The internet is a very fine institution for collectors worldwide to find stuff you’re after for years and platforms like eBay or Discogs are a great help in completing your collection. But unfortunately it’s also the latest playground for all sorts of cheaters and scam-dealers. These guys are only in it to rip off their customers. They neither care for the quality of their goods nor do they show the slightest respect for their customers.
The deliberate cheaters just take your money and are never heard of again. Of course you never see any goods at all or you’re told (at best!) the goods or the money have been allegedly lost in the mail (ain’t it funny that this happens nearly exclusively to scam-dealers??!!).
Besides those never sending anything at all are sellers who send you junk or useless products instead of the advertised goods or reissues as originals. Even if they give you full guarantee it’s often not even worth reading ‘cause if you ask them to take back their crap they mostly insist that you return it first. But if you make the mistake to do that they refund you just the price of the goods itself and no postage-fees, if anything at all. It’s them making the mistakes but they mostly try to blame you and really expect you to pay for their faults!!!??? And if you don’t agree to return the goods upfront you’re stucked with their crap!!
And finally there’s a 3rd variety of people who think they could make a nice extra-profit on overcharged postage-fees. Their trick is to sell their stuff cheap and cash-in the difference to the regular price later on via postage & handling-fees. Some of them even think they have a right to do so according to eBay’s or Discogs’ sales-rules which of course is a gas!
The trouble with all these cheaters and scam-dealers is that nobody is doin’ anything against them. Neither Ebay nor Discogs do care at all, just the very bad guys are excluded from further sales for a while just to return under a new alias. And your chances to sue any of them are zilch ‘cause if they’re from a foreign country, no prosecuter over here will bring them to court. Even if the cheater is from your own country the case is mostly dismissed due to insignificance. So all you could do is help yourself and that’s the reason for this blacklist.
I don’t expect to regain my money that these scumbags have stolen (a little fortune!!), but maybe I could make them better known so they cannot rip off others so easily again. So I hope that my loss could at least become a benefit for others this way! Don’t bother anybody was listed thoughtlessly here: I can prove every single case and everybody listed had more than enough time to get their scam deal straight before they ended up here. Everybody can make mistakes, it’s just a matter how you handle it. But a lot of these guys think they never make any mistake ever! So please don’t get on my nerves now wining about the consequences! If anybody in this list feels treated unjustified, send back my money and I will gladly skip you off the list. If these cheaters are no longer anonymous they’re maybe more cautious whom they’re tryin’ to rip off.
SECTION A: DELIBERATE CHEATERS OR THE CLASSICAL RIP-OFF
All the people below just cashed in money without delivering anything at all. In most cases no communication at all possible after payment!
(Name & address
George Paul Beahan, 100 North Sycamore Ave. # 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036, U.S.A.
Salem Bourouf/Cosmicsong Records, 251 Rue De Faubourg Saint-Antoine, F-75011 Paris, FRANCE
Benoit Brunod/Laboiteavinyles/Yolande Vogelsperger-Brunod,
Rue M Hope Vere, F-64200 Biarritz, Lorraine, FRANCE
Nelson Carbonel/Gustavo Martinez, 1831 Ocean Ave., Apt.# A, San Francisco, CA 94112, U.S.A.
Dursun Caymaz, Vali Konagi Cad., Kuyumcu Irfan soc., Agri Is Merkezi 29/1, 80230 Nisantasi-Istanbul, TURKEY
Judy Franklin, New Orleans, U.S.A.
R.Gregson, 12 Redstone Drive, Wirral, Merseyside CH60 9HH, U.K.
Thorsten Heymann, Görkenstr. 34 L, D-46242 Bottrop, GERMANY
Ralf Iwanowski, Kegelhofstr. 27, D-20251 Hamburg, GERMANY
Bryan Jones, 3011 E.Gore Blvd., Apt.280, Lawton, OK 73501, U.S.A.
Kim Ki Hoon, 891-14 Daechi-Dong, Gangnam-Gu, Seoul 135-280, SOUTH-KOREA
Vanessa King, 204 N.Aurora St., Apt.# 1, Easton, MD 21601, U.S.A.
Justin Klein, 5153 W.Byron, Chicago, IL 60641, U.S.A.
Garry Larson, 4416 Mont Eagle Place, Eagle Rock, CA 90041, U.S.A.
Domenico Letterio/Manuele Palermo , Roma, ITALY
Dennis & Travis Marshall/Otter’s Oasis/Detox Depot, 651 Capital Ave. SW (P.O.Box 4385), Battle Creek, MI 49015, U.S.A.
