Did I get ripped off by a BLF'er?

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Unfortunately this kind of stuff does happen everywhere.  I only trade/sell/buy from members I know are reputable but every reputation has to have a start before it can build.  This guy has destroyed his completely.  He is obviously alive enough to log into the board, therefore he is able to at least contact the parties involved and explain himself.  I'd have run out of patience with him at this point.  Hopefully an intervention message from Mr. Admin will be sent and he will respond.  If not he should be banned for life and unfortunate lessons learned for those involved with this deal.  Good luck, guys!

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Sorry to hear that Troop, it does not matter whether you can afford it or not it's the principal. He MAY have ripped you off but give him the benefit of the doubt.

But be ready to push the PAYPAL button. Good Luck.

Lets just hope that he has got other reasons for not sending it to you.

P.S If you can spare me $100 for my JETBEAM RTT0 XML Laughing

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Troop, Is you paypal link to a visa or credit card?  because if it is you can claim that way.  

The sad thing is this guy has not done this because he is short of cash, none of us here are that short, or we wouldn't be here buying torches.  He has done it for the hell of it.  Christ torches are cheap nowadays, my 4 year old has an LED torch.  It's just a shame that his reputation is lost!  And the worst thing is not the money, It's the thought that a fellow member would do something like this to another member.Cry

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marcl wrote:

...   And the worst thing is not the money, It's the thought that a fellow member would do something like this to another member.Cry

Marc.

My thoughts exactly.

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And I don't understand what "wrong" can a TR-1200 have so that he is pissed.  He wants no mode memory and a different output sequence?   You need to buy premium brand lights for that.....or some documented flashlights like some instances of the DRY driver, or DQG II (both of which aren't cheap in its class also).

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gorann wrote:

It was matter of time for something like this to happen... At Croatian local forums there is plenty of that (mainly some youngsters scamming people for some computer components etc. ) Sorry for the damaged parties.

 

PS: At least it was an BLF-er and American Smile 

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marcl wrote:

And the worst thing is not the money, It's the thought that a fellow member would do something like this to another member.Cry

Marc.

This, not the money. I like this community here at BLF, but it is the Internet, so live and learn.

We should have seen the obvious clue: why would a member buy 4 identical lights and not want to keep ANY of them. Usually you buy one and like it so much you buy more, but you would not get rid of all of them.

Rats, finally sold my 2010 509hp Mustang...now I can buy more lights!

Sold the red one too! Now guess what I drive, doing my penance for 500 hp commuters...

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Maybe we should have a BLF get together in Oklahoma,  we can make a little side trip over to his house and kick his ass.   No excuse for this kind of crap.

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Chidwack wrote:

Maybe we should have a BLF get together in Oklahoma,  we can make a little side trip over to his house and kick his ass.   No excuse for this kind of crap.

We could call it the Shuck Show....

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If you guys have his address a BLFer meet and greet should be set up at his house at your convenience.

I am already visualizing the duct tape over your mouth.

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Just give his address to the nice folks from Westboro Baptist Church.Laughing

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300+ miles to there from where I live... It's in the Northeast corner of OK so out of reach.


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Let's not go overboard, there may be a totally valid reason for all this.

Rats, finally sold my 2010 509hp Mustang...now I can buy more lights!

Sold the red one too! Now guess what I drive, doing my penance for 500 hp commuters...

http://dreammustang.com/

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trooplewis wrote:
Let's not go overboard, there may be a totally valid reason for all this.

Yeah, but is something's wrong, maybe somebody should drive by and make sure he's okay! Laughing


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It sounds like the XM LEDs won’t really be suitable for flashlight use. Pity…

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We could call it a "Welfare Visit". 

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I take it you've filed a Paypal dispute? I had to do that with a couple of loser greedbay knife sellers. (United Outdoors and Poorfish) Only way the stuff got shaken loose.

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just have a dozen or so members do some torch testing on his house

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trooplewis wrote:

Let's not go overboard, there may be a totally valid reason for all this.

There might be a valid reason, but you will never know for sure. It's the internet. Unless you know the guy personally, the reason could be as much of a lie as the initial thread. Anonymity is nice, but when it comes to changing money it can be a real bad thing.

I've been bitten once or twice this way. Once for $500 and I only got about $45 back. That was the old PayPal. Ever since ebay took it over, you get all of it back even if the seller does not have the money. That's how the last one worked anyhow. The seller had no money, but paypal (ebay) refunded me the whole amount out of their pocket.

This isn't ebay, but you should still file a dispute. You might get your money back and more importantly, that person will not be able to use paypal again (untill they go and make a new user name that is).Frown

Unfortunately theft is rampant and the net is a great place for it.

Hope you get it resolved.

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It's both disturbing and encouraging that our forum is willing to commit felonies on behalf of one of its members.  Laughing

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It's hard for me not to compare my own experiences with forum members.  A couple of times, members have sent me their lights for review, including troop.  That trust is extremely valuable to me.  I've exchanged money, lights, parts . . . the half dozen or so guys I've done business with here, developed a relationship with . . . what it's all about.

Unfortunately, the bigger we get, the law of averages will have its way eventually.

 

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Flashlight Foy wrote:

It's hard for me not to compare my own experiences with forum members.  A couple of times, members have sent me their lights for review, including troop.  That trust is extremely valuable to me.  I've exchanged money, lights, parts . . . the half dozen or so guys I've done business with here, developed a relationship with . . . what it's all about.

Unfortunately, the bigger we get, the law of averages will have its way eventually.

 

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keltex78 wrote:

trooplewis wrote:
Let's not go overboard, there may be a totally valid reason for all this.

Yeah, but is something's wrong, maybe somebody should drive by and make sure he's okay! Laughing

Good idea.  Maybe someone could go up and look into his window.  Anyone got a flashlight to check it out?

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The piece of crap is still skulking around. Last seen 58 minutes ago. I hate to see he is from Oklahoma.

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I'm guessing he won't be starting any new threads trying to sell his lights here.

Rats, finally sold my 2010 509hp Mustang...now I can buy more lights!

Sold the red one too! Now guess what I drive, doing my penance for 500 hp commuters...

http://dreammustang.com/

http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac47/Ha

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Could he register with a different name and hang around?

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Komichi wrote:

Could he register with a different name and hang around?

He could hang around using the same name if he wants to.

Rats, finally sold my 2010 509hp Mustang...now I can buy more lights!

Sold the red one too! Now guess what I drive, doing my penance for 500 hp commuters...

http://dreammustang.com/

http://i884.photobucket.com/albums/ac47/Ha

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It's both disturbing and encouraging that our forum is willing to commit felonies on behalf of one of its members.  Laughing

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