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Re: RAM Controls
« Reply #200 on: February 20, 2013, 11:38:34 am »
The scum sucking scammers are now "closing shop" so beware of any new variation of Adam Judd, Dave Adams, Adam Starr, Dave Starr, Pugsly Adams or whatever the scum sucking scammer is calling himself these days.

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Re: RAM Controls
« Reply #201 on: February 21, 2013, 03:54:08 pm »
These are just bizarre statements:

Our ownership is moving on to other endeavors...Most of the remaining stock will be going into deep storage..."[/i[
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Re: RAM Controls
« Reply #202 on: February 22, 2013, 10:50:36 am »

Mostly because that would never happen.  Companies don't just "deep stock" unused goods that have strong demand.  They sell them off and move on.  "Deep stock" has storage costs that return no value.

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Re: RAM Controls
« Reply #203 on: February 22, 2013, 11:42:22 am »

 "Deep stock" has storage costs that return no value.

Luckily for them imaginary items do not require storage.

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Re: RAM Controls
« Reply #204 on: February 22, 2013, 05:17:54 pm »

 "Deep stock" has storage costs that return no value.

Luckily for them imaginary items do not require storage.


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Re: RAM Controls
« Reply #205 on: February 23, 2013, 02:18:00 am »
They've faked going out of business before IIRC.

This is probably just another scam so they can "shut down" before "someone else" starts putting this stuff on e-bay.


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Re: RAM Controls
« Reply #206 on: March 01, 2013, 02:38:48 am »
They've faked going out of business before IIRC.

This is probably just another scam so they can "shut down" before "someone else" starts putting this stuff on e-bay.


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Reminds me of a local Pawn shop, did it for a couple/few decades. I think they're gone now, though.
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Re: RAM Controls
« Reply #207 on: March 08, 2013, 10:00:10 pm »
Wish I had read this before I ordered $20 worth of Atari volcano covers from them on Monday.....


They did however confirm shipment today after I inquired, payment was made to:

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Re: RAM Controls
« Reply #208 on: March 12, 2013, 10:49:44 pm »
Happy to say, I got my Atari Cones....

I feel bad for all the people who got screwed by this company, if I knew, I would have never ordered from them.

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Re: RAM Controls
« Reply #209 on: March 13, 2013, 05:48:14 pm »
Happy to say, I got my Atari Cones....

I feel bad for all the people who got screwed by this company, if I knew, I would have never ordered from them.

Now that you have repented, go forth and sin no more, my son.   :lol


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Re: RAM Controls
« Reply #210 on: October 24, 2014, 05:40:52 am »

I saw this:



and came recently across this:

https://plus.google.com/102323639694680843359/photos

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCazdX0kj2qq19j2eZU8IZsQ

I want to be clear that it's not an accusation and it's not my intention to offend anyone, I'm just curious.
So, what do you guys you think? It's the same person or it's purely coincidence ?  :dunno

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Re: RAM Controls
« Reply #211 on: October 24, 2014, 12:26:16 pm »
https://plus.google.com/102323639694680843359/photos

http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCazdX0kj2qq19j2eZU8IZsQ

I want to be clear that it's not an accusation and it's not my intention to offend anyone, I'm just curious.
So, what do you guys you think? It's the same person or it's purely coincidence ?  :dunno

Doesn't look like the same guy to me.  :dunno

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Re: RAM Controls
« Reply #212 on: October 24, 2014, 12:33:19 pm »


Looks just like him to me, but I have no idea who the guy to the right of him would be.

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Re: RAM Controls
« Reply #213 on: October 24, 2014, 01:09:33 pm »


Looks just like him to me, but I have no idea who the guy to the right of him would be.

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Re: RAM Controls
« Reply #214 on: December 18, 2014, 09:36:39 pm »

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Re: RAM Controls
« Reply #215 on: December 18, 2014, 10:53:44 pm »
http://www.vidiotarcade.com/RAM%20Controls%20-%20SW2010Sale.html
You had me going for a second.

It's a copy of the RAM SCAM Controls webpage where they advertised the repro SW Cockpit cabs.

Fortunately, none of the links at the top and bottom of the page work, but the "Add to Cart" links still lead to the shopping cart/payment processor with this note at the top of the page.
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Ram Controls is now CLOSED. Thank you for the many years of patronage, but we have moved on to other endeavors.

