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Post Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 11:35 pm 
 

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Hold on ,... celebrations are in order for Brian ... the Big 4000 post  :!:  :!:


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Post Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 11:38 pm 
 

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I've had to file small claims suits for my office here - you have to pay a sheriff's deputy to serve the deadbeat with papers and there is a small court cost, but if you win you can add your costs to your recovery.

Thanks bclarkie for the heads up on this guy.  I never blocked a bidder before, but this seems a good time to begin.


I try. :)   All joking aside though, this guy is without a doubt the biggest nemesis to the RPG community without even anyone coming in as a close second.  Hell this guy even makes cougarrinard look like he's not so bad and that just about says it all by itself.


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Post Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 11:38 pm 
 

For anyone who actually doubts that he isn't already aware of this site and might not be who we say he is, this auction all by itself is proof:



http://cgi.ebay.com/1ST-ED-WORLD-OF-GRE ... dZViewItem



Aside from the fact that it is factually incorrect, there is no other place on the web where he would be able to obtain this type of information:



I'm pretty SURE this is also a FIRST Printing of this RARE D&D Treasure!! On the cover page of the Gazetteer the date appears to have been stamped on!!




Of which he is alluding to the "stamp" mentioned on thids page:



http://www.acaeum.com/ddindexes/miscpages/wrldgrey.html



As noted though, he is lying or wrong by referencing the stamp on the gazetteer booklet, as the determiner of a 1st Print Folio is the copyright stamp on the front cover of the folio and not the booklet inside. This however proves that he has been to this site before, despite the fact that his facts are wrong. :roll:


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Post Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 11:49 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:For anyone who actually doubts that he isn't already aware of this site and might not be who we say he is, this auction all by itself is proof:


** expired eBay auction **


Aside from the fact that it is factually incorrect, there is no other place on the web where he would be able to obtain this type of information:



Of which he is alluding to the "stamp" mentioned on thids page:

http://www.acaeum.com/ddindexes/miscpages/wrldgrey.html

As noted though, he is lying or wrong by referencing the stamp on the gazetteer booklet, as the determiner of a 1st Print Folio is the copyright stamp on the front cover of the folio and not the booklet inside. This however proves that he has been to this site before, despite the fact that his facts are wrong. :roll:




Is he taking this pics while submerged in a vat of vaseline?  Is anyone going to buy, hell, BID on these with such shitty photo evidence and such a low feedback score?

   It would be GREAT if he never even got a bid on any of these...which I rate is a distinct possibility.

  BTW, notice the very short duration auctions....3 day and 5 day.   He's not interested in what he gets, just that he gets positive feedback quickly to build up his rep....might be why he's selling such absolute shite.....



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Post Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 11:53 pm 
 

Just had a look at all the new members on this site....

Have a look.  Lots of fake members with website links to adult sex sites etc ...  :evil:

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Post Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2006 11:59 pm 
 

Badmike wrote:   BTW, notice the very short duration auctions....3 day and 5 day.   He's not interested in what he gets, just that he gets positive feedback quickly to build up his rep....might be why he's selling such absolute shite.....

Mike B.


That is most likely it too. The 2 weeks before Chistmas and the 3 to 4 weeks after Christmas are dire times for Ebay sellers.  Things usually start to pickup again around the 3rd week of January.  He is likely hoping to sell this crap and build up a bit of "Good Feedback Base" before he kicks into full high gear with his other better stuff around the middle of January.  Then when things start to pick up again as far as bidders are concerned he has his "Base" to help boost his sales for that time.

Oh and yes his pics are garbage.  Maybe he is hoping to steal enough money to buy a new one.  :roll:


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Post Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 1:26 am 
 

Badmike wrote:
Sleepy;

I was laughing thinking back to those old episodes, but it was EPSTEIN the PuertoRican guy not Horshack that always had those notes "Signed, Epstein's Mom" (Played by Bobby Hegyes).

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I stand corrected :)  :!:   (how did I get the idea it was Horshack who wrote notes anyway . . .  :?: )

  


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Post Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 5:37 pm 
 

Well, I sent messages through eBay warning the current bidders. I don't have a throw-away eBay account set up, but if someone else does, sniping his auctions with million dollar bids might be.. suitable.

