04.21.07

Fastmemoryman also sells overclocked processors

Posted in fastmemorymanscam at 8:02 pm by blog

Reading through:
http://66.102.9.104/search?q=cache:y7SFs1uPM3IJ:forums.amd.com/lofiversion/index.php/t48618.html+fastmemoryman&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=61&client=safari
It seems that fastmemoryman has also been taking lower clock rate AMD processors, and then overclocking them and trying to pass them off as faster (and therefore more expensive) chips.

43 Comments »

  1. Alastair Gregg said,

    April 30, 2007 at 2:57 pm

    I’d like to thank you for writing about this bad seller. I nearly bought from him today. However i noticed his feedback was low (in my opinion 98% is appauling, considering how much stuff he sells)

    (he currently around has 180 bad comments in the last month and 140 neutral)

    anyway i googled his seller name and found your site; which helped me make my mind up. I have now ordered memory from elsewhere.

    Thankyou

  2. John Young said,

    May 4, 2007 at 2:10 pm

    He also sells “Micron” DIMMS, which have no Micron sticker on them when they arrive. The price is cheap, which it should be for generic RAM, but I wish he hadn’t lied in his ebaY ad. I have perfect feedback, and he has more negatives in 3 months than I have total auctions. So I KNOW if I give him a negative, he will retaliate and ruin my perfect rating, even though he knows he’s wrong. We had a brief email exchange, then he blamed it on his “Tech Support” department and stopped responding. This RAM was for a customer: It works fine, but I couldn’t wait for a resolution, so I had to install it and return the customer’s desktop. Incidentally, the RAM he sold me did not fit well at first in an ASUS DIMM slot.

  3. Antonio said,

    May 4, 2007 at 3:27 pm

    WARNING!!! DON’T BUY THE ADVERTISED SANDISK ULTRA II PLUS AS THE SELLER WILL SEND YOU THE CHEAPER ULTRA II WHICH DOES NOT COME WITH USB CONNECTOR. THE POSTING IS A BIG LIE!!!! THEY WILL SIMPLY ASK YOU TO RETURN IT TO THEM AT YOUR OWN EXPENSE AND YOU WILL NOT RECOVER YOUR MONEY EVEN IF YOU GO THROUGH PAYPAL. EMARTBUY AND PAYPAL WORK TOGETHER TO DUPE CUSTOMERS. BE WARNED AND DON’T LET ALL THE POSITIVE FEEDBACK THAT YOU READ ON FASTMEMORYMAN SITE FOOL YOU. THOSE PEOPLE WHO LEFT THE POSITIVE FEEDBACK DON’T REALIZE YET WHAT THEY RECEIVED FROM THIS DISHONEST SELLER. GIVE THEM TIME BUT IT WILL BE TOO LATE BY THEN THEY HAVE ALREADY SPENT THEIR MONEY ON JUNK!!!

  4. Darren said,

    July 6, 2007 at 4:38 pm

    Thanks for the heads-up on this fastmemoryman. I was teased by two of his products. The AMD ATHLON 64 X2 6000+ 6.0 Ghz 2MB CACHE AM2 DUAL CORE processor and 280X 8GB OEM SAMSUNG COMPACT FLASH CARD.

    I thought that the processor was too good a price to be true, so looked into it more. Another processor is being resold on Ebay by someone who bought his from fastmemoryman.

    As for the CF card, you won’t find any information on this card anywhere except Ebay. For a 280x card from Samsung you’d expect some technical specs somewhere.

    Thanks for this site once again 🙂

  5. Andy said,

    August 8, 2007 at 10:12 pm

    Yes, he seems to play the “numbers game” – he deliberately mis-describes products, their performance or their location on the basis that only a small minority of buyers will notice and bother with the complaints process. At the moment he is on 98.3% feedback, which is really poor (~2% dissatisfaction), and quite a few of his positive feedbacks have adverse comments about quality, service and delivery.

    Any negative feedback for him seems to receive a canned response with no reference to the specific complaint. This is a good indicator of the “don’t care” attitude of the seller.

    It is important for all e-Bayers to leave honest feedback – if the product or service isn’t exactly as described then positive feedback isn’t deserved and only distorts the seller’s rating. Neutral or negative feedback should be left depending upon the level of dissatisfaction.

