Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
1 | 2 
1576 posts

Uber Geek

  # 478742 7-Jun-2011 21:26
Send private message

martyyn - your last line really sums it up, hope everything goes well for you, and please keep us updated. It would be a real shame to have iffy sellers in geekzone, after all, that's what Trademe is for ;-)

239 posts

Master Geek

  # 478808 7-Jun-2011 23:43
Send private message

Martyyn - if you get stuck, pm me - I have a D610 that has a fried graphics card at the office that I could pillage parts for you out of. Can't remember if the battery is any good or not though.


1296 posts

Uber Geek


  # 478850 8-Jun-2011 09:23
Send private message

Thanks for the replies (and offer fastmikey).

There may well be a perfectly reasonable explanation. Ive been 'off the map' before with family emergencies, life happens and if thats the case he just has to let me know and he can take all the time he wants.

Other forums Im on let you know when someone last logged in, but I cant see anything on here. Knowing whether or not he had read the PM's would give me an indication of where I stand.

1296 posts

Uber Geek


  # 479267 9-Jun-2011 11:51
Send private message

Still nothing from Dave.....fastmikey you have mail.

BDFL - Memuneh
65008 posts

Uber Geek

Lifetime subscriber

  # 479277 9-Jun-2011 12:05
Send private message

We decided not to show when users logged in for the last time.

Unfortunately there isn't much we can do in this situation. Please keep us updated with the latest and we will see what actions we will take after.

1296 posts

Uber Geek


  # 481024 14-Jun-2011 14:41
Send private message

I wanted to give a public thank-you to fastmikey for helping me out over the weekend. Its very much appreciated Mike.

Still no contact from Dave.

239 posts

Master Geek

  # 481244 14-Jun-2011 23:08
Send private message

No worries - I'd rather see it get some use then get chucked! :-)

Good luck...



81 posts

Master Geek
Inactive user

  # 483235 20-Jun-2011 15:52
Send private message

I have just logged in since selling you the laptop and first i've seen of all this... unfortunately i have been away burrying my grandad as you were a where of martyn that he was sick and that was why there were initial delays which didnt quite go as you have detailed and seems we left that part out.

But none the less, it is my fault as I assumed the laptop was the same as the last one being the same model and we originally bought them all same at same time. Also strange about the battery as this was tested and charged up before you bought it.

I do not have any of these left. I can see above you may have resolved this?

1296 posts

Uber Geek


  # 490118 6-Jul-2011 15:47
Send private message

I just want to put a line under this by responding to Dave's previous post as I feel there are comments in there which are a little unfair. Its now been more than two weeks since Dave offered to replace the laptop via PM (and surprise surprise Ive heard nothing more) so I feel justified in putting the record straight.

Whilst you mentioned at one point your Grandad was ill I was certainly not aware he was dying. I genuinely feel for you, I really do, but its a little harsh to say I knew all about it.

I also think its harsh for you to say I hadnt mentioned it in my previous posts when its really not my place to put your personal situation on a public forum whether I knew about them or not.

What I did post was if there was a personal issue you were welcome to tell me and you could have all the time you wanted, but that hasnt happened either.

In our conversations for both this and the previous laptop I had bought from you, you have had several excuses for not having been in touch and they have included 'Im stuck in Masterton at a friends 21st party with no money', 'I dont have any money to put petrol in my car', 'I have been mugged and have no money to get to Wellington' and 'sorry I didnt come into Wellington after all'.

After having agreed to buy the second laptop (paying your asking price with no question) you kept me hanging on for over a week whilst you tried to get other people to give you cash upfront. After telling you I wasnt going to play that game, you came back to me when they all fell through. I shouldve trusted my gut-feeling and walked away.

I was willing to meet you anywhere, at any time, and put cash in your hand. Even cancelling previous commitments to meet you on the one occasion you said you would make, but failed to turn up to.

So Im left with a laptop with no working wireless, a smaller drive and a fried battery because I honestly have no desire to try and work this out even if you were to get back in touch.

So Ive learnt the hard can have your fingers burnt regardless of the forum.

1 | 2 
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic

Twitter and LinkedIn »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:

News »

Intel introduces cryogenic control chip to enable quantum computers
Posted 10-Dec-2019 21:32

Vodafone 5G service live in four cities
Posted 10-Dec-2019 08:30

Samsung Galaxy Fold now available in New Zealand
Posted 6-Dec-2019 00:01

NZ company oDocs awarded US$ 100,000 Dubai World Expo grant
Posted 5-Dec-2019 16:00

New Zealand Rugby Selects AWS-Powered Analytics for Deeper Game Insights
Posted 5-Dec-2019 11:33

IMAGR and Farro bring checkout-less supermarket shopping to New Zealand
Posted 5-Dec-2019 09:07

Wellington Airport becomes first 5G connected airport in the country
Posted 3-Dec-2019 08:42

MetService secures Al Jazeera as a new weather client
Posted 28-Nov-2019 09:40

NZ a top 10 connected nation with stage one of ultra-fast broadband roll-out completed
Posted 24-Nov-2019 14:15

Microsoft Translator understands te reo Māori
Posted 22-Nov-2019 08:46

Chorus to launch Hyperfibre service
Posted 18-Nov-2019 15:00

Microsoft launches first Experience Center worldwide for Asia Pacific in Singapore
Posted 13-Nov-2019 13:08

Disney+ comes to LG Smart TVs
Posted 13-Nov-2019 12:55

Spark launches new wireless broadband "Unplan Metro"
Posted 11-Nov-2019 08:19

Malwarebytes overhauls flagship product with new UI, faster engine and lighter footprint
Posted 6-Nov-2019 11:48

Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.

Support Geekzone »

Our community of supporters help make Geekzone possible. Click the button below to join them.

Support Geezone on PressPatron

Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.