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25 October 2007 @ 08:33 am
obsolete_being is divine_decora  
Okay, so I've suspected that obsolete_being is the new journal of divine_decora since August... but no definite proof.

I suspected because:
Same city (columbus, ohio) [info removed from her journal since Aug]
same policies (no international shipping unless EMS shipping) [info changed to NO Int'l shipping since buyers don't want to pay EMS]
same fandoms/pairings for doujinshi she sells (a lot the PoT djs she sells are the same ones that divine_decora was selling)
she's in 2 decora communities [she was in 2 in august, looks like only in one now]
clothing she sells is plus size (like divine_decora had)
also, I heard when she gives out info for money orders, she only gives out initials, not her full name. o.O

[] = changes in her info since August

But like I said, no definite proof... however, if she ever put up any Prince of Tennis Atobe plushies... she IS divine decora.

So today.... 2 months since I started suspecting, and 8 months after she scammed me of $95?... she put up the SAME 5 Atobe plushies. (she decided to delete everything in her journal and replace the posts calling me an anatomy part... - probably didn't want anyone else she scammed to recognize stuff they bought - but luckily I saved the page)
So here are the 5 atobe plushies I bought from her and that she's selling again.

And the Prince of Tennis tote/purse I bought at the same time.

And I'm not sure... but didn't someone buy a Kingdom Hearts Figure from divine_decora (around the same time as my purchases) that was never received? >_> Cause she had this for sale in her journal yesterday also:

Stuff she sold me that she never sent:

Naruto Jacket from Hot Topics (sold to someone else as obsolete_being)
Those 5 atobe plushies (in her obsolete_being journal now)
The PoT purse (in her obsolete_being journal now)
2 Naruto headband
a FMA hoodie
some (2 rolls) silver crafting wire

People are saying that I have something against her and am making this up cause of a personal vendetta or something... that it's just coincidence. But when do coincidences stop being a coincidence?

Sure, I'm not saying there are no other Atobe plushies available for sale anywhere... but they don't pop up often.. maybe one or two... but all FIVE at once?

And to have ALL FIVE of Atobe plushies I bought suddenly pop up along with the PoT purse (again, not saying it's the only PoT purse in the world, but it also doesn't show up often) by a seller who I earlier suspected of being divine_decora because of her PoT doujinshi (divine_decora and obsolete_being also seem very fond of Naruto djs also) and the Naruto jacket (not the only one in the world... but how often do you see them posted here?), policy, and then location... And here's the clincher... what HONEST SELLER WITH NOTHING TO HIDE WILL NOT GIVE OUT THEIR NAME?

Can you think of any reason an HONEST seller would just give out initials when giving out money order info to a buyer?

Her explanation for the initials: "4. I always put my initials because there are scary stalkers on the internet. Anyone who’s not a child knows better than to give out real name."

WORD FOR WORD. I kid you not. That sounds like BS to me. So you're worried about stalkers so you won't give out your name, but you'll give out your address?

Maybe I'm strange, but if I want to avoid stalkers and I had a choice, I'd sacrifice the name and keep my address secret. o.O

Like I said before... when does coincidence stop being coincidence?

Do I have a personal vendetta against obsolete_being? Well, I don't normally like people that steal from me. Let alone someone that stole $95 from me.
Chaefuzzycthulhu on October 25th, 2007 04:12 pm (UTC)
That's terrible! Have you gotten your money back?
The personification of "obsessed"~ <3astash on October 25th, 2007 04:32 pm (UTC)
Nope, she cleared out her Paypal. (and set up a new one in June for her obsolete_being sales) The divine_decora scams were back in end of Jan/beginning of Feb.

Seems like she scammed a lot of people out of money.

Some that she scammed didn't even comment.

Chaefuzzycthulhu on October 25th, 2007 05:35 pm (UTC)
Oh hell naw! You should be able to get your money back, regardless of her cleaning out her Paypal account.

I had a similar situation happen earlier this year. I had shipped an item, which got stolen in-transit somewhere. Both parties went through the Resolution process, and he was able to have his money refunded.

I would suggest that you go through your Paypal history, print out a copy, and also go through your email communications and copy those as well. And if you can, I would file fraud charges against her ASAP.

