Monday, November 7, 2011


Once upon a time I used to frequent a message board on the internet that had to do with all things animated about Batman. It was here that I made my first exchange with another person over the internet.

We didn't have kijiji yet and I think ebay was just barely beginning. So this guy who was in England wanted some Batman episodes and I wanted some Wallace and Grommit toys. We exchanged mailing addresses and each sent the agreed upon items. I actually did this more than once and each time both myself and my trading partner received the items promised.

I bring this up today because I have endeavored to do some trading on the Arkham City board for bonus downloadable content that I can not get in Canada. Out of three trades that I thought I had worked out, one went as planned and two others I trusted that the person on the other end would be honest. They were not, I gave them codes for downloading and got nothing in return.

Are people simply more dishonest these days? Our am I dealing with a different generation who's word means nothing? I'm not sure.

I do know that the people that ripped me of got a very small reward in the end something that is only going to be worth a couple bucks in a months time. But I also know they have no integrity.

Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is watching over your shoulder to make sure you do it. This world and the internet for sure would be a better place if more people had it.

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  1. Maybe they just forgot, like my teen son does sometimes. We don't know their situations, so we shouldn't judge too harshly.

    :-) Marion

  2. I think Marion has a good point. Maybe try sending a few friendly reminders. If you still get squat, try a escrow service next time!

    Sorry that happened. :(

  3. No this was a scam. The Arkham forum is full of people who will intentionally scam others for the sake of it.

    There is no way that 'I forgot' is an excuse when several conversations have been had and not forgetting that those who trade will usually be straight on to the games console to try out their new DLC.

    On the other hand they could be saving codes for use at a later date for a more worthwhile exchange. Either way 'I forgot' is balls.