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Who is John Wort? And why did he ruin my pinball buying experience


By splitskull

1 year ago



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    #1 1 year ago

    Who is John Wort? Because apparently not knowing who HE is, will result in not being able to buy a pinball on Pinside.

    So, I see an ad in Marketplace for a pin.

    I make an offer. The seller declines and comes back with an offer:

    no mine is too nice. boards were sent to john wort. i have 2700 into it. 2000 and you will be happy with it. one of the nicest i have seen.

    That's fine. So I go back and ask for more pics:

    Not sure who is john wort and what he has to do with all of this, but can you take a few pics of the playfield with the glass off. Also the boards. And the display is the original or pinscores/led?

    And he is like....

    i wont sell to you
    thanks
    thays what john wort has to do with this

    wtf?!? This should be up there in the FAQ notes.

    #2 1 year ago

    Sounds like a petulant seller to me. What game?

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    #4 1 year ago

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    #5 1 year ago

    John Wart, Jr.
    John has a profile on here, but hasn't been around in a while.
    He does board repair by mail and also sells pinball game roms. His business is thatpinballplace.com.
    Had some personal issues and got behind in his work. His storefront has been down for a while.

    Don't see what any of that has to do with your purchase going off the rails though.

    Edit: re-read the back and forth. Looks like the seller decided you were asking too many questions. Chalk it up as a "No" and move on. Some things just weren't meant to be.

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    #6 1 year ago

    So a guy is selling a pin for $2700. you offer $2000. and you want to blame no sale on J. Wart Jr. ?

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    #7 1 year ago
    Quoted from splitskull:

    Who is John Wort?

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    #8 1 year ago

    Weird post all around.

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    #9 1 year ago
    Quoted from TenaciousT:

    So a guy is selling a pin for $2700. you offer $2000. and you want to blame no sale on J. Wart Jr. ?

    no...the seller said he had 2700 into it but would accept 2k

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    #10 1 year ago

    What machine was for sale for 2k that you thought was too steep..?

    #11 1 year ago

    Lol, funny.

    #12 1 year ago

    It doesn't look like JWjr had anything to do with it. Simply being mentioned...

    Oh, eyeroll, I get.

    #13 1 year ago

    Seller?

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    #15 1 year ago

    People can be weird. Some new pinside member who was also anonymous with no stats wanted to buy a pin I had up. They made a lowball offer. I asked for more information about them before any talk of buying happened because it was a long-distance sale. They said they were famous because they were on Shark Tank and I should google them and then get back to them. Yeah, right. If they can't do basic things to let me know about them AND they're a new pinside account AND they're anonymous, that's three strikes. No sale, I don't care how much of a legend they are in their own mind.

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    #16 1 year ago
    Quoted from vireland:

    People can be weird. Some new pinside member who was also anonymous with no stats wanted to buy a pin I had up. They made a lowball offer. I asked for more information about them before any talk of buying happened because it was a long-distance sale. They said they were famous because they were on Shark Tank and I should google them and then get back to them. Yeah, right. If they can't do basic things to let me know about them AND they're a new pinside account AND they're anonymous, that's three strikes. No sale, I don't care how much of a legend they are in their own mind.

    Was it Mark Cuban?

    #17 1 year ago

    Maybe seller didn't want to deal with a newbie that will get a steal on a machine and then harass him after the sale.
    Not saying you're a newb but perhaps that was his impression by you not knowing John Wart.
    Move on. Tons of other games out there. Let it go.

    #18 1 year ago
    Quoted from dgoett:

    Maybe seller didn't want to deal with a newbie that will get a steal on a machine and then harass him after the sale.
    Move on. Tons of other games out there. Let it go.

    he's been on as long as you..newbie

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    #19 1 year ago

    5 years here and you don't know who John Wart is?

    #20 1 year ago
    Quoted from fosaisu:

    Was it Mark Cuban?

    Haha. No idea, but I seriously doubt it. Didn't bother googling anything. Seemed more like they were a sad-sack contestant than one of the sharks.

    #21 1 year ago

    Maybe he just didn’t want to ship to Canada. Could be anything. Don’t take it personally. There are all kinds of people in any hobby. If he acts like this then you probably don’t want to get into a business transaction with him anyway.

    #22 1 year ago
    Quoted from vireland:

    People can be weird. Some new pinside member who was also anonymous with no stats wanted to buy a pin I had up. They made a lowball offer. I asked for more information about them before any talk of buying happened because it was a long-distance sale. They said they were famous because they were on Shark Tank and I should google them and then get back to them. Yeah, right. If they can't do basic things to let me know about them AND they're a new pinside account AND they're anonymous, that's three strikes. No sale, I don't care how much of a legend they are in their own mind.

