Bad Trader Reports
Created: June 12, 2004 at 12:19pm (EDT)
i guess i'm just the latest in the long line of people who got ripped off by greg ferrel, username Xian. i'm new to the site, and didn't really think to check if he had unresolved BTR's, so i guess i need to be more careful who i trade with. anyway, the trade was created on may 23. i was sending boogie nights, l.a. confidential, and golden axe for genesis. greg was sending fatal frame for xbox. i sent on may25, and using the tracking # (0303 3430 0000 9006 8852) , i learned the package was receieved in reno, NV at 10:59 a.m. on may 27. greg never indicated that he received the package on gametz.com. i have sent him two emails, and both have gone unanswered. i told greg that he could send back my stuff, and that would be the end of it, but i just never heard from him. so i plan on taking the advice of greg's other victims and filing a mail fraud complaint. i really don't know what else to do. i've had fun on gametz.com, but this whole experience has made me much more skeptical. this site works on the honor system greg. it's not hard to put a game in an envelope and bring it to the post office. and it's even less difficult to shoot someone an email, and let them know what's going on. but leaving people in the dark like this is just bad news. good luck dealing with the group of angry traders....you get what you deserve.
Reported By: corey0212
Created: June 11, 2004 at 12:52am (EDT)
Ok. So here is what happened. I made a forum for a big list of games that I was willing to get rid of so that I can make some money. See, I really need money since I am a struggling college student. So, Greg e-mails me that he wants to pay me for a lot of my games. I just needed to wait unil the 20th to send. So, I did that and even turned down some amazing offers because I always keep my word. The games and dvds that I sent him are Simpsons Season 1, Simpsons Season 2 , Simpsons Season 3 , GTA Double Pack , Rainbow Six 3 Preorder bonus , Soul Blade , Tobal No 1, Sonic 3D blast , Sonic Spinball , Sonic and Knuckles , Sonic 2 , ESPN National Hockey Night, Hardball 3. And in return for all of that I get $117. I think that is very reasonable. So he lied to me about sending a check out and frankly I bet that if the check would have come, it would have been bad. So, I sent him many e-mails and after a while he stopped returning them. So, I have made him plenty of offers to return the games or send the cash via paypal. However, he still refuses to send it.
Also, the phone number which people have for him is disconnected, so I think that his dad got the number changed and now it is unlisted. So this is what I am doing.
1) File a mail fraud with the Postal Service (done)
2) Call up his county police with the phone number of 775-328-3001. There they will give you an incident report which they will either mail or fax to you. I got it mailed. (done)
3) Fill out report and follow it up all the time. Thats the job of the police.
This crime that he committed is a felony. He can go to juvenile and his dad can go to prison too. Also, if I still do not get my money or games by the time that the trial is over, then I will go to civil court and get the money there. My family is full of good lawyers and I won't let some kid steal out money/items.
Please feel free to contact me if you need any help on any of the steps. my e-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org and I have a great reputation on this site. Lets not let him get away with this. He has over $500 worth of stuff. I know I will get my stuff/money in the end.
Good luck to all of my fellow traders out there and never never never trade with this guy.
PS I will take down this BTR when all of my fellow traders get their trades back or his end the of trade.
Reported By: THStudios
Created: June 10, 2004 at 11:27pm (EDT)
Greg just sent me a check for the $25 he owed me. He said he will get out everybodies money as soon as he can. He said he is having financial problems. I will keep watching this and seeing how it turned out.
Reported By: PastorMatt
Created: June 3, 2004 at 6:13pm (EDT)
I traded with xian about two months ago. I sent first due to the fact that he had more feedback. The deal was Steel battalion and Ninja Gaiden for 205$ shipped. I sent the items two months ago and he recieved them. I still have the tracking number as well as the reciept which are posted on the pending trade screen. He said that he sent the money a while after he recieved which was a complete lie. Then he made up a lie about the bank clearing his money order for 7-10 days. I still have not recieved from Greg and I am going to have to tell the Reno police to move forward in mail fraud, which is a criminal felony. If I don't get a response from you Xian or see my money very soon mail fraud will be filed and
the fbi as well as the reno police will take immediate action.
Reported By: DJscottoea
bad email (This account is not active)
Offer Response Time
17.8 hours (0.7 days)
Average of last 10 ratings: (Speed: fair [52.5%], Honesty: good [65.0%], Courtesy: good [70.0%])
Average of all 170 ratings: (Speed: excellent [93.7%], Honesty: excellent [95.4%], Courtesy: excellent [96.9%])
with 173 Different Traders (207 total trades)
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- Ratings by Xian
Nevada, United States
on 28-Jun-2004 at 6:17pm
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