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FF:NZ LOTR collectors - heads up....

Discussion in 'Oceania Discussion Boards' started by jp-30, Aug 11, 2003.

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  1. Chansplace Jedi Master

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    Jan 2, 2001
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    My fingers and toes are crossed ;)
  2. SithForceLord Jedi Grand Master

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    Jul 2, 2001
    star 6
    Yea, thanks Cen. Oh, and about this:

    sorry if my last few messages have sounded critical of your actions, SFL. Just wanna help

    In no way what-so-ever have they sounded critical. I appreciate your thoughts and support though this. :) If / When this $500 is back in my account. Spags on me.

    edit = and JP. :) Thanks - yea, I must say I'm looking forward to a resolution on this almost as much as you, SFL! With the amount of time/effort and help you've put in; I can imagine. I'll make it up to ya. Perhaps a PI company, you could make as well as a consultant job or something hehehe. Did you ever want to be a lawyer? :p
  3. Mr_Deflok Jedi Knight

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    Sep 15, 2003
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    Just so that no-one else makes this mistake and makes themselves look like total idiots...

    JP and SFL are brother, JP being the elder brother... of course you all probably already knew that... I hate being a n00b. :(
  4. SithForceLord Jedi Grand Master

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    Jul 2, 2001
    star 6
    Holy crap.

    Thanks for clarifying that. I was wondering why he was helping me so much.

    What a fantastic brother.


    :D :p ;)

    Being a n00b does suck at times. Everyone else here knows that JP's the best brother in the world though. I'm lucky. :D

    Not over yet though, may require more assistance by JP in order for this clown to come to the ball game.
  5. Chansplace Jedi Master

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    Jan 2, 2001
    star 4
    just remember, if you come face to face at the end of all this...

    you have the swords
  6. Mr_Deflok Jedi Knight

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    Sep 15, 2003
    star 1
    That is true, but they're fake swords and very crappy ones too, they probably bend when you try to cut paper.
  7. SithForceLord Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Jul 2, 2001
    star 6
    oh no, these swords are real. They will cut your head off. They are no official and are in poor condition, and as a Lord of the Rings collector - this is unacceptable as they are of no value to me.

    Got this from the worlds most grammatically challenged individual. (ACE has nothing on this guy)

    Oh, first - this is what I sent him:

    >Dear Neil,
    >
    >I am very happy to hear you are going to refund my money in full.
    >
    >However the fact that you ask for the goods to be returned prior to you
    >sending the refund is totally unacceptable. This will leave me with nothing
    >should you fail to uphold your end of the bargain, and considering the
    >length of time this ordeal has dragged on and the lies about the rings, I
    >am very wary of putting all my trust in your word.
    >
    >If you will not be sensible and refund my money prior to my shipping of
    >your goods, there is one alternative.
    >
    >We will use safetrader (www.safetrader.co.nz) to complete the transaction.
    >That way you will have your goods before the money is released to me, and I
    >will be guaranteed that you will not end up with both the goods and the
    >money in your possession.
    >
    >I have already informed you that 3rd parties are getting involved from
    >today. This latest proposition from you is simply more stalling tactics, of
    >which I am growing increasingly frustrated. For me to call a halt to the
    >3rd party's involvement you will need to contact me prior to 2pm today and
    >agree to the safetrader conditions, or alternately be reasonable and
    >sensible and simply send the money to me (without safetrader) before I
    >release the goods as first proposed.
    >
    >While your legal threats are ridiculous considering you're trading bootleg
    >merchandise and lying about the ring quality, I will happily agree to your
    >demands about removing all trade-me comments etc, because I just want my
    >money back for this sub-quality merchandise.
    >
    >Mark.


