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Old 08-14-09, 03:10 PM
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myturbo88 / Jamal Purches / Rdarby BEWARE

I have a customer that was in need of a replacement throttle body so I posted a WTB thread in the 2nd gen parts for sale section. The forum member myturbo88 responded saying he has a good one for sale. He was asking $65. I offered him $50 which I believe was fair, because newer fd throttle bodies don't usually even sell for $65.

We agreed on the price as I sent him a payment through paypal. Shortly after I followed up to verify if the payment was received. Jamal responded yes, and that it would ship out some time that week. I responded saying that I needed it ASAP because I had a customer waiting on the part, and offered to send additional money for shipping if needed. I received no response for several days so again I followed up. Jamal said that he believes it shipped but has to check with his friend who supposedly shipped it. I again replied to please let me know as soon as possible.

2 weeks passed and I received no parts. I again followed up and was told by Jamal that he would find out asap. I again reminded him that its been 2 weeks and I have an impatient customer waiting for the part. Jamal replied that the customer issue is out of his control and that I only payed him $50 when he originally wanted $65.

Now I don't care where you are in the United States, but it should not take 2 weeks to ship a part. I also do not care if he wasn't happy with the price I payed him for the throttle body, as that is what we agreed upon and is no excuse for delayed shipping.

Its been 3 weeks since I sent payment and no part. I also have not been updated by Jamal nor has he returned my last emails. It is sad that there are losers out there that are so pathetic that they would rip someone off for pocket change. I have never even thought about ripping anyone off in my life. Take this as a warning not to deal with this individual.
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Originally Posted by Rotary Experiment Seven View Post
Jamal replied that the customer issue is out of his control and that I only payed him $50 when he originally wanted $65.
WTF! That is the lamest thing I have ever heard. Price is irrelevant. The price was agreed upon and thats that.

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https://www.rx7club.com/forum/member.php?u=77806

I would post on his message board thing so other people can see.
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Old 08-15-09, 11:26 AM
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Seriously...WTF is that! If you agree to a price, it shouldn't make a damn difference what you *wanted*.
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Seller refunded my money randomly without saying a word. I appreciate it but I could have had the part I ended long ago.
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I recently ordered from this guy, surprisingly enough, the items shipped to me as requested. He even threw in a trailing coil bracket piece for free.

I will say this though, I had to ask MULTIPLE times for an image text of both the shipping label w/tracking number. Never got it, instead, he sent an image of the side of the USPS medium size box containing my order and a second image of some random item he was shipping to another customer.

After reading the reviews and doing a Google search of his name, I'm skeptical and have learned a lesson. Never get too lax when ordering parts via forum members...check ALL history.
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Old 11-09-15, 08:59 PM
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Jamal ( Jay ) Purches
4414 billings street
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Ph:810-280-4428
Ph:810-919-3514 UPDATED!
email # 1 : [email protected]
email # 2 : [email protected]

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RX7Club - Lmill86 (also banned)
rotrycarclub - TurboX
norotors - TurboX
nopistons - x2x3
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xceedspeed - c13
automotiveforums.com - c13
hondaswap.com - c13
futureproducers.com - c13
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...he's pulled this type of **** on here and norotors before.

He's pushing 50 years old and is a burnout from Flint. What do you expect?

https://www.google.com/maps/place/44...5d329c!6m1!1e1

Birdseye view shows 4 FCs and a tarp for a roof.

Sad, sad person.

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Wow, do you see the junk down both sides of the house and the pulled motor sitting on the front cross walk? I would hate to be his neighbour. Different areas have different standards. I can't even leave my racecar on the trailer for a day or the Bylaw Enforcement people drop by.

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I bought a set of rotor housings from him during the summer forgetting about my first transaction with him. Ended up being complete trash. I did eventually get a refund.
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I recently bought a pair of wheel hubs off Jay.

I had no idea of this guy's trading history as he didn't contact me through the forum but responded directly to my WTB add via email. It was only once I had paid my money and was having difficulties with communications that I looked up the email address and found this info.

It made very nervous reading this feedback, but I am pleased to say that I got my item in the end and it was in very good condition. But it took him far too long to send the package and communications were generally terrible. Despite numerous requests, I never got photos of the product before it was sent. I had to repeatedly follow up for the tracking number and when I finally got it, it was apparent that the item was only sent that day - not when he said he had sent it several weeks before.

Lesson for those placing WTB ads - make sure the person is actually a reputable member of this forum!
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I had no idea of this guy's trading history as he didn't contact me through the forum but responded directly to my WTB add via email.
Ding Ding Ding. Red flag there.

Best to have people respond in your WTB ad publicly if they don't have 'street cred.'

