North American Turbocoupe Organization



BUYERS BEWARE
MKTSC Offline
Junior Member
#1
hi, my name is matt, and i have found this site to be nothing but useful and helpful, and the perfect resource for my 2.3 turbo motor. i recently did an 88 turbo coupe swap into my 89 mustang. 2 weeks later my turbo took a dump. i posted in the wanted forum, and got several responses. one from a guy from Buffalo, NY, named Chuck Haug, or Thunderbird234. said he had a mildly ported manifold, and jet hot coated IHI turbo for sale. we agreed on a price of 110 dollars, and he said hed send it out as soon as he got my payment. he received it monday the 14th of july, and said he'd mail it right out. i asked him to express ship it because my car was down, and i had to drive my nice car untill the beater got fixed. he agreed, and all was said and done. at the end of the week i emailed him because it still wasnt there. his girlfriend started emailing me saying that he was away in Colorado, but that he sent it out. i went on a 4 day vacation, and when i returned, was startled to find out that it still wasnt there. again his girlfriend emailed me saying that he was out of town, and the package got returned because he put the wrong address on it. she kindly told me that if i sent her the right one, she would overnight it to me. thurday at 4:45, i emailed her the correct address, and asked for a tracking number. i didnt hear back from her, and sunday night, rather purturbed, i sent her/him an email expressing my discontent for the bad deal, and the necessity for them to get me my product. i also checked online for phone numbers in the buffalo new york area (where is address is) for people with his name. i called one, and it turned out to be his dad. the next day, his girlfreind emailed me again and thanked me for getting chuck in trouble because his parents didnt know he was out of town. she said that she had mailed it out friday the 25th, and to "chill" because she didnt always check his mail. i emailed her back seconds later with a retort, and asking her if she followed through with her overnight shipping claim, and asked for a tracking number again. that was 2 days ago, and i still havent heard from either of them. during this period of time, the user Thuderbird234 has posted several times on this board. i've PM'd him, and even started replying to his most recent posts with comments like "chuck where's my turbo?". the next logical step is to talk to the moderators which i have done. i dont know what to do. i dont take loosing 110 dollars lightly. i WILL either retreive my turbo or money. in fact, me, a buddy, and the local police will be at his door satruday morning unless i get a turbo, my money, or a DAMN good excuse. i want to do so with as little hassle, and in the least abrasive possible way. however, i'm coming to the time where i need to turn the heat up.
lastly i dont care if the damn turbo IS in the mail, and it arrives today after my posting this. i still feel the need for you, the members to know about this.

can you offer me any suggestions??
thanks in advance
-matt

ps. i have his home address, and his email is [email protected]

BUYERS BEWARE!!
89 mustang LX
94 thunderbird SC
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GaryS#2 Offline
Posting Freak
#2
This is the sad part about dealing over the net.
Maybe you will get it soon but the waiting and BS is the hardest part.
I have tried to sell stuff before and had people expect me to send it out before payment. I don't think so!
Now it will just collect in my garage unless I can sell it locally.

I think most people on here are honest enough and would deal fair and square, but when you advertize you will get the sharks and bottom feeders too.
Grocery Getter/Rice Cooker.
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Pete D Offline
Administrator
#3
Moved to the Vendor Issues forum
Pete Dunham


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Thunderbird88 Offline
Member
#4
I read a similar story about a guy who didn't get what he bought from Ebay and he got the local police involved. Buffalo is a big city and may have more than one police stations, but I would call them and see if they can do anything before I drove there from OH and start some unnecessary madness. Good luck.
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MKTSC Offline
Junior Member
#5
my turbo arrived today.

chuck is not a theif. he's just a bad businessman. he wasnt prompt, and i dont agree with the way the whole thing went down, but he did deliver. take note of this.

[This message has been edited by MKTSC (edited 07-31-2003).]
89 mustang LX
94 thunderbird SC
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MKTSC Offline
Junior Member
#6
posted 07-31-2003 07:13 PM
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lol this shit just keeps on getting better and better. i just got home from work and checked out the turbo, and he sent it the 28th. lol. what a lyin sack of shit. second, the asshat decided to paint it right before he shipped it, and they're is wet paint all over the gasket surface for the return line. the manifold is blue, even the inside of the runners! lol. the compressor is silver. i cant wait to start it and burn off that paint. that's gonna smell great.

i have to give him this though, EVERYTHING was there. it bolted right up. downtube, O2, coolant lines and clamps, egr tube, EVERYTHING. but he bent the damn EGR tube.

all i can say is that it BETTER work.

stay tuned......
89 mustang LX
94 thunderbird SC
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MKTSC Offline
Junior Member
#7
now this:

Quote:i like you you are my type of man come so we can get busy oh it might work


sorry, but i dont think we'll be "getting busy" anytime soon.
89 mustang LX
94 thunderbird SC
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grey88smokin Offline
Posting Freak
#8
So was the turbo good or not ? Just wondering.

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