I was a member of LAAUG as well, for several years. Most of my experience with LAAUG was good. However, one of the LAAUG presidents - don't recall his name, but an Asian guy purchased an Amiga 500 from me and his check bounced - more than once. Then I and a witness travelled to meet him - 90 miles round trip - to collect the money, and he paid me a $10 bonus to cover my trouble.... which didn't even cover the bank charges for handling the bad check. Later he kept asking me if I wanted to sell any more machines to him.