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# 210210 17-Mar-2017 20:36
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I have recently purchased a My Box unit from My Box NZ and wanted to know if anyone else out there has had any issues with dealing with them in the way of not refunding monies owed etc?  I now very much regret my purchase and am out of pocket over $300.


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  # 1743010 17-Mar-2017 21:03
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These things are known scams. There are threads about them here. You may be out of luck.

 

 





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  # 1743016 17-Mar-2017 21:08
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It looks like you may be out of luck ... 

 

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1194637360632303/?fref=nf "Issues with MyBox NZ"

 

 

 

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  # 1743039 17-Mar-2017 21:31
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Thanks to you both, it does look like I'm out of luck.


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  # 1743043 17-Mar-2017 21:34
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Depending on your circumstances, you might be able to make some kind of claim against this guy. Unlikely you would get anything but someone needs to shut him down so he doesn't make more victims.

 

 





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  # 1743097 17-Mar-2017 22:47
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How did you pay them? Might be worth getting the bank on board if its a creditcard - even if via paypal etc you can have luck with chargebacks.





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  # 1743246 18-Mar-2017 12:45
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Wow those Android boxes are expensive!!!!! Picked mine up off Aliexpress for about $60 inc shipping.


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  # 1743249 18-Mar-2017 12:54
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No need to make him feel worse about it than he probably already does. People make mistakes. Not everyone is a technical genius.

 

 





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  # 1743257 18-Mar-2017 13:31
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butlerboy:

 

Wow those Android boxes are expensive!!!!! Picked mine up off Aliexpress for about $60 inc shipping.

 

 

Yeah. Picked mine up, complete with built-in Satellite and UHF Tuners, from Banggood for NZ$98 incl shipping. Works great too.




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  # 1743599 18-Mar-2017 22:52
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How did you pay them? Might be worth getting the bank on board if its a creditcard - even if via paypal etc you can have luck with chargebacks.

 

 

I paid via PayPal and received the box but it did not work properly.  I contacted them and upon their instructions I returned the box for a supposed refund - that was at the end of November!  I am still waiting for my refund and they now do not respond to my calls, have blocked my requests from their FB page and do not respond to emails either.  I have applied to the small claims court to try and get the money back but was wondering whether anybody else has heard of this particular company scamming people.


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  # 1743644 19-Mar-2017 00:37
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When you did paypal was it paying for a purchase or did they ask you to use the "pay a friend" option? Might be too late for paypal to sort it out unfortunatly but worth trying that anyway.





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  # 1743731 19-Mar-2017 10:33
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I don't think it gave me any of those options.  I think that regarding Paypal they would consider that they have done their part as we received the box, especially as it is now four months down the track.  I am just hoping that we will have success with the small claims court - fingers crossed.


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  # 1743734 19-Mar-2017 10:38
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Good luck. This guy needs to be brought down.

 

 





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  # 1743739 19-Mar-2017 10:58
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Generally speaking, avoid these KODI/Android one-time payment Freeview/Sky channel boxes like the plague. They will almost certainly lose their streams eventually when they get busted, and they're legally very dodgy. Also, most of the time, you can find the same box from AliExpress for less than $60 without the preloaded software.


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  # 1743744 19-Mar-2017 11:21
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Open up a dispute with paypal stating the device isnt working, they offered a refund but it hasnt ever happened.  Paypal are pretty good like that.  




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  # 1743942 19-Mar-2017 17:33
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Thanks for that, I may do that if the small claims court is fruitless.


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