On April 9 2011 I inquired to SHORTY!!! about some guard items that he had up on a thread in the swap shop. Specifically, I was most interested in his autocannons bitz. He stated that he had two autocannons available for sale and accepted my offer of $10 (USD) shipped for the two. On the morning of April 11 I transferred to his paypal the $10 agreed upon and sent him a PM
Two weeks later on April 26, and having not yet received the package, I sent him a PM
asking when it had been shipped out. I received no response. Some red flags went up in my head. In 9 years of shipping things to myself internationally I have never had a package take this long. But people get busy and perhaps he shipped a little late?
So I waited until the next week on May 2. Still with no response from SHORTY!!! I sent him another PM
asking when the package had been shipped. Still no response. With two sent messages and no responses I was fairly certain the package would not be ever heading my way, I waited one more week.
On May 6 I sent him yet another PM
giving him a rundown of our communication and explaining that I would be reclaiming my money on PayPal as well a posting a transaction report about him. Well, having read this you know that he did not respond to the latest PM
It really pains me to have to make this report about a fellow dakkadakka user. Consdidering that SHORTY!!! was online and was able to post in another thread http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/364556.page#2736557
after I sent to him PMs
asking when my package had been shipped, reveals to me this user has no intention of fulfilling his obligations. Quite a shame, though not a suprise, that some users do this sort of thing.
In summary, funds were transferred April 11 2011. On this date communication from SHORTY!!! also ceased. As of this morning I am yet to receive the package.
Below please find the log of our PMs
edited to remove personal details.
Barksdale to SHORTY!!! 2011/04/09 05:35:27
I am interested in your any and all autocannons and autocannon ammo bitz that you have. I will give you a very good price and will pay for international airmail via verified PayPal. Let me know how much your looking for and we can work something out.
SHORTY!!! to Barksdale 2011/04/09 13:38:23
I have 2 autocannons and 2 tripods, but I do not have any AC teams
Barksdale to SHORTY!!! 2011/04/09 13:43:15
I am interested in the autocannons only. No need for the tripods! I am in Netherlands so airmail is essential. It won't be much for this weight. How does $10 shipped sound?
Appreciate the time
SHORTY!!! to Barksdale 2011/04/09 13:48:00
Man its such a small package, Im not really sure if if would be worth it for you.
Barksdale to SHORTY!!! 2011/04/09 13:50:42
Totally up to you man. $10 verified PayPal for the two autocannons and airmail to the Netherlands.
SHORTY!!! to Barksdale 2011/04/09 18:02:39
I can do it.
paypal is ..../.com
Barksdale to SHORTY!!! 2011/04/11 03:20:16
Excellent! Please send it to the following:
Appreciate the help.... I need all the autocannons I can get!
SHORTY!!! to Barksdale 2011/04/11 16:28:07
No problem man!
Barksdale to SHORTY!!! 2011/04/26 08:26:32
Just wondering when you sent out those autocannons? I am yet to receive them! It usually does not take this long with airmail. Let me know and thanks again!
Barksdale to SHORTY!!! 2011/05/02 16:38:27
Last week I pm'd you about those autocannons. I have had no response from you yet. When did they go out? Looking forward to getting them as I need them for a tourney at the end of the month! Let me know... Thanks!
Barksdale to SHORTY!!! 2011/05/06 04:31:05
On April 11 you confirmed that you would send me two IG autocannons with airmail to the Netherlands in exchange for 10 (USD). On this date I also transferred the total amount to the PayPal address that you provided to me. On April 26, having received no autocannons from you, I sent you a PM asking when they had been sent out. No response. On May 2, still with no autocannons or word from you, I sent you another PM asking when they had been sent out. No response.
This is the final message I will send to you. If they do not arrive by May 9 I am going to file a claim on PayPal in order to recover my money. I will also be making a transaction report here on dakkadakka.com. If there has been some sort of problem you need to let me know. With no response from you all I can conclude is that you will not be sending these items. Hope to hear from you soon.