EBAY: BLOCKED USER LIST
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Block this guy: kewert89  

I had a  CGC Star Wars book listed with asking price or best offer. He makes me an offer. I accept.

A few days go by, no payment or communication. Very late in the evening on October 4th and very early morning on October 5th, I get these three messages (while I was asleep), in rapid succession, right after the other:

1st Message:

Hey what's up man? Sorry for the late reply, but I work 2nd shift Monday-Friday 3pm-3am. Anyways, I had to transfer money from my savings to my checking today to buy this it. My bank is dumb and makes me wait 1 business day for the transfer to actually post into my account.

It will be in there late tonight or early tomorrow morning (anywhere from 3-8am) so after I wake up tomorrow I'll buy it right away. It will be before I start work at 3pm cst at the latest buddy.

Sorry for the inconvenience, but I appreciate your patience! 

2nd Message:

Actually, I was just browsing my watchlist and seen that a US seller is selling a 9.6 as well, but he has is listed for $450 + $15 for shipping which is $60 less. Would you be willing to cancel this transaction and match his price man?

I don't think I've ever asked a seller to cancel a transaction before, but when I can get the same exact item for 10% less money (especially on a $500 book) it would be dumb for anyone to pass that up in my opinion.

Either way just lmk and sorry for the inconvenience.

3rd Message:

Hey what's up man? So I had some unexpected hospital bills that came in the mail today. I had surgery on my broken ankle 4months ago and my insurance covered most of it, but the final invoice shows I still need to pay a little over $2k out of pocket. I've been wanting a KOTOR #9 for a while now (it's the last KOTOR comic I need to finish my run), but that's going to have to be out on hold for the time being.

I tried to request canceling this order myself, but it wouldn't let me. If you could cancel this transaction for me I'd really appreciate. I do apologize and am sincerely sorry for wasting your time. I doubt that will change the way you feel about it, but I'd rather be upfront with you instead of just ghosting you until it's past the payment due date.

 

Anyways, take care and have a good rest of your week!

SO, basically, we have the trifecta here...Non-payment due to bank issues, followed by found a cheaper copy and then coincidence of coincidences, unexpected hospital bills! Only thing that was missing was my "kid bid on this" or other similar nonsense. I did not waste much time with this guy and cancelled the sale for buyer request and blocked him.

 

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block this guy, though I suspect he is getting kicked off ebayphokingcollectibles

bought books and asked a couple of times for the tracking info. then get a notice that he cancelled the sale upon my request - which i never did. He did this to a bunch of other people as well - several of whom chose to leave negative feedback - to which he posted abusive comments

frustrating, but I can say that at least he refunded the money - it could have been worse...

 

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On 11/29/2021 at 1:43 PM, amatta said:

block this guy, though I suspect he is getting kicked off ebayphokingcollectibles

bought books and asked a couple of times for the tracking info. then get a notice that he cancelled the sale upon my request - which i never did. He did this to a bunch of other people as well - several of whom chose to leave negative feedback - to which he posted abusive comments

frustrating, but I can say that at least he refunded the money - it could have been worse...

 

Coming to this thread specifically to post this guy! Same thing. I won 5 books. Was notified by another Boardie that one of the books was actually theirs. So, I contacted the seller and asked what was up, and received no response. So, i figure I'm getting scammed, but was going to wait until Dec 1st, which was the earliest I could file the return/refund. Instead, this weekend I suddenly get a "shipping" notice, which makes me nervous, because I'm afraid the guy is going to drag out the refund process by doing shenanigans, like saying it's lost in the mail or something. Was extremely relieved when the transaction was canceled yesterday. I also received the "LOL Cry about it B----" feedbacks, not sure how to get those removed. What a waste of time. Not sure what his endgame was. What a frustrating mess. Anyway, hopefully it's over now. Glad I wasn't the only one! Funnily, his feedback was 100% last week (all private...that's sus) and as of today is about 54%, so the chickens have clearly come home to roost.

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On 11/30/2021 at 9:01 AM, F For Fake said:

Coming to this thread specifically to post this guy! Same thing. I won 5 books. Was notified by another Boardie that one of the books was actually theirs. So, I contacted the seller and asked what was up, and received no response. So, i figure I'm getting scammed, but was going to wait until Dec 1st, which was the earliest I could file the return/refund. Instead, this weekend I suddenly get a "shipping" notice, which makes me nervous, because I'm afraid the guy is going to drag out the refund process by doing shenanigans, like saying it's lost in the mail or something. Was extremely relieved when the transaction was canceled yesterday. I also received the "LOL Cry about it B----" feedbacks, not sure how to get those removed. What a waste of time. Not sure what his endgame was. What a frustrating mess. Anyway, hopefully it's over now. Glad I wasn't the only one! Funnily, his feedback was 100% last week (all private...that's sus) and as of today is about 54%, so the chickens have clearly come home to roost.

Interesting - I'm at least grateful that we were refunded. I thought he was just having seller's remorse... 

