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Old 07-02-2004, 11:48 PM
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Hi i just bought 2 obvious fakes from this guy off ebay going under the name of vintageman24
they look like he printed them out of matboard with a computer
card 1 1941 ted williams
card 2 1951 mantle
both cards are the same thickness,both seem to be just as ridged and they look like they were simply cut with a razor very sloppy.plus his ad says see scan it is the card you will receive and the williams does not have nearly the amount of border on the top as the piece of crap i got.
just wondering if anyone else knows about this guy
right now im just lookin for dirt on this guy
sorry for the sloppy post.

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Old 07-02-2004, 11:50 PM
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Posted By: jay behrens

Feldman is well known for selling fakes. His private feedback and private auctions should have been major red flags that something was not kosher. Also, his slaims of "sold as is" and "no refunds" should have sent you running for the hills. I think you've just learned a hard and somewhat expensive lesson.

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Old 07-03-2004, 12:04 AM
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the item says 1941 playball ted williams does not say reprint or being sold as a reprint. the card i got is differant than the one in the scan and it says look at the card it is the one you will receive.
I truly think this is a case of mail fraud.

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Old 07-03-2004, 12:20 AM
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Posted By: jay behrens

I suggest that you save a copy of the scan used in the auction. You can certainly look into fraud charges, but Feldman has been at this for awhile and I sure he knows plenty of loopholes. Not sure anyone has actually pressed charges against him though. I wish you luck if you do.

Jay

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Old 07-03-2004, 01:26 AM
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Posted By: steve k

Sounds like you got ripped-off for a good amount of money. Take the guy to small claims court. There are attorney websites and also books which can show you how to proceed with this easy to do and very effective means of getting your money back from crooks such as this. You could also call an attorney that specializes in collections, preferably from the crook's local area, who will do the legal work for you on a "contingency" basis for a percentage.

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Old 07-03-2004, 01:46 AM
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i really think his is a federal crime
screw small claims court
ill try my best because, i have found nothing but s%#t about this guy
glad i stumbled onto this site
thank you

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Old 07-03-2004, 11:12 AM
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Posted By: runscott

Garth is one of those typical small-town kids trying to make a few bucks on ebay through dubious means. Up until now he had always sold cards described as "reprints" in his auctions, and made pretty good money doing so;however, I guess $400 for a fake '33 Ruth started sounding better than $75.

I have had numerous email exchanges with Garth over the years - actually, he's very pleasant, but also very crooked.

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Old 07-03-2004, 01:34 PM
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Posted By: Joe P.

It makes the con job easier.

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Old 07-03-2004, 04:05 PM
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Posted By: warshawlaw

Contact the San Diego field office--they handled the Operation Foul Ball investigation and also had a role in the WIWAG investigation. If they can't help you, they can probably tell you who in the FBI would handle these investigations.

Turn this bastard in.

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Old 07-03-2004, 06:21 PM
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he responded to my email about the ted williams and told me he had 2 of and he could have sent me the wrong one by mistake.this fool is the biggest piece of crap.i already called the usps postal inspectors today,and ill call the fbi on tuesday.plus i still need to tell ebay.

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Posted By: tbob

If you paid with PayPal, alert them to cancel your transaction. If you paid by credit card, alert them and cancel the transaction.

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Posted By: Anonymous

check out the wording


http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=5103797600&ssPageName=STRK:MEWN:IT



plus its not even the card i got!!

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Old 07-04-2004, 11:33 AM
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Posted By: dan

His feedback is atrocious! Let me save you some time, don't write ebay, they do not care in the least. You can return item with signature confirmation and then file fraud through ebay. Ebay will keep $25 fees for this. Dan.

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Posted By: warshawlaw

I think that says it all about power sellers on ebay. Wear your negatives proudly, folks.

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Posted By: jay behrens

a PowerSeller with feedback under 98%, which is what I thought the cutoff was to bea Power Seller. We can only pray that eBay will soon get hit with a big enough law suit to make them change their ways, but not drive them out of business.

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Posted By: hankron

This list was made less than a week ago and at least 2 tips apply directly to this situation:

http://www.cycleback.com/beginnerstips.html

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Posted By: dan mckee

98% is the cutoff but again, ebay doesn't care. I wrote them about kingcollectibles who was still a powerseller with a 97% rating. They said they review everyone at certain times so when his next review came up, they would remove it. I said that it was embarrassing to the legit sellers with the powerseller emblem, ebay never wrote back.

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Greetings to all who have been victimized. Several years ago, I bought 2 cards from him which turned out to be fakes. Obviously he wasn't about to issue a refund.

I reported this incident to the national online fraud site and urge ALL of you to do the same. It was a huge surprise to be contacted by the US Secret Service and found he had been arrested (spent a couple days in jail) and was ordered to make restitution. Got about half my $$ back. The Secret Service agent was very empathetic and helpful. You could contact the Secret Service directly, but I'm not sure how well that would work.

In the meantime, spread the word to your collector friends to avoid buying anything from him.

Hope this info is helpful.

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