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Lobby Cards Sold By baddadnpa, Take Two

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Lobby Cards Sold By baddadnpa, Take Two#1
Posted: 6/18/08 at 3:55pm
About a month ago, baddadnpa posted a huge number of lobby cards which he said he was selling because he needed the money to pay doctors' bills. I selected one of those: a lobby card for the touring show of "Lena Horne: The Lady And Her Music". The cost was $45, which included postage and handling. I arranged to send him a postal money order for that amount to the name and address which he provided to me. That was the last I heard from him. He has not sent the lobby card, he has not responded to a letter which I wrote to him, he has not responded to a PM which I sent him, and when I tried to call him on the telephone the information operator said that she had no number for that person at that address.

Yesterday I posted an angry entry, with the same information as above, but also providing the name and address which he gave me. The post used the word "Scam" , which is what I feel baddadnpa is perpetrating. The post was responded to by about 8 people, and then the thread was deleted in its entirety, I assume by the moderator of this Board. So far I have not received an answer to the E-Mail that I sent to the moderator.

I would still be interested in knowing if anyone else was the victim of what I believe to be a scam, or if anyone actually received a lobby card after paying baddadnpa. Responders to my post included someone who successfully paid for and received a theatre ticket from him. So, he is still alive somewhere.
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A) You offer no PROOF that any of this actually happened.

B) This is not small claims court.
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*Face slap*

This is why you don't buy stuff from random strangers you don't really know online - if it even happened. Never send someone a check in the mail because there is no guarantee that you will get it!
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That's why I suggested eBay.
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If you would have paid him by PayPal, you could have gotten a refund.

You essentially mailed him cash. That offers you no security should something like this happen.
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Seems kind of strange as his last posts were on May 18th which mentioned the sale of his Lobby Card collection. Either something terribly wrong happened, or he just up and ran with the funds he received.
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As I said in the deleted thread, I have bought a ticket from him in the past without incident.

I also had offered to buy one of his offerings on the last thread but had asked if I could hold off a few weeks, which he said I could. But I haven't heard back from him since, so perhaps something is wrong.
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Gypsy9, was your check cashed?
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Never send someone a check in the mail because there is no guarantee that you will get it!

Not totally true- do a trace and prove that the money order was cashed, and you can then file a mail fraud complaint with the USPS. I had to do that against an eBay seller once wayback in the day- my emails went unanswered, and then started getting bounced back to me; I went the mail fraud complaint route and I don't know what the USPS does on their end, but I had my item in like the next seven days.
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More importantly. Why would you buy anything from a member called BadDadnPa?
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Very odd.

I bought a South Pacific ticket from him (paid via Paypal) and got it in the mail from him a week later. Ticket was legitimate and a fantastic seat.

He did mention he had fallen ill, hence having to sell the tickets. Wasn't sure if this story is true, but corresponds with the disappearance.
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Maybe he died. Your anger forced upon the world at large is far more important than someone's health, amirite?
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When the initial post came out, I sent him funds via Paypal for an autographed lobby card. He then advised that when he took the poster out it contained a crease and that he refunded my money. My money was refunded into my Paypal account.
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Geez, alive doesn't mean healthy. He did say illness forced him to sell the collection, perhaps he has fallen too ill to respond to your inquiries. Don't be so quick to judge.

On the other hand. If you have been "scammed"; the money is lost. It's your own fault. He didn't put a gun to your head. You elected to send money to a stranger. There's no sense spouting your angst in a thread because you used questionable judgement. Common sense trumps trust every time Gypsy9. Learn from it and move on.