EBAY: BLOCKED USER LIST
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3 minutes ago, mattn792 said:

The guy is full of it, he got caught thrill bidding.  You can tell by the length of his apology.

Hello yes so sorry to be the bearer of bad news but I must request you pls cancel my order for $4000 in comics you see what happened was I was on the way to the bank to transfer funds so that I could pay for the books and on then way there I noticed this pedestrian who seemed to be in distress so I pulled over to see if I could offer assistance and the guy was having a siezure (sic), he also had a cat with him.  When I went to assist him, he dropped the cat-

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1 minute ago, kav said:

Hello yes so sorry to be the bearer of bad news but I must request you pls cancel my order for $4000 in comics you see what happened was I was on the way to the bank to transfer funds so that I could pay for the books and on then way there I noticed this pedestrian who seemed to be in distress so I pulled over to see if I could offer assistance and the guy was having a siezure (sic), he also had a cat with him.  When I went to assist him, he dropped the cat-

And the cat promptly started seizing.  Out of the goodness of my heart I covered the veterinary and ER bills for these perfect strangers but am now out the $4000 I had planned to pay you.  I thought about setting up a goFundMe to cover the cost of the books I planned to buy, but they wanted a Social Security Number and I loaned that to my neighbor’s 6 year old last week.  I am epically apologetic and apoplectic.

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What's the consensus on eBay buyers requesting a return on CGC graded books because they "Found a better price" and "needed to return this because i got something else"? I do have a 14 day remorse return period, which I was told, by eBay, negates any specific mentions in the listing to no CGC returns.

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13 minutes ago, mattn792 said:

Consensus is that they’re a__holes.

Haha agreed...should I go ahead and name them here then?

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4 minutes ago, Jmchnaway said:

Haha agreed...should I go ahead and name them here then?

Absolutely!  This thread is basically our only respite from eBay’s policy of screwing sellers at every turn.

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42 minutes ago, mattn792 said:

And the cat promptly started seizing.  Out of the goodness of my heart I covered the veterinary and ER bills for these perfect strangers but am now out the $4000 I had planned to pay you.  I thought about setting up a goFundMe to cover the cost of the books I planned to buy, but they wanted a Social Security Number and I loaned that to my neighbor’s 6 year old last week.  I am epically apologetic and apoplectic.

-it was at this point I noticed my shoes were worn out!  Also my socks.  I could have conceivably still honored the purchase but now I would be needing several pairs of highly expensive orthopedic shoes-

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1 minute ago, kav said:

-it was at this point I noticed my shoes were worn out!  Also my socks.  I could have conceivably still honored the purchase but now I would be needing several pairs of highly expensive orthopedic shoes-

-And by getting out ahead of the orthopedic shoe possibility, I’ve now saved money which in the long run can be put toward a future comic purchase!  I sincerely and thoroughly look forward to doing business in the future most gracious sir.-

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1 minute ago, mattn792 said:

-And by getting out ahead of the orthopedic shoe possibility, I’ve now saved money which in the long run can be put toward a future comic purchase!  I sincerely and thoroughly look forward to doing business in the future most gracious sir.-

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Now that I have the right shoes I will actually be making larger purchases from you-as I walk for a living.  This is a win-win for you. the seller-

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7 hours ago, mattn792 said:

Absolutely!  This thread is basically our only respite from eBay’s policy of screwing sellers at every turn.

Here they are, eBay ID is tropix101, I've already added them to my blocked bidder list.

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15 hours ago, Bill C said:

I'm not reporting any negative story about this seller (probably a boardie actually?) but before I bid with him I am wondering if anyone has had any experiences with him? :

hotintheshade2013

He has seven negatives in the last year (out of 73 FB), all basically complaining of the same thing- he cancels orders when the book doesn't sell as high as possibly hoped. Wondering if anyone can vouch for (or against?) him. To bid on one of his auctions, I'd have to shift my work schedule and don't want to do that if there's a good chance of cancellation.

This guy was a board member but I haven't seen him active here in many years.  In fact, he used to be a witness for Signature Series under the old program (pre-2010).  He was known for getting some of the toughest-to-get signatures and sketch covers out there.  He was also notoriously private about his collection. 

I can't say I've interacted with him in the last few years, so I'm afraid I can't vouch for him as I don't know what his current situation is. 

