Well the pictures on the auction were not of the actual item, what he sent was a tiny little pack that was disgustingly far from accurate has was shipped very poorly and badly damaged. Once she realized she was screwed she try to get her money back but he wouldn't have any of that.
She spent all our xmas money that year on a gift for me and got screwed hard for it.
Nothing like my fiancé at the time sitting me down crying telling me about about what happen and how she was screwed.
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Back in February, I paid in full for a GB1 pack commission. Early communication was pleasant - he said the pack should be ready by April and that he would provide regular updates with pictures. But throughout the course of the build, I had to ask for updates as none were provided voluntarily. When I did ask, he usually did reply but on a couple of instances, requests were ignored until I politely asked again. Mike was never unpleasant in any of these communications. I did feel a little peeved that I had to ask for these updates in the first place, but I must stress, this wasn't that big of a deal since I know he is busy building these things for others.
Fast forward to June, I finally received the pack. And it looked great. One thing he did was include a GBfans bellows, to make up for the extra wait time. Totally unexpected and very cool! A few things had to be tightened as the shipping process undoubtedly jarred them loose but otherwise, the workmanship was first rate. Until I turned on the electronics. The pack operated fine for about 10 minutes then the lights on the pack began to malfunction and eventually stopped working completely. The sound began acting erratically as well. I immediately messaged Mike and he was very responsive. We ended up talking on the phone in an effort to figure out the problem and when we couldn't, he decided it would be best if he sent me a replacement electronics kit. Again, communication here was very pleasant and he seemed to genuinely want to correct the problem. The last we spoke about the issue, he said the kit would be in the mail by the 17th. But no such kit has arrived.
So I have a great looking pack with no working electronics. I didn't want to write anything here as I was expecting Mike to fulfill his promise of getting the electronics issues taken care. And before writing this, I messaged Mike one more time on his Facebook page to see if there were any updates but he never got back to me. So there's that.
If I don't hear back within the week, I'm unfortunately going to have to open a paypal case. Anybody else have any issues with lead times and shipping?
I've got Mike finishing up a pack commission for me, as well as another shell/mobo/spacer and hardware order. COVID had sucked the life out of parts availably for certain things and I know his turnaround is a little slower than usual. The parts distributors I work with for my day job are not even caught up yet. I've had my order in since November, but I'm not particularly worried with everything that is going on. Are you emailing him? I find it's easier to communicate with him over FB.
I don't have a facebook, but I did call him to get in touch. Very nice on the phone and very helpful. Said it should be going out this week (was also told that last month on the 19th) but then said it should go out Friday. He did check his email and saw all of mine and apologized, no sure how he missed them lol. I just wish there was any info on their site explaining the lead times and the wait. If I knew it would take 5+ weeks to be delivered, I would have 3D printed the spacers and got the screws myself early last month to finish my pack. I just wanted to save time and resources. Oh well, Mike seems very nice and i'm sure his stuff is quality. I'm glad I got a hold of him and I will wait and see if they ship this week.
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