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My first bad Discogs experience. User name ChicagoRecords. I ordered 22, A Million on the 4th and it took 7 days for the seller to get me a tracking number. But the plot twist is that the tracking just shows that the shipping label was created. They just responded today after I've been trying to reach them for 5 days. They said they shipped out the record today (2 weeks after I ordered it), but the tracking hasn't been updated. Really abrupt and not communicative.

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zachblows - I purchased a $100 record from him back in July and three months later it still has yet to arrive. First he had a "family emergency" which delayed shipping. Then apparently he made a mistake with my address and the record made it back to him. Now he has since stopped replying to my messages. Needless to say, I'll never be using PayPal's friends or family option ever again.

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3 hours ago, marcgcote said:

zachblows - I purchased a $100 record from him back in July and three months later it still has yet to arrive. First he had a "family emergency" which delayed shipping. Then apparently he made a mistake with my address and the record made it back to him. Now he has since stopped replying to my messages. Needless to say, I'll never be using PayPal's friends or family option ever again.

This reminds me that he still owes me money from over a year ago. He said his gf stole the record he sold me and would be refunding me. I messaged him a few times about the refund and he kept putting it off until I completely forgot about it.

Don't believe any of his bs.

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Worst discogs experience since I started using the site. User IndieSevens. Had 100% feedback prior to my purchase so I assumed it was safe. 8 weeks later no records, wouldn't/couldn't provide proof that he sent the records, really was poor with communication in general so I filed a paypal dispute. They ruled in my favor 4 weeks later, but been a total run around, 3 months with no records or money back. I left him negative feedback and he tried to coerce me into removing it, and left me negative feedback as a result.  

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For anyone that missed the thread, I had a buyer contact me through Discogs about buying an expensive record. After shipping it to him he complained it was damaged and filed a dispute with paypal. Paypal decided he could return it for a refund. Paypal tracks the package and issues the refund when it is delivered. He sent me an empty box. Avoid! There's a thread about it here 

 

 

Ryan La Rue

Colton, Oregon

https://www.discogs.com/user/Skeletal-Life

https://www.facebook.com/ryan.larue.946

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Dropped $200 for the first time on a record after trying to haggle to no avail. They bragged about the condition and the rarity etc etc - I moved some money around in order to purchase it based on the appeal of it's condition and assurance from the seller.

 

Then I was refunded a few days later because they apparently sold the album a year ago.

 

But there's more: He offered to send photos and never did. He bragged about how he would package it. And then -- He asked for $5 extra to ship it priority or else he was going to risk sending a $200 record via media mail.

 

I can't help but wonder if my money was used on bills until his next pay check came through today because he made the point of mentioning he needed to pay bills while selling the record. And he was entirely ungrateful and didn't say thanks for the payment etc.
 

Just a heads up for future trades with olopez6919 aka Oscar Lopez

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On 3/14/2018 at 8:00 AM, shenanigans said:

For anyone that missed the thread, I had a buyer contact me through Discogs about buying an expensive record. After shipping it to him he complained it was damaged and filed a dispute with paypal. Paypal decided he could return it for a refund. Paypal tracks the package and issues the refund when it is delivered. He sent me an empty box. Avoid! There's a thread about it here 

 

 

Ryan La Rue

Colton, Oregon

https://www.discogs.com/user/Skeletal-Life

https://www.facebook.com/ryan.larue.946

just out of curiosity why didnt you leave him a bad review? there hasnt been any negative feedback for him in over 6 months. Fuck this guy because I can see the older negative ones, I am just curious as to why you didn't leave one. 

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5 hours ago, MayCauseDeath said:

just out of curiosity why didnt you leave him a bad review? there hasnt been any negative feedback for him in over 6 months. Fuck this guy because I can see the older negative ones, I am just curious as to why you didn't leave one. 

Didn't sell the record through Discogs. He just contacted me there.

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On 4/13/2018 at 10:57 AM, corey. said:

Dropped $200 for the first time on a record after trying to haggle to no avail. They bragged about the condition and the rarity etc etc - I moved some money around in order to purchase it based on the appeal of it's condition and assurance from the seller.

 

Then I was refunded a few days later because they apparently sold the album a year ago.

 

But there's more: He offered to send photos and never did. He bragged about how he would package it. And then -- He asked for $5 extra to ship it priority or else he was going to risk sending a $200 record via media mail.

 

I can't help but wonder if my money was used on bills until his next pay check came through today because he made the point of mentioning he needed to pay bills while selling the record. And he was entirely ungrateful and didn't say thanks for the payment etc.
 

