didnt know wether to post it here in the clubhouse of in the flea market.
I also told another member (who also, per my last contact, was burned) that I would wait until he returned from a trip and post with him, but I'm so pissed at this point, I couldnt wait. I wont divulge who the other member was that got burned until he reveals himself.
I responded to a post in the flea market for a Monster power conditioner by MSkeezer. the link for the post is below
I mailed the 185.00 check on 4/18. I will admit that the 3-4 day delay from me committing to the item and mailing the check was because of the close of tax season, and I work for my state's tax dept. Things were a little nuts.
on 4/25, I sent a pm asking if he recieved the check, since I have had a check lost before to Beardog, I am now paranoid about it hapenning again. Mskeezer responded that he did recieve the check and would try to ship out the unit by the end of the week of he could.
on 5/2, I recieved this PM from Mskeezer
I advised that I could wait, to which he respondedI hate having to tell you this, but a number of things have come up over the past week, and it's why I haven't been able to get the power center out. I don't like making excuses, but there are some things that I can't help. At this point, I'd understand it if you're upset about not receiving the Monster yet. My roommate evicited me for a bounced $20 check which had been a mistake on my part due to an error when I balanced my checkbook. I went over with him what happened, but he basically said it wasn't my problem. He initially gave me a 5 day notice to move. There was nothing in the lease agreement on his part that says he has to give me any kind of notice, and he felt he was being generous by giving me the 5 days. That same afternoon, I was talking to him about how Illinois law states that he is required to give a written 30 day notice, and an argument ensued. That 5 days turned into "get your **** out tonight". I got most of my stuff moved out and into my in-law's garage, which includes the Monster. Don't worry, it's wrapped and packaged. For the next couple of days, I was living out of my car and sleeping at work. I didn't want to ask for a place to stay, and my girlfriend has since asked me to live with her. That's why I have not been able to get it shipped out, and I hope you don't mind waiting for another week or so, at least until I can get things sorted out and somewhat stabalized. I apologize, and while I know this isn't your problem, I hope you can at least understand.
I sent him a followup on 5/9, asking if he had ny luck shipping the unit out, to which he responded on 5/12......Thanks a ton for understanding! It means a lot. I hate that I haven't been able to get the Monster out. I know we all face hard times at one point or another in our lives. I just never thought it would happen to me. I just hope the worst is over. Thanks again, man.
weekend comes and goes, and no notification of shipping. I figure to let some more time pass, but still heard nothing.I will be able to get it shipped out this weekend. I finally found a place and I'll start moving in tonight or tomorrow. Thanks so much for being patient with me. Take care man.
I tried to PM him again to ask for a status on 5/20, but I found his PM box to be full. I emailed him via club polk (I did not have his physical email address) with no responce. I emailed him again 5/24, again...no responce.
found out I was not the only one. I talked to the other party, and he decided to wait until after the 1st to go public. Out of respect for him, I will not reveal who it is until he goes public. I will say his item was about the same price as mine if I am not mistaken.
I fully acknowlege that something might have hapenned to him, but my instict says something else is afoot. the fact of the matter was, he did not ship the item anywhere near when he cashed my check. Apparently going to the bank and cashing my check was NOT an inconvenience, but getting the Monster to UPS or FED was. He had the item, he had the money to ship it (even if he waited until the check to clear, which I would have had no problem with).
Now, the lack of contact pretty much etches in my mind that I got screwed. I cant even work the postal money order thing since I sent a check. I'm sure there are things I can do, but honestly, its not about the money. I just hate getting screwed.
am I wrong here? any comments or advice is welcome, even if you do not agree with me going public at this juncture. You gotta figure if you deal online, your gonna get screwed at some point. I never, in a million years, thought it would be here.