04.23.07

More people screwed by fastmemoryman

Posted in fastmemorymanscam at 10:27 am by blog

I stumbled across the site:

http://www.crap-companies.co.uk/ebay.htm

This lists fastmemoryman and details some of his fraud, and how useless ebay/paypal are at responding to them.

146 Comments »

  1. Denis Reeves ( Celbridge) said,

    May 23, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    I wish I read these comments on bzboyz before I ordered . They were a nightmare from which it took 4 MONTHS to get my money back off Paypal.

  2. Orestis said,

    May 24, 2008 at 7:52 am

    Hi! It seems that I’ve been very lucky with this guy, as I made a total of about 6 orders (3 USB Flash disks, about 30 MicroSD cards, …) and all items arrived! The only problems I had were the following:
    – 2GB USB Flash disks that would be supposedly very fast (“150x”) were utter crap with the slowest writing speeds I have ever seen (reminded me of floppy disk speed :-P). Reading speed was OK (not 150x as stated but sufferable)
    – A few of the Kingston MicroSD cards that were supposed to be Japan-made were actually from Taiwan (this doesn’t seem important, but it is as Japan-made cards are faster).
    – A Sandisk MicroSD card was not genuine (when contacted he replied that a brand was not mentioned in the listing while it was obviously mentioned and this was the reason I didn’t just buy the OEM card he had quite cheaper).

    Anyway, these seem way too small compared to your problems, just wanted to add my experience, too.

  3. Johnny said,

    May 24, 2008 at 11:05 pm

    I must have been lucky too. Bought memory from UK and was delivered within 13 days as advertised by him. He uses DHL which explains the delays. DHL snail mails the items from their Birmingham warehouse even though it has a Frankfurt, Germany label on it. It is the same system we use for all our bulk mail so we know the contradictory info.

    BTW: He has started offering a automated returns policy – just need to send the item back to him without asking him-check out their new automated reply answers.

    His USA location is:

    fastmemoryman
    135 n main st
    Washington court house
    Ohio
    43160
    USA

    Good luck.

  4. Girth said,

    May 30, 2008 at 5:01 pm

    Has anyone called him,

    Biggest con artist in the world, very cleaver and has had many people questioning his, shipping from UK but actually the USA routine.

    Give him a call on (001 from the UK) (614) 5898253 and give him some abuse

    Cant wait to leave him some feedback, just hope my item turns up ok, or it might never and have to file a claim *wink* *wink* for all his untruths

  5. Stanley Marsh said,

    May 30, 2008 at 5:21 pm

    I bought ram from this chap in March, and it turned out to be faulty. I filed a claim on paypal and returned to his UK address. 6 weeks later I got a full refund, but had to quote the trade descriptions act 1968 and trading standards.

    Avoid this seller like the plague!

  6. stonkystonk said,

    June 6, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    Purchased from FMM….

    8 gig of ram (4x2gig samsung DDR2)

    3200+ AMD processor

    All purchased over a 1 week period and arrived within 2 weeks, well packed and in perfect working order.

    Would have liked the delivery time to have been quicker but the price paid for all the items including postage was IMO a bargain.

  7. rob said,

    June 8, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    after making my purchase from this seller, I dhecked his feedback and was horrified. how could ebay let him operate. he is the sort of mongrel that stuffs up a good thing for everybody else. I too got half of the ram which I paid for and I know it isn’t worth pursuing and playing email tennis with him.

  8. Glen said,

    June 10, 2008 at 8:48 am

    Thort I had bought 2×512 SDRAM but got 2×256. I have contacted cons direct who have urged me to encourage users to complete the report a scam form at https://secure.consumerdirect.gov.uk. They say that the more hits that they get for this guy, the greater chance of his being investigated. If u genuinely think that this guy is a problem then PLEASE FILL OUT THIS FORM!!!

