Paypal dispute with "MiataMX5" - Page 2 - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


General Miata Chat A place to talk about anything Miata

Closed Thread
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-27-2010, 02:35 AM   #21
Junior Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Birmingham, AL
Posts: 435
Total Cats: -5
Default

when i looked on the website it said that the shipping insurance would only cover damaged item within Canada but if it got lost in the mail in would be covered in the USA. it also said you have to start the claim i even sent you the link to that. also about the serial link connector yes i have tried a total of 2 different devices. I tried a serial to usb on my laptop and a serial cable on my desktop so i doubt both are messed up they were both bought at radio shack new and if you are wondering I changed the com port from 1 to 3 on the usb. also look at the different claims on paypal the "not as described" is if you get a item that is "broken". Think about it if someone says it works great then you get it and its doesn't work then its not as it was described and broken now isn't it? I tried to crank it without changing the maps because it want load anything with any of my computers through the serial link. You told me it had the base 1.6 turbo map therefore it should crank i have a 1.6 turbo with 430cc injectors
MiataMX5 is offline  
Old 04-27-2010, 02:40 AM   #22
Junior Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Birmingham, AL
Posts: 435
Total Cats: -5
Default

thanks maybe that can help them knowing the numbers know but I still cant upload stuff to the ecu so I doubt it
MiataMX5 is offline  
Old 04-27-2010, 02:45 AM   #23
Junior Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Birmingham, AL
Posts: 435
Total Cats: -5
Default

CX 274 952 534 CA. your pm inbox is full
MiataMX5 is offline  
Old 04-27-2010, 03:45 AM   #24
Elite Member
iTrader: (24)
 
kotomile's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Monterey, CA
Posts: 7,578
Total Cats: 40
Default

Sounds like a man who doesn't know his way around a Link ordered one and is having buyer's remorse now that he realizes he doesn't know how to get a Link going. If you're in over your head, man the **** up and say so.

As long as I'm chastising you, MiataMX5, can you type in English? Your posts are very difficult to read.
kotomile is offline  
Old 04-27-2010, 11:22 AM   #25
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Ashburn, VA
Posts: 444
Total Cats: 0
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kotomile View Post
Sounds like a man who doesn't know his way around a Link ordered one and is having buyer's remorse now that he realizes he doesn't know how to get a Link going. If you're in over your head, man the **** up and say so.

As long as I'm chastising you, MiataMX5, can you type in English? Your posts are very difficult to read.
+1 for hard to read, especially your first post. I know you don't want the grammar *****, but seriously, if we can't read it, then we probably wouldn't side with you.
saint_foo is offline  
Old 04-27-2010, 12:39 PM   #26
Elite Member
iTrader: (11)
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 2,982
Total Cats: 10
Default

I had a link. I liked it, but getting it to communicate with dataloglab can be trying. Set the serial com port to com1.

Not all USB to serial adapters work. If using one, you need to set the usb serial adapter to com1

connect the link to serial cable and attach to computer.

In datalog lab I believe you select new "zone settings". A dos window will appear, now, turn on the ignition and it should start pulling the settings from the LINK.

You also need to go in the dataloglab options menu and tell it where to save the files.
miatauser884 is offline  
Old 04-27-2010, 12:57 PM   #27
meatbag
iTrader: (50)
 
gospeed81's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 7,357
Total Cats: 26
Default

This seems to be an ongoing issue with buyers recently, and I've had quite a few issues.

The classifieds section is "buyer beware", as in:

1. Buyer responsibility to do research.
2. Buyer responsibility to ask for more pics/info BEFORE the deal occurs if they are specifically worried about condition.
3. Buyer responsibility to determine if condition matches price beforehand, instead of later complaining and asking for a refund.

When I first started buying here this was the way it worked, and if what was in the box didn't match what I expected I KNEW it was my fault for not asking more questions or doing more research. Recently, every buyer I deal with has expected storefront type service in the way of invoices, tracking numbers, condition and return policy, even when I'm selling items at nearly half their original cost.

These are person-to-person private transactions, and once you agree to pay, as long as the buyer sends what is advertised they have fulfilled their obligation.

