Have you received payment yet. Let us know when this is settled.
There is a well known scammer at this forum named with one of his ID's being krakasse.....I mean karkass, just one of his many many many identities.
He buys and sells and only occasionally comes through but many a times takes money from unsuspecting sellers or dealers. He always tries to get his end first then comes up with excuse after excuse to no end including a death in the family.
On this thread Cross says he has sold 20 notebooks.
"......I also have sold over 20 laptops. 2 within prior days being a m6805 and a m505x. My heatware shows my deals for buying and selling high dollar items so my buyer has no concerns. "
On this other one he says he says he sold 10 which really should not be such a differencehttp://notebookforums.com/showthread.php?t=49636&page=3
When member rruane a member since June 2004 said in regards to several deals that Cross is working
"i'll dispute the part of you saying they've all been shipped, seeing as only one of the people have received their laptop so far, and the tracking numbers you gave to 2 of us is the same number, and that packaged hasn't even shipped according to the post office."
It seems that someone selling notebooks would know the difference between selling 10 or 20 notebooks. This is another highly suspicious red flag, radar goes on, red alert, battle stations sign.
Karkasse the ripoff artisit used death in family excuses similar to miscarriages if the death in the family thing is too well known to be used again.
Another waring flag is the recent member joining of November with lots of posts, lots of attempts at deals with dozens of deals in the works,.......just like I seen before......where one or two big deals came through for a nice payday then it stopped.
I can not be the one to say Cross of being this person but Akademilk since this is your deal you can accuse him of not completing the transaction or give him good feedback if all went well. This persons MO is just like in this thread of strongly challenging anyone who suspicions him and throwing out all kinds of krap about being a notebook dealer and really works all the forums really hard with lots of posts and offers and notebooks for sell, and he uses several identities.
He works at it all very hard including finding good heat feedback user id's and claiming they are his by using that ID at these forums-
Extreme Overclocking Forums
Akademilk, Cross has said he has good heat feedback and that he does if Cross here is the same as Cross there-just that he did not put such in his profile which is very very strange for someone trading notebooks here and wanting to establish his credibility, try emailing the Cross at heat to see if you get a response.http://www.heatware.com/eval.php?id=26585
If you get an email back from that Cross that is saying it is the Cross here then maybe you can relax a little but the scammer I speak of must work like 24 hours a day on the computer creating all these ID's and accounts and making favorable feedback for himself and making imaginary posts about deals made with him until the sucker comes along that falls for it.
Akademilk. Please update if you have been satisfied in this transaction so Cross can sell his notebooks he has listed at this forum, or if not favorable to prevent others from having a loss like you without further work of building another ID which is very time consuming for the rip off artist I am familiar with. I would suggest it is time to close or if left open that others who have open deals................
I STRONGLY SUGGEST ALL DEALS WITH CROSS AT THIS FORUM THAT INVOLVE SENDING HIM MONEY OR NOTEBOOKS ON GOODWILL (if you owe him though do pay up! or if you have CROSS do his part of the transaction first then you send him the money or notebook then thats OK) TO BE PUT ON HOLD UNTIL THIS IS SETTLED AND AKADEMILK SAYS PAYMENT MADE TO HIM.
These 10 pages over two threads can end with a satisfied seller and buyer posting a satifying experience. Or we can chalk another one up to the scammer.