Hope I could be of some help.
The personification of "obsessed"~ <3astash on October 26th, 2007 01:28 am (UTC)
Nope, I was an idiot. I trusted her LJ feedback and so sent Paypal funds. Since she cleared out her account, Paypal had nothing to give back to me even though they found in my favor. If I had used credit card, then I could have gotten back the money from my bank (who would have taken it from Paypal XD) But thank you! :D
Give me wings...angie_in_the_oc on October 25th, 2007 05:01 pm (UTC)
Ugh, that sucks. I wish I had her address, I live in Columbus and I would LOOOOVE to give her a piece of my mind.
The personification of "obsessed"~ <3astash on October 25th, 2007 05:59 pm (UTC)
Thanks. XD But the address she's giving out now is probably a friend's.

I know I won't get my money back. =/ But while she has good feedback now as obsolete_being, she also did as divine_decora... before she starting scamming.

So I don't want other people getting scammed when she decides to scam again. XP
what you were then i am todaynozomi_no_da on October 25th, 2007 05:28 pm (UTC)
That's strange. I guess she's not a scammer all the time? Or she stopped scamming after creating a new journal, as I bought a doujinshi from her and got it just fine.

Anyway, I hope something can be done about this!
The personification of "obsessed"~ <3astash on October 25th, 2007 05:51 pm (UTC)
Well, she had a lot of positive selling feedback for her divine_decora before she decided to scam... so who knows? >_> (that's the only reason why I sent non-credit card Paypal to her -_-)
Ipityipitydaf00l on October 25th, 2007 07:13 pm (UTC)
You know, but I could be mistaken, but I want to say that someone else had posted something about her as well. It's been a while, though and I could be thinking of someone else entirely.

I've tried to keep up on checking feedback, and so far I've only had one problem with one seller on here that I refuse to look at anything since then.
The personification of "obsessed"~ <3astash on October 25th, 2007 07:31 pm (UTC)
Yes, I remember. :D But I think that was about obsolete_being being a rude seller. (something about deleting her posts about an apple? purse and no explanation why she wouldn't sell to her and sold it for less to a different buyer, etc)

I still buy, but after the whole divine_decora deal - only with credit card now. So that if Paypal lets me down (which they have often) then I can still count on my credit card company. XP
garagesaleleanngaragesaleleann on October 25th, 2007 11:00 pm (UTC)
yeah that was my post
garagesaleleanngaragesaleleann on October 25th, 2007 11:00 pm (UTC)
i don't know anything about her possibly being this other seller but obsolete being is sketchy as hell and extremely rude, i wouldn't suggest anyone buy from her. i made a post on this community about her awhile ago.
lydiaillaparatzo on October 26th, 2007 09:25 am (UTC)
Hi - unfortunately, the proof you provide is kind of flimsy, especially considering that she isn't selling these plushies for anywhere near $95. While it's possible that she is divine_decora, it is far from definite and so it would be extremely unfair to smear her name if you don't have anything solid. Please refrain from doing so until you have a better lead. Thanks.
The personification of "obsessed"~ <3astash on October 26th, 2007 02:57 pm (UTC)

The total she took from me was $95. (That was for the 5 plushies, the PoT purse, the FMA hoodie, the 2 Naruto Headbands, the Naruto Jacket, and the 2 silver wire spools.)

Now, one by one, all these things may seem coincidental... but to suddenly have all 5 (not 1, not 2, not 3... but all FIVE) of the Atobe plushies and the PoT purse that divine_decora sold me up on her journal...

Atobe plushies do not come up on GSJ often. I check several times a day since Jan of 2007, I have seen it offered by 3 sellers only. One seller had ONE atobe plush with no tag. Two sellers (divine_decora and obsolete_being) had 5 plushies of Atobe... the SAME 5 plushies (4 regular sized and 1 keychain size in cosplay outfit).

I have also not seen the PoT purse offered on GSJ except for divine_decora and obsolete being, the same for the Hot Topics Naruto Jacket.

I was considering contacting you (since you're a Mod) in August with my suspicions, and mentioning that if she ever added the PoT Atobe plushies, FMA hoodie, or the PoT purse in her journal to ask you to ban her from GSJ, but I was stupid and didn't, now I see I should have. (cause it would be more convincing if I had told you about the Atobe plushies BEFORE they showed up in her journal -_-)
The personification of "obsessed"~ <3astash on October 26th, 2007 03:29 pm (UTC)
I was charged $40 for the 5 plushies. (it's a little cheaper this time around cause... I already paid for them. =P She doesn't need to charge as much since she'll get paid twice. =/)

Screenshots of the 2 Paypal payments. ($55 for everything else and $40 for the Atoboe Plushies) and of the email I sent her which mentions I bought FIVE atobe plushies from her. (since the PP payment only mentioned a plushie set)

(email mentions 16 days since she shipped it... cause before she deleted her journal, the status said it was shipped on Feb 10th. Which was BS.)