Don't get me wrong, I go out of my way to make people happy, and often take extra pictures before shipping to make sure the buyer will be happy. I DO NOT however appreciate people turning my hobby into a nightmare because they have unrealistic expectations on cheap used parts.
gospeed81 is offline  
Old 04-27-2010, 01:05 PM   #28
Junior Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Birmingham, AL
Posts: 435
Total Cats: -5
Default

I have had read that a lot of the serial to usb adapters didn't work so I went and bought a serial cord with a male and female 9 pin serial conector and connected it to my desktop. It also did not work. I have read up on install and tune the also talked to some of the guys at flyin miata trying to get some help. Today I had it towed to a shop that tunes these computers I will let yall know if they can do anything with it or not . They said they want be able to touch it till after lunch.
MiataMX5 is offline  
Old 04-27-2010, 01:15 PM   #29
Junior Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Birmingham, AL
Posts: 435
Total Cats: -5
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gospeed81 View Post
This seems to be an ongoing issue with buyers recently, and I've had quite a few issues.

The classifieds section is "buyer beware", as in:

1. Buyer responsibility to do research.
2. Buyer responsibility to ask for more pics/info BEFORE the deal occurs if they are specifically worried about condition.
3. Buyer responsibility to determine if condition matches price beforehand, instead of later complaining and asking for a refund.

When I first started buying here this was the way it worked, and if what was in the box didn't match what I expected I KNEW it was my fault for not asking more questions or doing more research. Recently, every buyer I deal with has expected storefront type service in the way of invoices, tracking numbers, condition and return policy, even when I'm selling items at nearly half their original cost.

These are person-to-person private transactions, and once you agree to pay, as long as the buyer sends what is advertised they have fulfilled their obligation.

Don't get me wrong, I go out of my way to make people happy, and often take extra pictures before shipping to make sure the buyer will be happy. I DO NOT however appreciate people turning my hobby into a nightmare because they have unrealistic expectations on cheap used parts.

I am not unhappy with the way it looks ITS BROKE how can you tell that from a pic? I can't even tell by looking at it with the box open. If someone tells you one thing then ships it to you and it's different I don't believe thats my fault. The only thing I mad about the way it looked was the serial link which wasn't a serial link it's some home made thing that dont have a covering around the motherboard or anything so I have to be very careful with where I put it so I dont short it out. That is a little misleading if you ask me. But I could still deal with that if it worked and I could get my car running.
MiataMX5 is offline  
Old 04-27-2010, 01:20 PM   #30
meatbag
iTrader: (50)
 
gospeed81's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Houston, TX
Posts: 7,357
Total Cats: 26
Default

Little Ms. Leading is a bitch.
gospeed81 is offline  
Old 04-27-2010, 01:25 PM   #31
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Fraser Valley, British Columbia
Posts: 2,502
Total Cats: 13
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kotomile View Post
Sounds like a man who doesn't know his way around a Link ordered one and is having buyer's remorse now that he realizes he doesn't know how to get a Link going. If you're in over your head, man the **** up and say so.

As long as I'm chastising you, MiataMX5, can you type in English? Your posts are very difficult to read.
That's why I sold it . I didn't know what I was doing and it requires too much fine tuning to get right.
falcon is offline  
Old 04-27-2010, 01:35 PM   #32
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Fraser Valley, British Columbia
Posts: 2,502
Total Cats: 13
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MiataMX5 View Post
I am not unhappy with the way it looks ITS BROKE how can you tell that from a pic? I can't even tell by looking at it with the box open. If someone tells you one thing then ships it to you and it's different I don't believe thats my fault. The only thing I mad about the way it looked was the serial link which wasn't a serial link it's some home made thing that dont have a covering around the motherboard or anything so I have to be very careful with where I put it so I dont short it out. That is a little misleading if you ask me. But I could still deal with that if it worked and I could get my car running.
How long does this have to go on? The ECU WORKED when I had it. I packed it with SO MUCH padding to ensure it would arrive fully operational. I still don't believe it's broken and just that you don't know how to get it to work.

