Not to be a moaner or anything. I've had this ongoing problem with Kiwimodz.
One day, arrived from work, I turned on my Playstation 3 60G model to discovered that it has a YLOD.
This is way back in January 1st 2012. So I snoop around for a good reputable repairer within New Zealand.
I know that a new Playstation 3 slim is only $400-$450 but there is something special about my 60G model. It has 500GB HDD upgraded, PlayTV FIFA HD recording, Game Saves and my precious pictures on it.
I found Kiwimodz off tradeMe and then visit on its official site. I contacted the guy who owned this repair business to arrange the shipping and time frame for this repair to be completed.
He said 2 weeks but he will be busy for 2 weeks then he'll get to it after. We agreed upon this conversation.
I shipped my Playstation 3 to him and waited. 4 weeks later, I contacted him via email and he responds, what do you know? He still had not touched it and too busy with his invoice taxing. He promised that the following week he'll be able to get around to it.
Another 4 weeks passed, still no diced. He starting to stop responding to my emails, I rung him up and he said do not contact him via phone and if I would like to communicate with him then do it via email.
It continues for another 5 months and I said please send it back in the original package if he still hasn't opened up the Playstation 3, I will sending it to another repairer.
He responds rudely and threaten to send it back in pieces for me to get it to another repairer, he'll charge me $80 for taken it apart. I told him, I can't take my Playstation 3 in this condition and no repairer would touch it. I asked him politely to finished his work on it so I can pay him. He said give him 2 weeks and it should be done and ready for me. What do you know? 2 weeks later he did not sent me any email to let me know the status of my Playstation. I had to followed up with him via phone calls.
Now it is leaping toward October, I still have not update and no news. Should I start consider reporting this to the police and the consumeraffairs.govt.nz? I am a Playstation 3 out of pocket. Consider the trouble I've been through, I just want my Playstation 3 back alive.
If anyone living around Wainuiomata, Wellington could give me a hand then please let me know. My patience had ran out of steam. Seriously need advise.
It seemed that it is not just me having this problem:
Sorry for my bad grammar.