Alltooeasy wrote:Funnily enough i nearly bought a baggie off him on facebook the other day! Backed out when i read this!
Could I ask out of curiosity which Facebook group this baggie was for sale on?
Social media was not a platform that was utilised as an outlet for sale of the item's in question with eBay being the source of his initial sales. At the time of the allegations being made the accused stated many times that he was a technofobe therfore he was unable to comment on any of the social media posts regarding the matter. He avoided answering many direct questions asked at the time that were with regards to his supply, this action assisted with his defence loosing a lot of credibility but I am in the belief that he was telling the truth regards his lack of technological know how.
Due to the niche of Star Wars, and baggie collecting specifically along with his ability to have a constant supply to the market, relationships would be built as they would in any business model with a buyer, and also a seller who often provides you with the item's you want readily available when you cannot source them elsewhere. Trust is built after several transactions so therfore requests for item's are made directly. This was the model upon which he traded successfully with for many year's to collector's worldwide.
I am not suggesting by any means that he has not offered you an item via Facebook but I am curious as to what group it was offered on as one of the major concerns after the dust had settled was that of scare mongering in the future to coin a phrase.