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Offline Dropcheck

RetroGeekComputers.com Anyone had dealings with it?
« on: April 01, 2008, 03:41:07 PM »

Hi

   I'm trying to find out about a repair shop run by Hans George Campbell(aka The DoomMaster) in Oregon.  I found his website RetrogeekComputers.com where he proposes to fix Amiga computers. You pay $40 + parts and pay shipping both ways and he supposedly fixs them.  So being the trusting sole that I am (I know, that may have been my first mistake), I sent him a broken A2000 motherboard.  

   UPS tracking put the package in his hands on March 11th.  On March 17th I emailed him requesting a update on the progress.  He responded quickly and reported that he had removed the cpu socket and soldered the cpu to the board directly. (Not a authorized action, despite the increased reliability he claimed) He also said that he had R & R the hybrid video chip but hadn't checked yet to see if everything checked.  He advised that he hoped to ship back to me that Friday, March 21st.

    I have not heard from him since despite sending three emails in the last 2 weeks.  UPS tracking does not show he has sent the package.  I realize that he's probably doing this as a second job or catch as catch can, but surely it doesn't take that much time to fire off a status update.

    Anybody else had any dealings with him?  :-?
If I can\\\'t drop it and fix it, then it wasn\\\'t broken to begin with.  It just needed power applied.   :quickdraw:
 

Offline Chain

Re: RetroGeekComputers.com Anyone had dealings with it?
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2008, 03:48:03 PM »
im aware you will see your A2000 on ebay for sale soon
too lazy to use shift key properly...
 

Offline spihunter

Re: RetroGeekComputers.com Anyone had dealings with it?
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2008, 04:00:05 PM »
He's a pretty well known crook around here. He probably broke your motherboard and now doesnt know what to do. I would watch ebay to see if he puts it up for sale.
 

Offline meega

Re: RetroGeekComputers.com Anyone had dealings with it?
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2008, 04:03:13 PM »
Was the cpu socket the thing that was wrong with your machine? If not, then he must have needed a cpu socket for some reason...
:)
 

Offline melott

Re: RetroGeekComputers.com Anyone had dealings with it?
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2008, 04:06:39 PM »
I beleave you sent your MoBo to DOOMY, :-(
Sorry for you ... who knows what will happen now.
By the time he is done with you, you will probably
be better and cheaper off to buy another MoBo on EBay.

Mel
 
Stealth ONE  8-)
 

Offline Ilwrath

Re: RetroGeekComputers.com Anyone had dealings with it?
« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2008, 04:17:13 PM »
Quote
I'm trying to find out about a repair shop run by Hans George Campbell(aka The DoomMaster) in Oregon.


Known crook.  :-(  Sorry...  Your Amiga is probably gone for good.  
 

Offline Ral-Clan

Re: RetroGeekComputers.com Anyone had dealings with it?
« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2008, 04:18:05 PM »
One of the more creative April Fool's Day posts on Amiga.org today.  Congratulations!  :lol:
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Offline amazing

Re: RetroGeekComputers.com Anyone had dealings with it?
« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2008, 04:53:41 PM »
heheh good 1 :-D
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Offline trekiej

Re: RetroGeekComputers.com Anyone had dealings with it?
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2008, 02:49:00 AM »
I think he has been banned from at least 3 sites.
Amiga 2000 Forever :)
Welcome to the Planar System.
 

Offline TheMagicM

Re: RetroGeekComputers.com Anyone had dealings with it?
« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2008, 03:04:22 AM »
your Amiga is gone... sorry to say..
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Offline TjLaZer

Re: RetroGeekComputers.com Anyone had dealings with it?
« Reply #10 on: April 02, 2008, 03:30:06 AM »
I am sorry to report that it seems I have been scammed as well.  I sent in my prized Amiga 3000 plus computer with AGA for repairs and I have not heard word from the Doom Master.  I should of known...    :crazy:    :madashell:    :roll:
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Offline TheMagicM

Re: RetroGeekComputers.com Anyone had dealings with it?
« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2008, 03:49:36 AM »
wow, he even burned a moderator on his own "forum" ?
PowerMac G5 dual 2.0ghz/128meg Radeon/500gb HD/2GB RAM, MorphOS 3.9 registered, user #1900
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Offline jiminy

Re: RetroGeekComputers.com Anyone had dealings with it?
« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2008, 04:31:46 AM »
I sent him an A4000T with a CSPPC accelerator and all the motherboard traces and chip pins redone in 24K gold by Jay Miner himself. I just needed it cleaned.  You think I'll get it back?

And Boomer Sooner...
 

Offline tokyoracer

Re: RetroGeekComputers.com Anyone had dealings with it?
« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2008, 09:40:16 AM »
@ jiminy, You are joking right? April fools is over.
 

Offline Dropcheck

Re: RetroGeekComputers.com Anyone had dealings with it?
« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2008, 12:59:43 PM »


Well,

    I wasn't trying for a joke.  I guess from what I've heard the jokes on me though.  Do you think reporting him to the local authorities/BBB would have any effect?  Maybe there's a 'News9 on your side' type local television news option.  

     He didn't get me too badly, just a broken A2000 motherboard.  It's the principle though.   :madashell:
If I can\\\'t drop it and fix it, then it wasn\\\'t broken to begin with.  It just needed power applied.   :quickdraw: