(04-03-2013 07:31 AM)Burmalocity Wrote: Hey bro, I make a ton of trades and everyone I have dealt with is satisified... Obviously, I don't take the fun out of it for a majority... The only reason I take the fun out of it for you, is because I call you out on your BS. You know what takes the fun out of the hobby?? People running "competitions" and then "winning" everyone's cards when they had nobody else really had a chance to begin with.
There is no feasible way that a $5 card was turned into a Pujols Auto without some type of shady business going down... I don't know what exactly went down, but something isn't adding up.
And let's not lie to anybody here, clearly your last thread was deleted because you were called out and you were shook that people would educate themselves by reading it.
Let's also be honest about another topic, you never liked me ever since you sent me a few insulting offers that I declined. I didn't want to trade in your favor or take your basic crap off your hands for my higher end stuff and that's when this all started. Sorry that I wasn't the naive newbie that you were hoping to take advantage of. Between that and you trying to act like a moderator on the message baords, you were already on a my short list of people I try to stay away from on this site. Then when I read about things like this shady stuff going down, it just sets me off. You wonder why the newer members of this site get turned off so quickly and leave? It's because situations like these make it very hard to trust anyone. Had I been in this competition, I would had been super pissed that I basically just gave you one of my higher end cards. People running a competition shouldn't be allowed to participate, and the participants also should only send their card directly to the winner at the end of it, and the moderators should be the judges. Just throwing some suggestions out there.
(04-03-2013 07:34 AM)greekgoony Wrote: Not sure what is causing this from you, but not really a class move and shows the type of person you are. Sure...there are personality conflicts and they happen all the time, but I think you took it a little too far here.
Good luck Derek.... we will miss you here. You have been a class act as far as I am concerned.
(04-03-2013 07:48 AM)greekgoony Wrote: Look, I have no problem calling someone out if you have proof. The problem is people make accusations all the time here and can't support it. In the end it usually makes the accuser look like a fool. We are a community that should look out for each other, but there are proper ways to go about it. If you have concerns about a trader, talk to a mod first and they will handle it.
(04-03-2013 07:39 AM)Burmalocity Wrote: I don't think it is a legit goodbye... He will be back! Another member previously posted it earlier that he is constantly coming and going... Get over it, I don't like to cause trouble, but I am not going to stand by when I see something doesn't seem right... Sorry if you disagree, you are entitled to your opinion as am I. I think it looks bad that he deleted the original thread, and all this stems from me agreeing with another poster who mentioned more or less, the same stuff I did.
I just don't understand how non-organized competitions like these can be ran through a beckett message board, without be moderated in some fashion by the Beckett site itself.
(04-03-2013 07:49 AM)chgolf82 Wrote: And for the record, the competitor was legit from day one. I witnessed the entire thing and each of the trades were good trades. People dont mind giving up a little bit extra if they are getting a card for a PC player that they could really use.
(04-03-2013 08:03 AM)dbroockerd Wrote: So does that mean the guy who turned his $5 card into a Mattingly, or the one who turned it to a Ryan, or the one who turned it to a Miggy Auto which later somehow became a Mantle, etc all cheated too?
You calling a lot of members shady when you make these comments man. There were at least 40 traders involved in making this competition happen. Many of which are highly respected traders. You may be digging a grave here with these comments.
For you to accuse me because I won is crazy. Especially since I offered in week one to not keep any winnings because for me it was about the fun. I should also mention the competition was not even my idea. I was asked to run it and agreed.
Guys like you are what made this site what it was for me to begin with. A class act who just simply wants to build a nice collection and be fair with others in doing so. I never expected to see eye to eye with everyone but I always expected to be considered an honest trustworthy person. If even one person doesn't trust me I take that every personal.
Good luck to you man. I hope others see in you what I did and continue to send to Canada. It's worth any extra cost to trade with a guy like you.
(04-03-2013 07:59 AM)crazyforkinsler5 Wrote: Hey Derek, I think it's obvious what most people on this site think of you. You're a class act and one that will be truly missed.
You did great things around here from the Secret Santa, gift threads, contests, etc., and kept a lot of us around when we were thinking about leaving amidst all of the mishaps by the site itself.
It's ashamed 1 bad apple had to try and make you look so bad. I think it's safe to say the positives will weed that negative out.
You're one of the best in the hobby and will surely be missed. Take care and good luck moving forward with whatever "project" comes next.