Cannedrabbit put up a thread asking for $62 for a brand new Warhammer Vampire Counts Restless Dead box set and VC Skeletons box. Sent him a message shortly after (Dec 21st), being as it was a great price to increase my newly started 8th ed VC army. He stated that this was to buy a last minute Christmas gift.
It took him a few days to respond, but when he did he offered me the bundle and I paid for it immediately (Dec 24th). Sent him a PM right after sending the money (via paypal normal payments to ensure I was protected) and since that point I have not received any communication from him. After about a week of not hearing anything, I sent a query to see if he had shipped anything or just to get any info, but the messages sat in my outbox for several days until it finally vanished on Monday 4th Jan. So, basically a whole week since they were read and he has not bothered to contact me.
As of Wednesday Jan 6th I posted a paypal dispute to try and re-ignite some dialogue, but no response to that either. As of today, I've escalated that into a claim. Just in case this was a con, I thought I should post a BTR in case he has also taken money from other people for the same bundle. At the very least, maybe he'll make an appearance and complete our trade before Paypal refund me.
PM logs go as such:
Sent: Mon Dec 21, 2015 3:37 pm
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxGav99 wrote:If it's all still brand new them I'd take it off your hands.
Send me your PayPal details and I'll send over the cash. If you need exactly $62, then I imagine I'd also need to cover the PayPal fee (so $65).
Subject: Have: Vampire Counts Want: Quick $ for the holiday!
Cannedrabbit wrote:Hi all!
I've got a still in box Warhammer Fantasy Vampire Counts Restless Dead bundle I'm looking to move super quick, so I can order one last xmas present before its too late. I'm asking $62.00 for bundle, which is exactly what I need to order and ship this present. I'm not charging shipping for the bundle, and I'll have it out within a day or two after payment. If someone could help out, I'll even toss in an additional box of VC Skeletons as well!
Have: Vampire Counts Restless Dead Bundle: $62.00 (plus an additional box of skeletons!)
(still in box, on sprue.)
Sent: Thu Dec 24, 2015 9:42 pm
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxCannedrabbit wrote:It's still brand new, at least in box. Nothing's been assembled or painted, and is still on sprue.
My paypal is email@example.com
Sent: Thu Dec 24, 2015 9:49 pm
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxGav99 wrote:Money sent.
Just in case, my address is:
Sent: Tue Dec 29, 2015 2:21 am
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxGav99 wrote:Did you receive the money I sent?
Was everything shipped out? And if so, what is the tracking number?
Little worried that I haven't heard from you since I sent the money.
Sent: Sat Jan 02, 2016 6:14 pm
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxGav99 wrote:Still haven't heard back from you, and it's been over a week since I paid. I could understand a few days because of the holidays, but starting to get a little worried now.
Were the items shipped? Is there a tracking number?
I'll give you another week to respond (until Jan 8th) or for the items to show up. After that time I'll have to put in a paypal claim and a BTR.
Info from Paypal about the seller:
Seller's Name: Gaming Grounds
Seller's Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Transaction Date: Dec 24, 2015
Transaction Amount: -$65.00 USD
I'd sent an extra $3 to cover the paypal fees as he had stipulated that he needed $62 exactly for the gift he wanted to buy.
So, in conclusion, I have put in a claim to Paypal to resolve this issue (as Cannedrabbit is not responding) to enact the worst-case scenario of getting a forced refund due to non-shipment and breaking of our contract of sale. I can only hope at this point that Cannedrabbit will see this and try to work this out with me to the best-case scenario of actually sending the items and communicating properly.