I got ripped off by these 2 as well...ClimbingOn and I have been in contact and are seeing this does not go down quietly (he's done some really excellent detective work btw).
What really bums me out, is that I've met folks in JTree, Camp 4, and random crags across the country that have literally held my life in a nylon rope, some just a few minutes after meeting. The climbing community is a magical phenomenon and to has these jokers mess with that is blasphemy.
I'll let the finale of this pain-in-the-ass event be told. Thanks for the info and support!
Success! Both Dan and I have received all of our money back. This is completely due to PayPal and not that scumbag Andrew. I'm confident that without this thread and the lengths I went to as far as deconstructing Andrew and Cheyney's lives that neither Dan nor I would have seen a dollar of our money back. I believe that Andrew saw that if he responded to the PayPal claims it would have been something akin to lying under oath in court and would have negative consequences with any legal action Dan and I may have taken.
I made this personal for Andrew and Cheyney. Instead of being able to hide behind the fake Internet ID Andrew Love, I dug and made it about their real names, their real lives. I went to great lengths and tracked down and contacted many of Andrew and Cheyney's real-life friends and acquaintances. I gave them the backstory, explained that Andrew and Cheyney had stolen a great deal of money, and linked them to this thread. Now instead of Internet strangers knowing that Andrew and Cheyney are thieves, their real-life circle of friends know they are thieves.
Andrew and Cheyney lost on all counts. They have been publicly identified and shamed, the climbing community (or at least a reasonable portion of it) knows about them and the extent of their scams, their friends and acquaintances now know the real Andrew and Cheyney, and they did not end up with a dime of our money. While there are certainly no winners in this case, I feel good that most likely Andrew and Cheyney will be unable to continue stealing from climbers, that people here will ask a few more questions when purchasing gear, and that this is now behind me. "