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Has any one been scammed on the forum l or run into trouble with people up to no good?
 

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Same here.
 

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We had a couple of true scam artists many years ago; "Rocket Scientist" Craig Hassler and Jeremy Qu*** (I know the last name but won't publish it) who posted under several different user names. I've sent lots of parts out with the recipients' promise to pay and never had a problem. 99.999% of the people in the Factory Five community are golden :)

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x3 on nothing but good experience. Guys here take pride in honoring their commitments & going the extra mile.


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Years ago I had a few parts listed on Club Cobra. Most sold w/o any problems but I did get and interesting response on a carb. The "buyer" wanted to send a significantly larger check than required to cover the carb & shipping. According the their plan I was to then issue a refund for the overage.

I checked their addresses, all were scattered around the States, one was a gopher hole in Utah. The local PD called "scam". Still have the check for $2,500.

I agree w/ Jeff, I too have had payments and parts cross in the system w/o problems. This is a great group.

Jim
 

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In the "olden days" before the complete kit era, building a non donor was an adventure. I think I had 1/3 of a Fox body Mustang sent to my P.O. box. One guy sent me a badly crushed (unusable) pedal box but that was the only bad experience. Everyone here is first rate and the vendors are outstanding.
 

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All good here. Got short changed on a muffler I sold on the BMW site.
 

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I've had nothing but good experiences here. Many times my check and their parts would pass in the mail.
 

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As Jeff mentioned, I heard about a few issues many, many years ago. I have also bought and sold many items over the years through this forum without a single issue.
 

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X whatever. Nothing but great experiences. I think the vast majority of people on here are stand up decent human beings. For example; when I was recovering from brain surgery a fellow forum member put out the call for guys to come over and give me a ride to cheer me up and three did. One from some distance. Advice has been top notch and I haven't had an issue yet that wasn't helped by this community.
 

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By and large all great experiences, and as the iTrader feedback under my avatar indicates, I’ve bought & sold a few things over the years and captured the feedback there as intended.

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Will
 

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Not scammed yet....

Still waiting for parts .... last e-mail not responded too. I am starting to get a little annoyed since the card was already charged. How about a tracking number is it really that much to ask for.
 

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I've never had an issue myself. We try to watch out for each other here and are pretty quick to point out when something is not right. I have also had parts and checks pass each other in transit.

We'll also point out if someone is doing something dangerous on their build. "Hey, I just used silicone instead of motor mounts", and watch the sparks fly.
 

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We had a couple of true scam artists many years ago; "Rocket Scientist" Craig Hassler and Jeremy Qu*** (I know the last name but won't publish it) who posted under several different user names. I've sent lots of parts out with the recipients' promise to pay and never had a problem. 99.999% of the people in the Factory Five community are golden :)

Jeff
I'll have to agree with this post wholeheartedly! I've been on both ends of buying and selling on the community. I've had parts come in after I placed an order when the check I sent was clearly still in the mail. I've had other users waiting for the check to clear and then send parts.

I know people give Finish Line a hard time due to their slow or non-existent responses...but I've always had everything I've ordered from them show up eventually.

Most everybody here I assume is of the age where your word still means something.
 
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