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Bad Ripped off, why can't I leave feedback?

Discussion in 'FEEDBACK: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly!' started by TStatesboro, Sep 2, 2020.

  1. TStatesboro

    TStatesboro Gold Member Gold Member

    63
    Jul 11, 2007
    After ~100 knife forum transactions over 20 years, I finally hit a bad one, (and of course it was a F&F transaction).

    Bought a knife Aug 16th ago from this thread. Seller thanked me for the cash and then stopped responding. After multiple attempts to contact, I'm giving up. (There are lots of details I'm leaving out about this guy, for now.)

    Seller is still active on this board. When I try to leave feedback on the transaction, I'm getting this error using the same URL linked above, "Invalid thread specified. You can leave feedback only for the starter of the thread or if you have started the thread." Do I have to reply to the thread before I can leave feedback on it?
     
  2. Winston_Smith

    Winston_Smith Gold Member Gold Member

    243
    Oct 18, 2019
    That sucks, sorry to hear this.

    Yes, you do need to have posted in the thread in order to leave feedback.

    Good luck resolving this if you decide to pursue it any further, and get ready for a crap ton of "don't do F&F" comments, you may want to lock this so you don't have to read them all.

    Winston
     
  3. LEGION 12

    LEGION 12

    Jan 8, 2009
    Yes you have to post in the original thread to leave feedback .
     
  4. powernoodle

    powernoodle Power Member

    Jul 21, 2004
    Its possible (or likely) that I missed something, but is it too late to post in the original thread thus giving you feedback rights?

    And yeah, that's a lot of money to send a stranger with no option of recourse. :(
     
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  5. PheonixKingZ

    PheonixKingZ Basic Member Basic Member

    435
    Aug 9, 2020
    Leave feed back on that thread. That's terrible this happened to you man. :(
     
  6. tinfoil hat timmy

    tinfoil hat timmy

    Aug 21, 2014
    Thread is still open. Give him hell.
     
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  7. LastRodeo

    LastRodeo Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Nov 2, 2013
    Hurry up and post in that thread before he locks it.
     
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  8. PirateSeulb

    PirateSeulb

    Jun 6, 2017
    Posting as F&F is also against forum rules I think it is allowed when a G&S option is also presented but otherwise that post began by breaking the rules.
     
  9. fishface5

    fishface5 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 3, 2001
    You should also post the email or whatever written record of the transaction
    He was last active today at 12:07 pm
     
  10. PheonixKingZ

    PheonixKingZ Basic Member Basic Member

    435
    Aug 9, 2020
    Have you brought this to the attention of the moderators?
     
  11. KingMC

    KingMC The Pun-isher Super Mod Moderator Platinum Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    F&F is STRONGLY discouraged but not against the rules.
     
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  12. PirateSeulb

    PirateSeulb

    Jun 6, 2017
    I thought a rule had been made that F&F could only be posted with G&S but hard to keep track of the rules when I don't use the sales forum much myself.
     
  13. KingMC

    KingMC The Pun-isher Super Mod Moderator Platinum Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    Yes. Any feedback transaction has to have posts from both parties in the deal thread to deter fraudulent feedback.
     
  14. KingMC

    KingMC The Pun-isher Super Mod Moderator Platinum Member

    Jul 25, 2014
    We do have a link to the current Exchange Rules at the top of every subforum in the Exchange including this one, just so anybody can see the current rules easily.

    https://www.bladeforums.com/help/exchange-rules/

    Per Section 2.1d of the Exchange rules: "Paypal "friends & family" is STRONGLY DISCOURAGED. This is for your protection."
     
  15. Worldwatcher

    Worldwatcher Gold Member Gold Member

    799
    Dec 19, 2015
    It appears he was on the forum a couple hours ago! @Nighthawk88420 explain yourself...
     
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  16. TStatesboro

    TStatesboro Gold Member Gold Member

    63
    Jul 11, 2007
    Thanks for the info guys. I've since found a lot of information out about the seller, extensive criminal history, ripping off people on other forums, etc. I should've at least Google'd the guy's name first.

    As for F&F, I knew the warnings and ignored them. Maybe it's just my luck, but the knife community has been the most honest group of folks I've ever dealt with and I just let my guard down. I just got sloppy.
     
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  17. Monofletch

    Monofletch Gold Member Gold Member

    Jan 14, 2010
    Yet you only have 2 feedback?
    Had it been me — His 2 feedback would have sent a sea of red flags!!!
     
  18. knifethetank

    knifethetank Gold Member Gold Member

    445
    Dec 18, 2018
    sorry to hear about your bad transaction, I don't know how some people sleep at night, maybe it will work out for you, hopefully with you leaving bad feedback it will help others
     
  19. tinfoil hat timmy

    tinfoil hat timmy

    Aug 21, 2014
  20. TStatesboro

    TStatesboro Gold Member Gold Member

    63
    Jul 11, 2007
    I'm including several knife forums in that count, primarily Microholics, but yeah, even my most recent transaction has yet to leave feedback. I've never asked people to leave it and I'm not great at leaving it either. Perhaps I need to improve in that area.
     

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