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Buyer beware: aussie4speed

Thought i would let everyone know of a certain ebay seller who im having trouble with so they can find someone who is good to deal with if there looking at buying something of his.
His ebay name is 'aussie4speed', he advertises in street machine aswell. He does mainly reconditioned aussie 4 speed gearbox's and special 'race boxes' that have bigger counter shafts and what ever else he says they have (whether they do or not i would be interested to find out).

Several months ago (April) i was in need of a 1st and a 2nd gear for a 4 speed i was rebuilding. Instead of forking out big dollars for new ones i though i would first send a few messages to gearbox mobs on ebay, to see if anyone had any good 2nd hand ones i could use that would be cheaper. 'aussie4speed' eventually replyed to say that he did. Early May he put them up on ebay and i purchased them using 'buy-it-now'. He refused paypal (i know why now) so i paid with bank deposit.
They arrived a week or so later and were nothing like what i thought i was getting. They had been attacked with a die grinder on the dog teeth and the work looked very very rough. at no point had he told me they were 'reconditioned', and i had asked for good condition original gears.
Despite he disagreeing that they were no good to use, he agreed for me to return them and he would then send me 2 more that had not been die grinded and were in good condition (he refused to give me a refund, that would of been my preferred option). I sent the ones i had back wihtin a couple of weeks.
It took about a month and a half of me inquiring until he claims he got some good ones in to send me. He then claim he posted them over a month ago. They never arrived, and i have been sending him messages every few days for the last few weeks. he hasn't answered any of them.

Unfortunately for me it must be too late to open a case on ebay, or i cant work out how to do it.
I dont know how people like this sleep at night.

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i got done by a supposed "friend" of someone on this site (cant remember who)

i was in need of a 308 and there was (unbelievably) nothing local that was not already 060" or over $600 for a bare block!!

this bloke "des" contacted me after i had a wanted ad here, said he had a wrecking yard in sydney and was closing down and just needed to offload stuff so wasnt after massive prices. that should have been the warning bells - no wrecker EVER has that mentality!!

he said he could arrange freight to my local wrecker here using cheap wreckers transport. i thought that was plausible.

anyway he gave me his email, phone number and name but stupidly i did not get the business name. i direct deposited $400 and then came the excuses - first he broke his leg, then needed surgery, after several emails backwards and forwards now i get no replies and the phone number does not accept incoming calls!

so after about 6 months i have to accept i have lost $400 - i went to the local police with all his details thinking they might be able to try and contact him (what was i thinking - the cops do anything in their power to make excuses as to why they cant help you!) but i have to go to court to even attempt to do anything and i simply do not have the time to take off work to do this to probably end up with nothing anyway. he may be dead for all i know??

anyway lesson learnt - if its too good to be true, it probably is!

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he reckons he bores out the lay gears uses top loader roller bearings on the counter shaft.
is there enough meat to do that? .

what people do to toughen the counter shaft is fit brass bushes with oil groves to the lay gears and drill some more oil holes(the bushes increase surface area for the load) .

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โ€œYou'd better send a meat truck. Charlie's copped a saucepan in the throat.โ€

I actually nearly bought a full reco box a while back off him. But lucky for my spider man sence singing out "Stop you idiot!" I probably saved myself a big headache..

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and after all this u still havent left negative feedback? y?

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I would if i could, but i think i have left it too long. (The same reason i cant open a case about it on ebay, it must be because its over 6 weeks old from when it was purchased i think). When i go into 'View order details' (the item is gone from my purchased list in my-ebay), and select 'leave feedback' i get this:

"We are unable to add your feedback for 1 transaction
Here's why:
-Item 220778483094 was not found because:
-This item number does not exist
-Or you have already left feedback.
"

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Cheers, Daniel

ok, wasnt having a go, just wondering. he still has 100% feedback which sucks!

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it very much sucks. hopefully no one else has to be ripped off, but with 100% feedback its quite possible

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Cheers, Daniel

it realy pisses me off people that do this [Naughty Pottyword]. Even if it was or wasnt his fault its not that hard to give a refund. Just scammers who dont care about anyone else.

And in regards to ben simpsons comment about the cops. I couldnt agree more mate. I had to run a check on an engine number of my 202 i'm building. I called REVS, RTA, police helpline, local police station before i actually went in to the station with a receipt and they still didnt want to help me. Telling me theyre not aloud to. Thats BSh't. As i told them if i got pulled over on the side of the road they would run a check straight away to try get their quota up. After that statement he decided to help me and ran a check. Took all of about 30seconds, its not that hard to help someone out occasionally aye.

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