Hey guys -
There was a thread here earlier that I stumbled upon tonight. I wish I would have earlier and saved myself the headache. Long story short - I was searching for a Jem 777SSK and came across a listing on iOffer. I made what I thought was a good, safe transaction with ELECTRICEARCANDY/Rob Tipton to purchase the guitar.
I used PayPal and backed up with American Express to protect myself but needless to say the guitar never arrived, nor did I get shipping confirmation or anything. The seller Rob replied for a couple days, I assume to keep me at bay while he continued to scam people through iOffer.
Unfortunately iOffer isn't quite as good as ebay with feedback and tools to ensure buyer safety but they will send you nice emails asking if you received your product. Just when you contact them they will say they have nothing to do with it lol. Talk about a perfect scam site.
Anyways, I hope this Rob Tipton isn't Alaskabat and isn't ripping off honest people. If it is, he's a real 'richard'.
With that said, between paypal and amex, I'm sure they'll be interested in putting an end to the fraud as well. From the other thread I read here, the seller did add a VDY, and would you believe a perfect LNG and at a steal of a price. When that went up, and I still had no VSK, I was sure of the scam.
You may ask why I waited for a shipping number for over a week? Well apparently they had some real dad weather in Texas that week
Even though my iphone said it was 85-90 and sunny the entire week lol
I will say the guy even replied to the pay pal investigation, and then just poofed. Be careful out there, don't get burned.