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Old 10-14-2010, 02:32 PM   #1
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Hey guys, hows it going? So long story short, I bougt a PS3 off a guy on craigslist ($210, said everything was fine, etc). Seemed nice, and from the outside the PS3 looked fine. So I get home, I turn it on, and it works for a minute then freezes. I thought that was odd, so I restart to no avail. Seems that it overheats if it runs for more than a minute, lol. Not to mention that one of the controllers is broken.

So I call the guy up, give him a chance to make it right. I ask to meet up the next night (Before he sold it, he said he was free every night), but now he is busy, a lot. So I try calling him the next day, and oh noes, he blocked my number. Well, that confirms it for me, I have been had.

So, I was hoping you guys may beable to help. Here is what I know:

Name: Alec (almost positive it was alec, not alex)

Number: 724-809-3685 (seems to be verizon)

He goes to school at Washington and Jefferson college (I am almost positiive he lives at home in canonsburg, PA with his parents and commutes).

He drives a current gen honda civic (Looked black, but it was dark out).

He is about 5'6"-5'9" tall, white, scrawny, between 18-20 years old I would guess.

Can't think of anything else. I really just need an address, then I can go have a word with him.

Also, don't call him, atleast not yet. I would like to surprize him.

Thanks for any help you guys can provide, I freaking hate scammers, dumbass made a big mistake

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Old 10-14-2010, 02:42 PM   #2
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I love these threads. Just skip over the kid entirely and show up at his parent's house with the broken stuff and the story.

BTW: Never "meet" somebody anyplace other than their house if you're the buyer for something like that. I'd have wanted to see it plugged in and running. If you can't see it work, pass.
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You had it coming, I would never buy electronics from some d00d of CL. Except one time, I bought a cell phone off cl for $15, worked like a champ, and came with some nudiez and hilarious text messages too.
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Make sure he hasn't kidnapped, raped, and murdered any girls from his highschool before you plan out your revenge.
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you lack tact.
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More:
http://pittsburgh.daype.com/electron...Ad-326227.html

You can also sign up for one of those reverse-phone lookup sites that will you send their name, address, specifics.
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You had it coming, I would never buy electronics from some d00d of CL. Except one time, I bought a cell phone off cl for $15, worked like a champ, and came with some nudiez and hilarious text messages too.
Yeah I know, mistake on my part. Live and learn. Once I get an address I feel like I can get my cash back through, lol.
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http://pittsburgh.daype.com/electron...Ad-326227.html

You can also sign up for one of those reverse-phone lookup sites that will you send their name, address, specifics.
Yep, thats it. I may try one of those sites.
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Whatever happens, make sure you have a functional PS3 for when GT5 comes out
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I know you said "Alec"... but is this him?
http://www.myspace.com/alextemplesk8er
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We'll find out how bright he is - I sent him a text (from my 610 area code phone) asking if he still had the PS3 and offering to send cash to him if he'll ship it to me.
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I know you said "Alec"... but is this him?
http://www.myspace.com/alextemplesk8er
Doesn't look like it, that kid looks way too big.
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We'll find out how bright he is - I sent him a text (from my 610 area code phone) asking if he still had the PS3 and offering to send cash to him if he'll ship it to me.
Thanks!
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If his real name is "Alec" theres only one at W&J according to the directory.

Name: Alec R. Skavronski
Campus Box: 2015
Phone: 724-503-1070, Ext. 7176
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If his real name is "Alec" theres only one at W&J according to the directory.

Name: Alec R. Skavronski
Campus Box: 2015
Phone: 724-503-1070, Ext. 7176
E-Mail: [email protected]
Thanks, Ill have to check out facebook when I get home (blocked at work).
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Thanks, Ill have to check out facebook when I get home (blocked at work).
No dice - already looked
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homo alert. he was a wrestler.

http://www.northhillswrestling.com/news/?id=159


looks like he went to Shaler HS. is that close to the area in question?


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homo alert. he was a wrestler.

http://www.northhillswrestling.com/news/?id=159


looks like he went to Shaler HS. is that close to the area in question?
seems he was in the 160 weight class, that fits the bill size wise.
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Shalar is close to pittsburg, but about 40 miles from Canonsburg, PA which I'm assuming would be where he would go to H.S. if his parents did indeed live there... its a long shot - and for some reason finding a photo of the kid is damn near impossible.
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http://www.northhillswrestling.com/news/?id=159


looks like he went to Shaler HS. is that close to the area in question?
seems he was in the 160 weight class, that fits the bill size wise.

Also seems like Shaler is North of pittsburgh. It is close (maybe 40 min from where he said he was located), maybe he does live by himself, and his rents live up there? Hmmmm
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