Bad Trader - TomFoolery_x

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  1. ndepriest

    ndepriest Initiate (155) Feb 21, 2012 Georgia

    I set up a trade with TomFoolery_x (actually, he solicited a trade after seeing me post in a thread) in January. We were supposed to ship at the same time as we had around the same number of references. I sent a sixer of 2011 Bigfoot along with a couple of extras in exchange for a six-pack of Zombie Dust. After he received my box, he informed me that he wasn't able to make it to FFF but would go the next weekend. The next couple of months went by and all he said was that FFF was always out of ZD. I eventually just told him he could send something in it's stead as I've had ZD before so it wasn't a huge deal. He effectively went silent except to pop in every once in a while to tell about the beers he was supposedly gathering for my box. Well, it's the end of July and I still don't have a box. I would have posted this earlier, but he never logs on so he's not screwing anyone else, at least not under that username. I don't have any way of contacting him besides here and, as I mentioned, he doesn't log on and won't respond to messages.

    Long story short, don't trade with TomFoolery_x because he probably won't send you beer. Thankfully it wasn't a big trade so I'm not even worried about the beer. Just thought I would give the rest of you a heads up.
  2. poonamibaxter

    poonamibaxter Aspirant (243) Jun 26, 2007 Colorado

    Insert tomfoolery joke

    Sorry you got screwed.
  3. MssrTussaud

    MssrTussaud Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2013 California

    That rapscallion!
  4. MarkIntihar

    MarkIntihar Initiate (0) Mar 17, 2010 Michigan

    This is a shining example of why I will encourage people not to trade with shitty posters. That guy was just awful for quite a while. Sorry you got screwed, OP.
  5. kmello69

    kmello69 Initiate (0) Nov 27, 2011 Texas

    Sorry to hear you got boned on this one. Sounds like that guy is in the wind.

    After the fact, but I think its imperative to get a phone # when trading these days. I prefer to communicate by text rather than BM anyway, and it gives you a means to try to contact someone should they go dark here.
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  6. ndepriest

    ndepriest Initiate (155) Feb 21, 2012 Georgia

    This is great advice and, sadly, not something I thought much about before this.
  7. cbeer88

    cbeer88 Crusader (716) Sep 5, 2007 Massachusetts

    Yeah I was going to say, wasn't there at least a big thread or two where the guy came off as a major troll? My first thought when I saw the name was "isn't this guy already on the bad trader list?"

    Post history is extremely important, particularly for anyone with less than a year on the site.
  8. MssrTussaud

    MssrTussaud Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2013 California

    *decides not to finish typing up argumentative post in Beer Talk, walks out of room*
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  9. Bad_Trader

    Bad_Trader Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2012 Namibia

    The user-name should have been a dead giveaway.
  10. ant880

    ant880 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2010 New York

    If I've said it once, I've said it 1,000 times...this is why I don't trade with people who wear seatbelts
  11. 7clutch

    7clutch Initiate (164) Sep 14, 2012 Florida

    I'll add 'Do not trade with people with selfies as avatars.' (My apologies to those good traders who inexplicably use selfies.)
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  12. ant880

    ant880 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2010 New York

  13. Smurf2055

    Smurf2055 Initiate (0) Nov 12, 2011 Washington

    What a loser
  14. LambicKing

    LambicKing Initiate (0) Apr 13, 2011 Germany

  15. JebediahScooter

    JebediahScooter Initiate (0) Sep 5, 2010 Vermont

    I raise a gruff eyebrow to this statement, sir.
  16. 7clutch

    7clutch Initiate (164) Sep 14, 2012 Florida

    Hahah will you be drinking an abyss perchance? And you look far too happy in your avatar to dare fuck someone over. Happy people = good traders who include nice extras.
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  17. fritts211

    fritts211 Initiate (154) Feb 19, 2011 Tennessee

    Ah, shit.
  18. Hopsiam14

    Hopsiam14 Devotee (422) Jan 23, 2013 Minnesota

    These stories always suck to hear about. Sorry to hear this news OP!
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  19. GhettoFabulous

