Is ModChipCentral trustworthy?

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  1. bunny5390
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    I'm looking for a good place to get a Gateway since I'm getting one for christmas. I'm Canadian, so since I left it so long and don't want to pay express shipping, I've been looking at modChipCentral (They ship from Canada, are pretty close, and you can pay in Canadian dollars), however I'm a little bit wary after reading these: http://www.resellerratings.com/store/ModchipCentral


    How have your guy's experiences with them been? Any other resellers you would recomend?
     
  2. codychaosx

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    I bought my 360key and my wasabi from them with no issues. I also think I bought my dstwo from them. I've been using realhotstuff lately but that's because they're in USA
     
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  3. Kakkoii

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    Yes, they've been around for many, maaany years, one of the most trustworthy sites around.
     
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  4. ubergeek77

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    They were very trustworthy for me. I submitted my order and promptly got what I bought in the mail in 4 days. You mentioned you were Canadian however, so I don't know what goes on between the borders that might delay shipment, though I doubt that will be a problem.

    If you're worried about credit card fraud, you shouldn't be, although you should note that they can't accept PayPal due to policies out of their control (I hear WCRepairs takes PayPal, but from what I understand a lot of people had problems with them).
     
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  5. Kakkoii

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    ModchipCentral has a Canadian warehouse as well, I buy from them no prob all the time.
     
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  6. Omar Abdalrazaq

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    I bought many thing with no issues
     
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  7. thorasgar

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    I would not recommend doing business with these theives. They are scamming Tempers with Wiikey U preorders.

    They took preorders and six months later there is still no product. Charged customer's credit cards $114 and demand a 25% restocking fee to cancel your order for a product that they cannot deliver. Their terms and conditions are written so they can not deliver your product, can delay indefinitely and keep your money.

    Check out the last few pages of the "Where is Wiikey U?" thread over on the Wii U section.

    You have been warned
     
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  8. dontay0100

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    Ordered my gateway from them in September.. Arrived in 7 days.. works perfectly.. also used them in the past for 360 reasons.. never had an issue.. and If i have they always addressed it.. The last time I was tripping was because I couldn't wait for GW..Smash wassss so close to release in JP lol
     
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  9. Pestilence204

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    They're not scamming people. People need to learn how to read.

    To OP: I've ordered many times from them and have never had any issues.
     
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  10. thorasgar

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    So stealing from people is OK as long as they let you know they can do that in thier fine print?
     
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    the wiikeyU was out of their control. How can you expect them to know that was going to happen?
     
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    They have to do full refund. that is all. Nobody is expecting them to create a Wiikey U.
     
  13. weatMod

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    i was going to order GW from them because they were giving a free 3ds USB charge cable and a usb sd reader with purchase, (not sure if they are still doing that)
    but i think they would not accept my CC, i think they do not not accept visa, only mastercard i think ,i forget but i think they only accept a certain card
    i ended up ordering from RHS instead which i was leaning to because of faster shipping because i am on the east coast and they ship from NJ , came in like 4 days from RHS ,just like my DSTWO
     
  14. Pestilence204

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    That's correct. That's 100% correct.
     
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  15. thorasgar

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    Modchipcentral is refusing to offer a fellow Temper a full refund. That is in their control. So how would you answer the question "Is ModchipCentral Trustworthy?"

    He will get his money back in the end but will have to spend a lot of time on the phone with his bank disputing the charge.
     
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    I totally agree with you and my post wasn't aimed for you. If you sell someting you don't have, you do a full refund when requested. Modchipcentral had to investigate the situation before opening pre-orders and taking people's money.
     
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  17. Pestilence204

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    He pre-ordered, then decided that he's impatient and doesn't want to wait for the product to come out. Whose fault is that?
     
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    He pre-ordered and then understood modchipcentral was selling a product which never existed and will never exist, so decided to take his money back. Whose fault is that?
     
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  19. thorasgar

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    Impatient? Seriously?

    The stated release date was July or August and it is now December. How many years due you feel they should be able to hold his money?
     
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  20. Pestilence204

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    You have proof that it doesn't exist?
    There was never a release date set by the key team.
    Is the whole "STILL IN PRODUCTION NO EXACT DATE OF ARRIVAL YET" and "*DATE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE" not enough for you?
     
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