I know I have been gone for quite a while and I haven't been active on the forum at all. I have been having personal issues that have been taking up a lot of my time. Anyways...I would like to address a very serious issue I have been having with a former member of the PureOC community. Rumor has it, I am not the first person to have such an issue, which I will address here in a moment. Purchasing parts from another person online has it's benefits and it's downfalls. I personally am on the crappy end of such a deal.
Some of you may know that at one point before his departure; Stan Miranda - former owner and site manager, had entered into an agreement to sell me a sweet system. The original specs were to include: 4770K, Msi GD65 Gaming, 32GB Ram, full XSPC water cooling, Corsair 900D, Seasonic 1250watt gold cert psu, 2X GTX 780's, 512Gb PCI-E SSD, media card reader, dvd rw, fan controller for $1800.
At one point when I was ready to pick up the completed build, Stan sent me an email stating he dropped the case and the motherboard had broke at the pci-e slots and both the motherboard and graphics cards were destroyed. (He shortly after unloaded two GTX 780's to other forum members for an unknown amount of $)
After this incident Stan said he could no longer complete the build for the original cost of $1800. He then contacted me and told me that he would get a new motherboard and install 2X HIS 290X's into the system for a new total of $2400. Over the course of several months I had tried to go and pick up the system from Stan at his home. He kept putting it off and putting it off. Months had gone by. I explained to him I wasn't happy that I felt I was getting a short stick with lesser quality parts and an increased price. I did eventually pony up the rest of them money. I paid him in full $2400 and he kept putting off sending me the system. I tried several times to schedule a time to pick it up from him. He kept giving me excuse after excuse.
Eventually I went to his home to get it. This is a 10 hour drive one way from my home so 20 hours round trip. The system wasn't put together. All he had was the mobo, *16Gb Ram, the 2X HIS R9 290X's and the case. I took these parts from him.
After another 3 months Stan has not supplied me with the rest of the parts. He has now stopped responding to my emails and refuse to come up with any sort of resolution to this situation.
Parts I am currently missing include: PSU, CPU Block, Waco Fittings, DVD RW, Media Card Reader. Also he refused to send me the Msi GD65 Motherboard box because it was DOA. I would also like to state for the record the system was to include 32Gb Ram, He only gave me 16GB.
I am trying to pursue legal action at this point.
I would like to know who else has had such a terrible experience. I would have posted this a lot sooner but, I was afraid of reporcussions. When Stan departed PureOC I was in the middle of doing a review. He sent me an email and told me not to do the review or finish it at all. He was moving to a new site and was going to take me with him. Given the fact that Stan already had a lot of my money I was reluctant to go along with him but, I didn't want to lose my money so I followed his instructions. This has created a problem for PureOC as well because ThermalTake sent items that never got reviewed and they haven't been back since this incident.
Please take the time and only state facts if you repond. I am not name calling. I am only stating facts which I can prove via emails back and forth with Stan and myself. Also several members knew of this deal between Stan and myself before his departure.