Sellers Beware ?
I know there's a Buyer Beware thread on here but I'd like to warn other members of a bad experience I've had selling parts to someone who posts on the Forum.
I'm not going to name him, he'll know who he is and if he reads this I hope that it will stir his conscience to do the right thing by me.
Back at the beginning of this year, he posted a request for Carter W1 parts. I contacted him because I had a working W1 and quite a few useful NOS parts (including metering rods and jets) for it. I'd gone over to a Daytona Universal and didn't need the carburettor any more. I contacted him to ask if he wanted it all for $80 plus $33 shipping from the UK. I'd spent a lot more than that buying and refurbishing the Carter.
He replied to say he wanted all the stuff but couldn't afford to pay me at the time. I replied that was no problem, I'd just hang on to it until he could let me have the money and I'd then send it over to him in the US.
He paid me using PayPal in mid February and I sent the carb and parts to him immediately by carrier.
I didn't hear anything at all from him but a couple of weeks later PayPal informed me the payment had been cancelled.
Since then, I've emailed him several times asking what the problem was. If it was a case of PayPal messing things up, he could just send me my money in cash. If he didn't like what I'd sent him, he could return it all to me and I'd refund his money straightaway with no questions asked and no hard feelings on my part.
He hasn't replied to any of my emails.
Perhaps he may have "The Virus" or there's some other good reason he hasn't replied but his silence has gone on for so long now that I think I've got to accept I've been tricked out of my property by him.
I've been fooling around with a Hudson for almost 25 years now, both in the HET and the ROC, and have made some of the best friends I'll ever have in the process. This Forum has been a great help to me and I'm extremely grateful to everyone who pitches in to help when I post a problem.
I think it's shameful that a cynical person has betrayed the trust, friendship and respect we all show each other on the Forum.
I sincerely hope no-one else will be abused by him in the way that I have been.