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Rant Gumtree warning

Discussion in 'General' started by Si_the-dude, 12 Dec 2013.

  1. Si_the-dude

    Si_the-dude Techaholics Anonymous. 0 days clean

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    Evening all

    This thread is really a combination warning/rant about a guy doing business on the good old internet who goes by the name of ***deleted***. He may pop up selling PC hardware on Gumtree in Hull, and I would advise against buying from him.

    Be careful guys, and have a Merry Christmas!!


    EDIT:

    After careful consideration I've edited the post more heavily. Apologies, and thanks to Nexxo for talking me out of my rant.
     
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  2. jinq-sea

    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    Not a nice situation to be in.

    If you need some assistance with the court docs, drop me a line.
     
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  3. Si_the-dude

    Si_the-dude Techaholics Anonymous. 0 days clean

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    Thanks for the offer buddy, I really really appreciate it. I may drop you a line if this doesn't get sorted out.

    I've e-mailed the guy to pretty much say 'I know more than enough about you, I WILL go to the police and the courts. I don't want to, and if you refund me I am actually prepared to just drop it all' and it seems to be his plan is just to bury his head in the sand and hope that it goes away.

    Thanks again mate :D
     
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  4. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    No worries. I'm not in the habit of sending £400,-- to strangers on trust. Especially when they live in Hull. :p But while you wish him to consider the legal ramification of defrauding you, you may wish to consider the ramifications of slander (remember: innocent until proven guilty). Is making accusations on a public forum really the way to go?
     
  5. Si_the-dude

    Si_the-dude Techaholics Anonymous. 0 days clean

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    I totally agree, although at the same time we do that here all of the time.

    Also, it's libellous rather than slanderous - and only in the case where it's derogatory or defamatory. I have amended the rant element accordingly, and now everything else in the post is factual. Thanks :thumb:
     
  6. bdigital

    bdigital Is re-building his PC again

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    Are you in need of a half decent gpu to tide you over? Might have something to help you out like a 460?

    Sent from my GT-I9505 using Tapatalk
     
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  7. Si_the-dude

    Si_the-dude Techaholics Anonymous. 0 days clean

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    If you're after a nomination for my Christmas hero award, you're in there.

    That would be amazing mate. If you're looking to sell a 460 just drop me a PM with details of how much you want. If you're talking about a loan until I get something sorted, that would also be amazing - again PM me and let me know. I'll cover all postage etc. of course.
     
  8. theshadow2001

    theshadow2001 [DELETE] means [DELETE]

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    I much preferred this thread when it had libel in it :(
     
  9. Si_the-dude

    Si_the-dude Techaholics Anonymous. 0 days clean

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    LOL. That makes two of us! :D
     
  10. Cookie Monster

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    I prefer that version :naughty:
     
  11. jinq-sea

    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    No worries. You've really got to give all opportunities for it to be rectified prior to bringing in the 'big guns' to be honest, so that's the right thing to do. If you have his postal address, I'd be minded to send something via Special Delivery or the like, setting out your request for reimbursement which you can prove he signed for. It'll do no harm, gives you some more evidence of your efforts to recover it, and might just show that you are serious.

    You can also set a fairly tight deadline before you'll commence proceedings that way too.

    PS If GaryP is reading this (or Kov, for that matter), I'm using my legal powers for good, fear not ;)
     
  12. kingred

    kingred Surfacing sucks!

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    I would like to pipe up and say jing-sea is a stand up guy. He also sits down every now and again but I would endorse his product/services.
     
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  13. Si_the-dude

    Si_the-dude Techaholics Anonymous. 0 days clean

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    Well, after formally notifying him of my contact with the police, his bank's fraud squad and the courts he appeared via e-mail today. He's been sick apparently. What dreadful timing. The money is on it's way back into my account apparently. Fingers crossed! Thanks to everyone who's helped. Thanks to Bdigital and Jinqsea for being top blokes! :D
     
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    Glad to hear it matey, was getting worried for a minute!
     
  15. jinq-sea

    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    Thanks for the recommendation/endorsement - much appreciated. I'm also VERY glad that he's re-appeared and is returning your cash.

    Ill? Convenient. I'll not say anything actionable though...
     
  16. boiled_elephant

    boiled_elephant Merom Celeron 4 lyfe

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    Funny how suddenly people can recover, isn't it :lol:
     
  17. deathtaker27

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    See I'm still mean, I would drop a note to trading standards just to keep an eye on the guy
     
  18. Nexxo

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    No, the correct way to deal with these people is to crush them, burn their villages and hear the lamentations of their women. Or to take off and nuke them from orbit. It's the only way to be sure. In any case, you need a bigger boat. And guns. Lots of guns.
     
  19. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    Lol Nexxo enjoying not being a mod :hehe: welcome to the dark side
     
  20. Si_the-dude

    Si_the-dude Techaholics Anonymous. 0 days clean

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    Hahaha. I might have daydreamed a few scenarios like that ... but favoured a strictly legal approach in the end.

    The money has just reached my account and I'm ecstatic. I've withdrawn the claim but am now facing a moral dilemma regarding whether to pursue this with the Humberside police. They're expecting a call back by tomorrow am ish. I'm trying to assess whether it's an opportunistic guy who has taken advantage of my trust/stupidity in order to get money to buy Christmas presents for his sickly, starving family VS. serial Gumtree conman. Oh sorry, there is a third scenario - that he was genuinely sick :rolleyes: Decisions decisions
     

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