Thought id make a thread where people could share their stories about deals gone bad, hoping it might generate a few good stories.
I suppose time eases pain and things can look a bit funny when looking back.
Ive actually never had a bad deal, but i read a story about a guy years ago that listed many things for sale, many people jumped at it, including many old timers, i think it might have been on one of the old now defunct SW forums.
So this guy collected heaps of money for his supposed kenner vintage ships, playsets ets.
When he sent them out all at the same time, everybody recieved a small video cassette box in the mail, to everybodies horror, he had sent them micro machines LOL instead of full size kenner pieces, there was some serious uproar about this, and it was a very funny story, i dont have the link, but maybe somebody could put the link up, it would not have been funny then, but it sure was funny reading about it in hindsight.
EDIT, The story above is known as the Ren Hoeck affair, brilliantly and humorously written up buy Paul Levesque on www.12back.com, if you google 'Ren Hoeck feature' you will find the link, or go to the feature section on 12back, if you havnt read it you should have a read, you will get a great laugh out of it, im very computer illiterate, hopefully one of you guys will be able to put a link up to the feature.
So has anybody got any horror stories about bad sellers or deals gone wrong they might like to share.
Mods i thought i would put this here and not in the watch out section, because this isnt a watch out thread, just a thread to share a few stories.
EDIT, i dont find it humorous at all that somebody has been ripped off, but the lengths some people will go to pull a scam, and in the case above you couldnt make that stuff up, its beyond silly that somebody would send out micro machines in place of the real kenner deal, please im not looking to offend anybody, guess its just an Aussie trait to try and find humour in even the worst situation, but its certainly not funny for the guy thats been ripped off.