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bad trader - hongkongsuperseller

Ryan Palmer
This guy sells a lot of out-of-production IC's on E-bay, I've seen him offer
SSM filter chips & 4096-stage BBD IC's. The latter is what I got screwed on,
it seems he's selling counterfeit (knock-off's) MN3005 &
MN3205's........what I got was a 2048-stage BBD (still in production & cheap
to buy) that had been relabled as a MN3205 (discontinued). What's worse,
I've let him know they are counterfeits & about to send 'em back for a
refund, but he is still selling them....so he's got no scrupples.

Both the MN3205 & MN3005's look fake comparing them to the panasonic chips
I've got & Chip4brains stock.  He's sold a bunch of them already (in sets of
10), so I'm sure a lot of folks are gonna be pissd off.

I'll update if I ever get a refund...... buy from him at your own caution, I
know some people have had positive experiences....but not I.

Cheers

Ryan


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Re: bad trader - hongkongsuperseller

Jeff Farr
Damn, this post along with another at SDIY pretty much confirms that
people should steer clear of this seller.  I've got a bunch of chips
on the way myself, I'll post when I've got them in hand.
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Re: bad trader - hongkongsuperseller

blchrr-2
I ordered a load of CA3080 (50 pieces) for them (through Chipforbrains who
is associated with them i believe) i got something totally different....

That was a while back now...


> Damn, this post along with another at SDIY pretty much confirms that
> people should steer clear of this seller.  I've got a bunch of chips
> on the way myself, I'll post when I've got them in hand.
 
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Re: bad trader - hongkongsuperseller

Jeff Farr
Yea, definatly stay away from the 3080's, another buyer over at SDIY
got a bunch of crap units.

However, I don't believe there is any relation to chipforbrains, who
in my expirience has come through with the goods.
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Re: bad trader - hongkongsuperseller

Jan Czmok
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On 17.05.2006, at 15:29, Jeff Farr wrote:

> Damn, this post along with another at SDIY pretty much confirms that
> people should steer clear of this seller.  I've got a bunch of chips
> on the way myself, I'll post when I've got them in hand.
>

Well.. He's a bit "strange" in terms of dividing the "real" price of the
parts into ebay + shipment.

But in terms of accuracy and quality of products i cannot complain.
i've ordered multiple times several stuff for $$$ at his store.

unfortunately, he seems to be the "only" source of cheap stuff.

if somebody knows a company in shenzen, i'll be able to help
because of a friend living there ( he can ship, but have no clue  
about CA3080
or other stuff).


--jan


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Chang Terhune
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Ditto.  I bought from chipforbrains and THEN heard he was sketchy.  
But he turned up the slider caps for my 106.

Then I got fusked by the seller for the 106 which arrived damaged and  
was messed up to begin with.  But that's another story.

CRT

On May 17, 2006, at 9:49 AM, Jeff Farr wrote:

> Yea, definatly stay away from the 3080's, another buyer over at SDIY
> got a bunch of crap units.
>
> However, I don't believe there is any relation to chipforbrains, who
> in my expirience has come through with the goods.

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Re: good trader - chipforbrains

Ryan Palmer
In reply to this post by blchrr-2
Just for the record, chipforbrains & hongkongsuperseller are two totally
different sellers. Chipforbrains is a great source of RELIABLE vintage
parts, and his prices are great. I ordered a 6-pack of brand-new matched
SSM2044's for about $60 shipped.......

I'm glad i took that route, cause i noticed hksuperseller sells the same
"alleged" parts at a cheaper rate....but who knows what I would have got.
Support chip4brains when you can, he is one of the only sources of some very
hard to find parts for vintage gear.

So, Chip4Brains = "the man"
hongkongsuperseller = "a sham"

Seeya

Ryan

>
>I ordered a load of CA3080 (50 pieces) for them (through Chipforbrains who
>is associated with them i believe) i got something totally different....
>
>That was a while back now...
>
>
>>Damn, this post along with another at SDIY pretty much confirms that
>>people should steer clear of this seller.  I've got a bunch of chips
>>on the way myself, I'll post when I've got them in hand.
>


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Re: Re: good trader - chipforbrains

Brandon Rogers
And Senso is a Sha-man

:)

-BrandonR

On 5/17/06, Plutoniq9 • <[hidden email]> wrote:

