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I arranged a trade with Steve Medeiros of Toronto several weeks ago. It was a slow trade...as he couldn't complete it at the time. However, he approached me later and we proceeded. Its been about a month since my game shipped and I have not heard from him. He hasn't logged onto the Geek in quite a while. He hasn't replied to messages (which I have no way to even know whether he's received...as not everyone has stuff forwarded to their email, etc.)

I'm afraid something may have happened to him. I was due to receive a copy of the new Medici version. I'm not even that peeved if the trade falls through....except I'd like to know whether or not to go ahead and try to obtain a copy elsewhere.

Do you know Reloaded (Steve Medeiros)? Is he OK?
 
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FYI, if he shipped via ground-based post (as opposed to airmail), then it could take 4-6 weeks before you see your game. It took a month for LeValet to get a game to me this way. Cross border shipping can be very slow. Things can get tied up in Customs for a while, for example.
 
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Right. I've experienced similar things with Canadian trades in the past. He never "shipped" via the Trade Manager and hasn't logged to the Geek since March, or answered a few emails. He's just kind of vanished. Its possible he shipped the game, but I think he was intending to have the game delivered by a US online company..since he didn't actually have a copy of Medici. (I traded him Bang!, High Noon and Dodge City.)
 
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cornjob wrote:
Right. I've experienced similar things with Canadian trades in the past. He never "shipped" via the Trade Manager and hasn't logged to the Geek since March, or answered a few emails. He's just kind of vanished. Its possible he shipped the game, but I think he was intending to have the game delivered by a US online company..since he didn't actually have a copy of Medici. (I traded him Bang!, High Noon and Dodge City.)


So the question is in the nature of "does anybody know if Reloaded was hit by a car recently?"
 
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Pretty much. His trade history is not extensive, but its been exemplary prior to this...including at least one trade with someone local to me. I doubt this is a big scam to get a free copy of Bang!, but it is unusual that he just quit checking the Geek. At least...I find that unusual.
 
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Ah, I just checked his profile, and he's a member of the Toronto Area Boardgaming Society. You could drop them a line just to ask if anybody knows if he's ok.

http://www.tabsonline.net/modules.php?name=Feedback
 
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Thanks. I've already done that, though.
 
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I wanted to add the conclusion to the story:

I registered at a Canadian gaming site where he is a member. I think Steve's personal life became very busy (which he'd mentioned to me) and he simply forgot about our trade. Anyway, someone contacted him and he immediately mailed the game. I went to the post office today to receive a sealed copy of Medici, exactly what we'd agreed on. The trade took a little time and patience, but I'm happy to report that Steve was not the victim of a cruel tragedy (as far as I know). I'm happy with the trade result, since I'd indicated I didn't mind if the trade took some time to come to fruition.

Thanks to everyone that helped he and I get in contact. I'd trade with him again.
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