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Old    Matt (metz213)      Join Date: Dec 2006       04-17-2007, 8:33 PM Reply   
As some of you know since iv'e posted this a couple of times already...well im the guy who got ripped off trying to buy the 06 Premier from Vaughn Spence(WW Member)...anyways he emailed me on the 29th or March saying that he was having problems with Yahoo because they wouldn't let him into his email account so he didn't have this shipping address.. he said he would send it out to me and well now its been 2 1/2 weeks and now board....this situation has been happening since Febuary and i cant get any money from Paypal so now im out money and a board..any ideas on what to do? please help

matt
Old    Myke D (breakz77)      Join Date: Mar 2003       04-17-2007, 9:09 PM Reply   
did you contact paypal and file a claim?
Old    Matt (metz213)      Join Date: Dec 2006       04-17-2007, 9:11 PM Reply   
yep...all that has passed and been done..but they wont help at all

(Message edited by Metz213 on April 17, 2007)
Old    kylie-logan (kylielogan)      Join Date: Apr 2006       04-18-2007, 8:02 AM Reply   
If you have his info, maybe check into filing a claim in small claims court. If you serve him with the paperwork PRIOR to filing the claim with the court, it might actually startle him enough into paying the money back or sending the board and you wouldn't really have to go to court. Good luck.
Old    andy zarlengo (colorider)      Join Date: Jun 2001       04-18-2007, 8:06 AM Reply   
Is your paypal funded by credit card or by bank account? If by credit card, call them and have a chargeback done. If by bank account, call your bank and see what they can do. Sometimes they can get involved and help. If that wont help, call his local police dept. All you really need is his address. Explain the situation to them, file a case and go from there.
Old    Swami (swami)      Join Date: Apr 2006       04-18-2007, 9:50 AM Reply   
How to not be scammed:

Order your board through Boardstop.com. :-)

Sorry that you got scammed man.
Old    Kevin (kklupenger)      Join Date: Jun 2006       04-18-2007, 11:28 AM Reply   
I second going through your credit card company.
It is amazing (and a little scary) what they can do at your request.
Old    Jake (wake_to_wake_jake)      Join Date: Apr 2007       04-18-2007, 12:42 PM Reply   
Forget the legal stuff. Where does this kid live? Let's go get your board before summer is over.
Old    Matt (metz213)      Join Date: Dec 2006       04-18-2007, 3:38 PM Reply   
Ya i paid with credit and they are trying to do something about it but i dont know what will happen...don't know his address or anything like that i would like to find out and call his police station tho


Jacob- as soon i figure out the location lets go to work lol
Old    Daniel Vance (mrdenial)      Join Date: Sep 2006       04-18-2007, 8:12 PM Reply   
Chargebacks are great. The seller will have to provide proof that the item was delivered. Usually you only have 60 days from the date of the charge to do a chargeback, so do it quick!

-Dan
Old    Jordan Rogers (jrogers26)      Join Date: Sep 2006       04-18-2007, 11:11 PM Reply   
dude, didn't CWB give you a new board??
Old    Matt (metz213)      Join Date: Dec 2006       04-19-2007, 1:19 PM Reply   
Jordan- no that wasn't me, it was the another kid on here who got scammed just like I did..pretty similar situations..I tried to purchase the 06 Premier...would be nice if Hyperlite sent me one tho
Old    Jordan Rogers (jrogers26)      Join Date: Sep 2006       04-19-2007, 2:55 PM Reply   
oh. wow. well, you're gonna have to make your story better

the other kid was young and saved up money all summer mowing lawns or something...much more of a heart warming story. try that approach!
Old    Matt (metz213)      Join Date: Dec 2006       04-19-2007, 8:05 PM Reply   
well im only 16 and work in a horrible restaraunt as a severer and it is miserable.. i hate my job but i have to stay with it until somehow i find a better job so im having to stick it out and save up my 1's that i get to pay for my guzzling suv's gas and to buy gear for the summer...maybe not as good as the other kid but i think it is
Old    wake_genie (wakegenie)      Join Date: Sep 2006       04-19-2007, 9:08 PM Reply   
Add how much you paid, and don't you make less than minimum wage because you’re a waiter, put all that in the story too

it's not fair to you though, I offered that kid money so I will offer you too, PM or IM me or email me or something if you want to take me up on the offer, I have to warn you it won't be that much (I'm also 16, you know how it is) but fair is fair...

The only reason I'm telling you to pm or Im or email...me is cause I figured you would't want to post your address, but I guess if you don't mind...go ahead
Old    David (tparider)      Join Date: Aug 2003       04-20-2007, 9:25 AM Reply   
IF you paid by credit card on Paypal, just call your CC company and tell them you want to dispute the charges. I've done it on a couple of eBay transactions gone wrong and it has worked out great both times.
Old    Matt (metz213)      Join Date: Dec 2006       04-20-2007, 2:30 PM Reply   
ya i make about 3.00$ and hour...half which goes to taxes and the customers hardly tip too...I did pay by credit card and it has even been a while since they have contacted us so they are barely helping at all
Old    Dude (board2death)      Join Date: Apr 2006       04-20-2007, 3:08 PM Reply   
Sorry 'bout your misfortune Matt.
Welcome to the real world. We all hate our jobs, are overworked and underpaid. BTW, if you only make $3.00 an hour how'd you get the credit card and SUV???
Old    Mateo (wkbrdr)      Join Date: Jan 2006       04-20-2007, 8:31 PM Reply   
contact your credit card company...
Old    AJ (ajcsurf)      Join Date: Apr 2007       04-20-2007, 11:21 PM Reply   
small claims court ..... www.ezlegalfile.com Step by step instructions and all you do is fill them out and then take them to the office at the local county court house... good luck.

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