Traders to Watch
|User ID||Date Added|
|firstname.lastname@example.org||06 Oct 2004|
|Appears to be uninterested in taking care of two deals after weeks of attempted intervention on our part. Gives all the usual promises and excuses, and then does not act.|
|Altair8088email@example.com||06 Oct 2004|
|Got himself banned from Agora and recommended for the Bad Trader's List over a cheap harddrive and a camera. *sigh*|
|Aphoericfirstname.lastname@example.org||06 Oct 2004|
|Has unresolved problems over at AnandTech. I found an e-mail addy for him in one of his threads so have contacted him about his problems over at AT. In the meantime, do not trade with him! This guy has not responded to my e-mail but has not posted here since I e-mailed him about his problems.|
|email@example.com||17 Sep 2005|
|Sold a DOA motherboard and DVD-Rom drive to an Agora trader in 2001, failed to answer emails from buyer or moderator , and then showed up here 4 years later, expecting everyone to forgive and forget. Until such time as he makes restitution he is suspended from any dealings in the Agora.
|BeloZero: The same person as Iggster, Rich3092 - aka Austin Laesch. All three have taken people for money and/or merchandise here at Ars. Do not deal with anyone with a mailing address in Peoria, IL without extreme caution!|
|Chevynutfirstname.lastname@example.org||06 Oct 2004|
|Has outstanding bad deals at a couple of other Forums. He's on the PCA list as Robert Long.|
|Dave Andersonemail@example.com||17 Jul 2006|
|Dave's BAC||[none]||06 Oct 2004|
|Revealed as hinderson, a member of the Bad Trader's List. Do not deal with this person.|
|Took money and has not shipped or communicated on one deal, and failed to communicate with mods concerning it, as asked. Suspended until further notice.|
|Same person as Etard and AcidFX who are both on the Bad Traders List over at PCA. However, he has agreed to have his Heatware combined to reflect his past problems, and understands that he might have to make (ship-first type) consolations in order to regain trust. Update: Currently suspended for not completing a deal in a timely fashion after being warned by Leavitron.|
|Suspended for questionable conduct during a failed deal, and infantile, anti-Agora- and anti-Ars- Guidelines public reactions and posts in Agora resulting from the failed deal. Do not deal with this person until he is (if ever) cleared to deal again in Agora by an Agora Mod.|
|GeForcefirstname.lastname@example.org||06 Oct 2004|
|(AKA ignitionator) Latest installment in the resurfaced troll genre. Note Guy Goldenberg and Aaron Nelson on the PCA List.|
|email@example.com||18 May 2003|
|Seems to share a name and address with Jason Parker, aka Brian Minard, a known troll and someone who has recently trolled using stolen Ars identities and Beerology. Suspended until confirmation is made, at which time a ban will occur.|
|Received two complaints about him on the same day. He suddenly dropped communication halfway through resolution.|
|firstname.lastname@example.org||06 Oct 2004|
|(TheTMeister) *sigh* Yet another ID. No rip-offs, but who is taking any chances with someone who keeps creating new IDs to circumvent a ban?!? It's only a violation of the PG, after all. Did I mention he has at least one unresolved here at Ars? Banned from the Forum on all three IDs.|
|Iggsteremail@example.com||06 Oct 2004|
The same person as BeloZero, Rich3092 - aka Austin Laesch. All three have taken people for money and/or merchandise here at Ars. Do not deal with anyone with a mailing address in Peoria, IL without extreme caution! Apparently returned this summer. He hasn't stuck his nose back in Agora, but let's be especially wary of this troll.
