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May 17, 2013, 01:45:27 AM
Last edit: May 19, 2013, 03:12:06 PM by BitCoinUser123
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I`ve had a pretty flaky transaction with kidcudi09.  However, my final conclusion is that he wasn`t trying to scam. He just wasn`t very reliable.  

(Trying to be impartial and diplomatic here - no offence is intended to anyone, including kidcudi09.  If anything I`m being pretty generous, so I`m confident that even he would corroborate anything I`ve typed here, though perhaps reluctantly.)

Here are the details of the transaction:
- He solicited someone to do some writing for him here:
- We discussed specifics via PM and came to an agreement of BTC0.2 quickly
- I sent a preview of roughly half the document in unedited state, he indicated satisfaction with the work and confirmed total payment of BTC0.2 to be paid on completion.
- I completed the document and sent final text, which he acknowledged.
- He apologized and requested that await payment the following day once his "funds became available", promising payment of BTC0.25 instead of the agreed BTC0.2
- While not happy with the change of the terms, I had little option but to take him at his word and wait 24 hours, to 00:30GMT on May 17 2013.
- Renegotiated deadline comes and goes with no contact
- Around 17 hours later, I receive apologetic an PM and a partial (majority of original total) payment, with promise of the remainder "within a few hours".  Never happened.
- I've received the bulk of the original agreed amount, so I'm not going to totally write him off.

Update 00:30 GMT May 18 2013:
Now over two days late with only partial payment.  I expect to probably get the remainder eventually, but I don`t know where it`s coming from - I am given to understand that he sold an item(s) and is awaiting release(s) of funds.  Whatever excuses there may be, he made a deal with money he knew was not in his hands. Strike against his rep in my books, but not damnation.  I`m partly at fault for presenting opportunity - there were red flags and I should have guarded myself better.

Bottom line:  
- Not a great transaction, but seems to be down to bad planning on his part rather than calculated malice.
- I can`t confirm deceit or intentional hustling, just last-second term changes, delayed and incomplete payment.
- nice guy, but totally drops out of communication rather that replying honestly with accurate delay timeframes

At this point I would classify him as unreliable, but not necessarily dishonest.

I might deal with him again, but a) At a premium.  b) If I`m not busy.  c) I`ll demand up-front payment in full or other security measures appropriate to the particular transaction.

I`ll update if/when he pays in full so that there is a complete picture here at least.

If I've been able to help out, donations are always welcome.

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May 17, 2013, 01:58:59 AM
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Hmm, keep us updated.

But, from now on I would suggest taking a partial payment.

EDIT: I believe he sold a ps3 which could be the money he is talking about.

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May 19, 2013, 09:00:40 PM
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Update:  About 5 days late, but he did make full and final payment.  The whole thing may be an honest mistake.  I'd deal with him again but insist on at least partial payment up front and full payment before surrendering completed work.

No hard feelings between us.  I was suspicious but do not currently consider him a scammer.

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May 20, 2013, 11:05:23 PM
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No hard feelings.Everything that happen in this deal was completely my fault.Won't happen again.

Thanks

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