    Caveat emptor.

  6. Oliver said,

    August 10, 2007 at 12:15 pm

    I have a 4.4ghz Dual Core Athalon 64 still on its tour through the post. This was bought from Fastmemoryman[emart.com] on 27th of July. As I live in the UK its 15 days for delivery so im still waiting. Ill update you on the state of this processor if its genuine, if its OC’d or if it just plain went missing. Fastmemoryman has quite a racket going seeing as he isnt shipping anything to the UK with tracking numbers. Aparently I have a payment bond with him also from a group called Buysafe, I dont know if this will affect my claim through Pay pal if anything goes sour but its just another added suprise that wasnt agreed upon. Take care John and thanks for watchdogging that piece of ****

  7. Clemens Rene said,

    August 11, 2007 at 5:50 pm

    year lets fight this bastard! lets see i can warn maximum 5 people on ebay using the messagesystem with a 2. account allredy 10 so if we find together 100 ebay-user witch have been ripped off by memorialman and they all do the same finding other users befor they have paid sending them a message with the folloing txt some like hello i got ripped off by fastmemoryman giving this link here
    http://www.google.de/search?hl=fr&q=fastmemoryman+scam&btnG=Recherche+Google&meta= we can stopp people from paying and sooner or later fastmemoryman will be a memorialman
    mfg von_prima

  8. Pia said,

    August 29, 2007 at 7:32 am

    I also have bad experience with this guy. I bought laptop memory which was advertised on Amazon as of a certain brand and type that I knew would fit my computer. What I got was some random generic thing that, of course, wasn’t even recognised by the computer. I sent it back, and the guy blamed me for not knowing what I had ordered and then kept a huge restocking fee. I only got my money back thanks to Amazon’s guarantee.

    In fact I think this may be his business idea — send the customer a random non-functional object from the trash pile, then hit them with a restocking fee if they are as bold as to send it back even after you’ve rudely told them that it’s their own fault. Nice guy, this.

    /Pia

  9. Jonthan said,

    August 30, 2007 at 12:10 pm

    I received my 2 1gb ram today only to find that they are actually 2 512mb ram. This seller is a disgrace and ebay seems not to care about buyers being ripped off and never discipline bad sellers.

  10. Juan M said,

    August 31, 2007 at 12:30 am

    I am in the middle of a bad transaction. I received RAM for my laptop that was not compatible. So I have contacted them VIA email and explained to them about the RAM that was sent was not compatible. In a email from them it was said to mail/ship it back.

    The email was more like a FORM email… meaning like they just copied and pasted a standard email reguarding where they sent you. T3 in the email heading goes to the Tech Support… RMA D4 would go to the Returns Dept.

    They claim that it takes 24-48 hours after they receive the item back to get a response. They received the package VIA UPS to there is no way they can say they didn’t get it… I have a tracking report stating that it was received on Monday… it is now Thursday more than 48 hours after I returned the item. I still have not heard from them.

    It is a Holiday this coming Monday (Labor Day) and I am sure they will not be around to resolved this issue. So by Tuesday if I don’t recieve anything I will be reporting them to the Ohio Better Business Bureau and I ask everyone that may have had a simular experience with them to do so. Here is the link to their direct info according to the Ohio BBB.

    http://www.columbus-ohbbb.org/commonreport.html?bid=70004625

  11. Mujja said,

    September 1, 2007 at 5:14 pm

    I bought a 4GB SD and 4GB CF memory card from fastmemoryman back in March. Both items took nearly 2 weeks to arrive, the adverts say items posted same day. Some of his items are based/posted from inside the UK. I specifically chose these Buy-It-Now auctions, which cost a bit more, because I wanted the items quick. After several emails I finally received both items with the postmarks from the day before. Even then fastmemoryman claimed they had both been posted the same day as the sale !!!

    Both SD and CF cards were advertised as Samsung but came with labels which looked like he had stuck on himself. Both were said to be 150x (22.5 MB/s) speed cards. The highest read speed I was able to get from the SD card was 9.4 MB/s and the CF 2.3 MB/s !!!.

