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Courtesy of Chilled Man in the R forum:<p><A HREF="http://volvospeed.com/vs_forum/index.php?showtopic=116423&hl" TARGET="_blank">http://volvospeed.com/vs_forum...23&hl</A><p>I will take this as an opportunity to remind people to UTILIZE FORUM SPONSORS! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: VECTOR AUTO TUNING UPDATE (Bender)

Damn thats weird thou i got my intake from him no problem and he answered my emails within an hour of me sending him one... i hope this is not the case cause he was offering some pretty decent pricing .
 

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So whats the update? Somebody didn't get their FPR that they ordered two weeks ago? He's sick? What's the point of all this? Are you saying that he is a conman? A fraud? This is quite an accusation.<p>I've seen this before with other vendors on other forums, somebody thinks they got burned and causes a big stink over nothing. Maybe there is a good explanation, maybe the guy had an emergency, maybe the product was back ordered and emails are getting bounced back.<p>I am interested to see what comes of this but am giving mike the benefit of the doubt based on my many conversation with him before.
 

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The point, from my point of view, is that we have a number of great vendors at our finger tips to utilize with wonderful methods of recourse should something go wrong.<p>By operating outside of that circle you can either hit pay dirt (cheap upgrades) or end up getting the shaft and losing your shirt.<p>On this one specifically I personally had some discomfort with him on a few minor (non-sale) interactions but it seemed like it was working fine for everyone else. Considering we only have one report of a problem and a few good transactions, I personally wouldn't order from them but wouldn't be shocked if someone else did. <p>just another opportunity to remind everyone to be ware... it is the internets after all...
 

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I agree with the general rule of thumb to be careful when doing business on the web. However I think it's a big leap to assume that someone is a criminal just because of one transaction from one member. Sometimes even forum sponsors have delays or problems with their orders.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>NJGreenBudd</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I agree with the general rule of thumb to be careful when doing business on the web. However I think it's a big leap to assume that someone is a criminal just because of one transaction from one member. Sometimes even forum sponsors have delays or problems with their orders.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Absolutely correct - i think the difference is that the forum sponsors have demonstrated over a long period of time they have the resources to deal with issues with orders. <br>A small/new vendor has not yet had that opportunity to prove themselves so the little hiccups that happen for all vendors are amplified.
 

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i'm hoping its just there's a snag in communication ... i aint promoting or defending the guy..but like i said i order from him paid him he kept in touch with me with no problems even let me know there was a delay getting the shipment from sweden but that was only a couple days..and he would answer my emails on the quick ...got the package and he even emailed me after to make sure i got it and was satisfied..so i hope i'm not to gulliable in giving him the benefit of the doubt cause i do want the tune at the price he's offering lol... <br>but if he is i was one of the lucky one's .<p>but i also see where Bender's coming from also...<br>
 

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I want to be clear - I am certainly not calling the guy a crook. I am saying that its better to be cautious than not, especially with your money!
 

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agreed just checking to see if anyone bought from him
 

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Actual Update from Volvospeed forum:<p>[quote name='Auburn T5' date='May 7 2009, 10:58 AM' post='1572318']<br>Update: got an email back from him. apparently his old man has been really sick and he has been over in Europe tending to family needs. Understandable but IMO should have had some way of maintaining communications with customers or put some type of message on his answering machine indicating the shop would be out of comission for extended time.<p>anyways, said the FPR will be in the mail today so hopefully I'll have it and "a surprise" next week. I wouldn't complain if it's a BSR ECU he tossed in with it... hahah :wub:<br>[/quote]<p>Looks like it has turned out okay, dude had a family emergency and was out of touch for a while. Sometimes these things happen.
 

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I can see where the misunderstanding may have come in and it seems that a few Volvo Vendors <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0"> may have ruined it for the rest in that all Swedespeed Members are super cautious <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/sly.gif" BORDER="0"> and quick to judge <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/redface.gif" BORDER="0"> when it comes to new vendors and current ones. That is not to say that I don't research a vendor and am cautious too, I believe I was the first to post about Vector on SS. I mean why would I just want to get ripped of or throw money away... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> I wouldn't... I have talked with Mike at Vector a few times through email asking different questions about his products <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> but have not yet ordered anything... I may end up going to vector over another company now just to help support his Co. seeing as how I know of a few people that have had successful business transactions with them. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>NJGreenBudd</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>Looks like it has turned out okay, dude had a family emergency and was out of touch for a while. Sometimes these things happen.</TD></TR></TABLE><br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Great to hear.<p>Unfortunately people have been burned on here by "new" vendors and some old ones (starts e ends with volve) so many times in the past that skepticism is my default state of mind.
 
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