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How not to buy a WTC

Postby tabledancer » Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:56 am

Well I guess it`s time to tell the tale.I ordered a WTC on August 26,2009 with the understanding that it would be done before Christmas of that year.I used Paypal to leave a deposit of half of the total price of $650.00 to get started with the project and the balance to be paid before Thanksgiving with the delivery of the finished WTC to be before Christmas.Well Christmas came and went and no WTC.I made a lot of calls to Florida and got hold of nobody because the phone number was changed.When I finally got hold of somebody I was given every excuse in the world as to why the delay happened except that it was "Bush`s Fault"that it wasn`t done!Summer and the regatta came and went and still no WTC.I was getting ready to take a ride to Florida and I knew it would result in a lot of ugly,so I spoke to my lawyer and was advised to cool it and wait him out,because the Florida guy already had my money.Meanwhile Christmas comes and goes again and still no WTC yet and no explanation!Well it finally arrived in late July of 2010.Suprise,nothing works inside of it except Matt Thors Failsafe and I supplied that, because the guy in Forida shipped the WTC with the battery connected .Somewhere in route it took a hit and that turned on the system and that caused the failure of the everything inside the WTC.Only then did I DISCOVER that instead of new parts that I paid for,I got a piece of junk full of used and wore out parts that would never have worked the way that I intended for them to operate.NOW WHAT!!!!!!!Rather than deal with Florida again I chose to make a deal with my friend Frank Groza to repair and or replace what was there.I did not build a new Wtc because I already had $650.00 in the piece of junk and was on a tight budget.The rest is history!Also if anybody disputs anything reported here or anywhere else I have pictures and paperwork to justifie this posting.All that I have done is report the facts,nothing but the facts.Let the buyer beware,there are bad guys out there!!!!!!!

No animals were hurt during this presentation!!!!!!!


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Re: How not to buy a WTC

Postby Albion » Wed Feb 16, 2011 7:35 am

Very unfortunate, but I think there were endless posts about this wtc and whether it lived up to claims.

I think one of my posts asked the vendor for evidence of one which is actually working?
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Re: How not to buy a WTC

Postby fgroza » Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:47 am

here are some shots of the mentioned wtc. About the only items reused were the tube and a couple of electronic items. Servos were stripped, pumps burned up, speed controls DOA, and the list goes on.......
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Re: How not to buy a WTC

Postby fgroza » Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:57 am

The current replacement for Mike's problem.
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Re: How not to buy a WTC

Postby tincanrider » Wed Feb 16, 2011 5:25 pm

Now I dont feel to bad about mine, ordered before all the info was posted, replaced both motors (all rusted), 4 ESCs, 1 servo, 2 switches ,control rod bellows and re-wired just about everthing and it has still not touched water.
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Re: How not to buy a WTC

Postby Timothy Guest » Wed Feb 16, 2011 6:03 pm

So, who is the "Florida guy" or must we avoid all Floridians just to be on the safe side?

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Re: How not to buy a WTC

Postby tabledancer » Wed Feb 16, 2011 9:43 pm

Aquadeep
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Re: How not to buy a WTC

Postby GreyAkula52 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 2:11 am

That's A Shame!!!!!!!
I Recognized It From The Twist Lock...... Right Away....
Geeze!

As A "Real Pirate" in another Life......If It Looks Like that
On Arrival.....
1. It Was Not Packaged Properly.
2. The Power Source Should Never Have Been Active ( Connected )
3. You Should Have Dealt With A Reputable Source Before Plunking Your Money Down!
( You Would Have Had RECOURSE!)

Keel Hauling Is Still an Option!
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Re: How not to buy a WTC

Postby Feet Wet » Thu Feb 17, 2011 8:37 am

That is a shame that you got "burned". I too was burned by a Floridian, but to a much, much higher price. Went the route of calling the Sheriff, only to find that in Florida, Theft by deception IS NOT ILLEGAL!!!!
I, for one, will never buy another thing from Florida until and unless I have inspected it in my hand.
Still learning expensive lessons 50 years on.
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Re: How not to buy a WTC

Postby Bob the Builder » Thu Feb 17, 2011 4:04 pm

Hey, now! Not all Floridians are scumbags! I've built WTC's for customers (out of the twist-lock system!) and they turned out great and work flawlessly.

Let's not paint all the swamp-dwellers down here with the same brush!

(But DAYUM.. that WTC is nasty! I'm sorry to hear about that)


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Re: How not to buy a WTC

Postby Stinger » Sat Mar 05, 2011 11:31 am

Had a similar but MUCH worse experience with the same person.

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Re: How not to buy a WTC

Postby fgroza » Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:38 pm

Stinger, pm sent
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Re: How not to buy a WTC

Postby sam reichart » Sat Mar 05, 2011 8:50 pm

Stinger wrote:Had a similar but MUCH worse experience with the same person.

Stinger

was that related to a Typhoon? I saw something about that some years ago.
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Re: How not to buy a WTC

Postby Stinger » Sun Mar 06, 2011 9:53 am

sam reichart wrote:
Stinger wrote:Had a similar but MUCH worse experience with the same person.

Stinger

was that related to a Typhoon? I saw something about that some years ago.


It was related to a Typhoon, but was NOT limited to just that.

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