Hall Of Shame

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
eBay-/Discogs-alias
e-mail)

George Paul Beahan, 100 North Sycamore Ave. # 30, Los Angeles, CA 90036, U.S.A.
Pingpongcrotch
iamthecosmos1976@yahoo.com

Salem Bourouf/Cosmicsong Records, 251 Rue De Faubourg Saint-Antoine, F-75011 Paris, FRANCE
cosmicsong
cosmicaucion@club-internet.fr

Benoit Brunod/Laboiteavinyles/Yolande Vogelsperger-Brunod,
Rue M Hope Vere, F-64200 Biarritz, Lorraine, FRANCE
yolande57500
brunodyolande@yahoo.fr

Nelson Carbonel/Gustavo Martinez, 1831 Ocean Ave., Apt.# A, San Francisco, CA 94112, U.S.A.
neltavo
neltavo@hotmail.com

Dursun Caymaz, Vali Konagi Cad., Kuyumcu Irfan soc., Agri Is Merkezi 29/1, 80230 Nisantasi-Istanbul, TURKEY
turkishrecords
turkishrecords@gmx.com.tr

Judy Franklin, New Orleans, U.S.A.
haircutters
haircutters@i-55.com

Bryan Jones, 3011 E.Gore Blvd., Apt.280, Lawton, OK 73501, U.S.A.
marijane1979
bjones@fsac.info

Kim Ki Hoon, 891-14 Daechi-Dong, Gangnam-Gu, Seoul 135-280, SOUTH-KOREA
britzrecord
britzrecord@paran.com

R.Gregson, 12 Redstone Drive, Wirral, Merseyside CH60 9HH, U.K.
thesoleratter1970

Ralf Iwanowski, Kegelhofstr. 27, D-20251 Hamburg, GERMANY

Vanessa King, 204 N.Aurora St., Apt.# 1, Easton, MD 21601, U.S.A.
pearlsnblues
PearlsNBlues@aol.com

Justin Klein, 5153 W.Byron, Chicago, IL 60641, U.S.A.
kleinfj
kleinfj@yahoo.com

Garry Larson, 4416 Mont Eagle Place, Eagle Rock, CA 90041, U.S.A.
garrylars
garrylars@webtv.net

Domenico Letterio/Manuele Palermo , Roma, ITALY
doncabrio
ciciofaro2@libero.it

Dennis & Travis Marshall/Otter’s Oasis/Detox Depot, 651 Capital Ave. SW (P.O.Box 4385), Battle Creek, MI 49015, U.S.A.
gonzobeach1
gonzob1@aol.com
ottersoasis@aol.com

Hector Monataro, 427 Quaglia, Gentes Del Sur, 8400 Bariloch, ARGENTINA
pregocachado
pregocachadoo@hotmail.com

Lou Ramirez Morales, P.O.Box 5161, Bellflower, CA 90707, U.S.A.
dinomagoo
dinomagoo@attbi.com

World’s Best Selection
Odd Banana Media
, 871 Coronado Center Dr., Henderson, NV 89052-3977, U.S.A.
Oddbanana
worldsbestselection@gmail.com

Matt Orizaga, 1506 Alta Vista Drive, Bakersfield, CA 93305, U.S.A.
devadiponeness@gmail.com
wonkajane

Alicia Ratatu/Hector Musayero, La Rioja 2170 piso 4 depto C, 7600 Mar Del Plata, ARGENTINA
byeskybye
byeskybye@hotmail.com

Pamela & Zary Smith, 2229 Camino Brazos, Pleasanton, CA 94566, U.S.A.
bellwitch/saint-anne/bell-witch/saintanne/tinkercreek
bellwitchpamela@aol.com

Greg Stark, 29 Viking Way, Holland On Sea, Essex CO15 5TJ, U.K.
the_music_man_2005
ebayrecordings@hotmail.com