  9. David Busby said,

    June 11, 2008 at 10:41 am

    Hindsight … yeh this guy just scammed me out of £16 (£4 per item) in postage for some 1GB CF cards … refused to combine the postage and basically left me with a choice of refuse to pay, and receive a strike from ebay … or pay up …

    eBay are Beyond uselss, I have an entry in my blog covering his antics here.

    http://www.saiweb.co.uk/tag/ebay

  10. Dave G said,

    June 19, 2008 at 2:30 pm

    Bought 2Gb DDR-arrived 15 days after payment. Works fine. Overclocked to 450Mhz and working fine too. I guess delivery is what he claims – 10 business days to UK. He doesn’t use royal mail. He uses DHL bulk mail which is snail mail as such the late delivery. But I care less – for 1/4 the price an item which can even be overclocked. Even got a pair of free thermal heat spreaders. Buying next pair. Good luck

  11. Dave G said,

    June 24, 2008 at 11:10 am

    Gets even better. Bought 6 pairs of 2Gb DDR400 and got it yesterday. tested all and all working. Guess I was wrong – does use royal mail too. Ordered Friday – got it Monday. Stable at 433Mhz and 450Mhz with heat spreader. Also price went down.

  12. fastmemoryman said,

    June 28, 2008 at 12:42 am

    I must confess I am a crook. I buy huge quantities of reject/obsolete/unwanted stock from large manufacturers. All CPU, RAM, chips are tested and graded. In any manufacturing process batches are sample tested and if the batch has more than a certain number of failures then the batch is either downgraded to a lower quality or rejected. This was how floppy discs were sold as high density – they were the same as normal discs but their test results were higher so they were guaranteed to be able to store more data. I buy all the crap the computer world throws out and, because a lot of it works OK or the faults are not noticed by the user, I get away with some good feedback as I sell the items dirt cheap and claw back money on delivery charges and by witholding carriage and transaction fees on faulty goods. The name brand manufacturers reject anything with a certain percentage of errors or failures and I buy all the rejects up for peanuts and sell them to you suckers because over 60% of the reject stock seems to work in some fashion. Because ebay and Paypal encourage and harbour dishonest traders like me by making it so hard for punters to complain and get recourse for small value items I am making a very nice living. Thanks guys and keep on buying my tat because I think I’ll need to find a good laywer soon. FMM

  13. Jason (153harwood) said,

    June 29, 2008 at 2:45 am

    The above item was won via me, and i paid. Now it’s the 29 June, and NO goods have arrived, now a refund issued. This is wat i paid for the item: $108.32 NZD or $82.00 USD

    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=290225508297

  14. Jason (153harwood) said,

    June 29, 2008 at 2:46 am

    ooops i meant to say NOR a refund issued

  15. Andy said,

    July 2, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    Yes FMM got me too! I ordered 2Gb SDRAM and of course the high-density stuff doesn’t work with mainstream PCs like Dell, it’s obscure cheap junk for very specific old systems. If you look up ‘DDR SDRAM’ on Wikipedia it gives a very good explanation under ‘High Density vs. Low Density’. OK so fmm is saying ‘buyer beware’ but it is a real scam for a power seller to do this after so many people have made this mistake. Most punters don’t know what their chipset is or what high-density is. I asked fmm if it would work with a Dell and got no reply so I went ahead and ordered – what a d!ckhead I am!
    Does high speed, high quality, high definition, high performance, high fidelity etc not imply better? So what would Jo Public think high density means? I think my stupidity has shown that I am very dense, but does that make me high density because I still weigh the same – oh hang on, no that’s not true I’m $60 lighter. Just call me fatnomemoryman!

  16. Paula said,

    July 5, 2008 at 5:12 pm

    Well, I think I may be one of the lucky ones, I actually got a refund from PayPal for my ‘Samsung’ SODIMM 333mhz 512mb RAM. What a load of Crap!

    I checked the RAM with CPUZ and what I found was that it was 512mb, but it was NOT Samsung, nor was it 333mhz. It was listed as Unknown Branded 166mhz 512mb. I bought some new RAM from my usual stockist and it worked much better and CPUZ authenticated it.

    And what about the sticker that is plastered across the chip? VOID IF REMOVED – Hah! You cannot even read the modules or their specific numbers on them to identify.

