What Is a Text Mail Subscriber??

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  1. KayLane

    KayLane Banned

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    I am trying to have a conversation with the fellow selling the 59' P Bass...member GK34...he is a Text mail Subscriber...it is literally impossible to have a conversation with the terrible performance of whatever he is using as a cell phone...even form my land line...can anyone enlighten me as to what a text mail subscriber is?? is it like Vonage or Uma or something like that???
     
  2. Tone deaf

    Tone deaf Senior Member

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    I believe that is an android app. I only support MS products...
     
  3. KayLane

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    its still a cell phone though heh??
     
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    if you Google 'Text Mail Subscriber' every link is about a Scam.

    :hmm:
     
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  5. chasenblues

    chasenblues Senior Member

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    Wonder if its one of those spoken word to text app things...He speaks into his phone and it gets garbled when converted into a text message?
     
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    chasenblues Senior Member

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    Yeah i saw that also.
     
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    I had the same thought ...last time this happened that some “crappy” cell phone where we could never have a 20 second conversation, some guy “living way out in the country” so to speak wanted to buy my 59’ J200...I could literally hear roosters crowing in the background…. wanted my info for a wire transfer. I opted for the bank certified check and never heard from him again.

    However this fellow GK34 is a forum member and wanted to give him a benefit of the doubt...but I had the same thought...can’t have more than 5 secs of a conversation…says he is Asian and lives in TN. Has had the bass for 14 years and selling cause he is having brain seizures…meanwhile he joined the forums in 2013 and has had about 13 posts….sweet guitar for a sweet price. But I never buy or sell without talking to the party on the other end. No exceptions.
     
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  8. Berzerk

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    I would say don't feel bad for turning him down. If you want to buy or sell you must have a proper and reliable way to communicate with the seller or buyer.
     
  9. Malikon

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    my carrier pigeon is on it's way to you with my offer for [item listed]

    I hope you accept my offer because if we're haggling this could take a while.

    If accepted I will have my servant pick up [item listed] as I am currently out of the country on business.

    Sincerely,

    Prince of Uzklamikistain
     
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    never had the chance to turn him down...can't speak on the phone without hearing everything I say repeated in echo and lasting all of 20 secs before we are disconnected...:fingersx:
     
  11. Harmony

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    There could be a perfect good explanation for this, but here is some info..for buyers/sellers sake. It is out there in public and on this forum, so not revealing anything secret.

    His email address is listed under Forum Spam site recently. No idea why. IP address reported to be in Ohio. (edit..Iowa).

    His email address clustterfix101@gmail.com that he posted here, is also linked to a forum member on various guitar sites fd943 from SE Oklahoma.
    That ID name also says his email address is jsp943@hotmail.com living in DFW area in past.

    They could be related and using same email address on here or ...I dunno. Even possibly he has been hacked.

    Maybe he moves around a bit and saying TN to you.

    Just some info, so you can decide for yourself.
     
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  12. chasenblues

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    Well since you posted something so will i, When i googled that gmail address and tracked the originating IP it went to Waterloo Iowa, ISP was Mediacom Cable.

    And there were a bunch of guitars(4) on different sites that were being offered for sale.

    This also popped up on a site called "stop forum spam"

    No activity seen from this IP in approximately 14 days

    10-May-16 12:38 50.83.76.222 EuroWerkz1 clustterfix101@gmail.com
     
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    Out of curiosity, how many posts did this guy have?
     
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    My bad, I meant to have written Iowa, not Ohio.
    Yes, that is exactly what the Spam site reported it coming from.
     
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    TheX Voice of Reason

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    Sounds like a perfect PPG opportunity!
     
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    On other forums as GK34, he is in Pearland Texas.

    He must get around I guess.
     
  18. chasenblues

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    Lets see Tx,Tn,Iowa..Must be an over the road trucker, :hmm: Wonder if there's any missing person's along his route.:laugh2:
     
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    And SE Oklahoma! :D
     
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    Few posts. Selling guitars for several thousand $. Using some weird messaging system.

    Seems legit.
     
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