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Howdy folks! I recently sold my copy of Black Ops to a HUKD user in this thread: http://www.hotukdeals.com/for-sale-trade/wanted-call-duty-black-ops-xbox-360/870393/#post10577558 I'v… Read More
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6y, 5m agoPosted 6 years, 5 months ago
Howdy folks!

I recently sold my copy of Black Ops to a HUKD user in this thread:

http://www.hotukdeals.com/for-sale-trade/wanted-call-duty-black-ops-xbox-360/870393/#post10577558

I've always kept my games in mint condition. I've never had a problem before with the half a dozen or so trades I've done on here before.

All was tickety-boo until I PM'd him asking him if he received it okay. It is claimed that the disc doesn't work and asked what I was going to do about it. I was about to offer a refund, but then got suspicious and reread the thread. From his wording ("Don't care what condition it is in as long as it works" and "don't worry about photos") I now have a feeling I'm being scammed. If I offer him a refund, what are the chances that I'm likely to receive his previously owned damaged disc back? What should I do? I've never been involved in a dispute on here before.
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6y, 5m agoPosted 6 years, 5 months ago
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2 Likes #1
i think you need to explain what tickety-boo means first!
suspended#2
ask for him to send it back and that you will refund him once you have.I would offer to pay his postage costs :)
#3
lol, sounds like you are mate.

I'd offer the refund, but would inspect the disc sent back first.

If he's pulling a fast one, tell him to do one
1 Like #4
Click on the report button on the thread in question and refer it to the mods to take a look and offer any advise they can. the report button is under the main bulk of text, next to expire button.
#5
Offer £1 to go and get disc cleaned at Asda. That should sort it .
#6
ChrisUK
lol, sounds like you are mate.I'd offer the refund, but would inspect the disc sent back first.If he's pulling a fast one, tell him to do one

The problem there is I have no proof that the disc I sent wasn't already damaged except for my word. All my games are kept in mint condition, and I was stupid enough not to take a piccy and post it in the thread before selling. I knew there was a reason I usually stuck with trades! lol

asayer
Click on the report button on the thread in question and refer it to the mods to take a look and offer any advise they can. the report button is under the main bulk of text, next to expire button.

Taken your advice and have done that explaining my problem in the message field.
#7
get him to send it back, chances are if he is scamming you, then he won't want to do that. Tell him you will refund his postage, on receipt of the disc, providing it doesn't work. If you get a working disc back, why should you be out of pocket?

EDIT: obviously he could damage the disc, and then return it to you. Which would not be good.

Or, if you are a 100% genuine just tell him to **** off. Worst you will get is a negative feedback which in the grand scheme of things is nothing.

Edited By: DTR on Feb 12, 2011 21:55
#8
DTR
get him to send it back, chances are if he is scamming you, then he won't want to do that. Tell him you will refund his postage, on receipt of the disc, providing it doesn't work. If you get a working disc back, why should you be out of pocket?

The problem I have is I think I'm not going to get the disc I sent him back. I reckon I may get a damaged copy of the game that he already owned but didn't work on his xbox.
#9
If your an honest guy & knew it worked, tell him to FO.
#10
Maybe you have some photo's of the disc, but you didn't upload them to the site, which prove to you that you sent a clean disc…… if the other person thinks this they may keep it and shut up, on the other hand they could be genuine…..It is hard for anyone to pass comment because it will be one persons word against another.
#11
i know it's no good to you now but take a photo of anything you send first with that days date and your username.

Overekill? maybe but it solves any problems if they arise!!!!
1 Like #12
Also if you sell a console write down the serial number and take photos of all seals which may or may not be in place, therefore covering yourself if someone changes/takes something from the console or sends you back a broken one
#13
p.s name and shame!
#14
ham82
i know it's no good to you now but take a photo of anything you send first with that days date and your username.Overekill? maybe but it solves any problems if they arise!!!!


