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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.
SST

 

- 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 [sstparts@live.com]
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
-Tracker
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Fail Of The Day: Walmart BSOD!

August 25th, 2009 | Category: Fail Of The Day

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While walking through walmart the other day this cought my eye…. No not the mirror right below it. The BSOD on a display… Apparently someone needs to fix some issues on that computer

Here is another shot

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-Tracker

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Fail Of The Day: Aussie Police

August 18th, 2009 | Category: Fail Of The Day

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Ok so here is the deal the Australian Police thought they had taken down a large hacker group called r00t-y0u.org.

Well they didn’t take them all out apparently and a short time after one of the hackers managed to gain access to one of the servers that stores some important data because the police did not properly secure their mysql servers.

A police spokeswoman tried to downplay the breach, stating:

“The [purloined] information consists of directory file names of previously compromised credentials. No information or files exist that have, or could have, been compromised.”

Do you believe that? I don’t…

In any event maybe next time they will make sure they get them all and not just gloat about it on TV!

If you couldn’t tell here this is a DOUBLE FAIL.

  1. The police for going on TV and saying they took the entire group down when in fact they did not
  2. The police for not properly securing servers that could have possibly held classified information

[Source: SMH]

-Tracker

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That did not take long….

August 03rd, 2009 | Category: Fail Of The Day

Well Dark had this idea to up it from 1 post per day to 2 saying he would be posting one as well as me. Well today Dark has failed a mere 2 days after he stated he was going to be doing 2 posts per day. Thus you are stuck reading my rant about his failure. Hopefully he will get on the ball and start living up to what he committed to rather than make claims he can not fulfill.

In any event we shall see what happens tomorrow.

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Fail Of The Day: Network Solutions

July 24th, 2009 | Category: Fail Of The Day

FireShot capture #28 - 'Domain Names, Web Hosting and Online Marketing Services I Network Solutions' - www_networksolutions_com

Ok so I am just gonna jump right into the fail here because it does not need a funny back story.

The facts… 4,343 merchants 573,928 card holders 1 company to fuck it up.

Network solutions had one of the servers processing transactions hacked and a malicous code installed that allowed hackers to steal credit card info from the almost 600,000 people! This all happened between March 12th and June 8th.

Apparently Network Solutions knew about the hacked server on July 8th but waited till [if I am reading this correctly] Close of business Friday. [This Friday last Friday or June 10th Friday?]

In any event they did not notify the customers fast enough in my opinion so that is a double fail.

As of right now none of the credit card info has been used [so they think] but that can change. They are trying to make it better but its kind of hard to do with over half a million people effected.

Oh well that’s life…

[Source: The Register]

-Tracker

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Fail Of The Day: VISA

July 16th, 2009 | Category: Fail Of The Day

Visa

Ok this one right here is a epic fail.

Here is the story… Guy goes into store and buys a pack of cigarettes. Guy gets home and checks his account only to find that he was charged $23,148,855,308,184,500.00 oh ya and a $15 overdraft fee. [Sub Fail: Only $15? My bank charges me $30]

Yes that is a HUGE number and this guy was not the only one. There were over 10,000 visa transactions that had this happen to them.

In the end all the transactions were reversed however the error was caused by a programming glitch.

Via Slashdot

What is interesting is that the amount charged actually reveals the type of programming error that caused the problem. 23,148,855,308,184,500.00 * 100 (I’m guessing this is how the number is actually stored) is 2314885530818450000. Convert 2314885530818450000 to hexadecimal, and you end up with 20 20 20 20 20 20 12 50. Most C/C++ programmers see the error now … hex 20 is a space. So spaces were stuffed into a field where binary zero should have been.

Yes this is also a fail. I am no programmer but that seems like a major fail in itself that you would put a space rather than a 0. Oh well at least my account didnt get hit by it ;)

-Tracker

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Fail of the day: Nulled Script Users!

July 13th, 2009 | Category: Fail Of The Day

Ok I have to bring this to the attention of everyone that thinks using nulled scripts is fun.

There is a site that recently posted an ad on a forum I moderate. The site is called nulledhost.

Now the script they are using to provide the hosting to people [WHMCS] is nulled!

Most of the time I dont care about people using cracked / nulled software because it does not harm others [besides taking a bit of money out of the devs pocket]

However in this case the WHMCS install that is nulled can have possible other issues. [as well as any other nulled script]

There are a whole bunch of possible issues such as the person who nulled it could have injected a backdoor into the script allowing them to harvest all the client details / addresses / emails…ect..ect thus anyone providing information to this company could have there details stolen.

Now if the company accepts payments in the form of credit cards and not paypal [I have seen it] then that also poses a risk of clients credit card details getting released.

So the moral of the story here is. If you cant afford a script then get one that is free.

[Just a note I have mutiple paid scripts such as whmcs and clientexec and have seen nulled scripts get exploited faster than they make a double cheeseburger at mcdonalds]

-Tracker

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Fail Of The Day: Norton Antivirus Fail

July 03rd, 2009 | Category: Fail Of The Day

This one needs no back story it is that much of a fail…

DAMN YOU NORTON!!!!!!

-Tracker

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Obama VS The Duck Ringtone!

June 29th, 2009 | Category: Fail Of The Day

Now after watching the video above and hearing obama say “Whos duck is back there” who do you think wins?

By the way incase you didnt know the quacking duck comes standard on iPhones :P

-Tracker

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Power is out

June 20th, 2009 | Category: Fail Of The Day

Ok so my power is as of right now out thus I am stuck posting this from my iphone… Sorry guys I just cant push any good content out from my iphone even if I wanted to. Regular posts will resume tomorrow I promise :P

-Tracker

[p.s. Blame dark I have been trying to get him to write a post for weeks now]

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