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Cheated by Mad Amusements, Mad-Amusements


By Powerzone

1 year ago



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  • Latest reply 4 months ago by Bryan_Kelly
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    #51 4 months ago

    Not an attempt to flame anyone and this is not directed at any comments made - but regardless of nationality, this community should not be supporting a person/business who behaves like this. Instead we should be supporting the greater pinball community and make sure no one becomes a victim of this bullshit. Which is why threads like this are important here, and important in other forums to gain more exposure to pinheads who don’t frequent pinside.

    Thumbs up to the people who report and share these experiences. The only thing to be gained is potentially saving someone else from the same fate.

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    #52 4 months ago

    First things first. Someone should buy madamusements.com it's available because the guy is clearly to much of an idiot to protect the domain name. Secondly buy a cheap hosting package and create a page that lists everyone that's been scammed. Make sure it's all related to pin all so the crawlers Index it. Third make sure this entire community visits the site once to get the best odds that is shows up before the real site.

    #53 4 months ago
    Quoted from Mr_Outlane:

    Thanks for flaming me for telling you my experience! When I ordered from him years ago, I didn't know any of this. Had I known, I wouldn't have.

    What people are saying is that you order from him now. What makes you want to support this type of person now as opposed to years ago? There is more evidence Mike is a crook than ever.

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    #54 4 months ago

    I've ordered a few things over the years from Mad. Never had a problem... yes I am a US resident. I decided to test the waters and bought from pinballparts on Ebay a couple days ago. Full 4 flipper rebuild kit for my Addams. It was shipped the very next day and I received 2 days later. Everything was there. So, it occurred to me to look at their eBay ratings. 100% and over 11000 ratings? That's not easy to pull off. I'm sorry a few people have gotten screwed, but in the future use PayPal, pay the additonal cost and you're almost assuredly guaranteed to get your money back.

    #55 4 months ago
    Quoted from flashinstinct:

    First things first. Someone should buy madamusements.com it's available because the guy is clearly to much of an idiot to protect the domain name. Secondly buy a cheap hosting package and create a page that lists everyone that's been scammed. Make sure it's all related to pin all so the crawlers Index it. Third make sure this entire community visits the site once to get the best odds that is shows up before the real site.

    It appears someone bought the domain

    #56 4 months ago

    I see Mad-Amusments.com has a storefront with pinball parts. Is this the same guy / company? They are up and running under that web address...

    #57 4 months ago
    Quoted from CLEllison:

    I've ordered a few things over the years from Mad. Never had a problem... yes I am a US resident. I decided to test the waters and bought from pinballparts on Ebay a couple days ago. Full 4 flipper rebuild kit for my Addams. It was shipped the very next day and I received 2 days later. Everything was there. So, it occurred to me to look at their eBay ratings. 100% and over 11000 ratings? That's not easy to pull off. I'm sorry a few people have gotten screwed, but in the future use PayPal, pay the additonal cost and you're almost assuredly guaranteed to get your money back.

    Way to support a criminal.

    #58 4 months ago

    His site is mad-amusements.com

    #59 4 months ago

    What i can’t understand is with so many better choices for parts suppliers why people need to order from him at all. I order a shit ton of parts and never had to even look at Mad’s site for anything. Flipper rebuild kits - Seriously? If they are cheaper through Mad, i wonder who is subsidizing that??!! every other person who he steals from is my guess...

    #60 4 months ago
    Quoted from too-many-pins:

    The first few years we were in the hobby Mike at Mad was my "go to guy" for parts. But after seeing the first negative comment about him I thought long and hard about using him again. Then as I saw more & more issues with international transactions & Mad I decided I would never do business with a guy like that again. Sadly some people don't understand supporting him is allowing him to continue to screw people over. PLEASE think twice before ordering from him.

    agreed, I used to buy all my parts at mad, he had the best prices. now I wouldn't buy a screw from that thief.

    #61 4 months ago
    Quoted from Completist:

    What i can’t understand is with so many better choices for parts suppliers why people need to order from him at all. I order a shit ton of parts and never had to even look at Mad’s site for anything. Flipper rebuild kits - Seriously? If they are cheaper through Mad, i wonder who is subsidizing that??!! every other person who he steals from is my guess...

    Same here. I help run a commercial route and buy parts for the games all the time. It’s probably been 3 or 4 of years since I visited his site. I think I bought something a long time ago before I found out he’s a thief.

    #62 4 months ago

    It's probably been 6 years or so since I bought anything from him. He had certain parts cheaper than anyone else, and some parts no one else had. Never a problem with him.

    #63 4 months ago

    Can someone please point me to another vendor that sells quality lime disease products?

    #64 4 months ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    Can someone please point me to another vendor that sells quality lime disease products?

    welcome back! you were missed!!!!

    #65 4 months ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    Can someone please point me to another vendor that sells quality lime disease products?

    Roundup will work!

    #66 4 months ago
    Quoted from Crash:

    What people are saying is that you order from him now. What makes you want to support this type of person now as opposed to years ago? There is more evidence Mike is a crook than ever.

    Where did I say I support him now? Go back and read what I said. I would never support him now knowing this. I wouldn't have then! Do you actually think I would give my money to someone known for ripping people off? Now my feedback profile is trashed over a misunderstanding! Thanks everyone!

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    #67 4 months ago
    Quoted from Mr_Outlane:

    Now my feedback profile is trashed over a misunderstanding!

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    #68 4 months ago
    Quoted from o-din:

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    How is 95.8% trashed?

    #69 4 months ago
    Quoted from Mr_Outlane:

    How is 95.8% trashed?

    Around here it's the other 4.2% that can really throw a wrench in your gears.

    #70 4 months ago
    Quoted from o-din:

    Can someone please point me to another vendor that sells quality lime disease products?

