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Groovy Game Gear discussion
« on: February 15, 2016, 11:53:56 pm »
While it would be wrong for anyone to speak ill of others based on what they read off internet, and i in no way condone factless (and faceless) chr$ assassinations. It would be foolish sending money to ANY site or online store with no phone number, e-mail, or fixed business address. Given that and lack of updates to their site in over one year, and no response from store owner, it would reasonable to say that Groovy Game Gear must have closed their doors. I can not see WHY someone would toss their money into black hole and hope to get something in return. If this is error, then RandyT should maybe answer his form mail.

saint's edit - as there is no transaction in dispute, this does not belong in the bad trader's thread. Topic split off into a separate thread. OP is welcome to choose a new title for this thread.
« Last Edit: February 17, 2016, 08:03:46 am by saint »

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Re: Re: Bad Traders List - Please keep it clean- thanks-
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2016, 12:20:39 pm »
While it would be wrong for anyone to speak ill of others based on what they read off internet, and i in no way condone factless (and faceless) chr$ assassinations. It would be foolish sending money to ANY site or online store with no phone number, e-mail, or fixed business address. Given that and lack of updates to their site in over one year, and no response from store owner, it would reasonable to say that Groovy Game Gear must have closed their doors. I can not see WHY someone would toss their money into black hole and hope to get something in return. If this is error, then RandyT should maybe answer his form mail.

This is an odd and baseless post, that I feel foolish in defending against, but hey, it's the internet and one has to do these things.  This user, who apparently signed up just to post this anonymous smear, claims not to "condone factless (and faceless) chr$ assassinations", yet proceeds to do just that.  I'd like to think that one of our competitors wouldn't take part in such an underhanded tactic as this, but one never knows.  Desperation can sometimes be a powerful motivator.

The business "snail mail" address for contact is posted plainly on our site, and there are numerous way to contact me, including through this forum (although messages here are sometimes not replied to as quickly.) We do answer our form mail, sometimes even well after business hours.  No form of communication is 100% reliable. Mail servers get overloaded and things do get lost from time to time, overzealous SPAM blockers, etc..., and yes, form mail and our responses to them, still go through those gates.  No sane person with any knowledge of potential email address abuse, openly posts email addresses on the internet for spambots to cull.

I'm active on this site, as confirmed by the thousands of posts I've made here, many of which I'd like to believe have helped people with their projects.  The last news update on our site was prior to the holidays, and dealing with high order volumes, from actual customers, unfortunately doesn't make for timely updates.  We do the best we can in that regard, but servicing our paying customers is where we have to place our priorities.  If we were ever to close our doors (not likely any time in the foreseeable future) the fine folks here would be the first to know, and the site would obviously no longer be accessible.

We've been providing service to this community for 13 years, which is far longer than 99% of other vendors, and we are still here while others have vanished.  The "tossing their money into black hole and hope to get something in return" comment is simply ludicrous.  The tens of thousands of happy GroovyGameGear.com customers and members of our community know better.

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Re: Re: Bad Traders List - Please keep it clean- thanks-
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2016, 12:44:33 pm »
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I do know better. GGG and RandyT are great. Very happy customer here.  :cheers:
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Re: Re: Bad Traders List - Please keep it clean- thanks-
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2016, 01:43:17 pm »
Nice job making yor first post such a ---That which is odiferous and causeth plants to grow--- post, djmandragora. What's next? Going to ask for ROMS? Plans for building a 4 player aircraft carrier you got greatly inspired to build?


 
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Re: Re: Bad Traders List - Please keep it clean- thanks-
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2016, 03:04:48 pm »
Yeah, I'm going to listen to the new guy instead of RandyT, someone I've only had great transactions with.

« Last Edit: February 16, 2016, 03:24:00 pm by Ginsu Victim »

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Re: Re: Bad Traders List - Please keep it clean- thanks-
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2016, 03:08:55 pm »
Yep, I'm on the "Happy to do business with GGG" bandwagon.  Randy even added a feature to a product at my request on my very first order with him, and it wasn't a big order by any stretch of the imagination.

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Re: Re: Bad Traders List - Please keep it clean- thanks-
« Reply #6 on: February 16, 2016, 10:22:59 pm »
So what' da' ya' know? He can answer, but only when feeling slighted.  :laugh2:  Q: When you never answer any of three messages, what else am i (or any other person) to think? A: Lights are on, but nobody's home. If you checked your PMs, you'd see i signed up because form mail was dead end. I'm more than happy to see you're still in game. Seeing no one  has better doings than to chime in, why not offer to help him answer mail? I'm sure he doesn't need his boots licked.

