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Lol. That's how it's done. Any reference turns skeptics into believers.
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My first account was 2k3, selling online gaming items, currency, and accounts.

I was such a dick back then, I'd scam people who would WesternUnion me money, let them level the account for a month, then reclaim the accounts using the master password/secret question. I still feel bad for doing that to people. =/ I've certainly cleaned up my act since then.
That's pretty messed up.

Sandy D was trusted and loved by many of this forum, then she did that.....

No longer around.
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I started selling in late 2003 shortly after eBay had acquired PayPal. It was very much different back then Money Order were very common, personally I loved it. It was really like a close nit community and eBay was much more like a big garage sale than it is today. It was quite some time ago but I distinctly remember final value fees being like 3 or 4%. It was crazy

There were also lots of questionable items most people back then could tell what was legit and what wasn't especially after Vero police came on board. Personally it was an absolutely amazing time to be a merchant. It felt like you could make a profit on almost anything and you almost didn't think about the fees because they were so much lower than they are today.

Also sellers could leave negative feedback for buyers so it was a much more honest playing field.

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I was top of this eB "fad" in mid 90s and late 90s when it was fresh....less counterfeits...money orders in the mail - it was great! No middleman cutting like PP does.

As for Sandy D
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I was top of this eB "fad" in mid 90s and late 90s when it was fresh....less counterfeits...money orders in the mail - it was great! No middleman cutting like PP does.

As for Sandy D
Did Sandy D just turn on everyone one day or was it over a period of time?
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Did Sandy D just turn on everyone one day or was it over a period of time?
She was a friend of mine on here. Apparently she use to sell accounts to lots of people. For whatever reason I heard multiple things like her husband got in a catastrophic accident. But none the less the accounts she sold to other who did not change the passwords she went through and stole the money. Sad day really because she was a huge part of this forum and a wealth of information. I would compare it to this terrorist nonsense someone you thought was good and trusted then went rouge out of nowhere.
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She was a friend of mine on here.
Was cool way back to speak to and then just turned on me shrug so we had stopped talking - this was months before the fiasco but ah well
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Was cool way back to speak to and then just turned on me shrug so we had stopped talking - this was months before the fiasco but ah well
I agree I may have been a bit absent for that period as to why I was so shocked when I heard the news.
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I agree I may have been a bit absent for that period as to why I was so shocked when I heard the news.
While I was not a member of this forum when those events transpired, and never knew Sandy personally, it does sadden me that someone who spent so much time here, and had the trust of so many, became a thief and broke the trust of everyone here. It's not as though she simply didn't provide accounts to those who bought them, she embezzled funds from those she sold accounts to, and then locked the owners out so they were powerless to stop her. I hope to never see this sort of event transpire again, and I'm glad I wasn't here to witness it when it did occur.
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oh here we go now this is a good thread boys n girls ... PLEASE no more sandy talk unless were talkn spongebob... lets get back to the good ol days... money orders and a mill worth of stuff listed day after creating new acct
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my parents opened an account in 99. i used to buy here and there on their account. then in 2001 i got a job at the age of 16 and started collecting nes games. took me till 2003 to get a 99% complete collection. back then a complete little samson was $30. now a complete little samson will set you back 2,000 if you are lucky. most rare nes games back then were $30 max. now there are quite a few that will wear your wallet out fast.
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the accounts she sold to other who did not change the passwords she went through and stole the money.
Wow...I thought she just took payments for accounts and didn't deliver. I didn't know she actively stole paypal funds.
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Wow...I thought she just took payments for accounts and didn't deliver. I didn't know she actively stole paypal funds.
Her actions were wrong but the members who she was able to steal the funds should of changed the password to prevent her access to the account.

Lesson learned.
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Her actions were wrong but the members who she was able to steal the funds should of changed the password to prevent her access to the account.

Lesson learned.
Pretty clever if you think about it, I tip my hat. Almost the perfect crime.

After all, she can not get prosecuted by law for taking money from fictional characters can she?

You guys are talking like she isn't still active on this forum! Really????
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My first account was 2k3, selling online gaming items, currency, and accounts.

I was such a dick back then, I'd scam people who would WesternUnion me money, let them level the account for a month, then reclaim the accounts using the master password/secret question. I still feel bad for doing that to people. =/ I've certainly cleaned up my act since then.
Hope you cleaned up your act well.
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You guys are talking like she isn't still active on this forum! Really????
What would she have to gain? She'll never sell here again no matter how many aliases she has.
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What would she have to gain? She'll never sell here again no matter how many aliases she has.
why would this be so?
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why would this be so?
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....besides serial killers and arsonists are notorious for revisiting the crime scene.

Even though they can not kill the same person or burn the same building again, they still derive pleasure from viewing their carnage.
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Nope, still don't follow.

If you can operate stealth ebay and paypal to a high level, you can near enough do anything.
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Nope, still don't follow.

If you can operate stealth ebay and paypal to a high level, you can near enough do anything.
I disagree.

Unlike eBay, to successfully re-start her "career" here as an account seller, she would have to make a new PERSONALITY, not just ⊗⊗⊗⊗ some details.

Her posts would need to seem like a completely different person wrote them. Different vocabulary, different interests, etc.

There are a lot of subtle giveaways. She was WELL known here. If ANYONE suspected she was back, they would let the mods know and there would be an investigation.

Just my 2 cents.
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I think it would be exceptionally easy for any knowledgeable stealther who was banned to come back and eventually sell if they really wanted to.
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