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Bad It appears I was Scammed by Symphonyincminor

Discussion in 'FEEDBACK: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly!' started by joesurf79, Feb 23, 2021.

  1. Thomas Linton

    Thomas Linton

    Jun 16, 2003
    How much energy and time does it take to type his forum name?
  2. joesurf79

    joesurf79 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 8, 2014
    An equivalent amount of energy as it took to pm him to find out more info haha! ;)
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  3. The Amazing Virginian

    The Amazing Virginian Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 24, 2010
    Yes. For one person. Now if 20 or 30 folks are interested and they all PM him, the total energy is a LOT more.

    That is why we have a forum in addition to emails and PMs. The forum is for providing information which may be of interest to a lot of people, in lieu of a bunch of PMs or emails.

    Now that you have it, would you care to share the name here? I do not understand why it has to be some grand secret. And if someone isn't going to provide all the relevant info, then maybe better to just STFU about it in the first place.
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  4. joesurf79

    joesurf79 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 8, 2014
    Lol, O internet drama!
  5. Ruzster


    May 7, 2001
    Since when is having hundreds of posts and being around BF for years a license to blatantly misrepresent your for sale offerings? No one’s willing to call this pos behavior out publicly in GBU so that he/she can’t just continue to rip off unsuspecting buyers with this lame-ass, bad and ugly con artist routine? Curious. What am I missing? Gots to be more to this.
  6. joesurf79

    joesurf79 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 8, 2014
    Paypal came through - got refunded all dollars!

    FWIW, I never got a reply to my PM request for more information re: the shady, long time member mentioned above. :confused: @colubrid - feel free to share their UN at least to prevent scammers from lurking in the shadows. Otherwise, like asserted above, its just more needless internet drama.

    Lesson learned - ask any seller lots of questions even with a pile of good feedback, but you may still get burned. Great communication doesn't mean it isn't a scam. Case closed (for me anyway)!
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2021
  7. ElementalBreakdown

    ElementalBreakdown Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 14, 2020
    Confused... Wasn't the person's name stated in the title of the thread?

    Joe I got some micromesh, needed to get some anyway.
  8. Thomas Linton

    Thomas Linton

    Jun 16, 2003
    A second scammer was described but not named.
  9. Danke42


    Feb 10, 2015
    Or it's buyer's remorse kicking in on the reports of anonymous bad actors.

    You know; someone so thirsty for a knife that they ignore the flags and wind up wishing they'd never heard of the exchange.
  10. Ruzster


    May 7, 2001
    Or, you know, a flag like when dubious or unethical sales tactics on the part of a forum member get called out by forum name in GB&U when other resolution attempts have failed. He or she is always free to step up and offer a defense/explanation (or not) and potential buyers can decide to deal (or not) with the BF member accordingly. Thought that was the whole point.
  11. Vaporstang

    Vaporstang Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 8, 2014
    This thread kind of meanders and I am not sure if I missed it. Did all those scammed get reimbursed by PP? If so, will there be any repercussions for @symphonyincminor by BF?
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  12. Sharp Minded

    Sharp Minded Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 6, 2020
    I’m still waiting to get reimbursed, but I started the process with PayPal after the others. Luckily it was only $35.
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  13. Ruzster


    May 7, 2001
    It’s become somewhat convoluted but the OP had a ghosting issue with @symphonyincminor after paying for an item offered by same but never received and raised it as a concern. Member @symphonyincminor never responded (could have resulted from some catastrophic circumstances unknown to BF) to OP’s predicament and OP posted the extant circumstances in GB&U. Various members weighed in and it turns out a couple other members were in the same boat with respect to @symphonyincminor. Speculation ensued as to why an otherwise long term member with a lot of positive sales transactions suddenly disappeared w/o explanation. Another member (not OP) commiserated and stated that there was another established member also guilty of shady sales practices who had been getting away with such (i.e. specifically stating that the blade they offered for sale had never been used or carried BY HIM/HER while failing to acknowledge that the same knife may have been used or carried by a previous owner) but, nonetheless, has been allowed to remain active and unrepentant on BF. For some unknown reason, this particular deep-sheet has remained unidentified. Speculation (“internet drama”) ensued. Be helpful to get to the bottom of this drama. Anyone?
  14. KELAMA

    KELAMA Gold Member Gold Member

    Jun 28, 2013

    ^^^ Excellent summary- thank you, R! :thumbsup::thumbsup:
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  15. trevitrace

    trevitrace Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 21, 2013
    ^ You enjoyed the bolded part especially?
  16. steelhead seeker

    steelhead seeker

    Aug 1, 2014
    Saw a knife for sale a few weeks back that had the same claim. Never carried or used (he might have even said never sharpened I don't remember) yet it had a mirror polished edge on it that many including myself pointed out. Knife didnt come that way. Pretty shady saying its unused because you didn't use it yet the person you got it from cleary did or at least sharpened it...
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  17. colubrid

    colubrid Gold Member Gold Member

    Nov 26, 2005
    The seller that does this is a very frequent seller and has a large amount of sales here on BF (I guess that is why no one will stand up to the deception). Not worth the hassle and just learned the hard way to never buy from again.
  18. Boru13

    Boru13 Super Moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Apr 25, 2000
    I've been following the thread, have patience.
    PM me the members name.
  19. Sharp Minded

    Sharp Minded Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 6, 2020
  20. joesurf79

    joesurf79 Gold Member Gold Member

    Jul 8, 2014
    OP here, 2 out of 3 have been made whole by paypal so far. 3rd member has their claim in process with paypal.
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