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Re: Re: Bad Traders List - Please keep it clean- thanks-
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2016, 11:06:48 pm »
Now I know you're full of ---steaming pile of meadow muffin---, I know Saint says to keep it clean but your response says it all.  Your voice isn't of someone who is missing an order to complete an arcade cabinet it's a voice of defamation and reeks of agenda. 

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Re: Re: Bad Traders List - Please keep it clean- thanks-
« Reply #8 on: February 16, 2016, 11:18:24 pm »
what do expect from a troll ?

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« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2016, 08:04:59 am »
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Re: Groovy Game Gear discussion
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2016, 08:11:54 am »
Ive never had any issues when buying from him. When I messed up my wiring of his encoder, he replied quickly to my email and helped me get it sorted. I think he's a class act!
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Re: Groovy Game Gear discussion
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2016, 09:04:46 am »
Look like more sad pukes,  _  :censored: _ing for free 'cade swagger, else they would buy and move on. Reminds me of buggers who say, fabk friends ARE real friends. Where's my boots?
My table is one-time-build, so it doesn't matter where i source parts for it. Other sites offer lighted buttons and joystick tops, and I'm going with Arduino (+diy LED driver sheild) and Auto-It.
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Re: Groovy Game Gear discussion
« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2016, 09:54:55 am »
Look like more sad pukes,  _  :censored: _ing for free 'cade swagger, else they would buy and move on. Reminds me of buggers who say, fabk friends ARE real friends. Where's my boots?
My table is one-time-build, so it doesn't matter where i source parts for it. Other sites offer lighted buttons and joystick tops, and I'm going with Arduino (+diy LED driver sheild) and Auto-It.
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No one should need to ggle internet listings and search countless forum topics just to track down store owners. And yes, everyone should check for following before you buy online:
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Re: Groovy Game Gear discussion
« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2016, 10:54:38 am »
Well, if anyone was confused whether this was a troll or not, I think you've got it figured out now.

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Re: Groovy Game Gear discussion
« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2016, 11:36:53 am »
Well, if anyone was confused whether this was a troll or not, I think you've got it figured out now.

at least he didn't call us all narcissists? I for one, am a happy puke.
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Re: Groovy Game Gear discussion
« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2016, 01:07:23 pm »
GGG is a fantastic vendor and his support and participation in these forums should serve as examples of his support.  I rank GGG as one of the top 2 vendors I have ever used for this hobby.

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Re: Groovy Game Gear discussion
« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2016, 01:41:21 pm »
Please, continue.  This is just getting entertaining.

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« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2016, 01:45:01 pm »
I rank GGG as one of the top 2 vendors I have ever used for this hobby.

Who's number two? I mean, for science. (And so djmandragora can slag' em next.)

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« Reply #18 on: February 17, 2016, 01:46:05 pm »
So what' da' ya' know? He can answer, but only when feeling slighted.  :laugh2:  Q: When you never answer any of three messages, what else am i (or any other person) to think? A: Lights are on, but nobody's home. If you checked your PMs, you'd see i signed up because form mail was dead end. I'm more than happy to see you're still in game. Seeing no one  has better doings than to chime in, why not offer to help him answer mail? I'm sure he doesn't need his boots licked.

I don't have any PM's from you, nor do I see any multiple emails to which I have failed to reply.  Either there is an element of dishonesty here, or there is a technical issue somewhere between you and us.

RE: The PO Box address.  The PO box is how we get our mail.  Mail is not delivered in this small village.  We actually go to the post office to collect it, as does every resident in this area.  It would normally be a pain to do this, but we usually have about 30lbs of arcade parts going out every day, so we are there anyway.  We also do not have a storefront for "walk in" service, so there is no point in publicly posting a physical address.  Few intelligent people post this type of information on the internet without good reason.  Too many "wingnuts" out there.

But it may be moot anyway.  If the language used in your profile is indicative of your location, we don't ship to Russia.

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« Reply #19 on: February 17, 2016, 03:08:46 pm »
Top vendor, nothing but good transactions for me.

