I wanted to share how I was cheated yesterday at Ozbargain. Scams are common on gumtree but on Ozbargain there is a bit more sense of community and decency.
Since 2012, I have purchased and sold lots of gift cards and other items with other ozbargain members worth thousands of dollars. Normally we might haggle on price but don’t try to cheat or misrepresent knowingly.
What has amazed me, is although face value of cards I bought is $550 but for $25-50 of discount, seller is willing to misrepresent and cheat. And has the audacity to ask me to do same to fellow ozbargainers.
I might sell things here but do it with full disclosure and honour my deals. I have even issued refunds to people when they mentioned they missed out on sale and couldn’t use the cards.
“makeorbreak” (https://www.ozbargain.com.au/user/263939) yesterday messaged me to sell $550 Gift Pay card for $500 with the following lines
“makeorbreak on Fri, 20/11/2020 - 16:39
You can redeem at Amazon, App Store & iTunes, Barbeque Galore, BCF, Best Restaurants, Best Spas & Beauty, Big W, Boost Juice, Bunnings, Caltex Woolworths, Catch.com.au, City Beach, Coles, Domino’s Pizza, Drummond Golf, eBay, EB Games, endota spa, Event Cinemas Movie Voucher, Freedom, Good Food, Google Play, Gourmet Traveller, Harvey Norman, Hoyts, Jetstar, Kathmandu, Kmart, Myer, OMF, OPSM, Plush, Priceline, rebel, RedBalloon, Snooze, Sony PlayStation Network, Spa.com.au, Supercheap Auto, Target, The Iconic, Ticketmaster, Uber, Uber Eats, Webjet, WISH, Woolworths, Xbox Live, Optus Mobile Recharge Voucher, Vodafone Recharge Voucher”
makeorbreak on Fri, 20/11/2020 - 16:39
Lol full disclosure
Based on above, I was keen as I could use at Amazon, Coles, WISH and Woolworths and paid $500 by payid. I got cards and tried to check them but they are not valid for any of the merchants I wanted to use at and was confirmed by seller, that they work at.
Within 4 minutes of receiving email, I asked seller that cards can’t be used at the places seller told me they will at.
makeorbreak on Fri, 20/11/2020 - 17:11 This is exactly the same question I asked Ron007, because he didn't disclose this in our communications.
The treatment I got from member “makeorbreak” is:
He purchased cards from another member Ron007 (https://www.ozbargain.com.au/user/113467) and that I should deal with that person instead of “makeorbreak” who I purchased from and paid money
(makeorbreak on Fri, 20/11/2020 - 17:25 As what Ron007 said to me: "I cannot do I am sorry.. you can comment or do what every u want . I have a proof of selling u and gave u the $550 worth vouchers. Nothing wrong from my side." makeorbreak on Fri, 20/11/2020 - 17:45 Please deal with @Ron007 directly, and feel free to add a comment in the post
Asked me to sell it to another Ozbargain member, misrepresenting and cheating in same way as he has done with me
makeorbreak on Fri, 20/11/2020 - 17:26 @kalakaar is interested to buy these vouchers though. Please message him.
I told the person, I would be making a post making others aware of your conduct
makeorbreak on Fri, 20/11/2020 - 17:28 Go on and lodge a complaint, I am not issuing a refund. And here I am referring you to another buyer. makeorbreak on Fri, 20/11/2020 - 17:35 I did not cheat you knowingly. I have done nothing wrong and I was disclosed what you have to know. I was a victim of @Ron007 to begin with. I will make sure these are stated in response to your public post later.
I tried to resolve with “makeorbreak” in private and gave him time, hoping sanity would prevail but he has blocked me so I can’t resolve this privately but compelled to make others aware of this behaviour for future
All of above can be verified by a moderator from my Ozbargain private messages
This is just a tale of caution for others in future.