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  1. On 8/29/2018 at 12:47 PM, somewhereintexas said:

    I had just about given up hope on ever getting this done and was that close to selling this as a blue label.  Kudos to @Kevlar for making this possible!


    This is what I got at the same show. If I’d known Tom Baker was going to be there before I sent my books I would have found a nice 9.8 book, but I was lucky that I’d sent this one for Simon Myers. Kevlar was so great! He let me keep adding doctor after doctor at the last minute. I was a bit too late for David Tennant, though. :)


  2. 37 minutes ago, J2 said:


    First, he didn’t ask for that listing, that was me trying to be nice. I shouldn’t have even posted this. I’m still trying to be nice, I said anyone could pm me; I’m not interested in some F—-ed up retaliation from someone who could be a psycho for all i know. F this. This has been a s—- week. Sorry I’m such a jerk and “deserve this”. F. 

    Also, the supervisor “agreed” with his words, but he said the only way I could get the $ by signing and resending a pdf saying what I received wasn’t in the “condition” it was when sent. Because there wasn’t enough “evidence” to prove him wrong. He also said it was a one time courtesy. 

    Look, I’m sorry if I did this wrong. I try to do the right thing. I’m just trying to take care of my family and I’m pretty %#^*>#% stressed out right now. Feel free to pm.



  3. 7 hours ago, jcjames said:

    Someone asked you to create a phony feebay listing so they could get your book with no competition (underhanded act #1)..... AND THEN, that same person immediately asks for a refund&return (underhanded act #2).... AND THEN this same book gets "lost and replaced" with garbage....gee, what are the odds that yet ANOTHER person (Postal carrier??) got involved and SOMEHOW knew that a valuable Shatner/Nimoy book was inside the box and opened it after it left your buyer's hands, AND just happened to have a similar but worthless Shatner/Nimoy book handy to replace it, packaged it back up and delivered it!??

    Yes, you are extremely naive and you are exactly how people like this crook get away with stuff like this over and over.

    Do you really think this was the first time this thief ever pulled this on an unsuspecting comicbook seller?

    Do you really think it will be his last time?

    This is not a court of law where you have to prove anything - but the fact that feebay gave your money back is a clear sign that even THEY identified this as a scammer.

    You said your book was "stolen", and you said you believe he started the scam from the very beginning, and it sure sounds like it was a shady feebay transaction from the very start.... and yet you don't want to name him to potentially protect his NEXT victim - maybe even someone on this board?

    At this point, you kinda deserve what happened to you.




    First, he didn’t ask for that listing, that was me trying to be nice. I shouldn’t have even posted this. I’m still trying to be nice, I said anyone could pm me; I’m not interested in some F—-ed up retaliation from someone who could be a psycho for all i know. F this. This has been a s—- week. Sorry I’m such a jerk and “deserve this”. F. 

  4. 12 minutes ago, Number 6 said:

    I’m relieved to hear you got your money back. 

    And again, I appreciate you’re making an effort to give the benefit of the doubt. 


    The title of this thread - the title you chose - is “STOLEN BOOK ALERT!”


    You used the word “STOLEN” which got everyone’s attention, and you used it for a reason: despite all the well-meaning hair-splitting, in your gut you know that’s what this guy did. 

    Not only did he try to steal your book but he did it after you did him a favor by altering the listing so he could have a lock on the book. 

    He’s got 100% feedback because Positive feedback is the ONLY feedback seller’s can leave for buyers. Negative-within-Positive feedback get’s removed. The worst the seller can do is leave no feedback. And he’s smart enough as a seller to keep his nose clean. 

    You origianlly asked all of us to help you out by keeping an eye out for the book. Several of us were willing to offer that help. I was too; I live in CA and I collect Star Trek comics. 

    All we’re asking is that you now help us: help us protect ourselves so he doesn’t pull the same scam on us. I have some CGC Star Trek comics up know, it could easily happen to me. 

    Yeah. I get that. And I thank you for offering to keep a lookout, truly. The book itself has been stolen. There is no doubt. But... I can’t prove who did it. That’s what really sucks. That’s why I said pm me. I’m sorry if it’s not enough; I just don’t want to put someone’s name out for the entire world, but I’m happy to let you know. 

    I’m new to this experience, sorry. 

