Discussion in 'PS2 - Hardware boot discussion' started by ckfussion, Aug 29, 2004.
He sent me my HDAdvance.
"are you real ?
the website address is in the ebay listing !
nearly as funny as the one where someone paid over £100 for an xbox console box (just the packaging )!
did you pay through paypal with your credit card ? claim it back off them, if you did."
I'm not a moron. I know it was only £11.00, but it's the principal of the thing.
Paypal are confident they will get my money back, but a lot of sellers advertise the website they have on an auction, so it didn't strike me as odd this seller did in this case.
The auction was definitely phrased in a way to suggest I was bidding for goods NOT just a web address.
This is a strict violation of the Ebay rules, hence why 'seans' email account was pulled, and the auction was halted early for, as Ebay put it, conduct violations.
Anyway, I just rec'd my HD Advance from Cabooodle this morning, works a charm, halfway through backing up a game as I type.
have some cracking deals on the Maxtor Diamondmax 120gb IDE HDD, for around £40+VAT
HD Adv recognised it straight away and formatted it in seconds.
I'm chuffed to bit's with it.
It's an incredibally cool product.
"if you keep poking me like that, you'll be drawing back a stump"
when did i call you a moron?
some bananas to calm you down ?
This is Sean.
If you have any outstanding enquiries please contact me personally at;
This is my personal email, so I will reply extremely fast, If you have an order outstanding over an excessive amount of time, you may choose either a refund, or quick despatch with tracking
Well, well - so Sean's actually responded now:
Taking his post in good faith, I have just emailed him the following:
Can you explain why, when I placed an order with Consoles & Gadgets www.consolesandgadgets.co.uk, for the above item, the PayPal payment made from their site gets directed to YOU?
Can you ALSO explain where your own website has gone (presumably taken down by 1&1 Internet)?
And, how do you explain that the registration details you provided for your (dead) website are TOTALLY False?
As you will be aware by now, we have filed a complaint with PayPal (on the 24th), to which you have so far failed to respond, and have also notified Trading Standards of the situation.
As you have failed to respond to me so far by email, I can't imagine you now doing so, but am emailing this to your Hotmail account anyhow (you never know!!).
Irrespective, I'm also copying this to the Afterdawn thread that you *did* respond to, in the hope that you will be willing to explain the situation in PUBLIC.
Oh, BTW - don't suppose there's actually any chance you'll be sending the goods that you've taken our payment for, is there?
Looking forward to your response...
Of course, I'm not really anticipating any kind of reply, but it never hurts to hope, I suppose...
Let's be careful out there folks!
Just had a VERY swift reply from Sean, as follows:
1) I don't have anything to do with consolesandgadgets.co.uk - you will have to take this up with them
2) The flase information was because of a threat for someone to visit my house and minor threats and stuff, so I didn't want this happening but my real details were avaible if asked for i.e cheques postal orders.
3) I will be giving you a refund for your goods as soon as this email has been sent as we have completely shut down our buisness as we have had remours from certain sites un-mensioned that it is now illegal to sell any copies of the program 'HD' being advance or loader.
4) I have responded and can hope you realise i am deeply sorry and apologise for any inconveniance caused over the past weeks and any customers who DO have outstanding orders are issued a refund with a 7 day period.
5) That is fine, I hope you will also too post this on Afterdawn.com as this will get the message across to other un-satisifed customers whom i am also sincerely apologetic too for this mess and hassle.
So...I'll for now give Sean the benefit of the doubt - he's promised an immediate refund, which I'll check on in 30 mins or so....I'll let you all know how it pans out!
Cheers for now,
damn, soo much drama.....
guys if you aint got your stuff off him yet let me know because i will post his details up...lol glasgow? lool wrong side of the country m8
Well folks, I did actually get a refund from our Sean (I have to admit that I wasn't expecting one, so fair-play to him for being honest about that at least).
As we've seen, his site (and business) have now gone totally; we just hope that he's learned some kinda lesson through all of this...
Cheers for now,
good for you Dalekrob, still waiting for Paypal to recover mine......
_X_X_X_X_X_[small]Keep touching me like that and you'll draw back a stump[/small]
I ordered HDAdvance v1.0, Fliptop cover, and the vertical stand from www.consolesource.com
Spent $8 on USPS expedited(1-5 days) which is the fastest they can get it to you and I still got it a week and a half after i ordered it. Then again im in northeastern US and they're in Canada
should have ordered from gocybershop.ca, i ordered mine with 8 dollar ups overnight shipping and got it in less than 48 hours to the southwest united states from canada.
Yes! Just had an email from Paypal.
Recovery of my funds was a success.
Now, down to business, can ne1 point me in the direction of a thread explaining what else HD-A can do besides allowing backup to HD?
I'm sure I saw someone mention it also allowed booting of homebrew?
Good to hear you got sorted munkeyboy - another success.
Incidentally, we see that our mate Sean is ALREADY back up to his old tricks again, with yet another eBay ID and a new website.
His new eBay tag is catherineganda (-2 feedback already, surprise, surprise!), and his new website is www.cyberstore.net.tc.
Despite him previously stating that he has ceased trading, this is obviously NOT the case, and his business practices are still obviously just as dodgy as ever.
How do we know this is 'Shady-Sean'? Just go to the website, and click on the 'Buy Now' button of any product; you'll be redirected to the PayPal processing site, which gives the PayPal ID as 'PS2UPGRADE'.
Oh, and if you're reading this Sean, please do us all a huge favour, and just bog off - we really don't need blatant con-artists like you any more.
very dodgy. "shady sean", LOL!! I like that.
Surely there must be rules about auctions for non-products?
Anyway, word on the streets is that supply of HD-Adv will be pulled any day, so I STRONGLY suggest ne1 who doesn't yet own this amazing product, snap it up from one of the legit sites straight away, to avoid dissapointment and the ridicule of your mates. :O)
Don't be tempted by the all in one packadges, you end up paying far more for the HDD than you should.
Both insight.com/uk and ebuyer.com will sell you a Maxtor Diaomondmax (reccomended by HD Adv) 120gb for about 45+VAT, no need to pay any more than that.
Also, as you will only be able to use 137gb max, there is no point going for a 160gb drive just to get an extra 17gb? Don't seem worth it to me.
I askd this b4, but is there anything else that HD Adv can do besides what it does? Don't getme wrong, I'm content with what it does at the moment, but I want MORE!!!
i also bought from him sean. http://www.ps2upgrade.com
and still have not got anything sent to me.This was 2 weeks ago. What next ? emails bounce back.
So i also bought a swap magic set and a hd advance from http://www.techwizad.com
techwizad sent me the goods faster than lightning.
He gives a 10 day maximum shipping time. But is much faster. Told my friends about him aswell and they all bought from him. I can only say .. what would the internet be without honest , fast , websites like his.
techwizad is an offical swap magic seller so i can understand he has a good name to keep.
Also he has started an affiliate program. I have already made cash from it.
Hope i dont see sean around anymore. and hope i get my money back from him.
why dont all u guys looking to buy this program just buy a max drive for £20 and copy a version of hdloader from the internet onto your memory cards.
i was one of the lucky ones who managed to get my disk from ps2upgrade.com (after intimidating sean and threatening him with a visit from some of my friends who live near him). i wish i didnt bother buying it as i dont use it anymore.
i just use the version of it on my memory card.
so save yourselves some money and a lot of hassle from dodgy websites who never deliver the goods.
BUY A MAX DRIVE
how big is a max drive ?
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