- Mar 10, 2006
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Sorry if this post does not belong to here - please feel free to redirect to more appropriate section of the forum. Last week Saturday 30/4, member Stilmacher posted a pair of John Lobbs for sale on the B&S forum http://www.styleforum.net/showthread.php?p=4450976 I immediately exchanged a couple of PMs with him as I was interested in the shoes. He was always very responsive and answered to my PMs in a matter of minutes. The last PM I got from him was to confirm that if I were to make the agreed payment on Saturday he would ship the shoes from Germany on Monday (2/5) and that they would be with me in Belgium by the end of the week (6/5). I sent him the payment by PayPal and got the automated acknowledgment from PayPal that the payment was sent. My credit card was immediately charged with the amount. That's when things got tricky. Since then, despite sending several PMs to Stilmacher, I haven't gotten him to answer anymore. He never acknowledged that he received the payment, and never confirmed when and if the shoes were shipped. The shoes didn't arrive yet, so I got increasingly worried and sent him a PM yesterday saying that failing reception of the shoes or a PM by tomorrow, I would start a dispute procedure with PayPal to get my money back. You'll say this is a classic scam and I shouldn't have waited so long to react. Thing is, I never would have, if I didn't have the feeling that Stilmacher was a long-established and reputable SF member (profile here http://www.styleforum.net/member.php?u=9030). He's been selling lots of stuff on the forum and from what I can see only got thumbs-up from buyers. So my question is: before I launch the arduous process of trying to get my money back, is there anyone of you who knows this member, has dealt with him in the past, or has any idea why this is all happening (account hacked, Stilmacher travelling or sick or...)? Any clue would be helpful obviously. Many thanks for your help!