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Ding Ding Ding. Red flag there.

Best to have people respond in your WTB ad publicly if they don't have 'street cred.'
Exactly. Lesson learnt. Let it be a lesson to others.
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Looks like I also am potentially a victim of this guy and my own lack of cautiousness. We'll see how the transaction goes, I'll try to remember to post back.

I didn't catch this until I sent a fairly decent sized payment to the guy via paypal and the name I was given and the name on the paypal statement were completely different and shared no resemblance.

RX7club username Rdarby, name he gave me was Royce Darby. Paypal email turned out to be our friend Jamal.
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I bought a battery harness from him, after it finally being shipped, he asked me to send him more money because he sent me a fuse block along with it.
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He is a piece of ****, I recently got refunded my money for an intermediate housing I bought from him. Well I can say I did not loose all the money.
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Well, he now has zero ability to view any of the Classifieds section. If you'd like to contact me via PM Jamal, I have an open door policy. Until that time, I'm going to do all in my power to prohibit your activities as described in this thread.
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What a surprise to see this guy's name here. I used to organize his **** and do a lot of work for him. He did me well with suppling parts but after I moved he screwed me over. Multiple times I delt with his issues and help him send his **** out. He did many people wrong. He is a special peice of work! Suggest not to do business with him.
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I received everything as promised from Rdarby on time with no hassles. Royce may be a affiliated with Jamal but I can't say I had any issues.
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Originally Posted by KYPREO View Post
I recently bought a pair of wheel hubs off Jay.

I had no idea of this guy's trading history as he didn't contact me through the forum but responded directly to my WTB add via email. It was only once I had paid my money and was having difficulties with communications that I looked up the email address and found this info.

It made very nervous reading this feedback, but I am pleased to say that I got my item in the end and it was in very good condition. But it took him far too long to send the package and communications were generally terrible. Despite numerous requests, I never got photos of the product before it was sent. I had to repeatedly follow up for the tracking number and when I finally got it, it was apparent that the item was only sent that day - not when he said he had sent it several weeks before.

Lesson for those placing WTB ads - make sure the person is actually a reputable member of this forum!
same here
he responded to my wtb ad (intrax springs and manual rack) but thru text he did send pictures though and fair enough he waited for me to able to send the money since i had to re-do my paypal account. once i sent him the money( 5/11/16) i gave him the address to my work so he can ship it there. I lost his number due to my phone taking a dump but managed to find his e-mail and his number on this thread, i emailed and texted him from my brothers phone asking if he shipped my parts and if he can give me the tracking number, he said he did ship it but did not give me a tracking number, i repeatedly asked for the tracking number and he said he was gonna send a pic of the numbers, so far this was yesterday and yet i have not received a tracking number nor pics of it. i texted him again today but no response, they are delayed sometimes.
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Wow. I'm going to take care of this one for good.......
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Not taken care of lol
He text me about a request for mirrors. Paid $65. Took a long time and repeated asking to get a tracking.
He made it today when asked again.
We'll see if I get them and the quality they're in.

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As some of you may know I've been in the FC parts game since like 1999 and I was on this forum right when it started, before the forum hack that deleted a lot of accounts etc.

I've known this guy since way back then. He was in Maine if memory serves but moved to Michigan at some point. My first personal dealing with him was when I was working on a friend's car who needed some parts, this was probably in 2001-2. My friend buys parts from Jamal. I dont remember the specifics but basically it took weeks of hounding and public posting to get this guy to send the parts. I think eventually he did satisfy the majority of the deal as agreed but it really wasn't worth it in the end.

Over the years I basically heard this same story over and over again when he would pop back up and sell for a little while. Vague postings, no pics of the parts, poor communication, slow shipping. People would complain and he'd disappear for a while.

A couple of times in the past few years he has contacted me directly to offer me parts. I usually shy away but I tell him that I will buy if he is willing to send me the parts up front for me to inspect and be sure I get them in a timely manner, and I will pay him afterward. To my surprise, sure enough, he's gone along with it. I think the last time this happened was a couple years ago. He just sent me a text out of the blue, I asked who it was, he told me. Sold me some engine rotor housings from an FC. They showed up within a week and were in pretty decent condition just like he said. I paid him and that was that.

To be honest my impression of him is not that he is an outright scammer, but just a lazy businessman with poor communication and logicstical skills. Or it could be that he tries to get by with as much as he thinks he can but does just enough not to be actively pursued. I just know I would never send the guy money up front and expect to get parts as described in a timely manner.
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^Thanks for the info Kevin. Having said that, he's been banned
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Items received. They were in good shape. I agree with RotaryRes, just seemed to have a lack of f**ks to give. I'd personally would go in a different direction if able to.
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