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Old October 14, 2019, 17:01   #1
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WALL OF SHAME - AVOID THESE BUYERS/SELLERS

The purpose of this thread is to provide a single thread to list buyers or sellers who are untrustworthy.

Please post a brief, coherent and succinct statement of why you believe the person is untrustworthy.

If you have URL/link to a thread or report that elaborates on the incident, please also include that.

Please avoid barfing lengthy re-posts of email/PM exchanges. Rather, sum it up, and move on.

Please do not post street, house-number or apartment-number of residences. You may post city and state.

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If you want to post a question or comment about a particular incident, you may do so, but be coherent and succinct in your post. Replies should similarly be coherent and succinct.

If you believe you have been unjustly identified as untrustworthy in this thread, please post a succinct and coherent rebuttal. Most likey, any back-and-forth disputes will be moved to a separate thread.

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Old October 14, 2019, 17:07   #2
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If you want to post a question or comment about a particular incident, you may do so, but be coherent and succinct in your post. Replies should similarly be coherent and succinct.

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Is this related to firearms only? Or does it apply to piggly wiggly purchases?
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Old October 14, 2019, 18:18   #3
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I think Gary is trying to get a one-stop shopping list of the many user names various scammers have adopted.

I don't know if the guy who "sold" you the SCAR has had other bad transactions here or elsewhere, or if he's had other identities, but a new scammer selling the AK-105 (or whatever it was) here on the Files has about ten known user names on other boards - gun boards and guitar boards.

I think this is trying to be a helpful 'Known Losers' listing - along with various user names, identities, and possible product listings these people have used to scam people.
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Old October 14, 2019, 18:34   #4
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I'll go with Larry Potterfield for 89 cents Alex.
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Old October 14, 2019, 18:51   #5
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Thanks Gary,,,,,this is long overdue.

Now,,,just got to remember the fellow's name that stiffed me for a wood pile I bought and paid for,,,, who then disappeared,,,,,,,with the wood.

He was never banned,,,we were all still waiting,,being an old member,,,and we're still waiting several yrs later.
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Old October 14, 2019, 19:21   #6
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I'll go with Larry Potterfield for 89 cents Alex.
Well, what I see is Gary trying to help us all out here and others whining...

Just laying it out like I see it.

And, the reason I quoted this post is that I agree with Mark on Larry Potterfield stuff (although that's mostly irrelevant here)...

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Old October 14, 2019, 20:00   #7
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Please don’t ask policy questions in this thread.

Start a different thread if you have questions or commentary that you don’t want summarily deleted.
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Old October 14, 2019, 22:44   #8
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Old October 16, 2019, 05:55   #9
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Got ripped off $100 from a member named PACKIN' PLASTIC back in July of 2016. Never responded to multiple PMs, took the $100 and ran....I've never seen him resurface here either. I've learned the hardway not to buy from folks with few posts or little feedback.

Here is the thread. Other members got swept up in this as well. Bought the Romanian drum: https://www.falfiles.com/forums/showthread.php?t=402472

from the PM:

Thanks for your purchase, please send discreet (no gun words) paypal to etackle@live.com and I will get it in the mail next week as requested and send you the tracking info.


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Remember guys, this is NOT a chit-chat thread.

This is supposed to be a reference thread, not an entertainment thread.

If you are not posting information specifically for the purpose of listing untrustworthy buyers/sellers, you are doing chit-chat.

Please remove your chit-chat posts from this thread.
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Old October 16, 2019, 13:47   #12
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Old October 16, 2019, 14:15   #13
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Old October 21, 2019, 15:24   #14
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Darrel Paoli (don't know his handle).
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In 2/2016, he ordered an oversized frame lock, received it, then did a cc reversal. Net result is he got a $35 part for free and I got a $15 fine for the cc charge back.
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Old October 21, 2019, 15:34   #15
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Paid for the following parts, Feb 2016 but never received, then he just disappeared.

2 cocking handle lugs $7 each
1 trigger guard $8
1 FAL sear $3
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Old October 26, 2019, 14:06   #16
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Lear 70 aka Richard Murphy aka Lucky Irishman Firearms

Paid $132 for 5 para top cover adapters on 05/29/2019 via PayPal to Richard.Murphy129@att.net

Was assured of 2 to 3 week delivery. In response to an email, on 09/11/19 he advised he had them in hand. Never received one more email from him and had to chase him on Facebook to get a response. As of today, 10/26/2019, he advised he had them but would get them to me when he was good and ready.

Shady as hell and no proof he actually has them in his possession. Long laundry list of reasons why he hasn't delivered and refuses to accept he is in the wrong. Deal with extreme caution. Link to extended complaint: https://www.falfiles.com/forums/show...=1#post4800615
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