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Just a heads up for those who are considering purchasing from JMPhotography aka Jack Miles

1. On 5/4/2010, I email JMPhotography (Jack Miles) in reply to this ad for JMPhotography (http://www.benzworld.org/forums/4128803-post264.html) expressing my interest to purchase “NOS Euro Tail Lights”
2. He was fairly prompt with replying to my messages; there was an initial email reply and there were 6 PMs exchanged between 9:42am and 10:52am (Manila time). These messages included getting payment details and payment advice. Payment was done via paypal.
3. On 5/29/10 I email Jack asking him whether the taillights were sent already since I have received items purchased from other BenzWorld members in the interim. I received no reply. Throughout this period JMPhotography continues to be active in the forums so he would have seen my PMs upon log-in.
4. On 6/1/10 I PM’d Jack asking for a tracking number or at least the status of my item. No reply.
5. On 6/4/10 I emailed Jack once more telling him I have been trying to contact him through email and PM regarding the item I purchased and he has not been replying. I did mention that if I do not hear from him, I will contact both Paypal and my credit card company.
6. I also PM’d one of the moderators to report the situation.
7. In the course of my researching Jack’s previous transactions, I found out that there have been several counterparties of Jack who have complained that he takes very long to ship.
8. On 6/7/10 I PM’d Jack (a cc was sent to a moderator) giving him until Friday, 6/11/10 to send the item otherwise I will report the situation to Paypal and my CC company.
9. On 6/12/10 I have received nothing (i.e. tail lights or any reply) from Jack, I reported this to the moderators, as well as the fact that he continues to post on Benzworld giving the impression that he is ignoring all attempts to contact him.
10. On 6/16/10 I opened a dispute with Paypal.
11. On 6/18/10 Jack responded to the request for proof of shipment being requested by Paypal by shipping the taillights finally.
12. On 6/29/10 was advised by freight forwarder that taillights were received and got physical possession of taillights on 07/13/10 due to delays consolidating my items (not the fault of Jack).

So technically as far as paypal is concerned he was able to show proof of shipment even if he only shipped the item after a dispute resolution was brought up with paypal.

There you have it. I will not accuse Jack of anything on this forum. I will not even give an opinion of his actions. I will not care to opine on the kind of person he is. Nor do I want to turn this thread into a Q&A about the incident (please send PM if you have any important questions but I think I've said all that I think is relevant already). I just wanted to post the above so that future potential buyers are enlightened.

Feel free to draw your own conclusions.

Ricky

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That's taking a long time to ship.
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as with any and all purchases over the internet - caveat emptor buyer beware.

I will just add, that on occasion as mods we do try and assist in resolving disputes, BenzWorld has no liability in transactions between members even if introduced on these pages.

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as with any and all purchases over the internet - caveat emptor buyer beware.

I will just add, that on occasion as mods we do try and assist in resolving disputes, BenzWorld has no liability in transactions between members even if introduced on these pages.
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as with any and all purchases over the internet - caveat emptor buyer beware.

I will just add, that on occasion as mods we do try and assist in resolving disputes, BenzWorld has no liability in transactions between members even if introduced on these pages.
I agree 100%

It's just sad when one's less than thoughtful actions blemishes what is otherwise an excellent experience for the rest of us.

My sole interest in posting (please note I only posted after resolution) was to hopefully prevent the same from happening to an unsuspecting someone else...

And even if it isn't said often enough, you mods rock! It's a tough, thankless job, and the mods here (compared to a lot of other boards I frequent, at least) are some of the fairest, least intrusive and most level headed.

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I responded to the same ad as mentioned above except I bought the Euro Clear corners. Paid with Paypal immediately and never heard anything from Jack after many emails etc. Reported a dispute thru Paypal and finally received the clear corners a couple of weeks ago. I wasn't aware that Euro clear corners were produced in Taiwan? Oh well, at least I did get something in the end. A very time consuming effort. Haven't installed the lenses yet, feel like I have a 50/50 chance they will work. That's my 2 cents.

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I responded to the same ad as mentioned above except I bought the Euro Clear corners. Paid with Paypal immediately and never heard anything from Jack after many emails etc. Reported a dispute thru Paypal and finally received the clear corners a couple of weeks ago. I wasn't aware that Euro clear corners were produced in Taiwan? Oh well, at least I did get something in the end. A very time consuming effort. Haven't installed the lenses yet, feel like I have a 50/50 chance they will work. That's my 2 cents.
Euro corners are dark amber.


Only the W124 was available with clear corners from factory.

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All w126 and c126 non amber corners are non MB

All w126 and c126 non amber corners are non MB, ie they were never made by MB or bosch

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Just a heads up for those who are considering purchasing from JMPhotography aka Jack Miles

1. On 5/4/2010, I email JMPhotography (Jack Miles) in reply to this ad for JMPhotography (http://www.benzworld.org/forums/4128803-post264.html) expressing my interest to purchase “NOS Euro Tail Lights”
2. He was fairly prompt with replying to my messages; there was an initial email reply and there were 6 PMs exchanged between 9:42am and 10:52am (Manila time). These messages included getting payment details and payment advice. Payment was done via paypal.
3. On 5/29/10 I email Jack asking him whether the taillights were sent already since I have received items purchased from other BenzWorld members in the interim. I received no reply. Throughout this period JMPhotography continues to be active in the forums so he would have seen my PMs upon log-in.
4. On 6/1/10 I PM’d Jack asking for a tracking number or at least the status of my item. No reply.
5. On 6/4/10 I emailed Jack once more telling him I have been trying to contact him through email and PM regarding the item I purchased and he has not been replying. I did mention that if I do not hear from him, I will contact both Paypal and my credit card company.
6. I also PM’d one of the moderators to report the situation.
7. In the course of my researching Jack’s previous transactions, I found out that there have been several counterparties of Jack who have complained that he takes very long to ship.
8. On 6/7/10 I PM’d Jack (a cc was sent to a moderator) giving him until Friday, 6/11/10 to send the item otherwise I will report the situation to Paypal and my CC company.
9. On 6/12/10 I have received nothing (i.e. tail lights or any reply) from Jack, I reported this to the moderators, as well as the fact that he continues to post on Benzworld giving the impression that he is ignoring all attempts to contact him.
10. On 6/16/10 I opened a dispute with Paypal.
11. On 6/18/10 Jack responded to the request for proof of shipment being requested by Paypal by shipping the taillights finally.
12. On 6/29/10 was advised by freight forwarder that taillights were received and got physical possession of taillights on 07/13/10 due to delays consolidating my items (not the fault of Jack).

So technically as far as paypal is concerned he was able to show proof of shipment even if he only shipped the item after a dispute resolution was brought up with paypal.

There you have it. I will not accuse Jack of anything on this forum. I will not even give an opinion of his actions. I will not care to opine on the kind of person he is. Nor do I want to turn this thread into a Q&A about the incident (please send PM if you have any important questions but I think I've said all that I think is relevant already). I just wanted to post the above so that future potential buyers are enlightened.

Feel free to draw your own conclusions.

Ricky
Ricky ,

I appreciate the heads up. Thanks for taking the time to warn others that this seller is practicing very 'inconsiderate' practices. I also appreciate the manner that you used while warning the rest of us of this very frustrating episode. You had the right to be ranting about the mistreatment you received but chose to keep it cool. I just hope that the saying "what goes around ,comes around" has some truth to it .
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I bought an armrest from him a while back. Never got the items & never responded back.. Sorry

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