Finally, my very own scammers thread. Sorry for all the detail, but I want to demonstrate that I have given these two every opportunity to make good on their end of the trade before posting here.
I AM NOT calling kodellin a scammer YET, but he's about as close as you can get...
09/8/05 – I open a trade with r00sh his thefreeproject for my xbox360s.freepay.com.
9/8/05 – Since r00sh has a higher TR, I immediately open an account at thefreeproject and complete the Appera Teeth Whitening offer. This is how I roll.
9/12/05 – r00sh is banned.
9/12/05 – I contact r00sh via email. He tells me that he had arranged the trade on behalf of a friend, and that the friend would be completing his end of the deal.
9/14/05 – Kodellin, the friend on whose behalf r00sh set up the trade with me, posts that he has greened for someone but cannot contact him. Through correspondence with r00sh, I realize that kodellin is talking about me. http//forum.freeipodguide.com/viewtopic.php?t=21913http//forum.freeipodguide.com/viewtopic.php?t=21913
9/14/05 – I respond in kodellin’s thread, clarifying the situation. R00sh had given kodellin a reflink for the wrong site entirely--kodellin has NOT greened for me. I note in my post that we’re trying to work something out.
9/14/05 – Kodellin and I PM back and forth as I explain that r00sh gave him the wrong site/reflink. I ask him to show me the reflink he used to sign up, and I confirm that it isn’t mine. Kodellin commits to upholding his end of the deal.
9/15/05 – Kodellin PMs a list of sites he can’t do, asking me to tell him which site I’d like him to green on. I respond that I’m only working on two sites, neither of which he can do. I offer him $20 PayPal as an option. He doesn’t respond.
9/16/05 – r00sh and I exchange some emails regarding the trade. He is still a confused child and thinks that kodellin is signed up under me. This remains false.
9/19/05 – No word from Kodellin. I add yourfreeflatscreen and dvdrecorders4free to his options for completing his end of the trade, in case he can’t send PayPal. He reads and ignores this PM too.
9/20/05 – I email r00sh to ask whether he’s heard from Kodellin. I reiterate that I’m willing to be flexible since it’s a tough situation. No response.
9/21/05 – Still no word from Kodellin. I send him another PM asking him what he wants to do. Like the last few, he reads it but doesn’t respond.
9/22/05 – I send both Kodellin and r00sh a final email summarizing the history of the trade and asking them to please decide how they’re going to complete their end of the deal.
9/22/05 — R00sh writes back “well is there anything else u need? Because he can’t do xbox360s.freepay.com.” I regret ever speaking with r00sh and pity his friends, family, and teachers.
9/22/05 – Kodellin (TR 0) writes back “You have not completed an offer for me at thefreeproject. I see you as registered but not green.”
9/22/05 – Resisting the urge to curse and call him names, I explain to kodellin the FIPG trade rules and tell him that, had I known when I opened a trade with r00sh that a newb would be completing the trade, I would have made him go first. I reiterate his options, adding that if he doesn’t email me by the morning of 9/23/05, I plan to open a thread in the Accouncements, Scammers, Impersonators section at FIPG and notify all interested parties of his shady behavior.
9/23/05 – No email from Kodellin. I post in the Scammers thread.
So, long story short, I’m screwed. I realize that the odds of me getting anything out of this trade are slim to none since r00sh is banned and kodellin isn't an active user here. But I wouldn’t mind seeing a little mod involvement in resolving this nonsense.
Additionally, as Kodellin noted, I have already gone yellow for him at thefreeproject. I actually did complete an offer, but I’m reluctant to open a no-credit support ticket—after all, the last thing I want now is to green for this guy. Any suggestions on how to handle this?