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15 hours ago, Jmchnaway said:

What's the consensus on eBay buyers requesting a return on CGC graded books because they "Found a better price" and "needed to return this because i got something else"? I do have a 14 day remorse return period, which I was told, by eBay, negates any specific mentions in the listing to no CGC returns.

You should remove entirely or amend your remorse policy to explicitly state for raw books only if you feel the need to have one.

ebay would have sided with you if omitted all together and provided them the buyers “found a better price” excuse

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According to ebay tropix101 is an invalid user ID.... something missing from ID?

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1 hour ago, MustEatBrains said:

You should remove entirely or amend your remorse policy to explicitly state for raw books only if you feel the need to have one.

ebay would have sided with you if omitted all together and provided them the buyers “found a better price” excuse

Good point, I may just go that route going forward. The eBay Concierge desk member that I spoke to suggested that I keep the return policy, in case someone really wanted to return the item and would lie about the item being incorrect or defective to force a return. So, either way, unsavory buyers have the upper hand on eBay!

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1 hour ago, jokiing said:

According to ebay tropix101 is an invalid user ID.... something missing from ID?

That's odd...i clicked through on my Sales history and I see his account.

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12 minutes ago, Jmchnaway said:

That's odd...i clicked through on my Sales history and I see his account.

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OK... I typed in the ID instead of copy and paste and it worked.... Thanks

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Here's someone many folks on these boards have had fun run-ins with.  He's caused havoc for many (wins and never pays) and keeps coming back with new usernames.  I am out 750 on three fury comics he won last week and in typical Sahakian fashion, didn't bother to reply to invoices nor pay for the books.  I'm doing the whole non-paying thing via ebay to get listing fees etc back but thought I'd warn the community this fine, upstanding contributor to our hobby is back...block him from all your auctions

current username: spicyco-66

former usernames include:

lagiant888

texastoast909

dddsahakian

adsahakian1

armenookie

And here is his latest address according to PayPal.

Armen D. Sahakian
161 Banyan Dr
State College, PA 16801-2562 
United States
 

Avoid this waste of oxygen at all costs.   

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13 minutes ago, SUPREMO said:

Here's someone many folks on these boards have had fun run-ins with.  He's caused havoc for many (wins and never pays) and keeps coming back with new usernames.  I am out 750 on three fury comics he won last week and in typical Sahakian fashion, didn't bother to reply to invoices nor pay for the books.  I'm doing the whole non-paying thing via ebay to get listing fees etc back but thought I'd warn the community this fine, upstanding contributor to our hobby is back...block him from all your auctions

current username: spicyco-66

former usernames include:

lagiant888

texastoast909

dddsahakian

adsahakian1

armenookie

And here is his latest address according to PayPal.

Armen D. Sahakian
161 Banyan Dr
State College, PA 16801-2562 
United States
 

Avoid this waste of oxygen at all costs.   

Remember folks once you block someone they can change their username all they want theyre still blocked.  If he's opening several accounts I would report to ebay-I believe they only allow 2.

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1 hour ago, SUPREMO said:

Here's someone many folks on these boards have had fun run-ins with.  He's caused havoc for many (wins and never pays) and keeps coming back with new usernames.  I am out 750 on three fury comics he won last week and in typical Sahakian fashion, didn't bother to reply to invoices nor pay for the books.  I'm doing the whole non-paying thing via ebay to get listing fees etc back but thought I'd warn the community this fine, upstanding contributor to our hobby is back...block him from all your auctions

current username: spicyco-66

former usernames include:

lagiant888

texastoast909

dddsahakian

adsahakian1

armenookie

And here is his latest address according to PayPal.

Armen D. Sahakian
161 Banyan Dr
State College, PA 16801-2562 
United States
 

Avoid this waste of oxygen at all costs.   

I thought the original issue with this user was something worse than non-payment. 

If I remember right, he would win and pay for items, receive them and then wait until the USPS tracking number would expire (I want to say 30 days after the label was created) and then file a failure to receive claim (with either eBay or PayPal, can't remember which) because the window for making such a claim extended beyond the life expectancy of the tracking number. 

Since the tracking number was now defunct the seller no longer had "proof" that the buyer received it in which case Armen won the case and got to keep both the book and get his money back at the seller's expense. If I recall correctly, he was nailing sellers for some pretty expensive books. 

I think it was thanks to Armen that I started asking for receipts every time I dropped packages off as that was proof that a seller had shipped a buyer's package and was the only way to thwart this kind of scam. 

Maybe I'm misremembering, but I thought his shenanigans went way beyond non-payment. 

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