POOR TRADER: Deggs_37
I tried to work it out, but deggs just was dishonest left and right. I posted a message in his initial thread when he was looking for a PS3 calling him out, and he conveniently decided to delete the thread so nobody else could see it.
The story: He was looking for a ps3, I had a ps3. He said he had a sony s360, painted blue, with an extended battery, with 1.5 gigs ram, and 14 months best buy warranty. I offered an extra 30 bucks and God of War + 60gb PS3 for the sony.
He agreed under the condition that I ship it to him overnight. I didn't like the idea, but because he seemed trustworthy I agreed. I continued to ask him questions about the laptop, asked him if there was anytihng wrong with it (this is before I shipped out the ps3). He told me the only thing wrong with it was that the f12 key was missing. I thought, not a big deal, missing a key. I asked him if there was anything else wrong with it, and he said there are just some small chips on the paint. Fine. I ask him about the warranty, and he said there is 14 months left on the warranty from best buy and he would transfer it and send me the paperwork. This was sunday. I sent out the ps3 on tuesday (monday was martin luther king day) via fedex overnight as agreed with the god of war game and 30 bucks cash. He gets it the next day and promises to ship the laptop out Wed. Fine.
He contacts me wed and tells me hasn't shipped the laptop because it is the first time he has transferred warranty and he wanted to make sure he got all the paperwork right. He tells me he will ship it on thursday first thing.
Thursday passes, and there is no response from him (he was supposed to ship the day after he received my ps3) even though I PM'ed him each day to checkup on the status. I gave him some leeway as he had over 1,700 posts here on the NBF, and decent heat/ebay. On saturday he contacts me and says he's having personal issues and decides and apologizes and will ship the laptop out on tuesday. Fine
Tuesday comes along, and the laptop is shipped and a tracking number is received (relief). Thursday comes along and I receive the laptop.
I open the box all the hardware is there, and works okay but cosmetically the laptop is in really subpar shape - here are the things that are wrong with it:
1. There are no rubber feet (not a big deal)
2. The wifi key is broken off
3. Two screws are missing from the bottom that holds the keyboard down
4. There are 3 "dark spots" on the screen
5. The paintjob is pretty poorly done. He basically took a permanent marker and drew in the VAIO sign on the top. The best part is he used a fat marker and went all outside the lines.
6. He tried to reuse a windows sticker (but the sticker was obviously reused because the bottom was bent up) to cover deep scratches on the wristpad.
7. He removed all the USB/Ethernet port covers.
Althought the 3 dark spots are annoying on the screen, i've come to accept most of the flaws.
Next, he didn't send me the warranty papers as he promised that he claimed was the reason why it took him so long to ship out. I PM him every day for about 3-4 days.. no response. I finally post in thread the story, and he resonds that day (surprise surprise) and deletes his thread. He says he is sorry and will send out the warranty that weekend (Jan, 27-28th). I even remind him and he says okay.
It is now february 4th and i have yet to receive the warranty he promised. I tried my best to be patient and understanding, but I think there is a line that needs to be drawn between being lenient and the need to be more assertive. I did everything on my part word for word. Perhaps its my pet peeve that I have of people not doing what they're going to say, but I believe I have been very understanding up till this point.
I jsut wanted warn anybody in the future that doing business with deggs_37 might lead to some concern.