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Andy Wang sent rappes a refund.

He should have gotten a tracking number and insured his packages and accounted for this in his price. Now he is the one who loses out.

Rappes was unwise to use the Paypal friends and family option.

I try to warn people but they don't listen. Repeatedly. See the stickied posts tn this section.

If you have a transaction ongoing here check your email or log in here regularly. Everybody has smartphones now. There is no excuse not to do it. People who claim they are on vacation and couldn't see PMs sent from buyers are asking people to believe in unicorns.

Last month I checked PMs here regularly from a small town deep in the Andes mountains.

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I need to write an addendum to the Shawnie-ChicoFicho dispute from last summer (see above). 

The bottom line is that I have banned Chico Ficho from any further activity in the For Sale section.  He is free to continue to post on the rest of the forum.

I have seen evidence that convinced me that ChicoFicho sent a blade that had been quite used, with extensive sweat stains, that he originally claimed was new in the thread where he offered the blade for sale.  Based on time line and dates at which the blade arrived in California, there is not doubt that a used blade had been shipped.  When Shawnie got the blade, he saw that it was not new, and complained.  ChicoFicho immediately accused him of scamming, which started a long exchange of comments on more than one thread, including Shawnie's feedback thread.  In the end Shanwnie returned the blade and ChicoFicho sent a refund. 

That would normally have been the end of it but subsequent PMs that ChicoFicho sent to me caused me to take this additional action, including a number of groundless accusations and his belief that Shawnie is a cheater because as a "jobless immigrant" cheating is all he is capable of.

This is just not acceptable.  Not on a forum based in North America.  This decision is final.
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Personally, I don't know why he's still allowed on the forum at all.
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A warning to not carry out transactions with anyone using the following names or email addresses:

 tomas1cicko  his email is  [email protected]
 sara112016 the e-mail is [email protected]

Thanks for this warning from a colleague at a French TT forum.  This person was previously banned here but tends to re-emerge with different names.

His real name is Erik Zegermacher from Trebon in the Czech Republic.

He has used the following IP addresses on table tennis forums.
193.165.237.48
193.165.72.3
178.255.168.33
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I got scammed by HarmonicTT. first time I bought from him TB ALC, never received it and tracking he provided never show something. He said Post Office lost package and refunded money. Second time we traded blades. I shipped my blade and he received it long time ago. From tracking he provided I could see his package arrived to NY sorting center then wend back to HarmonicTT. He again blaming Post Office and says it was unavailable to deliver.
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Originally posted by piligrim piligrim wrote:

I got scammed by HarmonicTT. first time I bought from him TB ALC, never received it and tracking he provided never show something. He said Post Office lost package and refunded money. Second time we traded blades. I shipped my blade and he received it long time ago. From tracking he provided I could see his package arrived to NY sorting center then wend back to HarmonicTT. He again blaming Post Office and says it was unavailable to deliver.

I sent proof. So you can't blame me. You're being unreasonable and immature. You never got scammed because you got one of two things back. You're the only person I had a big issue with for no reason. I just received it back saying it was undeliverable. Call USPS with the same tracking I gave you. Do not ever threaten me again to pay up. It is Sunday so I cannot go to the post office until tmrr. So until then do not accuse me any longer. I've had it with tolerating your rudeness before. I tried to keep positive only for you to blow up on me because of usps's fault.
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nobody will believe you twice shipped to me and twice something happen with your package at post office. I deal with many people on this forum, I had many orders from online stores. Never in 8 years I had something like this. I always received all packages was sent to me. If you won't pay for my blade I will make sure nobody in this forum will deal with you

Edited by piligrim - 02/10/2019 at 4:31pm
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Since Harmonic has been having postal problems perhaps he could send money by PayPal instead. Would that work?
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Originally posted by Baal Baal wrote:

Since Harmonic has been having postal problems perhaps he could send money by PayPal instead. Would that work?



I asked this but he doesn't want to
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote jpenmaster Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02/11/2019 at 8:52pm
My friend is also waiting on a TB ALC from Harmonic. He has been waiting on tracking for a week. Not good when you have already received someone's blade  in a trade and still haven't mailed yours.
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I received few PM's from people who had similar problems with Harmonic
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It's been 19 days. and still not shipping...

Edited by zeon - 02/14/2019 at 4:17pm
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This is starting to seem very odd from such a well-known member... multiple people at the same time.  Come on, Harmonic, get the blades shipped out and give people their tracking.  We all know people get busy, but your customers are starting to worry.  

