[SunRescue] A small problem, perhaps.
Michael C. Vergallen
mvergall at double-barrel.be
Fri Nov 19 08:51:18 CST 1999
This is not the only times things go wrong... I've sofar lost the
following from purchasing on the net :
- 1 Network Postscript printer (New) at a Value off 1400 USD
- 1 Sun Sparc 10 mainboard (used) aprox 200 USD.
- 1 Communication Card for connecting a DSU to my network (used)
aprox value 1500 USD.
The total of my losses are estimated at 3100 USD. And I'm still trying to
get my goods delivered.
Michael C. Vergallen A.k.A. Mad Mike,
Sportstraat 28 http://www.double-barrel.be/mvergall/
B 9000 Gent ftp://ftp.double-barrel.be/pub/linux/
Belgium tel : 32-9-2227764 Fax : 32-9-2224976
On Fri, 19 Nov 1999, Hatle, Steven J. wrote:
> Interestingly, I also made a trade with an individual from the list for some
> SCSI cabinets, trading to him an SBus framebuffer. Since the values involved
> were admittedly low, I sent off the card, and waited for the cabinets. After
> a decent wait, I inquired of the individual, and got back that he had lost
> my address, etc. and would get them out right away. Also- he had received
> the card and liked it, thank you very much.
> Now after a month, and a couple of e-mail inquiries, still no cabinets.
> A second individual from the list has (apparently) stiffed me on another
> trade, as well. Of course, that one is the Post Office's fault. . .
> according to him. I sent him the major piece that I was trading him, which
> he received, and he sent me the major pieces I was to receive with USPS
> delivery confirmation, which I've never seen. He's never provided any info
> from the USPS. I still "owe" him 2 small things, but they're not going out
> until I get a solid answer on where the other stuff is.
> I've only been burnt twice after extensive buying/selling/trading on the
> 'Net, and both were within a month and both were from this list. Did I
> follow good practice and use COD, etc? No- but then again, I trust people,
> and usually have that trust returned.
> Don't get me wrong- I like all of the stuff I've learned from this list, and
> I think most folks are honorable- and I know for a fact that many of you on
> the list are straight shooters. Guess I'll just have to turn into more of a
> scrooge and insist on things like COD, or some way to verify a trade before
> the next time I make a deal.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Sheldon T. Hall [mailto:shall1 at columbus.rr.com]
> Sent: Friday, November 19, 1999 6:32 AM
> To: 'Sun Rescue List'
> Subject: [SunRescue] A small problem, perhaps.
> A bit over a month ago, I made a deal with a fellow list member for a
> couple of Sun external SCSI cabinets.
> I sent him a check, and he claimed, at the time, to have shipped the
> I've never received them, and he's ignored a couple of e-mails from me
> asking where they are.
> There's not much money involved, but it is disappointing.
> I'm not naming the person, yet. Because he is still a list member, he may
> see this and have a good explanation for what has happened, and I may yet
> get the goods for which I paid. I'm writing this in hopes that if anyone
> else has had similar difficulties, they will speak up.
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