    I could live with the SD, but only 10% of the claimed speed for the CF. I tested using HDtach, various card readers and 2 laptops and a PC. The card was formatted at FAT32 and 16 and each tested with cluster sizes ranging from 32 to 0.5. Just to make sure I wasn’t doing anything wrong.

    Luckily I bought both cards to use in an Ipaq HX4700 PDA, for which even 2.3MB/s is quick enough, and not a powerful digital SLR which would have struggled with the slow read/writes.

    It was at this point I realised I had been conned and Google led me here a few months back.

    But now the SD card has completely died. I have emailed fastmemoryman as his listings say these cards have lifetime manufacturer warranty, but I don’t have much hope of a reply.

  12. Jonthan said,

    September 2, 2007 at 1:56 pm

    Just updating,
    I have made a claim with paypal to get my money back but since I don’t use ebay that much once to twice a year I forgot that I had 2 tranactions with this seller before.
    1 I bought memory that worked and it was a good transaction apart from slow delivery
    2 I had bought a 200gb hdd that just failed over and over again
    but when I returned the hdd after much debate and emails I made a claim to get my money back which I did and left bad feedback to which of course fastmemoryman did as well.
    Now heres the thing… they contacted me and offered me $10 for feedback removal, I sadi no and I was outraged that they thought that they could buy
    my opinion on a them as a bad seller.
    Now I had replied in an email that I would not but they went ahead and placed the bribe in my account so I still did not remove the feedback and emailed them a thank you for submitting the return postage fund …well thats how I saw it.
    He was not impressed and made a claim with paypal for the return of the bribery money,I replied to paypal that they could return the money from my account BUT must address the issue of a seller bribing customers for removal of bad feedback(I cannot be the only 1) and that I would not return the money myself as I had not accepted it and it was placed in my account
    when I had already expressed to the seller that I would not comply with his dishonest dealings.
    So I waited for the outcome of the case and had practically forgot about it untill I received the judgement of paypal nearly a month later.
    They said that since the payment was not of contractual nature and nor was it a physical or electronic shipment they had no ruling or premise to apply a
    judgement on the claim and urged both parties to come to a agreement between themselves.LOL
    Fair to say I never returned the bribe and I’m sure FMM wasn’t too pleased
    with the outcome.
    I’ve only myself to blame when I bought the memory from him again as I had never thought of the hdd again and have now flagged him as a bad seller in my account.
    From here and other sites the I google’d it amazes me that ebay and paypal have taken no action against him and let bad sellers continue at will.
    Surely there should be a percentage per month or per quarter of bad/neutral feedback where the seller would be flagged and the complaints investigated.
    This is our money and ebay and paypal take a hefty slice for all transactions
    and need to address the seriously high amount of bad apples who behave and trade dishonestly.

  13. Junie De Pano said,

    September 4, 2007 at 5:42 am

    Oh no! I just ordered an Athlon X2 4200+ 939 Processor from this person! It’s only been a few days since the transaction but after reading all of your feedback, i feel like i’ve been fooled into ordering!

    My Gosh, the guy can buy a USD55,000.00 range rover HSE but he can’t refund errant purchases!

    Well, despite all the negatives, i’m still hoping the item gets through. Keeping my fingers crossed! 🙂

  14. Glenn said,

    September 11, 2007 at 10:34 pm

    Just got 2 crappy sticks of RAM from this arse…waiting to hear how I can return or refund, but based on what I’m reading the outlook isn’t good. STAY AWAY!

  15. Anthony said,

    September 13, 2007 at 8:39 pm

    Like most of you here I’ve bought something from FMM (Opteron 170 Skt 939) for a bargain of £67 inc delivery (€100). First one was damaged in shipment & I was informed of this 30 days after buying in in ebay.

    They offered a lower spec athlon as a straight swap or for me to pay an extra $15 for an opty 175 (probably an over clocked 160 looking at previous posts). I replied informing them that there offer was bellow my original spec & that the least they should do was give me a 175 in replacement as they said in the auction that it was in the UK not in US. I gave them a few nice little links showing them the differences in the processor spec & the original auction.

    Replay came back saying the only deal was the one offered by them, bit miffed I tried the Buy safe option & found it only to be valid in US not UK. But entered my info anyway. By some luck it worked & they got on to it & started to chase them, I also did them same with pay pal & got them to offer of original order to be sent again (I did let them know that there still selling them as in the UK & had plenty in stock).