Edited by MCollins - 02/14/2019 at 4:36pm
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I know at least 4 people waiting for blades from Harmonic. looks like we won't see him on forum anymore. from beginning I was feeling something weird about his for sale thread
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I think most important for a sale or trade here is that , if you don't feel comfortable to deal with some one, then don't do any trade with him no matter how good the deal looks like. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote zeon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02/15/2019 at 10:17am
trading was not very good for me. I only left many of my blades for the maharu :)) 
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First of all there is pilgrim you and just zeon waiting on blades. Who are the soo called 4 people? I have no record of 4 blades sitting here besides the 2 I'm shipping today. I am using ups regardless of the cost because I am not going to be called a scammer. I will gladly leave and be gone but do not call me a scammer. I have made it right and even overnighted packages for mistakes beyond my control. I am using ups which is charging me 30 for a mere  5 Oz package to canada when usps charges 9.95. Zeon I am not using some slow poke mail which is why I'm trying to find the best option. Ups wants $55.99, usps wants $35 but I do not trust international post there. The Turkish post you sent me was a pain but nonetheless I am here to make things right. Sorry if I sound rude or arrogant but do not label me as a soo called scammer. If you want to deal with me that is up to you? Want me to send first? Sure then tell me politely or just don't deal with me at all. I've had plenty of deals and great sales on here along with trades. Once I am off working I will be printing you your label pilgrim. Again please do not lie about this. 4 people waiting on blades from me really?..  Show me proof and show me that I have sent them nothing or tracking of some sort. 
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you received my blade and zeon's blades 3 weeks ago. so far we get from you only complains and promises. tell us what we should do?
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Yours yes not zeons his just came in...
I said I have the label saved and ready to print once I am off work. You need to stop being soo aggressive when I am allowing the whole forum to see. I have nothing to hide. I am going to ship it so be on the lookout for my email. 
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Question to admin: could we, at the least, have a warning on his 'for sale' thread to not deal with him on any future trades? It deters confidence for new buyers to buy on the forum, evenvfromvthe more reliable sellers.
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Regarding HarmonicTT, 
I did receive my blade today. HOWEVER, I am once again disappointed by this transaction. Reasons:

1. Although not directly stated, it was assumed this blade would be brand new. Our agreement was trading my brand new Garaydia ALC for a Timo ALC with the additional difference of $30. It feels this info was hidden by not being mentioned during the transaction. He did send photos but, it is hard to distinguish not having the item in hand and looked "new". 
• It has been glued. There are glue remnants as proof.
• The plastic has been removed off of the emblems.
• There is a little sweat staining/ or discoloration near the end of the handle.   

2. He stated blade weight is 86g. It is 83g. I would not have agreed to this trade since my personal preference is a min of 85g. 

3. There is a slight ding on the side of the blade. Very small admittedly, but it was never mentioned.

4. There is a small splinter on the other side of the blade. Also very small.

5. The box received is a Timo ZLC box, not ALC. Why? Unknown and not mentioned.

Did I get what I technically agreed to? Yes. Was the transaction smooth and satisfactory? Not the slightest. All communication had a lack of transparency which leads to my dissatisfaction. Sadly, I am the fool for placing the same amount of trust and clarity I have received from other members, in him.  

Warning to any member considering a deal with HarmonicTT.


Edited by Blip - 02/16/2019 at 7:18pm
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Originally posted by Blip Blip wrote:

Regarding HarmonicTT, 
I did receive my blade today. HOWEVER, I am once again disappointed by this transaction. Reasons:

1. Although not directly stated, it was assumed this blade would be brand new. Our agreement was trading my brand new Garaydia ALC for a Timo ALC with the additional difference of $30. It feels this info was hidden by not being mentioned during the transaction. He did send photos but, it is hard to distinguish not having the item in hand and looked "new". 
• It has been glued. There are glue remnants as proof.
• The plastic has been removed off of the emblems.
• There is a little sweat staining/ or discoloration near the end of the handle.   

2. He stated blade weight is 86g. It is 83g. I would not have agreed to this trade since my personal preference is a min of 85g. 

3. There is a slight ding on the side of the blade. Very small admittedly, but it was never mentioned.

4. There is a small splinter on the other side of the blade. Also very small.

5. The box received is a Timo ZLC box, not ALC. Why? Unknown and not mentioned.

Did I get what I technically agreed to? Yes. Was the transaction smooth and satisfactory? Not the slightest. All communication had a lack of transparency which leads to my dissatisfaction. Sadly, I am the fool for placing the same amount of trust and clarity I have received from other members, in him.  

Warning to any member considering a deal with HarmonicTT.

Thanks for the warning. Assuming you've seen pics of the blade, does it look as pictured? If these details were hidden from the photos/messages and never mentioned to you, he should be banned IMHO.
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I still didn’t get no tracking no blade
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I felt strange and did not take a deals last time with him for 2 Tenergy rubbers as he wanted me to send him the money order by usps. 
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Seriously, if you deal with a seller that has had several questionable transactions already, you are the one to blame.
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I don't blame him, he must be just a little boy.
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Originally posted by zeon zeon wrote:

I don't blame him, he must be just a little boy.



This is my feeling too. Very childish behavior. I think should be rules in for sale section only allowed 18+
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HarmonicTT reached out to me via e-mail after my prior post. He admitted the weight was not accurate, along with some other excuses, and would like to right his wrong by sending additional funds. I thanked him for being an adult about the situation and gave him my amount. He agreed and promised to send me funds. 

It's the 10th day and I've reached out to him twice, no response. He's very immature in correspondence. So I reached out using the e-mail which is connected to the PayPal account, his father's (assuming that's not also a lie).

If nothing ever happens, I'll leave it up to the karma to set things right. 
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Originally posted by Blip Blip wrote:

HarmonicTT reached out to me via e-mail after my prior post. He admitted the weight was not accurate, along with some other excuses, and would like to right his wrong by sending additional funds. I thanked him for being an adult about the situation and gave him my amount. He agreed and promised to send me funds. 

It's the 10th day and I've reached out to him twice, no response. He's very immature in correspondence. So I reached out using the e-mail which is connected to the PayPal account, his father's (assuming that's not also a lie).

If nothing ever happens, I'll leave it up to the karma to set things right. 


HarmonicTT should be banned and his contact info should also be exposed here.
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If Harmonic TT does not complete the restitution I will have to ban him permanently.  Please keep me informed.  I will decide on what additional information needs to be taken, such as publishing his complete name and contact information. 

There are way too many complaints about this person.


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