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« Reply #20 on: February 17, 2016, 04:26:12 pm »
I rank GGG as one of the top 2 vendors I have ever used for this hobby.

Who's number two? I mean, for science. (And so djmandragora can slag' em next.)

;)

Rick's only the 4th best vendor in the GTA. :cheers:
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« Reply #21 on: February 17, 2016, 04:48:46 pm »
Building your own arcade should be fun.   :banghead:

LOL! You shouldn't have to do research and everyone should just be at my beck and call!

Happy GGG customer here, it's sort of a 1 way relationship though. I send him money and he sends me parts - sure, but he never sends me flowers or chocolates on valentines.

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« Reply #22 on: February 17, 2016, 04:56:17 pm »
Hey Randy, how about a BYOAC discount in exchange for all these positive reviews?

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« Reply #23 on: February 17, 2016, 05:06:04 pm »
Rick is the best vendor in Canada, hands down. :cheers:

Why, thank you Yots!

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« Reply #24 on: February 17, 2016, 05:12:52 pm »
Hey Randy, how about a BYOAC discount in exchange for all these positive reviews?
Hey Jim, why don't you find another trick to teach your pony.

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« Reply #25 on: February 17, 2016, 05:18:49 pm »
I've ordered from Randy three times in the last year or two, always fast to the door, always to the specifications I indicated in my order, and always at a fair price for shipping.  You could say it went as smooth as the current state of Jim's chassis.

I know people who don't like him or his stuff, some of them I respect a great deal, but that has nothing to do with his conduct as a vendor which is, as far as I'm concerned, impeccable.

How many more nuts references to get this thing post hell'ed?

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« Reply #26 on: February 17, 2016, 05:43:17 pm »
I've ordered from Randy three times in the last year or two, always fast to the door, always to the specifications I indicated in my order, and always at a fair price for shipping.  You could say it went as smooth as the current state of Jim's chassis.

I know people who don't like him or his stuff, some of them I respect a great deal, but that has nothing to do with his conduct as a vendor which is, as far as I'm concerned, impeccable.

How many more nuts references to get this thing post hell'ed?

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« Reply #27 on: February 17, 2016, 05:47:38 pm »
LOL. Man, can't wait to hang out with the Birdman at ZapCon.  :cheers:


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« Reply #28 on: February 17, 2016, 08:08:13 pm »
I've ordered from Randy three times in the last year or two, always fast to the door, always to the specifications I indicated in my order, and always at a fair price for shipping.  You could say it went as smooth as the current state of Jim's chassis.

I know people who don't like him or his stuff, some of them I respect a great deal, but that has nothing to do with his conduct as a vendor which is, as far as I'm concerned, impeccable.

How many more nuts references to get this thing post hell'ed?

LOL. Man, can't wait to hang out with the Birdman at ZapCon.  :cheers:
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« Reply #29 on: February 17, 2016, 08:30:08 pm »
There was no PM from a 0 post account.  So that's a confirmed lie from outside the community soley to go after a vendor.  That should be a ban.  At best, the OP pm'd Randy from a different account, but that means you could ban him and he would still be free to speak his mind.  This thread won't help anyone find parts for their cabinet, nor will it add to research but it will waste time for people using the site for it's primary purpose.  I hope this ends up in Post Hell.

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« Reply #30 on: February 17, 2016, 08:37:35 pm »
There was no PM from a 0 post account.  So that's a confirmed lie from outside the community soley to go after a vendor.  That should be a ban.  At best, the OP pm'd Randy from a different account, but that means you could ban him and he would still be free to speak his mind.  This thread won't help anyone find parts for their cabinet, nor will it add to research but it will waste time for people using the site for it's primary purpose.  I hope this ends up in Post Hell.

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« Reply #31 on: February 17, 2016, 11:00:32 pm »
I've made a few orders with Randy and each one was smooth. He's always been very helpful.

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« Reply #32 on: February 18, 2016, 07:02:12 am »
If I post hell a thread like this I get accused of censorship and pandering to a vendor, and endure no end of meaningful glances and throat clearing from PBJ.
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« Reply #33 on: February 18, 2016, 07:32:20 am »
If I post hell a thread like this I get accused of censorship and pandering to a vendor, and endure no end of meaningful glances and throat clearing from PBJ.

Yet you were still doing it a week or so ago.

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« Reply #34 on: February 18, 2016, 09:07:58 am »
If I post hell a thread like this I ... endure no end of meaningful glances and throat clearing from PBJ.

