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    Default Bad Trader Alert

    If you've been ripped off or misled in a trade, post it here!

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    BentChristian was to trade me a strat pickguard with Texas Specials for my black SH-12. He received the Demon and I got nothing and no response to emails. He has not posted on the old forum since Feb. 7th.

    I guess his forum handle was appropriate.

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    Originally posted by slightly_rude
    BentChristian was to trade me a strat pickguard with Texas Specials for my black SH-12. He received the Demon and I got nothing and no response to emails. He has not posted on the old forum since Feb. 7th.

    I guess his forum handle was appropriate.
    Oh now that sucks! Real sorry to hear this!

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    I received his end of the trade on March 18th and there were parts missing. No explaination other than he had some problems lately. Only took five weeks to ship something less than 100 miles away.
    Better late than never I guess.
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    That's really bad that he basically poop on the trust you showed to him.

    There are bad people out there.

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    i dont know if he is on the forum anymore or not but the former FATSTRATMAN got me bad

    i traded my US fender lead III guitar for his yamaha bass and some strat body's and necks

    when the bass got here i discovered that it had been through a fire prier to the trade and was in piss poor condition. he niglected to tell me this.

    the body's? they were junk. the necks?. even worse. one was a defretted "austin" neck and a half-way defretted squier neck with the squier sanded off

    i tried contacting after trade and got no answer beside that he loved the lead.

    like i said i believe hes off the board now though due to ripping off other traders as well

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    Originally posted by McLaughysSN
    i dont know if he is on the forum anymore or not but the former FATSTRATMAN got me bad

    i traded my US fender lead III guitar for his yamaha bass and some strat body's and necks

    when the bass got here i discovered that it had been through a fire prier to the trade and was in piss poor condition. he niglected to tell me this.

    the body's? they were junk. the necks?. even worse. one was a defretted "austin" neck and a half-way defretted squier neck with the squier sanded off

    i tried contacting after trade and got no answer beside that he loved the lead.

    like i said i believe hes off the board now though due to ripping off other traders as well
    He tried to get me once for one of his 'strat' necks and 'strat' bodies. Glad I avoided. He just seemed a little too eader.
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    I believe FATSTRATMAN is now beandip...

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    yeah, I was fatstratman on the old forum. I tried to clear my name but no one payed any attention. If Mclaugty thinks I ripped him, Im sorry. But I know I didnt. I described the bass in detail, and told him the reason I had it is because the previous owner had a house fire, and thought it was usless after he stripped it and poured poly all over it. I also told him that the necks were defreted. I have the yahoo messages to prove it. And if anyone dosnt want to trade with me, thats fine. And, if Im banned, I understand. I guess I'll just come here as a guest and read the posts.

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    i distinctly remember nothing said about the bass being put through a fire. i was told the bass was "refinished in natural". now this was my fault in not stopping the transaction at that point but i was saggered and the pics were taken in a way that it showed no damage to the pickups at all

    had i received pictures like the following (taken by me) from dustin (beandip, fatstratman) i would have backed out









    but the pictures i received showed barely any flaws. dustin is a good guy but im still a little angered at the transaction

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    Default Re: Bad Trader Alert

    i was a fairly new member at the time of the transaction (maybe about 20 posts tops) so it might have been posted prior to the transaction.

    like i said, the trade happened. i got the low end. im just telling what happened and warning people to get all details in trades.

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    I have had an ongoing problem with Dalastecaffeine, as I bought a set of Carvin pickups from him and I specifically asked beforehand if they came with screws and springs (as I ask that with any pickup purchase online), he said yes. I get them and no screws /springs. He keeps telling me he is sending them out, and said last week he sent them out (and this is a transaction that has taken place over 2 months ago... ).

    Just his lacksidaisical "oh well your loss...." kinda attitude makes me wary of trading with anyone under the age of 40. Steer clear unless you are willing to be very patient, and even then you are taking a gamble whether you will get what you paid for. I think I have been very patient with him. So much for patience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fusion1
    I have had an ongoing problem with Dalastecaffeine, as I bought a set of Carvin pickups from him and I specifically asked beforehand if they came with screws and springs (as I ask that with any pickup purchase online), he said yes. I get them and no screws /springs. He keeps telling me he is sending them out, and said last week he sent them out (and this is a transaction that has taken place over 2 months ago... ).

    Just his lacksidaisical "oh well your loss...." kinda attitude makes me wary of trading with anyone under the age of 40. Steer clear unless you are willing to be very patient, and even then you are taking a gamble whether you will get what you paid for. I think I have been very patient with him. So much for patience.
    He told me, in so many words, that he was going to off himself...

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    Default Re: Bad Trader Alert

    Did you have a trade with him or were ya being sarcastic lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fusion1
    Did you have a trade with him or were ya being sarcastic lol.
    He wanted to buy my Super Distortion...

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    Yeah I saw him giving you the low down on wanting to make you wait. I figured I'd let him have first dibs even though he did me wrong. I'd be interested in them if he flaked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fusion1
    Just his lacksidaisical "oh well your loss...." kinda attitude makes me wary of trading with anyone under the age of 40. Steer clear unless you are willing to be very patient, and even then you are taking a gamble whether you will get what you paid for. I think I have been very patient with him. So much for patience.
    I find doubtful attitude towards us youngsters a very strong pre-assumption. All my trades went excellent (ask Captaincruch and MRID), and I'm not even near that age, so please don't make these remarks about us, it might leave a bad taste with other people. Did you pay extra for those screws and springs? If you did, I believe you have every right to be totally pissed and I could understand you posting things you don't mean, but if you didn't I think it just adds up to our reps. Something I find very hurting over things worth only a couple of bucks (your bucks yes, but also our reps).

    EDIT: I'm not trying to smooth talk you into trusting dalastcaff, I want nothing to do with that matter and I believe he was wrong in both ways. Just thought I'd clear that up
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    hey, im 15 and i have been a very good trader!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fusion1
    I have had an ongoing problem with Dalastecaffeine, as I bought a set of Carvin pickups from him and I specifically asked beforehand if they came with screws and springs (as I ask that with any pickup purchase online), he said yes. I get them and no screws /springs. He keeps telling me he is sending them out, and said last week he sent them out (and this is a transaction that has taken place over 2 months ago... ).

    Just his lacksidaisical "oh well your loss...." kinda attitude makes me wary of trading with anyone under the age of 40. Steer clear unless you are willing to be very patient, and even then you are taking a gamble whether you will get what you paid for. I think I have been very patient with him. So much for patience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slightly_rude
    BentChristian was to trade me a strat pickguard with Texas Specials for my black SH-12. He received the Demon and I got nothing and no response to emails. He has not posted on the old forum since Feb. 7th.

    I guess his forum handle was appropriate.
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