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    Default A Personal Business encounter with Tazmo

    This story was pm-ed to me and was so good, I wanted to share it.

    Hi,

    I noticed your website and appreciate its message. I can personally attest to the clandestine, unethical ways in which Tazmo handles things as I have had a business deal sour with him in the past. I'm not sure, but maybe you'd appreciate hearing about it.

    Years back my girlfriend and I ran an online Naruto Cosplay store from our home. We worked hard every day on our products and wanted badly to promote ourselves via the net. I contacted Tazmo from Naruto Fan and set up a business deal with him. I would send him a nice bundle of our products (free of charge) to be used in a Naruto Fan Halloween contest. He would post the contest and, of course, drop a link to our store to help promote us. Basically Naruto Fan would have awesome prizes to give its members and our store would get high end promotion. A scratch your back, you scratch mine kind of deal.

    We sent him over $100 worth of products. Then we waited. Halloween came and went. Months went by and still the contest was never posted. Over and over I emailed him, asking him what was going on and received no reply. More time passed and finally I began to feel like he kept the products for himself. I felt as if I had been scammed.

    Like many others, I began to notice that Naruto Fan was gearing up back then to charge people for content that they didn't own the rights to. I noticed what you and only a handful of others did - that Naruto Fan was being made into a money making business instead of a "For the fans, by the fans" community. I began to shake things up a bit by questioning people on Naruto Fan if they felt they were getting ripped off. The community freaked out over my questions. Tazmo was informed immediately by everyone and I got a response from him. I suppose I got his attention finally.

    He IMed me and told me (And I'll try to quote this the best that I can), "lol I was going to post your items but now i'm not going to lol." It was something like that. I told him that was fine and that he was a sloppy business man and obviously a child. I told him that he had to send me my items back. He agreed to this.

    Of course he never sent them back. I hounded him for months about it and he finally stopped responding. He kept our products and never even dropped us a thank you or a link. Tazmo is a common thief. I know there is all kinds of rumor, mystery, and ambiguity floating around about his schemes and business ethics, but let it be known that in my story Tazmo blatantly stole items from me and disregarded our business deal from the start. There is no doubt in my mind as to what kind of person he is and I hope this story helps better piece together the way he does business.

    If anyone ever had a doubt that Tazmo was a thief let it now be undone.

    He stole from me.

    Thanks for reading and for helping to educate people about how Tazmo does things.

    Take care.

    - creeps

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    Thanks for posting this. I was planning to post it at some point. If anyone wants more details or has questions feel free to message me.

    I think this community set up has a lot of potential and the selections here are great. Keep up the good work guys.

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    HeyITZthatFC is offline Senior Member Regular
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    For the love of god can we just get some 4channers or something to flood and crash is site over and over or something? lol

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    that surprising. Tazmo charging people. normally, a Scanlator would ask for dontation and not constantly asking people to charge. but for him to go this far, that just basically rip us off.

    isn't there a list of site hosted or known/afflicated with tazmo so i can avoid registering?

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    the Peacemaker is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    Tazmo isn't a Scanlator. He steals other sources and sells them.

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    Zorlac is offline Junior Member Newbie
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    Tazmo is nothing but a dirty opportunist.

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    But how does he keep doing it? People have got to realize that you can get good quality scanlations for just about any manga series just about everywhere on the net for FREE!!!

    Why the hell do people keep giving him money? It defies all logic.


    Humankind cannot gain anything without first giving something in return.
    To obtain, something of equal value must be lost.

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    Thats how it is mates. Life is cruel, the only thing noble to do is spread the word.

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    Dude knows how to make money off the stupidity of others, this is a good thing for him. I would probably like to smack the guy around, but hey, the people that pay him and fall for his business practices are partly to blame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cardboard Box Junkie View Post
    But how does he keep doing it? People have got to realize that you can get good quality scanlations for just about any manga series just about everywhere on the net for FREE!!!

    Why the hell do people keep giving him money? It defies all logic.
    Simple: Because people are lazy and stupid.
    I'm here for the Manga, not for the "nice people"

 

 
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