View Full Version : Buyer Beware: Jeff Collier aka Killer (Resolved)

02-17-2005, 10:36 AM
I'd like to post that this has been resolved. See my post below for more information.

Killer is a bad seller and should not be trusted. He was banned from after he refused to make good on his deal with me. I am posting on this board as he attempted to use this board as a reference and I see he has a for sale thread here - I don't want him to take anyone the same way he took me.

On HardForums he went by the username nighttraindemon before he was banned as a bad trader. You can see he has the same items for sale at

Long story short - Killer, otherwise known as Jeffrey Collier, sold me an older Apple iBook for $250 plus I paid shipping. The iBook was decribed as “the command key doenst work all the time but everything else works great!”
I even specifically asked him if there were any other problems and he confirmed that the keyboard was the only problem. When I received the machine, the battery was 100% dead - will not take even the smallest charge. Additionally, the machine arrived with hairline cracks in the case which were not mentioned and was very poorly packed.

I tried to work it out privately with Killer, however, after almost a month with no resolution, I brought it public. Killer repeatedly offered excuses and refused to own up to the problem, in spite of every other poster saying he was at fault. As a result, Killer was banned.

While I do not ever expect to see a working battery or my requested $40 refund, I want to do my best to make sure he does not rip off other users. If anyone would like more information, feel free to read the entire saga at

If any moderators wish to verify any information with me, please contact me and I will be happy to provide anything I have.

BigDish = Me
nighttraindemon = Killer

Additionally, in case Killer aka Jeffrey Collier attempts to use a different username to trade, here is the following information:

Name: Jeffrey Collier
City: Houston, TX 77077 or Katy, TX 77450
(gave me 2 addresses)

AIM: BlueWS6
ICQ: 79087246
Yahoo: jeffreycollier
HardForums: nighttraindemon
Camaroz28: KillerWs6
eBay: BlueWS6 Killer

Pro Stock John
02-17-2005, 11:20 AM
BigDish asked me before putting this up, I approved it... Because the same item was listed here.

Personally I have sold a laptop and I was honest that it only held a charge for <30 minutes.

02-17-2005, 12:23 PM
I have never lied to this person Eric Kotz he just took it on himself to have me banned from Hardforums, when i was trying to work a deal with him considering he was demanding an unfair refund amount and claims i was misleading when infact i was straight up with everything with this guy. I have never scammed anyone and this is the first time anyone has ever complained about me and all this over a measaly 40 dollars its insane!
Hell, ill donate 40 dollars to charity its not about the money its about allowing someone to demand a given amount when i was not in the wrong. If you allow someone to demand whatever from a seller where do you draw the line?

02-17-2005, 01:21 PM
I paypaled him a refund to show im no bad trader

02-17-2005, 01:24 PM
The laptop you bought from killer. How much do they retail for?

Pro Stock John
02-17-2005, 03:08 PM
What year is the laptop?

Additional facts:
-Jeff's sister did pass away, he sent me the obituary, again very sorry for your loss
-The laptop battery currently won't hold any charge at all
-New batteries are $70-119?

03-04-2005, 12:34 PM
I'd like to say I consider this matter resolved. I don't like how Jeff handled this, but he did ultimately refund me $30 via PayPal. That said, I believe this thread should remain so others trading with him can see how he handled this and make their own judgements.
A couple other things - no one other than yourself cause you to be banned on [H]. Anyone is welcome to read the entire thread and see that. I did conact the moderator who locked the thread and explained that you resolved the matter. Lethal has not responded to me, but I did what I promised to do.
Also, $40 is not an unfair amount. The *ABSOLUTE CHEAPEST* I've seen that battery sell for on eBay is $40 + $7 shipping for a working one. Most have been $55-$60 + shipping. New that battery sells for $100+. You still haven't shown me where I can get that battery for the $30 you claim, in spite of me repeatedly asking.
Regardless, the matter is closed now. Killer/Jeff did resolve this. I can't say I'm pleased with how long it took, but it is resolved now.