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Featured Fail: Ebay Seller Skystartrade

October 28th, 2012 | Category: drama/rants,Fail Of The Day

Ok so I do some phone repairs for various local people and one of them happens to be a Droid X2 digitizer. I don’t keep parts in stock and up till now I have never had a problem ordering parts and getting them in a fairly quick manor but then I ordered a digitizer from a ebay seller I have never bought from before. They had fairly good feedback up to this point but there were a couple issues but hey when you are selling hundreds of items your always gonna have an issue right?

I order the part on 10/16/12 and happily await its arrival meanwhile I also order a few sets of LED strips and a digitizer for a Blackberry as well (on 10/17/12 and 10/18/12) on the 10/22/12 the led’s and blackberry digitizer have arrived but the the x2 is still not here. I email the seller and this is what happens.

To: skystartrade
Subject: I haven’t received my item yet: mudslinger1224 sent a message about Motorola Droid X2 MB870 Digitizer Touch Screen (Type A, with Small LCD Connector #160759372269
Sent Date: Oct-23-12 09:14:57 PDT

Dear skystartrade,

there has been no update as to weather this item has shipped. The estimated delivery date was for yesterday and it is still not here. Can I get some sort of update please?

It takes them 7 hours to write out this reponse

Dear mudslinger1224,

We’re sorry for the delay. We did not mean to message you like this. Our shipment has not arrived and we do not know the arrival date for sure though it should be coming. If your willing to wait we will update you. If you do not feel you can wait, feel free to request a refund.

We thank you for your patience and we’re sorry for troubling you with .


– skystartrade
So wait… you are selling an item you dont have? It was at this point I noticed that the selling price I paid has now been upped to an astounding $222 (something like that) so no one buys it. My question is why was I not notified about this over a week ago when I placed the order. So I proceed to file a ebay case notifying the seller I want a refund.
eBay Customer Support has opened a case for you.The seller has until Oct 31, 2012 to respond. Oct 23, 2012 at 4:44 PM
No response so on 10/24/12 I sent a second reply stating that if I did not receive a full refund by the end of business on 10/25/12 I would be filing a claim with my credit card company. The seller responded with the following.
HI, Dear Customer
We already forward your request to my manager, please give him a couple days to process it.
Thank You

– skystartrade
Ok so I figure this one man operation (from what I can only assume) has to request approval from his manager. All I can figure is that they did not have the money and were waiting on another purchase to cover my refund. On 10/26/12 my refund was processed. Well due to the lack of communication prior to me asking where my item was at I left the seller negative feedback stating the following
Negative feedback rating Sell did not have item in stock and never informed me. Waited over a week Seller:

Oct-26-12 16:45
Other negative feedback has been left since then claiming the same thing. But this morning 10/28/12 I received the following email
From: SST Parts []
refund already sent, why negative? go eat shix
This is the level of professionalism that this company wants to project? Well I wish them the best of luck with that attitude.
So for anyone reading this I suggest based on my personal experience steer clear of Skystartrade on ebay
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[RAGE] Microsoft Sucks!

August 13th, 2009 | Category: drama/rants


Ok so I have all of my xbox 360 stuff going on [check the forums ;)] and I turned my 360 on today popped in my 64mb card because I was cheap and didnt buy a harddrive. Tried to update the software so I can access xbox live when I go get my subscription and guess what… “You need to insert a harddrive or memory card with atleast 128mb of free memory to update your xbox live application” or something like that. WTF Microsoft really w…t…f?

Ok so I cant get on xbox live because it cant get the files. But wait there is more! It did have enough space to download this shity half assed looking overlay thing that looks like it is the retarded child of the wii and ps2 combined. I miss my old dashboard 🙁

In any event I had to order a harddrive off of ebay for the damn 360 so I can play xbox live and would at this point like to tell microsoft to suck a nut because you suck

I should buy a mac -.-


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Where was Dark?!?!?

July 31st, 2009 | Category: drama/rants,News

Welcome one and welcome all! Welcome to Darks Carnival!

