NeXT Computers Forum Index NeXT Computers
www.NeXTComputers.org
 
Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages

Log inLog in  RegisterRegister


Profile  Search  Memberlist  FAQ  Usergroups
Blackhole

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    NeXT Computers Forum Index -> White Hardware
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
russianmountain



Joined: 10 Aug 2007
Posts: 36

PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 2:40 pm    Post subject: Blackhole Reply with quote

Be careful with Rob "maybe Robber" Blessin from BlackHoleinc. He never return any mail and did not send half of the stock i bought from him.

Ebay is the best way to find NeXT related products but forget BlackHoleinc. BlackHole is exactly where half of your cash will finish.

He appreciate my business and my naivety Evil or Very Mad
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
nextchef



Joined: 17 Aug 2006
Posts: 1016
Location: Missouri, USA

PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dont bother with email, as I do not think he answers email. The only semi reliable way to get him is by phone. I had to file a claim with both ebay and paypal to get the item I bought. Others have remarked that they had issues, but some have had no problems, so it just depends on how lucky you feel.

Chef
_________________
Chef
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
krfkeith



Joined: 15 Dec 2006
Posts: 127

PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I called him on the phone and got a keyboard and mouse from him a week later.
_________________
Newton MessagePad 2100, Original MessagePad (OMP), 2 DataRover 840s
Gateway Laptop w/ OPENSTEP 4.2
NeXTstation Color & Turbo Color
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address
helf



Joined: 29 Dec 2005
Posts: 1097
Location: Alabama, USA

PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I only ever tried email and I never got any responses. I don't think I'll ever risk trying to buy from him.
_________________
*INACTIVE*
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address
pentium



Joined: 23 Jun 2006
Posts: 1159
Location: Kamloops, BC

PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's rare for me to ever glance at what he has.
I personally think some of his stuff is overpriced.
_________________

-NeXT 68040 Cube with NS 3.3 and 64Mb ram
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail MSN Messenger
cubist



Joined: 20 Sep 2007
Posts: 251
Location: Cambridge, MA

PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 5:58 pm    Post subject: Anyone know the story? Reply with quote

For years, Rob was one of the few people dealing in hardware and software after we lost Sam G and he ran a good shop. Did something happen? Perhaps he should be invited to explain things here?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
nextchef



Joined: 17 Aug 2006
Posts: 1016
Location: Missouri, USA

PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2007 6:05 pm    Post subject: Re: Anyone know the story? Reply with quote

cubist wrote:
For years, Rob was one of the few people dealing in hardware and software after we lost Sam G and he ran a good shop. Did something happen? Perhaps he should be invited to explain things here?


Someone said he is a member in here, but if he is he is not advertising it.
_________________
Chef
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
russianmountain



Joined: 10 Aug 2007
Posts: 36

PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2007 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

@cubist:

English is not my mother tongue. It's ok to read and write but not to speak and understand fast speaking in real time.

Anyway, i will call him directly and i will see...
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
helf



Joined: 29 Dec 2005
Posts: 1097
Location: Alabama, USA

PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2007 2:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I feel your pain, russianmountain. I can pick my way through reading Spanish or German but as for speaking it, that's a no go.
_________________
*INACTIVE*
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address
matthewmac66



Joined: 07 Sep 2007
Posts: 40
Location: North Carolina, USA

PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2007 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

russianmountain wrote:
@cubist:

English is not my mother tongue. It's ok to read and write but not to speak and understand fast speaking in real time.

Anyway, i will call him directly and i will see...


Thanks for posting all of this, russianmountain. I'll watch your experience, as how he deals with you all will definitely affect whether I bring him business. I hope that he's willing to really help out NeXT users, as it looks like he's got an amazing collection of parts.
_________________
"UNIX is an operating system, OS/2 is half an operating system, Windows is a shell, and DOS is a boot partition virus." - Peter Coffin
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address Yahoo Messenger
russianmountain



Joined: 10 Aug 2007
Posts: 36

PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finally, i did send a last email to Rob and surprise: he did reply.

