So about 2 months ago, I sent a money order to someone who had a Big Game pf listed on Mr. Pinball. He confirmed within days of me sending it that he received the payment and promised that it would be sent out the next Monday. That Monday came and went. We have been in semi regular email contact, but I have yet to receive the pf, and usually get a barrage of horrible news from the guy's personal life that he uses as excuses for why he hasn't shipped my pf along with a reassurance that he'll try to get it shipped out the next week.
This has put a really bad taste in my mouth about sending a money order for anything in the future. Why wouldn't a seller accept PayPal, especially if I agree to pay a premium to cover fees, unless they don't want the buyer to have any recourse? Had he accepted the payment through PayPal, I could have lodged a complaint and probably reversed the charges through my CC company. But what can I do since I've sent a money order?
The cost was low, so I took the risk. I understand that people can have bad things happen in their life, but is that a reason to screw someone over?
So I feel like I've either been scammed, or the guy just can't prioritize fulfilling his end of the deal.
Any advice on how to handle this? Short of sharing the seller's info (as he seems to have numerous things listed for sale) so others can avoid him, I don't know what I can do. What's a reasonable amount of time to wait before doing that?
Edit: Since we're now at 3 months since the seller confirmed receipt of my payment with no action on his part, I'm trying to get him blacklisted anywhere I can. Here's his info as it is displayed on Mr. Pinball. I'm not posting this information so that Pinsiders can harass him (please don't since nothing good will come of it), but merely so they can avoid purchasing anything from him.
2160 Athens Hwy.
Jefferson, GA. 30549
Post edited by winteriscoming : Updated with Seller Info