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metz213 03-15-2007 1:26 PM

I bought a 06 Premier from a wakeworld member on here..sent him the money of Febuary 26 through paypal and no word of the board yet and havnt heard back from him since the 28th..anything i can do? help me out

committed 03-15-2007 1:34 PM

Couple of things, did you get a tracking number? Did you pay for insurance? Have you called the person? 2 weeks isn't long to wait for a package, depending on the when and where's and how it was shipped. Since you paid through Paypal, then you can always reverse the charges via your credit card.

carcrz 03-15-2007 1:46 PM

Do I hear a "Take 2" w/ scammers on here?

innov8actionsports.com 03-15-2007 1:52 PM

Bummer, good thing you used PAYPAL.

nickdakoolkat 03-15-2007 2:11 PM

or did chris see that the other guy who got scammed got a new board out of it anyways, so he is trying to pull a scam by getting us to feel sorry for him?

john_v96 03-15-2007 3:33 PM

was it josh boyd who scammed you ?

stephan 03-15-2007 3:59 PM

That really sucks. I just sold a pair of boots to someone on here. I shipped him the boots & am hoping he sends me a check. I guess I trust people too much. We shall see...

worththewake 03-15-2007 4:14 PM

16, waiter/student....something isn't adding up....

tyboarder03 03-15-2007 4:29 PM

whats so odd about that I hav tons of friends who were waiters in highschool.

mnwakerider 03-15-2007 5:24 PM

I did as well Tyler. <BR> <BR>Matt, How many times have you tried contacting him? If this goes much longer without any word you can file a claim through paypal and they will give you the money back. <BR> <BR>Good Luck man.

drewsnautique94 03-15-2007 5:34 PM

goodluck with paypal..its a real nightmare even if ya do

metz213 03-15-2007 6:58 PM

whats so wrong with being a 16 year old waiter...i hate my job but oh well lol...anyways ive tried to email him about 4 times since...and its not josh boyd its Vaughn Spencer (burtonrider 77) on WW..anyone know him?

committed 03-16-2007 6:30 AM

OK-so you have emailed, now try calling him. PC's come and go, plus email isn't flawless. Look up his number, ring him up, and go from there. <BR>Paypal does suck to deal with, but you will get your dough. If you paid with a credit card, and this doesn't pan, screw Paypal and just call up your CC Co, because they easy to get refund for nondelivered items. Still to early to worry..

metz213 03-16-2007 9:31 PM

Chris- I dont have a phone number for him but i think he works for ultimate-watersports.com so ive been tryin to get some info from them..i did file a dispute thru paypal yesterday so ill have to see if that does anything...im juss bummed cuase i was needing this board before i went down to OWC..now im screwed

rodmcinnis 03-19-2007 5:34 PM

I would wait a little bit longer before I gave up hope. <BR> <BR>How far apart are you and the seller? I would assume that the board would be shipped ground transport so if it is going Florida to California it can easily take 10 working days, and there was a holiday in there to boot. If the seller took his time getting it down to UPS then two to three weeks is not unexpected. <BR> <BR>It it was just coming across the state then I would be worried.... <BR> <BR>Rod

metz213 03-19-2007 6:53 PM

ya i think the guy lives in Cali and im in Ohio so thats cross country.. and its been about 10 working days..so its getting close <BR> <BR>i juss want my board!! havnt got to ride yet this season and im itching to..still cant ride tho..but going to OWC in a couple weeks and i need it for that

wkbrdr 03-19-2007 6:56 PM

paypal is no better then westerner union, i have been scammed on paypal just as easy...

metz213 03-19-2007 7:04 PM

were you able to get your money back?

adam_balon 03-19-2007 7:46 PM

kids..... support your local shop. they host events, hook riders up, have a store front and provide the most important.... customer service. avoid all of this.

rob_c 03-19-2007 10:40 PM

Matt, hang in there im sure this guy is just a little slow getting it out.This requires putting the b--g down and mailing it. The dude will be black balled in Cali if he doesn't.

metz213 03-20-2007 4:11 PM

adam- i would just go to a local shop but my closest shop is an hour and a half away..i hope he is slow sending it..he did say as soon as he got the money he'd take it to the post office tho..

just_board 03-20-2007 5:35 PM

going from a byerly to a premier? <BR> <BR>why?

metz213 03-21-2007 12:37 PM

i love the way my byerly rides...but i juss wanted something with a different feel and i could use on sliders and the premier is slider friendly unlike the byerly with the molded fins...and today still no word on the order

blxboarder 03-22-2007 2:44 AM

Matt, read that thread about Josh Boyd, hope your in the same situation as all that and get two boards for 75 bucks lol. But seriously, just be consistent. If that doesnt work, then find out as much as possible about him, expose him, and have someone go to his house to take care of business bahahaha. give it a little time...

knarbar 03-22-2007 8:59 AM

Matt I def wouldnt stress over 10 days. Shoot, i work in a shop and sometimes it takes that long to get it direct from the company. I can see it being fishy if you cant get ahold of the guy but it really hasnt been that long, give it another week then i would worry.

kevin_bird 03-22-2007 9:09 AM

Dave not sure where you are getting tenb days from? He wired the money on the 26th making it a month this monday the 26th. <BR> <BR>Matt just to let you know pay pal WILL give you your money back minus a 25$ processing fee.

guido 03-22-2007 9:09 AM

Find out where he lives and send the WakeWorld mafia after him. I've heard they break knees for stuff like this.

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