    I was informed of it being sent from the US not UK & a 5 – 15 day wait. No courier or tracking number given despite asking. Deliver day is 21-09-07. Not holding my breath on it being delivered but you never know.

    I’ve also just left a response on the Buy safe communication page with FMM about having a replacement to the same or greater spec & not an over clocked version. But that’s the US people I’m chating to not The UK who seem to claim they’ve sent it :s

    The UK office for FMM is

    Komputer Solutions Limited
    210B The Big Peg
    120 Vyse Street
    Birmingham
    B18 6NF
    United Kingdom

    If it helps any one, sorry if i waffled a bit 🙂

  16. Anthony said,

    September 13, 2007 at 8:42 pm

    Just found this VERY shocking read

    http://www.infosede.com/fmm/fmmfeedback.htm

  17. Watch out! said,

    September 20, 2007 at 5:14 am

    This is a really helpfull blog! I found it with google nicely 🙂

    Thanks a lot guys for this info, i allmost bought from this fucking idiot. I have to look for another seller.

    keywords: fastmemoryman NEW AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ 939 TOLEDO Dual-Core CPU NEW

  18. Stephen said,

    September 21, 2007 at 5:18 pm

    SD cards bought from this git also seem to be duds- had an educated friend look at it and he believes the “branded” card is a very cheap asian copy.
    Charged for restocking etc., Sh*!te communications – ebay buyers-look elsewhere

  19. malcolm said,

    September 22, 2007 at 1:46 am

    Ive just found this blog and im really worried now cause i ordered 2 pentium d 3.2 processors from this guy and they were supposed to be coming from the uk its taken almost 3 weeks already what can i do about it have i lost my money, i wish id found all this out before but im too trusting i guess, is there anyway we can all report him to ebay surely they have to do something about him then, hell im pissed off,

  20. john said,

    September 26, 2007 at 6:42 pm

    well… i guess im another one!

    this guy wont even return my e-mails.. its only two weeks since i bought a processor (amd 3200 +) and i cant even track my package. i keep e-mailing this guy about all this info and he just sends a email with the original message about when he sent this stuff. with some digging on line i have found more info on this guy. man i hope this processor is,nt used in any way.
    ill inspect this item , if it ever gets here. if we keep writing about him on line
    slowly but surely some ppl will learn before its to late. its also sad to hear that ebay also id not helping. well i hope the Media will soon do a story on
    ebay and fmm and the truth will be told. everyone keep your heads up
    soon something will happen. pz

  21. Mockney said,

    September 27, 2007 at 3:10 pm

    I’m now in the middle of a Paypal dispute with this bastard. They sent me a 1gb RAM stick for my Apple Powerbook. The poor PB wouldn’t run for more than 5 minutes with it in before completely freezing. I tested it and it was fucked.

    Sent it back to the mofo to be told there was nothing wrong with it! Cheek!

    It seems they try to delay the Paypal dispute process by claiming the person responsible for dealing with your query is ill, or I need to speak to another department. I’ve already lost money sending it back to them, now I think I’ll have to get Paypal to adjudicate as I can’t see them conceding.

    I really want to leave Neg Feedback but I’m sure he’ll retaliate and wreck my 100% positive. Bollocks.

    Do not buy from this underhand, sneaky liar.

  22. Pete Broad said,

    September 27, 2007 at 9:05 pm

    Yeah, he sells many AMD 64 Engineering CPU’s and matches them to hacked Bios’s to get them to show at the right speed. Makes a lot of money for EBay/PayPal so there’s little chance that anything will be done. 1,000 negatives since August 1st, over 20 already today and 35 yesterday.

  23. Anthony said,

    September 30, 2007 at 8:21 pm

    Well no sigh of any processor 🙁

    But I got my money back 🙂 I was using both paypal dispute & buysafe to harass them in the states & UK, and luckily it seemed to work.

    So I know count my selves as one of the lucky ones. I have lost the option to leave feed back as it went over 90 days. I have been informed by a friend of mine that if you wait till a minute or 2 before the 90th day to leave feed back they will not get the option to respond & give you a negative feedback.

    I HAVE NOT tried this my self so don’t take it as gospel but it could be a small form of revenge. Or just link this site in as many forums as possibly to help stop others making the mistake we have.