Hector Monataro, 427 Quaglia, Gentes Del Sur, 8400 Bariloch, ARGENTINA
Lou Ramirez Morales, P.O.Box 5161, Bellflower, CA 90707, U.S.A.
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Odd Banana Media, 871 Coronado Center Dr., Henderson, NV 89052-3977, U.S.A.
Matt Orizaga, 1506 Alta Vista Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93305, U.S.A.
Alicia Ratatu/Hector Musayero, La Rioja 2170 piso 4 depto C, 7600 Mar Del Plata, ARGENTINA
Pamela & Zary Smith, 2229 Camino Brazos, Pleasanton, CA 94566, U.S.A.
Greg Stark, 29 Viking Way, Holland On Sea, Essex CO15 5TJ, U.K.
Lutz Stoltenburg, Würtinger Str. 15, D-72813 St.Johann, GERMANY
Sean Thomas/Vessel Records, Lansdowne, PA 19050, U.S.A.
Thomas Voss, Rendsburger Str. 5, D-24534 Neumünster, GERMANY
Marina Yabuki, Jinguu 1-311, Miyazaki-si, Miyazaki 880-0053, JAPAN
SECTION B: JUNK-SELLERS OR REISSUES FOR ORIGINALS
All people listed here sent goods that clearly differ from their advertised prescription or sold reissues as originals. All of them didn’t care at all or tried to shift at least part of the costs on their customers. You either lose money or get stucked with their crap.
(Name & address
Graham Allen, 9 St.Edmunds Lane, Padstow, Cornwall PL28 8BZ, U.K.
Dierk Althöfer, Endemannstr. 2, D-45896 Gelsenkirchen, GERMANY
Laurence Altman/H.Lamb/Gerald Tatum, 1105 N.E. 1st St., Belle Glade, FL 33430-2017, U.S.A.
Gianluigi Baracchi, Via Magenta 42, I-20075 Lodi, ITALY
Holger Benedens/Trinity Art Company, Pflügerstr. 14, D-12047 Berlin, GERMANY
Joanna Berg, 908 N 24th St., Las Vegas, NV 89101, U.S.A.
Dennis Bergeron/Phil Baker (Rare Ass/Monster Records), P.O.Box 460173, San Antonio, TX 78246-0173, U.S.A.
Guido Borghetti/ Palace Of Worms Records, Via Bronzetti 19, I-23900 Lecco, ITALY
Claudia Boros/Daniela Hof, Kardinal-Faulhaber-Platz 1, D-83022 Rosenheim, GERMANY
Rod Branham, P.O.Box 148, Chelsea, MI 48118-0148, U.S.A.
Joanne Caiola, Box 506, Bedminster, NJ 07921, U.S.A.
Frank Canepa, Calle 17 G – 41 Fair View, Rio Piedras 00926, PUERTO RICO
David Casey, 5 Sheerwater Mews, Colchester, Essex CO4 3FL, U.K.
Mark Clack, 28 Meresborough Rd., Rainham, Gillingham, Kent ME8 8SR, U.K.
Janet Durward, 3 Malthoose Close, Wirksworth, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 4FT, U.K.
Monika Egner, Hülzweilerstr. 75, D-66740 Saarlouis, GERMANY
Rob Fadaely, 3 Comely Bank Row, Edinburgh, Scotland EH4 1DZ, U.K.
Renate Fox-Hormes, Steinmetzstr. 4, D-41515 Grevenbroich, GERMANY
Ron Genther/Marianne Pollock, 3 St.Marys, Monymusk, Aberdeenshire, Scotland AB51 7HH, U.K.
Michael Gustke, Beimoorweg 27 A, D-22926 Ahrensburg, GERMANY
Christian Hametner, Lützowstr. 28, D-76199 Karlsruhe, GERMANY
Peter Hickman, 9 Spencer Rd., Eastleigh, Hampshire SO50 9GP, U.K.
Bettina Hiß, Zeil 65, D-60313 Frankfurt, GERMANY
Daniela Hof/Claudia Boros, Kardinal-Faulhaber-Platz 1, D-83022 Rosenheim, GERMANY
Agota & Robert Huhn, Raitenstr. 3, D-73249 Wernau, GERMANY
Timo Kerner, Unterer Wasen 10, D-74626 Bretzfeld-Unterheimbach, GERMANY
Uwe Klemm c/o Harvest, Eisenspatweg 5, D-09456 Annaberg-Buchholz, GERMANY
Sigrid Klemmer, Rotdornweg 4, D-14641 Nauen, GERMANY
Kerstin Krieg/Hans Bauer, Basler Str. 88, D-79115 Freiburg, GERMANY
Jack Lake, 120 Churchill Drive, Stephens City, VA 22655, U.S.A.
