Thank you for your sincere offer of help, Turbo3 et al.
I will say to you as i've told him, paypal, and the united states postal office, that i had went out of my way to personally go off to the post office to ship his kits in a special "priorityservice package" 1-3 days after the rest of the other kits were shipped out with the original agreed upon white envelope. This was around the beginning of December. No one else asked for any other method of shipment, and i didn't receive his demand for a different shipment other than the white envelope until after the kits were ready to go.
As you may read above, i was disturbed from the demand as well as tardiness of the request for a different method of shipment. Still, towards the end, i thought to myself that it would be wise to do a special shipment for him, just so that there wouldn't be a reason for him to continue to bother me.
Everyone else's kits were sent with a regular envelope. No one here including myself deny the risks of this shipping method. But this is what we agreed upon at the beginning, no one disagreed or offered any other ideals. That was probably so that we could keep the price low.
I will defend my case with paypal.com. I may loose this case for in their fraud policy it stated that the sender is responsible for showing proof of shipment. I am 90% sure that i had purchased a tracking number for the receipt of his shipment thinking to myself at the time that i had better. But unfortunately, i had thrown it away, i cleared out anything physical as well as my email pertaining to the group buy so that i can have some R&R.
I wrote to the post office asking if they can relocate my receipt.
I do not plan in reimbursing the individual even if his package had not arrived. i still believe today as at the beginning that this is a group buy. We've stated before that no one here is to take responsibility for anything that goes wrong, not anyone who purchased the kits, not the person who organized it.. that would be me. The disclaimer was posted, i believe this individual knew of it, and he did posted comments on this post asking for the kits.
At most, paypal.com may force me pay him $85 plus the cost of the kits that our money went towards putting it together.
The $85 plus cost would not be a burden on me, what has been are the attacks i've received.
I would feel much better, if later I'm found to have to pay him, that for anyone especially those who were in the group buy take a piece of this attack levied on me. So that we all will be affected by this event, and come together to support one another and what we want and feel is right. And will show to him and everyone else that an attack on one of us of the group buy is an attack on all of us as a group.
If i loose, i will put up a post asking for your support of sending $1 to $5 to my paypal.com email@example.com account. And will post again to let you know once the $85 have been covered. Don't worry about not being able to afford sending to me more money. A $1 is all I need to feel better that we all here support each other and that any fraud accusation on the group buy is an accusation towards all of us. I can and will cover the rest of the monetary costs.
For anyone who has doubts about me not sending to him the 5 kits, I'll just tell you a little about myself to help you conclude your judgement.
I fell into this iopener hobby after reading about the hack from the city's newspaper. I kept on buying as they became available without intention of reselling them. I had naively thought about building and giving them to my friends and family. Shortly I found myself with too many appliances and with just a pair of hands, so the cost was now mostly about time as well as monetary for extra stuff needed for the mods.
At that moment I had accumulated:
5 ethernet adapters
and a whole mess of multiple things needed for each iopener. I also have 3 desktops at home, and countless at work. I work as a web developer, admin, person in charge, secretary, basically anything i can declare because it's a dot com startup. I wanted to free up more time to work on development so i started to sell off my iopeners. I'm down to just 3(not for sale :) ).
I restarted the 2nd group buy of the amd mod kit started by another fellow. Allied had overcharged me $69 for shipment(3 next day deliveries) and had said they would credit it towards my CC account. I received 1, and they were in the process of redoing the other 2. I'm surely they'll be good on their word.
Because of the substantial amount of people asking, needing, and waiting for me to start another buy so they can also get involved, i chose to start off my final group buy.
I don't think i would risk commiting a crime by not sending to him his kits and emailing the post office know that I had. Of course, since I paid the united states post office for it's services,
any accusation by that fellow of his shipments not arriving would involve the government. I just need to let them know that the other side claim the package had not arrived and the government will do the rest to assure themselves that they had actually delivered it. I've pointed this out to the fellow, that if he's playing a game, don't continue to, for it involve the government and can put him into deep trouble.
I had just came back from celebrating the New Year's at my brother in law's home up in San Jose California. He owns his own law firm and would laugh and tell me not to waste his time if i ever was to come to him with this problem if it spread uncontrollably further. I don't plan on getting any lawyers involved and i don't plan on asking my college friends who would have recently graduated from law school for advice. But i would think, hopefully not falsely, that my family and friends would come to my side in time of need.
I don't plan on filing suit on this individual. I advised him of potential consequences problems with the government and myself if he had continued what i felt was a false claim and harrasments upon myself.
I did not care for his opinions about me nor anything else not pertaining to the paypal.com situation. I understood that he is required to contact me under this policy to resolve the situation before filing the fraud claim. I've received his emails after seeing a post stating that the claim had been made. Still i've left my email open for him to write to as well as stated my stance on not reimbursing or sending to him another set of kits. I've continually had to warn him about what i felt as being harassment statements written in his email to keep such statements out. i've left my email open to him so he can fulfill the paypal.com policy. I dont' see why he would have to write to me further for i had stated my stance. I told him he is still able to for only issues on the paypal.com subject. I'll see how his next email includes.
I would like to thank everyone for having posted your support and at the same time share the frustration with those who are bothered that this event had happened.
Anthony aka aspguy
p.s. if you click on bit_flipper and bosco_lover profile link above their messages you can see how recently and timely the nicks were created. This is part of why I believe he has received his kits and is playing games.