Here we go, I will try to make this short and sweet.
5/12/07 305boy places FSN ad to sell or trade a ORF Galil
5/13/07 We agree on a trade, we both agree to will ship on Monday
5/14/07 I ship my end of the trade
5/15/07 He recieves my end of the trade, I recieve nothing
Summation of excuses and ongoing dialogue by 305 boy, it gets real good so don't laugh.
I will ship whenever I get a chance
Every few days, he says I will ship it out today
Then he says the Galil is actually in Oregon,I lied because I thought you would not do the trade if I told you the truth
Had to advise him of my intentions to get legally involved by way of local law enforcement and my lawyer to get him to realize that he was actually committing mail fraud and firearm theft by accepting my end of the trade and not sending his.
I will do you right because I believe in good Karma
Don't know when I can ship the Galil from Oregon since my kid brother there doesn't drive
I know I owe you the Galil and $400.00, I actually didn't have $400.00, can I pay you $100.00 per week, hard to believe since he places posts saying he has cash available for other purchases
Now, all of a sudden, he says my end of the trade is not working, I say no problem, I will pay for any repairs, he says don't worry it was only $20.00 for the repair
He obviously does not understand the standard 3 day non-firing inspection courtesy.
I let him send me the Galil, a total of $250.00 cash and a few of my items back to call it even
He asks if he can send an extra $15.00 in leui of my sling, I say no, since the sling was $40.00
I end up with the Galil, $250.00 cash, a brand new Otis cleaning kit that is now missing a piece and $15.00 for a $40.00 sling that I told him I needed $40.00 for
I contact him about the $$ difference on the sling and tell him the Otis kit is missing a part
He sends the $25.00 to cover the sling and says a money order is enroute for the missing part from the Otis cleaning kit
In every instance of something missing, not paid for or not being shipped.
I had to be the one to bring it up and had to corner him to make good.
Had to speak to him on an almost daily shedule to keep things on track.
I have never been through such a bad experience like this, uncountable amount of lies and deception, including providing me with invalid tracking number when I ask for a tracking number.
If it was not for 305 boy actually communicating with me, I would have been taken for $1600.00 on my end of the trade, he actually could have just disappeared on me and FSN with my property.
Glad, he finally made the deal right but could have done without all the immature lies, attempts at deception and the dragging out of his end of the deal from 5/15/07 to 6/4/07.
He is obviously is pretty young and unexperienced gun owner who has no clue on how to handle a transaction professionally, hopefully through the grace of god and much needed advice, he will be able to do deals with others here at FSN without putting the other guy through what he put me through.