I shall do in future. Once bitten twice shy. lol.

I originally had the game available for trade, but no-one was interested. I was responding to his "Wanted" thread so it didn't occur to me to take photos or the like.

I've offered him a refund now provided he posts the disc back to me by recorded delivery and the disc is undamaged which is the condition I sent it to him in.
#15
hope you get it sorted mate!
#16
ham82
hope you get it sorted mate!


Thank you. So do I. I'll be interested to see whether he sends it now. If it shows any signs of damage, then I'll be sending it straight back to him with no refund. lol
#17
Did you exchange contact details? Maybe you could ring them and talk about it?
#18
fellermelad
ham82
hope you get it sorted mate!



Thank you. So do I. I'll be interested to see whether he sends it now. If it shows any signs of damage, then I'll be sending it straight back to him with no refund. lol


good stick to your guns, was it a noob member with no feedback?
#19
ham82
fellermelad
ham82
hope you get it sorted mate!



Thank you. So do I. I'll be interested to see whether he sends it now. If it shows any signs of damage, then I'll be sending it straight back to him with no refund. lol


good stick to your guns, was it a noob member with no feedback?


NO offence or anything, but did you not read the OP? You have asked for info twice now even though the link is given in the original message! :D
#20
ham82
fellermelad
ham82
hope you get it sorted mate!
Thank you. So do I. I'll be interested to see whether he sends it now. If it shows any signs of damage, then I'll be sending it straight back to him with no refund. lol
good stick to your guns, was it a noob member with no feedback?

No, not new to HUKD. I wouldn't have sold it to a new member (mainly because of the risk of getting into the situation I'm in now. I like how that worked out!) X)
1 Like #21
woops my bad!

shouldn't skim read.
banned#22
seems like he did swap disc in my eyes, i personally would take the neg and tell him to get screwed as the way he worded it as doesnt care about condition and then not wanting pictures, purely because if you uploaded pics of the disc mint and he returns it busted then hes screwed.

i feel for you as your a genuine user and ive experienced simular situations via ebay, make sure you dont become out of pocket because of him and leave NEG once sorted so people can beware
banned#23
tell him to get fuc...
it's obvious he's on the fast one. don't conceed to the tramp.
#24
Look at his FB and the comment from saxo_appeal, nomlin bought the car but saxo_appeal leaves FB saying Car was everything I asked for, thanks Saxo for such a great price and communications. How did he manage to leave himself FB?
http://www.hotukdeals.com/profile/nomlim/feedback
#25
fellermelad
ham82
hope you get it sorted mate!



Thank you. So do I. I'll be interested to see whether he sends it now. If it shows any signs of damage, then I'll be sending it straight back to him with no refund. lol


But he's sending it back to you because it is damaged. It's his word against yours really, you're saying it was in mint condition, he's saying it isn't. Dunno how the mods could sort it out
#26
LoveHearts
Look at his FB and the comment from saxo_appeal, nomlin bought the car but saxo_appeal leaves FB saying Car was everything I asked for, thanks Saxo for such a great price and communications. How did he manage to leave himself FB? http://www.hotukdeals.com/profile/nomlim/feedback


Very, very strange.........

Have changed my mind now as it is quite obvious to see that there is somethinng very dodgy about this user. I've just posted in the other thread that I'm withdrawing the offer for a refund.
#27
LoveHearts
Look at his FB and the comment from saxo_appeal, nomlin bought the car but saxo_appeal leaves FB saying Car was everything I asked for, thanks Saxo for such a great price and communications. How did he manage to leave himself FB?
http://www.hotukdeals.com/profile/nomlim/feedback


LOLS!
#28
JonnyIrish
fellermelad
ham82
hope you get it sorted mate!
Thank you. So do I. I'll be interested to see whether he sends it now. If it shows any signs of damage, then I'll be sending it straight back to him with no refund. lol
But he's sending it back to you because it is damaged. It's his word against yours really, you're saying it was in mint condition, he's saying it isn't. Dunno how the mods could sort it out