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« Reply #35 on: February 18, 2016, 09:17:14 am »
I learned a long time ago that James doesn't take himself seriously, so why should I?
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Re: Groovy Game Gear discussion
« Reply #36 on: February 18, 2016, 10:32:55 am »
you could just lock it, and let the post fade into obscurity.   Guy has 3 posts, all in this thread. I dont see the big deal.
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Re: Groovy Game Gear discussion
« Reply #37 on: February 18, 2016, 10:41:04 am »
I would not be surprised if Randy actually likes this thread.  I mean the OP is obviously full of crap and there is nothing but support and positive comments about GGG here...

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Re: Groovy Game Gear discussion
« Reply #38 on: February 18, 2016, 11:38:13 am »
If I post hell a thread like this I get accused of censorship and pandering to a vendor, and endure no end of meaningful glances and throat clearing from PBJ.

Yet you were still doing it a week or so ago.

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Re: Groovy Game Gear discussion
« Reply #39 on: February 18, 2016, 11:53:44 am »
I never know what you're talking about these days...

Sigh, it was another one of those damned threads where people were directing praise to Ultimarc rather than DHL International shipping.  A rather benign, "shh, don't interrupt the circle jerk" post got nuked.

Nice try, though.

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Re: Groovy Game Gear discussion
« Reply #40 on: February 18, 2016, 12:09:34 pm »
I never know what you're talking about these days...

Sigh, it was another one of those damned threads where people were directing praise to Ultimarc rather than DHL International shipping.  A rather benign, "shh, don't interrupt the circle jerk" post got nuked.

Nice try, though.
As I've said before, I give Andy credit because he gets the stuff to DHL in an extremely fast time. Yes, he doesn't personally fly the package from London to Phoenix, but I also know that I don't have to wait a week for my items as they're preparing to ship.

I don't know why you having issues with people saying that.
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Re: Groovy Game Gear discussion
« Reply #41 on: February 18, 2016, 12:13:57 pm »
No issue at all. 

Nice try, though.

:cheers:


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Re: Groovy Game Gear discussion
« Reply #42 on: February 18, 2016, 12:18:52 pm »
I never know what you're talking about these days...

Sigh, it was another one of those damned threads where people were directing praise to Ultimarc rather than DHL International shipping.  A rather benign, "shh, don't interrupt the circle jerk" post got nuked.

Nice try, though.

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Re: Groovy Game Gear discussion
« Reply #43 on: February 18, 2016, 12:21:22 pm »
*ahem, ahem*

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Re: Groovy Game Gear discussion
« Reply #44 on: February 18, 2016, 12:22:51 pm »
*ahem, ahem*

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Re: Groovy Game Gear discussion
« Reply #45 on: February 18, 2016, 12:27:57 pm »
Jim don't treat Saint like an Amazon employee...

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Re: Groovy Game Gear discussion
« Reply #46 on: February 18, 2016, 12:30:02 pm »
No issue at all. 

Nice try, though.

:cheers:
Sure you do. You make a point to make a post calling it a circle jerk. That's an issue. You could just shut up like most of us do when the circle jerks occur in other threads (because they do). But no, praise/defend a vendor, and Jim comes a - runnin'.
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Re: Groovy Game Gear discussion
« Reply #47 on: February 18, 2016, 12:54:10 pm »
Just to clarify for anyone confused - PBJ's making the point that though I claim not to censor, I did in fact censor *him*. He's correct, I did censor the one post of his in that vendor thread, because I thought it was obnoxious and didn't contribute anything to the thread. I did not censor anything of substance that I'm aware of though, and left that thread and this thread intact. The vendors don't need me to block discussion about their services, nor would I if they did.

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Re: Groovy Game Gear discussion
« Reply #48 on: February 18, 2016, 01:08:05 pm »
He's correct, I did censor the one post of his in that vendor thread, because I thought it was obnoxious and didn't contribute anything to the thread.
Can we get that done with the rest of his ---smurfette--- ass whining?   :cheers:
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Re: Groovy Game Gear discussion
« Reply #49 on: February 18, 2016, 01:12:10 pm »
Nah, PBJ is a good Joe... usually :)
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Re: Groovy Game Gear discussion
« Reply #50 on: February 18, 2016, 01:42:26 pm »
The vendors don't need me to block discussion about their services, nor would I if they did.

