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Subject: bonkhead46..scam trade? rss

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Shannon L
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User name bonkhead46 made a trade offer saying he would trade Settlers of Catan for my Victory in the Pacific. Then when I asked him for details such as game condition I never heard back from him. He does not have any games for trade in his geek profile. It just seems fishy.

I asked him to clear this up but he never replied even though he logged in after my message was sent.

Just thought I would give a word of warning.
 
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As long as both parties do not finalize a trade or actually begin the exchange process, I personally don't see a raised red flag.

I've flaked plenty of times on responses to initial inquiries and silently allowed unsolicited trade offers lapse into expiration -- even when I've initiated a conversation. Real life intrudes, or I realize I'm about to become irrationally greedy, or I want to pull out of the trade but don't really know how to tell someone I'm no longer interested.

While I don't like being on the receiving end of that behavior, and am admittedly somewhat disappointed that I conduct myself in that manner, I don't see that as jeopardizing my trade status.

Talk is talk (or not, when it's not). Once I've committed to a trade, that relationship has my full attention until it is resolved. That's all that matters to me.
 
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I think it's a bit early to issue a word of warning. Just my two cents.
 
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Fair enough. Maybe I over-reacted. Just seemed like he was fishing for unsuspecting traders. He also has another user account by the name of "Bonkhead". Your probably right though.

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trailofdead wrote:
Fair enough. Maybe I over-reacted. Just seemed like he was fishing for unsuspecting traders. He also has another user account by the name of "Bonkhead". Your probably right though. Thanks

He hasn't logged into the bonkhead account since 2005-08-22. Most likely he forgot the password for that account and created a new one. Hmm, scratch that, the 46 account was created on 2003-04-01. I don't know what is going on there.
 
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