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by bunbury
Fri Jun 07, 2013 5:57 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Advice on Fraud pls
Replies: 28
Views: 9072

Thank you all for the kind words. I'm very relieved that it worked out well. Although it's tempting to enjoy the thought that the daft idiot is left holding a 'firewood' guitar that he's trashed, I prefer the idea that he was lying and that nobody's smashed a good guitar. I really don't like the ide...
by bunbury
Thu Jun 06, 2013 4:22 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Not a Tokai
Replies: 6
Views: 2775

Seems to have two headstocks ... Image
by bunbury
Wed Jun 05, 2013 11:22 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Advice on Fraud pls
Replies: 28
Views: 9072

Paypal have resolved the dispute in my favour and I have beed paid for the guitar. I'm sure Stony Plain, Alberta has loads of honest, upstanding citizens and that one bad apple, possibly an imposter, doesn't detract from the rest of them. The folks who run the local Guitar Centre were very helpful t...
by bunbury
Mon May 27, 2013 3:28 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Advice on Fraud pls
Replies: 28
Views: 9072

Just for the sake of clarity, I should point out that Kroeger :) doesn't come from Stony Plain, Alberta! But my guitar kicker does ... And it's a small place.
by bunbury
Sun May 26, 2013 5:15 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Advice on Fraud pls
Replies: 28
Views: 9072

I have a development. PayPal have responded: "We've determined that the buyer should receive a refund if they send the merchandise back to you. The merchandise will be in the same condition as when the buyer received it and the buyer is responsible for all postage and packaging costs." The money won...
by bunbury
Fri May 24, 2013 2:50 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Advice on Fraud pls
Replies: 28
Views: 9072

that's good that you've informed PayPal but MUST also open a complaint with eBay. The longer you wait before informing eBay the worse it looks to them. They will open a complaint and can freeze his eBay account. Out of curiousity, does the Buyer have good feedback? OK, thanks for that - I have made...
by bunbury
Thu May 23, 2013 7:20 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Advice on Fraud pls
Replies: 28
Views: 9072

This might sound silly, but have you actually contacted eBay? You'll find they have heard of every scam in the book and they will assist you. I'd bet my bottom dollar he hasn't thrown it in the bin either. If all else fails you have his address right...... It's clearly a fraud and I have a name and...
by bunbury
Fri May 17, 2013 12:22 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Advice on Fraud pls
Replies: 28
Views: 9072

He sounds very un-Canadian, but that doesn't mean we don't have our share of douchebags. He sounds like an idiot, take it up with the powers that be, state your case and then let him speak his peace, that should have them rule in your favour P.S. we're not all like this cock-knuckle. I've spent ple...
by bunbury
Wed May 15, 2013 8:15 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Advice on Fraud pls
Replies: 28
Views: 9072

A new and erudite message from the buyer: "well it was fuked beyond repair" I've escalated this to a dispute. He/she says he's trashed and thrown away the guitar - and has turned down two attempts by me the get it into a nearby major guitar retailer, for either repair or so that I can issue a full r...
by bunbury
Wed May 15, 2013 3:54 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Advice on Fraud pls
Replies: 28
Views: 9072

At least I know that whoever it is must be limping. No way I'm kicking a guitar across a room Image
by bunbury
Wed May 15, 2013 12:06 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Advice on Fraud pls
Replies: 28
Views: 9072

Another email from the buyer:

"anyways i got rid of it now,,, firewood"

Terrible spelling and grammar and sounding a little anxious and repetitive. Must be a teenager.
by bunbury
Tue May 14, 2013 11:47 pm
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Advice on Fraud pls
Replies: 28
Views: 9072

OK. My buyer has responded to my offer to pay for any repairs (thought to be negligible) with this explanation for why the guitar cannot be repaired: "i kicked the bastard across the room and threw it out in the trash" Jeez. Am I dealing with a teenager out of their depth in a scam? That's a pretty ...
by bunbury
Tue May 14, 2013 1:11 am
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: Advice on Fraud pls
Replies: 28
Views: 9072

Advice on Fraud pls

I think I am in the process of being defrauded out of a guitar by an eBay "buyer" in Canada and would appreciate advice pls. I feel all the more foolish because a forum member warned me this might happen. The buyer first threatened to cancel the transaction when the guitar didn't show up on ParcelFo...
by bunbury
Sun May 12, 2013 10:08 am
Forum: Vintage (Older than 1985)
Topic: Bought as a TL-120 ???
Replies: 35
Views: 9191

Peter - I have TE120 that's very, very similar to Cliff's. I have always thought of it as a 120A. Recently I dug out the paper work that came with it (about 8 yrs ago) and found I have a certificate authenticating it. It says mine is a TE 120NR (rosewood board). Leaving aside the accuracy/reliabilit...
by bunbury
Mon May 06, 2013 2:17 pm
Forum: Tokai Sightings & eBay Alerts
Topic: TE 120A ?
Replies: 0
Views: 1417

TE 120A ?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/RARE-1980-Tokai-TE-120-Breezy-Sound-Tele-Custom-w-Gig-Bag-Abalone-Bound-Ash-Body-/310663247684?pt=Guitar&hash=item4854f8f744 If this is what it claims to be it's a TE120A - which is a very hard guitar to fake. That makes it rare, much more beautiful than the pictures sugges...