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  1. Mattp169

    Mattp169 Gold Contributor Member For 2 Years Vape Media

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    i dont care who explains it as long as they really know why the acct is gone now. my dumb ass sent this guy money and he is not responding now
     
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    LOL, your tone makes me want to hurry up and help you, for account details , those are discussed only with admin, it will be up to them to decide if they want to share that information with you.
     
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    My dumb ass did the same, and you only beat me to that Limitless by a half second. :mad:
     
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    Interesting.

    He sent me a PM a while back, unsolicited, to sell me an authentic kraken. Something he read in a thread made him think I'd buy it, I guess. I didn't answer. Two days later he he asked again in PM. It made me suspicious so I looked at his join date, post count and posting history. Only a few posts and some selling threads. I thought he was fishy.
     
  5. Mattp169

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    then you misread my tone. im begging for help and understanding as to whats going on here.
     
  6. JuicyLucy

    JuicyLucy My name is Lucy and I am a squonkaholic VU Donator Diamond Contributor Member For 1 Year ECF Refugee

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    Golfboi did that to me.

    He thought a comment meant he should try to hard sell me something in PM

    He then tried to guilt me into buying it

    Didn't work, but some ppl might have gotten worn down or felt bad and gave up the cash
     
  7. JuicyLucy

    JuicyLucy My name is Lucy and I am a squonkaholic VU Donator Diamond Contributor Member For 1 Year ECF Refugee

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    The only help you can get is advice: do whatever you have to do to open a case with paypal
     
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    Whiskey Diamond Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    And I gave you the only answer I could, I hope you take the time to send a pm. There's always hope you will get what you paid for.
     
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    CALL PAYPAL AND EXPLAIN WHATS GOING ON!!!!!!

    It's on you to solve this issue, it's a risk/responsibility we take when we do deals on online forums. Tell them everything that's happened, send pictures of convos and labels being made. Tell them the return address is a fake and most importantly tell them it was for hobby supplies.


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  10. Mattp169

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    my whole point is asking this
    i dont get how a guest membership works
    which is what fckaugust8ths act is now.
    so does he even have access to the messages im sending him via pm?
    can he actually respond to me?

    the guy had a bunch of stuff posted, and me a several people engaged in trading/buying from him
    and now the acct is gone poof vanish. there must have been a reason for this to happen.
    Due to my lack of understanidng of how the software works, the guy could have just closed his acct.

    so i was just looking for more info.

    the whole thing makes 0 sense.
    floridagolferboi did a bunch of trades and sales here and receeved positive feedback form several people if memory serves
    like i said my trade with him wasnt perfect but it was close.
    now it appears that fckaugust8th is the same person form everything ive read in this thread. which makes no sense then why someone who seemed pretty above board, maybe not a saint, in previous transactions has suddenly become a scammer
     
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    SirVtHondaGuy08 Gold Contributor Member For 2 Years

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    Zero access, like it's been said before he'd have to make a new account. Give it a couple of days and if nothing shows and tracking doesn't update then file said claim. Or if you have a number or email try contact via either one of those.

    And it yes yet to be officially confirmed if Floridagolf and fckaugust are one in the same. It's people assuming and jumping to conclusions.
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    Yeah, I think it was golfboi. It says august now but I'm pretty sure it was the golfboi account that sent me the PM. I never did answer.
     
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    No and No.

    There was, and all of this has been discussed in this thread.
    We have absolutely no proof that this is true. NONE. People are drawing their own conclusions about this.
     
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  14. JuicyLucy

    JuicyLucy My name is Lucy and I am a squonkaholic VU Donator Diamond Contributor Member For 1 Year ECF Refugee

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    But if the info was coming from the same IP address then it was coming from the same computer both IDs were using.

    This is definitely evidence. Not proof, but evidence.
     
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    I know it seems as though there is only speculation that they are one and the same, but the proof for myself is A) ALL of floridagolfboi's posting have now become fckaugust8th's. I am sure there are many people on here that use the same VPN, I find no coincidence that those 2 accounts are the only that merged. B) The Ebay account with these same pics says items located in Florida. I myself am not trying to convince anyone of anything. I had a very different interaction with those accounts via PM. A PM I had with Florida and Florida only "immediately" caused fckaugust8th to react to that info, when he should not even been privy to me saying it to Florida.
     
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    Several accounts were found with the same IP address, including some long time, well known members, and Market Bot, LOL. In one of those threads it was mentioned why using a VPN may not always be a good idea. This seems to be one of those cases. I sincerely wish there was a simple explanation for everything, but matters were dealt with as best they could be at the time. At least 2 new accounts have been created (by members). As for the other members involved, I simply don't know.
     
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    Apparently it was enough proof to merge the two accounts.
     
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    florida and august were not the only 2 that merged. As for the ebay stuff, I have no answer. I've seen members post items for sale/trade here, as well as other sites at the same time.
     
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    More than 2, some of people we know on a regular basis.
     
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  20. Time

    Time Gold Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    I see.
     
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    I simply don't know who either of the main focus people are. I've seen florida posting for several weeks, earning some positive feedbacks from several people. The other person I don't know at all. It's possible they are one in the same. I have no way of knowing for fact.
     
  22. iiKryptic

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    Well I stand corrected on that, but and I know as a moderator you cannot condemn without proof, but you did witness the aftermath with your own eyes. I said something to person A and person B reacted to that info. That to me says they are either the same or working together. The pictures werent removed by the server, they were systematically removed by august based on a private thing said to Florida.
     
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    Absolutely a possiblity. No denying that at all. Several people were calling that person out for that, including myself.
     
