Boat selling scam - Mountain Buzz
 



Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-06-2013   #1
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 320
Boat selling scam

i hope this forum is the right place for this.

i found an 11x19 jacks plastic cat with oars and frame on craigslist. i talked to the guy on the phone, he builds frames and sells them. we agreed on a price, and i agreed to pay him by credit card. i paid with a credit card and he said i would have a tracking order for the shipping later in the day.
it has now been 10 days, i have no tracking order, and no boat. he keeps telling me that he will get me a tracking number. at this point i can only assume that the guy is a deadbeat.
having paid with a credit card, i will get my money back from the credit card company.
his name is Shawn Altenburg of kalispell mt.

his email is [email protected]

spencerhenry is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-06-2013   #2
 
MT4Runner's Avatar
 
Kalispell, Montana
Paddling Since: 1997
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 2,784
Where are you located?

I'm in Kalispell. Want me to take a quick drive and get eyes on your boat?


My name is Shawn...but not Altenburg.
MT4Runner is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2013   #3
Old Guy in a PFD
 
Colorado Springs, Colorado
Paddling Since: 1967
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 1,106
Quote:
Originally Posted by MT4Runner View Post
Where are you located?

I'm in Kalispell. Want me to take a quick drive and get eyes on your boat?


My name is Shawn...but not Altenburg.
For personal protection and in case you want to offer some gentle persuasion to Mr. Altenburg to do the right thing..........

Schutzie is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-06-2013   #4
 
MT4Runner's Avatar
 
Kalispell, Montana
Paddling Since: 1997
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 2,784


spencerhenry, do you want to PM me his phone number? I'll call him on a local landline.

The name doesn't ring a bell, but I know a lot more kayakers locally than I do rafters.
MT4Runner is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2013   #5
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 320
finally got him on the phone. he says he had someone else drop it off at ups a week ago and they did not fill out any paperwork so it is still sitting there. he has promised me again that he will get it shipped tomorrow and i will have a tracking number. he swears that he is not try to scam me. he says he has been in and out of the hospital. i do not know if any of it is true. if i do not have a tracking number tomorrow, i must assume that he is a deadbeat.
spencerhenry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2013   #6
 
MT4Runner's Avatar
 
Kalispell, Montana
Paddling Since: 1997
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 2,784
I have a friend who works at UPS.

Let me know if you want me to confirm that there's a large parcel sitting there.

MT4Runner is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2013   #7
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 320
thanks for all the help. before i go any further, i will give him another day.
spencerhenry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2013   #8
 
lmyers's Avatar
 
Buena Vista, Colorado
Paddling Since: 2005
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 4,822
Just for reference. I have bought some expensive items (not boats) over the internet. Sometimes it takes a little longer than expected to receive them. To put the guy's name and email on this site with a post like you did seems premature. Give it another week before you flip out.
lmyers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2013   #9
 
Jenks, Oklahoma
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 1,807
For what it is worth

The original post said he paid by credit card ten days ago.

If the guy had ten days to get the item in transit, and had not done so, I don't blame the gent for posting.

Ten days from payment is plenty of time for a honest person to get a item shipped.
okieboater is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2013   #10
 
Parker, Colorado
Join Date: Sep 2010
Posts: 109
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.
ColoradoJudd is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Topic Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Anyone know how to Contact Phillips for a boat he is selling MtnGuyXC Whitewater Kayaking 0 01-15-2012 08:46 AM
Anyone selling a wildwater boat? SarahK Whitewater Kayaking 0 01-20-2009 01:21 PM
Smells like a scam? kayakross Whitewater Kayaking 11 05-12-2006 10:37 AM
Selling a boat will raft 4 beer Whitewater Kayaking 3 07-15-2005 08:53 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:41 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2020 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.