    BIGGEST BLOODY CROOK I have ever had the misfortune to meet.

    So, for people who are just finding out how crook this (I cannot even repeat what I have been calling him in public) make a claim on PayPal, get your refund and let’s all stand up to this idiot. He advertises as the item as ‘Brand New’ what a crock!

    I don’t even think he knows or understands how PC RAM works or even where it is put (I would love to place this RAM in a nice UNCOMFORTABLE place in FASTMEMORYMAN). What a Wanker.

  17. thorn said,

    July 5, 2008 at 7:11 pm

    shit……..wish i had seen this a few days ago.
    yup, im a recent buyer of FMM. I bought an 1gb pc2700 ram chip from him on july 1st…..so far no communication, no indication that the item has been shipped and i am starting to get that sick to my stomach feeling which leads me to believe ive been had.
    after what i have been reading here i can see i shouldnt even bother trying to get my $42 back…thats shipping too. my time is precious and i dont have time to go after this idiot.
    does anyone here know of a GOOD seller in ebay who actually will sell me the ram i need without major BS?

    thank you:)!

  18. Steve from Australia said,

    July 7, 2008 at 1:14 pm

    He got me to. I’m from Australia. it says item location australia, australia.
    i have wated near 3 weeks.. it barely takes 2 days to post from one said to another. i hate how i file a complaint with ebay and pay pal and you get no reply. WTF? i thought this buyer protection was all good?. i needed the ram i paid off him as i have a computer down. been waiting for weeks. DO NOT BUY FROM HIM. why bother with all this trouble when you can get for just a little more from a real seller.

  19. Dennis from Holland said,

    July 17, 2008 at 12:15 pm

    I’m a victim of his crimes too I suppose..

    I ordered for €2,500 45 day’s ago, still didn’t recieve nothing!
    I tried to e-mail him, without luck afcourse, and I tried to call him, that
    didn’t work out either! And now I contacted my lawyer in the US to file a
    lawsuit against him, I wan’t the 2.5 thousand euro’s back, and I wan’t him
    stopped! My bank has agreed to withdraw the money from paypal, but they will probably take it back because paypal can’t help his actions.
    Never the less, I’m still going to trie to get paypal, not to withdraw the money from my bank account, but from his, because my actions are not against paypal but against ‘Fastmemoryman’.

    I will keep you all posted!

  20. don said,

    July 19, 2008 at 3:08 pm

    Well, I bought an 8 microsd from fastmemoryman at ebay. It works, but it isn’t original sandisk, however cheaper than any brand elsewhere. So the point is, would you like the original and pay 2X as much with guarantee or will you settle with a microsd card which will work for half the price …

    The question is…. let’s see how long it will wotk …

  21. Richie Murray said,

    July 19, 2008 at 6:05 pm

    I had raised a dispute with PayPal regarding a transaction with eBay seller ‘fastmemoryman’. Unfortunately, the PayPal dispute automatically timed out while I was on holiday as I had no access to a secure Internet browser to log into PayPal and escalate the claim. However, when I ‘phoned PayPal when I returned from holiday to explain the situation they refunded me IN FULL the same day with no questions asked.

  22. Paul said,

    July 25, 2008 at 11:34 pm

    To cut a long story short…

    Bought faulty ram in UK, had to RMA it in USA… cost more money than the item.

    After many emails

    They agreed it was faulty and sent out another faulty ram 6 weeks later.

    Raised dispute with them on ebay, closed it after a week of getting nowhere fast.

    Now 3 days later FASTMEMORYMAN is no more 🙂

    His ebay account is now closed, I am guessing I was just that one dispute too many.

    I shall keep an eagle eye open incase he starts up under a new username.

  23. Fake Name said,

    July 26, 2008 at 12:24 am

    25th July 2008, FastMemoryMan NARU’d from eBay, Other IDs still current

  24. Mick B said,

    July 26, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    Hi all.