My understanding is that a zero post member CAN'T pm.  If that's true than the statements made by the OP are confirmed lies. I'm not a lawyer, but I don't think it's even legal to lie about people and service in this manor.  At the very least, it's not censorship to remove a statement, that you can technologically prove with 100% accuracy, isn't true.

I don't know what pbj said to get kicked out of the shipping thread, but the points about dhl's role and the high price of the awesome shipping times are still there.  As is the fact that Andy does his part quickly and everyone loves the overall result.  It's the only thread with a full picture of the situation that I am aware of.  So somehow pbj was removed and it's still the best thread on the topic.

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Re: Groovy Game Gear discussion
« Reply #51 on: February 18, 2016, 01:56:37 pm »
Just to clarify for anyone confused - PBJ's making the point that though I claim not to censor, I did in fact censor *him*. He's correct, I did censor the one post of his in that vendor thread, because I thought it was obnoxious and didn't contribute anything to the thread. I did not censor anything of substance that I'm aware of though, and left that thread and this thread intact. The vendors don't need me to block discussion about their services, nor would I if they did.

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That's not censorship.  Its you enforcing rules 1, 4, most likely 7, definitely 10, and a hint of 12.
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Re: Groovy Game Gear discussion
« Reply #52 on: February 18, 2016, 02:44:00 pm »
Just to clarify for anyone confused - PBJ's making the point that though I claim not to censor, I did in fact censor *him*. He's correct, I did censor the one post of his in that vendor thread, because I thought it was obnoxious and didn't contribute anything to the thread. I did not censor anything of substance that I'm aware of though, and left that thread and this thread intact. The vendors don't need me to block discussion about their services, nor would I if they did.

Now I'm tired and need a cookie...

That's not censorship.  Its you enforcing rules 1, 4, most likely 7, definitely 10, and a hint of 12.

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Re: Groovy Game Gear discussion
« Reply #53 on: February 18, 2016, 02:44:46 pm »
Just to clarify for anyone confused - PBJ's making the point that though I claim not to censor, I did in fact censor *him*. He's correct, I did censor the one post of his in that vendor thread, because I thought it was obnoxious and didn't contribute anything to the thread. I did not censor anything of substance that I'm aware of though, and left that thread and this thread intact. The vendors don't need me to block discussion about their services, nor would I if they did.

Now I'm tired and need a cookie...

That's not censorship.  Its you enforcing rules 1, 4, most likely 7, definitely 10, and a hint of 12.

You. I like you.

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Re: Groovy Game Gear discussion
« Reply #54 on: February 18, 2016, 03:38:48 pm »
Conspiracy theory of the day...
Randy creates an account named djmandragora, posts an insult about himself, sits back and watches the adulations pour in. The man is a marketing genius.

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Re: Groovy Game Gear discussion
« Reply #55 on: February 18, 2016, 03:44:56 pm »
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Re: Groovy Game Gear discussion
« Reply #56 on: February 18, 2016, 03:55:10 pm »
You're right, that's crazy, he obviously had an accomplice posting from the grassy knoll.

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Re: Groovy Game Gear discussion
« Reply #57 on: February 18, 2016, 05:52:53 pm »
My understanding is that a zero post member CAN'T pm.  If that's true than the statements made by the OP are confirmed lies.
PMs enable when a member is upgraded from "Newbie" to "Jr. Member".

That happens automatically when one of the mods or Saint approves their first post -- an anti-spam measure that is working perfectly.
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Re: Groovy Game Gear discussion
« Reply #58 on: February 18, 2016, 06:02:38 pm »
My understanding is that a zero post member CAN'T pm.  If that's true than the statements made by the OP are confirmed lies.
PMs enable when a member is upgraded from "Newbie" to "Jr. Member".

That happens automatically when one of the mods or Saint approves their first post -- an anti-spam measure that is working perfectly.
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So which one of you geniuses approved that guy's first post? :cheers:
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Re: Groovy Game Gear discussion
« Reply #59 on: February 18, 2016, 06:27:36 pm »
So which one of you geniuses approved that guy's first post? :cheers:
I did.

I knew that OP's accusations didn't hold water but figured that it would play out in one of two ways.

  1. He would get the reply that he claimed to want and would calm down.

  2. He would continue the baseless attacks and utterly destroy his credibility.

As a wise man once observed, "The antidote to bad speech is better speech."


