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Offline JaXanim

Re: Several PPC cards on Amibench
« Reply #720 on: July 29, 2004, 08:08:31 PM »
@all newcomers

I suggest that newcomers to this thread, who have theories on who is or who isn't responsible for this saga, should read the thread from the begining. It's all been discussed at great length and it serves no purpose to start yet more sub-threads on the issue.

Please keep this thread free for those who've been scammed and for anyone with practical or positive advice to help out. We've had all the other stuff yonks ago.

Many thanks,

JaX
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Offline CU_AMiGA

Re: Several PPC cards on Amibench
« Reply #721 on: January 25, 2005, 09:37:28 AM »
Hello

So guys. Let's settle this once and for all. There is DEFINATELY nothing we can do about this? Even after Binder gets released from prison or whatever?

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Offline x56h34

Re: Several PPC cards on Amibench
« Reply #722 on: January 25, 2005, 02:22:44 PM »
It's a dead end. We already tried everything possible (without going directly to his house or prison :-)). Unless someone wants to pay Bernd a direct visit, what more is there to do really?
 

Offline NightShade737

Re: Several PPC cards on Amibench
« Reply #723 on: January 25, 2005, 03:53:26 PM »
ICBMs?

*sighs*
 

Offline logicalheart

Re: Several PPC cards on Amibench
« Reply #724 on: January 25, 2005, 06:14:56 PM »
Does anyone know what prison he is in, or how to find out?
 

Offline JaXanim

Re: Several PPC cards on Amibench
« Reply #725 on: January 25, 2005, 11:41:57 PM »
I've nothing new to add to this topic except to say that there appear to be several posts missing from the end of this thread dated 2004.

I received a letter from the Albstadt District Solicitor explaining that the PPC card issue would not be persued by the police because Binder was being charged with more serious offences.

I don't see that post, nor the translation someone added(?).

Whatever, I think this issue is quite dead. I reckon if there was any chance of getting our money back, the Police would have said so. If anyone is planning some sort of vendetta, please count me out, we have to move on.

Cheers,

JaX
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Offline Jose

Re: Several PPC cards on Amibench
« Reply #726 on: January 26, 2005, 12:26:18 AM »
when I saw this thread poping up again I had just a small hope that there could be some good news....

"... because Binder was being charged with more serious offences."

Lame excuse wasn't isn't it ?! :pissed:
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Offline CU_AMiGA

Re: Several PPC cards on Amibench
« Reply #727 on: January 26, 2005, 10:54:32 AM »
I just don't like seeing very good money thrown away!
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Re: Several PPC cards on Amibench
« Reply #728 on: January 26, 2005, 11:46:22 AM »
Well I imagine that the only way to see the money you handed over is by throwing yet more money at this for lawyers and then taking him to some kind of Small Claims Court (Do they have such a thing in Germany). But then again, I don't think it will make it to court if the guy is serving for something more serious.
I think you'll just have to take it on the chin and remember this as a learning experience  :-(

Looking back, it is quite scary as to how close I came to sending him my savings, literally one click away on Paypal!

Have you since bought another PPC, CU? I remember you had some bad luck with your other one.
 

Offline punkpie

Re: Several PPC cards on Amibench
« Reply #729 on: January 26, 2005, 03:54:29 PM »
~Sighs~

Thanks for the information update.  At least he's getting charged for something.

I managed to get another PPC card last month, from someone I know, for £40 so I'm quite happy about that.  It's just a shame that so many other honest people were taken by this guy.

And I'm very sorry for starting this thread and alerting some people of him in the first place.  It all looked so promising for a while.
 

Offline CU_AMiGA

Re: Several PPC cards on Amibench
« Reply #730 on: January 27, 2005, 10:47:21 AM »
@punkpie

Actually, from another angle, your thread was very usefull. We may have got screwed, but thanks to your thread, it prevented other people from getting the same treatment as well.

Regards,

A PPC card for £40!!! :-o
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Offline CU_AMiGA

Re: Several PPC cards on Amibench
« Reply #731 on: January 27, 2005, 10:49:45 AM »
Quote

tangletown wrote:
Have you since bought another PPC, CU? I remember you had some bad luck with your other one.


That one is being negotiated. But i am keeping my mouth shut due to certain circumstances. I now have a Blizzard 1260, and don't plan on getting a PPC at the moment.

Regards,
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Offline lurkist

Re: Several PPC cards on Amibench
« Reply #732 on: January 27, 2005, 03:00:51 PM »
OK, not really bumping with this post, it's already exposed.

I spent around 3 hours reading this fascinating thread (with frequent breaks for tea) and was distraught to find the "business end" rudely chopped.  So what happened?  It seems he was arrested.  Was this as a result of the JaX letter?  Were there any hints in the local press as to what was going on?
My commiserations to all involved.
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Offline JaXanim

Re: Several PPC cards on Amibench
« Reply #733 on: January 27, 2005, 10:38:52 PM »
@lurkist

I've no idea whether my letter to Albstadt Police contributed to Binder's arrest or whether it was merely coincidental to it. From my interpretation of the Solicitor's letter, they were not really connected.

Maybe someone from AOrg could indicate what happened to the transcript and translation of this letter? There was nothing sensitive or compromising, especially since this thread has several hundred posts, some of which are pretty pointed.

After the Solicitor's letter, the thread withered. As I said at the time, I think the Fat Postman started to sing. No-one followed up the story (if there was one) in the German press. I doubt it even made the Albstadt Gazette.

As to what the 'more serious' charges were, we'll probably never know. There is no information around here to suggest Binder has been jailed, fined or even had his knuckles rapped. All that appears conjecture and wishfull thinking. His eBay registration was however terminated in June 2004.

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@punkpie

Don't worry about that. I for one had contacted Binder/Toth before you posted it on here. I think several others probably did too. It was too good to miss, eh? Well, tha'll live'n'larn as we say in Yorkshire.

Cheers,

JaX
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Re: Several PPC cards on Amibench
« Reply #734 on: January 27, 2005, 10:46:23 PM »
re: the disappearing posts:

That was due to the servercrash (iirc?) which took a few days (weeks?) of posts with it. Sometime in October wasn't it?