So you didn’t notice the stain on your own figure and didn’t notice the slight warp in the pics from Erik? That shows me you buy and trade on instinct. I seen and read the claim you posted. Yes he’s been banned from RS for questionable matters but there are a lot of people banned from here for a lot of questionable things but people still deal with them outside RS forums.I sent closeups and pics of all angles of the vader. I also told him to return it if he didn’t like it. It was an afa 80 and I don’t even notice the staining on the cape. I’ll post my evidence here to prove so. The important distinction between me and him is that he didn’t say anything about the vader until I got the luke and had a problem with it. The even more important distinction is I told him I’d pay for the shipping for him to send it back. He on the other hand will not take back the damaged Luke and he is fighting my claim on PayPal so that I can’t get a refund on it. You have a funny way of seeing things. I never scammed anyone since I’ve been collecting. He’s been banned for questionable practices and you’re defending him. Essentially you’re putting your reputation on the line by doing so because I have to assume that you would do the same as him since you’re defending him.
And you’re referring to collectors as schmucks so I guess that’s how you see us. You must be Erik because I can’t see how a reasonable person sticks up for a guy like that.
here is proof he was satisfied with the vader after receiving it. He also claims he bought the vader to help me buy the Luke. Thats bs. He messaged me about the Vader.[/QUOTE]
It seems you became the aggressor in these messages to Erik instead of working it out to sending the figure back. You quickly escalated the issue by making a threat to file a claim.
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Wait. I’m a troll because I’m calling you out for getting your panties in a ruffle over the FACT you weren’t happy with your purchase and resorted to being an A-hole for how you handled the matter?You must be a troll...first you said im wrong for contacting Erik and not paypal and now youre saying the opposite.
I didn’t lie. I did deal with Erik in the past about a POTF Yakface he had. I asked him questions about it. Nothing more came out of it. After that we struck up a friendship over things OUTSIDE collecting. Is it a crime I talk to him about football? if so I’m going to the pokey.You lied on this thread. First you claimed "I have dealt with Erik in the past, just like I have with many dealers throughout the years. TBH I never had any issues with him. I’m actually very picky on who I deal with because of issues like you’re dealing with right now. I am not new to this game. I am almost 46 years old and I’ve been collecting since the very beginning. Unfortunately bad transactions happen."
then you said "TBH it’s none of your business how I know Erik but I’ll let you in how I do since you want to know why I spoke up about this matter. I met Erik through Facebook and realized I had him as a saved seller on eBay as a reference on a AFA graded POTF Yakface he had for sale. I actually have never bought from him. I’m not paying high prices on vintage that I know I can get cheaper from other sources. Erik and I actually talk about sports and politics, rarely collectibles. Now you know how I know Erik"
When someone intententionally rips me off I am going to be the aggressor. And work what out? I posted the convo thread there. He admitted he doesnt list defects like that. Defects that are a really big deal. Youre lying so I cant really hear anything else you have to say. Youre buddies with a guy thats a scam artist and who was blocked because he would buy something from someone here and post it for 3 times as much using the guy's photos before he even has the figure in hand...thats who you want to be friends with?? He probably brags to you about how he rips off certain people and you guys laugh about it.
What discrepancies in my story? Im new to this board. Im not a rich brat. I treat people with respect. When they screw me over they lose that respect and get a different version. I dont care about him overcharging. Youre conflating two issues here. I realized I was overpaying. I even said that but I wanted a nice Luke for my collection and was willing to pay more. What I received was a POS not accurately described. Ill win the dispute though so im not worried about it now. Youre hearing from me because i want everyone to know Erik is a scam artist. Hes pure greed. He will do anything to make a dollar. Screw anyone over but this time he picked the wrong one. You can tell him that. Or maybe we can meet in April at Celebration.
You say tom told you he didn't remember selling it to erik, and then in your e-mail you said he told you it's possible they didn't disclose the warped card to Erik. Which is it!?!?Where is the contradiction??? I explained it already... also look at the convo thread.
" spoke to Tom about Erik buying the figure like that. Tom sells tons of figures so of course he doesnt remember selling it but he was very surprised that Erik wouldnt disclose it and then not give a refund. Tom said if Erik had an issue with the card then he could have returned it per CIB's excellent return policy. And yes Erik is not wise. Hopefully many new people see this thread and realize he's not a good guy to do business with."
He said he doesnt remember selling it and that if he did sell it he doesnt know if they disclosed that or not. Do you know CIB? they sell tons of stuff so i wouldnt expect tom to rememberYou say tom told you he didn't remember selling it to erik, and then in your e-mail you said he told you it's possible they didn't disclose the warped card to Erik. Which is it!?!?
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Erik "claimed" he was asking the guy if it was ok. Of course it was ok! The guy didnt exist. He also claims he could sell the figure to 3 other people right now yet hes going through the trouble of the dispute process with me.So, you backdoored a fellow collector on a finalized sale. Thread should have ended there.
