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  • John Tonello AKA "Johnny the Kid" - doesn't reply my messages

    The person I'm citing here is a very active member (4k+ posts) of the forum but as I have tried contacting him through private messages, e-mail and PayPal, and still he's deliberately chosen to ignore me for over a month, I have no option other than opening this up. His name is John Tonello, and this is his profile: Johnny the Kid.

    Story
    He replied on a thread I opened by the 8th of May, saying he had a pair of SD Blackouts up for grabs. I contacted him and sent the payment ($85 USD) for his pickups via PayPal on the very same day. By the 17th of May I asked for the tracking number and his reply was:

    Hey, I'm really sorry. Work hasn't scheduled me until Monday, so money is a bit tight. Tuesday morning I'll send the pickups out. I'm really sorry. It's just been rough with finals and all that.
    (...)
    It'll be within the next week. I finished finals last week and my schedule for work hasn't switched over for the summer to give me more hours, so I've been kind of broke the last few days. My girlfriend and I have been living off her paycheck this past week. I feel so bad about this honestly.
    I know **** can happen, so I waited, of course. On the 25th of May (almost 20 days after my purchase) he said he would send them on the next day, and that was his last message. I've been trying to get in touch with him ever since, and he does not reply my messages, although you can clearly see he's active in the forums.

    I've just escalated my dispute to PayPal because, guess what, he didn't reply me on the dispute as well.

    I may not be very active in the community but I'm really well-reputed on the trades section over here as well as on many other forums. I'm not trying to trash his reputation, all I want is either my money back or the pickups sent - and actually I'd prefer the latter, as he said he's not doing well financially.

    Best,
    J.
    Last edited by joaocunha; 07-23-2017, 05:24 PM. Reason: Dates
    Low post count but good deals with: B Bent, FretFire, scottish, SMark, King IzzO))), Quicksilver689 (2x), Captain Crunch, RockStarNick, ratherdashing, FuseG4 (2x), Dr.K, wolf5150, Mononoaware, tenniso, teleguru, GinoAmes, glennvalentine, fowl2338, SoundAt11, baritone

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    • Re: Bad Trader Alert

      I assume you covered the shipping?

      He then spends all the money you gave him on something else and now can't afford to ship it to you?!?

      That's pretty lame!
      Last edited by gregory; 06-30-2017, 10:37 AM.
      Pickups don't "take" gain.
      This message was not sent using Tapatalk.

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      • Re: Bad Trader Alert

        Originally posted by gregory View Post
        I assume you covered the shipping?

        He then spends all the money you gave him on something else and now can't afford to ship it to you?!?

        That's pretty lame!

        Actually I paid $85 USD (shipped) for them.
        Low post count but good deals with: B Bent, FretFire, scottish, SMark, King IzzO))), Quicksilver689 (2x), Captain Crunch, RockStarNick, ratherdashing, FuseG4 (2x), Dr.K, wolf5150, Mononoaware, tenniso, teleguru, GinoAmes, glennvalentine, fowl2338, SoundAt11, baritone

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          Totally un-cool!
          Pickups don't "take" gain.
          This message was not sent using Tapatalk.

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            Before anybody gets hung from a tree I sent him a message to call his attention to this.
            Nope...

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            • Re: Bad Trader Alert

              Originally posted by GilmourD View Post
              Before anybody gets hung from a tree I sent him a message to call his attention to this.
              That's fair. But rest assured I tried all the ways I could before posting here, and I also warned him I'd have to take action if he kept ignoring my messages. Honestly, I don't think he'll log in again - his last login was a few hours before you posted this, on the 30th of June.

              At least PayPal have decided in my favor because he didn't respond:

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              Last edited by joaocunha; 07-09-2017, 09:13 PM.
              Low post count but good deals with: B Bent, FretFire, scottish, SMark, King IzzO))), Quicksilver689 (2x), Captain Crunch, RockStarNick, ratherdashing, FuseG4 (2x), Dr.K, wolf5150, Mononoaware, tenniso, teleguru, GinoAmes, glennvalentine, fowl2338, SoundAt11, baritone

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              • Re: Bad Trader Alert

                Sad to see a stand-up forum bro blatantly drop the ball like this!

                But, I'm glad Paypal helped you sort it out.

                Sorry it happened. It's not very often that a deal goes bad around here!

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                • Re: Bad Trader Alert

                  Originally posted by masta' c View Post
                  Sad to see a stand-up forum bro blatantly drop the ball like this!

                  But, I'm glad Paypal helped you sort it out.

                  Sorry it happened. It's not very often that a deal goes bad around here!
                  It's weird how he just dropped off the face of the earth. It can't be because of one messed up deal.
                  Nope...

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                  • Re: Bad Trader Alert

                    Originally posted by GilmourD View Post
                    It's weird how he just dropped off the face of the earth. It can't be because of one messed up deal.
                    Same thing with Dominus...

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                    • Re: Bad Trader Alert

                      Originally posted by GilmourD View Post
                      It's weird how he just dropped off the face of the earth. It can't be because of one messed up deal.
                      I swear I hired no hitman.
                      Low post count but good deals with: B Bent, FretFire, scottish, SMark, King IzzO))), Quicksilver689 (2x), Captain Crunch, RockStarNick, ratherdashing, FuseG4 (2x), Dr.K, wolf5150, Mononoaware, tenniso, teleguru, GinoAmes, glennvalentine, fowl2338, SoundAt11, baritone

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                      • Re: Bad Trader Alert

                        Originally posted by treyhaislip View Post
                        Same thing with Dominus...
                        I contacted samplebytes on ebay about a Ibanez body they were selling and when I got a reply I asked if he was Dominus as we had traded etc several times a few years back... I didn't get a straight answer to my question about the body or if he was Dominus though I suspect it was him.
                        It had seemed an OK guy up until the time he ripped you off!
                        The Artiste formally known as IndySG...

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                        • Re: Bad Trader Alert

                          Originally posted by IndySG View Post
                          It had seemed an OK guy up until the time he ripped you off!
                          Right? It makes absolutely zero sense. Tons of good deals and a generally good contributor to the forum then *poof*.
                          Nope...

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                          • Re: Bad Trader Alert

                            Originally posted by Nostalgic Distortion View Post
                            Pretty lame move F.B.72!!! John is a great guy who would give you the shirt off his back if he thought you needed it & he's well loved around here. What's done is done but late is certainly better than never & shipping is cheap! PLEASE MAKE THIS RIGHT!!!!
                            I have traded and done work for John many times, completely stand up guy (and his guitar and parts collection is rivaled by none) Just tell me whose legs to break John, and its done...
                            Guitars:
                            2017 Epiphone dot
                            2007 Fender Strat (Andrew Robertson Pickups "Black strat set")
                            2015/19 Fender fat telecaster
                            (Andrew robertson pickups broadcaster/ Duncan 59n)

                            Peavey Classic 50 head/ Peavey Classic 410e cab

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                            • Re: Bad Trader Alert

                              Originally posted by Mark Cearlock View Post
                              I have traded and done work for John many times, completely stand up guy (and his guitar and parts collection is rivaled by none) Just tell me whose legs to break John, and its done...
                              Sadly, it seems as if FB72 hasn't posted here since August of '16, over two years ago. Last I personally heard from him was February of '16 when I finally got a pickup he wound for me, which took a while. Sadly, it's sat in a box since I got it, so I couldn't even tell you about it. That's what happens when you have work, kids, and school.
                              Nope...

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                              • Re: Bad Trader Alert

                                I never been still but I came here to get a good view of others so I can avoid it lol!!!

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