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NWCCTV
03-16-2010, 12:56 PM
I was just wondering if anyone has been suckered in to this and if it does what it says it will do.

http://cgi.ebay.com/Parallax-Boe-Bot-PIC-A-D-A-to-D-V-V-I-I-Compare-NEW_W0QQitemZ260569135821QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_Def aultDomain_0?hash=item3cab217acd

davejames
03-16-2010, 10:30 PM
...what the h*ll?

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erco
03-16-2010, 10:49 PM
That seller's a well-known scammer. He overpromises everything, then sends you a couple resistors or switches and links you to his "secret" website, a random collection of well known, public domain info. Usually he has a lot of bad feedback from disappointed customers, he must have changed his name slightly. He gets really upset when someone reveals his "secret" website link in the ebay feedback... which is http://wsop1.sky.prohosting.com/FREE_SOFTWARE.htm

It's an old website, many old links to other sites. Including Parallax!



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Post Edited (erco) : 3/16/2010 5:18:07 PM GMT

NWCCTV
03-17-2010, 02:24 AM
That is kind of what I was thinking, which is why I asked. Thanks for the info.

Spiral_72
03-17-2010, 04:57 AM
That is likely the worst web site I've even been too. Now I don't feel so bad about mine.

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"puff"...... crap, there went another one.

Bean
03-17-2010, 05:08 AM
Okay, I just found it. His great chip is a simple LM319 comparitor.

I almost feel like buying one just so I can give him negative feedback.

How can he possibly have 100% positive feedback ???

Bean.

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Microcontrolled
03-17-2010, 05:16 AM
What a scam!!! I really like the "Want your BS2 to do something more then blink an LED?". Give me a break!!!!!!
That "secret website" is so badly done that if coding it in HTML with no debugger I could have done better then that! Also all the links are to sites that are widely known, and he just wants you to go to his site to up his sales on his ads. I say don't go there and give him what he wants.

Micro

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NWCCTV
03-17-2010, 06:54 AM
I am actually surprised EBay has not blacklisted him. He probably has his friends buying his stuff and paying them so he gets the good feedback. Can Parallax sue him for linking to their site??? Just a thought for Ken and staff!!!

erco
03-17-2010, 08:25 AM
If anyone's tempted to buy this on Ebay, I'll do you a favor and sell you an LM339 for $5.

FREE SHIPPING.

That's half what Manantial charges. Everybody wins!

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NWCCTV
03-17-2010, 08:54 AM
So what exactly does it do?

NWCCTV
03-17-2010, 08:54 AM
So what exactly does it do?

NWCCTV
03-17-2010, 08:56 AM
Is it the same as this?

http://www.taydaelectronics.com/servlet/the-194/LM339N-LM339-LOW-POWER/Detail

Microcontrolled
03-17-2010, 09:16 AM
Yep.

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Don't click on this..... (http://designedbymemicros.blogspot.com/)

Use the Propeller icon!! http://www.proptools.org/images/Propeller.gif

skylight
03-17-2010, 04:13 PM
erco said...
If anyone's tempted to buy this on Ebay, I'll do you a favor and sell you an LM339 for $5.

FREE SHIPPING.

That's half what Manantial charges. Everybody wins!
Is that free shipping to the UK? http://forums.parallax.com/images/smilies/tongue.gif