I reported him to ebay and they are looking into it (it only took a few minutes. I'm guessing if enough folks complain he will be suspended.

with regards to the feedback - he left positive feedback with the nasty comment, which is also weird. did you get negative feedback? if so, i'm sure ebay can scrub it for you

what i really don't like is that some random crazy person has my contact details - that is what I like about the boards: i mean, we're still crazy people but we're well-screened! 

be well 'F'

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On 11/30/2021 at 11:32 AM, amatta said:

Interesting - I'm at least grateful that we were refunded. I thought he was just having seller's remorse... 

I reported him to ebay and they are looking into it (it only took a few minutes. I'm guessing if enough folks complain he will be suspended.

with regards to the feedback - he left positive feedback with the nasty comment, which is also weird. did you get negative feedback? if so, i'm sure ebay can scrub it for you

what i really don't like is that some random crazy person has my contact details - that is what I like about the boards: i mean, we're still crazy people but we're well-screened! 

be well 'F'

Yeah, maybe he actually had SOME of the books on hand, but at least one of the ones I purchased was owned by a boardie with a registry set. That's what tipped me off that something wasn't right. I'm assuming once the heat started coming down and the negs started hitting, that's when he pulled the plug. I'm still not sure if he canceled it or if eBay canceled it, but either way, the refund has been processed. Yes, I reported him as well, particularly in regard to the comments. He left positive (sellers can't leave negative for buyers) but he left the same nasty comment on all five positive fb's. So hopefully eBay will scrub them, I could do without seeing them, for sure.

I went ahead and blocked him, but you're right, now my name and address are out there. Most likely he's a fly by night scammer, and not a psycho killer or anything, but you just never know anymore. Just glad we were all compensated. Won't be surprised if he shows up again under another ID, that seems to be the case fairly often.

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On 11/30/2021 at 1:45 PM, amatta said:

I suspect he was also bid manipulating as the books I won were done at exactly my max bid

he left me the following feedback:

'LOL Cry more pu$$y b1tch'

which made me wonder

(1) what's wrong with him to say such a thing and 

(2) how does he know me so well? dad?

 

Ha, I had the same exact feedback, he must have left the same thing for all of us. I was tempted to message him with my thoughts regarding being a P.A.B., when he's the one failing to successfully scam people over comic books, but I thought it best to just leave it alone.

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On 11/30/2021 at 7:15 PM, fastballspecial said:

I am amazed at some of the sellers some buy with. There are red flags and they are just ignored. 

It was that way on here for a while. Years ago lots of new people coming in here just to sell, and whamo. Hit and run, no books showed up.

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On 11/30/2021 at 9:01 AM, F For Fake said:

Coming to this thread specifically to post this guy! Same thing. I won 5 books. Was notified by another Boardie that one of the books was actually theirs. So, I contacted the seller and asked what was up, and received no response. So, i figure I'm getting scammed, but was going to wait until Dec 1st, which was the earliest I could file the return/refund. Instead, this weekend I suddenly get a "shipping" notice, which makes me nervous, because I'm afraid the guy is going to drag out the refund process by doing shenanigans, like saying it's lost in the mail or something. Was extremely relieved when the transaction was canceled yesterday. I also received the "LOL Cry about it B----" feedbacks, not sure how to get those removed. What a waste of time. Not sure what his endgame was. What a frustrating mess. Anyway, hopefully it's over now. Glad I wasn't the only one! Funnily, his feedback was 100% last week (all private...that's sus) and as of today is about 54%, so the chickens have clearly come home to roost.

I saw his auctions too and was planning to bid on a few of them.  While scrolling through his other items, I noticed all of his picture backgrounds were different which set off a huge red flag.  I sent a message inquiring about one of the books for additional scans, which he never responded to.  At this point, I was uncomfortable with bidding on his books and didn't bother wasting any more time with him.  Glad to see I dodged the bullet there but sorry to hear you went through this. 

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After a long streak of sales with good buyers, I finally got that one malicious unreasonable buyer show up and left me a negative.  Here's the buyer's user ID in case anyone wants to add him to their block list.

amcle-75

So here are the details...

This buyer made an offer on one of my Lady Death books which I accepted on Nov 22nd.  The auction clearly states that the estimated delivery date will be between Dec 1st - Dec 4th.  The book was shipped out on Nov 27th and right after it ships, the buyers sends me a message stating that he wants his money back because I took FOREVER to ship because he needed the book the next day.  I responded back stating that he never communicated to me that he needed it shipped next day and that I have a 5 day handling policy due to my full time job and in case of holidays (in this case Thanksgiving).  For some reason, eBay no longer shows seller handling policy in the auctions.  That is now embedded in the estimated delivery date.  He sends me another message asking for immediate refund (like right now), while the book is still in transit.  I told him that I will gladly give him the refund but I need to get the book back first.   He never responded back afterward.  Today, I see that the tracking shows the book delivered (Dec 1st), which is within the estimated delivery window.  Lo and behold, he immediately leaves me a negative saying I took FOREVER to ship (which is 5 days on a Thanksgiving week) and that I refuse to work with him.  

https://www.ebay.com/fdbk/feedback_profile/boots_1000

So there you have it guys, deal with this buyer at your own risk.  