    Looks like “fastmemoryman” is no longer trading under that title on Ebay. Not sure if he’s trading under another name though by now. A time to celebrate maybe???

    Best wishes.
    Mick B.

  25. Rakesh K said,

    July 26, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    Hi all,

    I have also purchased a item #350082204244 SAMSUNG 1GB PC 2700 DDR 333 Mhz 184PIN 1 GB G IN UK

    and it now says on my eBay “no longer a registered member”

    I paid £16.50 including P+P. I paid via PayPal, this came yesterday and after testing it, it is actually a 512MB RAM stick not 1Gb, i just emailed him and and i am awaiting the reply.

    Will let everyone know how it goes

  26. David Busby said,

    July 26, 2008 at 6:48 pm

    Just got this post on my blog:

    —–

    Paul says:

    July 25th, 2008 at 11:36 pm – Edit

    To cut a long story short…

    Bought faulty ram in UK, had to RMA it in USA… cost more money than the item.

    After many emails

    They agreed it was faulty and sent out another faulty ram 6 weeks later.

    Raised dispute with them on ebay, closed it after a week of getting nowhere fast and left it to ebay to take action.

    Now 3 days later FASTMEMORYMAN is no more

    His ebay account is now closed, I am guessing I was just that one dispute too many.

    I shall keep an eagle eye open incase he starts up under a new username.

    —–

    SURE ENOUGH: http://stores.ebay.com/fastmemoryman HE’S GONE!

  27. David Busby said,

    July 26, 2008 at 6:51 pm

    BAH!

    http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/fastmemoryman seems to still be working :'(

  28. BloodHolds said,

    July 27, 2008 at 8:14 am

    He has definitely been removed from eBay. That doesn’t help me, as I ordered memory from him 5 days ago.

    I have written to eBay and him (got usual stck email from him). I asked eBay what I could do as they have “struck him off” – there is now no record of the transaction on “My eBay Won Items List”. I’ve had no response from eBay yet.

    Maybe I’ll be one of the last victims – or maybe I’ll be lucky. Here’s hoping.

  29. BloodHolds said,

    July 27, 2008 at 8:29 am

    I neglected to say that I paid for the item immediately via PayPal. Also because the Seller doen’t exist, neither does the listing for the item (no record of what he said he was selling). At least I have the confirmation emails to use as proof. This will make claiming through eBay difficult though as the item number is one of their requirements.

  30. JP said,

    July 27, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    Just got an email. FMM claims to have shipped all packages paid till 12:00PM Eastern USA time on Thursday July 24th. Everyone since that time will be refunded. I paid on the 25th and have been refunded already. My friend ordered on the 23rd from UK and received it on the 25th.

  31. thinkigotscammedtoo said,

    July 28, 2008 at 3:58 am

    fastmemoryman@hotbuzz.net ok.. nothing loads at that address, but a quick whois of hotbuzz.net shows this info:

    Registrant:
    ASHIM MAZUMDER
    ASHIM MAZUMDER
    10406 STOKES LANE
    IRVING, TX 75063
    US
    Email: ashim_org@yahoo.com

    another quick google for ASHIM MAZUMDER leads to..

    http://wikimapia.org/#lat=22.606595&lon=88.434885&z=18&l=0&m=a&v=2&show=/6360912/ashim_majumdar_house

    This if course may not be the right info, but if my item doesn’t turn up i WILL be getting my money back 😉

  32. David Busby said,

    July 28, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    @bloodyholds

    Forget ebay, take it strait to paypal, they will have the transation information stored, and will refund immediatly due to the seller being removed from ebay.

  33. Joe said,

    July 31, 2008 at 11:48 am

    I had three good transactions with fastmemoryman on three different occasions. I was sad to see him go.

