This is a 'horse of a different color' thing folks. It's not your usual order problem. It involves an international transaction by a friend of mine, where the sending bank in Europe and Mike's receiving bank in New Jersey indicate he received a LARGE amount of money for a very big order. The banks have already traced it.
Problem is, he vacillates a lot and will not give substantial answers to inquiries by the guy who ordered the items, and he mostly talks in circles. Very difficult to communicate with! Banks indicate he has the money in his account, but he won't ship the items. He says he doesn't have the money.
This should have been easily addressed, but he will not answer the phone (I have phoned all day today) or if he does, he has a different story each time. He becomes defensive and filled with excuses. One minute he says the money is there, the next time he says he doesn't have it.
I PERSONALLY have had great results ordering from him. But there is something strange going on with this particular problem. We have discovered he does not own a store-front business, and operates out of a ghost mailbox service. I have had numerous discussions with the Better Business Bureau of Brick, New Jersey, and the Consumer Protection Agency there. He is not registered with the BBB, and he has made himself an 'invisible business'. Authorities have related to me it could be difficult to track him down.
I appreciate all your responses. I'm like most of you, I don't want his business to be in trouble. He has great prices and things that are hard to find. We all NEED a MAD Amusements. I use him frequently. I just don't think he is much of a businessman, has shoddy bookkeeping, and when he HAS talked with me on the phone, he sounds like he is on the verge of a nervous breakdown.
I don't want to reveal much more here, but in two weeks if he can't come forward with 'proof positive' that will refute all the bank transaction receipts that shows he has the money, legal action is going to take place. And I hate it.
If we find out that he is totally innocent and some strange thing happened with the money, I will be the first to QUICKLY post on here that he was not at fault. If he would just cooperate and not have anger issues, this mystery might be solved quickly and without third party intervention.