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Old 08-06-2008, 09:38 PM   #21
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That's why that place sucks. The guy has all the markings of a typical douchebag scammer. He ships just enough things on time to keep a customer base and earn some loyalty, and then he waits until business is good... and when he's got a stack of orders lined up, jumps ship with the money.

Just imagine over the course of around 2 months, if he could get one person a day to buy something for about $500, then he'd clear $30k... and *poof* gone like Kaiser Soze.
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Oh they've locked the thread....not surprised really.
What's the saying again... "It'll stick like **** to a blanket".
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Old 08-07-2008, 03:47 AM   #23
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CR.net & M.net are both just as bad when it comes to protecting their bottom line.......the sponsors that is.
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Old 08-11-2008, 07:41 AM   #24
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Escalated to a claim due to 'sellers failure to communicate' and 'possible fraudulent account activity'.
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Old 08-22-2008, 08:15 AM   #25
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PayPal have 'decided in my favor' but there were no funds in 'Racing LifeStyles' account and they could not give me a refund. It appears that he cleared out his PayPal account.
So, he's still got nearly $500 which belongs to me. Anyone know where this guy lives ?
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Old 08-22-2008, 11:31 AM   #26
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WHOIS information for racinglifestyle.com shows:

Registrant:
Michael Eguina
26895 Aliso Creek Rd
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Aliso Viejo, California 92656
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Old 08-22-2008, 12:54 PM   #27
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You need to communicate this with anybody you can find who may have some sort of professional relationship with this guy.

Find out where he advertises, all his phone numbers and email accounts, all the forums he frequents, anybody who may be supporting him.... get loud about it shut him down.
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Old 08-22-2008, 01:27 PM   #28
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What kind of bullshit is this? Apparently as long s you sponsor a forum noone is allowed to share any bad experiences they have with you publicly.

http://www.clubroadster.net/forum/vi...46&no=1#245946
Thats looks alot like the standard "Gary Fischman/M.net Approach" to forum admin...just keep the paying sponsors sending in their checks and if they **** over a few people squelch the 'chatter' about it and assume a 'neutral' position.
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http://clubroadster.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=21086

Wow, if it was my board I would have shitcanned the guy. Obviously he was on 'summer vacation' before going back to school
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I must say, I made that post to help him out a bit but at this point, he should be **** canned. I got ripped off on cr.net froma forum member and nothing ever happened to him. Im sick of con artists already.
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Old 08-22-2008, 03:30 PM   #31
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This post will be deleted soon I'd say....
http://clubroadster.net/forum/viewto...=250010#250010
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Old 08-22-2008, 03:42 PM   #32
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Leatherface, I PM'd you about it over there, but I thought I'd bring it out over here, too. The same guy that screwed you ripped me off as well. Noah, who later changed his username to doperoadster. Granted, I didn't get taken for as much as you did, but it still rankles. I won't buy anything from that site anymore. Twice burned, and I'm done with them.

The fact that neither of the guys who stiffed me even got so much as a temporary ban from the mods is unacceptable. One of them even had the nerve to contribute 20 bucks to the site minutes after I had PM asking about the $15 he owed me.
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Old 08-22-2008, 03:43 PM   #33
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you think thats bad, take a look at the **** that happened to me:

http://www.clubroadster.net/forum/vi...51&no=1#174451

And to date, he still posts there and everythings great for him....now im getting worked up again

*edit* rleet, you posted that as i was typing this post up.
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Old 08-22-2008, 03:48 PM   #34
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His response is the same one any online vendor uses.
"I was away from my computer, I'm sorry." The fact that he admits to some personal factor contributing stealing money from customers means he's no better than BoostinBoy.

I see so much of this **** online. Some guy is running a 1-man show with no help and no contingency plan if he's pulled away from the business suddenly. Well **** THAT GUY!

The only way online vendors get away with that **** is that they're online. No brick-and-mortar store could close shop with no notice while holding people's money and property, and then come back 2 months later and expect everything to be all right.

If the Administrators at CR are still willing to have him on as a vendor, then they're just plain ******* stupid. The good news is that any time RacingLifestyle is mentioned here, it'll get a good and hard assfucking from anybody who remembers this thread. Since just about anybody serious about Miatas frequents all 3 of the main forums, then they'll get here sooner or later and discover all about it.
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Old 08-22-2008, 03:51 PM   #35
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If only Noah got the same treatment as BoostinFag here, life wouldve been great....well maybe not great but a hell of alot better thats for sure.
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Old 08-22-2008, 04:09 PM   #36
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Any for those that are not members of ClubRoadster.Net and want to read the thread before it also gets locked/edited.

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You know, my experience here has been the exact opposite. Over there, not only do they get away with it, but it seems it's accepted practice. Here, I've gotten good communication, fast shipping, and no surprises. In every case, the feedback I left was positive, and deserved.

Hell, Jared, you even did right by me with the top and the shipping error. A mistake, but you got right on it and took care of it. Frankly, it was after my two bad experiences, and I was afraid I'd gotten burned again. It was a pleasant surprise that some people mean what they say and take care of the problem.

Neither one of my bad deals is gonna break me (12 and 15 bucks respectively), but iif you can't trust the community on simple part sales, it makes getting your car in shape that much more difficult. And, how hard is it to admit you made a mistake and refund the money?
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thanks man^^. btw, isnt this one of the pieces you bought from noah that he never shipped to you? http://www.clubroadster.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=21227
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No. He listed a bunch of interior small stuff in individual ads. I PM'd him about the first thing (ashtray) before looking at all the ads. Then I found something else, and sent another PM. Then I found another thing (1/2 height DIN box), and PM'd him again. I also sent another one asking if he'd combine shipping. Since I had been such a pain in the *** over three relatively small items, I threw in an extra couple of bucks to cover the paypal. He never sent the DIN box. I asked, and he said he'd get it to me, but never did. I think he sold it to someone else by mistake.

He then changed his username and stopped answering PM or email.
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Yeah, Racing LifeStyle is now going through 'restructuring', which means he's emptied his PayPal account and is going to open a new one for the next scam.
I bet he'll create a new profile on CR.net and become a new vendor, and the Mods in CR.net will pat him on the back again.
Scum bags.
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