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Post Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 5:53 pm 
 

It might be better to let them run there course. He doesn't usually sting people until he's got a decent amount of feedback. Buying his stuff at this stage and paying for them with a credit card would be wise. Stuff gets lost in the post all the time and you need to have the credit card to chargeback. If he kept loosing stock in the mail early on, and got negative feedback from established buyers, maybe he'd give up and leave.


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Post Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 7:18 pm 
 

mbassoc2003 wrote:It might be better to let them run there course. He doesn't usually sting people until he's got a decent amount of feedback. Buying his stuff at this stage and paying for them with a credit card would be wise. Stuff gets lost in the post all the time and you need to have the credit card to chargeback. If he kept loosing stock in the mail early on, and got negative feedback from established buyers, maybe he'd give up and leave.


Ian and I think a lot alike....

Don't be surprised if you see some "newbie" ebay bidders going after some of jonb's stuff....and eventually leaving neg feedback. That stuff gets lost in the mail all the time, luckily your cc company allows you to cancel the charge with little trouble.

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Post Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 7:28 pm 
 

Don't be surprised if you see some "newbie" ebay bidders going after some of jonb's stuff....and eventually leaving neg feedback. That stuff gets lost in the mail all the time, luckily your cc company allows you to cancel the charge with little trouble.


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Post Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 9:31 pm 
 

Thanks, bclarkie.

I was just noticing his auctions on Arduin Grimoire...

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Post Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 10:34 pm 
 

Well, I just reported this new selling ID to Ebay.  I provided a pretty detailed note to them in the hopes of trying to brin down "Jerry" this time beofre he has an opportunity to run another reign of terror.  Here is the note that I sent:



Hi there. I wanted to bring to your attention a seller that has just created a new account.  His seller has been on Ebay 3 times prior to this over the last five years and all three times previously he has eventually been booted off for stealing people's money.  Myself and others tried to warn you last time that he created a new user ID about this individual and we were told that there was nothing that could be done.  The three previous seller IDs that he used are jonb7839, the_game_emporium and the_eastern_treasure_chest!!.  They previous feedback for these individual listing IDs can be found here:

http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.d ... e_emporium

http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.d ... hest%21%21

http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.d ... d=jonb7839

It is patently obvious that this seller is the exact same person despite the fact that he changes his name & user ID each time. All that one needs to do is to check the current auctions that he has listed now under his new sellers ID and the 2 about ME pages that he had set up for 2 of his previous user accounts.  All his auction listings over use the word RARE and other synonyms for rare and he also uses lots and lots of exclamation points.  Additionally, he also likes to highlight individual words in the color red.  On top of that, if you check out his previous about me pages for the_game_emporium and the_eastern_treasure_chest!! you will note the same exact pattern of typing.  All 4 of these individual IDs are located within 50 miles of each other along Interstate 81 in Virginia. These are not just mere coincidences and it is most certainly the same individual selling again.  If this person is not stopped before he gets going again, this pattern of theft from buyer is sure to continue.  If you need any further information from me, I will happily provide anything and everything that I can in order to prevent this person from stealing peoples money for a fourth time.  Please act upon this complaint as soon as possible as the quicker that you act the safer EBay will be.  Thanks for your time, Brian








Even though it did not work last time, I am going to try this route several times first as I am not entirely sold on the other idea that has been discussed privately.   It would probably be best if everyone else from here reported him with either this specific message or something just like it.   I will say though that I am not entirely for the idea on how to deal with this situation that has been discussed privately, but I will say that if Ebay doesn't take him down before he really gets going, the gloves are coming off and I will do just about anything to get this guy stopped, permanently.  That includes not only the idea that has been discussed privately, but also continuously notifying the FBI to get this guy shut down permananetly.   Over the last 5 years this guy has money from hundreds of different people who if I have to, I will message each and every one of them through Ebay directly in an attempt to bring everyone together to finally bring this guy down.  This guy has stolen thousands of dollars from people and until this point he has gotten a pass.  I will not let that happen again.....