My email:
Hey Rob Blessin
I know that you read my emails but why do you never give any feedback or answer?
It's not easy to make business with you. I did pay you for a Openstep preinstalled hard drive 2 months ago. You did take my payment but never ship anything.
You have to complete your side of the transaction.
PLEASE COMPLETE THE TRANSACTION NOW


His answer:
Hello (...):
My apologies for the delay, I have been in the middle of a remodel project and I should have shut my business down temporarily until they completed the work on the office. A water pipe broke over the server , the construction crew did not inform me of this or shut down the scomputer so I am in the process of recovering my data from the server. I will ship your drive this week, if I amunable to do so by wednesday I will issue a refund to you and everyone else that has been waiting for there products. It wasn't my intention to delay this process, I bought a laptop so I can atleast do business with people over email.

Appreciate your patience and business!

Best regards Rob Blessin


Conclusion: I will see but i think that my chances have increased.


Last edited by russianmountain on Tue Oct 16, 2007 7:22 am; edited 2 times in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
helf



Joined: 29 Dec 2005
Posts: 1097
Location: Alabama, USA

PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 1:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh wow, poor rob. That really sucks. If he has been having difficulties like that, then I don't feel so bad about not getting responses. I think I'll try emailing him in a few weeks and try to do business with him.
_________________
*INACTIVE*
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address
matthewmac66



Joined: 07 Sep 2007
Posts: 40
Location: North Carolina, USA

PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

russianmountain wrote:

His answer:
Hello (...):
My apologies for the delay, I have been in the middle of a remodel project and I should have shut my business down temporarily until they completed the work on the office. A water pipe broke over the server , the construction crew did not inform me of this or shut down the scomputer so I am in the process of recovering my data from the server. I will ship your drive this week, if I amunable to do so by wednesday I will issue a refund to you and everyone else that has been waiting for there products. It wasn't my intention to delay this process, I bought a laptop so I can atleast do business with people over email.

Appreciate your patience and business!

Best regards Rob Blessin


Conclusion: I will see but i think that my chances have increased.


Wow, what a mess to have to deal with. I'd give him some slack as well, but it's not fair for me to say so....it is your money, after all. I'd work with him though, I've been through similar disasters.

I'll make note of his number, and may leave him a message in the near future there about parts....if you think that it's ok to use it?

-M
_________________
"UNIX is an operating system, OS/2 is half an operating system, Windows is a shell, and DOS is a boot partition virus." - Peter Coffin


Last edited by matthewmac66 on Mon Oct 15, 2007 5:10 pm; edited 1 time in total
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address Yahoo Messenger
russianmountain



Joined: 10 Aug 2007
Posts: 36

PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have done a mistake. I have include his cell phone number into the message without his autorization. And you repeat it into many quotes. If you want to reach him, please use first his main business phone number (970-223-9976). For more informations please visit first www.blackholeinc.com.

After that, if you absolutly want to use his cell number, do as your convenience and transmit him my salutations.Embarassed
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
matthewmac66



Joined: 07 Sep 2007
Posts: 40
Location: North Carolina, USA

PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2007 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

russianmountain wrote:
I have done a mistake. I have include his cell phone number into the message without his autorization. And you repeat it into many quotes. If you want to reach him, please use first his main business phone number (970-223-9976). For more informations please visit first www.blackholeinc.com.

After that, if you absolutly want to use his cell number, do as your convenience and transmit him my salutations.Embarassed


No problem at all, russianmountain. I removed it from my quote. I'd never use it without his OK anyway.....I guard my mobile number as well Very Happy
_________________
"UNIX is an operating system, OS/2 is half an operating system, Windows is a shell, and DOS is a boot partition virus." - Peter Coffin
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address Yahoo Messenger
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    NeXT Computers Forum Index -> White Hardware All times are GMT - 7 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum



Powered by phpBB © 2017 phpBB Group