(11-06-2012 06:15 AM)rayeates Wrote: Thanks for posting, Dave! I hope that this does not put you off on trading here on Beckett, as this was an isolated incident. The registered mail is a good thing to do, IF the other trader upholds to it. They can easily wait for you to send off, say that they are sending the next day... whatever the excuse, and just not bother shipping. Which is the case here.
Dave Perkins said that he had shipped his end of the agreements, and everyone believed him because he had a stellar feedback and reputation.He marked the trades as shipped, but then came up with the excuse that his Uncle had gone into the hospital and had a near fatal incident. We all felt for him and told him to take his time. Make sure that life was secured first before the hobby. This bode him more time to get things situated for himself, and what happened was he did nothing of the sort. He owes me a pretty hefty couple of cards, and I am on the lower end.
This site is all about trust. You have to build that trust within the community by posting to the boards; commenting on others' threads; sharing your opinion; and trading (expect to have to send first on your first 20-or-so trades) with other members. He did all of that, and then fudged really hard over everyone's trust in him.
I personally want to get to the bottom of this, and I am sure that everyone that has posted on here does too. He is obviously selling or trading if I have found my former card on eBay, and he needs to replace return or honor his trades. I am glad to see the cdnhulk and a few others did not accept trades with him while this was all going on. It is less victims that have to go through this.
Thanks again for your post, and if you have any questions about the site or trading, just give one of the more experienced members a nod. We are always willing to help out!