  5. On 7/17/2018 at 12:59 PM, Escaflown41 said:

    Also please out this buyer's userID so the rest of us sellers can add it to our block list.

    I Feel weird about about posting it publicly, but feel free to pm me.

     And maybe I’m naive, I probably am, my wife certainly thinks so, but he had 100% good feedback with a LOT of transactions buying and selling. I believe he planned a scam from the beginning, but I don’t KNOW that he did. what if it actually was tampered with as he suggested? It’s extremely unlikely that someone along the line opened it and had a shatner book about nimoy ready to pack in... but... what if I was outing someone who was actually telling the truth? I don’t know.

    I feel more like an insufficiently_thoughtful_person than anything else. I made a HUGE, stupid mistake. Because a few sellers have done this for me, I made a buy it now auction so he could get it without someone else snapping it up first. It had a silly picture and a vague description. I know. That was stupid. But he had such great feedback that I thought it was a nice thing to do for him. He seemed so excited. So in a way, I almost blame myself... or at least I feel really stupid about it. 

    Luckily, every move I made , and every single detail of what I was selling and what I was going to do was well documented in our eBay messages. That’s probably why they gave me my money back, but I had to go through 4 eBay people to get to a senior supervisor who agreed with me. 

    Part of me wants to find out what really happened but the other part of me just wants to be (expletive) do e with the whole mess. 

    Big lesson learned. As someone else suggested, I’m going to register it in case someone else tries to register it. 

    Im so done with eBay. Most of the people I talked to gave me the worst kind of corporate scripted, “I understand that you are unhappy with the transaction and feel that the buyer scammed you, but...”

    anyway, rant over. I got the money, but I’m sad that some jerk has a really cool book and got it for nothing. 

  6. On 7/16/2018 at 6:19 PM, HENRYSPENCER said:

    The bait and switch scam has long been a problem on eBay.  Granted I haven't heard it quite this bad.

    So let me get this straight when the buyer opened up a dispute against you the funds in your PayPal account immediately went on hold, correct?
    Then he or she uploads the bogus tracking information for the hardcover inside... 
    Upon the hardcover being delivered, the funds that were on hold were automatically sent back to the buyer...

    Interpreting the situation this way, the buyer has committed mail fraud and depending on if the parcel crossed state lines it could be on more than one count.

    Have you tried googling or running a search using the buyers supplied personal contact information to see who/what you are dealing with?

    You should carefully explain to PayPal what's gone on and how you are the victim of a scam.  PayPal should side in your favor because as a general rule one of the two parties in their resolution disputes can't have it all -that is both the money and the item at the same time.  In this case, the buyer now has both the comic you sold him and the money that was returned to him for the price he paid for the book which is still in his possession.

    Yep. I had already withdrawn the funds because I’ve never experienced anything like this before. I ended up with a negative balance in PayPal. It really sucked. After talking to 4 people, I got my money back, but it was like they wouldn’t listen to me when I explained the details and the messages we’d sent back and forth. It was infuriating, but in the end, I got the money back. 

    I did google the guy. He doesn’t have much of an internet presence. There was a picture, but he just looks like some regular guy. What kills me, is that he has 100% positive feedback on eBay after more than 1000 transactions. 

    It’s so crazy, that I still can’t get it out of my head. I feel like I was assaulted. I am DONE selling on eBay

  7. Ugh. This is the worst.

    I sold my copy of Gold Key Star Trek #9 CGC SS 8.0 signed by Nimoy and Shatner on eBay. I purchased it on ebay not long ago with three others, but my financial situation turned a bit so I've been selling them off.

    The buyer immediately asked for a refund. The book returned to me was a hardback memoir called "Leonard" written by William Shatner.

    **I am not accusing anyone of anything*** but whatever happened, the book is gone. Please let me know if you see it for sale anywhere. It was sent from Northern California to New Jersey. Thanks. :(


  8. On 1/16/2018 at 1:00 PM, Rich_Henn said:

    Adding the following DR. WHO convention to my list since it's right in my back yard


    March 23-25th, Baltimore MD


    Features Peter Davidson (the 5th Doctor) and Colin Baker (the 6th Doctor)

    and also this small sci-fi show, also in my back yard end of Feb



    featuring Matt Frewer, Nana Visitor, Nora McLellan, Timothy Zahn


    They just added Peter Capaldi! :)