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Posted: Dec 30th 2008 6:38PM (Unverified) said

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Almost 20k on in-game money? Is that guy insane? I think I'd rather buy a car, or a really top-end PC, instead of INGAME CURRENCY. Did that guy escape from a mental institution and his parents died, leaving him all their riches?

Wow...The carelessness some people make with their money. I'm sure if he was willing to spend that much on in-game currency, he has a lot more money hidden somewhere, either that, or he's saved all his life.

Posted: Dec 30th 2008 7:31PM Brendan Drain said

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The weird part is.. what would you even DO with all that ISK? That's several hundred billion's worth, you can't possibly need that for anything.
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Posted: Dec 30th 2008 6:43PM (Unverified) said

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I have little sympathy for the "victim" here. The safe method is well documented in Eve and as the old saying goes, "A fool and his money are soon parted".

Posted: Dec 30th 2008 6:48PM (Unverified) said

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First I ROFL'd. Then, I thought about the legal precedent that it sets and hope that when cases like this are inevitably brought to trial in the US, this example might serve as a guide. Good for CCP!

Posted: Dec 30th 2008 8:31PM TheJackman said

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Man this just shows that EVE players really love there game :P

Posted: Dec 31st 2008 9:33AM (Unverified) said

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Yes, Eve players do love THEIR game.

Eve players, of all people, should have a keenly-developed scam-radar.

Posted: Dec 30th 2008 9:27PM (Unverified) said

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If he had stopped to think about it before going to court though, he might have gotten his money back.

The article shows no indication so far that he approached Paypal about the issue, or that he took the ISK dealer to court. He may do one of these things, but at this point he has spent so much time in the pointless lawsuits that he has weakened his case for the real thing.

He needed to start the charge-back with Paypal, not his bank. I am guessing that he either did not read the information that Paypal provides to new users, or he doesn't actually have a Paypal account and that is just who the company used as a credit card processor. Either way, he should have started with Paypal, not his bank.

His bank was not a part of the actual transaction in question. All one has to do to understand the scenario is to take a look at your Paypal statement after you make a direct quickwithdrawl payment. It shows as two transactions, one with the bank, and one with the merchant. ^^ THAT is what ultimately lost him the court case.

If he had gone to Paypal to begin with, they would have started an investigation promptly, and even if it did not end the way he wanted and he took it to court, he would be dealing with the right agencies.

In my opinion, the only people at fault here are him and the ISK dealer. The banks are just stuck in the middle.


Posted: Dec 31st 2008 8:21AM Wgraves said

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Thats over a hundred years of playtime 0.o

Posted: Dec 31st 2008 9:10AM Arkanaloth said

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a fool and his money...

Posted: Jan 9th 2009 5:16PM (Unverified) said

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The pirates of eve would have had a field day if that noob actually got his isk

Posted: Mar 10th 2009 5:40PM (Unverified) said

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Let's not pretend CCP is some old grandmother that got beat up for her purse. They make their money by getting kids addicted to wasting their life away in front of their computer.

It's all about the money - never forget that.

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