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Old 02-07-2017, 05:41 PM
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So on October 1st I bought a turnigy 120 amp turbo esc and program card from user REDRUM. I tried to contact him multiple times through texts, emails, and PMs. I got one reply from "his wife" who said he was on a hunting trip in Alaska (back in December) and he would contact me upon return. I still am having issues and have had no luck contacting him. PayPal is a dead end since the purchase was for non-eBay goods. Any help in getting in touch with REDRUM would be appreciated.
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Old 02-07-2017, 05:46 PM
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If you paid with PayPal for "goods and services" it doesn't matter that it's not from eBay...
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If you paid with PayPal for "goods and services" it doesn't matter that it's not from eBay...
Well when I selected the transaction they said there was nothing they could do. I forget exactly how it was worded. I'd really like to get in touch with the seller somehow
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Old 02-07-2017, 07:19 PM
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You may have waited too long before taking action which is why PayPal refused to open a claim.
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Look like hes flat out ignoring you.I checked his profile and he was logged in today Time to contact a moderator
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Well, it appears I have made 2 mistakes. I paid as a gift (won't be doing that again) and I waited too long. Really wish the guy would just answer so we can resolve this, especially if he is still actively signing on and reading my PMs.

How do I ask a moderator for help?
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If you paid as a gift, there's nothing that paypal or a moderator can do for you. Only thing a moderator might be able to do is ban the guy if he turns out to be a scammer.

As far as your money and/or esc goes, you're beat because you basically GAVE a stranger your money.
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If you paid as a gift, there's nothing that paypal or a moderator can do for you. Only thing a moderator might be able to do is ban the guy if he turns out to be a scammer.

As far as your money and/or esc goes, you're beat because you basically GAVE a stranger your money.
Yup, I won't be making that mistake again. Live and learn. I would like help from a moderator and look in to suspending redrum's account. I have sent him another PM asking for a reply and informing him that I will be requesting he be banned if this isn't resolved.
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Did the guy request payment via paypal like that, or did you just do it that way???

Also send him a link to this part of the forum so he can express his side of the deal!
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Did the guy request payment via paypal like that, or did you just do it that way???

Also send him a link to this part of the forum so he can express his side of the deal!
Good idea. I sent him a link.

His for sale ad was just basic info with his cell number. I'll try to find it and put a link to it in this thread as well.
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here is a link to the ad

http://www.rctech.net/forum/r-c-item...turbo-esc.html

and a cut and paste in case he tries to alter it...

Sold. a new trackstar turbo 120amp esc. Was mounted on car and never used. Asking $sold. shipped. For pics text me at
504-875-1001.
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Originally Posted by nicksbfc69 View Post
Well, it appears I have made 2 mistakes. I paid as a gift (won't be doing that again) and I waited too long. Really wish the guy would just answer so we can resolve this, especially if he is still actively signing on and reading my PMs.

How do I ask a moderator for help?
It's in the rules...NOT to pay as gift or REQUEST it from any buyer.
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well, he was on yesterday at 4:12pm.
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Again, did he request the payment as a gift or did you just do it???
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Originally Posted by nicksbfc69 View Post
Yup, I won't be making that mistake again. Live and learn. I would like help from a moderator and look in to suspending redrum's account. I have sent him another PM asking for a reply and informing him that I will be requesting he be banned if this isn't resolved.
I'll be honest. When I look at his account as a seller, I see a guy with 4 positive feedback ratings from buyers AFTER you made your deal, and 23 positives in total. I can send him a PM asking about this situation but at this point, I can't ban him for anything...well based on the PM I sent him I can. But we'll see what he says.
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