Lutz Stoltenburg, Würtinger Str. 15, D-72813 St.Johann, GERMANY
stoldi61

Sean Thomas/Vessel Records, Lansdowne, PA 19050, U.S.A.
vesselrecords
pellegram@rcn.com

Thomas Voss, Rendsburger Str. 5, D-24534 Neumünster, GERMANY
www-bezalel-de/plau004
info@bezalel.de

Marina Yabuki, Jinguu 1-311, Miyazaki-si, Miyazaki 880-0053, JAPAN
rabichoco
marina-y@kg7.so-net.ne.jp

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
eBay-/Discogs-alias
e-mail)

Graham Allen, 9 St.Edmunds Lane, Padstow, Cornwall PL28 8BZ, U.K.
hotlove0
allengraham9@aol.com

Laurence Altman/H.Lamb/Gerald Tatum, 1105 N.E. 1st St., Belle Glade, FL 33430-2017, U.S.A.
cunparadise
cunparadise@webtv.net

Gianluigi Baracchi, Via Magenta 42, I-20075 Lodi, ITALY

Holger Benedens/Trinity Art Company, Pflügerstr. 14, D-12047 Berlin, GERMANY
trinitysoulandmusic
trinity60’sMusicBeatlesStones+More (eBay-shop)
trinityebayb@aol.com

Joanna Berg, 908 N 24th St., Las Vegas, NV 89101, U.S.A.
music4sanity
sanityobscure@hotmail.com

Dennis Bergeron/Phil Baker (Rare Ass/Monster Records), P.O.Box 460173, San Antonio, TX 78246-0173, U.S.A.
phil@monsterrecords.com
dennis@monsterrecords.com
weborder@monsterrecords.com
sitetrouble@monsterecords.com

Guido Borghetti/ Palace Of Worms Records, Via Bronzetti 19, I-23900 Lecco, ITALY
palaceofworms
palaceofworms@gmail.com
borghettiguido@postecert.it

Claudia Boros/Daniela Hof, Kardinal-Faulhaber-Platz 1, D-83022 Rosenheim, GERMANY
angel260683

Rod Branham, P.O.Box 148, Chelsea, MI 48118-0148, U.S.A.
rerun45
rerun45@aol.com

Joanne Caiola, Box 506, Bedminster, NJ 07921, U.S.A.
fyne-vynyl
records.lps@verizon.net

Frank Canepa, Calle 17 G – 41 Fair View, Rio Piedras 00926, PUERTO RICO
obgfac01@msn.com

David Casey, 5 Sheerwater Mews, Colchester, Essex CO4 3FL, U.K.
time_records_casey
casey.de@sky.com

Mark Clack, 28 Meresborough Rd., Rainham, Gillingham, Kent ME8 8SR, U.K.
blueocho
clackmark@hotmail.com

Janet Durward, 3 Malthoose Close, Wirksworth, Matlock, Derbyshire DE4 4FT, U.K.
janet4dobes

Monika Egner, Hülzweilerstr. 75, D-66740 Saarlouis, GERMANY
m-egner-2007
schmidt.michael.1@googlemail.com

Rob Fadaely, 3 Comely Bank Row, Edinburgh, Scotland EH4 1DZ, U.K.
limslip2
limslip2@blueyonder.co.uk

Renate Fox-Hormes, Steinmetzstr. 4, D-41515 Grevenbroich, GERMANY
vinylrenate
renatefox@t-online.de

Ron Genther/Marianne Pollock, 3 St.Marys, Monymusk, Aberdeenshire, Scotland AB51 7HH, U.K.
videofilms
videouk@aol.com

Michael Gustke, Beimoorweg 27 A, D-22926 Ahrensburg, GERMANY
clarenceclemons
melthepacemaker@aol.com

Christian Hametner, Lützowstr. 28, D-76199 Karlsruhe, GERMANY
dj-chrisy
christian.hametner@gmx.de

