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Bad Trader Alert: Michael9 aka Kalb
Pettastic
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New Jersey, United States
Joined: November 01, 2006
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Posted: Sunday, May 20, 2007 - 10:38 AM UTC
Hey Mike
It sounds like you've pissed alot of other people off here. You have my tiger, now I want my stug. You know you don't have to be a douche bag and rip everyone else out of their stuff. It sounds like you don't even have this stuff, so cut the BS and trade fairly. The modeling community is really small and people are generaly fair to each other, now the modeling community wants you head on a pike.
pzkfwmk6
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Posted: Saturday, May 19, 2007 - 06:50 PM UTC
Well, below is my list of items as per the trade deal with Mike Kalb. Deal was agreed to on Apr.11, 07 and my items were shipped to him via insured post Apr. 12, 07. By his own admission, he received my items, and I have yet to receive mine.

Kits I sent to mike Kalb:

Gunze Sangyo: Pzkfw 3 ausf N
Cornerstone Models: CM-003 Pzr 3 transmission
On The Mark: TMP-3509 Pzr 3 pe
DML: 6060 Hetzer Command Version
CMK: HB036 Hetzer late barrel w/mantlet
Aber: 35114 Hetzer fenders
DML:6058 German Panzerjagers East Front
DML: 6191 German Achtung Jabo crew
DML: 6144 Kharkov Commanders
DML: 6059 Kharkov Grenadiers
Verlinden: Park Wall set
Warriors: 35194 SS Machinegunner

Kits I was to receive from Mike Kalb:

(2) Dragon Initial Tiger 3-in-1 kits
(2) lion roar etched sets for initial Tiger
(1)SdKfz 251/7 Ausf D Pionierpanzerwagen 3-in1
(1)Verlinden Military Vehicle Stowage - German WWII
(1) Verlinden German Radio Set
AFV Club: 35098 88mm L/71 shells
AFV Club: 35086 88mm L/71 ammo
AFV Club: 35087 88mm L/56 ammo
AFV Club: 35084 75mm L/24 ammo
AFV Club:35096 88mm shell
Fruil: Elefant track set

Below is a quote from one of the e-mails I was sent from Mike while we were working out the deal.

Hell I could go on, Believe me when I say I have way
way too much with what I have. Just put it this way I
have 10 years of hording model kits, And details. When
I moved here my gal asked how much I spent on my hobby
and I coudnt even come to a figure. Plus a
neighborhood hobby store went out of buisness and I
bought almost the entire armor section ( all 6,000
dollars worth) I could open a hobby store myself.
Yeah my hobbby (addiction) knows no bounds.
But I digress. As for what you are looking for e-mail
me what you are looking for and i will see if I have
it.

Strength through Joy !
nfafan
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Posted: Saturday, May 19, 2007 - 11:10 AM UTC
Here's a segment from my emailings with the dishonorable Kalb...

-------------- Original message --------------
From: mike kALB

> I have just moved here but my gal told me to put gift,
> then on the value put whatever it cost. She used to
> work for customs. She also relegated the question is
> for items that are worth tremendous amouts of money
> are watched due to people trying to get over on paying
> taxes.
> So worry not my friend just put 50.00 U.S. funds.
> --- youscs@comcast.net wrote:
>
> > OK, got it. One more thing; on the Customs form that
> > I will have to attach - what do you want me to put
> > on it: I always put Gift, and for declared value -
> > assuming that even though it says Gift, they still
> > want to know?
> >
> > Thanks!
> > Steve Youschak
> >
> > -------------- Original message --------------
> > From: mike kALB
> >
> > > I am in Canada, but worry not, as for the postage
> > I will send a couple bucks your way along with the
> > kit.
> > > The Tiger is unopened and the etched set is opened
> > but has all of it's parts undemaged and all
> > instructions are there .

> > > My adress is :
> > > Michael A. Kalb
> > > 203-1850 Rathburn Rd. East
> > > Mississauga Ontario,
> > > L4W 2X9
> > > Canada

> > > --- youscs@comcast.net wrote:
> > >
> > > > Thanks for the trade deal for the Initial Tiger

gcdavidson
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Posted: Saturday, May 19, 2007 - 07:13 AM UTC
post his name and address
Plasticbattle
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Posted: Friday, May 18, 2007 - 11:29 PM UTC

Quoted Text

He simply said, "I have the detail items you are looking for".

Sounds like he has been busy according to this thread. Sending out PM's to random people about trades.

How many Dragon Initial Tiger Is did Mike Kalb have????



Déjà Vu ??
blackbug67
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Joined: April 25, 2005
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Posted: Friday, May 18, 2007 - 09:25 PM UTC
Add my name to the list of the screwed. Mike got me for over $100 worth of kits and accessories. He's offered excuses and says he is returning my kits but I don't have them and that's the only thing I am interested in, no excuses, no crap!

I know our trade was a private matter but I would have liked to have stumbled onto this thread before I sent my kits to Mike.

Cheers,

Larry

nfafan
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Posted: Friday, May 18, 2007 - 09:47 AM UTC
How many Dragon Initial Tiger Is did Mike Kalb have????

