warning: This has nothing to do with computers:
I recently (November 2006) purchased a “quick paster maker” from a large ebay seller:
After a lot of difficulties in trying to use their online payment system, I eventually sent them a message, asking how to pay… (I send them a total of 4 messages over the next 2 weeks, with no reply.
After 2 weeks, they reply by raising an ebay unpaid item dispute against me…
After that, they decide to read my emails, and they tell me how to pay for the quick paster maker… at last!
I pay; they ship the 2 plastic cylinders (which I receive in December 2006), and I’m finally cooking pasta.
Keep in mind that the instructions say to put boiling water into these cylinders… So, after less that 10 “uses”, I pour boiling water into one of the cylinders, I hear a “crack” sound, and I see a large crack develop from top to bottom 🙁
Ok, I try the smaller cylinder, and it works as usual.
Once finished making (and eating) the pasta, I fill the small cylinder with tap water, planning to wash it tomorrow…
The next day, I see the small cylinder also has a large crack from top to bottom… Grrr.
I contact the ebay seller (OzAuctionBroker), explaining what happened, and all I get is: “Sorry, this item do not carry warranty. It can only be replace if the item faulty out of box.”
Well, in future, I’ll be staying away from “quick pasta makers”, and I’ll also think long and hard before buying anything from this seller (I seriously question the quality of their products, and service).