Peter Hickman, 9 Spencer Rd., Eastleigh, Hampshire SO50 9GP, U.K.
iamdapanman

Bettina Hiß, Zeil 65, D-60313 Frankfurt, GERMANY
member_since_2001
bettina_hiss@hotmail.com

Daniela Hof/Claudia Boros, Kardinal-Faulhaber-Platz 1, D-83022 Rosenheim, GERMANY
angel260683

Timo Kerner, Unterer Wasen 10, D-74626 Bretzfeld-Unterheimbach, GERMANY
686timo

Uwe Klemm c/o Harvest, Eisenspatweg 5, D-09456 Annaberg-Buchholz, GERMANY
aftergold/superanel/sound23
uweklemm@gmx.de
hurricane23@gmx.net

Sigrid Klemmer, Rotdornweg 4, D-14641 Nauen, GERMANY
mama-kauft-ein
klemmer@gmx.de

Kerstin Krieg/Hans Bauer, Basler Str. 88, D-79115 Freiburg, GERMANY
kathie*co
ginkgocat13@ahrnet.de
fotosatz.krieg@t-online.de

Jack Lake, 120 Churchill Drive, Stephens City, VA 22655, U.S.A.
barnowlet
barnowlet@yahoo.com

Sheila M.Leahy, P.O.Box 3413, Redford, MI 48239-3413, U.S.A.
hockeytownhoney
hockytwnhoney@aol.com

Carine Lecocq, Rue Contures 183, B-6042 Lodelinsart, BELGIUM
af45ps
calecoc@skynet.be

Dean A.Lincoln, 138 Danbury Crescent, South Ockendon, Essex RM15 5XE, U.K.
twitchyfingers
lincomob@cluso.freeserve.co.uk
deantwitchyfingers@talktalk.net

Guillaume Loizeaud, 10 Rue Christian Dewet, F-75012 Paris, FRANCE
wilbird
guillaumeloizeaud@yahoo.com

Robert McKenna/Hard To Find Recordings, 22 Union St., Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776, U.S.A.
hardtofindrecordings
payment@hardtofindrecordings.com

Frank Meinardus, Nordestr. 78, D-26892 Dörpen, GERMANY
sammelnurrund
gutemusik66@t-online.de
asdbub@t-online.de

Edward Moore, Mount Zion House, Diptford, Totnes TQ9 7NG, U.K.
rarer_than_rare_records
rarer_than_rare_records@hotmail.com

Susanne Mrowka, Schanzenstr. 5, D-20357 Hamburg, GERMANY
pauli-basar
pauli-basar@kaufraum.de

Sven Müller, Gelindeweg 22, D-32427 Minden, GERMANY
b.ecclestone
muellersven@gmx.de

Francis & Brian Navin, 106 Selly Manor Ct., Apex,NC 27502, U.S.A.
robertcrates
robcrates@nc.rr.com

Mart(in) Nichols(on), 44 Sherwell Hill, Chelston, Torquay TQ2 6LS, U.K.
kozraks
kozrak@lineone.net
alltogonow@kcentral.eclipse.co.uk

Margit Pahl/Luis Mares, Overbergstr. 4, D-44801 Bochum, GERMANY
siebenleben6910
siebenleben69@gmx.de

Maurizio Pelliccioni, Via Manzoni 44/E, I-60131 Ancona, ITALY
nasaldinho@yahoo.com

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.
mrmeguy1999
nmboye2@aol.com
cma7676ebay@yahoo.com

Martin E.Rouse, 14 Wordsworth Vale, Acklam, Middlesbrough, Cleveland TS5 8PL, U.K
rouseyme/rousemm
rousemm@fsmail.net

Max Schäfer/Yvonne von Widekind, Untergrünewalderstr. 12,
D-42103 Wuppertal, GERMANY
crazy-dandy/ thrasher.island
crazy-dandy@web.de
maxschae@gmx.de