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Re: Groovy Game Gear discussion
« Reply #60 on: February 18, 2016, 08:41:29 pm »
Add me to the list of happy GGG customers.  Ordered a few times from them, always received what I order and never had an issue.

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Re: Groovy Game Gear discussion
« Reply #61 on: February 19, 2016, 09:36:43 am »
PMs enable when a member is upgraded from "Newbie" to "Jr. Member".

Still, there aren't any from this individual.  Not that I blame him.  Not much point in reaching out at a personal level when the first post is purely designed to inflict damage.  :-\

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Re: Groovy Game Gear discussion
« Reply #62 on: February 19, 2016, 04:35:19 pm »
Look like more sad pukes,  _  :censored: _ing for free 'cade swagger, else they would buy and move on. Reminds me of buggers who say, fabk friends ARE real friends. Where's my boots?
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Re: Groovy Game Gear discussion
« Reply #63 on: February 19, 2016, 04:57:51 pm »
Anyone else get that "Brazilian Kid that Doesn't Have Any Money" vibe? 

Cause I sure did.




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Re: Groovy Game Gear discussion
« Reply #64 on: February 19, 2016, 05:00:58 pm »
Anyone else get that "Brazilian Kid that Doesn't Have Any Money" vibe? 

Cause I sure did.


The way he wrote Facebook and Google seemed kind of sketchy. That and his use of foreign characters. I got the feeling he was a Euro, though.
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Re: Groovy Game Gear discussion
« Reply #65 on: March 01, 2016, 06:15:05 pm »
I just came here for the circle jerk..... Is this not happening?????
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Re: Groovy Game Gear discussion
« Reply #66 on: March 01, 2016, 06:19:02 pm »
Nothing gay,  bro. ... just JO.
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Re: Groovy Game Gear discussion
« Reply #67 on: March 01, 2016, 06:27:27 pm »
Nothing gay,  bro. ... jusOt J.

Missed it! ah well... ;)


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Re: Groovy Game Gear discussion
« Reply #68 on: March 09, 2016, 09:13:55 pm »
GGG/RandyT is great people(s).

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Re: Groovy Game Gear discussion
« Reply #69 on: October 29, 2016, 04:03:17 am »
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I'm glad this thread exists and that everyone says RandyT is good people.  Here' why:

I am a noob here.  This is my first post on here I think.  I just bought a recroommasters cocktail table and I'm in need of controls and interface cards.  For someone just jumping in and doing all the research.. there's a lot of information to absorb.  I'm heavily modifying my table.  I'm converting my woodend control panels to metal so I can surface mount trackballs, etc.  And I'm starting to gravitate towards RandyT's products over Ultimarc's.  I want real gold leaf buttons.  I like the joystick options better.  And I think his optical interface sounds better because I'm doing both trackballs and spinners.. And I want them to use 3 axis and not share 2 axis, so that if you bump one while using the other it won't mess up the game.

However, it is a little scary to place a $500+ order to a site when there's no contact information at all.  There is a web form to send a email - and I did that a week ago with no reply.  And I did/do have a coupel of questions.  My table is ready for me to add controls.  So I'm anxious to get started.  But I can be somwhat paitent to get the right gear.

I don't want to be like the OP and be rude.  That's not a way to get in good favors with the guy who I want to buy gear from.  My goal is posting this is to ask...

RandyT, if you're around here these days, did you get my message?  I'm ready to order some stuff but I would like to make sure I get all the right stuff ordered at once so I can save on shipping.

RandyT or anyone who can answer - What is ggg turn around time like these days?  If I place an order this weekend when could it be shipped out?  Has anyone ordered anything recently?

Thanks!

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« Reply #70 on: October 29, 2016, 12:53:01 pm »
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I'm glad this thread exists and that everyone says RandyT is good people.  Here' why:

I am a noob here.  This is my first post on here I think.  I just bought a recroommasters cocktail table and I'm in need of controls and interface cards.  For someone just jumping in and doing all the research.. there's a lot of information to absorb.  I'm heavily modifying my table.  I'm converting my woodend control panels to metal so I can surface mount trackballs, etc.  And I'm starting to gravitate towards RandyT's products over Ultimarc's.  I want real gold leaf buttons.  I like the joystick options better.  And I think his optical interface sounds better because I'm doing both trackballs and spinners.. And I want them to use 3 axis and not share 2 axis, so that if you bump one while using the other it won't mess up the game.

