[Marketplace] Ur-Quattro Wheels Please Beware

Aaron Smith marketbot at audifans.com
Sun May 2 20:54:29 EDT 2004

Section:  Parts
Title:    Ur-Quattro Wheels Please Beware
Price:    780.00
Location: West Hurley New York

Date:     May 02, 2004
Contact:  Aaron Smith
Email:    bogataboy1 at aol.com


First, I would like to apoligize to Audifans if I am breaking the rules on refering an ebay auction. I think it is different in this case because I am trying to protect the Audi community and I am not intending on selling these items anyway. That said........... You are looking at the wheels I bought on ebay from ebay user xdavids. The original auction number was 2461290367. They are all bent. I include a picture of one of them on my snap-on wheel balancer. I know they are bent and there is no doubt about it. Three of them are so badly bent that they are unable to be straightened. This guy David Mandache sold me a bunch of bent wheels and tricked me. What is worse is that he agreed for me to send them back to him UPS cash on delivery. Then he refused them and said that I didn't even open them so therfor I couldn't know that they are bent. As irrelevant as that would seem, it was his whole argument for not giving me back my money. So he overcharged me shipping. ( $120 from Georgia to
New York) and then makes me spend another $60 ( what it really costs) to send them back and only to delivery refuse them. As you can see from the pictures, I clearly had the packaging off these to circle the bends for him and try to show him where they were bent. I am going to leave this ad up here for as long as the link to the original auction is still accessable through ebay. Scumbags like this have to be exposed and people on ebay have to know about them. I lost my money, why should you? This guy frequently changes ebay user names. He was "biggesthog" just a few months back. The key is to remember his hame. DAVID MANDACHE. ebay auctions will say he is from Buford, Atlanta, and Duluth Georgia. Do not deal with him for any reason. This is what you should expect. He only takes money orders so you have no recourse to get you money back. He is sly and knows exactly how to screw you and come out looking clean on feedbacks. I lost a total of $780 when you include the shipping amounts.
If someone wants to give me 780 for these wheels that is up to you. I am disclosing that they are bent. Maybe you know a cheap refinisher but I am not sure they could be fixed. They are bent all the way across the bell. I will list these on audiworld and audifans as well and tell the world that this guy is to be avoided. 

I posted this up here 2 weeks ago and then saw the sellers retoric and had to point a few things out.

1 - If I didn't want the wheels I would simply just not paid for them and taken a negative feedback and learned a lessson.  SIMPLE
2 - I told him that 3 of my wheels were gold and one was bright silver.  I was happy to find a gold one and that I was splitting the some of the wheels people at my workplace.
3 - Why does this guy put Shokan as his location on Audifans here?  WHY  Because that is where I work and he is trying to make Shokan look bad as a result. (He is used parts swindler in Georgia)
4 - Was I supposed to buy all new packaging for these wheels after I already got raped for shipping and had to pay COD back to him??  Of course not,
I reused his packaging.
5 - Of course I tryed to negotiate lower shipping.  I had to pick my jaw back up off the floor after he told me 120 bucks.  Of course I asked him if he would allow for a pick-up where UPS would use our commercial account a pick them up.
6 - There were 10 people at Shokan who saw they were bent a UPS man that watched me open them.  
THis guy is FOS and everyone here must trust me..
I have no reason to go this far out of my way. 

BEWARE - I already got my negative and a pile of junk wheels.  Easy come - Easy go


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