  24. Snitsaros said,

    October 4, 2007 at 2:12 pm

    Had a nightmare wit this seller. Bought a CPU/motherboard bundle and was sent wrong CPU. Informed him and he said send the wrong one back and they’ll send me the correct one.

    Received nothing after 6-8 weeks so took it up with Paypal. Long story short i got totally screwed and was abot £100 out of pocket.

    He’s also given me my only negative feedback and kept asking for a mutual withdrawal which it seems he bullies/bribes alot of people with.

  25. Colin said,

    October 5, 2007 at 9:12 pm

    I, too, have not received my order from FastMemoryMan.

    He is “fast”, but not how you would expect. He is trying to stay a step ahead of people who are on to him. He recently changed his eBay name to EMARTBUY.

    Colin

  26. john said,

    October 8, 2007 at 11:33 pm

    well still waitin on that processor no luck. im starting to post some of these links on fourms so ppl will know about him and stay away. gaming, hardware etc… keep ya head up all!!!!

  27. john said,

    October 9, 2007 at 8:04 pm

    hey.. just wanted to gave ya an update. after sending them e-mails almost everyday, the last one i recive yesterday said “that they can not control the
    carrier service” so i went to paypal thru ebay and filled out a dispute form.
    well i just recived a e-mail from them stating that my item has been lost in the mail…… yea ! Right! so they asked Reship or Refund?
    Refund baby…now lets see how long this will take. thanks to all your help here ppl. thanks for all the infomatiion posted here , it helped out a lot.
    hope all those who have been Taken by this guy will resolve there issue soon pz all

  28. Mike said,

    November 12, 2007 at 6:46 pm

    Mockney said,

    September 27, 2007 at 3:10 pm

    I’m now in the middle of a Paypal dispute with this bastard. They sent me a 1gb RAM stick for my Apple Powerbook. The poor PB wouldn’t run for more than 5 minutes with it in before completely freezing. I tested it and it was fucked.

    Sent it back to the mofo to be told there was nothing wrong with it! Cheek!

    It seems they try to delay the Paypal dispute process by claiming the person responsible for dealing with your query is ill, or I need to speak to another department. I’ve already lost money sending it back to them, now I think I’ll have to get Paypal to adjudicate as I can’t see them conceding.

    I really want to leave Neg Feedback but I’m sure he’ll retaliate and wreck my 100% positive. Bollocks.

    Do not buy from this underhand, sneaky liar

    My god ive just have a 1gig of ram sent through the post from this seller and my laptop freezes with it……windows doesnt even boot up! so ive been getting some help with there Tech team. Well done all they said and am about to send the memory back because I think they sent me a faulty one. In their e-mail their trying to encourage me to send to the USA direct with a tracking number at my own cost and according to the ebay listing if they find nothing wrong with it they will send it back at my cost…..Fu*king joke to be honest! So I sent them a email saying I want to return it for a refund now because they are waisting my time. So im waiting for the reply on that….it goes to show the cheaper option isnt always the best.

    My advice to people are to go to local shops eg Pcworld or something….its less hassle and you get the product there and then…..

    Whats cost me £36 is about to cost more all for the saving of £20.

  29. robert said,

    November 23, 2007 at 9:25 pm

    i bought some ram from him, believing he was based in Birmingham England,(thats what it says on his adverts)

    no it comes from america, nearly two weeks
    it doesn’t look like any ram i’ve ever seen, right length but really small

    it doesn’t work in any of the motherboards in our house ( dfi lanparty, asrock or asus motherboard )

    if i return it, i have to pay postage to america

    he will only leave you feedback. ( if you pay instantly should you not get feedback instantly) if you leave him POSITIVE feedback

    this man should be removed from ebay

  30. mike said,

    December 4, 2007 at 11:09 pm

    Follow up from my faulty memory.

    After 2 weeks of emails and returned item back to the states I now have a new 1gig of working ram installed in my laptop.

    I gotta say the communications were great and they replyed to every email I sent (promptly)

    I probably will just buy an item like that locally next time but I am now a happy customer.

  31. Neil said,

    January 5, 2008 at 2:11 am

    Wish i’d known about this earlier.

