I never said allow for personal issues. I said maybe it's one to "chalk up to experience". you're putting words in my mouth again. there's a huge difference between the two.
"allowing for personal issues" is saying "it's ok, i understand.
"chalking it up to experience" is saying "I'll learn from this".
again. you miss the point. continual excuses/stalling.buying time are typical examples of people WHO HAVE ISSUES and are now out of their depth.
a scammer seldom provides actual contact details, usually disappearing once funds have cleared.
the bottom line is another user has been left out-of-pocket by "seller personal issues".
erichenneke, maybe after five months it may still surface - but commonsense would dictate a time to let it go is approaching.
Martin, I can't help but think this is just part of YOUR on going dislike of me and not a simple series of replies...I'm not on your site any more, I left it before you banned me, don't pursue it on here, its annoying for me and others!
Also, reread what you wrote, you are putting words in your own mouth, you used words and then quoted words you didn't use....You know, those "" things...
A scammer is someone who takes goods or cash and does not complete the bargain agreed, some would say a scammer is a premeditated person and I'd agree but a thief is a thief. People who make mistakes, have personal problems etc will normally come clean in the end where they reveal the true extent of their problems and when it comes to not having money to send then some buyers may help there. If there some issue where they have sold the promised equipment or spent the money then depending on the reason the buyer may feel sorry for them but when you promise and promise and then break contact it becomes clear its deliberate and a buyer has to decide if its theft or not.
I personally would be annoyed, that said anyone who knows me know I'm a big old softie at heart, I'm kind, the sort of guy who would give you his last tenner if you needed it more than me and just a decent man but I've also had to fight for my rights and that of my family, especially my daughter at times and I do not take kindly to someone trying to harm or take from us, that is where I say NO and stand my ground, for those things I will go as far as it takes to stop any harm....I've taken the health authority to its own court system and won 3 times, I don't give up.
As said for a second time, these are MY rules, MY POV, I don't expect or wish any one to follow them as everyone has their own mind. I just hope we all get on, look after each other and if there's issues with a sale then TALK about it to the person..
We all have the wish to be understanding, you as well Martin, you looked at the issue I had with the 130 and kindly helped, it was a nice thing to do as it was NTSC and I could not display it, you kindly offered a refund which I thanked you for and took you up on it as money is short here for stuff I can't use. You sold me a 1050 that was pristine, perfectly packed with a disk to save the head. Perfect transaction both ways, the way it should be done. Lets all do the same and if there's a personal issue..Talk about it folks..
Are Kernal and Sloopy scammers, well technically they APPEAR to be because of their actions, breaking contact, constant excuses and for the people waiting for the goods I'd imagine its put any friendship to a test and friends tend to be just that and look out for one another. If they came through with the goods or were OPEN about the problems to the buyer than its up to that person to make their own choice. All I know is that if they put more gear up for sale or offered services then many folk would think twice and who can blame them.