However, it is a little scary to place a $500+ order to a site when there's no contact information at all.  There is a web form to send a email - and I did that a week ago with no reply.  And I did/do have a coupel of questions.  My table is ready for me to add controls.  So I'm anxious to get started.  But I can be somwhat paitent to get the right gear.

I don't want to be like the OP and be rude.  That's not a way to get in good favors with the guy who I want to buy gear from.  My goal is posting this is to ask...

RandyT, if you're around here these days, did you get my message?  I'm ready to order some stuff but I would like to make sure I get all the right stuff ordered at once so I can save on shipping.

RandyT or anyone who can answer - What is ggg turn around time like these days?  If I place an order this weekend when could it be shipped out?  Has anyone ordered anything recently?

Thanks!
Why don't you try directly PMing him?
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Re: Groovy Game Gear discussion
« Reply #71 on: October 29, 2016, 03:12:03 pm »
I actually did try when I first signed on to this forum and it didn't let me.  I don't think I had enough permissions yet to PM.  I could be wrong but it seems that now that an admin has approved two of my posts I have more permissions.  For example this post won't have to be approved before posting where both of my posts last night did.

I just tried PMing him it did let me.

Still, I stand by my statement that I'm glad this thread exists.  As a new user coming to his site I wasn't worried about ordering there.  I usually just trust amex or paypal to refund me if someone online scams me.  But then I had a product question, found there was no contact phone or email address, and then used the web form to message them and never heard back.  Thats when I started googling to see if their contact info was anywhere else.  And that's when I stumbled on this thread and joined this forum because of it.

So it was never because of thinking it was a scam or anything bad about him, but because sometimes things change and sites do get abandoned. And this thread cleared up any worry I had, even without hearing back from him.  But I did (do) still have those product questions.  Even if he doesn't respond to this I will place an order this weekend.  But ideally I would first get some pre-order help on which interface cards to order - which is the question I have at the moment.

I guess I could post that question here somwhere also.

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Re: Groovy Game Gear discussion
« Reply #72 on: October 29, 2016, 03:41:08 pm »
I actually did try when I first signed on to this forum and it didn't let me.  I don't think I had enough permissions yet to PM.  I could be wrong but it seems that now that an admin has approved two of my posts I have more permissions.  For example this post won't have to be approved before posting where both of my posts last night did.

I just tried PMing him it did let me.

Still, I stand by my statement that I'm glad this thread exists.  As a new user coming to his site I wasn't worried about ordering there.  I usually just trust amex or paypal to refund me if someone online scams me.  But then I had a product question, found there was no contact phone or email address, and then used the web form to message them and never heard back.  Thats when I started googling to see if their contact info was anywhere else.  And that's when I stumbled on this thread and joined this forum because of it.

So it was never because of thinking it was a scam or anything bad about him, but because sometimes things change and sites do get abandoned. And this thread cleared up any worry I had, even without hearing back from him.  But I did (do) still have those product questions.  Even if he doesn't respond to this I will place an order this weekend.  But ideally I would first get some pre-order help on which interface cards to order - which is the question I have at the moment.

I guess I could post that question here somwhere also.
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Re: Groovy Game Gear discussion
« Reply #73 on: October 29, 2016, 10:54:44 pm »
Not sure on that email form on his site. I tried it myself a while back and never received a response. I will say though that I have ordered from his site a couple of times and things have been great. No delays, everything accounted for, High quality.

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Re: Groovy Game Gear discussion
« Reply #74 on: November 02, 2016, 03:11:11 am »
I thought I should update my status on this and say that RandyT did email me back (couple days ago now) and also respond to my PM here.  It might have helped that I PM'd him here.  But I am gathing my order together and will place it shortly.  Still deciding on button colors.

Also having just registered on his site I realized that I should have done that earlier.  Once I did that I got a welcome email that includes a real email address (as opposed to having to use the web form).  For all I know it goes to the same mailbox but still.

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Re: Groovy Game Gear discussion
« Reply #75 on: December 06, 2016, 08:20:35 pm »
I have been having problems getting a response from Groovy Game Gear. I placed an order back on 10/16/2016 for $237, and it has been in a processing state ever since. Every few weeks I've filled out the contact us form on the website to try and find out any updates on when my order may be filled, but have not received any responses. It is for pushbuttons and this is the last things I need to build my arcade. I guess I'm hoping to get a response here. Order number 28227. Thanks.