Jörg Schröder, Warendorf, GERMANY
pinselaffe
schroe2000@web.de

Mitchell Stevens, 24 Shaftsbury St., Ramsgate, Kent CT11 8JG, U.K.
20eyes20
mitchellstevens1@sky.com

Paul Thomson, 12 Teviot Terrace, Johnstone, Renfrewshire PA5 0NR, U.K.
pault10000
superbuddie2000@yahoo.co.uk

M.Wei, 1106 S.Marguerita Ave., Alhambra, CA 91803, U.S.A.
mijac
MijacEuneece@cs.com

Ives Werkbrouck, Markt 1 B, B-8210 Veldegem, BELGIUM
ives1973
ives.werkbrouck@telenet.be

Yvonne von Widekind/Max Schäfer, Untergrünewalderstr. 12,
D-42103 Wuppertal, GERMANY
crazy-dandy/ thrasher.island
crazy-dandy@web.de
maxschae@gmx.de

David Ybarra, 901 SW King Ave., Apt. 416, Portland, OR 97205, U.S.A.
sourdoughpuppet
discodivadavid@yahoo.com

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
eBay-/Discogs-alias
e-mail)

Dirk Alex, Christstr. 41, D-14059 Berlin, GERMANY
alex3390
alex3390@onlinehome.de

Bill Berry/Karavan Records, P.O.Box 131197, Woodlands, TX 77393, U.S.A.
karavan
bberry@nerausa.com

Rob Bewley, 81a Connahs Quay High Street, Connahs Quay, Flintshire CH5 4DD, U.K.
frontie70

Keeley Broadhurst/Carl Sargeant, 35 A Ringwood Rd., Sheffield, South Yorkshire S20 2DG, U.K.
keelsonwheels
sargentinio01@msn.com

Donald Byham, 663 Blackwood St., Sacramento, CA 95815, U.S.A.
grinder5150
d.byham@comcast.net

David Coll, 3450 Lane Cr. S.W., Calgary, Alberta T3E 5X2, CANADA
dbcoll
davidcoll@shaw.ca
David_Coll@nexeninc.com

Cathy Coviello, 2 Larsens Drive, Denville, NJ 07834, U.S.A.
cathyscreations2
cathyscreations2@aol.com

Jason Dunn, 1 Woodstock, Bishop Middleham, Ferryhill, Durham DL17 9BQ, U.K.
markrothk0
jason@lakebillythekid.freeserve.co.uk

Darren J.Gibbs, 6 Hopton Close, Ripley, Derbyshire DE5 3TQ, U.K.
dogizzard
crawfordcrayon
memobillcollector@msn.com

Philippe Graveau, Villa Les Oliviers Impasse Du Petit Condon, F-83160 La Valette, VAR, France
vendors
pgvinyl@aol.com

Doug Gregory, 3114 North Connecticut, Royal Oak, MI 48073, U.S.A.
classicstogo
classicstogo@comcast.net

Les Harris, 3012 Whisper Fern, San Antonio, TX 78230, U.S.A.
lharris4gq7
lharris@lesharrisrecords.com

Frank Hart, 4216 Carmel Forest Drive, Charlotte, NC 28226, U.S.A.
drtong
drtong@carolina.rr.com

Bert Hoffschlag, Noordsingel 123 A, NL-3035 EN Rotterdam, NEDERLAND
lolsmurf
cavern@chello.nl
2nd-hand-items
items@2-oz-of-plastic.nl

Dominic James, 58 Rothbury Gardens, Lobley Hill, Gateshead, Tyne & Wear
NE11 0AT, U.K.
jamester30
dominic.james@blueyonder.co.uk

Kevin Jenkins, 12376 Country Rd.17, Holdingford, MN 56340, U.S.A.
kdj1952
opolekevin@aol.com

Craig Jones, 9 Fernleigh Rd., Liverpool, Merseyside L13 5SN, U.K.
cxj35976
c.jones@email.com