Sheila M.Leahy, P.O.Box 3413, Redford, MI 48239-3413, U.S.A.
Carine Lecocq, Rue Contures 183, B-6042 Lodelinsart, BELGIUM
Dean A.Lincoln, 138 Danbury Crescent, South Ockendon, Essex RM15 5XE, U.K.
Guillaume Loizeaud, 10 Rue Christian Dewet, F-75012 Paris, FRANCE
Robert McKenna/Hard To Find Recordings, 22 Union St., Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776, U.S.A.
Frank Meinardus, Nordestr. 78, D-26892 Dörpen, GERMANY
Edward Moore, Mount Zion House, Diptford, Totnes TQ9 7NG, U.K.
Susanne Mrowka, Schanzenstr. 5, D-20357 Hamburg, GERMANY
Sven Müller, Gelindeweg 22, D-32427 Minden, GERMANY
Francis & Brian Navin, 106 Selly Manor Ct., Apex,NC 27502, U.S.A.
Mart(in) Nichols(on), 44 Sherwell Hill, Chelston, Torquay TQ2 6LS, U.K.
Margit Pahl/Luis Mares, Overbergstr. 4, D-44801 Bochum, GERMANY
Maurizio Pelliccioni, Via Manzoni 44/E, I-60131 Ancona, ITALY
Marcel Peter-Hafner, Basler Str. 199, CH-4632 Trimbach, SCHWEIZ
M.Polimena, Rautihalde 25, CH-8048 Zürich, SCHWEIZ
Rob T.Raus/R.Strass, Randleman, NC 27317, U.S.A.
Martin E.Rouse, 14 Wordsworth Vale, Acklam, Middlesbrough, Cleveland TS5 8PL, U.K
Max Schäfer/Yvonne von Widekind, Untergrünewalderstr. 12,
D-42103 Wuppertal, GERMANY
Jörg Schröder, Warendorf, GERMANY
Mitchell Stevens, 24 Shaftsbury St., Ramsgate, Kent CT11 8JG, U.K.
Paul Thomson, 12 Teviot Terrace, Johnstone, Renfrewshire PA5 0NR, U.K.
M.Wei, 1106 S.Marguerita Ave., Alhambra, CA 91803, U.S.A.
Ives Werkbrouck, Markt 1 B, B-8210 Veldegem, BELGIUM
Yvonne von Widekind/Max Schäfer, Untergrünewalderstr. 12,
D-42103 Wuppertal, GERMANY
David Ybarra, 901 SW King Ave., Apt. 416, Portland, OR 97205, U.S.A.
SECTION C: POSTAGE-RIP-OFF
All these people clearly overcharged their postage-fees (or at least tried to do so)! Their charges were double to six times higher than the actual fees and most of them even thought they’d be entitled to do so!!
(Name & address
Dirk Alex, Christstr. 41, D-14059 Berlin, GERMANY
Bill Berry/Karavan Records, P.O.Box 131197, Woodlands, TX 77393, U.S.A.
Rob Bewley, 81a Connahs Quay High Street, Connahs Quay, Flintshire CH5 4DD, U.K.
Keeley Broadhurst/Carl Sargeant, 35 A Ringwood Rd., Sheffield, South Yorkshire S20 2DG, U.K.
Donald Byham, 663 Blackwood St., Sacramento, CA 95815, U.S.A.
David Coll, 3450 Lane Cr. S.W., Calgary, Alberta T3E 5X2, CANADA
Cathy Coviello, 2 Larsens Drive, Denville, NJ 07834, U.S.A.
Jason Dunn, 1 Woodstock, Bishop Middleham, Ferryhill, Durham DL17 9BQ, U.K.
Darren J.Gibbs, 6 Hopton Close, Ripley, Derbyshire DE5 3TQ, U.K.
Philippe Graveau, Villa Les Oliviers Impasse Du Petit Condon, F-83160 La Valette, VAR, France
Doug Gregory, 3114 North Connecticut, Royal Oak, MI 48073, U.S.A.
Les Harris, 3012 Whisper Fern, San Antonio, TX 78230, U.S.A.
Frank Hart, 4216 Carmel Forest Drive, Charlotte, NC 28226, U.S.A.
Bert Hoffschlag, Noordsingel 123 A, NL-3035 EN Rotterdam, NEDERLAND
Dominic James, 58 Rothbury Gardens, Lobley Hill, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear
NE11 0AT, U.K.
Kevin Jenkins, 12376 Country Rd.17, Holdingford, MN 56340, U.S.A.