    GhettoFabulous Initiate (0) May 29, 2010 California

    First, Matty is a monster. Next Tomfoolery is Tom foolin. This does not bode well for that Plineytouches - er, nevermind.
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  20. tommyz

    tommyz Initiate (0) May 28, 2007 Michigan

    hopefully you reported to oldport so he can be added to list
  21. goodbetterbestbested

    goodbetterbestbested Initiate (0) May 10, 2012 California

    oh god that guy rofl
  22. 7clutch

    7clutch Initiate (164) Sep 14, 2012 Florida

    Are you sunscreening your calf? Always thought you were playing hackysack in that picture.
    Traders who use copious amounts of sunscreen = great at packing boxes.
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  23. chuckycheese

    chuckycheese Initiate (0) Feb 18, 2010 Maine

    Pic doesn't always tell full story, but in the case of his selfie avatar...'nuff said. Guy was poison from the start.
  24. kmello69

    kmello69 Initiate (0) Nov 27, 2011 Texas

    You're safe - thats not a selfie. :slight_smile:
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  25. Duffman929

    Duffman929 Initiate (167) Nov 27, 2010 Illinois

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  26. NiceFly

    NiceFly Initiate (0) Dec 22, 2011 Tajikistan

    He also lists kaips1 as an awesome trader. kaips1 is not an awesome trader I can tell you that.
  27. ant880

    ant880 Initiate (0) Nov 7, 2010 New York this an Inception bad trader thread? Aka..the rare, yet entertaining, bad trader thread inside of a bad trader thread?
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  28. MatthewPlus

    MatthewPlus Aspirant (272) Jan 2, 2013 Idaho

    awww, man......:slight_frown:
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  29. tinypyramids

    tinypyramids Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2012 Illinois

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  30. 7clutch

    7clutch Initiate (164) Sep 14, 2012 Florida

    Damn I forgot a lot of great ba's i met or have traded with like the selfies. Oops. :-x
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  31. ndepriest

    ndepriest Initiate (155) Feb 21, 2012 Georgia

    Yes, I reported him right before I created this thread.
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  32. DenverBeerDrinker

    DenverBeerDrinker Aspirant (254) Apr 5, 2012 Colorado

    Bad traders don't seem to take a vacation I'm not sure you should be allowed to :wink:
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  33. Sarlacc83

    Sarlacc83 Initiate (0) Mar 2, 2008 Oregon

    Just goes to show that those who try tomfoolery will steal a feel of the family jewelry.

    Sorry OP.
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  34. ndepriest

    ndepriest Initiate (155) Feb 21, 2012 Georgia

    Not a problem. Like I mentioned, he hasn't been logging on so a few days wait shouldn't hurt anything. Thanks for all you do!
  35. cavedave

    cavedave Poo-Bah (3,102) Mar 12, 2009 New York
    Society Trader

    Crap another one.

    I promise I won't mention anything about join dates. Nah, on second thought:

    Friends don't let 2012ers trade with 2012ers
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  36. ndepriest

    ndepriest Initiate (155) Feb 21, 2012 Georgia

    Bit of an update. TomFoolery_x did finally get back to me and said that, though his name will likely end up on the bad trader list, he'll still send a box my way. This of course means nothing until a box of beer is on my porch, but is, at the very least, a start.
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  37. kmello69

    kmello69 Initiate (0) Nov 27, 2011 Texas

    Amazing how these threads can bring them back to reality. Here's hoping he follows through.
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  38. hey5hitgoose

    hey5hitgoose Initiate (193) Feb 28, 2013 Illinois

    the way I see it, you always do a lot of us a favor... so no need for apologies, let alone two in one post!!!

    enjoy your vaca, and cheers!
  39. maximum12

    maximum12 Poo-Bah (5,276) Jan 21, 2008 Minnesota
    Society Trader

    This is not cut & dried. People generally define "Bad Traders" as thieves. People who back out of trades after you've bought beer for them are generally considered worthless low-lifes, & I'd do exactly what you did: put them on my personal You're A Jackass list.

    Calling someone out for not completing a trade, even if the circumstances (& other trader) suck, would bring a whole new level of drama to the forum. Not sure that's a good idea, but it probably warrants its own thread if people feel strongly one way or another.
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  40. BorisKarloff

    BorisKarloff Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2013 Ohio

    Maybe, but I'd sure like to to know about it so I can put them on my "You're a Jackass" list!
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