He was supposed to send ME one over a month ago for the Dragon kit and Atak zimm I sent him in reply to the EXACT same trade list posted on Hyperscale!

Looks like several of us have been Kalb'd!
engeee
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Posted: Wednesday, May 16, 2007 - 03:52 AM UTC
Canadian - yes.
Address - Mississauga, Ontario

Lend any insight?

Steve

If it helps, I'm expecting the following:
Wespe Vomag and DML 88
2 (yes both) Wiener Modellbau Flak Trucks
and 2 CyberHobby DAK Tiger I's
Mojo
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Posted: Wednesday, May 16, 2007 - 03:29 AM UTC
This guy a Canadian by any chance and is he looking to get his stuff sent to the Ottawa area???


Dave
engeee
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Posted: Wednesday, May 16, 2007 - 01:12 AM UTC
All I know is that I get no answers to my emails or inquiry (up a few posts) about the tracking number I've been supposed to be getting.

Steve
jrnelson
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Posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2007 - 11:51 PM UTC
I recieved a PM from Mike Kalb after I posted my trade list in this forum.

He simply said, "I have the detail items you are looking for".

When I emailed him back asking what items he had and what he wanted from me, he replied via email, "Which PM, I've been busy."

Sounds like he has been busy according to this thread. Sending out PM's to random people about trades.

Just my opinion, but I wouldn't trade with him.

Jeff
dewberry1964
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Posted: Monday, May 14, 2007 - 04:18 PM UTC
I sent a maschinen krieger kit, the Fledermaus out, I did not get the two kits promised in return. I sent mine out AFTER I was told that my kits had already been sent in the post. I was suppose to get the Kauz and the Fliege. Not sure if you are familiar with them, again they are sci fi kits.

I HAVE gotten an email promise to get my kit back, if It does show back up I will post that information. I will wait and see.
TankRat
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Posted: Monday, May 14, 2007 - 09:58 AM UTC
May I ask what was the trade deal?
dewberry1964
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Posted: Monday, May 14, 2007 - 09:20 AM UTC
Interesting to come across this exchange. I was looking for information for Mr Kalb as well. I am a member of one of teh sci fi boards http://www.maschinenkrueger.com/forum/index.php

I too have had a deal fall through this month, kits promised, stated they were shipped, I used postal tracking, mine WERE delivered to him, so far the exact same song and dance and NO kits

trade with Mr Kalb at your own risk. So far I have been ripped off- just as a heads up, this IS a small community as stated

Rodger
engeee
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Posted: Monday, May 14, 2007 - 07:16 AM UTC
Michael,
Any word on that tracking number for the package that was sent to me?

Thanks,
Steve
zavod112
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Posted: Monday, May 14, 2007 - 02:27 AM UTC
Will do, I apologize for this to all the good people here at Armorama, I will not use this forum for this nonsense anymore. Next time I pot here it will be for good not stupidity. Again I apologize.

Brian O'Neal
markm
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Posted: Monday, May 14, 2007 - 02:17 AM UTC
Ah, C'mon gentlemen. Please knock it off and take it private.

I understand pointing out potential bad traders, but there is no need for bickering back and forth.
zavod112
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Posted: Monday, May 14, 2007 - 02:06 AM UTC
You disgrace yourself. Not me. I just want my kits. You seem to mention everything but the kits. You mention judges and all your people and this and that. I just want what you said you would send me. You call yourself a SOB with an attitude not me, You said I need to call you to get my stuff. I have sent you private e-mails trying to get my items. I sent e-mail through ebay as well, but still nothing. Why do I need to pester you to get what YOU said YOU would send me. You just said a judge would be needed to get my stuff but now your saying if I called you you would ship them? Which is it? All I ever asked, was to send the kits. You said you decided that you no longer owed them to me. I don't need to be clever make you look like a chump, you do that all by yourself. I'll ask again, can you please send me my kits that YOU said YOU would send. Oh and by the way why do you want me to come down there, you gonna beat me up after school? How about stopping the threats and go to the post office and do the honorable thing and send the kits.

