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Post Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2004 1:33 am 
 

well 91.1 with 177 negs....!!! 3 items for sale at the moment, if he goes another round of sales i wondering it will break into the 80's...

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2004 11:28 pm 
 

I don't know if any of you are keeping track, but after receiving negatives for the last 7 days in a row, it looks like he is going to finish today, (Aug. 4th) with no negs.  Either he is getting better, or someone is just waiting to hit him with another neg.

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Post Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2004 11:33 pm 
 

I have one in the wings. Just need another 70 days or so.
Can't hammer him with shill accts. He has immediate payments set up. I say he will try to change his selling acct. after this. Might have to go to Virginia after all.


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2004 11:34 pm 
 

EcthelionI wrote:I don't know if any of you are keeping track, but after receiving negatives for the last 7 days in a row, it looks like he is going to finish today, (Aug. 4th) with no negs.  Either he is getting better, or someone is just waiting to hit him with another neg.

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*g*. Can't help but observe that one of those feedbacks on 8/4 is from someone who purchased a "RARE!!!" "DEITIES & DEMIGODS W/CTHULHU" on 7/7 for $80 using BIN.

(Did I miss an exclamation mark, there?).

  


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Post Posted: Wed Aug 04, 2004 11:43 pm 
 

*RARE*  It seems that all his auctions are for *RARE* items.  Especially those *RARE* hard to find 1ST EDITION D&D items that he has for sale.  

Although he had a few decent items up for auction recently that I would have loved to go for, I just can't see pissing my money away like that.  When I want to gamble, I'll go to Atlantic City, at least I get sounds and flashing lights when I am losing my money that way.

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 05, 2004 12:13 am 
 

Oh well, it's official, no negatives for August 4th.  It was kind of fun checking his feedback everyday to see how manys negs he was getting per day.  Well, there is always the 5th.

Ecthelion


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 05, 2004 3:58 am 
 

EcthelionI wrote:Oh well, it's official, no negatives for August 4th.  It was kind of fun checking his feedback everyday to see how manys negs he was getting per day.  Well, there is always the 5th.

Ecthelion


And he's off to a flying start on the 5th with a negative.

  

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 05, 2004 5:47 am 
 

johnhuck wrote:
EcthelionI wrote:Oh well, it's official, no negatives for August 4th.  It was kind of fun checking his feedback everyday to see how manys negs he was getting per day.  Well, there is always the 5th.

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And he's off to a flying start on the 5th with a negative.


almost sounds like a race now... how many will he get taday? and can he go one better tomorrow?

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Post Posted: Thu Aug 05, 2004 8:18 am 
 

beasterbrook wrote:
johnhuck wrote:
And he's off to a flying start on the 5th with a negative.


almost sounds like a race now... how many will he get taday? and can he go one better tomorrow?


I dont know why any of you that have been screwed over dont report him to the US gov dept of fraud that ebay links (that Ilinked here).  Its really just a form to fill out, its free and takes less than 10 minutes.

Then you can decide on any class action suites as well.

But hell, how can you let him get away with this shit and just keep whining about it.


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 05, 2004 9:26 am 
 

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I dont know why any of you that have been screwed over dont report him to the US gov dept of fraud that ebay links (that Ilinked here).  Its really just a form to fill out, its free and takes less than 10 minutes.

Then you can decide on any class action suites as well.

But hell, how can you let him get away with this shit and just keep whining about it.


Well said...I have asked this question many times myself.  Although my sole transaction ended positively (after weeks of waiting for a partial reimbursement and dozens of emails of course), I will never buy from James again.  

My personal belief is that without Deadlord or Morgansurname (or anything else) to whine about this moment, TGE is the easiest target.  IMO, if TGE was destroyed, there would be barely anything for the forum to speak about!!!  Dont get me wrong, I am willing to be that hundreds of individuals have been enlightened by the text pertaining to Ebay and TGE.  I am sure that we have helped many of these newbies realize that he an others like him are crooks.  Do a search via google for TGE or Ebay Fraud, and these posts are sure to come up!  However, the topic is exhausted.  Action shoud be taken rather than cluttering the site any more.  So to all STOP YOUR WHINING AND TAKE ACTION, WHETHER INDIVIDUAL OR IN CONJUNCTION WITH EACH OTHER!!!

If you would, perhaps you would save dozens of others the stress of looking in the mail box for that package that will never come! (Kind of reminds me of the old lady in that Donny Darko movie...Grandma Death was her name I think...)


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Post Posted: Thu Aug 05, 2004 12:12 pm 
 

But I thought that the whole point of this thread was to have a good old whinge about TGE.  And maybe in the process alert others.

I have only had a selling experience with TGE and he came across as a pleasant and decent buyer.  But it doesn't mean that I don't think he's a crook and/or stupid.  He just wanted my items to use as bait for his next con.

I have sent several emails to eBay complaining about TGE's Power Seller status, feedback, sales tactics to little or no avail.  I think it's criminal that eBay have the power to stop him but by their lack of action they have efffectively been party to his fraud.

  


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 06, 2004 12:44 pm 
 

Just a thought out of the blue - I've been reading this post just for amusement, since I don't collect anything TSR other than original artwork, and I wondered if anyone had tried combining strategies - contact eBay, tell them about all the previous complaints, and THEN inform eBay that if they do not do something about this person, you are going to file a fraud complaint AND NAME EBAY IN THE COMPLAINT, since they were informed of the fraud and did nothing. They can't hide behind their "We're not responsible for what people do . . . ." blather if they are aware of a fraud and choose to ignore it.

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Post Posted: Fri Aug 06, 2004 4:34 pm 
 

I had the same thought.

And send it in a certified letter that has to be signed for - you be surprised how much more responsive people become once they've signed something and can't pretend ignorance.

  


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 06, 2004 5:04 pm 
 

I wish you all the best of luck.

Making fraud stick to eBay, however, can be quite a challenge.

Court rejects appeal in eBay fraud suit - CNET News

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One man arrested, another indicted in eBay fraud schemes - CNET News

eBay acts to curtail Internet fraud

Judge dismisses suit against eBay - CNET News

  


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Post Posted: Fri Aug 06, 2004 6:38 pm 
 

Someone, somewhere is going to someday 'out ebay' ebay and solve this problem.  That's a company I'd invest in.

Their 'defacto' monopoly by being the first to market with an auction can be made vulnerable in time, I think.

They really disappoint me as a company in many ways.... I wish there was a better alternative.


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Post Posted: Sat Aug 07, 2004 12:06 am 
 

Take a look at the feedback, Supposedly Sarah (who has the same rambling writing style as everyone else there) is doing the work.
My law firm is contacting the FBI Monday. Seems it is indeed online fraud.


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Post Posted: Sat Aug 07, 2004 12:37 am 
 

Here's some new additions, people that he's given negative feedback to:

airbotman
guilty7sins
no-interesting-alias
packrat8484
phred29154
sholmes29
sintares
tdh6002

8 new contacts in 5 days!

Here's a list of 8 neutrals, if you'd like to add them:

abubicka
antpasqu
ardeyn
bargainhunterprime
jaffe100
ledzeprules
nike111111
striker-ou

  

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Post Posted: Sat Aug 07, 2004 10:32 am 
 

For the past month, he's running 30% negative...and that's not even figuring in the neutrals

  
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