[meteorite-list] E bay fraud

From: Ma Lan <chinaren76_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2008 09:19:41 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <463329.91840.qm_at_web52709.mail.re2.yahoo.com>

Hi Mike,

Give me the seller's eBay ID and the link of the deal. I would have a try to contact the seller since he is a Chinese seller. If i know him, i'll persuade him to refund you at my best.

Hope i can help you.

Best wishes,
Ma Lan
Beijing China

--- On Mon, 9/8/08, Mike Miller <meteoritefinder at gmail.com> wrote:

> From: Mike Miller <meteoritefinder at gmail.com>
> Subject: [meteorite-list] E bay fraud
> To: "meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com" <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com>
> Date: Monday, September 8, 2008, 11:28 PM
> Hi all a while back I bought a stone that was supposed to be
> Nantan on
> E bay it was actually a pretty good fake. They had added
> coloring to
> make it look rusty and a magnet really stuck to it. So I
> stuck it on
> the saw thinking it might just be a ball of rust, well as
> soon as it
> started cutting it turned the everything a reddish color.
> When I
> finished the cut and looked at it, it was stone not iron at
> all.I
> would be surprised if it is not hematite. So I contacted
> the Chinese
> dealer and told them all of this and after a couple
> attempts to
> satisfy me will some discount or a better deal next time. I
> filed a
> case with Pay pal and demanded a full refund, and that they
> stop
> selling these lumps of rock as meteorites. I do not know if
> they ever
> really stopped but I see they are back to their same old
> tricks again,
> except this time I know that they know they are committing
> fraud. Does
> that make any difference? Is there anything we can do?
> --
> Mike Miller 230 Greenway Dr. Kingman Az 86401
> www.meteoritefinder.com
> 928-753-6825
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Received on Mon 08 Sep 2008 12:19:41 PM PDT

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