[meteorite-list] Another warning re sales to Italy

From: Gary Fujihara <fujmon_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sun, 24 Jul 2016 16:18:20 -1000
Message-ID: <431F7A32-6B51-4D25-BBC8-692529E090DE_at_mac.com>

Aloha Capt?n, all,

I just want to say that I know Davide Urbinati to be an honest, upstanding and respectful member of our meteorite community. I have had numerous transactions with him in the past, even after having discontinued service to Italy on eBay.

I am sorry to hear of your experience Michael, but am hoping this can be worked out amicably and with mutual satisfaction.


> On Jul 23, 2016, at 3:36 PM, Michael Blood via Meteorite-list <meteorite-list at meteoritecentral.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
> You all may recall that several years ago multiple
> Dealers warned against sales to Italy. It seams at
> Least one buyer was claiming not to have received
> Shipments that were verified, not to have received
> Money that was sent him, etc.
> Unfortunately, I failed to head warnings about
> Shipping to Italy. A different Italian contacted me (Or
> At least one using a different name and email) and
> I explained even Registered Mail seems to fail to
> guarantee delivery in Italy but I somehow allowed
> him to talk me into a Fed Ex shipment of a specimen.
> I agreed, providing he send $50 shipping and agree
> to pay any additional amount Fed Ex might charge.
> Perhaps it is the same fellow from several years ago
> Using a different name (he was so good at that Art could
> Not keep him off the list because he would just join again
> Using a different name and email). So, beware of:
> "Davide Urbinati" <urbinati.davide at gmail.com>
> Even though I scanned the receipt and sent it to him
> He refused to pay the $59.79 Fed Ex charged me. So, I am
> Out that $.
> Believe me, I will never ship to Italy again.
> Better luck to all of you,
> Michael Blood
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Gary Fujihara
Big Kahuna Meteorites Inc.
PO Box 4175, Hilo, HI 96720
(808) 640-9161
Received on Sun 24 Jul 2016 10:18:20 PM PDT

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