That's sad to think that you guys believe that a man of my means would go to that length to knowingly deceive somebody for a couple bucks....and wait 4 months to do it. Don't say it's not about the money...it's right there in your quotes. Unless you think I take advantage of people for sport, it's about the money....and a ridiculously paltry sum at that. Unbelievable.
I think your ego speaks for itself. If you are wealthy, as you stated, and 'a man of means' as you state, then why did you not be charitable in the first place an offer the plates up for 'your' cost ($3) plus shipping. THAT happens more on this board than anywhere I've seen; guys needing parts and others willing to GIVE them for the price of shipping or enough to cover the basics, nothing more. You should have done that from the get go, not later after everyone jumped on you.
If you are so wealthy, then let the little things go and learn how to give. Your money won't do you any good if you keep it all in your pockets.
Oh, and your ego isn't worth shit, I can't believe the anger you have over this, my 3 year old shares better than you.
You want to know what my response would have been? (I also bought the same plates from ideajones):
"Dude, I sold my bike so I no longer need these plates. Do you want them back or do you want me to just offer them up on the classifieds? I'll post them for exactly what I paid, seeing how I never used them and never got you a pic like I promised. Thanks for doing this, it was awesome to get such a nice part at a discount. Too bad I didn't get to use them."
Learn how to be a gentleman. You won't keep friends any other way.
....and I don't mind one way or another if you stick around on the thread, we all butt heads some days, anyway. At least hangster had the balls to realize that yeah, we had a good laugh at his expense, hope he can laugh, too. I love learning from experiences like that, makes me a better person.
Just play nice and leave your anger and pity-party in the elementary playground, it's not needed here.
The ONLY thing I agree with you on is ideajones should not have posted your name, and that was probably just not thinking on his part. A simple request to a moderator can have that fixed.