    And gold for investment purposes.....

    #72 4 months ago
    Quoted from Startek2:

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    If your talking to me, a feedback profile matters when you want to sell a pinball machine through Pinside. It's an indicator of your reputation.

    #73 4 months ago

    I'll vouch for you.

    You've got years to build up a real reputation.

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    #74 4 months ago

    Rule #1.. Be Nice = Still Get Flamed!
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    #75 4 months ago
    Quoted from Mr_Outlane:

    I see we have some real douche bags on this thread!! This is how you treat new members to the forum?

    Welcome to pinside!

    Like the big city, we have good areas and bad areas. You quickly learn what threads to avoid unless you like this kind of thing.

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    #76 4 months ago

    No. I thought Pinball was supposed to be fun! Silly me.
    …...And they thumb this down!

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    #77 4 months ago
    Quoted from Mr_Outlane:

    If your talking to me, a feedback profile matters when you want to sell a pinball machine through Pinside. It's an indicator of your reputation.

    Never thought of it that way. Also have never thought of looking at someones down vote ratio to consider buying a game from them or not. Hell I haven't checked my own down vote ratio in a couple years.
    Personally I just check price vs condition and if it's in driving distance.

    Quoted from Mr_Outlane:

    I see we have some real douche bags on this thread!! This is how you treat new members to the forum?

    You're not really helping yourself on that one.

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    #78 4 months ago
    Quoted from arcademojo:

    Never thought of it that way. Also have never thought of looking at someones down vote ratio to consider buying a game from them or not. Hell I haven't checked my own down vote ratio in a couple years.
    Personally I just check price vs condition and if it's in driving distance.

    You're not really helping yourself on that one.

    Ya. I was probably giving a shit for nothing!

    Now I know why Vid left!

    #79 4 months ago
    Quoted from Mr_Outlane:

    Ya. I was probably giving a shit for nothing!
    Maybe not , but a douche is a douche! There everywhere! Now I know why Vid left!

    Bad grammar doesn’t score any positive points here either FYI so be careful

    #80 4 months ago

    Ya down votes dont effect me buying a game of someone.
    Now Bad feedback that's the only thing that matters.

    #81 4 months ago
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    #82 4 months ago
    Quoted from Mr_Outlane:

    No. I thought Pinball was supposed to be fun! Silly me.

    Pinball IS fun.

    Pinside is it’s own thing. Like David S. Pumpkins.

    Deal with it!

    #83 4 months ago
    Quoted from gunstarhero:

    Pinball IS fun.
    Deal with it!

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    #84 4 months ago
    Quoted from gunstarhero:

    Welcome to pinside!
    Like the big city, we have good areas and bad areas. You quickly learn what threads to avoid unless you like this kind of thing.

    Where are the bad areas, I like living on ths edge!

    #85 4 months ago
    Quoted from Roostking:

    Where are the bad areas, I like living on ths edge!

    Any threads complaining about something - Stern, vendors, Pinside, other players putting totes on things...

    Any threads involving "Kaneda"

    "I'm leaving" threads

    Overpriced for sale threads - They're imamaculate!

    "Please delete"

    #86 4 months ago
    Quoted from gunstarhero:

    "Please delete"

    That hurts!!!

    #87 4 months ago
    Quoted from gunstarhero:

    Any threads complaining about something - Stern, vendors, Pinside, other players putting totes on things...

    Any threads involving "Kaneda"

    "I'm leaving" threads

    Overpriced for sale threads - They're imamaculate!

    "Please delete"

    So....pretty much everything!

    #88 4 months ago
    Quoted from meSz:

    That hurts!!!

    Hey hey hey, I was telling him if he likes the madness he should go there!

    Quoted from spfxted:

    So....pretty much everything!

    Some of the game club threads are pretty useful, and we have some good tech sections... plus there is no better place to learn about useless mods.

    #89 4 months ago
    Quoted from gunstarhero:

    Hey hey hey, I was telling him if he likes the madness he should go there!

    Whew, you know how long it took me to come up with that thread??

    #90 4 months ago
    Quoted from meSz:

    Whew, you know how long it took me to come up with that thread??

    It is your magnum opus, sir.

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    #91 4 months ago
    Quoted from CLEllison:

    I've ordered a few things over the years from Mad. Never had a problem... yes I am a US resident. I decided to test the waters and bought from pinballparts on Ebay a couple days ago. Full 4 flipper rebuild kit for my Addams. It was shipped the very next day and I received 2 days later. Everything was there. So, it occurred to me to look at their eBay ratings. 100% and over 11000 ratings? That's not easy to pull off. I'm sorry a few people have gotten screwed, but in the future use PayPal, pay the additonal cost and you're almost assuredly guaranteed to get your money back.

    Your advice here in this situation is worthless

    #92 4 months ago
    Quoted from Mskaties:

    Everybody affected please contact me. This is coming to head now. He finally found someone who wouldn’t quit fighting! Please let everyone know to message me!

    It's about time, take him down!!

    #93 4 months ago

    When I first got into pinball a few years ago, I think I ordered 2 or 3 times from Mad since he had a few things I couldn't find anywhere else at the time. I had an expected experience, and received my parts as described an in time. However, since then I've read so many complaints here in multiple threads that I've come to believe that there must be something legitimate about all of these complaints. As a result, I now choose not to order from Mad (or eBay equivalent), and don't even consider them when I need something.

    However, I'm sure there are thousands of people who are once like I was. They don't frequent Pinside, and even if they do they are new enough to the hobby or just casual owners who don't take the time to venture across threads like this.

    #94 4 months ago

    Seeing quite a number of parts on his site being out of stock, I would imagine there are particular vendors that won't deal with Mike anymore. Too bad they all don't feel this way. It'd be pretty tough to sell what you don't have.

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