04.19.07

More lies from fastmemoryman?

Posted in fastmemorymanscam at 4:47 pm by blog

As you can no doubt see, it is possible to post comments against my posts to this blog. These comments then come to me for moderation, mainly to prevent spam, and the great majority of comments received have been supportive and from people similarly screwed over by fastmemoryman.

Well, now i got a post from someone called “Jack”. Now jack posted using the email address “jack@tiscali.co.uk”, which is not a valid email address. He also posted from the IP address 69.210.209.137 which resolves to dsl-69-210-209-137.dsl.wotnoh.ameritech.net, that is: an american ADSL line.

Now i thought it rather fishy that someone from an american IP would be posting claiming to be from a UK email address, so i checked the mail headers in some of my correspondence from fastmemoryman:

Received: from unknown (HELO elmobile5) (fastmemoryman@sbcglobal.net@69.210.209.137 with login)
by smtp108.sbc.mail.mud.yahoo.com with SMTP; 16 Apr 2007 14:17:17 -0000

As you can see, the IP address is the same, so fastmemoryman is trying to post lies to my blog supporting his fraud. So here is what he posted:

The seller has about 98 feedback and sells memory cheaper than anyone
else. Try talking to the customers service instead of emails and you’ll
get the best explaination to your problems. These high density modules
that you’re talking about seem to have better performance than Branded
Kingston as we use them in our systems. Yes – they have limitations –
but so do Kingston memory. Would you blame Kingston if your computers
did not work with their memory against working with FastMM’s stuff? Get
your facts straight!

And here is the reply which i tried to send to his email address, which bounced:

Your submission contained a UK email address, but came from an american IP
address which looks very suspicious to me.

He has this level of feedback because most people are technically
illiterate and are easily fooled. For instance, he tried to claim that my
K8T Neo-FSR motherboard contains a via 8237 chipset, when infact it
contains a K8T800. He clearly lists the K8T800 as being compatible, so he
was trying to con me into thinking i was using a motherboard he hadnt
claimed was compatible (and thus the incompatibility was my own fault).
Many people would have been taken in by this, and assumed themselves to be
in the wrong.

You mention Kingston memory, if you buy a module from Kingston, then it
will be a branded Kingston module, and it will also be compatible with all
the machines Kingston claims it to be compatible with. Contrast this to
fastmemoryman’s memory which:

  • Is NOT compatible with my K8T800 board, despite his claims
  • Is NOT branded Micron memory (micron do not make high density memory), it
    is instead an unbranded module built using some Micron components.
  • As for performance, when you are comparing like for like (same clockrate,
    same timings) high density memory will always be slower due to it’s basic
    design. If your branded Kingston memory is slower, then it’s almost
    certainly running at a lower rate, or with more lax latency settings.

    And you mention speaking to customer service. I have done this, they have
    repeatedly lied and tried to con me:

  • They initially claimed my K8T800 based motherboard *WAS* compatible.
  • They later claimed my motherboard (an MSI K8T Neo-FSR) uses an incompatible
    chipset, when infact it uses the VIA K8T800 listed on their original
    listing.
  • They claimed i could not send the item to the UK address, and yet when i
    called up the UK company they were happy to accept it. This was clearly
    designed to discourage me from sending it back, by artificially inflating
    costs.
  • They claimed the item was not defective, but refused to disclose the
    procedure they used to determine this.
  • 1 Comment »

    1. Antonio said,

      May 4, 2007 at 3:36 pm

      YES, I TOTALLY SYMPATHIZE WITH YOUR PLIGHT. I TOO WAS GIVEN A RUN-AROUND BY THIS FRAUDULENT E-BAY SELLER. HE GIVES ME A NEGATIVB FEEDBACK AND TELLS ME THAT HE SENT ME THE ITEM AS DESCRIBED ON HIS POSTING. THE NERVE OF THIS PERSON!!! HE SENT ME A CHEAPER VERSION ie. sandisk ultra II without the usb connector instead of ULTRA II PLUS AND ONE ENTIRELY NOT AS HE DESCRIBED AND PICTURED ON HIS POSTING. DON’T GET FOOLED, YOU WILL LOSE YOUR MONEY AND GET JUNK INSTEAD!!!

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