I got my money back!
I’d bought a $192 motherboard from thatcomputerstore.com and he, Dave Davis, sent some crappy $60 one instead that wouldn’t work at all for my computer. I sent it back, but he said he never received it. He must have missed the Delivery Confirmation that was on it. As an amusing side note, I told a friend about him and she said, “You should have known better. You knew he was a xtian from his website!” Yes, I knew, but I checked around for reviews and complaints about his store and found none. He’s too dumb to have much of a thriving business. I never found any reviews anywhere…there are a few out there now.
It took me about 3 weeks of work in my spare time to do it. While visiting a friend in Austin, I put flyers about him on cars at his church, which was linked from his site with some xtian business scam going, and I put some in the church business offices. I then sent emails out to everyone I could find he deals with. I made a webpage for him and his business, but hadn’t gotten around to posting it yet. I found all the online business review sites and posted long detailed complaints. I finally contacted the Better Business Bureau and another business organization he was involved with filing complaints. I think it was that plus I found out his wife’s email and told her what he did that changed his mind.
The guy is nearly illiterate too. I was appalled at how poorly he would write to me. He’d come up with blatant lies, then say the opposite later. The worst was that he has a complaint filed at the Customer Affairs Office of the USPS, then later said he’s never had problems with receiving mail. I have never met anyone so full of crap. Some of the things he said was plain retarded. His wife spoke craziness also. They are two peas in a pod.
Check out what he wrote on my receipt from the Paypal refund:
“Message From Seller:
PROTECTION MONEY.THIS IS IN NO WAY A REFUND. MERCHANDICE WAS NEVER RETURNED. THIS PAYMENT IS TO STOP ALL TERRORISTISTIC THRETHS TO MY CHURCH, FAMILY AND CUSTOMERS. THIS IS AN ILLEGALLY OBTAINED FELONY EXTORTION PAYMENT. Receiver. Keenan I. Nichols,1213 April Bloom Apt B ,College Station, TX 77840 will be prosecuted, ACCEPTANCE OF THIS MONEY IS A FULL UNSOLISITED ADMISSION OF GUILT.”
He doesn’t seem to be too happy. Xtians aren’t supposed to be happy anyway. God only loves the poor and suffering, right?
From what he told me, I have church security after me, a dozen warrants, the Secret Service, anti-terrorist organizations, AOL, an Austin Detective, felony extortion charges…and a poor understanding of computers! Funny, I thought my old A+ certification, or being a graduating Computer Engineer might give me some knowledge of computers. I think I may have changed his mind on that last one….
The poor guy just stole from me at a bad time. My computer has been down for a month for lack of a motherboard. I’d just lost 2 grand over a xmas trip gone bad. Then, not having my computer to work and play on and no money to spend, I had spare time this xmas break to play on the internet. So, I got my money back, and maybe the guy will think twice about stealing again.