP's *** call daily if need be.

Also, if either of you paid with your CC via PP call your CC company and do a charge back. This will forsure get you your money back. Might cost a few bucks in fees and whatnot but you will get the bulk of your money back.

Bassin Buick
02-15-2011, 10:20 PM
what happens to teh scumbag though. Do the police catch up to him or is he off scott free with a a debt collector hounding him?

DonWan
02-15-2011, 10:38 PM
Man this *****. I hate scamming @ss people. but like the others said look at itrader points and or post count..

daboyfrumdabx
02-15-2011, 10:43 PM
Man this *****. I hate scamming @ss people. but like the others said look at itrader points and or post count..

In which case no one will buy from you...

I don't think it's as easy as considering posts and feedback. I personally try to get a feel of their posts in the forum in order to judge their integrity to an extent.

DonWan
02-15-2011, 10:46 PM
In which case no one will buy from you...

I don't think it's as easy as considering posts and feedback. I personally try to get a feel of their posts in the forum in order to judge their integrity to an extent.

I have sold many things on here and caco,I'm just not a forum ***** that's why my post isn't in the thousands. I have great feedback woot from buying and selling,and trading

disturbed471985
02-15-2011, 10:50 PM
what happens to teh scumbag though. Do the police catch up to him or is he off scott free with a a debt collector hounding him?

Sadly lil to nothing will happen to the scammer and he will be back doing it again. But the way I look at it is that Karma is a MF and just like God it will return sooner or later and with a vengeance..

My new buying and selling policy has now changed. If your not close enough for me to be able to drive to your house and back within a day then I will just have to pass. Suzks but this is the world we live in sadly. But that don't apply to you Bassin LOL so what ya got for sale??

HvNd4Speed
02-19-2011, 06:25 PM
still waiting for my money back from Paypal....what a jerk off this guy is....i found some info on him thru facebook, its a good chance its the same kid because the address listed in paypal is about 60 miles away from where the guy on facebook is and its a pretty unique last name...even has a phone # listed....im tempted to call

sobe3yourself.
02-19-2011, 06:37 PM
im sorry, but its kinda your fault. you should have checked if he had any ref. he only has 48 posts.

stay away from people like this unless they ship first.

HvNd4Speed
02-28-2011, 07:34 PM
well....paypal has reversed the transaction as of today and I have been refunded my money in full and i am thankful, thank you all for reminding me how it was my fault :-)

u guys sure know how to kick a brother in the ribs for muckin up around here! anyway...it ended well...i cant complain!

bubbagumper6
02-28-2011, 07:39 PM
learn from it.