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Re: Groovy Game Gear discussion
« Reply #76 on: December 06, 2016, 11:18:16 pm »
I bet a chargeback would get his attention.


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Re: Groovy Game Gear discussion
« Reply #77 on: December 07, 2016, 09:57:45 am »
I have been having problems getting a response from Groovy Game Gear. I placed an order back on 10/16/2016 for $237, and it has been in a processing state ever since. Every few weeks I've filled out the contact us form on the website to try and find out any updates on when my order may be filled, but have not received any responses. It is for pushbuttons and this is the last things I need to build my arcade. I guess I'm hoping to get a response here. Order number 28227. Thanks.

The pushbuttons ordered were, when the order was placed, and still are, out of stock.

I have emailed, several times, in response to your inquiries, and offered alternatives.  I suggest looking into a different email provider.  Hotmail is the worst. We have never sent SPAM to anyone, yet Hotmail flags our emails, and as far as I can tell, they don't even get dumped into a SPAM folder.  They just never make it to the recipient.  Email me with a different return address, and I will be able to communicate with you about this.

I bet a chargeback would get his attention.

Can't chargeback something which was never charged, Jimmy.

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Re: Groovy Game Gear discussion
« Reply #78 on: December 07, 2016, 10:14:55 am »
I bet a chargeback would get his attention.

Can't chargeback something which was never charged, Jimmy.

And yet your attention was gotten anyway.  ;)


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Re: Groovy Game Gear discussion
« Reply #79 on: December 07, 2016, 11:06:14 am »
And yet your attention was gotten anyway.  ;)

kngoswg has had my attention from day one.

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Re: Groovy Game Gear discussion
« Reply #80 on: December 07, 2016, 08:59:55 pm »
RandyT thanks for the quick response. I didn't see anything in my inbox or junk folder, so hotmail must be blocking. I'll submit a new message with a different email address. Hopefully a gmail account works better.

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Re: Groovy Game Gear discussion
« Reply #81 on: December 16, 2016, 10:49:38 pm »
Hey Randy,

Why have you forsaken me.  ;)  I sent a GGG a message a few days back with a few questions. This was sent with My old byoac tag (+_+). Perhaps it was flagged as spam. Please let me know, otherwise I may have to rewrite my long winded message.

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Re: Groovy Game Gear discussion
« Reply #82 on: February 12, 2017, 12:46:18 pm »
RandyT, I have problems with loggin into your shop. Every time I tried to log my ESET NOD32 antivirus blocks groovygamegear.c12.ixsecure.com IP 50.6.52.31. Are there any problems with site ?

ESET information - site is blocked due phishing.
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Re: Groovy Game Gear discussion
« Reply #83 on: February 13, 2017, 12:34:37 pm »
RandyT, I have problems with loggin into your shop. Every time I tried to log my ESET NOD32 antivirus blocks groovygamegear.c12.ixsecure.com IP 50.6.52.31. Are there any problems with site ?

ESET information - site is blocked due phishing.


Sounds like a false positive from your AV software.  Norton Safe Web shows it's clean, as does Avast!, and I've had no other individuals report anything like this.

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Re: Groovy Game Gear discussion
« Reply #84 on: February 13, 2017, 01:03:35 pm »
Ok, I've made report for ESET with information that is safe and other antiviruses does not report this site.

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Re: Groovy Game Gear discussion
« Reply #85 on: March 08, 2017, 06:04:45 pm »
This thread should be deleted.  Obviously the original troll had no substance and randy proved his honour..now he has the hassle of watching this thread while every body posts issues mostly due to there own emails problems...

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Re: Groovy Game Gear discussion
« Reply #86 on: March 08, 2017, 08:16:45 pm »
This thread should be deleted.  Obviously the original troll had no substance and randy proved his honour..now he has the hassle of watching this thread while every body posts issues mostly due to there own emails problems...

Awful nice of you to bump it!

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Re: Groovy Game Gear discussion
« Reply #87 on: March 09, 2017, 02:52:03 am »
This thread should be deleted.  Obviously the original troll had no substance and randy proved his honour..now he has the hassle of watching this thread while every body posts issues mostly due to there own emails problems...

Awful nice of you to bump it!

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