    I got this tonight:

    I meeet your dad today and confrimed to him that Iwas prepaerd to refund
    your money in full but upon your hasty email replies and suggestions ( I
    want so threatning or intimadating ) decided to hold back my intentions to
    refund are quite simple how ever with your replies once again with deadline
    etc etc will only delay what could heve been finalised
    As for lying I don not quite see it I was told by my supplier they were (
    9ct I assumed he meant made not plated but that is not here nor there as
    the rings were an extra to the sword action
    Your father said that you had never traded and this was your 1st yet
    that is not true ether
    I dont want to get in to time wasting tit for tat I told your father that I
    would give him the cash if you sent him the swords he says he doesnt want to
    get involved but arrived at my front door so he is invlived he has agreed
    that your brother will bring the swords over and swamp them for the cash..
    Quite simple I will assume you can trust your brother as the safetrader
    person.
    In light of your previus email of self confessed anger for all know the
    damage to the sword may be out of your rage when you relaised that they were
    not the expensive licenced copies you were hoping for.
    Your father has our address so I guess your brother will know where to
    bring the swords to for your refund
  8. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Dec 14, 2000
    star 9
    As always, best to ignore the first 90% of his letters, and concentrate on he last sentence or so.



    Can't wait to meet this guy...

  9. SithForceLord Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Jul 2, 2001
    star 6
    Thanks for doing the swap JP. :)
  10. Darth_Graal Jedi Master

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    Nov 19, 2001
    star 4
    would love to see this guys expression when a team of lawyers from new line/weta shows up at his door!

  11. Mr_Deflok Jedi Knight

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    Sep 15, 2003
    star 1
    You should give him fake copies of the fake swords and get your money back.
  12. SithForceLord Jedi Grand Master

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    Jul 2, 2001
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  13. solo77 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Aug 28, 2002
    star 5
    Hope you get your money back SFL, I sort of know what it's like...sort of.

    My flatmate got his eftpos card stolen in town last Friday night (at the Mad Cow, but don't hold that against me!) and they took out $800 so he's pretty bummed as the cops can't do much, so this pisses me off sort of like your situation...****** dishonest people!

    Oh yeah and LOTR is cool (keeping it on topic!)
  14. SithForceLord Jedi Grand Master

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    Jul 2, 2001
    star 6
    I will be getting my money back now. I'm giving the swords to JP who will exchange them for cash in person early October.

    //sigh//

    Long few weeks, but stoked to be here now. :)

    Thanks everyone for their support and encouragement.

    Graal saw the swords tonight and thought they weren't as bad as he had imagined, however the rings were shocking he said. The swords, really, aren't too bad - they would fool the average joe bloggs. Sadly, I'm not him and the handles are poor - so tough. :p
  15. SithForceLord Jedi Grand Master

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    Jul 2, 2001
    star 6
    solo - did the guys who stole the card know his pin? hmmmm dodge.
  16. solo77 Force Ghost

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    Aug 28, 2002
    star 5
    Not that we remember much from that night.....but the guy must have been doin a bit of shoulder surfing and somehow picked up the card when it was getting handed back at the bar..or something like that.


    $800 is a hell of a lot of money to a student, and he's pretty much screwed till uni finishes and he can get a job.
  17. SithForceLord Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Jul 2, 2001
    star 6
    I reckon. 8 large is heaps to anyone, bar mr gates maybe.

    Next friday - I'll need a stretcher people.

    Lincoln University Garden Party.

    oh yea baby. All assignments will be over. Mass quantities of alcomaholic beverages will be consumed and a care free - staggering-around day in insured.

    If in chch - swing my lincoln uni - or keep well clear. :D
  18. solo77 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Aug 28, 2002
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    Ah yes the infamous Licoln Garden Party. I went a couple of years ago..good times had.

    Quite different from UC's end of year stein, much more space and of course Licoln students :p Too busy to venture into enemy territory this year, oh yeah and leave the poor sheep alone this year!!
  19. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Dec 14, 2000
    star 9
    Got the refund, SFL.

    Now let us never speak of this evil again.
  20. SithForceLord Jedi Grand Master

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    Jul 2, 2001
    star 6
    Cheers JP.

    Solo - lol. No sheep were harmed in the festivities that were the Garden Party. ;)
  21. SithForceLord Jedi Grand Master

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    Jul 2, 2001
    star 6
    Heads up people.

    New Zealand Post has brough out the Return of the King stamps (5th Nov). I believe I am recieving the Presentation Pack for my birthday and NZ Post are also bringing out collectors LOTR COINS - which I am also getting I hear. :)

    So, those of you who got the first two presentation packs or any LOTR stamps - best to complete the collection with the third movie. :D
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