Realhotstuff.com Announcements

Discussion in 'Online Stores and Purchases' started by cynful09, Aug 6, 2012.

  1. cynful09
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    Hello all,

    RHS employee here.

    First and foremost, R.I.P. Ron 7/26/12 - Founder and VP of realhotstuff.com, realhotstuff.hk, 0shippingzone.com. He was one of the first retailers out there dating back to 2004 and possibly earlier. He was one of the greatest employers I have ever had and one of the nicest guys out there. He will be missed.


    Realhotstuff.com will be migrated to a different cart (it will look exactly like realhotstuff.hk). We believe it will be more user-friendly and secure. All customer accounts will be migrated. For anyone trying to get on our site the past week or so, our server has been having multiple issues causing our site to be inaccessible. We are working very hard to resume our fast service. Please bear with us if you are still waiting for your order. Email us with any questions or problems.

    0shippingzone.com will no longer be running. We recommend realhotstuff.hk.

    Any questions please PM me or email sales@realhotstuff.com
     
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  2. C-Kronos

    C-Kronos GBAtemp Regular

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    RIP.. I've been a customer of RHS for years now, and I've never been dissatisfied with the amazing effort you guys put into customer service, and the amazing shipping times.
     
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  3. cynful09
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    We thank you for your kind words and your continued support.
     
  4. ouch123

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    I only bought from RHS once, but the customer service and shipment speed were incredible and I'd have bought from RHS again if I ever had the need to. Keep up the good work - I'm sure you'll all make Ron proud going into the future.
     
  5. Fudge

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    Sorry to hear, I've bought all of my flashcarts from the site, sad to know the man who created the site is gone.
     
  6. jonthedit

    jonthedit GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    I hope he rests in peace. Condolences to his family.
    I wish the company the best in the migration~ :)
     
  7. Mbmax

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    This is a terrible news for me. I'm so sad. :cry:
    I was talking with him almost everyday, he was a great guy.

    Man ... life is so cruel.

    Condolences to his family.
    R.I.P my friend.

    Mbmax.
     
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    Still remembered the last time I talked to him, about his good project, his dream, and the good days before many years.........It was so happy, didn't realized that was the final time.
    The news really...shocked me. Just can't believed he left and many be never return.

    R.I.P

    :sad:
     
  9. cynful09
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    Thank you everyone for you kind words.

    Update on the realhotstuff.com: technical and administrative difficulties have delayed the migration of our site. We are hoping it will be up Tues 8/14.
     
  10. Mbmax

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    Great ! i can't wait to see the new website up and running.

    Ron would have been proud of you, thanks cynful09.
     
  11. jimmyemunoz

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    Sorry to hear the news. I hope you guys work through this major setback.

    On a different note: May I suggest you remove products from RHS.hk that are not manufactured any more, instead of cluttering up your website with products saying 'Out of Stock'?
     
  12. cynful09
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    Once we have realhotstuff.com up and running, we will take a look at the HK site.
     
  13. cynful09
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    UPDATE:

    You can access RHS at www.realhotstuff2.com right now. It is still a work in progress. The original domain name realhotstuff.com should be up by the end of today.
     
  14. wolfmanz51

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    Ret in peach you will be missed Ron ur site was the best in the west
     
  15. Mbmax

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    The usa website seems to be back online.
    There is 10% off until the end of the month.
     
  16. Another World

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    From Where???
    no disrespect to whoever worked to get the site back up, but that banner really needs to go. the logo isn't very professional, looks rather juvenile, and does not instill confidence upon a buyer who is about to enter their credit card information.

    towards the end of shoptemp they tried to make extra money by selling odd chinese goods, such as scarfs. it never made sense to me. its a flash kit site, it should sell flash kits, chinese handhelds, mod chips, chargers, accessories, etc. not scarfs, rings, and whatever else.

    the ds-era of gaming is pretty much over. i'm sure you guys are already feeling the loss of revenue. it is time to expand your product base. why not contact the guys at k1gba.com and ask if you can carry the k1 gba sp and the k101. a move to carry that product would make more sense to me than clothing.

    -another world
     
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  17. TehSkull

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    RHS has always been my favorite retailer. China prices, US shipping.
    I'm sorry to hear about Ron.
     
  18. cynful09
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    You don't like the banner? Ron actually had someone do the banner for realhotstuff.hk and we just copied it over. If someone is willing to make a banner in exchange for product that is certainly up for discussion.

    As for the clothing etc. that will probably stay up on the HK site. I will probably take it off the USA site.

    K1 GBA? Never heard of it. If there is a clear cut demand we will carry it, but I will definitely bring it up with management. Thank you for your suggestions. If there are any other carts out there you would like to suggest I'd appreciate it.
     
  19. Another World

    Another World Emulate the Planet!

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    i know that this is a far fetched request, but a section of the site dedicated to buying and reselling old Flash Kits would be a welcome edition to the Web. It is near impossible to track down Bung kits, the M3 Perfect, etc. I'm not sure how much money you guys have to create a position that just searches out used flash kits for resale, but how cool would that be?

    have you considered trying to carry kits for consoles? ToToTek designs and sells kits for many systems. RetroZone has the NES flash kit for sale. NeoFlash has the SMS card, N64 cart, etc. As I recall there are some German developers who also released a Genesis cart and a SNES cart. These things are hard to get in some cases, it would be great if you were able to provide them for sale. Users really trust RHS, and being that you are located in the US it makes shipping much easier for those of us in N. America and Canada. With your HK location you would be able to hit most of the world as well.

    another thing i would love to see are controller-to-usb converters. many gamers like the nostalgic feel of using the intended controller with emulation. there are not enough sites carrying these devices.

    as for the K1 GBA SP and the soon-to-be-released K101, they are the only hardware solution for GBA games. Everything is running on a System on a Chip design. The person to contact would be Ruilong. He is currently the exclusive reseller of both designs and is looking for other ways to distribute the product.

    cheers,
    -another world
     
  20. cynful09
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    Used kits,etc? If we did do this, that would be me doing the work. I'll take it into consideration, but frankly I'm not to sure where to start. Though it would be cool if we could do some sort of marketplace section on the site.

    These kits (including the k1gba) you refer to, would they prompt any legal issues (more legal issues than usual)? That would be the deciding factor on whether or not we would be willing to carry a product.

    controller to usb converters sounds cool. I will pass that on to management.

    Thanks,
    cynful09