Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by hso, Sep 4, 2021.
The RULE - do everything you can NOT to be that little fish.
Your right but there are millions that are new to making purchases on the Internet and frankly have no idea what's really happening and how dangerous transactions are. These crooks on the Internet are so skillful now even stealing honest companies Internet pages and the like, god forbid they gat into your bank accounts.
My gut reaction:
I have probably spent about $2k with them in the past couple of years.
The only complaint is the USPS does not always update where the package is in a timely manner!
I'm looking for a very particular bullet for a Grendel. I got blinded when the seller sent a PM with a pic. They are unobtanium at the moment.
Use your American Express card for PayPal. If the recipient can't prove you received it, instant refund thru Amex. Not PayPal!
Amex has excellent customer service!
Option two... Send the loser a USPS money order through the mail. If he's dumb enough to cash it & not be able to prove you received it... the USPS will take over & bring down a world of hurt on him. And you get your money back. If he doesn't cash it, just take the receipt back for a full refund.
The 2nd option is like a nuclear strike! Try not to go there, the post office won't be very understanding with him.
he claims to be a "veteran owned buisness" and uses a legit website and credit card payments, but I never recieved my order, never recieved a response from my 12 attempts at messaging/emailing, and never recieved my money back.
Found there is a FB page for him as well, and then researched him and found a lot of bad dealings/complaints on the BBB website.
DO NOT BUY FROM HIM!! Veteran or not this guy is a JOKE!
Just because you're a veteran (or a priest or a lawyer or the President of the United States) doesn't mean you can't be a crook. Sorry for your misfortune; if it made you more suspicious and less trusting, the lesson might have been worth the price of admission.
Maybe the loophole for them to get away with it is you're not supposed to buy gun stuff with PayPal, and they'll somehow hook you that way??
Some people just need to go shoot a BB gun for awhile or pick-up a new hobby.
The 4.5 star Trustpilot rating displayed on the home page is an image, not a link.
I think it's an even sadder commentary that the scammers can exist and prosper!!
With the price of life today, ya can't blame a guy for looking for a deal, but those are surely snake-infested waters!!
They exist by feeding on the gullible and desperate.
By now, if you can't read the tea leaves with regards to these websites, I do blame the guy looking for a deal.
Everyone likes a "deal" and there are such things as deals. Whereas there will always be people who throw caution to the wind and pay the price for being gullible, even "greedy"; I will never blame any victim for falling for the scams of crooks and con-men. There's a difference between criminal behavior and victims whose only "crime" was looking to save some money. But, as DeeTV said, "If it's too good to be true then it's too good to be true", to which I would add the caveat, "Most of the time".
I guess I am turning into a curmudgeonly 40-something, but when the clues to these scams are so blatantly obvious, I am going lay blame at the feet of good 'ole Merle Johnson and his quest for cheap ammo or primers.
Nationally Publicized Castration of mass shooters and scammers, just maybe, maybe, fewer would be inclined to do it...
Some humans like to give their money away. It’s charity!
May the lice of a thousand Bactrian camels infest their nether-regions, as a vulture pulls their last eye out.
Seems fitting, since this is where most of the scamming comes from.
If you’re in your 40’s then you’ve spent a good portion of your life in the connected era and have lived thru the evolution of these scams. I wonder if many of their victims are 60+ and only became exposed to online commerce much later in life and it’s such a foreign environment they don’t even know what they don‘t know.
Digital natives vs digital immigrants, to use the popular phrase.
My 85 year old Dad, who passed in January, would laugh at the notion of being a "digital immigrant". He had been an active PC based computer user since 1990.
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