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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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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Fail Of The Day: Verizon, Auto Bill Pay, Bank Of America! [3 fails for the price of 1]

June 15th, 2009 | Category: Fail Of The Day

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Fail of the day time and yes we have a epic sale for you! 3 fails for the price of 1!!!!! Ok lets get to the story shall we?

Guy goes and gets a Verizon contract [no thats not one of the fails even tho it could be] and uses it pays close to $200/month for the phones. Now here is the first fail…he setup auto bill pay on the account so that he didnt have to spend a few moments of his life each month paying for that bill. Yes that is a fail right there and shortly you will see why. He wakes up one morning to see that Verizon has charged his account for close to $10k. Bank Of America does not put it through rather contacts the man and tells him what they are charging. He contacts verizon and asks them what the hell is going on. The rep he talks to laughs and says yes it must be a mistake. Apparently they assumed he downloaded nearly 45gb of data via his phone that month. [Note: The guy is 56 years old and probbly does not even use 1gb/month on anything as it is] So the rep states that she will take care of it and have the charges dropped. Happy ending right? Oh but wait there is more…

A couple days a verizon rep calls him and says that the charges still stand and he will have to pay up. They use the Auto Bill Pay [see how it fails now?] to deduct the near $10000 from his Bank OF America account and put towards the bill. Now this time Bank Of America pays Verizon and overdrafts the account. [FAIL ALERT] Why the fuck would a bank pay out that much in an overdraft charge? Anyway after a few calls and bank of america calling verizon they agreed that the charges were an error on there part and are going to put the money back into the account.

Moral of the story? Verizon Sucks Auto Bill Pay is band and Bank Of America has a drug use problem [or so it would seem]

[Source: MCall]

-Tracker

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Dark Failed…. FAIL OF THE DAY!

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

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Dark was suppose to write the blog post for today but apparently forgot so here is a photo of apples fail where his post would be…Dark write your damn posts next time :P

-Tracker

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Fail Of The Day: Craigslist Poster…

May 15th, 2009 | Category: Fail Of The Day

Ok this falls under the epic fail section of my scale of fails.

A New York man posted an ad on craigslist offering to sell a computer! Hell of a deal too he paid $700 for it and is only asking $500 here is the post…

For sale – IBM PC-compatible computer.

486/33MHz custom-build computer running Phoenix BIOS, 80MB hard disk-drive, 640K of base RAM and 384K of extended RAM installed. Comes with DOS 5.0 and Windows 3.11 For Workgroups and a two-button mouse. Turbo feature still working 100% functional. Great for when you need speed boost. Upgraded graphics to a SVGA 800×600 card that is VESA-compliant and can display 16.7 million colors!!! New-ish 14″ monitor.

Windows 3.11 has MS Paint, Notepad text editing app, and Norton Desktop. Also, 14.4 modem and a trial subscription to both CompuServe and AOL (2.5 software pre-installed). 5.25″/3.5″ dual drive with an open bay in the case if you want to put in a CD-ROM disk drive too. Have plenty of diskettes of shareware including Netscape Navigator, Mosaic browser, and Castle Wolfenstein 3-D! Already has Sim City, SimEarth, Sim Ant, and Sim Tower and Front Page Sports Football.

Canon BubbleJet printer with spare cartridge. Will print all Post-Script and TrueType fonts.

Need to make room in my den for a new Pentium computer that I’m getting.

I built this computer for over $700 so it’s a great deal.

Hell of a deal right? Well one of the readers over at Gizmodo managed to get an email out to the poster before the ad was taken off of craigslist here is the response.

Sorry for delay. My Eudora setting was messed up.

No. Is real sale. I need money to buy new Pentium computer that will run the new Windows 95 program. Is supposed to be better than Windows 3 but I don’t know. Am too used to finding things in Program Manager. The modem is real fast (by US Robotics) and is much faster than 9600 baud. Even though is 14.4, I got it to run at 28.8 with a program i downloaded.

Am willing to lower ask to $300 for if you have a Apple Mackintosh Quadra (850 preferable).

I REALLLLLY hope this is just a joke and the guy is not serious…Oh well its a fail either way.

[Source: Gizmodo]

-Tracker

Also, don’t worry if you don’t like Eudora. I have Netscape Communicator Gold although I just use the browser on it because it reads GIF images and JPG images.

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Fail Of The Day: AT&T

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

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Ok so I know there has not been a FOTD for a while but this is the first epic fail that I have came across.

Apparently someone thought it wise to move a fridge full of food and who the hell knows what else into a conference room at AT&T’s San Jose office. Leaving said fridge unplugged [Smart right?].

Now I don’t know if you have ever left a EMPTY fridge unplugged but after a while even an empty one gets a nice oder to it. I can only imagine what this thing smelled like.

Moving along after the smell got to bad someone decided they would try and kill it with some spray. However this spray was not febreze or anything like that it was a cleaner. This combined with the other smells and chemicals that were around at the time presented a nice [possibly] toxic aroma.

In the end there were people that were feeling very sick and made for a fun day at the office.

[Source: Yahoo]

-Tracker

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State Farm Spam….[Not email spam]

May 01st, 2009 | Category: drama/rants

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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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Fail Of The Day: BestBuy

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

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Ok so here is the story. Guy goes in to his local best buy. Buys a Mac Book Pro for somewhere around $2000.00. Leaves best buy heads home gets there and opens the box and what does he realize? He just spent $2k on a paving stone….Now you may be thinking that this is his own fault or maybe he is trying to scam someone out of money but I don’t think that is what happened. What I think is a best buy employee swapped it out so they could get a free mac book. As of right now best buy is blaming apple and apple is blaming best buy and the consumer is fucked out of his $2k. So at this point I am going to say that best buy fails due to there process of checkouts. When the item is something of this much value they should open the box before the customer leaves the store to make sure every thing is in there and its not replaced with a brick.

[Source: consumerist]

-Tracker

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