  34. screwed too said,

    July 31, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    i did a couple of records searches thru Ohio state licensing on emartbuy and Chetan Saraf didnt find much but maybe somebody might pay the crook a visit, BTW his ebay account has been canceled…..

    http://www2.sos.state.oh.us/reports/rwservlet?imgc&Din=200531900336

    http://www2.sos.state.oh.us/pls/portal/PORTAL_BS.BS_QRY_AGENT_CONTACT_DET.SHOW?p_arg_names=charter_num&p_arg_values=1581126

    and a couple of speeding tickets use last name saraf
    http://216.29.108.131/search.shtml

  35. malcolm oxley said,

    August 1, 2008 at 11:45 pm

    Hi as a relative newcomer to ebay i must say the majority of sellers have been great,this guy just takes the biscuit,i wish i had seen the bloggs about him before i could have saved money and time.What are ebay and paypal doing?,my theory is that fastmemoryman must be on the board of directors or a politian neither can be trusted.

  36. BloodHolds said,

    August 2, 2008 at 5:33 pm

    @David Busby – Thanks for the advice.

    I had to do it by the numbers – eBay replied within 24hrs, telling me not to contact FMM anymore and instructing me to contact PayPal immediately. They (eBay) wouldn’t give details as to what had hapened to the crooks other than there item’s descriptions broke eBay rules. I am awaiting a response from PayPal, 5 days after reporting the issue.

    I just noticed that eMartBuy (aka FMM) are still selling on eBay! So what’s that all about? I will contact eBay again – incase they are unaware that FMM and emartbuy are one and the same [LOL].

  37. Mafeto said,

    August 7, 2008 at 3:38 pm

    Well,
    I also bought 2 RAM chips from FMM, but after one week and after seeing the responses here, I decide to make a complaint at PayPal. In the description I included the URL of this blog and it really paid off. I was given back the full amount of money (3 days after the complaint) that I initially paid. Very pleased right now : )
    Good luck to all that were cheated by FMM!

  38. willtho said,

    August 8, 2008 at 9:28 pm

    After more than 5 years and 300,000 cheats these are no longer registered with eBay (last feedback was 25th July 2008). Good riddance and not a moment too soon. Still there under emartbuy though.

  39. argh!! said,

    August 13, 2008 at 3:37 am

    Have a case with Paypal under dispute for a non-received CPU from this scammer. Advised me via email that he hadn’t sent the CPU, THEN had the gall to LIE to Paypal and say he HAD sent it, even going so far as to provide a link to DHL shipping, but failed to include a tracking number!! Waiting on a reply from Paypal anytime….

  40. Rakesh K said,

    August 18, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    (Follow up to my earlier post) The seller keeps sending me the stock emails, I have opened the dispute with PayPal and the seller agreed to refund me the full price of £16.50 if i first post the faulty item back to the US at my expense like the post above and to make sure it is trackable and supply tracking details and they will see whether it is faulty or not, the seller said he will send another one if it is faulty which i did not agree to do, i agreed on a refund, the dispute is now closed, I haven’t received my money back yet so in order for me to get my money back, i will contact my debit/credit card company and request a chargeback for free or at sellers expense not mine so a message to everyone: IF PAYPAL DO NOT REFUND YOU ANYTHING OR LESS TAHN THE AMOUNT YOU PAID, THEN REQUEST A CHARGEBACK FROM YOUR DEBIT/CREDIT CARD COMPANY,
    will let you know how it goes, rakesh k

    eBay member: 01rakarday

  41. woohoo said,

    August 21, 2008 at 2:56 am

    Well, I got stuffed over by fastmemoryscam for $125, for a CPU that was not posted. I paid for the item the day before the seller was removed from ebay, had a bit of back and forth correspondence after DEMANDING to speak to a real person, not just auto-generated emails. Fastmemorysam admitted to not sending the item in one of these emails, so I opened a dispute with Paypal. Fastmemorycam then tried to tell Paypal that he had in fact sent the item, even going so far as to give them a link to the DHL courier website, but omitting the tracking number. I spoke to Paypal via phone and after seeing this, they put my dispute under review, which took two weeks, but today I received an email from Paypal and the money I thought I was going to lose was refunded to my Paypal account!! Thankyou Paypal and UP YOURS fastmemorySCAM!

  42. woohoo said,

    August 21, 2008 at 2:57 am

    yes I am ‘argh!!’ who posted ont he 13th August.

