Anybody know STW member Watsontony?
I had a quick look at his forum ‘history’ before the deal so had no reservations about buying from him. It’s the lack of communication that’s of most concern tbh.
EDIT: Ah, that PB link doesn’t bode well! Cheers for the heads up, certainly seems like the same bloke.Posted 4 years ago
The banning on pinkbike is because of dodgy buying/selling. That it looks like he’s done it on two forums is a worry. I’ve pm’d the bloke on pinkbike in case they have his details but its doubtful
If you want to get his IP address, contact a chap on pinkbike called psyclist who is the scams mod. He can sort you out with the details (although you have to get the 5-0 involved)Posted 4 years ago
Thanks for that Flange.
£75 still seems a pathetic amount to commit fraud when he could have advertised something more valuable like a frame/forks and had a greater amount in one go? I suppose small amounts do add up and don’t cause much suspicion though. I’m wondering if he’s had his computer/accounts hacked?Posted 4 years ago
If anybody knows him in real life please point him to this thread or ask him to contact me.
There is something troubling about this sale thread:
It seems that at least two users have paid for the bars that Tony put up for sale; myself and ‘exupmonkey’. Tony has accepted paypal payments from both of us on Thursday and informed us both that the bars would be posted on Friday morning. Since then neither of us have had contact from Tony and he’s not answering any emails, obviously no sign of the bars in the post yet either.
I’m still pretty hopeful that all of this has been an oversight on Tony’s part, so if you know him please ask him to sort this out. Cheers.Posted 4 years ago
Your efforts are appreciated flange, cheers.
The ebay ad tallies with a house address in Blackburn that has come from a forum user who has bought and recieved from Tony in the past. That forum user also mentioned that his comms were poor so theres still hope I suppose.Posted 4 years agotomhowardSubscriber
Calm the **** down! It’s been less than 3 working days!
I don’t know tony personally, but from what he posts on here he seems a genuine guy, who iirc has commented on what manner of things he would do to a scammer, were he to lay hands on someone who had wronged him. He posts tons on here and has done for months so either he’s playing a very long game for £60, or y’all need to hang fire for a bit of clarification.
Set pitchforks to stand by. And tony, if you are reading this, you had better not let me down!!!Posted 4 years agoyunkiMember
that is a thoroughly well planned out and executed crime..
9 months and 38 pages of posting history all leading up the the crime of the century..
he sucks us all in, gains our trust.. painstakingly logging on every evening for a chat, all the while knowing that one day soon the right moment will come for him to strike..
The big payoff… all that hard work rewarded and he can retire and live off his £75 on some beach in the Bahamas
I reckon he’s probably fell off his bike at the weekend or got the shits or something.. maybe he’s lost his smartphone while he was out on the lash and can’t log on..?Posted 4 years ago
Well, we don’t know the circumstances around the pinkbike ban do we, it could be a very similar case to this one with a single complaint, or it could be months of abuse, we just don’t know…
As Yunki said, would be a very odd turn of events for a regular poster like that to suddenly attempt to pull a fast one for such a small sum.
Could be you both paid, and he emailed you both back not realising you’d both paid for the same item. I’ve actually done that one myself in the distant past when I had several things for sale at the same price and received multiple payments of the same amount, then realised after reading emails I’d apparently sold the same thing twice when I thought they were for different items. Factor that in with the sudden abrupt end to his postings and could be a lost phone or something…
I know on the face of it it looks grim but give the chap time to respond before you lynch him.Posted 4 years ago
@ mantastic-You assume wrong in my case. It’s not about the money, its the principle (if in fact it is a scam, yet to be fully confirmed I suppose).Posted 4 years ago
@amedias- thanks for phone number info, I noticed the number yesterday and the number cannot be connected! There are three of us still waiting for either contact or goods, its not just a mix up between two potential purchasers of one item.
@mikesmith- yes mate, I am aware of that but as I sais, its the principle.
I’m still hopeful of a reasonable resolution here, but, given that this forum is frequented by some lowlife, it’s only reasonable for us three to feel that this situation is just a wee bit stinky, time will tell. Cheers all.
I sent a paypal gift. I weighed up the risk- long term poster, low value item and sent payment as a gift (even though Tony didn’t specify a gift payment) as I have done in countless transactions before. If it works out that I loose that money, the only thing I will feel is sorry for Tony- he obviously has issues of greater importance than taking my 30 quid. Please don’t start the ‘told you so’ posts, they’re getting as tiresome as the endless wheel debates.
As I said above, I’m still hopeful that this will be resolved properly.Posted 4 years ago
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