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Post Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 11:46 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:Even though it did not work last time, I am going to try this route several times first as I am not entirely sold on the other idea that has been discussed privately.   It would probably be best if everyone else from here reported him with either this specific message or something just like it.   I will say though that I am not entirely for the idea on how to deal with this situation that has been discussed privately, but I will say that if Ebay doesn't take him down before he really gets going, the gloves are coming off and I will do just about anything to get this guy stopped, permanently.  That includes not only the idea that has been discussed privately, but also continuously notifying the FBI to get this guy shut down permananetly.   Over the last 5 years this guy has money from hundreds of different people who if I have to, I will message each and every one of them through Ebay directly in an attempt to bring everyone together to finally bring this guy down.  This guy has stolen thousands of dollars from people and until this point he has gotten a pass.  I will not let that happen again.....



    I don't think Ebay will touch this....IMO it doesn't meet their standard for pulling an auction or ID.  Let's face it Ebay is in the business of making money, and until Jonb does something shady they are going to ignore it, any evidence to the contrary.  That being said, I was honestly shocked when EBay booted a problem buyer I had off ebay a few months ago for threatening me, something I've never really seen them bother with before.  So maybe this will get through to someone with a brain there on ebay, but I doubt it.
     A simple activity  that can be used against Wizard/Jonb that is NOT criminal in any way is to simply annoy him to the point where he realizes he's not fooling anyone and to make him paranoid about his "business" and whether he is going to sell anything without a hassle. You can accomplish this by bombarding him with questions about his items, identity, past identities, shipping prices to Antartica, make lowball offers for his stuff, ask how much postage is for everything combined, ask him if he takes cash or change, you get the idea.  Let's make this guy so beaten down with dealing with "customers" he realizes it's more trouble than it's worth. This activity is NOT against either Ebay rules or actual laws, so if you want to go ahead.  
    I would never condone illegal or harmful activity on ebay even against trash like this dude, but any and all harrasment within the letter of the rules will be fair game in the weeks ahead.....be a shame if some newbie bid on all his items and then never paid, it's happened to me plenty of times myself, those zero feedback bidders can be annoying sometimes....

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Post Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 11:54 pm 
 

bclarkie wrote:Well, I just reported this new selling ID to Ebay.  I provided a pretty detailed note to them in the hopes of trying to brin down "Jerry" this time beofre he has an opportunity to run another reign of terror.  Here is the note that I sent:


Perhaps I'm missing something but the note you sent to Ebay didn't seem to identify the seller's new account.


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Post Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 11:56 pm 
 

When you report to Ebay you list the seller in a separate box from the text of the message.

I know because I just sent bclarkie's note to Ebay under my own name (changed Brian to Mark).  Very clever, Aye?   :P


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Post Posted: Thu Dec 14, 2006 11:58 pm 
 

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Perhaps I'm missing something but the note you sent to Ebay didn't seem to identify the seller's new account.




It did, there was a section above the comments section that I didn't include.  If you want to report him as well, go here:



Report this Ass Hole



If you click on the "email us" hyperlink on the Ebay page I referenced you will see what I am referring to. :)


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Post Posted: Fri Dec 15, 2006 12:52 am 
 

Badmike wrote:      A simple activity  that can be used against Wizard/Jonb that is NOT criminal in any way is to simply annoy him to the point where he realizes he's not fooling anyone and to make him paranoid about his "business" and whether he is going to sell anything without a hassle. You can accomplish this by bombarding him with questions about his items, identity, past identities, shipping prices to Antartica, make lowball offers for his stuff, ask how much postage is for everything combined, ask him if he takes cash or change, you get the idea.  Let's make this guy so beaten down with dealing with "customers" he realizes it's more trouble than it's worth. This activity is NOT against either Ebay rules or actual laws, so if you want to go ahead.

Mike B.


I like this idea a lot.  In fact I like it so much I already started with the retarded questions.  Hopefully he will actually answer them and it will at least be good for a good laugh.  :D

  
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