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    his nephew must have hacked his phone...
     
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    [​IMG]


    Ohhh that was much needed. I see what ya did there.
     
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    I sadly admit I dont get it, inside joke?
     
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    Yeah, a very very sad situation from another thread. A dude came back to life, even.
     
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    Which can be used from other computers....


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    :D Holy hell, a real Lazurus? I thought this situation was ridiculous ...lol
     
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    Lots of magic happening in this place, fo reals.
     
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    Tons of magic!


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    yeah everyone got a real rise out of it ;)
     
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    [​IMG]
     
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    Omg bahahaha thank you!! I needed that.
     
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    its not that the staff and mods are not blind or heartless to the issues when sales go bad, Any of us, whom have purchased enough items online will have it happen eventually - law of averages.

    The issue is, we are bound by the very premise of the forum, to not get first handedly involved with individual negotiations.

    I saw the reddit situation has been uncovered here.

    what I will say as a member is RESEARCH your shit! make sure you know what you're getting into and if its a gamble that its worth it.
    and remember: if its to good to be true... odds are its not.
     
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    What He Said ^^^

    :bingo:
     
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    The community is self-policing here as well it should

    For the most part anyway.
     
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    It's coming from the same routing server, not the actual IP of the computer.
     
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    Caveat Emptor!
     
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    BINGO!
     
  41. Mattp169

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    whats iwth all he staff members jumping in saying the same thing. noone accused a staff member of any wrong doing or blamed them for anything that may have happened to any of us in these transactions. we are all big boys and girls here and know the risks we take in this stuff. doesnt stop us from bitching when we get burned on the rare occasion and thats all most of us are doing here, is just bitching to make ourselves feel better about a possibly crappy situation

    i know the forum has nothing to do with sales and trades. i cant hold anyone here responsible for my actions but myself. nor do i expect the staff or mods to do anything about it, save answer questions when and if they can and add any info they can in figuring out a strange situation which for the most part the staff has been wonderful about in this situation. after rereading staff and mods comments i figured out smokie said 2 accts were deleted. Is it possible to know if those were the golferboi and fckaugust's acct and if so does the staff have any more info why only those 2 specific accts were deleted when huck said it was more then just those 2 accts involved with the same ip thingy. ie does the staff no more about these accts then has already been said.

    but i understand some of that stuff could be sensitive or personal info related so im not expecting to find out much more. all i can do is wait a few days and see if my rta arrives in the mail and see if fckaugust responds to my email. other then that aint much anyone else can do in my specific situation.

    im grateful for everyone bringing this situation to light though and sharing as much info that has been shared so far. TY all.
     
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    Matt, just try to understand that it's all being dealt with. I can't answer all of the questions you always have about things all the time. I know for a fact that more than 2 people were involved in the matter, because I responded to PM messages by accounts affected, because they had to make new accounts to be able to post. Doesn't matter who, doesn't matter what was said, things are being dealt with.

    Why are all the mods suddenly responding?? Well, probably because they haven't all been online all day and are playing catch up and on top of that, we're members just like anyone else. It's not an attack of the mods, I promise you.

    I've tried to answer your questions as best I could.
     
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    @Mattp169 If you don't mind my asking, what RTA did you buy from fckaugust8th?
     
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    a black limitless plus
     
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    i know you did
    my post previous post about staff basically said
    i think mods and staff are doing just about all the can and should be doing in this situation. the only people to blame are those dumb enough o get involved with this guy and this guy IF all this shit is shady

    i ask lots of questions all the time to better understand stuff
    in this situation,

    it makes no sense to me that these 2 accts are the same guy and then expect im not getting my rta i paid for. because i had almost no issue with florida in a previous deal. so im asking question trying to wrap my head around that cuz i try to think the best of people
     
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    I don't have one of those.... But I can send you a Black Griffin 25 w/Top AF cap. No charge and shipping is on me if your interested. You seem like a really kind person and OI hate for shitbags of the world to feel as if they've won.
     
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    no need. i mean thats really nice of you. boggles my mind that anyone would be that nice to me. but im not convinced yet ive been screwed. i still have hope. like i said i like to think the best of people.
    SO THANK YOU VERY VERY MUCH FOR THE OFFER. but dont worry. it was $25. Its not going to kill me. im a big boy and knew the risks
     
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    That right here is why I would offer, that attitude is a rarity in society today and a pleasure to see.
     
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    Wow, floridagolferboi ripped someone off??? I DONT BELIEVE IT, OMG!!!!!! I told you so. I read people for a living and told you guys that my hair stood up when I saw what was written on another site. That he was trying to put together group buys with the members here and that was my main concern, that no one else get ripped off. When I received that PM from fckaugust8th offering an item Florida knew about and no one else I did a search for all fckaugust8th's post and there was that same lame phrase Florida used "I'm trying to keep up with all you computer whizzes" or something like that but Florida still had his perfect rating so it wouldn't do any good to complain. I hoped I was wrong and didn't want this to happen to my friends. He stopped responding to me and my text and thought for sure I was screwed but I did get somethings, not everything I was supposed to so hopefully Matt you'll get your package. I'm sorry guys this just sucks and I know how you all feel and I hate that feeling that you were violated. I do know this, Florida will get what is coming to him, for sure he will, he'll call it bad luck and I sure don't want to be the one standing next to him when it happens.
     
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    Always buy as a purchase with Pay Pal, Never send funds as a gift! If the seller says they only want a gift payment tell them you will pay the fees, and if they still say no then there is something rotten in Denmark BEWARE!

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