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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-17-2018, 04:29 PM Thread Starter
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Buyer Beware

I wanted to reach out to all forum members about an Issue I had with a so called LFS online store i had some dealings with a couple of months back.

I saw some Hydra26 HD's on ebay from a seller that went by the name of coralfrags4u and had an awesome price for them new. I saw them and I said "Thats a great price for these lights", so I contacted the seller and ask if this price was correct, and he responded with " it was", So I went ahead and purchased the light from ebay. About 1 week later I still hadn't received shipping confirmation on the item, and I reached out to the seller again, and his response was "

coralfrags4u:

PayPal is holding your money, and most everyone else, for some reason. We have talked to them on phone. The only way for the money to be released is for me to mark it shipped and then next day you mark it received. Then they release the money we order your stuff and out goes out next business day, straight to you from wholesaler.

Seemed a bit sketchy, so i contacted PayPal about it, and they said that they had changed their policy on how member receive money, especially from eBay sales and that the seller would not receive the money unless they had a high positive feedback rate. Still didn't make sense to me but they are protecting the buyer by doing so. Once the money sat in limbo for 25 days, they would release it to the seller. I know that this is hard on some HONEST sellers getting into eBay, but that's the way it is now.

So I waited a couple of days more (2 weeks) and contacted the seller again to see if they had released the money, and if he had shipped the light. I received this response:

I sent you a message yesterday. Because you filed a case against us with eBay, they took your your money out of hold in PayPal and now they have your money. I can not ship without the money to send to wholesaler who drop ships straight to your house. I do not house these as inventory add i can sell them, pay for them and have shipped all in the same day. In this case your money went into hold in PayPal and we had no access to it yet. Ebays new policy that we did not know

I never filed a case with eBay, or Paypal. So he had gotten me confused for someone else (1st warning I should of caught on to).
Once he realized that I wasn't the person that filed a case with him, he changed his tone, and said that he would refund me the money, and that if I sent it to him via the friends and family feature, he would be able to ship the lights out by tomorrow. (2nd warning I should of caught on to).

Me trying to look at the good in people sent him the money............. And what a mistake!


Needless to say... I am still waiting for the lights that I purchased in July of this year.

So... after this long winded post, please keep an eye out for a vendor that goes by:

coralfrags4u eBay
[email protected]
furbabymommy5 eBay
[email protected]
http://www.moccorals.net/


I got Screwed.... and do not want anyone else getting screwed either.
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-18-2018, 02:05 PM Thread Starter
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Forget to mention... They are from NC

China Grove, NC., 28023

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They looks very transparent and active on the social media:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/107911703324950/
Angela is on Facebook and active posted in his group : https://www.facebook.com/angela.dobson
Eric also is there: https://www.facebook.com/eric.dobson.33

It's very easy to talk to them on Facebook and report them to the wholesaler and other brands they are supplying to get their accounts closed if they're not sending the items.
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Yep he got me on some coral

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Thanks @Berlibee for the info you provided.
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Sorry to read of this. I do hope you have some recourse/resolution.

My biggest ripoff attempt was when I bought a transfer case for a Jeep I had. I bought one from eBay and got the runaround from the seller. He lived in Canada and sent me a message pretty much say f**k off...what are you going to do, come to my country and get it from me.

I ended up getting his PayPal account shut down which ticked him off but the icing on the cake was when I sent him a pic of his home, the Jeep (he was standing by it in the pic...lol) he was to send the part from and told him a vacation to Canada sounded fun to me.

I received a cashiers check from him about 4 days later for the full amount but never helped him clear is PayPal as I knew he would screw people in the future.

China Grove isn't as far as Canada. Best of luck to you my friend.
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Sorry to read of this. I do hope you have some recourse/resolution.

My biggest ripoff attempt was when I bought a transfer case for a Jeep I had. I bought one from eBay and got the runaround from the seller. He lived in Canada and sent me a message pretty much say f**k off...what are you going to do, come to my country and get it from me.

I ended up getting his PayPal account shut down which ticked him off but the icing on the cake was when I sent him a pic of his home, the Jeep (he was standing by it in the pic...lol) he was to send the part from and told him a vacation to Canada sounded fun to me.

I received a cashiers check from him about 4 days later for the full amount but never helped him clear is PayPal as I knew he would screw people in the future.

China Grove isn't as far as Canada. Best of luck to you my friend.
Trust me... China Grove is about 30 minutes away from me. But I do not want to bring out my childhood days with this foolishness.

I just want all fellow reefers in the area, and to all other fellow reefers that are on Reef2Reef.com, that this man is a scammer, and no business should be done with him.

I have since gotten a hold of him via FB, and he said that he is hard pressed for money, and that he would send me $100 by the end of the month
I am not hard pressed for money TBH, and I am not expecting to receive Jack Diddly SH!T from him.
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You should press him harder. People like this deserve a good slap.
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You should press him harder. People like this deserve a good slap.
@Berlibee The hard SLAP I want him to receive is for everyone to be aware of this Team of Scammers, and for people to stop buying products from him. Cause even thought if he does sends me my money back, he will still have the opportunity to scam others

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Small claims court since Y'all are near to one another?
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