I'm A Happy Camper

Discussion in 'N / Z Scale Model Trains' started by Cannonball, May 2, 2007.

  1. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    Just won a set of 12 induvidually numbered BN boxcars made by Roundhouse on eBay. Still in their cases and unassembled. For what I paid for them, it averaged out to about $4.50 a car.

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  2. Peter T Davis

    Peter T Davis Guy Behind the Curtains

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    Nice! What's the link to the auction?
  3. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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  4. ozzy

    ozzy Active Member

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    what happened to you and going all santa fe?...lol
  5. COMBAT

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    $4.58.333333333333333333333 Plus shipping to be exact. :)

    Nice buy! :)
  6. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    Santa Fe, Burlington Northern and maybe some BNSF later on. ;)

    The devil's in the details. :D

    Thanks. :)
  7. bigsteel

    bigsteel Call me Mr.Tinkertrain

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    well lucky you,i wish i could find deals that good!great buy.--josh
  8. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

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    nice grab cannonball
  9. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    that was a sweet grab!!! Congrats!!!!
  10. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    I'm not so happy now.

    The seller doesn't accept PayPal so I sent him a money order this afternoon to his address in South Dakota which was provided by eBay. Tonight I get an e-mail from him saying that he forgot to update his user info and now lives in Wyoming.

    I e-mailed him back and told him, "I hope you left a forwarding address with the post office."

    :nono:
  11. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

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    usps money order cannonball?
  12. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

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    I would cancel if you can . IT dont sound good.
  13. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    Yeah, it was a USPS money order.
    Those are the only ones I will use buying or selling.
    I told him if he doesn't get it in a week or so to let me know and I would have it canceled.
  14. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

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    I not sure if I would wait. just sounds flaky to me. just my 2 cents though
  15. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

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    I dont want to see you get burned
  16. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

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    Whats the worst that happens. he relist it on ebay (cant say nothing bad about you because his info on where he was SD verses WY) was false.
  17. TruckLover

    TruckLover Mack CH613 & 53' Trailer

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    good deals come with some bad stuff sometimes, hope you don't get burned, it does sound a lil flaky.
  18. eightyeightfan1

    eightyeightfan1 Now I'm AMP'd

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    I'm with these guys.
    First...When was the auction started? Funny he would post an auction..And not change his address in his profile(Hmmmm).
    He forgot that he moved?...Doesen't take PayPal?.....
    Soemthings not right.....

    But if it is legit...What a deal!!!
  19. rogerw

    rogerw Active Member

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    and if liget it will be back
  20. Cannonball

    Cannonball More Trains Than Brains

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    Don't worry guys.
    If I don't hear anything out of him within a week, I will cancel the money order. If he's already cashed it, I'll give him until the end of that week to deliver. If he doesn't deliver, I'll go through eBay channels to get mine back.

    If that doesn't work, I have a freind that lives in Colorado. He used to work as a private investigator/bounty hunter and now does collections and repos. This guy could track anybody down from just their used gum wrapper. (Ok that might be a exaggerating a bit but I do have the dude's IP addy from his e-mails. People aren't too hard to find after that. :twisted: )