Just a heads up for future trades with olopez6919 aka Oscar Lopez

 

oh shit. isnt this guy a respected member of this community? @olopez6919 @lupe @thedillon

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On 5/1/2018 at 10:54 PM, tokimedo said:

 

oh shit. isnt this guy a respected member of this community? @olopez6919 @lupe @thedillon

I’ll defend Oscar to the death. This doesn’t sound like him at all. I’ve had several transactions with him and hung out with him IRL from meeting him off this message board. Total stand up guy.

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On 5/3/2018 at 11:50 AM, thedillon said:

I’ll defend Oscar to the death. This doesn’t sound like him at all. I’ve had several transactions with him and hung out with him IRL from meeting him off this message board. Total stand up guy.

I guess it doesn't explain why he emailed me a picture of the album the other day with no message

 

Making this entire thing all the more confusing - but also supports my borrowed money theory ha

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Just thought I’d post my only bad discogs experience. 

 

User: claywildwoode, Clayton wildwood, clatyperry (now on discogs as elclayton I believe believe)

 

Seller had a couple rarer variants of a brand new and moose blood record I was hoping to round out my collection with. Buyer beware he was a new seller but was friendly and I helped guide him through the process. Gave me a discount to buy both and ship together and once paid, radio silence. Almost a month to acknowledge shipping or receipt of money, claimed his PayPal was off with timing (??), phone was in repair, blah blah blah. 

 

Being the nice Canadian I am, I waited patiently. Records were shipped from UK to Canada so I expected them to take a while but they took 3 months. Again not too concerned until I opened them up. Completely wrong variants, (cheaper retail variants; stickergate without sticker) and still no communication. Filed a PayPal claim, waiting to hear back...lesson learned, buy from sellers with positive feedback. 

 

That said, all my other discogs and purchases on VC have been great!!

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On 3/14/2018 at 8:00 AM, shenanigans said:

For anyone that missed the thread, I had a buyer contact me through Discogs about buying an expensive record. After shipping it to him he complained it was damaged and filed a dispute with paypal. Paypal decided he could return it for a refund. Paypal tracks the package and issues the refund when it is delivered. He sent me an empty box. Avoid! There's a thread about it here 

 

 

Ryan La Rue

Colton, Oregon

https://www.discogs.com/user/Skeletal-Life

https://www.facebook.com/ryan.larue.946

Dammit, this dude bought a record from me and is pulling the same scam. He aggressively asked that I refund him 50% of the of the purchase price and when I gave him the option of 25% off (based on the picture he sent with a small corner ding) or to ship it back for a refund, he chose the latter. I fear for my paypal account now. :(

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2 minutes ago, yanquiuxo said:

Dammit, this dude bought a record from me and is pulling the same scam. He aggressively asked that I refund him 50% of the of the purchase price and when I gave him the option of 25% off (based on the picture he sent with a small corner ding) or to ship it back for a refund, he chose the latter. I fear for my paypal account now. :(

Damn dude. Sorry to hear that. Hopefully you can use my case against him. Feel free to message me if you need anymore details. I ended up winning my case based on the weight of the box he sent back not being enough to have a record in it. I also reported to USPIS (USPS police). Didn't take it to local law enforcement because I won the case, but that option is available as well.

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1 minute ago, shenanigans said:

Damn dude. Sorry to hear that. Hopefully you can use my case against him. Feel free to message me if you need anymore details. I ended up winning my case based on the weight of the box he sent bak not being enough to have a record in it. I also reported to USPIS (USPS police). Didn't take it to local law enforcement because I won the case, but that option is available as well.

The stupid thing is he already left me negative feedback a week ago, so I basically had nothing to lose but I felt like I should try to resolve it with him anyway. It was only after we started messaging that he got aggressive and just now he opened a PayPal claim against me.

 

I'm just going to give him what he wants and leave the negative feedback to warn others. I've been through this with PayPal and they have a tendency to lean in the buyers' favor unless given a good amount of pushback. For a $40 record, it's just not worth it to me.

 

Shitty.

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1 minute ago, yanquiuxo said:

The stupid thing is he already left me negative feedback a week ago, so I basically had nothing to lose but I felt like I should try to resolve it with him anyway. It was only after we started messaging that he got aggressive and just now he opened a PayPal claim against me.

 

I'm just going to give him what he wants and leave the negative feedback to warn others. I've been through this with PayPal and they have a tendency to lean in the buyers' favor unless given a good amount of pushback. For a $40 record, it's just not worth it to me.

 

Shitty.

He has a history. It's definitely worth the fight. Especially since you offered a 25% refund which should cover more than the corner ding (is there a possibility of him getting a 2nd record to swap the cover and how much would that cost him?). The record I sold him was $260. The negative feedback obviously isn't doing anything since he has plenty of it and discogs hasn't kicked him off.

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