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Blog entry by Brit posted 929 days ago 3842 reads 0 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A couple of weeks ago, my Paypal account got hacked and someone stole £249. I notified Paypal about the unauthorised transaction and while they investigated the incident, they froze my account. This is standard procedure. That meant no ebay purchases for me for a while. I needn’t have worried though because at the same time (even though they didn’t know about Paypal), two LJ friends were thinking of me.

Randy (Jusfine) sent me this wonderful Stanley No.71 router plane…

...and Mads sent me this dinky little hand brace. How did he know I liked braces?


When I found out I’d been the victim of a crime, it kind of knocked my confidence in mankind. Randy and Mads totally redressed the balance and reminded me that most people are decent human beings. Paypal have now refunded the money and my account is back to normal so life is good.

Thanks again guys, your gifts could not have come at a more opportune time. It’s a privilege to know you both.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it.



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tenontim

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#1 posted 929 days ago

Andy, I think most people are honest, but there’s one in every crowd. That’s the nice thing about PayPal. They will protect you. And a lot of folks (like Randy and Mafe), seem to have a sense of how and when to make someone’s day special. Glad you had several opportunities to smile.

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Bertha

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#2 posted 928 days ago

I love these stories! Not the theft part, oh you know what I mean.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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Brandon

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#3 posted 928 days ago

Yay for humanity! Great gifts from great people, Andy.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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dakremer

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#4 posted 928 days ago

that is really awesome! wonderful members we have here! sorry about the paypal ordeal! :( what a bummer

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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willy66

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#5 posted 928 days ago

You know, I have found that there is something about woodworkers as a group, that is welcoming, warm, and seems to be full of good people. Whether it is here on LJ’s, or at shows or store, it seems we all speak the same language…maybe its something in the saw dust.

Thanks for the story, I think we can all use reminders that there are mostly good people out there!!!

-- -Willy, White Plains, NY

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patron

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#6 posted 928 days ago

great story andy

well done randy and mads

and thanks for sharing

that is a cute brace you got there !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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Manitario

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#7 posted 928 days ago

This is a nice story to wake up to this morning. There are some truly kind and generous people on this site.

-- Sometimes the creative process requires foul language. -- Charles Neil

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ShaneA

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#8 posted 928 days ago

Great post Andy, there are some generous LJs out there. Congrats on the new additions and friendships you have made.

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racerglen

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#9 posted 928 days ago

Great friends and a great start to the weekend.
Glad everything worked out in all senses Andy.

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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helluvawreck

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#10 posted 928 days ago

There’s no doubt it, there’s a lot of great people on Lumberjocks. It’s a nice post and story, Andy. Mads, and Randy, what a nice thing for the both of you to do. Well done fellas.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com/

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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Schummie

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#11 posted 928 days ago

It’s great to see that people help each other, LJ stays one great family
It’s always great to see this on this great website.
If been away for a couple off months because I hat some problems
with my sickness/handicap, but I’m very glad to be back.

Schummie.

-- Greetings from the Netherlands.

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BarbS

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#12 posted 928 days ago

Way to go, Randy and Mads. Restoring faith in humanity is A#1 in everybody’s book! A very nice thing to do. And Andy, I’m glad PayPal fully resolved the issue for you.

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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SamuelP

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#13 posted 928 days ago

This is Great. It is nice to hear these things.

-- -Sam - Tampa, FL- "A man who carries a cat by the tail learns somthing he can in no other way" -Mark Twain

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littlecope

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#14 posted 928 days ago

Yep, you’ve got to love ‘em…
Yet another Great Story of LJ Goodness!!
Thanks for sharing it Andy!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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Don W

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#15 posted 928 days ago

Right on the money Andy. I got a package with a few planes in it today from a fellow LJ. I’m sure you’ll have that 71 shining brighter than a smile in no time.

-- Master hand plane hoarder. - http://timetestedtools.com

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