I know I should've posted this way earlier, but I can't be silent anymore.. Around April 2010 I JV'ed with a BHW member by the name of CASHMANUFACTURING (still active). He seemed like a good guy with a good idea. Basically he told me he had a "friend" who ran a website that bought gift cards from people cheap, and then sold them for higher prices. He told me his "friend" gave him the gift cards at around 50% of the face value, and he would sell them to me for around 60-70% face value, so he was just raking in 10-20% by just selling them to me doing nothing, it seemed like a decent trade. Go check on ebay and gift cards sell for face value or even above sometimes. So yeah a 30-40% profit with little work seemed pretty good/easy. And it was. For awhile I was buying gift cards off him for $1000 at a time and making a quick $400 in a day just by listing them. These things are hot (idk why). So anyways, randomly he stops contacting me. I get worried and about 4 days later he tells me he was in the hospital. Decent excuse I guess, I mean me and this guy became good friends and shoot the shit a bunch of times about stuff not even related to IM. Anyways, he tells me he has a batch of cards ready to give me and I send him $900. This was in May 2010 and I haven't heard back from him since. I know I should've said something on here earlier but I was in the middle of graduating from college and actually getting my 1st job right out of college which I did shortly after. Well, the dude is from Russia AND we did our transactions via Western Union. He picked up the transaction and never gave me what I ordered. Oh, and to make this story even WORSE. All of the gift cards started to drain down to $0! I had gift cards with no balances, gift cards I sold already getting flagged and deactivated and people starting disputes on ebay and/or paypal. I started to sell the cards to a company actually that paid 92% of face value for cards I was buying for 60% so I thought this was the best route so I didn't have to deal with ebay and paypal. Well I find out right before I was going to be paid $500 from them, all the cards go to zero. It was complete BS and this dude should fall off the face of the earth. I don't know how people can go through the day knowing they stole close to $1000 from someone let alone any money at all from someone. This dude is still active on here and he doesn't answer my IM's on gtalk or anything or my emails. He's a little bitch. Good thing I still came out with positive earning even after all the drained cards. Thats my rant for the day. I have no proof or anything because it all happened a couple months ago, and Im sure I could dig up some convos but w/e, I will never get my money back. Just a quick lesson even though you think you know someone really well, remember you never know who is on the other side of that computer! PS. sorry for this post that is not well written, not well thought out, not well planned, and kinda just thrown altogether. My bad.