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Warning: Do not purchase from IGW or Supermodz !!!

Discussion in 'PS2' started by huok, Mar 1, 2004.

  1. huok

    huok Member

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    Do not purchase or order anything from International Gaming World (IGW) or Supermodz. I just lost $300 ($170 PS2 console + $130 chip/mod fee).

    After sending my console over a month ago, IGW sent me a note on 2/24 that Paypal have frozen their account. I also got a reply from Supermodz (see long story below) that tells me they're under new management and they will not honor any past orders. So we'll see what happens.

    IGW said that they agreed to return my console + a DMS3 chip. As of today (3/1) I have not heard nor received anything.

    The long story:
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    Based on the positive reviews from this forum I sent IGW my PS2 V7 console on 1/21 to get it modded with DMS3 chip.

    (note 1) I sent my console to International Gaming World, 3654 Ruffin Rd. Suite B, San Diego CA, 92123. FYI, the same address is also posted here: www.internationalgamingworld.com/contact.html

    (note 2) The Paypal receipt however shows Supermodz.com as the company name. Later during emails exchange, I have received replies from both staff@ internationalgamingworld.com and sales@supermodz.com so I conclude they are partners or belong to one organization

    On 1/29 I got an email from them saying that they have received my system, that they would work on it right away, and that they would ship it back and email me the tracking # the next day. From this point on, I'd email them every 3-4 days but always got similar respond. I was never able to reach them via phone.

    On 2/23 I received the following note from webmaster@supermodz.com, and I quote "NEW SUPERMODZ MANAGEMENT Sorry To Say... Due To Previous Activities You Might Not Receive Your System. All Past Transactions Are No Longer Active With Us."

    I wrote them a good faith note and reqested that they would at least return _my_ PS2 console and refund the $55 they charged for the DMS3 chip. I told them that I am willing to give up the $75 I paid for their service.

    On 2/24 I received conflicting responds:

    1) staff@internationalgamingworld.com wrote that he agreed to ship my console back + a DMS3 in lieu of the $55.

    2) webmaster@supermodz.com wrote that they will not send/return anything back, and I quote "The Past Orders Were With A Different Person. Best Advice I Can Give You Is Too Get A Refund via Paypal. And Take It Up With The Ex-SuperMod Ok?". For all I care this 'new management' could just be the same guy.

    As of today (3/1) I have not heard anything nor received my console back.
     
  2. xcsnowman

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    Ouch. if you ever get it back from them and want a honest and fast installer, contact me.

    good luck
     
  3. lBUNDYl

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    Interesting, I too had a problem with IGW and SuperModz. I order a Pre-Modded PS2 w/DMS and paid by credit card. Unfortunately, they were unable to fulfill the order for some unknown reason. However, the owner was quite responsive to email and eventually I received my refund. I remember that he had recent family issues but the owners are quite reliable and I doubt he will take your money. Just email him continuously I'm sure the IGW or SuperModz will resolve it.
     
  4. birtytown

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    always go local when doing anything.

    U BEEN STUNG M8

    check your local pc shows and markets first

    its the same one as u send your money off to hget some fre porn , ppl reply and send their money they then get a check back sayign they have sold pout but the check says its from a pedo/anal/dogsex company

    no one ever returns the cheque back to thier banks
    and the scammers win ,

    all they guy has to do is hand the compay over to his m8 and he can give u that excuse ....
    cya
     
  5. tomerg

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    I have the same problems with internationalgamingworld
    I sent them the unit and the money but since that no conction.

    thoes of you that answered buy them can you help us with other mail address phone anything just to get contact with them.
     
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    herbsman Moderator Staff Member

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    billz Active member

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    depending on where you live(country) and the contract that the companies had that should inheirt the responsiblties of previous contracts if not demand contact info of previous owners if the can't or won't supply you with correct working info threaten a law suit which will result in them paying more than just a refund.Be sure to with draw your offer to let them keep some money as well
     
  8. huok

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    Just want to let everybody know that as of today 3/16, I have not received my console. They do not even respond to emails/ pick up their phone anymore.

    xcsnowman:
    I'll keep that in mind if I ever want to do this again.

    lBUNDYl:
    I assume you're one of the lucky few.

    birtytown:
    Yep, I learned my lesson (and an expensive one!!)

    tomerg:
    Let me know if you ever get their new contacts.

    herbsman:
    Is it possible to create a new sticky thread on companies/places to avoid?

    billz:
    Thought about that but decided not to. The time and effort needed may go beyond the lost amount.

    Thanks everyone for your response and support.
     
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    most of the time the threat alone will work
     
  10. uncledino

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    IGW and Supermodz are the same owners! Lamont Ward is the owner if IGW. Daniel Adams aka Dmoney4life owned and still owns SuperModz. They are both co-conspirators. I have their personal info, addresses and phone numbers. I am coordinating the act of getting these crooks in jail where they belong. I am working with the San Diego police and soon the FBI. These guys are telling people that they didn't cheat anyone. The "previuos owners" were. I have several emails and substantial evidence proving that they are both guilty. They are now trying to re-open supermodz. It is still Daniel Adams that owns the site. Daniel Adams has ALWAYS owned SuperModz and Lamont Ward has alsways been his partner. They work out of the same shop in San Diego, CA.

    If you are interested in helping me put these con-men in jail, please feel free to email me at uncledino@hushmail.com.

    Thanks,

    Uncle Dino aka Dan
     

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