Looks like someone could still try to place an order, but I'm not testing it.   >:D


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Re: RAM Controls
« Reply #216 on: December 19, 2014, 10:08:57 am »
Looks like someone could still try to place an order, but I'm not testing it.   >:D


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Re: RAM Controls
« Reply #217 on: January 07, 2015, 10:21:36 am »

I saw this:





Nice to see my work is still getting a little love...

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Re: RAM Controls
« Reply #218 on: January 07, 2015, 10:23:05 am »

I saw this:





Nice to see my work is still getting a little love...

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Re: RAM Controls
« Reply #219 on: March 30, 2015, 11:28:50 pm »
Still enjoying Ram Controls Star Wars Yoke #1.

Don't hate the playa...

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Re: RAM Controls
« Reply #220 on: June 13, 2015, 05:09:16 pm »
I have a RAM Controls yoke to USB converter. Works good too. Shame what happened.

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Re: RAM Controls
« Reply #221 on: September 25, 2015, 06:17:55 pm »
So ... safe guess that the reportedly badass arcade gun to USB boards never made it to the public?
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« Reply #222 on: September 28, 2015, 04:37:23 pm »
So ... safe guess that the reportedly badass arcade gun to USB boards never made it to the public?

It was just the interface board out of America's Army by Global VR.
You might still be able to get it from Global VR.
They were down to only a few in stock with no plans to make more.
There is a thread in the Main Forum about trying to get enough people on board for them to do another run.
I think they only needed orders for like 6 units in order to make more.  :lol

I'm keeping an eye out for a local America's Army cab for a reasonable price.

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Re: RAM Controls
« Reply #223 on: February 26, 2016, 09:53:19 pm »
Unfortunately I have this to report:

http://forums.arcade-museum.com/showthread.php?t=369431

...he's back.

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« Reply #224 on: February 26, 2016, 10:11:49 pm »
Tombo is the best.
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Re: RAM Controls
« Reply #225 on: April 07, 2016, 08:49:32 am »
Tombo is the best.

I don't know much about that forum but yes this Tombo fella was quick to shut him down!

WTF is wrong with the RAM controls dude anyway? He can clearly make quality stuff, and has people gagging for his stuff. And seems to be genuinely interested in arcade stuff. He also seems to be genuinely interested in pissing/ripping people off. I wish he could just be a consultant to an actual real businessman so he just does R & D, and an actual real business man sells the stuff. Guy must have a screw loose. Or maybe a psychopath...


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Re: RAM Controls
« Reply #226 on: April 19, 2016, 11:30:42 am »
Tombo is the best.

I don't know much about that forum but yes this Tombo fella was quick to shut him down!

WTF is wrong with the RAM controls dude anyway? He can clearly make quality stuff, and has people gagging for his stuff. And seems to be genuinely interested in arcade stuff. He also seems to be genuinely interested in pissing/ripping people off. I wish he could just be a consultant to an actual real businessman so he just does R & D, and an actual real business man sells the stuff. Guy must have a screw loose. Or maybe a psychopath...
The way I remember it (and yes, memory can get WAYYYYY distorted) is that he got ahold of New Old Stock and passes that off as what they will repro. There are in fact no repros.
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« Reply #227 on: April 19, 2016, 12:09:20 pm »
The way I remember it (and yes, memory can get WAYYYYY distorted) is that he got ahold of New Old Stock and passes that off as what they will repro. There are in fact no repros.

No, his parts were definitely repos, lots of people have posted pics out there. I think he was scamming on the other end too, pretending to be a much larger company than he was and asking the suppliers for a sample of 250 parts before he places his 100,000 part order.

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« Reply #228 on: April 19, 2016, 12:30:23 pm »
The way I remember it (and yes, memory can get WAYYYYY distorted) is that he got ahold of New Old Stock and passes that off as what they will repro. There are in fact no repros.

No, his parts were definitely repos, lots of people have posted pics out there. I think he was scamming on the other end too, pretending to be a much larger company than he was and asking the suppliers for a sample of 250 parts before he places his 100,000 part order.
You're right, his Chinese suppliers apparently got screwed, too.
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Re: RAM Controls
« Reply #229 on: April 19, 2016, 02:31:25 pm »
Call me silly but why couldn't someone with either an original or a repro scan the parts in and use an online 3d printer to print out a new stick?  There are online 3d printers that can print with a wide variety of materials including metal.

