I realize this isn't the first post about this dude on the forum, and I should have trusted my gut as I've always known he is shady, but he got me too. I have bought pins from him in the past and never had any big issues (other than exaggerations of game quality, and him being very pushy). However, after awhile, these things started to really bother me and I decided I wouldn't buy from him again. Years went by and he would contact me trying to sell pins (being very pushy) and I always declined. Then just a few weeks ago he had a machine I needed (TSPP) and it was the right price for me so I reluctantly did the deal. I wired him the money ($4300 for a nice shopped, clean TSPP that he sent pictures of). I told him I would send in NAVL and he gave me his pick up address in NJ. A week went by and he "got called out of town because his mother was sick" and he explained that he needed to arrange the shipping himself for some reason that made no sense and I should wire him another $400 to cover NAVL costs. I told him that this sounded very odd, but that I would send him the money AFTER the machine picked up and I had a tracking number. He reluctantly agreed (he seriously wanted me to wire him another $400 after he'd already had $4300 of mine for a week).
After getting very suspicious, I called NAVL myself and discovered the machine was actually picking up out of California. Hmmmm... Did Gary forget where he placed his machine? OK, fine. He bought it from some random dude and was going to try to not let me see where it came from (as if I was born yesterday). As long as it was the same machine I got pictures of, I would be OK with it and and never do business with him again. Then I got the machine. TOTALLY different machine. The pictures he sent had NO wear around the start button and the machine I got the paint is all rubbed off in a huge area. This was just one of the many things I found, but clearly it was a different machine. I contacted Gary telling him what a piece of S@%*t I have always thought he was and he apologized explaining that "he sold this TSPP to this CA guy a few months ago and he was going to find out what was going on." Oh and somewhere during all of this BS his mom actually passed away!!!!! I am pretty certain that is also false. I told Gary that I didn't care what he was going to work out with this guy - I either wanted to return the machine and get my money back or he owed me some money back for selling me a heavily routed machine that I could have bought at a fraction of the price. That was two days ago and I have not heard anything since.
Just wanted to share my thoughts and terrible experience with this guy. Luckily this is business for me, so I will be able to clean the machine up and not come out at a huge loss. But to anyone else, STAY AWAY! He absolutely cannot be trusted and everything that comes out of his mouth is a lie.