Heh, ok guys I have been away for far to long, but not without good reason!  For starters I got a job! That means I can buy new consoles and equipment! Also I finally upgraded to my new custom built PC! Actually its time for a story, because I should have had this PC up and running for about 3 months. When I fist got all the parts from newegg I was going to make a PC building tutorial, however I didn’t have my camera and I was so excited that I built it in just under 2 hours, but at the time I had no operating system disc so it sat there doing nothing for 2 weeks until I got a Vista 64 Bit Ultimate CD and CD key. All went well, I downloaded steam and counter-strike: source started up and joined a server, BAM, Crash. Turns out the card was bad, then I RMA’ed it and got another one, It worked… for about 5 days then the same problem happened again. So now I’m waiting for it to return, in the mean time I bought a temporary card and I like it alot more. More information on this card fiasco later but for now I’m just glad to be back!

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State Farm Spam….[Not email spam]

May 01st, 2009 | Category: drama/rants

[svgallery name=”statefarm”]

Ok so I check the mail the other day and there are 4 envolopes that are exactly the same except for the return address. Open them up and it is 4 different letters from 4 different agents all 4 working for state farm. WTF Why are they sending me 4 letters all on the same day? Anyone else ever seen something like this? Post in the comments if you have.

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China Blocks Youtube…again

March 24th, 2009 | Category: drama/rants,Tech Talk

Techdirt has a post about china blocking youtube and its really interesting. The government has filters on all the networks so in reality they can block any and all sites they want. Australia was [is?] trying to get a filtering system in place for block adult content but who is to say they wont take it a step further and block any sites that are not kid friendly or what ever. Am I the only one who thinks we should just let the internet be open from filters? Damn you over controlling governments!!!!!!!!!

Lots of headlines today about how China has blocked access to YouTube, apparently because of some videos posted by a Tibetan exile group. Of course, this isn’t the first time China’s blocked the site — it did so about a year ago, again because of videos related to Tibet. Around the same time, it also started enforcing laws against non-government owned video-sharing sites, and took action against more than 50 of them. This latest block shouldn’t be particularly surprising to anybody, but it stands as a reminder that the flow of outside information into China on the internet is like a faucet the government can shut off at any point. The only real question is when did the country lift last year’s YouTube block?

[Source: TechDirt]


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TMS Episode 4: What to do with your old computers – ISP Ranting – Panoramic Photos

March 22nd, 2009 | Category: drama/rants,Gadgets,linux,News,Pc Mods,Podcast,Reviews,Tech Talk

In this episode I have some friends joining me! Welcome the newest members Caboose and Care Bear!

We are talking about what to do with your old computer that you have collecting dust in your closet. A rant about ISP service and support and some panoramic photos. This show was recorded using ventrilo and I am not to proud of the quality but I am working on some stuff so hopefully it will get better over time. Any comments or suggestions just post them as a comment I welcome them all


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Palm OS is dead…My Treo sobs

February 11th, 2009 | Category: drama/rants,Gadgets,Tech Talk

My first PDA was a PalmOS device. My first real smartphone was PalmOS. Ever since I have been into computers I have know palmOS so this is sad news that Palm is no longer going to make devices with the wonderful mobile operating system. While it will live on in the centro for a while they wont make any new devices. So after 13 years a operating system that has been adapted and upgraded from its former [colorless shell] it comes to a slow painful death.

Oh and my TREO 650 is in on suicide watch right now….lets hope it pulls through!


[On a side note visit THIS link to see the upgrades to palm over the years]

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Comcast does not care…

January 07th, 2009 | Category: drama/rants

Ok so recently I contacted comcast for Dark at there “comcast cares” or @comcastcares on twitter. I sent them an email. They reply and once again I send a response. Since then they have not replied. So wtf is going on comcast? Do you guys just suck to much to respond to the emails that bring issues to your attention or what?

I for one am glad I have a ISP that cares about there customers. If only comcast could really care.


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Will Comcast Actually Fix My Net? {Drama}

October 25th, 2008 | Category: drama/rants

Well im sure everyone has read my rant about how shitty comcast has been to me, and guess what that has not changed.

[Why the obscenely short post?]

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