Craig Jones, 9 Fernleigh Rd., Liverpool, Merseyside L13 5SN, U.K.
Philip Jones, 26 Meadow Close, Lighthorne, Warwickshire CV35 0AG, U.K.
Martin Law/Kat McClure, 5 Sunnybank Cottages, Kelmarsh Rd., Arthingworth, Leics. LE16 8JX, U.K.
Greg Lee, 11846 Balboa Blvd. PMB # 302, Granada Hills, CA 91344, U.S.A.
Keith Leniart, 1055 Logan, Apt.1003, Denver, CO 80203, U.S.A.
Francesco Licata, Rue Tantenne 57, B-6043 Ransart, BELGIUM
Juha Mäkinen, Riddaregatan 12 a, S-461 34 Trollhättan, Älvsborg, SWEDEN
Daniel L.Menase, 10 Hollyberry Court, Rockville, MD 20852, U.S.A.
A.Moussa, West Village, CA, U.S.A.
Danny Neil/Definitely Sound, 39 Leaders Way, New Market, Suffolk C8 0DP, U.K.
Dawn O’Neill, 41 Rantree Fold, Basildon, Essex SS16 5TJ, U.K.
John Pearce, c/o Unit 3, Barnes Hill, Blandford Forum, Milton Abbas, Dorset DT11 0BB, U.K.
Kevin Plamondon, P.O.Box 211, Traverse City, MI 49685-0211, U.S.A.
Roberto Perez Rodriguez, C/Salud 8, E-28013 Madrid, SPAIN
Paul Rudzitis/Boogaloo Records, 101 Granby St., Leicester, U.K.
Nick Russell, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB1 3DH, U.K.
Erwin Seel/Dr.Music, 149 Richards Rd., Bridgeton, NJ 08302, U.S.A.
David Smith, 82 Harlaxton Rd., Grantham, Lincolnshire NG31 7AJ, U.K.
Anne & Andrew Stevens, Sandwich, Kent CT13 0BW, U.K.
Hans Stridh, Kungsbackav. 24, S 857 33 Sundsvall, SWEDEN
Victor Tabinsky, Ellicott City, MD 21041, U.S.A.
Keith J.Taruski/Future Teck, P.O.Box 30, Saint Albans, VT 05478, U.S.A.
Stephen Thorburn, 3033 Plaza St., Las Vegas, NV 89121, U.S.A.
Robert Tierney, P.O.Box 454, Arnold, MD 21012, U.S.A.
Valley Movies, 304 North C. St., Calera, OK 74730, U.S.A.
Robert F.Walsh, 8 A Coles Grove Rd., Derry, NH 03038-4038, U.S.A.
Marita & Bodo Wirtz, Cosmarweg 51 B, D-13591 Berlin, GERMANY
And last but not least there’s
Mario LaRocca, Weiermattstr. 8, CH-4153 Reinach BL, SCHWEIZ
This guy doesn’t fit into any of the above mentioned sections ‘cause his methods have nothing to do with eBay-/Discogs-deals – as far as I know at least. He didn’t obtain surreptitiously any money but goods. First of all he ordered records for a large amount of money and urged to send it right away ’cause he’d need it immediately. As prove of payment he sent a receipt of an official postal money-order which he canceled right after he sent it to me. Believe it or not, this is possible at Swiss- Mail!! With such fake proves of payment he made me (and at least 2 other dealers that I know of) send him the records before we had the money at hand. The money, of course, never came! Only when I annouced my personal visit he returned most of the records though I had to pay high custom-fees to get back my own stuff! He only paid the price for another record he still held back and these custom-fees after Swiss justice got him at his balls months later after I sued him for cheating. Unfortunately they let him off the hook obviously after he refunded the immediate expenses he caused. No compensation for time and profits lost and of course no excuse never!
Mr.LaRocca had declared by his lawyers that he cares much not to be named along any of the people above. I comply with this! Officially I’m not allowed to call his methods a rip-off-try but I leave it up to you how you call these practices. Even though I’m through with this guy I’d prefer very much not to hear from him again regarding records or any other business![/lang_en]
Veronica (formerly known as Gregg) Breth, P.O.Box 347, Solebury, PA 18963, U.S.A.
This is really a sad case since we did business for decades ’til s/he decided to rip me off at our last deal for unknown reasons. I wouldn’t make a big deal of it if it weren’t for stuff I especially bought on her/his request. As everyone can imagine I have better things to do than spending my time and hard earned cash on other people’s wants and then get stucked with the stuff ‘cause the customer doesn’t pay. Since it wasn’t for a small amount it secures Sissy Veronica at least a prominent place on this site!