I need a good lawyer in San Antonio, anybody know one?

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    I need a good lawyer in San Antonio, anybody know one?

    Ok heres my beef! about 65 days ago a order came in for a ROTJ belt overseas. Was sent out. Buyer got the belt and requested funds back from paypal. I had no tracking proof from USPS to show for it so the buyer got his belt and funds back. Paypal then locks my account for 60 days. Why...never gave me a good reason. They said the account will open back up in 60 days. Well 60 days past this past Saturday. Well its still locked. And theres $1343.62 missing!!! Or I should say a payment to paypal. So I call them, they said that was a processing fee for reopening my account, but its still locked!!! They then proceed to tell me that my accunt needs to stay locked for another 180 days because they feel that my account is a risk. So I got really pissed off over the phone. So now I am seeking a lawyer to get my money back that they won't release to me. And the stupid processing fee back. And to the POS that caused all this....Thanks alot!!!!

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    Re: I need a good lawyer in San Antonio, anybody know one?

    man that sucks big time. I hope you get it all sorted out.
    Last edited by Star Wars Chick; Sep 11, 2008 at 7:02 PM. Reason: Language- keep it family friendly

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    Re: I need a good lawyer in San Antonio, anybody know one?

    Dude, just hit up the Fett, He'll take care of them ; )

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    Re: I need a good lawyer in San Antonio, anybody know one?

    I have gotten screwed by the paypal system as well. (overseas fraud) Not nearly as bad as you are getting it. To me, they are a necessary evil. I only wish we all could vouch for you. I don't know any lawers, but if you need a reference, I am here for you bro. Jason

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    Re: I need a good lawyer in San Antonio, anybody know one?

    pay pal is a pain... set up an account years ago and now i can't use it because its not tied to a bank account.. won't let me pay for anything even though there are fund in it to cover the transaction.. =o\

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    Re: I need a good lawyer in San Antonio, anybody know one?

    I keep reading over the net that if I want to sue them I have to do in California. This is really ticking me off because there is nearly 4 months of payments/income in there. Which adds up to over $3000. not to mention the $1343 they already took out.

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    Re: I need a good lawyer in San Antonio, anybody know one?

    Sorry guys no more paypal payments for belts or anything else. I'll have to come up with something else.

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    Re: I need a good lawyer in San Antonio, anybody know one?

    Wish I could help but I only know of a good divorce lawyer up there. Blows my mind that they took that much only out of the account.

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    Taco, just reading that really ticked me off. I would have been down someones throat over the phone to. Did you talk to a couple people at paypal or just one? Or is there procedure just that screwed up. I wish I knew more so I could help. It really is a shame to see that money you worked your tail off for is being withheld. Just to typical of people now a days.

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    Re: I need a good lawyer in San Antonio, anybody know one?

    Taco...I can't believe that they can do that!!!!????? I sent you money over PP is it Ok? I hope it works out for you and SUE those guys! I had to edit this post for language...this stuff really gets to me, why do people always have to screw one another over..?? I wish you the best of luck and hope it all gets taken care of.
    Last edited by IrishFett; Sep 10, 2008 at 9:18 PM.

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    Re: I need a good lawyer in San Antonio, anybody know one?

    I'm sorry I can't help, yet I hope it turns out well for you.

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    Re: I need a good lawyer in San Antonio, anybody know one?

    No, anyone who has sent me a payment since June 1st is withheld. I'm almost tempted to tell everyone here to do a chargeback and get their money back and send it to me another in another form. That way they can't keep it. It would have to be returned to the buyers. But I don't know what to do.

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    Re: I need a good lawyer in San Antonio, anybody know one?

    I'm really sorry to hear this bruv...!
    I assume you know the 'Fett' (well I call him a Fett more like a ....) that has caused this mess? call him out!
    Good luck getting your moneuy back bud.

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    Re: I need a good lawyer in San Antonio, anybody know one?

    Man, Taco, that is just awful. I really hope that everything will work out to your favor in the end, and until then, good luck.

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    Re: I need a good lawyer in San Antonio, anybody know one?

    Taco...let me check around...I have several friends up there

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    Talked to some people...Fulbright and Jaworski...best in San Antonio
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    Re: I need a good lawyer in San Antonio, anybody know one?

    Hey taco let me know if you do want us to do a chargeback. I would hate to think that we sent you the money and them you sent us the product and then you don't get the money and ended up screwed. Alos I agree with Mojo, call the guy out. That way others can know to NEVER sell to him so others don't have to go through this. Hope it all works out for you!

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    Re: I need a good lawyer in San Antonio, anybody know one?

    that doesn't even make any sense, good luck with resolving this

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    Re: I need a good lawyer in San Antonio, anybody know one?

    That why I refuse to use PayPal. They're evil.

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    Re: I need a good lawyer in San Antonio, anybody know one?

    LMK if Fulbright and Jaworski don't work out. I've got two good friends here in Austin that are lawyers. They might know another good firm in SA, and if they don't, I have a few connections with the TX Bar Assoc.

    -Ryan

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    Re: I need a good lawyer in San Antonio, anybody know one?

    thank you, i will give them a call

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    Re: I need a good lawyer in San Antonio, anybody know one?

    As someone mentioned... do you know the buyer who did this?

    This sucks AND blows man! And for all us international folks it makes it harder for our American brothers to trust us/work with us FFS!

    Grrrrr!

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    Re: I need a good lawyer in San Antonio, anybody know one?

    Paypal blows, plain and simple. This kind of thing happens all the time. It has happened to me three times now. If you are a seller, you can get screwed. If the buyer doesn't like the item, no longer wants the item, doesn't like your username, they can open a dispute on you. Doesn't matter if they received the item, and you can provide proof of delivery. Paypal can lock your account for 30 days(for the amount invloved), or until the buyer retracts the dispute or escalates it to a claim. Yet I still use paypal, because it is what everyone wants to pay with. Google pay is so much better, but it needs to grow and get exposure to the masses.
    Last edited by mrgr8ness; Sep 11, 2008 at 10:35 AM.

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    Re: I need a good lawyer in San Antonio, anybody know one?

    As a fellow prop maker here, I'd like to know who this member is so that I make sure I NEVER deal with him or her, nor any of his or her associates who should be strongly urging that person to do the right thing!!! This is just plain wrong!!!
    Please PM me with the info if you are not going to post it publically. I use nothing but Paypal, and I do not want to make the mistake of dealing with this individual or any associates of similar mind.
    Last edited by Cruzer; Sep 11, 2008 at 11:20 AM.

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    Re: I need a good lawyer in San Antonio, anybody know one?

    Sorry to hear this. Shame that people seem to abuse the system. Hope you get it all sorted Taco.

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