Suggestions on how to resolve a bad trade?

For general questions, rule questions, trade advice, FAQ's, and other assistance-related matters. This forum is for Bartertown related questions/help ONLY.

Moderator: Moderators

Post Reply
takaki78 ( 16 )
New Trader
Posts: 14
Joined: Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:28 pm

Suggestions on how to resolve a bad trade?

Post by takaki78 » Sun Apr 13, 2014 8:34 pm

Hi folks,

Not really sure where to go for this. I did a trade with [Admin edit - "ANOTHER MEMBER" - No "name and shame" outside the BTR forum] here. Sent off my models which were received. He emailed me that he had pneumonia and was in the hospital, which it know does suck. However it has been a month since then and he has not replied to any of my emails.

What are our options at this point. In general if someone gets payment (or models) and does not deliver goods do we call the cops or someone to collect? Does Bartertown have some way to help?

If this dude is dying I can understand, and why I do not want to do a BTR yet, but the non communication is worrisome to me. Anyway if anyone has any suggestions I would love to hear them!

User avatar
tordeck ( 242 )
Expert Trader
Posts: 568
Joined: Wed Jan 19, 2011 4:57 pm
Location: Houston, TX

Re: Suggestions on how to resolve a bad trade?

Post by tordeck » Sun Apr 13, 2014 9:14 pm

have you tried looking him up on facebook? the yellow pages?
Buying or Trading, Lower Rating Ships First.
I Trade within the United States only.
I use and accept USPS Money Orders only for payments.

The Dark City

User avatar
3eland ( 70 )
Token Canadian
Posts: 3585
Joined: Tue Aug 09, 2011 5:12 pm
Location: Ontario, Canada

Re: Suggestions on how to resolve a bad trade?

Post by 3eland » Sun Apr 13, 2014 10:00 pm

First off this should be in the help section not the BTR section.

Secondly, has he been loggin on Btown? Has he been reading your messages? (If they go from Outbox to Sent it means he has read them).

Lastly, PM an admin (red name) with as much info as you can and I am sure they will more than likely help you out.

Personally for me, I would send a message here (if he has been logging in) notifying them that you have not yet received your models and you will have to resort to filing a BTR (and then a Police Report) if they do not come through, whether it's a message letting you know or something else.

If he hasn't been on in a while, try and find his Facebook/Myspace, whatever information you can (You should have something since you sent him your models). Try contacting him on Facebook, be polite and don't attack him with accusations, just tell him you are worried how he was since you hadn't heard form him and was wondering on a status update. If he still negates in replying, try contacting family or friends with the same attitude. Let them know who you are and that you had a deal with him and you were wondering how he was doing/update on his health and status of your side of the trade.

If even that does not go anywhere and you have tried calling him, his friends, family, etc than you know something is up and I would escalate it further.

I'm sure others (including the admins/mods) will help you further with more information regarding what can all be done.

Hope all works out!
I'm like superman, but without the super.

The rules for Bartertown can be found here: viewtopic.php?f=44&t=45470
Helpful guide for sending packages to Canada: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=123125

2020 W/L/T ratios:

KO - 5/0/0

User avatar
s_o_r_r_o_w ( 312 )
Moderator Without Title
Posts: 2285
Joined: Fri Aug 06, 1999 12:00 pm
Location: Montreal, QC, Canada / US PO Box

Re: Suggestions on how to resolve a bad trade?

Post by s_o_r_r_o_w » Mon Apr 14, 2014 12:08 am

I am always in the market for weird and wonderful GW oddbitz and ephemera. PM me if you have something old/weird/rare.

No Finecast, please.
Tips on shipping to Canada
Bartertown Trade Vocabulary

Post Reply

Return to “Have Questions? Need Help?”