I don't want anyone else to get frauded by this scammer. And please read your Venmo payment options carefully or don't use. Use a credit card to backup your purchases. Never buy from someone you don't know or do extremely good due diligence. I did a lot of diligence, but not enough. I checked game photos through google images, I checked house addresses and google street view, I called to verify phone number, I verified other transactions on Venmo, but it was not enough.
https://user.xmission.com/~daina/classified/data/machines_for_sale.html and you can search for his email: [email protected]
> #Checkpoint, 1991 Data East: $2500
> Player's condition #Checkpoint working 100% OK without errors. The artwork of the playfield looks in good condition with some small
> retouches. The surface was cleaned and a new set of rubbers was installed. Backglass is in excellent condition. Original coin box is
> included along with a copy of the manual & schematics. Christopher
> Fort Worth, Texas Posted: 7 September 2022
> Game plays 100% and everything works including shaker motor and spinning wheel behind back glass. Game is basically plug and play.
> 5225 Cross Plains Ct, Forth Worth, TX 76126 8172904186
I paid him on Dec 30 and no machine has arrived nor will arrive. No tracking information was the key light bulb. There are dozens more things I should have noticed. If it makes YOU feel better you can point them out and pour salt in my wounds. LOL. But it is not necessary.
That all turned out to be total bull. Nothing was true and I knew better. Just don't want anyone getting scammed. If you know of this guy please by all means turn him into the authorities. I've got several investigations underway, but it is likely a lost cause. I know the pinball community is not made up of losers like this. He will get banned, (at least that set of fake names) from the pinball classified. And who knows these facebook and instagram could be fake. Stay vigilant my friends.