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Old 05-06-2013   #11
 
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i was assured a tracking number within hours of him receiving payment. it did not happen. i called him 2 days later and asked what was up, he said i would have a tracking number in a couple of hours, it did not happen. again i called another 3 days later and got no response to a voice mail. i tried to call again a couple of time to which i got no answer. i reached him by phone finally and he said i would have a tracking number that day, i did not get one. the day after that, i left him another voice mail requesting a call back or an email, i got no response again. i called early today and sent an email at 7:30 in the morning, again no response. when i called later in the day i was told that i would have a tracking number either tonight, or first thing in the morning, but he said he was not going to ups until tomorrow morning.
if i do not have a tracking number by end of day tomorrow, i can only assume that he is a crook and that it is a scam.

i also googled his name,what came up does not instill confidence.

if i have the tracking number tomorrow and the raft shows up as promised, i will be the first to proclaim that he followed through.

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Old 05-07-2013   #12
 
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If he is a scammer, some scammers will back down to a "pushy" customer, and figure they'll make their easy money on different prey.
If he's simply been busy, additional followup from you isn't going to hurt anything.

Either way, he screwed up. If life really got in the way for him, he's still had your money. It's not like it was COD (in which case more patience would be merited on your part).

Be the squeaky wheel. My offer still stands to help you with some local legwork.
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Kind of reminds me when a firend of mine ordered a loptop computer over the internet from some guy in Phoenix. After being jerked around, I called my brother in Phoenix who stopped by the guys house and announced he was from E-bay and was there to either collect the computer for shipment or the money for return. The shocked 'seller' went in the back room and came back with the laptop.

It pays to have 'family'.

Good luck!
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Old 05-07-2013   #14
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all sounds pretty damn shady to me. i say lynch the bastard
either way, good luck!!
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Any word yet?!? I'm anxious to hear if he really is a tool or just a bad salesperson. Very sorry you have to deal with it either way, not cool when you throw down that kind of money, especially as a boater with none.
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surprise surprise surprise!

another day has passed since his last promise of a tracking order and once again i have received NOTHING from him.

shawn altenburg is a deadbeat liar!
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surprise surprise surprise!

another day has passed since his last promise of a tracking order and once again i have received NOTHING from him.

shawn altenburg is a deadbeat liar!
I have a hard time believing you won't get your credit from visa/MasterCard

Was he advertising on mountain buzz gear swap?
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surprise surprise surprise!

another day has passed since his last promise of a tracking order and once again i have received NOTHING from him.

shawn altenburg is a deadbeat liar!
Why are you not taking mt4runners offer of boots on the ground help??
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You'd think 10 days would be plenty.
However, try to buy any gun online tomorrow, you'd be lucky to get a tracking number in 3 weeks.
Some companies have lots of orders and minimal help.
Not everyone is as fast as Amazon.
Hope it all works out for you.
I don't understand your comparisons. This is a private boater selling used gear. This isnt Amazon, some gun store, etc. When I find a buyer and take his money, I don't sit around hoping he will just leave me alone.
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After being jerked around, I called my brother in Phoenix who stopped by the guys house and announced he was from E-bay and was there to either collect the computer for shipment or the money for return. The shocked 'seller' went in the back room and came back with the laptop.
That's hilarious.

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Why are you not taking mt4runners offer of boots on the ground help??
I just got a PM from spencerhenry last night. I'll report back today.
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