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    Mad SCAMMER ALERT! DO NOT Buy from 8-Bit Boutique!

    Anyone thinking of buying from the game artist 8-Bit Boutique should reconsider. He scammed me out of $75. Here's the full story.

    https://twitter.com/Sega16/status/1136160808189272064

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    Man, I'm sorry to hear about that. Reading through those exchanges was rough. Did you pay from an existing paypal balance, or did you send funds to paypal through your bank? Is there any chance to file a chargeback with your bank or even just a dispute with paypal? Maybe you could send them your messages with 8-Bit Boutique as evidence. I know at the end you mentioned that you're done trying to get a refund and he can keep the money. You're probably completely fed up with the whole situation and want to move on, but I think it's worth getting the money back just so he can't get away with it.

    I will definitely not buy from him, and will tell others not to if they mention interest in his shop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ComradeOj View Post
    You're probably completely fed up with the whole situation and want to move on, but I think it's worth getting the money back just so he can't get away with it.
    Absolutely this.
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    At least try to dispute via PayPal. You're still within the window. You have a record of the conversations with him that you can send.

    Even if the money isn't important to you, you can help other people in your situation by getting his PayPal account limited.

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    Thanks for the warning Melf. And I'm sorry this happened to you.

    Yes, dispute it through paypal.

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    Scammers will try to ensure you get so fed up you'll just let them get away with highway robbery.
    Most absolutely escalate the situation thru Paypal.

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    Sadly, I didn't pay through PayPal. I had to use the shitty checkout option on his crappy site. I asked him to refund me through PayPal but he refused. He's a fucking tard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melf View Post
    Sadly, I didn't pay through PayPal. I had to use the shitty checkout option on his crappy site. I asked him to refund me through PayPal but he refused. He's a fucking tard.
    Did you pay with your credit/debit card? If so, you can probably file a chargeback with your bank. If you show that you paid, but never got the item you should be able to get a chargeback without too much trouble depending on the bank.
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    May be worthwhile to post a warning here too - seems to be a pretty prominent advertisement for the shitbag.
    Seems he also makes up stories about health issues as excuses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zz Badnusty View Post
    May be worthwhile to post a warning here too - seems to be a pretty prominent advertisement for the shitbag.
    Seems he also makes up stories about health issues as excuses.
    There's already someone in the comments calling him a scammer (at the bottom).

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    I posted a comment there. Hopefully, no one else will fall for his schemes.

    I did get a refund though! It magically appeared in my account less than 24 hours after I tweeted. Only time he's done anything quickly since I ordered.

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    @Melf: Awesome!

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    He got Melfed. That could become a thing.

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