Anybody bought flashed card from Macvidcards?

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  1. cnsla, Jun 15, 2015
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    cnsla macrumors newbie

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    #Updated :
    I successfuly communicated with Macvidcards, and he/she told me that it will be shipped tomorrow.
    Maybe some problem was in some hidden mail system between (gmail or icloud....) us.
    Anyway, I hope to meet cool new tool for next VR experiment :)
    I'll update review here too!

    It's my first time to deal with Macvidcards.
    I sent a GTX980 to Macvidcards about two weeks ago.
    After I got an UPS 'delivery confirmation' e-mail, I sent several mail to check wheter he/she received it properly and the estimated time for flashing it.
    However, I couldn't received ANY reply from him/her.
    I searched a lot to find his/her phone # and iMessage, and finally reached him/her.
    However, still it takes several hours to any response, and he just argued that he already replied me twice.
    Since then, NO RESPONSE...

    I'm really worry about this status, and want to know anybody have similar or quite differenct (in a good way) experience with Macvidcards,
     
  2. crjackson2134 macrumors 68020

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    I've purchased multiple products from MVC. Each transaction went smooth as expected.
     
  3. Gwendolini macrumors 6502

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    You might also have luck by tagging him with @MacVidCards (which the forum software does not recognize while typing) or sending him a PM.

    Most seem to have had a good experience with him.
     
  4. cnsla thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for reply.
    Maybe I am bad luck in bad period. :)
    Hope my transaction is also smooth like you.
     
  5. cerberusss macrumors 6502a

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    I think that's quite a demand to make. I expect email replies within a couple of business days, but you think a couple of hours is already too much.
     
  6. cnsla thread starter macrumors newbie

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    No, I received the delivery notification at 3rd June, and couldn't got any mail yet.
    He/She told me that he/she sent me several e-mails to several acoounts, but I didn't got ANY mail from him/her...
     
  7. VikNomad macrumors member

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    I bought a card from him. My experience has been bittersweet so far. While card is shipped the guy didn't follow instructions I gave him resulting in my card currently stuck at bloody customs and costing me extra $400+.

    Let's see if card performs as advertised.
     
  8. crjackson2134 macrumors 68020

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    Just curious, what special instructions would have prevented this customs problem?
     
  9. cnsla thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oops...
    If the instruction you mean is what I thin,
    That kinds of 'instruction' can be cost huge fine for Macvidcards, isn't it?
     
  10. VikNomad macrumors member

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    Australia charges import fees plus GST on goods imported from overseas. Instructions were rather simple as you can guess :) Declare value on a package to be tad under that amount (1000 $AUD).
    After week of my card being stuck in transit I got mail from customs with declaration. Another 2 weeks of wait.

    I bought Titan X if you wonder.
     
  11. VikNomad macrumors member

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    No, it does not cost anything to him. The only problem if package is lost I can't claim more than declared value. That's it. All sellers on eBay do such things and I have asked such favour before from sellers. Never seen a problem.

    Correct me if I am wrong. I can be.
     
  12. crjackson2134 macrumors 68020

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    I'm not judging here, but it sounds like you were asking him to be dishonest, and feel angry because he wasn't. If I'm incorrect my apologies for going there. If I am correct, then you can hardly blame a vendor for this issue. I would rather deal with an honest man at increased monetary cost than deal with a dishonest person. It simply shows he is of good character, rather than giving into the pressure, he did what was legally required.
     
  13. troy14 macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure about claiming value and the implications of customs, I would assume if it was domestic that would be the case but as far as claiming the actual value through customs that might be a whole different story.

    My experience with MVC has generally been good. I bought a GTX 980 and had it shipped to him to become flashed. I shipped it USPS Priority, and when it was attempted delivery it said something like no one was home to accept delivery, and it stood like that for a few days with no communication from MVC/his team. A little panicked after a few days, it was then flashed and shipped back to me a little later. The finished product is great, and any issue I have had MVC has been quick to reply with. I think it is helpful to remember that you are doing business with one man/his team versus a huge company and manage expectations that way. In any regard, I just wished there was better communication throughout the transaction.
     
  14. VikNomad macrumors member

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    As I said - in case if it is a must to declare correct value of goods you export than fair and square. My sincere apologies.

    MacVidCards owner should have notified me that my request is not possible to implement, right ? Communication is the key in this case. Was it hard to drop me a line - dunno.

    Other than this little rumble - I have no comments yet as I still to receive the final product.
     
  15. Demigod Mac macrumors 6502a

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    Two cards and a trade-in, smooth sailing all the way.
     
  16. Gwendolini macrumors 6502

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    @cnsla
    Also know, MacVidCards was last seen on Saturday.

    And while not a comforting thought, something unexplainable might have happened to him, that prevents him from being able to contact you. Sometimes life gets in the way of even dropping one line.
     
  17. crjackson2134 macrumors 68020

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    It's been many years since I owned a retail business, but I occasionally had to ship internationally. I remember reading a section that stated I must declair the true value of the contents, and warned anything less was punishable under the law. I had international buyers request the same as you, but I wasn't about to ship this way either. Perhaps the law has changed, but as a business owner one must protect themselves, and honesty is the best way to do that.
     
  18. VikNomad macrumors member

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    I completely see your point and agree with that. Honesty and business interests go first.
    And if there is the law that say you have to declare all value than it is fine. Stick to the law.
    BUT ! Give customer a notice and ask shall we proceed or not, right? I didn't know you have to declare. Would I proceed with the purchase? Most likely. And would be much happier little camper :)
    Don't charge the card and care not about what happens later. After all Titan X process took a week. Plenty of time to settle this little detail.
     
  19. flowrider macrumors 601

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    Me Too! Very Happy with his service and the products he sells. He also provides an invaluable service to the members of this forum and the Macintosh Community.

    Lou
     
  20. VikNomad macrumors member

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    Absolutely agree with your statement Lou! He does a great job. Hope my case is one and only.
    For community sake :)
     
  21. Synchro3 macrumors 65816

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    Very good experience too. Did a great job with two GTX cards I sent in.
     
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  23. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    Yes, I purchased a GTX980 flash service. No issues.
     
  24. Graham King macrumors member

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    I've bought 3 cards from him. Highly recommended.

    One time he accidentally sent me a card that wasn't flashed properly. He sent me a replacement immediately so that I could continue to work with the unflashed card until the replacement arrived. Accidents happen and he handled it well. Will buy from him again I'm sure.
     
  25. macmannate macrumors regular

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    Got a Flashed 7970 Off him didn't perform well, didn't do what was shown and speed wise, worked epic in windows but not os x, got told its my problem and to shove - it... so anyone got the fix for getting the full speed of my 7970 in os x on my 3,1 machine, works sick on my 5,1 but not the 3,1.
     

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