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#1
DO NOT BID ON THIS TWO EBAY AUCTIONS!!!! RIPPER!!!
Posted on: 2007/7/29 23:42
Nintendoid!
Joined 2006/8/20
Spain
222 Posts
Long Time User (13 Years)
Hi all, I've been checking eBay to see what Virtual Boy things there were, and I found these two auctions:

http://cgi.ebay.com/virtual-bowling-f ... ZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

http://cgi.ebay.com/sd-gundam-for-nin ... ZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Last year, I was ripped off more than 1,300 euro by a guy called Michael Starkey, who has even posted in these forums, by putting up for sale Virtual Bowling and SD Gundam at eBay. I won the items, but never got them. I got eBay to cancel his account, but two months later, the same e-mail address (sparkeyflex@ntlworld.com) created another eBay account. Now, there's this guy called "electricalmick" who's selling Virtual Boy Bowling and Gundam, and curiously has 8 positive feedbacks.

If you search for a user with email "sparkeyflex@ntlworld.com" at eBay, you'll see it's a user with 8 positive feedbacks and 100%. Too many coincidences, so be VERY careful with these auctions. I've already reported them at eBay. If someone has already bid, I'd recommend you check his information when you win the auction, and if he is "Michael Starkey", forget it, it's a RIP-OFF.

I hope he doesn't rip off anybody else this time.

Good luck!
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#2
Re: DO NOT BID ON THIS TWO EBAY AUCTIONS!!!! RIPPER!!!
Posted on: 2007/7/29 23:48
Nintendoid!
Joined 2007/7/29
111 Posts
Long Time User (12 Years)
i had looked at those no more than 10 mins ago thinking that they had quite a brief description but i figured hey, every VBer knows those games.

thanks for the heads up
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#3
Re: DO NOT BID ON THIS TWO EBAY AUCTIONS!!!! RIPPER!!!
Posted on: 2007/7/29 23:51
Nintendoid!
Joined 2006/8/20
Spain
222 Posts
Long Time User (13 Years)
I hope it helps so that nobody gets ripped. And if somebody thinks I'm doing this so that prices don't go up, I can supply e-mails demonstrating everything I say. I even spoke with the British Police, but I was told that the best thing I could do is get the money eBay gave me for this rip-off and forget about everything, so there you go, total unprotection at eBay... It's very sad! :(
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#4
Re: DO NOT BID ON THIS TWO EBAY AUCTIONS!!!! RIPPER!!!
Posted on: 2007/7/30 15:11
Nintendoid!
Joined 2006/8/20
Spain
222 Posts
Long Time User (13 Years)
Here's a pic this guy sent me last year. In it, you can see Virtual Bowling and SD Gundam. If you check SD Gundam's box, you can see two white marks on the top left margin, near the edge. Those two same marks are in the picture of the current ebay auction. So there you are, another proof of what I am saying.

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jpg  CIMG0987.JPG (321.34 KB)
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#5
Re: DO NOT BID ON THIS TWO EBAY AUCTIONS!!!! RIPPER!!!
Posted on: 2007/7/30 16:16
VB Gamer
Joined 2007/7/22
21 Posts
Long Time User (12 Years)
OMG.

VB fans unite!

Attack the ripper!!!!
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#6
Re: DO NOT BID ON THIS TWO EBAY AUCTIONS!!!! RIPPER!!!
Posted on: 2007/7/30 17:19
VB Gamer
Joined 2007/7/26
15 Posts
Long Time User (12 Years)
thats a sweet coup
and u are free to tell your porkies but please remove names and emails as u could be liable ,well the site will i read about a big payout about these things and unless the culprit was legally tryed then the payout will be more than your loss mr palacios ,,who i have it on good authority has been refunded by his card supplier and the gull of somebody who indeed tryed to rip off the seller has somewhat sour grapes at being caught out ,update these games were genuine and have been picked up by a cash on collection so unlucky nice try
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#7
Re: DO NOT BID ON THIS TWO EBAY AUCTIONS!!!! RIPPER!!!
Posted on: 2007/7/30 21:12
Nintendoid!
Joined 2006/8/20
Spain
222 Posts
Long Time User (13 Years)
Hey "Wizard", are you Mr. "Electricalmick", or are you Mr. "dgosgotaclingon", or Mr. "Sparkeyflex", or all of them the same one who ripped me off the games maybe? Curiously enough, the auctions have been ended soon. Mmm, may I guess why? Nah, I shouldn't bother guessing.

When I was ripped-off the money last year, I told the ripper, who by the way is Mr. Michael Starkey and has a pending deal with the Spanish authorities because of this rip-off (but of course you know that, no?), that I would do my best so that nobody was ever ripped off by him. Never.

Oh, and how do you take so much offence by seeing his name appear in the forum? Everyone should know who the can and can't deal with, mostly since ripping off people at eBay seems so simple as ripping off, waiting two months to create a new account and then begin the process again. And of course, I have evidence of everything I say here. The same evidence I presented last year to the police, along with the proof of payment, the e-mails exchanged (full of contradictions) and such.

Anyway, let's people compare and decide by their own. Here's the feedback of the person that ripped me off:

http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI ... aclingon&ftab=AllFeedback

And here I upload the two auctions I was ripped off last year in .MHT format, so that people can compare and decide by themselves (I have to disconnect from the Internet to get them loaded, so if it doesn't load or seem hang, just remove the RJ-45 cable or disable WiFi to get the old auctions loaded).

In fact, I reported those two auctions at eBay because I believe they are material which was technically stolen to me last year, since I paid for them and never received them. What do you think, Mr. "Wizard"? Did I help the Virtual Boy Community by avoiding another rip-off?

Attach file:


mht DGOSGOTACLINGON eBay golden egg virtual bowling for virtual boy (item 180019246988 end time Aug-20-06 053220 PDT).mht Size: 474.11 KB; Hits: 229
mht DGOSGOTACLINGON eBay sd gundam v boy (item 180020177533 end time Aug-20-06 054236 PDT).mht Size: 481.23 KB; Hits: 201
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#8
Re: DO NOT BID ON THIS TWO EBAY AUCTIONS!!!! RIPPER!!!
Posted on: 2007/7/30 21:18
Nintendoid!
Joined 2006/8/20
Spain
222 Posts
Long Time User (13 Years)
Oh, and by the way, I never said you didn't get them legally, I say that you got them and, when you decided to sell them at eBay, got MY money and NEVER SENT the games to me...
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#9
Re: DO NOT BID ON THIS TWO EBAY AUCTIONS!!!! RIPPER!!!
Posted on: 2007/7/30 22:16
Nintendoid!
Joined 2007/7/29
111 Posts
Long Time User (12 Years)
thats cute. wizard is acting like he doesnt even know what the argument is about.
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#10
Re: DO NOT BID ON THIS TWO EBAY AUCTIONS!!!! RIPPER!!!
Posted on: 2007/7/30 22:37
Nintendoid!
Joined 2006/8/20
Spain
222 Posts
Long Time User (13 Years)
That's how he acts. I've got lots of e-mails from last year, when I was ripped off, with a similar way of acting. It's worthless to worry. I lost my money and I can't do anything about that, but I'm really happy I was able to avoid another two rip-offs.
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