I was corresponding through email with BigC. Its not that I dont trust his work but hes out of town at the moment hence my post. I think im running out of time. Maybe someone near his home town could help me out. Heres the emails with BigC and I
Hello there. This is kendogg from AT Forums. sigh...I dont know where to start. Actually this is not what you think it is. Its actually a deal outside of AT. Its from the recycler. I put an ad up for my dell inspiron 8200. The buyer calls me (his name is Harold Perkins and lives in virginia) and claims that his wife works in Orange county, Souther california. He said that she needed a laptop and she saw my ad in the recycler, then forwarded the info to Harold. Stupid STUPID me suggested a cross shipment. I sent the laptop out fedex 2day air. And he said that he would send a check in the amount of 1645 shipped. So we agreed to call eachother the day of and exchange tracking #'s. Well I did my part of the deal and tried calling him but his phone would go straight to voicemail. So I did not hear from Harold that day (monday November 18). November 19th Harold calls me in the afternoon and says, "hey I didnt hear from you yesterday" I told him that I couldnt get through because it kept going to voicemail. He stated that his phone has bad service... so then I gave him the tracking# but he claims that he dropped his envelope in the fedex drop box late Monday night and had the tracking# at his house. He said that he would call me back later on that night, yet no call was made.
He received his package yesterday.. and I should have received mine yesterday.. so i was hoping it would come today.. but nothing. I attempted calling him throughout the day .. I just cant get a hold of him. Im at a total loss here. Just dont know what to do. This guy is in virginia.. and im in california.. do you have any suggestions on what I can do? Im sorry .. im speechless.. everytime i think about it.. it just eats away at me. should have used common sense.. seen it over and over and over again.. never ship to a newbie..etc. Ultimately this is my fault.. and I just asked for it. I guess Ill learn the hard way. TIA BigC.
Man..this is not looking good.If you sent it via USPS you would have more recourse...but with fed-ex your kinda SOL.
I would start below..But you have to follow through..keep everything that was involved in the transactions,receipts,addresses,calls,ect.This is his state attorney genrals office:
This is a long process,weeks,maybe months.But it would be worth it..I would definately file the complaint.You could also file a complaint with your local police dept..but that rarely does anything.Give it a try though.
I wish I could suggest more..but that's all I can think of.LMK how it turns out..Keep calling the SOB.
If you need anything else contact one of the other guys @ trollhunters??I just got off work.I'm on my way out of town at the moment.
If you send me his address I'll send a threatening type of letter when I get back into town.
Thanks so much for your reply Curtis. His phone is pretty much non existant. Sometimes Itll ring but hes not answering the damn phone. Well I'll go ahead and fill out that complaint right now. Would you suggest me posting a topic on AT FS/FT? Maybe a virginian around the same area could do me a huge favor.
Well Im still uncertain as to whether this guy is a crook or just a lazy person. From what I see though.. it appears this guy is out to rip me off... but I dont want to be too quick to judge. So assuming this guy is a crook.. Im not sure what truth he has told me (about his contact info)
Originally I was supposed to ship to his home address.. but he said that he wouldnt be home to receive the shipment.... so I shipped to his work addy. I have both addresses on file. The odd thing is that Harold Perkins did not sign for the package..
As per fedex tracking# 6138 5177 3975
Tracking Number 613851773975
Ship Date 11/18/2002
Delivered To Recipient
Delivery Location WASHINGTON DC
Delivery Date/Time 11/20/2002 12:26
Signed For By H.HAWKINS
Service Type FedEx 2Day Service
H. Hawkins signed for the package.
Well heres his home addy:
6001 Arch Stone Way
Alexandria, VA 22310
and work addy:
1610 Rigs PL. NW
Washington, DC 20009
Telephone# 571- 243 - 5875
youd be willing to send a threating letter
.. im all for it. Would you want me to mail you some stamps?
Thank you so much Curtis.
So since my last email I havent heard from bigc cause hes out of town.
Ive tried calling that damn # but his phone is either off.. or he doesnt pick up the "rare" times it does ring.
He stated to me that he worked for the US treasury.. but later I went to their site and found this addy
1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20220
General Information: (202) 622-2000
Its been a week. Am I being to quick to judge? Im just not feeling the vibes...
The person I dealt with is NOT "Harold Perkins".. that name was used as an alias. Thanks to furor I have his REAL info.
1804 N Quinn St
Arlington, VA 22209
date of birth february 18th, 1964
202 - 463 - 9047 < - home
571 - 243 - 5876 < - other cell
I did a mapquest from Harveys addy to 1610 Riggs Pl (this is where the laptop was delivered). Harvey lives 3.xx miles away.
This is an revised email I sent to BigC..
In this link
you will see1610 Riggs PL. addy listed 3rd
from the last. Ive already tried calling that # listed but unfortunately
its disconnected or no longer in service. So for the heck of it I tried
calling other numbers listed on that site in hopes that someone would know
about Riggs PL. addy. So I finally get through on the last listing
which is the Latin-American Management Association. I actually got to speak
with the President/Ceo. His name was Steve, very generous and helpful
person. I proceeded to ask if he knew anything about the Washington D.C
Latino Chamber of Commerce... a pause of silence.. He replies no.. I then
asked if he knew anything about 1610 Riggs PL. yet another pause.. and he
says YES they were planning on building or making a Chamber of Commerce at
that addy but never did. He asked what I was looking for... I told him ..
well I dont know if im speaking to the right person about this.. and he said
no just go ahead... I ended up telling him my laptop situation. He then
said "I think I know who it is, can I ask what the name of the person who
you were dealing with?" I told him "Harold Perkins" I then asked him what
the name of the person he thought it could be. He says Max Salas. I asked
why he thought it was Max. He then explained to me he was known as a
"shady" business person. He was kicked off a number of organizations
(reasons were not disclosed). I guess a couple years back Max used to work
for Steve so he had his contact info on file. Steve faxed me over a copy of
Max Salas's contact information. I decided to call his cell# on a
private/blocked# but he did not answer.. but rather Max's voice was on the
greeting, it did not sound like the person I was dealing with (harold
Thanks to corn he provided info about owner ship of the house (1610 Riggs PL.), Vickie Bruff.
Furor found some very interesting information.
PIC of Vickie Bruff and Max Salas
A little info on Max Salas - appears to be another trouble maker
So im assuming Max and Harvey are working together. Im going to call his "other" cellphone after my friend gets back to me on some legal issues. Furor and I have already tried his home# but that seems to be blocking our numbers.. we are uncertain what it is... gives weird beeps...
Ill post more as I find new info