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Scam Alert blainec86

Discussion in 'FEEDBACK: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly!' started by Beerman2982, Mar 29, 2019.

  1. Beerman2982

    Beerman2982 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 6, 2017
    I made a deal with blainec86 on March 17th for a Koenig Arius. I paid for the knife via PayPal a little over an hr after payment information was provided also provided my shipping address (although it was a G&S deal and was already provided). It was St. Patty’s day so I gave him a few days. I contacted him again on March 19th asking if he received the payment and got no response. At this time I contacted the forum about the issue. Finally on the 22nd I still hadn’t heard anything from him so I filed a PayPal dispute. That evening I get a message from him saying he had a family emergency and had just got back to town and was gonna ship the knife the next morning (23rd). So he we are on the 29th and he hasn’t attempted to make this deal right or even contact me about a refund or making things right. DO NOT DEAL WITH THIS PERSON!
    rexromic, MJ713, SharpTac and 3 others like this.
  2. knarfeng

    knarfeng senex morosus moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator

    Jul 30, 2006
  3. SeppukuSamurai


    Aug 19, 2014
    I've not purchased from this member but I have corresponded with him in the past.

    I think he might have been on vacation, can't quite recall, but he was not consistent with responding but he did eventually respond....

    Your situation has travaled far outside of the norm. I would follow through with my PayPal dispute.


    Oct 31, 1998
    That's more than ample time to ship, I too would advise follow through with the PayPal dispute
  5. JD Mandrell

    JD Mandrell Gold Member Gold Member

    Apr 20, 2001
    It never ceases to amaze me how often "family emergencies" seem to correspond with someone owing money or a knife...............................
    jbmonkey, Lapedog, Quiet and 16 others like this.
  6. JohnWE

    JohnWE Basic Member Basic Member

    Dec 7, 2013
    When you don't have the means to pay or the product to ship, it becomes a "family emergency". Same thing happens to people's computers, they only work correctly when receiving funds...
    Quiet and JD Mandrell like this.
  7. jceckrosh

    jceckrosh KnifeMaker / Craftsman / Service Provider Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Mar 2, 2016
    Yeah, 12 days is unacceptable no matter what. If I sold a knife and my wife, or my son, were in the hospital, I could still get it in the mail in the morning before heading back there. That is a ridiculous delay.
    Liberty43 likes this.
  8. Heirphoto


    Jun 13, 2007
    Since you can print a shipping label right from a Paypal G&S transaction there is really no excuse to not ship in a timely fashion
  9. Beerman2982

    Beerman2982 Platinum Member Platinum Member

    Aug 6, 2017
    Luckily I use PayPal credit for all my knife purchases and this was a G&S so I’m protected. Now that this is a claim they can’t charge me interest. This is the first time this has happened to me and have made transactions on here, IG, and YouTube. I am afraid this one destroyed my want for the Arius though.
    SharpTac, skyhorse and Liberty43 like this.
  10. Lone_Wolfe

    Lone_Wolfe Dazed and Confused Platinum Member

    May 3, 2011
    Don't give up on getting an Arius just because of this, they're great knives. But as the others have said, escalate the claim and get your $$$ back.
    Lance Leon, MJ713 and MechanixOfChaos like this.
  11. Gastonknife

    Gastonknife Gold Member Gold Member

    Dec 15, 2008
    Hope it works out in the end . Keep us posted .
    XtianAus and TexMac like this.
  12. MJ713

    MJ713 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 25, 2019
    He is trying to sale/scam now
  13. Boru13

    Boru13 Super Moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator Pirate

    Apr 25, 2000
  14. Fixall

    Fixall Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 26, 2018
  15. Boru13

    Boru13 Super Moderator Staff Member Super Mod Moderator Pirate

    Apr 25, 2000
  16. sliceofaloha

    sliceofaloha Gold Member Gold Member

    Oct 4, 2018
    Hot mess! Glad Boru is refereeing.
    SharpTac and MJ713 like this.
  17. Peter Hartwig

    Peter Hartwig Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 29, 2008
    Good job of warning, but so far it seems to no avail-unbelievable
    MJ713 likes this.
  18. Chrisj1974

    Chrisj1974 Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 4, 2018
    Hi Guys

    The thing is, I have previously purchased a Norseman #1262 from Blaine and that deal went OK, but still just a little wary as he does tend to drop off the radar quite regularly and there is a large cash outlay in question. He says he refunded the member for the Arius, so he defo needs to jump on this thread ASAP to clear his name because saying nothing will not make it go away!

    GH9000 likes this.
  19. Peter Hartwig

    Peter Hartwig Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 29, 2008
    If you decide to go through with it, I suggest you use PP G&S and pay that with a credit card. You will likely be able to recover your money.
    So far the OP hasn't updated that he received a refund, and winning a PP dispute is not really the same.
    Also why didn't the seller mail the knife as promised?-no refund would be needed
    benchwarmer380 and MJ713 like this.
  20. MJ713

    MJ713 Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 25, 2019
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2019
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