Just want to let everybody know about dishonest person behind nickname "philbun" from IN. philbun was seller, I was buyer.
I worked out deal with philbun on SW model 640 .357mag for $375 (that's what he was advertising it in his post). I agreed to pay that. And paid. And can prove it. And I WANTED that revolver, bad.
Originally philbun wanted to do FTF transaction. He is in IN, I am in OH. He offered to ship the firearm for $400 to my FFL(who by the way accepts from non FFL). I agreed. As of 03/09/10 funds were cleared from PayPal to philbun. I did not get any pm's, calls, or e-mails like- "Thanks for payment, your firearm will be shipped today, or whenever" . Nothing, zero.
I sent him e-mail on 03/10/10 at 7 pm
"hey .... how is shipping out going on?''
Instead I got e-mail today 03/11/10 from PayPal that refund of $400 pending from philbun, and I have New PM from GT.
I go to a GT and this is what I see in my pm box:
RECEIVED at 1:11 A.M
.(yes, early morning)
Originally Posted by philbun
I tried to ship it today they said I have to go through a FFL so I called my shop and they want 30.00 to do it way to much I will send u a refund through paypal. I don't won't to get in trouble sending it without a FFL involved. Sorry for any trouble it just doesn't make it worth it after all these fees thanks Pat
First, when I sell my things here, the same day I am getting paid via (cash, M/O, or PayPal) buyer's merchandise is shipped out. But it is me.
Second, I wounder where was he shipping it from (USPS closed at night, and FedEx still accepts from non FFL).
"so I called my shop and they want 30.00 to do it" - when did he call at 1:11 AM???
Why did philbun not ask for more funds ($30 more, would not make much difference for me), but immediately proceeded with refund? Make no sense, doesn't sound right or honest.
philbun, if someone offered you more money for your gun, or you need $400 for a few days - it's ok. just do not make up stories.
Hopefully nobody will deal with you here on GT ever again.