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TIP BEWARE OF SCAMMERS!

Discussion in 'Pinball Machines / Parts FOR SALE' started by REVOLUTION, Nov 30, 2013.

  1. REVOLUTION

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  2. tim.sanderson

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    I'm pretty sure that pic is from that guy in the states who charges crazy high prices for his pins.
    Amazing that that house is now in the GTA. :lol:
     
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    Another scam advertized on Kijiji Saskatchewan and Ottawa.
    The one in Sask seems to have been taken down now.
    $5000 again ?

    - Sylvain.
     

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  4. Malibu-SS

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    In Winnipeg

    http://winnipeg.kijiji.ca/c-buy-and...ts-Limited-Edition-Pinball-W0QQAdIdZ548399715


    Metallica Master of Puppets Limited Edition Pinball

    Date Listed 30-Nov-13
    Price $5,000.00
    Address Winnipeg, MB, Canada
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    This is a lightly used Metallica Master of Puppetes LE pinball machine with upgraded speaker panel mod By Back Alley Creations. Game also has cliffy protector, Back Box Led kit mod, Led speaker panel kit mod, Polk Audio External sub woofer

    One of Stern's most desirable games. Game works 100%. Awesome gameplay, awesome shots, great ball flow.

    NEW IN BOX

    Playfield 10

    Cabinet 10

    Translite 10
     
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    And there's one on Kijiji for a TAFG for 5k yea right lol :shock:
     
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    Well considering it's presently on eBay for $20 000 by a well-known arcade company in Texas, I'd say it is a scam. :D

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/CACTUS-CANYON-P ... 1076033447

    The black and white tiles are a dead giveaway.

    Mind you, it's hard for me to decide which is the bigger scam...$5K for a machine you never see or $20 000 for a machine that is probably only worth $12 - $14 and maybe less in the near future ( depending on remakes ). I guess from a pure loss-of-money perspective, getting ripped off $5K is actually the better deal !!! :lol:
     
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    Beware of a seller in St.Albert, Alberta selling an Addams Family. The listing goes up every so often, but don't be fooled by it. The seller tries to come off as a nice guy, and makes you believe that the pinball is in excellent shape but it's anything but. The playfield also has a crack which the seller glued together; this was something he never mentioned over the phone. Seller was also very antsy to have money wired to him. If anyone ever comes across an Addams Family in Alberta, please PM me with details. I can give you the name of the seller in case he tries to pull a fast one on anyone.

    One thing I learned in this hobby is if you try to fu*k one member, you fu*k the entire community. Black listed like a mutha fuc*a.

    If you see the listing in St.Albert, Alberta, avoid at all costs. If you see an Addams Family listing in Alberta, beware.

    :cool:
     
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    Good thread to keep around!
     
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    thanks for the heads up - I was really surprised to see that there are so many scammers in this hobby!?. Theres that guy that advertises from Kingston.. <-- who mentions selling because of his dying father..
     
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    Was directed to a local deal that was posted on MACCA ... https://www.maaca.org/viewtopic.php?f=48&t=20083

    I spoke with the original owner from Switzerland.

    This pin was sold to a buddy of his, and currently resides in Lyons, France.

    So, I advise to avoid dealings with the OP, and maybe the site admins of MACCA should take a look for duplicate IP's/accounts, or trace the IP and give the community a heads up to where this scammer resides.

    Your friendly neighbourhood Smokedog.
     
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    Thanks for the tip, Smokedog!
     
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    Need a laugh?
    In curiosity contacted this ad ... http://www.kijiji.ca/v-toys-games/d...achines-for-sale-both-new-and-used/1138411783
    .....and got a reply from a Richards Thompson with a list of 30 top pins and his price.

    "HELLO , I AM VERY HAPPY TO READ FROM YOU , ALL OUR PINBALL MACHINES ARE IN GOOD WORKING CONDITION , IT WILL COST $2000 FOR A MACHINE , I AM LOCATED AT NORTH CAROLINA/CHARLOTTE 'BELOW ARE SOME OF THE MACHINES WE HAVE AVAILABLE RIGHT NOW ."
     
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    That same guy listed in BC area as well. Got the same reply.

    Now, let's trail him along and see what the scam is? I wonder if he will take a money order from a bank in Nigeria? Let's find out.
     
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    He said:

    $2000 per machine? You rarely see a good Harlet Davidson for that price - or a Star Waes for that matter. I'll take three. I reply.

    His reply - which was quick.

    My reply. I like CAPS!

    Almost right away I got another reply.

    I fire right back..

    He said

    Shipping? No way. My "brother" who just happens to live in NC is going to pick these up. Let's make sure they are all there first.

    He says:

    No sir. No address for you yet.

    Didn't expect that. Let's see if I can get a location from him.

    I guess scammers don't give a shit if they send people to someone elses address. The guy is probably in Nigeria or something.

    It took a few hours for the reply. Probably digging online trying to find pictures of a cherry Harlet Davidson or Natman Forever pinball machine. This is what he sent.

    He included a bunch of pictures. Here are a few:

    CV1.jpg
    Found this picture on http://www.wakefieldpinball.com/

    batman_dark_night_4.jpg

    This one was on IPDB - http://www.ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=5307&picno=38737
    (it's not even a Natman Forever!!)

    harley_davidson_1.jpg

    Found this here - http://www.pinballrebel.com/game/pins/harley_davidson/harley_davidson_pinball.htm

    I wasn't 100 percent sure he was full of shit until now. I mean, I was pretty sure. Who sells these titles for $2000?

    So far no reply. I'll update when I get one.
     
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    LOL, that was classic.
     
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    He hasn't replied so I just followed up.

    Nothing like CAPS LOCK to get the point across.

    He's a terrible scammer. I have a money order from the 1st Bank of Nigeria just waiting for him. Take my money!
     
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    This is hilarious. Please keep us updated on the progress of your transaction.

    BTW you can find fake/expired Western Union numbers on the internet. My other half has used these to mess with scammrs.
     
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    I've "corresponded" with this guy. I told him to at least change the zip code to match the address.
     
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