    Bought an Opteron 180 CPU and 2GB of DDR400 RAM off this guy just before christmas (got some cash for birthday and christmas off relatives… thought i’d get myself a nice upgrade). Now, I know it’s been new year and christmas, but it’s 2 weeks later and i’m still waiting.

    I figure i’ll give it until next Friday and hassle if nothing’s turned up.

  32. John said,

    January 9, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    Bought memory for a specific chip set that the auction listing said it worked with. It didn’t work at all, computer would not even boot. Returned memory, got £19 refund against £48 cost (including return shipping) Total rip off merchant, item wrongly listed but buyer penalised!

  33. Cora said,

    January 15, 2008 at 3:32 am

    I bought memory ssdd chips on January 2. Purchases were acknowledged by the company and by some bonding outfit (which doesn’t apply to me because they’re US only). No sign of the chips arrival and absolutely no response to my emails.

  34. Mat said,

    January 31, 2008 at 11:52 pm

    I agree with a lot of comments. Although my memory arrived EVENTUALLY i sent emails with out getting response and then eventually I get pre prepared replies that he must send to everyone.

    Unfortunately I had to leave positive feedback as even having to wait weeks and weeks it did work ok but I know he would just have left me unecessary negative feedback in return thats the way ebay seems to work these days.

    My guess his negative feedback is at least 4 times higher in realistic terms.

  35. jack said,

    February 9, 2008 at 12:07 am

    just received a socket 939 AMD Athlon64 x2 cpu from this seller. Noticed by the id on the chip that it is a different one to what it said on the advert. Sent an email off and just received one back to say that it will be exchanged but need to return it back to the States. Funny that, when it came from Birmingham in the UK. Wish I had found all this feedback before.

  36. Pete Broad said,

    February 14, 2008 at 1:22 am

    Well, the new EBay rules on negative feedback should finish this guy off. Soon, he’ll no longer be able to leave his retaliatory negatives which have intimidated many not to leave any feedback at all.

  37. tommy the teeker said,

    February 17, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    After being screwed for almost £200 by Fastmemoryman
    I have entered a link on fastmemorymans own web page for game hacks to this site ….hope people read it ha ha ha …Lets all get on his case, he’s an out & out thief

    check out the fourums page under “whats going on” forum

    http://www.fastmemoryman.co.uk/search.php?searchid=427

  38. Greg said,

    February 27, 2008 at 11:58 pm

    Thanks for a heads up. I nearly became a moron by buying from this moron. Good thing I was looking for a paticular CF that’s hard to get and stumbled on this site.

    Thanks everyone.

  39. joe said,

    March 25, 2008 at 1:18 am

    thank fuk i read yor comments about fmm. i was about to purchase some ram.( not now)

  40. a reflective moment said,

    April 12, 2008 at 10:02 am

    Having purchased 2x 1 gb memory dimms which appeared DOE, I did some further research.

    I found this site and also an interesting help article on ebay regarding high density dimms. “which can cause problems in many systems… the dimms may only report half the capacity.

    I went back and reviewed fmm’s information on the items.
    “DIMM (DUAL IN-LINE MEMORY 128 X 64) HIGH DENSITY”
    I didnt know what it meant or the implications at the time of purchase.

    I my case I cant blame fmm for my ignorance and subsequent wrong purchase.

  41. Ash said,

    April 17, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    I must be VERY lucky, i ordered a 1gig ram from him, which came 1 and a half week later, and it worked perfectly, i must be very very lucky.

    BTW good website 🙂

  42. Paul said,

    April 28, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    Hi.
    I specifically ordered Micron 2X1GB DIMM because my dell will only take some memory types.
    This memory is supposed to be what http://www.crucial.com recommend after scanning my system.
    I have recieved 2 unbranded DIMMs. When installed in any configuration with or without current ram my PC will not boot up. It works fine with my old ram.
    I will now try in vain to get the correct ram to replace this shite he has sent me.

  43. Thunderbirdheart said,

    November 2, 2008 at 11:43 pm

    Yeah i bought a 2 gig pc8500 ram off him and it was fast good quality service and the product is still running, if i could purchase more of this type of ram off him i sure would, it was also not expensive compared to similar type of ram from other sellers on ebay!

    Thunderbirdheart

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