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Non-paying client - almir012

Discussion in 'The Shit List' started by BlogPro, Oct 22, 2016.

  1. BlogPro

    BlogPro Power Member

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    Hey Guys,

    The last thing I want is drama. I'd see a lot of threads being posted here, never thought I'd be one to open a thread here.

    Nonetheless, I have waited for 4 months now, which I guess is more than ample time - and am opening this thread after consulting a staff member.

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    Back in June, the user almir012 reached out to me with a small order over Skype. The order was completed. He then asked me to do a quality analysis over an article on a particular niche. Which I did and told him my thoughts.

    He then went ahead and placed an order for 130 x 500 articles and we decided on a price of $750 for the whole lot. As is apparent from his post here

    He asked me to raise two invoices of $375 at that time. He said he'd pay the first in advance and the second post delivery.

    http://i.imgur.com/kBXhM1t.jpg

    He paid the first invoice, post which his order was delivered and completed, albeit a bit delayed.

    Once the delivery was complete, he became completely unresponsive.

    When I started messaging him on Skype, he said that his father had passed away and that he needed some time to grieve, at which point I left him alone.

    I didn't bother him for a good month after that, letting him grieve.

    I saw him posting here once again, placing orders, hiring VAs, buying accounts etc. I also saw that all the 130 articles I had provided him with, had been uploaded on a site and were actively indexed.

    So I messaged him once again, and then finally said that I'd be approaching a moderator shortly - which I did and the result is this thread.

    What I want?


    I am trying to run an honest business here and there have been moments where I was unable to finish my work on time, or the client changed his mind. At such times, I have gone ahead and offered refunds to the client. I also compensate my clients as and when I can, without being condescending or playing a blame game.

    However, this is the first time I have come across a non-paying client. Said person is a respectable member here and there's nothing more I want than to get this behind us.

    Amount owed - $375

    Hoping to see this resolved at the earliest.

    Thanks
     
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  2. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    Shitlist Request Approved

    @almir012 has been notified he has 48 hours to respond to this post.

    PS. Reminder to all who have current issues, keep it PROFESSIONAL. No name calling or other insults.

    Reminder to everyone else:

    Shit list rule #4:
    If you are not directly related to the situation, or are not offering information directly related to the situation: do not post in the thread.
     
  3. almir012

    almir012 BANNED BANNED

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    As previously discussed with BLogPro, our old team member has left our team
    because of his private situation, and his transferred the account to me before he left.
    With good feelings I have accepted it because of his superb reputation on BHW.
    So that I could possibly speak to his old customers when needed.
    I find it super annoying for BLogPro but it is impossible for me to pay this amount.
     
  4. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    BHW accounts are not transferable without admin approval nor can you purchase them.

    Did an Administrator here give you and him to do a transfer?
     
  5. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    After discussion with @Diamond Damien, account was transferred (translation - bought) without Admin approval and is now Perma-banned.

    @BlogPro - I appreciate your professionalism in this matter by checking things out thoroughly before posting and I sure hope you get your money.
     
  6. BlogPro

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    I doubt I'll be seeing the money anymore, but at least now I can write it off, rather than run after said person with a false hope of getting paid someday.

    Sigh! That's business, I guess?

    Thanks for the swift action @BassTrackerBoats - dude in question was a good man - until he decided to turn into a ghost.
     
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  7. BlogPro

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    @BassTrackerBoats - Dude just filed a dispute on his first payment of $375 and his first order of $90

    So much for "I have bought this account and David has left our team".
     
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  8. BassTrackerBoats

    BassTrackerBoats Super Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    That blows chunks.
     
  9. BlogPro

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    Yep! $800+ down the drain, because of a scamster!
     
  10. youtalkmedia

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    I have nothing to do with this issue, and if mod would like please remove this comment, BUT, I believe that in this case @BlogPro should be allowed to post the URL of the offender here. I am sure we as a community can help this scammer regret taking advantage of a BHW member.
     
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  11. Sherbert Hoover

    Sherbert Hoover Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    That's fucked up, Ab. Hope this gets settled.

    I second @youtalkmedia's suggestion that @BlogPro be allowed to out information about the banned offender. They are clearly being financially malicious after receiving the "purchased" materials. I know BP does great work, and that his team puts a lot of time and effort into their articles. More than being $800 down the drain, that's a ridiculous amount of man hours spent.
     
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  12. blogzandstuff

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    i doubt if the mods will allow this to become a trial, if you are not directly affected then probably best no to say anything
     
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  13. BlogPro

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    Just an update folks. I decided to fight the claim and actively provided Paypal with updates and proof of delivery.

    Fortunately, I deliver everything via Dropbox and they embed timestamps onto every file.

    I am not sure if this was the reason or not, but Paypal decided both the claims in my favor.

    I am still out of the $375 that the dude was supposed to pay me, but thankfully, I didn't end up losing any more money.

    Once again @BassTrackerBoats thanks for the swift actions. You've no idea how much I appreciate this. This makes my trust in BHW and the moderation team even stronger.
     
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