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On 12/1/2021 at 2:15 PM, Escaflown41 said:

I saw his auctions too and was planning to bid on a few of them.  While scrolling through his other items, I noticed all of his picture backgrounds were different which set off a huge red flag.  I sent a message inquiring about one of the books for additional scans, which he never responded to.  At this point, I was uncomfortable with bidding on his books and didn't bother wasting any more time with him.  Glad to see I dodged the bullet there but sorry to hear you went through this. 

I didn't notice the picture backgrounds until after my suspicions were raised, because of the five, only one had a different background. So it didn't really register. But yeah, just a crazy situation. His feedback is now -2 and private so I'd have to imagine he's long gone, thankfully!

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On 12/1/2021 at 4:20 PM, F For Fake said:

I didn't notice the picture backgrounds until after my suspicions were raised, because of the five, only one had a different background. So it didn't really register. But yeah, just a crazy situation. His feedback is now -2 and private so I'd have to imagine he's long gone, thankfully!

it seems as if he's been kicked off ebay...

phokingcollectibles on eBay

 

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On 12/1/2021 at 1:41 PM, Escaflown41 said:

After a long streak of sales with good buyers, I finally got that one malicious unreasonable buyer show up and left me a negative.  Here's the buyer's user ID in case anyone wants to add him to their block list.

amcle-75

So here are the details...

This buyer made an offer on one of my Lady Death books which I accepted on Nov 22nd.  The auction clearly states that the estimated delivery date will be between Dec 1st - Dec 4th.  The book was shipped out on Nov 27th and right after it ships, the buyers sends me a message stating that he wants his money back because I took FOREVER to ship because he needed the book the next day.  I responded back stating that he never communicated to me that he needed it shipped next day and that I have a 5 day handling policy due to my full time job and in case of holidays (in this case Thanksgiving).  For some reason, eBay no longer shows seller handling policy in the auctions.  That is now embedded in the estimated delivery date.  He sends me another message asking for immediate refund (like right now), while the book is still in transit.  I told him that I will gladly give him the refund but I need to get the book back first.   He never responded back afterward.  Today, I see that the tracking shows the book delivered (Dec 1st), which is within the estimated delivery window.  Lo and behold, he immediately leaves me a negative saying I took FOREVER to ship (which is 5 days on a Thanksgiving week) and that I refuse to work with him.  

https://www.ebay.com/fdbk/feedback_profile/boots_1000

So there you have it guys, deal with this buyer at your own risk.  

The NARU'd a guy that tried that with me. He wanted me to give him a digital code of a book before I shipped it. I denied and shipped the book. 

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On 12/1/2021 at 1:41 PM, Escaflown41 said:

After a long streak of sales with good buyers, I finally got that one malicious unreasonable buyer show up and left me a negative.  Here's the buyer's user ID in case anyone wants to add him to their block list.

amcle-75

So here are the details...

This buyer made an offer on one of my Lady Death books which I accepted on Nov 22nd.  The auction clearly states that the estimated delivery date will be between Dec 1st - Dec 4th.  The book was shipped out on Nov 27th and right after it ships, the buyers sends me a message stating that he wants his money back because I took FOREVER to ship because he needed the book the next day.  I responded back stating that he never communicated to me that he needed it shipped next day and that I have a 5 day handling policy due to my full time job and in case of holidays (in this case Thanksgiving).  For some reason, eBay no longer shows seller handling policy in the auctions.  That is now embedded in the estimated delivery date.  He sends me another message asking for immediate refund (like right now), while the book is still in transit.  I told him that I will gladly give him the refund but I need to get the book back first.   He never responded back afterward.  Today, I see that the tracking shows the book delivered (Dec 1st), which is within the estimated delivery window.  Lo and behold, he immediately leaves me a negative saying I took FOREVER to ship (which is 5 days on a Thanksgiving week) and that I refuse to work with him.  

https://www.ebay.com/fdbk/feedback_profile/boots_1000

So there you have it guys, deal with this buyer at your own risk.  

Thanks! I haven't sold anything on ebay in a long time and may never sell on ebay,  but if I ever do, this user ID will most certainly be blocked.  I hope ebay sides with you and you can get the negative removed.

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On 10/13/2021 at 3:00 PM, ADAMANTIUM said:

for some odd reason, copying and pasting this didn't work :download: 

Worked for me. Try placing a comma after the last name on your list before pasting

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On 12/1/2021 at 11:57 AM, comixry said:

I wonder if in the history of eBay, a scammer seller ever sold to a scammer buyer (or vice versa)? I'd like to hear how those transactions worked out. hm

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