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Mar 04, 2011, 02:47 AM
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Bought some Bad Batteries off a guy at RC Groups

The guy has stepped up and did the right thing. He has refunded 100% in full.

Thanks for all your input guys.

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Last edited by DaveBC; Mar 09, 2011 at 06:32 PM.
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Mar 04, 2011, 10:44 AM
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Thanks for the info - another one on the "list"...
Mar 04, 2011, 12:34 PM
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I know its only a few bucks and some of my time.... Are no other opinions? Then I must be over reacting. Guess I will go take a stress pill and chill....
Mar 04, 2011, 12:39 PM
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I'd send em back and eat the fees and shipping just to lessen the bleeding....and do what you've done(warn others of his tactics etc) . Ther's no real way to deal with it when dealing with someone who isn't prepared to do the right thing. It's his reputation taking the pounding over a few dollars....find some comfort in that.
Mar 04, 2011, 12:46 PM
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From his original f/s thread...

"like new, I only used them for set up, but they were on a trex 500 for only a few weeks, perfect condition."

My question is, did he use them for set up or for flying?He could have beat the hell outta those packs for a few weeks.

Caveat emptor!
Mar 04, 2011, 12:56 PM
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why someone would let their reputation take a hammering for some dollars is beyond me.
Have you left him feedback? good or bad?
I like the way he brung a 3rd party into it to decide the fate of your dollars.....gonna have his friend check em out....why not yours?
Mar 04, 2011, 01:09 PM
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FWIW, I always shy away from batteries that were used in a heli. Have you ever seen a volts/amps graph of a typical 3D heli flight?
Mar 04, 2011, 01:55 PM
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I shy away from used batts period.
Mar 04, 2011, 06:29 PM
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Thanks for the input guys. I have already left him a positive feedback. They were well packed and shipped promptly. But weather was bad here. So It was a week before I got to try em out. The guy communicates promptly but refuses to see I'm the loser here.

I have nothing but good experiences with RC Groups members and the items I purchased. So, I'll chalk this up to experience. And thanks for the tip on heli used batteries. I'll avoid them in the future.
Mar 04, 2011, 06:38 PM
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Dave , you can always edit the feedback... at least bump him down to a neutral if you don't feel that a full on negative is due.
Mar 04, 2011, 08:03 PM
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Welcome to TBBBC (the bad battery buyers cub) mine were " one only has 3 flights on it , the other never even have a connector on it " , come to find out the batts were over 3 yrs old , to me , your lucky the guy is doing anything .
My dbs , gave me a positive then 2 - 3 weeks later gave me a neg rateing for the one deal , to top it off, modds took his neg that i gave him away in order to take the second feedback (neg) he left me , good luck !
Mar 04, 2011, 08:28 PM
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Sorry you're having a problem. This is exactly why I don't buy used batteries, and I don't buy used cars. You don't know how the previous owner treated them. Hope he makes it right by you.
Mar 04, 2011, 09:12 PM
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He'll make it right, He's not a crook. I don't want to give that impression. He feels that even tho his discription was not correct. He should have a right to recover his costs... I can't see that but I suppose It takes all kinds. He'll take the shipping off his refund price and I'll be out the batteries and about 20 bucks for two shippings and paypal fees. And I'll have nothing to show for my 20 bucks but a bad taste in my mouth....
Mar 04, 2011, 10:17 PM
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Bad batts

Spitt then go brush at least twice. Thats what im doin
Mar 05, 2011, 09:29 AM
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Thats a Bummer Dave BC..I stopped buyin used Batteries also....its not worth the Trouble...I've got burn't 3 times and its just not worth the hassle...One fellow was a very active person here...i just didn't want to git myself in a Hornets just bit my tongue.....I kinda feel some that sell batteries just don't know what REAL shape their Power Packs are really in...I've been very Pleased with HobbyPartz...Those Blue and i also like the Gens Ace ones....and i for one feel you should not pay for shipping either....the add was Not described correctly...Period....Billy

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