|firstname.lastname@example.org||06 Oct 2004|
|aka GeForce, etc.: Latest installment in the resurfaced troll genre. Note Guy Goldenberg and Aaron Nelson on the PCA List.|
|J_manemail@example.com||06 Oct 2004|
|This guy (Jman @ Ars) is an imposter of JMan over on PCA. Formerly known as Comp007, and having problems all over the place with that ID. I don't recommend dealing with this guy (without extreme caution) until he proves he has cleaned up his act. UPDATE! Have not seen this guy post in some time. Perhaps this list scared him off.|
|Two complaints in short order concerning his LCD bulk deal. He made one right after horrible communication and much dragging of his feet. He is now doing the same thing on the second one. He is completely untrustworthy at this time.|
|Jon has decided to disappear from the face of the earth. No communication with mods from several forums with several deals unfulfilled. If anyone sees him post, notify a mod immediately!|
|Lightstatic||17 Sep 2005|
|Has failed to ship a Powerbook. Has ignored buyer's and mod's emails.
|LorDZyGeNfirstname.lastname@example.org||06 Oct 2004|
|Unresolved deal here with no attempt to communicate. Unwelcome to post at Agora; please notify us if you run across him in another forum.|
|Madferrettemail@example.com||07 Apr 2006|
|Suspended from the entire Ars OpenForum Community on March 23, 2006. Joe has required more mod intervention than almost any trader I have dealt with. He had a FS thread up in Oct 2005 & was extremely slow shipping to ALL parties & still owes a trader a replacement drive that he has promised to ship at least 3 times over as many months. Joe’s consistently poor trading practices make doing business with him a risky venture at best.|
|Mag15firstname.lastname@example.org||06 Oct 2004|
|Gave bad contact information, and continued to open new FS threads after being Suspended and told to contact a Mod before posting any more. His ridiculously low prices, combined with an empty profile and the bad contact information are textbook Troll indicators to me. The unsecured E-gold account bothers me, as well.|
|Makaveli2email@example.com||06 Oct 2004|
|Caught trying to pass off another's evaluations as his own. So far has not responded to requests to explain this unimaginable breach of integrity.|
|Mr. Smallsfirstname.lastname@example.org||21 Oct 2003|
|Mr. Smalls, aka jmascio, aka Justin Mascio, has been re-added to the Banned List for extreme lack of timely response and deliberate falsehood about when/if he's going to ship.|
|MrBlackemail@example.com||06 Oct 2004|
|Has failed to send goods or refund the buyer $150 for more than two months. After much coercion, sent a partial package.|
|Msand9898firstname.lastname@example.org||06 Oct 2004|
|Way late on a deal, and is not maintaining regular communication.|
|email@example.com||06 Oct 2004|
|TheTMeister hath returned with a new Nic. Too bad he forget that he was Suspended, and that creating a new ID is violation of the PG.|
|firstname.lastname@example.org||06 Oct 2004|
|Dennis Pugliese, Fishkill, NY. Also known as redfi3ld on Anandtech, Zip Xavier on Ebay. I only got one refund by contacting his mother, and a second is being blown off. Stay away from this character, and expect to see him at PCA as soon as I can contact them.|
|Rich3092email@example.com||06 Oct 2004|
The same person as BeloZero, Iggster - aka Austin Laesch. All three have taken people for money and/or merchandise here at Ars. Do not deal with anyone with a mailing address in Peoria, IL without extreme caution! Apparently returned this summer. He hasn't stuck his nose back in Agora, but let's be especially wary of this troll.