    "Shark Tank" discount? Finally people can stop using the ole' "wife/girlfriend is only letting me spend $X on a pin" excuse. Shark Tank discount is in town !

    #23 1 year ago
    Quoted from dgoett:

    Maybe seller didn't want to deal with a newbie that will get a steal on a machine and then harass him after the sale.
    Not saying you're a newb but perhaps that was his impression by you not knowing John Wart.
    Move on. Tons of other games out there. Let it go.

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    #24 1 year ago
    Quoted from Gryszzz:

    5 years here and you don't know who John Wart is?

    I have no clue who that is

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    #25 1 year ago

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    #26 1 year ago

    The seller was John Wart, Sr.

    #27 1 year ago
    Quoted from vireland:

    They said they were famous because they were on Shark Tank

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    #28 1 year ago

    He's one of the best board repairmen in the country. Last time I checked it was a 2 month wait. He's a busy guy. Nevertheless sayin that bullshit to the op is some dickish behavior.

    #29 1 year ago
    Quoted from presqueisle:

    Weird post all around.

    But is it as weird as the thread trying to sell/trade a used set of cowboy boots?

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    #30 1 year ago

    sorry to op. but this is what happened. i have a space station for sale.listed at 2100 firm. op offers 1750.00. very nice space station. all new plastics, new blue ramp, mew translight, all new leds,rubbers, new space station, shopped and i told him boards were shopped by john wart. please see messages between us.
    i really am not looking to get bad feedback or hassles from anybody so when i believe prospective buyer might be problematic i stay away. please see my feedback and know that i always strive to sell a game and for the experience to be pefect for the buyer. sorry if i came off as a dick but i really dont want hassles ot negative feedback. now let the discussion begin.

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    #31 1 year ago

    Who's got some cowboy boots for sale?

    #32 1 year ago

    I posted this only for your amusement. Doesn't matter the seller's name, or game. Noone asked anything about shipping or harassing after. Is not the first time I buy something on Pinside.

    Also whoever is John Wort has nothing to do with our chatt.

    robotron negative feedback? Heh... not from me. Don't worry about it. You sell to whoever you feel like.

    #34 1 year ago
    Quoted from Gryszzz:

    Who's got some cowboy boots for sale?

    Daddy needs a new pair of shoes?

    #35 1 year ago
    Quoted from robotron:

    when i believe prospective buyer might be problematic i stay away.

    Rules to live by!

    However that can whittle down the buying pool to a very few.

    #36 1 year ago

    How 'boot(sic) them Villanova Wildcats?

    #37 1 year ago

    So was John named after the Saint or the herb?

    #38 1 year ago
    Quoted from splitskull:

    Noone asked anything about shipping or harassing after

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    #39 1 year ago
    Quoted from fosaisu:

    Daddy needs a new pair of shoes?

    Boots. Not shoes.

    #40 1 year ago
    Quoted from Gryszzz:

    He's one of the best board repairmen in the country. Last time I checked it was a 2 month wait. He's a busy guy.

    I thought he was back logged because, the last thread on John said he was going through a mid life crisis.

    Is he still taking people's money with no communication?

    Weird...

    #41 1 year ago

    Patience grasshopper.

    #42 1 year ago
    Quoted from mcluvin:

    So was John named after the Saint or the herb?

    John was Herb's brother, who in fact was a Saint, he invented wort remover that I used as a kid to remove wort's I had.

    #43 1 year ago

    John Wort sounds like the guy that was on Craigslist offering pinball lessons and serving ham and cheese sandwiches along with some Shasta.

    #44 1 year ago
    Quoted from TractorDoc:

    But is it as weird as the thread trying to sell/trade a used set of cowboy boots?

    My mistake. Weirdness matched, on the way to walking right past them boots.

    #45 1 year ago

    Deli meats and goofy ass cowboy boots.

    #46 1 year ago
    Quoted from Gryszzz:

    Boots. Not shoes.

    USED Boots!!!!

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    #47 1 year ago

    “i wont sell to you
    thanks
    thays what john wort has to do with this”

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    #48 1 year ago

    Isn’t it against the rules to post other people’s PM’s? If not, it should be. It’s certainly a pretty lame move.

    #49 1 year ago
    Quoted from pezpunk:

    Isn’t it against the rules to post other people’s PM’s? If not, it should be. It’s certainly a pretty lame move.

    There's a d2m threshold rule. Pretty sure this one passed.

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