View Full Version : Need mod/s assistance - seller not responding since

January 04, 2017, 22:23
I paid $160 for some .308 ammo and 9mm. The OP deleted the sale threads. I paid via PP. OP hs not been online since 12/22 but did send me the below PM:

So winter goes easy on no one in the rockey mountains, im sure by now you think i took the money and ran but i assure you thats not the case. We got hit with a snow storm that knocked out my internet and packed my driveway to the hilt. I just got my internet back online and were currently mucking out the driveway with the skidsteer. Not to mention a very large cottonwood tree is being pulled out of one of my out buildings and being chopped into firewood. I am so sorry this has delayed getting your ammo out but i have been working on getting it clear enough to drive to Alamosa since before the sun came up. Im not 100% sure that i will make it to the UPS hub by sundown but short of a second slap from the hand of God i will have it out by tomorrow. To make up for the deley i have a box of 20 Winchester.308win 150gr power point im gonna throw in for the inconvenience. Please dont think this was a scam or an act of laziness, now that my internet is back on i will keep you posted on the progress and send you a tracking number (or other proof of shipment, idk what UPS does) as soon as i hand them the package. If you have any questions please dont hesitate to ask.
Again i apologize for the deley and break in comms, and thank you again for the quick sale and speedy payment.

J. Elliot boonie762

OP has been a FAL member since 7/2015. No update on if it shipped or tracking#. Is there anything I can do? I checked facebook of OP and sent a PM and tried adding but to no avail. Anyone else had any issues with this member? Thanks!

January 04, 2017, 22:28
Patience Grasshopper...

January 04, 2017, 22:30
Best I can say is try adding some of his friends on Facebook, then let them know the story

Nothing like a good bit of peer pressure to get someone to do something

January 04, 2017, 22:34
Undeleted thread. Link here:


AZ Dave
January 04, 2017, 22:40
When did you send the funds?

January 04, 2017, 22:40
I hope it all works out and the seller was just snowed in . Some people don't think a mans word means anything . I have said it before and I will say it again a mans word/ reputation is truly the only thing a man has to keep or lose on his own .

I live in a cold as snowy place and it sucks driving 45 min to the post office but I keep my word hopefully this seller is just a bit of a slacker and is snowed in .
Good luck

January 04, 2017, 22:41
Only two weeks after the deal closed and the seller said he was snowed in, no internet, and a tree fell in his building. Tack in Christmas in the middle as well.

I cannot personally vouch for the seller or say with any certainty to "not worry", but chit does happen to those with the best of intentions.

I see nothing here that would get my panties in a bunch yet.

January 04, 2017, 22:58
I tend to believe he will come thru. Otherwise he wouldn't have gone to such effort to explain his situation. :bigangel:

January 04, 2017, 23:08
I tend to believe he will come thru. Otherwise he wouldn't have gone to such effort to explain his situation. :bigangel:

Yeah I agree , I bet he will definitely come thru now and most likely throw something else in the box .

Andy the Aussie
January 04, 2017, 23:13
When was the original sale thread deleted by the OP ? Lets just hope that this is a factor of the weather and season.

January 05, 2017, 08:39
I've seen some pretty unbelievable stuff in the 12 years I've been a member here. It's rare to get the shaft here out right. Usually a screwing is for a lot more but there have been some mass screwings. If he's communicating you're ok.

I'd say give him a week and see what happens. I'm waiting on some stuff from a trade in the middle of December that's about $1400.00. No one here is involved though.

January 05, 2017, 09:05
When was the original sale thread deleted by the OP ? Lets just hope that this is a factor of the weather and season.

I dont know the exact deletion date but seems odd to delete rather than just marking SPF. It was reported to me that they got everything cleaned up and wifi up so just seems fishy despite the PM's up to 12/22.

Beyond waiting on edge, not much I can do with paypal at this point? I'm not too worried but I haven't been shafted in a deal so hope it will pan out ok on this one. Thanks for the inputs.

January 05, 2017, 10:56
Ad posted and marked SPF on 12/20. Sellers last activity was 12/22. So seller deleted sometime between 12/20 and 12/22.

January 08, 2017, 16:47
I tend to believe he will come thru. Otherwise he wouldn't have gone to such effort to explain his situation. :bigangel:

like moon unit once said...

fer sure fer sure

January 10, 2017, 12:49
At this point if you have not had any new contact from seller contact paypal and file a complaint for non shipment. Paypal can reverse the transaction and refund your money if the seller cannot provide proof of shipment. If he has time to take your money he needs to make time to send the package. Anything less is just BULLSHIT. There is no place Colorado that is snowed in now or since the new year.

January 10, 2017, 14:39
I sent a reminder through PP to the seller stating 2 days and I will escalate. Hopefully PP refunds for goods not received and not specific banned items? Or wants specific info for a refund?

January 10, 2017, 15:34
Since your purchase was in violation of PP user policy, I wouldn't be too optimistic. Hopefully you paid "goods" and not "gift."

January 22, 2017, 10:38
Seller never responded to the claim through PP. At least I learned a valuable lesson despite being a long time member here to check feedback of sellers as much as possible.

We have concluded our investigation into your case and have decided in your

We were able to recover $160.00 USD and this amount has been credited to
you. Please allow five business days for this adjustment to be posted.

January 22, 2017, 10:46
So J. Elliot, boonie762 should be banned. Thanks in advance mods. Not really surprised PayPal hooked ya up. I've noticed if you've been a long timer without any prior complaints they give you what you want.

January 22, 2017, 20:42
W.E.G took care of the Files part. Up to you for the PayPal issues.

January 22, 2017, 21:13
Damn that sucks . Strange since he was communicating . I bet heroin or meth was involved . Sad ! I have made a ton of deals here at least 10 more than feedback shows and the only negative experience I ever had was a slow shipper who used ground but promised 3 day air on a fn49

January 26, 2017, 11:35
BANNED - marketplace fuckery

Yeah, that ought to do it. :devil:

I assume this shows up at the AK Files as well?

January 31, 2017, 16:56
I got my money back. Maybe it was a interest free loan for the crack whore. Her names Jennifer elliot.