>
> Just for the record, chipforbrains & hongkongsuperseller are two totally
> different sellers. Chipforbrains is a great source of RELIABLE vintage
> parts, and his prices are great. I ordered a 6-pack of brand-new matched
> SSM2044's for about $60 shipped.......
>
> I'm glad i took that route, cause i noticed hksuperseller sells the same
> "alleged" parts at a cheaper rate....but who knows what I would have got.
> Support chip4brains when you can, he is one of the only sources of some
> very
> hard to find parts for vintage gear.
>
> So, Chip4Brains = "the man"
> hongkongsuperseller = "a sham"
>
> Seeya
>
> Ryan
>
> >
> >I ordered a load of CA3080 (50 pieces) for them (through Chipforbrains
> who
> >is associated with them i believe) i got something totally different....
> >
> >That was a while back now...
> >
> >
> >>Damn, this post along with another at SDIY pretty much confirms that
> >>people should steer clear of this seller.  I've got a bunch of chips
> >>on the way myself, I'll post when I've got them in hand.
> >
>
>
>
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Re: Re: good trader - chipforbrains

J.Z.
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I got my tb-303 board with red leds and the 6 knobs from him...very good
seller




On 5/17/06, Plutoniq9 • <[hidden email]> wrote:

>
> Just for the record, chipforbrains & hongkongsuperseller are two totally
> different sellers. Chipforbrains is a great source of RELIABLE vintage
> parts, and his prices are great. I ordered a 6-pack of brand-new matched
> SSM2044's for about $60 shipped.......
>
> I'm glad i took that route, cause i noticed hksuperseller sells the same
> "alleged" parts at a cheaper rate....but who knows what I would have got.
> Support chip4brains when you can, he is one of the only sources of some
> very
> hard to find parts for vintage gear.
>
> So, Chip4Brains = "the man"
> hongkongsuperseller = "a sham"
>
> Seeya
>
> Ryan
>
> >
> >I ordered a load of CA3080 (50 pieces) for them (through Chipforbrains
> who
> >is associated with them i believe) i got something totally different....
> >
> >That was a while back now...
> >
> >
> >>Damn, this post along with another at SDIY pretty much confirms that
> >>people should steer clear of this seller.  I've got a bunch of chips
> >>on the way myself, I'll post when I've got them in hand.
> >
>
>
>
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Re: Re: good trader - chipforbrains

Vco3
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HI I have had great luck with chipforbrains, I highly recommend him. cya
analoguejeff



for ambient electronic music -visit www.jeffreykoepper.com
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Re: bad trader - hongkongsuperseller

Senso
In reply to this post by Jan Czmok
>On 17.05.2006, at 15:29, Jeff Farr wrote:
>
>>Damn, this post along with another at SDIY pretty much confirms that
>>people should steer clear of this seller.  I've got a bunch of chips
>>on the way myself, I'll post when I've got them in hand.
>>
>
>Well.. He's a bit "strange" in terms of dividing the "real" price of the
>parts into ebay + shipment.
>
>But in terms of accuracy and quality of products i cannot complain.
>i've ordered multiple times several stuff for $$$ at his store.
>
>unfortunately, he seems to be the "only" source of cheap stuff.

Not long ago I was about to order several items (including many
CA3080's) from Mr. Superseller, since those prices seemed good
indeed. After he quoted the shipping costs, I suffered from hickups
for over an hour and quickly changed my mind.

Seems now that was a wise decision. :-)

Senso

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Re: good trader - chipforbrains

blchrr-2
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Hi,

Just to clarify, my last post, i was replying to message posted by someone
else...
I wasnt posting a bad trader report for Chipforbrains, i too have bought
loads of stuff from Chipforbrains and i think Cy is generally a good guy,
the few items ive had that didnt work were replaced etc...

All i was saying id i bought 50 pieces of CA3080E from Chipforbrains and
what arrived was 50 pieces of something else... He did send me out something
else to the same value when i asked him about it...

I then purchased 50 pieces of CA3080E instead from Hongkongseller.

I also made an assumption that Chipfrobrains is associated with
Hongkongseller. I dont know this for a fact, to be honest, i havent given it
much thought, but it has crossed my mind several times in the past...
Same sort of products, etc... Chipforbrains often ships the parts from
Hongkong to his customers... I thought he had some sort of deal with them,
but im probably wrong...

Anyway, just an email to clarify i think Chipforbrains is a good guy and in
no way a bad trader... We could do with more guys like him out there
offering old spare parts...

Regards,
Rob.

> HI I have had great luck with chipforbrains, I highly recommend him. cya
> analoguejeff
>
>  
>
> for ambient electronic music -visit www.jeffreykoepper.com
 
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Re: bad trader - hongkongsuperseller

Florian Anwander
In reply to this post by Ryan Palmer
Hi

I had a email-talk to a wellknown german synth manufacturer about this
hongkongsuperseller, and he could confirm this with the worst stories.
He also mentioned a american specialist for rare spare parts with whom
he is dealing now, where he is very satisfied. He did not name the
american source, but I assume, it is chipforbrains.

Florian