OK, let me start by saying that I will not be able to defend this post until I get back home on Friday, 4/20/07.
I am not positive one way or another that this kid is not on the level, but I would like to share my experience with him, to possibly save some nice BR member from possibly being burned.
I have a small list of balls for sale and/or trade (says in the thread, only NIB balls) up on the for sale forum. I was contacted by stormbowler299, offering me an Ebonite NV (not Total NV) in trade for two of the balls. I agreed to the deal, but asked that he either provide me with some solid feedback, or ship the ball first, and I would ship the two balls to him upon reciept. All was agreed upon, and he was gonna give the ball to his dad the next day to ship, because his dad works for the post office. I was confident things in this transaction would go smooth, and even PM'ed onther BR memeber (Pate08 or something similar) to offer him a trade of the NV, for his Phoenix,once the NV arrived. I get a PM the next day from stormbowler299, saying he was taking the ball to his dad at the post office, but accidentaly dropped it in the parking lot, and damaged to the point what he says, his drilled said is unrepairable. I accepted this for what it was, thinking it sounded strange, but maybe the highly unlikely has happened, and cancel my trade for the Phoenix, with sincere apologies for having to back out of a deal that I thought was solid. The next day, I am out in Reno on vacation for the week, and I log on to "ttt" my for sale post, only to find, that this guy has posted a thread, offering the ball up for sale. I contacted him to find out what was going on, and he said this was a different ball, with different drilling, and he doubted I would want it. I asked him for specs, and he says he already has a ttade for it, but he has a friend who has one, and his friend may want to trade.
Well, after writing that whole novel, I just want all the good BR memebers to know that something seems very very suspicious about this guy and his offers to trade this NV. I have all our PM's documented, and can provide them as proof if need be. I am sorry I won't be able to respond again to this until I return, but I fear if I wait to say anything until I get back, someone may have already been ripped off. Like the title says, BUYER BEWARE!! -Kyle