[meteorite-list] E bay fraud

From: Pete Pete <rsvp321_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2008 13:04:15 -0400
Message-ID: <BAY141-W20875F7D2605E356613EA8F8550_at_phx.gbl>

>> Is there anything we can do?

Hi, Mike,

You could name the seller, so others don't fall prey...


> Date: Mon, 8 Sep 2008 08:28:31 -0700
> From: meteoritefinder at gmail.com
> To: meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com
> Subject: [meteorite-list] E bay fraud
> 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 01:04:15 PM PDT

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