|Has decided that Agora customers don't rate honest, timely service. One party still waiting for satisfaction on a deal made in March, and a second received a refund only after Mod intervention.|
|Rubber Soulfirstname.lastname@example.org||28 Jun 2003|
|RubberSoul is long overdue and noncommunicative on a deal in Agora, and having problems on other boards and newsgroups. Suspended from Agora until further notice.|
|email@example.com||07 Apr 2006|
|Banned from the entire Ars OpenForum Community on March 8, 2006. Sold ram to a trader here on Agora on 27 Oct 05. Still has not sent the ram or refunded the $24 to the buyer, despite numerous emails from the buyer and also emails from the mods to correct the situation. This despite the fact that he acknowledged receipt of the money and said on 23 Jan that he would have no problem sending the money back. Has not answered an email since.|
|Sk00lsUx69firstname.lastname@example.org||06 Oct 2004|
|He chose not to respond to some questions about some thread crapping he did. He further aggravated the situation by ignoring a given deadline.|
|Skriz||Skriz@MailOps.Com||06 Oct 2004|
|Although, apparently, nobody has actually been ripped off by this trader, he has more complaints against him for slow action than any trader who has been allowed to continue trading. We are no longer willing to condone his business practice, especially when his very presence at Agora was a "special approval" under Agora Guideline 1.1 for a registered business.|
|Temnaemail@example.com||09 Jul 2003|
|TheTMeisterfirstname.lastname@example.org||06 Oct 2004|
|Has been revealed as James Mead, a member of the Bad Trader's List. Suspended until such time as he is removed from that list.|
|trichomefarmer||17 Sep 2005|
|AKA: Flare Attempted to part out a computer in Agora, that he had sold as a whole unit on another forum.
|Trigunemail@example.com||06 Oct 2004|
|Has failed to deliver a laptop he sold or refund the buyer. Has also not answered my last email. Suspended until he corrects the situation.|
|firstname.lastname@example.org||06 Oct 2004|
|Long-term outstanding deals with two members of Agora have gone unresolved for long enough. Do not trade with this person.|
|Way late on at least one deal, and failed to communicate with mods concerning it, as asked. Suspended until further notice.|
|Zivilynbane1email@example.com||17 Sep 2005|
|NEW SEPT 10, 2005 ZivilynBane1
Mike has failed to pay for an item shipped to him over two months ago. He has again failed to live up to an agreement made with another party when a deal was struck. Further, he has failed to respond to the emails of the other party in the trade, or moderators.
Mike has been a problem trader since he was banned as "MDTZeppelin" some time ago & then signed up under a new nick in violation of guidelines. Mike has been given many chances to change his trading practices & has chosen not to do so. He is also listed on the PCA Traders to avoid list as Mike Daniels, aka MTDZepplin41, Echoes230 and Aerisat.
Mike is permanently banned from trading in the Agora.
|BigVincefirstname.lastname@example.org||07 Apr 2006|
|Has dropped out of sight leaving one deal unfinished and another apparently awry over a nonworking part.|
|email@example.com||15 Jan 2005|
|Very late on living up to a trade obligation with another member. Do not deal with this trader until further notice.|
|IgoBytefirstname.lastname@example.org||11 Nov 2006|
|November 01, 2006 - “IgoByte” (Igor), (email@example.com & firstname.lastname@example.org) Has pending trades with at least three traders from his for-sale thread started Sept. 10th, 2006, has been paid in all three cases & has not shipped. Has not replied to emails from traders or mods & last posted on Ars in his thread on Sept. 30th.
IgoByte is suspended from the Agora till all trading issues are resolved. Do not trade with IgoByte till the suspension is lifted. Posted by Dave (TangleWeb)
|Jimbojonesemail@example.com||06 Oct 2004|
|Failed to ship a paid for part. Hasn't responded to email, but also hasn't posted since that Agora thread. Status unknown.|
|firstname.lastname@example.org||17 Sep 2005|
| Involved in possibly the longest-running dispute ever. Received refund for something he was displeased with, but has yet to return it to seller.
|RaysMDemail@example.com||06 Oct 2004|
|This person has an outstanding problem over at AnandTech. He has not posted in the Agora, but has posted elsewhere in the OpenForum. Caution is advised.|
|Zorgonfirstname.lastname@example.org||06 Oct 2004|
|Identified as having outstanding problems at [H] and gen[M]ay. Do not trade with this person until investigation fully clears his name, which appears unlikely.|
|email@example.com||15 Jan 2005|
Sent only one of two payments for a laptop. Has posted in Agora but has failed to respond to multiple emails.
June 6, 2013 Alegria reported that Matt Ebert paid the $50 balance owed. This after Matt emailed mods to resolve issues that lead to his ban.