The powers that be wanted me to give you guys a heads up about a scammer who may or may not be a member here. It's an ebay user known presently as ca-bmx-kid. Never dealt with anyone as bad (or ballsy) as this guy in over 10yrs trading online. This guys M.O. is to schmooze sellers (on eBay since I guess he was banned from other BMX sites) into giving him stuff at a discount as a collector and then he resells anything he can as NOS. If you're a seller with similar items he gets your stuff, leaves you negative feedback to reduce competition by hurting your reputation and then relists your items as NOS. Last week he listed a second auction as NOS with my survivor stuff in it. This listing (http://www.ebay.com/...EcAAOSwnipWXz6o) contains my old 890 caliper arms dated 03/81 which you can see it in my original listing here:http://www.ebay.com/...d-/221950510674 He was super psyched when he saw that I was throwing in a 1020 caliper that he thought was NOS passable. Turns out it had some fading (which is visible in the listing pics) and he must have freaked when he realized that he couldn't list it as NOS as he had planned. I offered him a refund but of course he wanted the parts cause they are really sweet survivors with all og hardware. So sweet in fact that with a little cleanup BAM...instant NOS. So spread the word to any peeps that sell or buy on ebay and double check that he's not here scheming. This guy leaves regularly malicious feedback with perceived competitors (at least a dozen so far) and lists fake NOS auctions. He's in Ukiah CA and the paypal e-mail is: firstname.lastname@example.org Ebay user Id's are: ca-bmx-kid Oct-02-15 Present the-bmx-hunter Aug-31-15 Oct-02-15 nor-cal-bmx Jul-19-15 Aug-31-15 nor-cal-vintage Apr-25-15 Jul-19-15 godfather_bmx Mar-25-15 Apr-25-15 gf-bmx Feb-23-15 Mar-25-15 rad-bmx Jan-23-15 Feb-23-15 old_school_bmx_lab Dec-23-14 Jan-23-15 bmx_shop Nov-22-14 Dec-23-14 dogtown_dayz Oct-23-14 Nov-22-14 hunt_buy_sell Sep-07-14 Oct-23-14 vintage_verne Aug-07-14 Sep-07-14 ebmx Apr-24-14 Aug-07-14 e-bmx Mar-24-14 Apr-24-14 bmxlab Feb-19-14 Mar-24-14 l_i_g_i_t Jan-19-14 Feb-19-14 re-pedal Dec-01-13 Jan-19-14 gotta-good-vibe Nov-01-13 Dec-01-13 sir-pick-alot Oct-01-13 Nov-01-13 i-found-it-for-you Sep-16-13 Oct-01-13
If anyone here's been burned by him already feel free to contact me for more info.
Rawk on gang.