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« Reply #230 on: April 25, 2016, 12:36:46 am »
Call me silly but why couldn't someone with either an original or a repro scan the parts in and use an online 3d printer to print out a new stick?  There are online 3d printers that can print with a wide variety of materials including metal.

Right now it's not really the same thing. Maybe some time down the track, you will be able to 3D print anything and it will look exactly like the real deal, but not right now. Right now, the best way for quality plastic repros is injection moulding. But to do it, you need to get all the dimensions exact. If there are compound curves you will need it laser scanned. THEN, and this is the hard part, the engineers have to allow for the fact that part will shrink in different ways depending on thickness and length etc, this is all allowed for in the mould.

I should know, I spent some thousands fruitlessly trying to get N64 thumbsticks reproduced. Somewhere in Shenzhen, I own some shiny stainless steel injection moulds for parts that aren't quite right...


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« Reply #231 on: August 24, 2016, 03:01:19 am »
I know one should be careful what to wish for, but a part of me kind of miss the ups and downs in this long and sad story that has enough material for a tv-series spanning at least two seasons...
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« Reply #232 on: August 24, 2016, 11:04:14 am »
I know one should be careful what to wish for, but a part of me kind of miss the ups and downs in this long and sad story that has enough material for a tv-series spanning at least two seasons...

Are you caught up on the adventures of the other Dave?
http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,117193.0.html

I don't think he's such a bad guy, but his latest blog post from prison has me wondering if he's going to become a patent troll after getting out.
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« Reply #233 on: August 25, 2016, 09:05:24 am »
I know one should be careful what to wish for, but a part of me kind of miss the ups and downs in this long and sad story that has enough material for a tv-series spanning at least two seasons...

Are you caught up on the adventures of the other Dave?
http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,117193.0.html

I don't think he's such a bad guy, but his latest blog post from prison has me wondering if he's going to become a patent troll after getting out.
.....or while still in?  I can't wait for the next season.

Jeeesus... I have totally missed that. And just by a first glance of some random posts I'm glad I did ;)
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Re: RAM Controls
« Reply #234 on: May 10, 2017, 01:51:16 pm »
is he back?
ebay link

looks exactly like his.

 
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« Reply #235 on: May 10, 2017, 02:58:41 pm »
is he back?
ebay link

looks exactly like his.
Looks like former KLOV member "Electronicsfix".

Related KLOV thread here. (pg. 2 is where he becomes a former member)

From what I can see, he's not one of Dave's alter-ego scam accounts, but he is selling a few RAM parts.   :dunno


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Re: RAM Controls
« Reply #236 on: May 15, 2017, 04:10:26 pm »



It does seem like it would be a lot harder to scam people through paypal and ebay.

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« Reply #237 on: May 18, 2017, 04:29:50 pm »



It does seem like it would be a lot harder to scam people through paypal and ebay.

Try to keep in mind that, that never stopped them before
remember there were several people involved with this and they still continue to resurface trying to sale Ram Controls parts
I have a few conspiracy theory's of my own on this which are still developing and Ive been on this since the beginning.
That being said
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It appears the infamous Ram Controls is resurfacing..on both ebay and etsy and tried KLOV but he was pretty quickly found out, block and banned. May be multi-persons but they are all the same mfg Ram Parts.
This is a part I have left from Dave Adams from before the nuclear blast.
notice how the ebay auction for the same part avoids showing you the top of the molex.

http://www.ebay.com//Star-Wars-Arcade-Yoke-C/302292784576

https://www.etsy.com/shop/MyEpicGarageSale?ref=pr_shop_more
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« Reply #238 on: May 18, 2017, 05:15:57 pm »
I'd trust any claims about reproduction Star Wars parts in hand and ready to ship just as much as I trust in online ads for horny cougars DTF in my neighborhood. 

We all got burned once.


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« Reply #239 on: May 19, 2017, 12:33:49 pm »
I'd trust any claims about reproduction Star Wars parts in hand and ready to ship just as much as I trust in online ads for horny cougars DTF in my neighborhood. 

We all got burned once.

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