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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 85burbanator, Mar 12, 2004.

  1. 85burbanator

    85burbanator 1/2 ton status

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    hey there, does anybody know if the owner of echobit is still a member here? i ordered a shckle flip kit over 5 months ago and now there out of business. ive send neumorous emails and none of them have gotten a response /forums/images/graemlins/angryfire.gif im very angry and would like to talk with him. thanks
    mike
     
  2. nvrenuf

    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    Do a search for "Echobit", unfortunately it's almost all bad news.
     
  3. 85burbanator

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    when they were still making stuff it seemed like everybody liked em. so i ordered stuff. now i hate them
     
  4. Resurrection_Joe

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    And the lesson is never blindly follow what everyone else is doing
     
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    no... everyone’s lesson should be PayPal – it offers zero protection. folks selling products in excess of 100 or so bones should be taking a credit card. i have made some very large PayPal purchases but have learned from everyone else and i will never do it again… try this the next time you buy something with PayPal that cost over a 100 bones – tell them to send the product and when it shows up, you will send them the money… that’s what they are doing to you…
     
  6. nvrenuf

    nvrenuf NONE shall pass! Premium Member

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    Better yet, use a USPS money order. The buyer has recourse via filing USPS mail fraud with the postmaster (ie; federal /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif ).
     
  7. 85burbanator

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    should have sent him a money order but we paid with a credit card. never used paypal.
     
  8. Greg72

    Greg72 "Might As Well..." Staff Member Super Moderator

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    [ QUOTE ]
    no... everyone’s lesson should be PayPal – it offers zero protection. folks selling products in excess of 100 or so bones should be taking a credit card. i have made some very large PayPal purchases but have learned from everyone else and i will never do it again… try this the next time you buy something with PayPal that cost over a 100 bones – tell them to send the product and when it shows up, you will send them the money… that’s what they are doing to you…

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    On a slightly divergent topic, wasn't PayPal recently sued or lose a court ruling about their practices of not transferring the "buyer protection" of a credit card purchase through their systems?

    I vaguely recall seeing something about how they are a "middleman" for the credit card customer and as such, the cardholder is entitled to the same protections (fraud, etc) as if they had used the card directly for a purchase.... I'm fuzzy on the details but I could have sworn I saw something about this on either an online news service, or in the local paper. /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
  9. Resurrection_Joe

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    I was just going to post that I assumed anything you bought with a credit card was protected
     
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    He was and is a qreat fab guy I have wheeled with him I don't know what happened either he has a great rig and fab skills where ARE you mike????
     
  11. edlavarreda

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    I live afew blocks away from him drove by the other day but I dont think he lives there any more.
     
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    lesson learn will be on him also
    they alway say what goes around comes around.

    i wish i had the mentality that if i was
    ever to run into him , something would be coming
    out of his hyde , weather it be my parts i ordered , or
    my money back. but times have changed , i will just
    let the law deal with it.
     
  13. 84_Chevy_K10

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    I was just going to post that I assumed anything you bought with a credit card was protected

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    Not everyone that uses paypal uses a credit card. Often times I'll debit it from my bank account.

    If you use a credit card for a paypal transaction you probably can sucessfully dispute it.
     
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    my debit has a charge dispute thingy

    got screwed for some videos a while back and filled out the form, sic'em bank!
     
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    I watched Full Metal Jacket and all I can think of is "BLANKET PARTY" /forums/images/graemlins/yikes.gif
     
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