Philip Jones, 26 Meadow Close, Lighthorne, Warwickshire CV35 0AG, U.K.
pctc01
philjo@btinternet.com
pajoness@hotmail.com
r4ew
qesder@hotmail.com

Martin Law/Kat McClure, 5 Sunnybank Cottages, Kelmarsh Rd., Arthingworth, Leics. LE16 8JX, U.K.
bitspecial
bitspecial35@yahoo.co.uk

Greg Lee, 11846 Balboa Blvd. PMB # 302, Granada Hills, CA 91344, U.S.A.
rarecoolstuff
eeditions2000@mailstep.com

Keith Leniart, 1055 Logan, Apt.1003, Denver, CO 80203, U.S.A.
jives333
sisteray@hotmail.com

Francesco Licata, Rue Tantenne 57, B-6043 Ransart, BELGIUM
francescolicata

Juha Mäkinen, Riddaregatan 12 a, S-461 34 Trollhättan, Älvsborg, SWEDEN
rawpower-rec
juha_m@telia.com

Daniel L.Menase, 10 Hollyberry Court, Rockville, MD 20852, U.S.A.
systemofadown24
dmenase24@gmail.com

A.Moussa, West Village, CA, U.S.A.
newaje
sales@newaje.com

Danny Neil/Definitely Sound, 39 Leaders Way, New Market, Suffolk C8 0DP, U.K.
definitelysound
danny@neilld.freeserve.co.uk

Dawn O’Neill, 41 Rantree Fold, Basildon, Essex SS16 5TJ, U.K.
topcat70-uk

John Pearce, c/o Unit 3, Barnes Hill, Blandford Forum, Milton Abbas, Dorset DT11 0BB, U.K.
toprange

Kevin Plamondon, P.O.Box 211, Traverse City, MI 49685-0211, U.S.A.
waif

Roberto Perez Rodriguez, C/Salud 8, E-28013 Madrid, SPAIN
recordscenturyxxi
recorcenturyxxi@terra.es

Paul Rudzitis/Boogaloo Records, 101 Granby St., Leicester, U.K.
boss-sauce
paul.rudzitis@ntlworld.com

Nick Russell, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB1 3DH, U.K.
n.j.r
njr_1974@yahoo.co.uk

Erwin Seel/Dr.Music, 149 Richards Rd., Bridgeton, NJ 08302, U.S.A.
drmusic
drmusicerwinseel@msn.com

David Smith, 82 Harlaxton Rd., Grantham, Lincolnshire NG31 7AJ, U.K.
recordsandwich
davidsmith_525@msn.com

Anne & Andrew Stevens, Sandwich, Kent CT13 0BW, U.K.
offworldcolony
andrewandanne.stevens@virgin.net

Hans Stridh, Kungsbackav. 24, S 857 33 Sundsvall, SWEDEN
swedtrust
hans.strid@telia.com

Victor Tabinsky, Ellicott City, MD 21041, U.S.A.
3coolbeanz
coolbeanzx3@hotmail.com

Keith J.Taruski/Future Teck, P.O.Box 30, Saint Albans, VT 05478, U.S.A.
cheapgamestuff
ktinnovation@hotmail.com

Stephen Thorburn, 3033 Plaza St., Las Vegas, NV 89121, U.S.A.
agondontor
agondontor@aol.com

Robert Tierney, P.O.Box 454, Arnold, MD 21012, U.S.A.
littlerock3
rhtierney@comcast.net

Valley Movies, 304 North C. St., Calera, OK 74730, U.S.A.
valleymovies
valleymovies@netcommander.com

Robert F.Walsh, 8 A Coles Grove Rd., Derry, NH 03038-4038, U.S.A.
quotationsunlimited
bob1499681@aol.com

Marita & Bodo Wirtz, Cosmarweg 51 B, D-13591 Berlin, GERMANY
marita7394
pppi51@yahoo.de

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-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.
veronica@veronicasvinyl.com
vb@pil.net

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!