That's the predicament in a nutshell really. As I said in the OP I was more than happy to offer a refund to him until I reread the thread and noticed the suspicious wording.
5 Likes #29
Put your postcode and sign it in UV pen in future then you know it yours or not. Will be many of my games and DVD's around the country. Who knows if somebody gets burgled I may even get them back! :)
#30
Very good idea that. I never thought of that before. I'll do that in future.
#31
I could be wrong but the guy you sold to claims he was buying blops for the xbox as he had just ot rid of his ps3, yet since he bought blops from you hevas been making offers on ps3 stuff which seems a bit odd
banned#32
Sounds like his disc drive is on the way out to be honest.
There's probably nothing wrong with the disc.He didn't say it was scratched or anything.
#33
That's what I intially thought when he told me. I installed it to my HDD on my xbox and only used it till I completed the single player. I had a couple of goes at MP, but got sick of 13yr olds "pwning my ass" so decided to get rid of it. It was pristine.

Edited By: fellermelad on Feb 12, 2011 23:47
banned#34
fellermelad
That's what I intially thought when he told me. I installed it to my HDD on my xbox and only used it till I completed the single player. I had a couple of goes at MP, but got sick of 13yr olds "pwning my ass" so decided to get rid of it. It was pristine.


Tell him to post a picture of the disc.
If it looks fine then it's his xbox that's dying.Then decide if you want to refund him.
If it's scratched to ****, and you didn't send it like that then tell him to **** off.
#35
GAVINLEWISHUKD
Put your postcode and sign it in UV pen in future then you know it yours or not. Will be many of my games and DVD's around the country. Who knows if somebody gets burgled I may even get them back! :)
You can get the pens and the lights quite cheaply from Dealextreme - alternatively just make a tiny mark on the lable - not enough for it to be noticeable unless you knew where to look....

Edited By: gari189 on Feb 12, 2011 23:58
#36
gari189
GAVINLEWISHUKD
Put your postcode and sign it in UV pen in future then you know it yours or not. Will be many of my games and DVD's around the country. Who knows if somebody gets burgled I may even get them back! :)
You can get the pens and the lights quite cheaply from Dealextreme - alternatively just make a tiny mark on the lable - not enough for it to be noticeable unless you knew where to look....

Imma gonna buy me some this week and go thru the house doing it. One of those things I've always said I'd do, but never have.
#37
fellermelad
gari189
GAVINLEWISHUKD
Put your postcode and sign it in UV pen in future then you know it yours or not. Will be many of my games and DVD's around the country. Who knows if somebody gets burgled I may even get them back! :)
You can get the pens and the lights quite cheaply from Dealextreme - alternatively just make a tiny mark on the lable - not enough for it to be noticeable unless you knew where to look....


Imma gonna buy me some this week and go thru the house doing it. One of those things I've always said I'd do, but never have.


Good grief man, if you're going to copy hideous Americanisms off the TV, at least try and get them right.

Unless you're Italian, in which case, fair enough.
#38
Nope, not Italian. I'm half-irish which may explain it though. How's it supposed to go?
2 Likes #39
fellermelad
Nope, not Italian. I'm half-irish which may explain it though. How's it supposed to go?


it's supposed to go "itsa me, mario!"
banned#40
LoveHearts
Look at his FB and the comment from saxo_appeal, nomlin bought the car but saxo_appeal leaves FB saying Car was everything I asked for, thanks Saxo for such a great price and communications. How did he manage to leave himself FB? [url=%0Ahttp://www.hotukdeals.com/profile/nomlim/feedback]
http://www.hotukdeals.com/profile/nomlim/feedback[/url]


That's feedback Saxo has left for the member in question. However Saxo appears to have cut and pasted a response, perhaps pm/email. Regardless, it's been removed as I cant see the sale as being completed here.

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