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Old 11-21-2003, 12:16 PM
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As bright as a 5 watt bulb.

Doesn't have the common sense that God gave to seafood.


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97 S320, 275K black
02 E320 4matic Wagon, 175K green
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Old 11-21-2003, 12:30 PM
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I also like:

Sharp as a marble
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Old 11-21-2003, 02:49 PM
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Good thread, he sounds like he is unstable. I almost feel bad for him. You should really post on the other MB forums to get the word out. I know I won't be doing any business with him.
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Old 11-21-2003, 04:00 PM
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We like to use "Not the brightest corn in the tu*d".
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Old 11-21-2003, 05:32 PM
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Now he's complained to ebay that I changed my phone number so he could not call me all hours of the night or day and they suspended my account because the phone I now use for the account is a message-only number.

This guy is pissed at ME because HE didn't ship an item I paid for (by his own admission in the neg feedback he left) then waited for him to get around to NOT shipping it and NOT answer ANY emails until four days after I filed a complaint with paypal. So HE'S pissed?

Not sure how, but he seems to be able to get ebay to do anything for him (like getting me suspended).

Also, ebay won't let me "correct" the phone # until I "resolve" "the issue"?

Their wording:

"Users whose registered status is blocked must resolve any outstanding complaints on file before proceeding. Please resolve these issues and try again"

They give no way to "resolve" them as I can't even log on. After 4 years of selling parts and such on ebay, and developing an HONEST 575 feedback rating, this SOB has ME suspended for paying for something he never sent!

Brother says Homeland Security would be interested in any emails he sends with the word te****ist in it.
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Old 11-21-2003, 06:58 PM
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Check out this site:

I found it on eBay's page; supposedly you can work on getting a problem mediated from here.

Hope it migh thelp some...good luck! I know I'll be avoiding this seller like the plague...
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Old 11-21-2003, 09:06 PM
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Here is one more.

The light is on but nobody is home.

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Old 11-21-2003, 09:08 PM
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I've heard that eBay lets their "power sellers" get away with murder, figuratively, and they take very little action against them even when they KNOW they're wrong. That's because guys like this Big Baboon sell a lot of items, which MAKES MONEY for EBAY. Trying to get any justice out of them is like pulling teeth. And good luck ever getting a live person on the phone to explain things to (I don't think that's even possible.) Similar stories abound with PayPal - don't ever leave funds in there too long, because if a complaint is made against you, they can freeze your account for as long as they damn well please. Check out for more info on that. I still use both, but with caution.

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Old 11-30-2003, 11:48 AM
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eBay Ills

gsxr, you have hit the nail directly on the head. Ebay does protect its money source to the detriment of its buyers.

So, with eBay, it is "Buyer Beware ". that is the way eBay wants it, but of course, they do not want the general public to know this..

And in truth, 98% of the customers are satisfied, I think.

I am in the 2% group..

Brian Marshall (bugeyeV8) , (I do have the correct address somewhere), did give very poor service; I had to threaten him several times; eBay was NOT as helpful as they should have been.

I think that 98% figure is the biggie. If any company can achieve this, all are happy, even some of the 2 % .
But , I would guess that car dealers in general are in the 50 % or less group.. Wish I knew, it is interesting..
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Old 12-01-2003, 03:18 AM
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And yet more,

Somewhere a village is missing an idiot.

Definitely has a hole in his dinghy.

Has splinters on his brain.

Lost as a goose in a fog.
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Old 11-28-2004, 04:39 PM
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What is current status???
New members need to know...
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Old 11-28-2004, 07:19 PM
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This is a bit long but I had to share...


I've been saving this for a while and offer it to anyone that might need it.

Begin quote.

Bishop Richard leads the choir.

You're an idiot. A moron of the highest order. You're so stupid it's a wonder you can remember to breathe. Intelligent ideas bounce off your head as if it were coated with Teflon.

This continues for four page, never once uses potty mouth but can be amusing. If you want the full text let me know. If its ok to post the full thing I will or I can Email it directly.

Remember, this is not meant to offend you the reader but is supplied as ammunition, if you need such.

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Old 11-28-2004, 07:30 PM
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Lmao, this guy's for real then? Not some dumb kid messing around?
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Old 11-28-2004, 09:34 PM
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Exclamation Yes

Originally Posted by Ara T.
Lmao, this guy's for real then? Not some dumb kid messing around?
And he switches ID all the time on
There is another larger thread about this person, on this forum...

On another note:
Someone should take all these insults and make an "insulting thread" over in general discussion.
It would be a big hit over there.
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Old 11-29-2004, 01:09 PM
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Slander and libel are two forms of defamation. Defamation is spoken or written words that falsely and negatively reflect on a living person's reputation.

I'm in the publishing business (not a lawyer, so the advice is as good as its cost) and I can tell you proving slander (spoken defamation) is nearly impossible. Free speech and all that. Libel is a bit different but since name-calling, hyperbole, or exaggerated and heated words cannot be proven true or false, they cannot be the subject of a libel or slander claim. Libel also means a statement with "malice", meaning either believing it was false or with "reckless disregard" for whether it was.

The chances of anyone spending thousands of dollars to sue you for something that's hard to prove and getting in return only the amount they've been damaged is zip.
The most he MIGHT do is pay a shyster $25 to write a letter on his letterhead threatening you.

Few fries short of a happy meal.

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1984 300D 445k (!!) (Strider) Original (and not rebuilt) engine and transmission. Currently running on V80 ( 80% vegetable oil, 20% petroleum products). Actually not, taking a WVO break.
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