TankRat
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Posted: Monday, May 14, 2007 - 01:47 AM UTC
Ok Brian if it takes you trying to disgrace me to make yourself feel better. Job well done. But for a person who just made up a name to log in here today and point a finger not knowing what they are talking about you sure are grasping at straws. ML banned me not because of trade deals but because I am the one who asked the inquiry as to why there was no Dragon Tigers left on the lhs shelves during x-mas and their real excuse was that I didnt have a real name for posting(so thats what they told me). As far as looking in the mail for a package that wasnt there well you had alot of options to take. There is whats called a phone or regular email which I know you've known about for how many months? (whoops brainfart?) Oh but thats right you did contact me through ebay in open public about your kits with a real intelligent nasty email open to the public. Or hey you could actually mail me a letter but most of all..you could get in the car and come gettem. I like the last one best but I dont think it would happen. As far as the group goes...I've toldem to hold off posting,.But have been ask to tell you not to bring them into this any further. At this point ,say what ya like and if anyone here questions my credabilty they are more than welcome to ask others. Or I can supply a list of those who are willing to vouch for me. The rest of this belongs else where but here brian in my book. I am trying not to bring ppl and proof into this but your leaving me no choice. Even when this anubis stuff went rotten I was polite and nice about how it ended. Leave it at that or this will become a eye opener and I am sure amorama will stop it before its get to deep in drama. I think I have said enough. I'll leave the rest up to you. Ive got nothing to hide and alot to show.
zavod112
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Posted: Monday, May 14, 2007 - 12:56 AM UTC
Well, at least you admitted that you owed it to me at one time and now you decided not to send it to me. It's good for everyone here to know that you are a SOB with an attitude problem. I couldn't have said it better, now we all agree on something. Your description of your personality is dead on. Thanks for at least fesing up to screwing me on these kits. I couldn't care less about the hundreds that love you and trade with you here and on ebay. You won't send me the kits that you owe me, thats all that matters to me. I know your not trading on Missing Lynx because your banned. I feel somewhat vindicated by your own admissions. At least I can stop looking in the mail for the kits. Maybe all those who were going to come to your defense will think twice now that you admitted you screwed me over. Besides I still talk to all those guys, so I'd be real curious who is going to come to your defense.
MICHAEL9
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Posted: Monday, May 14, 2007 - 12:39 AM UTC
I just want to say that I DO NOT HOLD A GRUDGE and in following I think those who spoke of me had a right to think otherwise. But I also would like to say that being negative ( Ed and Jon this isnt aimed at you)
has it's own consequences, of which I am not going to any lengths to mention. As Jon said be a man and own up to what you do. I would also like to say to all who posted threads here relax it is a hobby and I know
we all have a lot of money involved in this, but again there is way more stuff to get angry about.
I hope this matter is settled and everyone have a good build. As for Ed and Jon please no appologies
as you were just asking for reference and stuff got out of hand.

Strength through Joy !

Michael A. Kalb
TankRat
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Posted: Monday, May 14, 2007 - 12:35 AM UTC
Brian I keep transaction and emails due to this and ppl like you who made me lern my lesson the hard way while getting my feet on the ground and going. There is only one person on armarama who has a problem (issue) with me out of 122 trade deals and 320 transaction with me. No your not getting the kits. As far as how I felt about you then or now has not been broadcasted on armorama till now and YOU brought it up. Yea I do need a judge to tell me to send you what I feel I dont owe you anymore. There are enough ppl who can step forward and say different. 2 People already have. I am not going to ask ppl to step forward and say anything to prove this , You feel you need anything outta my rawhide its gonna take a miracle and a judge to get it.. Till then except your losses like I have. There are ppl who saw this and emailed me dying to have a say so in this and I am telling them to stay out of this. Im not in the mood to display our differences in a drama case that will resolve nothing on here except to make matters worse. Im one stubborn S.O.B with a attitude problem. I'll let the community decide anything further. I too apologize to the public for seeing this and becoming involved. But as far as I am concerned its not worth the typeing to go any further in this matter. I'll end up discrediting my self anyfurther than i have already done and bringing ppl in here that dont need the drama. If any other post is posted here its due to that person volunteering the info at no request from me.
Darktrooper
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Posted: Monday, May 14, 2007 - 12:02 AM UTC
I've watched this thread and have noted a few things.

I think it would be a good idea if you are gonna trade with someone to ask for references from people they have traded with previously to prevent getting burned. Or start a thread asking if anyone has traded with so and so before.

Keep problems to PM's and emails before starting a thread on being burned if you arent sure. Then make a post when you are SURE you are being burned. Remember what happens when you assume, it makes an A$$ out of U and ME.

And Lastly
Those that live in glass houses shouldnt throw stones.
zavod112
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Posted: Sunday, May 13, 2007 - 11:47 PM UTC
What you owe me is what you owe me, just send it out. I know you like to air laundry in public, so go do what you usually do. Leopards don't change their spots. Just be man enough to send me what you owe me. I know you live in your litle world down there, and have me as the villan but you are the one that never sent me what you owe me. I don't care about all your ebay garbage, just send me my stuff. If you need a judge to tell you to send the items to me then go do it. All I know is you don't keep your word, you never have and probably never will. I'm sorry to the good people here on Armorama to be involved with the aptly named tankrat. and myself. I really didn't have any desire to have this go on here but with tankrat this is a trend that sems to go on all the time with him. I'm just saying beware of who you deal with. If you see someone with constant trouble on various websites look out. I apologize to the real builders who are trying to find info and find themselves involved with a petty argument.

Thanks,

TankRat
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Posted: Sunday, May 13, 2007 - 10:28 PM UTC
Mr Brian your opening up a can worms that will cause a big embarrasement. to you. would you like to have all our conversations opened to the public about this anubis problem? I will be more than happy to tell my side of this story and post our emails and skype conversations on here? Oh gawd here goes the drama and bringing names into this that dont need to be brought in. Ya know Brian I think our problem needs to resolved by a Judges decision..I dont think this will never end till it is.The problem we have with each other is not just about a trade deal. I would say this is a corporate legal matter that I can see needs to be resolved...BTW my ebay and regular customers who buy from me and post here would also say other wise sir. So you tell me how would you like to do this.