There is more to that story @dragontype.
The story he used to cover his arse when he was accused of scamming just doesn’t add up. I’ve called him on it many times, but he won’t answer.
His “girlfriend” is apparently very against him spending his parents money on cards. In fact the story he tells is that she was trying to force him to sell all of his cards.
So when he blamed his girlfriend as the reason for why the deal took a nasty turn, I knew he was full of shit.
He runs a PSA grading service, where people were sending duplicate cards (I.e. He would send a FA Charizard EX, and multiple other people would send the same card) and funnily enough, all of “his” cards came back with the highest grades. Out of all the cards submitted, only he got 10’s.
He held an auction on one of the Australian Facebook pages, auctioning of (initially) around 9 PSA cards in a bundle. He set the reserve ridiculously low and every $20-50 he would add in a bonus card. The auction reached around $450 ish and was sitting at around 20 graded cards. Then he decided he wasn’t getting enough, as the auction obviously slows so he starts taking things away, raising the reserve, making the auction across multiple pages and then finally listing all the cards from the auction as individual cards on eBay. In the end the auction was destroyed and it all descended into chaos. He handled it like a total jerk.
He decided to list several of his cards through eBay. One of his cards, a PSA 10 shining Raichu sold at auction for $83AU. It actually sold to a good collecting buddy of mine, and a member of this page. Immediately after the auction needed, he cancelled the order, and sent Brock a message saying that he “lost the card”. Then, it comes up for sale on Facebook, exact same card. When Ian was questioned about it, h said he cancelled it because it didn’t make him enough money.
Ian recently moved back to Malaysia, whilst in the middle of doing a few deals. None of the people he did deals with (that I know about) knew he was moving back to Malaysia and hence that their postage would be international. A lot of people deal on Facebook so they don’t have to deal with international deals.
Ian was caught multiple times vastly over charging for postage. $6.60 for a card posted in an envelope within Australia (current cost $0.70).
There are more stories, these are just the ones that come to mind…