  43. tluke said,

    September 16, 2008 at 6:04 am

    Another on the line of silly buggers who bought gear off this character, 4 weeks to make contact about delivery then Ram played up until pulled out of machine.

  44. Gordon Shure said,

    September 28, 2008 at 10:35 am

    fastmemoryman is a bandit and I speak from bitter experience, I received a dud memory module from fastmemoryman, I returned this but he just continually denied he received it, how convenient (for him) so that was that, I paid my money for a dud article plus return postage and was I left with nothing. I left fastmemoryman a negative feedback and in return ebay’s automated system left me a negative feedback in the blink of an eye! without question from ebay. I’m very reluctant to use ebay now whom do not deal with these bandits in any way which deters these bandits from continuing to act like bandits, ebay still gets business, fastmemoryman still works duds on people but again the unsuspecting littleman (no not fastmemoryman) has to eat shit without redress. My tip BEWARE OF EBAY SCAMS, do a fastmemoryman search or any other similar search to see if other people have had bad experiences with these sellers then think long and hard before any committment! it would easier and wiser this way than expecting ebay to come to your rescue after fastmemoryman has pulled another fast one.

  45. Thunderbirdheart said,

    November 2, 2008 at 11:41 pm

    I dealt with a feller with similar name on ebay and I’m quite pleased with his service, it was fast, and reliable, if i knew i could purchase the pc8500 ram off him again, i sure would!

    Thunderbirdheart

  46. ANOTHER SCAMMED EBAYER said,

    November 30, 2008 at 6:02 pm

    Well,
    Here is anothe fast memory man scam. For 20 euros we received one damaged DDR memory module (after two weeks wait for ‘local shipping’ that was not at all -Australia.

    The damage was visible – no gold plating several of the tines of the module. Filled out the RMA and sent confirmed delivery to the USA RMA center.

    Several weeks later no response, several months just a form letter, then final – a n email reading – we have sent it out let us know in a couple weeks if you have not received it.

    just one problem – the date: SEPT 29, 2008

    THE BASTARDS KNEW THEY WERE DUMPING THEIR OBLIGATIONS ON EBAY AND PAYPAL…..

    ITS EASY AS CLOSING YOUR PAYPAL ACCOUNT!

    paypal said well their account is now closed >>>>>too bad (sucker)

    FOR ALL OF THE PEOPLE DEFENDING FFM – I hope that you continue to shop there ebuymart and then you too will learn something……

    EBAY AND PAYPAL ARE THE TRUE SCAM ARTISTS THAT ENABLE THESE SCAMS!

    LeighAnne/FastMemoryMan Returns
    RMA D4
    fmmebay@gmail.com

    To contact me directly, please be sure to place “RMA D4” in the subject line so that all returns correspondence goes to the returns department .

    PLEASE KEEP ALL CORRESPONDENCE ATTACHED TO YOUR EMAILS so that we can refer to them and your email is answered in a timely manner. Failure to do so could result in a delayed response.

    Please note that we do not keep emails past 30 days.

    If you do not want to receive emails from us, please respond with “remove” in the subject line.
    —– Original Message —–
    From: FMMEBAY GMail
    To: mjjple7@laposte.net
    Sent: Monday, August 25, 2008 12:46 PM
    Subject: Re: rma d4

    Your replacement item was shipped on July 29…

    If you haven’t received this item by September 1, please let us know so we can take the appropriate steps to resolve this for you…

    Thanks again…

    LeighAnne/FastMemoryMan Returns
    RMA D4
    fmmebay@gmail.com

    To contact me directly, please be sure to place “RMA D4” in the subject line so that all returns correspondence goes to the returns department .

    PLEASE KEEP ALL CORRESPONDENCE ATTACHED TO YOUR EMAILS so that we can refer to them and your email is answered in a timely manner. Failure to do so could result in a delayed response.

    Please note that we do not keep emails past 30 days.

    If you do not want to receive emails from us, please respond with “remove” in the subject line.

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