by JewWario on September 3, 2013 · 3 comments
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I like Ouya, but if you have a Wii, just install Homebrew channel and use it’s emulation. It’s also excellent.
I’m not a fan of the hardware. My friend had the early version of this console because he made a pledge to them, and it felt cheap and tacky in the hand.
In order to try to prevent anyone else from getting burned, I have to say something. I commissioned an XBOX mod from Satoshi Matrix (he is also quite active on other retro gaming forums as well) who seemed respectable, and is always posting things about mods he can do on various systems and mods he’s done for people, etc. He also has a YouTube channel where he talks about retro games. Anyway, he seemed to have a decent reputation in the community. I was looking for someone to mod an XBOX and install CoinOps for use in an arcade cabinet. I contacted him, and we agreed on a price. Here I did some dumb things. But first of all, understand that I was fairly new to PayPal, and I wanted to trust this fellow retro gamer and take him at his word and seemingly good reputation. Boy, was I wrong to do so. First of all, he required the entire amount up front, and it wasn’t cheap (yes, it was stupid of me). I reluctantly paid it, again, thinking that this person wouldn’t want to do anything to damage his online reputation, right? He lives in Canada, so there are fees when using PayPal to pay. He assured me not to worry, because PayPal has protections for buyers. He couldn’t possibly rip me off. Then he talked me into using the “gift” option on PayPal, to get rid of the fees. Riiiiiiiiight. What I didn’t realize at the time was that if you pay using the “gift” option, those PayPal protections are GONE.
First he said it would be done in May. Then it was June. Then August. Then September. Then October. After TEN MONTHS I have received nothing; not even the slightest indication that he has done anything at all. When he was responsive, he always had some lame excuse. Some chip burned out. He was at some remote cabin in the far north with no internet access (although YouTube videos and comments continued to appear), he’s at Thanksgiving, he’s doing homework, he’s on a desert island, whatever. He has repeatedly promised various things, and not a single one of these has materialized in any way whatsoever. As of now he is completely unresponsive, and I have demanded my money back, as it is clear I am never going to receive what I paid for. He has also had the nerve to continue to request money for things like a “bigger fan” to install. He is a complete liar and a thief, and he has robbed me, pure and simple. Do not be fooled or taken in by this con artist. I hope that this post will spare someone else in our hobby from being robbed by this individual in the same way.