The deal was a trade: I would send (2) Warhammer 40K Chimeras (assembled and primed), and jbarket would send (2) units of Warmachine Doom Reavers (6 model per unit, assembled) & (1) Warmachine Greylord Escort (unopened blister). These have comparable MSRP, so we would do a straight trade and each of us would pay our own shipping.jbarket
8 Flag Road
Little Rock, AR 72205
The thread itself is lost to time (as of writing this BTR, my relevant post in the Warhammer 40K forum has disappeared due to inactivity). jbarket messaged me first via this post to trade for the Chimeras, offering the Doom Reavers which I had listed on my wishlist.
jbarket wrote:Sent: Tue Sep 06, 2011 5:19 pm
Tier 4 Butcher is madness sir, it's madness!
I had considered it for a while, so I've been filling out larger trades with Doom Reavers for a bit, but they just aren't a priority these days. I'll have to check when I get home, but I have at least two squads and an unopened Greylord Escort.
I traded on Dakka for Fenris and two more squads when Bartertown was down not long ago and got ripped, so my mental count is a bit off.
Anyway, I'd be interested in both of your Chimeras. I prefer to trade roughly MSRP retail for MSRP retail, so that puts you at $70 for two Chimeras, and me at $73.97 for two squads of Reavers and the Greylord.
What do you think?
Oh also, I don't know if you own any Reavers already, the weapons on them are very filmsy. One of mine, and at least one I've received in trade has come off. The swords are very easy to glue back of course, but I want to be up front about the quality.
StarmanTTLB wrote:Sent: Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:06 pm
Madness, my friend, is the whole point!
I'm proud owner of 3 units of Doomies right now, with a 4th in the mail (thanks to Bartertown!). One of the units came to me entirely shattered (face-to-face trade, and they were just tossed into a ziploc bag!), so I've had to do my share of repairs. I'm completely unworried about pieces that have come apart at normal glue joints. Pieces that have snapped in bad locations (hands off of hilts, for Doomies) are more of a pain!
To be likewise upfront, I believe a bit or two has snapped off of the Chimeras (like searchlights or antennae). The vehicles and the weapon barrels themselves have no damage. If you're interested, I can dig around in the ol' bits box and try to send along whatever Chimera bits I can find to try and replace the snapped accessories. If that isn't kosher, we can work out a small monetary compensation on my part to make up the difference.
Oh and FYI, these are set up as multi-laser turret, hull heavy bolter, and smoke launchers. The aforementioned searchlights and antennae (woo improved Deep Strike!) are the missing bits, so I don't bother listing them ^^
Slight worry when I read the above post - jbarket says that he isn't a fast shipper and can't always get them out reliably.jbarket wrote:Sent: Tue Sep 06, 2011 6:24 pm
Sounds perfect. It's a trade sir.
8 Flag Road
Little Rock, AR 72205
One word of warning, I am not the fastest shipper in the world. I keep a weird schedule, so I usually pack them up and end up sending them off with my wife or my mom, depending on who I can convince on a particular day, haha. So it may be the end of the week by the time they go out.
StarmanTTLB wrote:Sent: Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:33 pm
No worries - due to real life, I haven't seen BarterTown until now, and won't be able to get the package out until tomorrow
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jbarket wrote:Sent: Thu Sep 08, 2011 6:37 pm
No problem at all! I'll get it out ASAP
StarmanTTLB wrote:Sent: Fri Sep 09, 2011 8:49 pm
Sent today via USPS, DC# 03111660000000960065. USPS shows an expected EDD of 9/15.
I included the bag of misc chimera bits, it's basically everything I could find for 40K vehicles in my bits box.
jbarket first mentioned that he HAD a delivery confirmation number, but never posts it.jbarket wrote:Sent: Mon Sep 12, 2011 6:30 pm
Showed up today. They're super well built and in great shape, couldn't be happier.
Let me know when my stuff gets there. It went out this morning. I'll dig up the tracking number when my wife gets home.
As of writing the above message, I see that jbarket was last online on 9/15. This means that he had 4 days between supposedly sending my package and his last appearance, and nowhere in there did he post a DC number.StarmanTTLB wrote:Sent: Sun Sep 18, 2011 6:52 pm
Still haven't received anything - do you have a tracking number?
StarmanTTLB wrote:Sent: Tue Sep 20, 2011 5:27 pm
Still nothing... Do you have the DC? I'd like to see what the USPS says about the delivery status!
=============================================================================================================StarmanTTLB wrote:Sent: Tue Sep 27, 2011 7:33 pm
Your profile shows you were active on BTown as of 9/25. If you don't respond to a PM in the next two days, I'll be messaging the admins and posting a bad trader reference on our deal. I hate to be unpleasant, but I also don't enjoy being ripped off.
Please get in touch with me and provide a Delivery Conf number for the models you owe me.
As of the writing of this BTR (10/1), jbarket hasn't responded to me since 9/12. He's been online AT LEAST on 9/15 and 9/25 (according to his profile, those were dates of activity), and may have been on other times, so he HAS seen the messages.
No money changed hands, so I can't pursue that kind of action.
I haven't yet posted a negative reference, but intend to once this BTR has been looked at.
I have no idea how to proceed, as I have received no contact, no DC number, and the user is still active on the BTown forums. If anyone has any ideas, I will pursue them!