No. Erik showed me this screenshot. He’s shown me all the messages between you two. That’s why I am calling your bluff. You handled this matter like an immature brat who didn’t get their gold egg laying goose and demands the attention from everyone who will listen.Lol so you have access to Erik's ebay inbox. Yes im rich what does that have to do with anything? I spent 150-200k in star wars figures last year. Is that material to Erik being a scam artist.
Yes I mentioned that I was a millionaire and not desperate because he kept nickel and diming me on a piece i wasnt desperate to sell. So i said that so he knew I wasnt keen on selling it for lower than what I told him.No. Erik showed me this screenshot. He’s shown me all the messages between you two. That’s why I am calling your bluff. You handled this matter like an immature brat who didn’t get their gold egg laying goose and demands the attention from everyone who will listen.
You flip back and forth on your story. Either Tom didn’t know he sold it to Erik to they sell a lot to Erik. You have made comments how you’re a big fish, someone not to F with, thrown your social status, etc. You have a serious temper issue. I hope you don’t come to Celebration. We don’t need anymore unstable people ruining a good time for others
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Wait. It’s ok for you to threaten him but you find it sacrilege for him saying he will get a figure U-Graded???https://forum.rebelscum.com/showthread.php?t=1133216
Look at the guy youre defending. You think the stuff he pulls is cool or funny?
There are a ton of examples of Erik ripping people off on this thread. Using deceptive tactics. Auctioning items on ebay and not disclosing important details. Hes a rat and hes running out of places to sell. Unfortunately with me being relatively new I didnt know Erik Sprague was such a scammer. Please research Erik Sprague on this forum...search Erik Banned and youll see some examples of his handiworkWait. It’s ok for you to threaten him but you find it sacrilege for him saying he will get a figure U-Graded???
You don’t know me dude. You have no right to say who I can or can’t speak up for. All I know you’re a flake that is very insecure and can’t handle a bad transaction professionally. Just goes to prove that money can’t buy you manners or common sense
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You’re lying again. Also Erik has a record of people posting in his defense when he gets called out. Almost always the schills continually defend him. He was called out for not listing auctions with accurate descriptions. Begged people on here to sell him their high grade items because he needed them for his collection only to turn around and sell them immediately after for 100% profit. I buy from dealers all the time. I knew Erik was a dealer and making a profit. No issue there. I didn’t know he was a scam artist. Almost everyone I’ve encountered in this hobby has been helpful. The only deceptive people I’ve met are you and Erik. Erik was also banned from Facebook groups for his deceptive practices. His last sale on eBay was 6 months ago according to his history. People are catching on and now that he screwed me everyone I know and don’t know will find out about him. If you’re a real person I’d love to know what you get defending this guy. He sold me a piece that I paid top dollar for and didn’t disclose the card was wavy and didn’t portray the defect in the photo. I’m done replying here. I’ll start my mission to let everyone know about Erik now! And when I go to celebration I will make sure I tell everyone there about my experience and to not do business with Erik (most already know lol)
So that’s how it is around here? You buy a grade and if there’s something wrong with it oh well! That’s how you guys do business? And there was no other buyer. Waves are a big deal to me when I pay 6200 for a piece. To see people defend a guy that goes out of his way to deceive people time after time it’s like someone defending Bernie madoff. The guy is a bottom feeder. When I first posted this I had no idea about Erik’s history’s but now it’s pretty apparent there are two sides on this forum. People that are ok with a scammer and people who aren’t. I think Erik is desperate. He has had one sale on eBay in the last six months, cant sell here or most places due to His reputation. He saw an opportunity to screw someone by selling them a damaged piece and he took it. Now he wont take the item back.You bought a grade, you got a grade. Should have asked more questions and for more pictures first. Eric the Plague Sprague should not have cancelled his deal with the other guy. Waves are not a big deal.
I dont think anyone is out right defending him.So that’s how it is around here? You buy a grade and if there’s something wrong with it oh well! That’s how you guys do business? And there was no other buyer. Waves are a big deal to me when I pay 6200 for a piece. To see people defend a guy that goes out of his way to deceive people time after time it’s like someone defending Bernie madoff. The guy is a bottom feeder. When I first posted this I had no idea about Erik’s history’s but now it’s pretty apparent there are two sides on this forum. People that are ok with a scammer and people who aren’t. I think Erik is desperate. He has had one sale on eBay in the last six months, cant sell here or most places due to His reputation. He saw an opportunity to screw someone by selling them a damaged piece and he took it. Now he wont take the item back.
I’m not worried about the grades. I’m a collector and don’t want a piece with a warped cardback in my collection. That’s a personal preference. As far as Erik being easier to dealI dont think anyone is out right defending him.
I mean for starters, the grades will hold up from AFA. I do think Erik would have been easier to deal with if you had not threatened him. Flipping isnt a crime and this hobby has seen a fair share of it. I agree with Jedi, the pictures do show the warp, bend, wavy, whatever you want to call it. The grades tho, will still stick.
I think you will be able to sell the item and break even.