I've reluctantly contacted Canada Post and they would like information on if the box was damaged (again, I used a heavy duty box, so I doubt it was).
falcon is offline  
Old 04-27-2010, 01:39 PM   #33
Elite Member
iTrader: (10)
 
leatherface24's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Pembroke Pines
Posts: 4,033
Total Cats: 2
Default

Im still debating who derail this thread with and start turning it into a fail pic **** fest
leatherface24 is offline  
Old 04-27-2010, 01:40 PM   #34
Elite Member
iTrader: (5)
 
m2cupcar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Atlanta
Posts: 7,236
Total Cats: 288
Default

Nothing wrong with a LINK, especially for someone who lacks technical skills. It's Miata specific and has a very well documented manual - free, not too mention tons of documented user experience on various forums. It's not optimum, but it's viable. I think this a case of unrealistic expectations when it comes to installing and applying engine management.
m2cupcar is offline  
Old 04-27-2010, 01:43 PM   #35
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Fraser Valley, British Columbia
Posts: 2,502
Total Cats: 13
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gospeed81 View Post
Little Ms. Leading is a bitch.
Ya, really mis leading when I sent him this picture at his request






falcon is offline  
Old 04-27-2010, 01:53 PM   #36
Senior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Trailer County
Posts: 530
Total Cats: -9
Default

I feel you, similar deal had a while back with a transmission in another thread and almost got banned as the guy was the buddy buddy of the forum, in my case I did have to send the money back after goin through all the trouble of packaging, cleaning up etc, thankfully I had NOT sent it out yet.

The guy paid me and 3 hours later opened a dispute stating as not delivered, totally messed up, but thats one strike out of many good transactions.

Quote:
Originally Posted by gospeed81 View Post
This seems to be an ongoing issue with buyers recently, and I've had quite a few issues.

The classifieds section is "buyer beware", as in:

Don't get me wrong, I go out of my way to make people happy, and often take extra pictures before shipping to make sure the buyer will be happy. I DO NOT however appreciate people turning my hobby into a nightmare because they have unrealistic expectations on cheap used parts.

Last edited by mazpr; 04-27-2010 at 01:58 PM. Reason: Optional
mazpr is offline  
Old 04-27-2010, 02:50 PM   #37
Junior Member
iTrader: (3)
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Birmingham, AL
Posts: 435
Total Cats: -5
Default

You never sent me any pics of the unit but whatever. I just talked with the place I took it to tune the car. The Link ECU works fine they do have the car running now after changing the chip date is was 18-Feb-2005 and now it's 18-jul-2003. The serial link is broke thats why I cannot connect to the ecu with my computer. So I am sorry about saying the ecu was broke but one of the parts was messed up causing it not to work for me. If you were in my position you would have probably thought the same thing and been pretty pissed off. I have to get back and forth to work and this is my dd so I am having to borrow my moms car. The ECU works fine I guess the serial link thing just got broke in the mail
MiataMX5 is offline  
Old 04-27-2010, 02:55 PM   #38
Elite Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (13)
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Fraser Valley, British Columbia
Posts: 2,502
Total Cats: 13
Default

Glad to hear it works and you can drive your car.
falcon is offline  
Old 04-27-2010, 03:11 PM   #39
Boost Czar
iTrader: (61)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 72,847
Total Cats: 1,788
Default

Braineack is offline  
Old 04-27-2010, 03:18 PM   #40
Elite Member
iTrader: (11)
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 2,982
Total Cats: 10
Default

Let me tell you about my best friend..........friends until the end......
miatauser884 is offline  
 
 
Closed Thread

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Raleigh: Fiberglass headlight scope, 1.6L ECU, AFM, Hardtop latches, more bigmackloud Miata parts for sale/trade 13 09-22-2017 01:34 PM
91 1.6l turbo complete part out. Tony the Tiger Miata parts for sale/trade 63 12-29-2016 03:23 AM
NA Seat Sliders and Seat Belt Receivers skipstr Miata parts for sale/trade 2 09-28-2015 11:53 PM
Innovate LC-2 Wideband O2 Sensor w8lifter21 Miata parts for sale/trade 0 09-14-2015 12:30 PM
Garagestar oil cap (black) Silentoreo34 Miata parts for sale/trade 1 09-13-2015 04:25 AM


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:49 AM.