Henry Fok WILL FOK YOU at *ANY COST*.

Drop by #macintosh, ask anyone there.

This incident started in September of 1997, it is now May. 8th, 1998.

Have you been Fok'ed? Perhaps the [ Texas Attorney General's office ] would like to know.

This incident started last September, 1997. I was looking for a Powerbook Duo 2300c motherboard and through the recommendations of others (who have seen been screwed over too) decided to do business with this bastard.

SpectreVR, spctralfx on #macintosh
spectre@162.Dallas-01.tx.dial-access.att.net
Henry Fok
8313 Park Lane #235
Dallas, Texas, 75231
(214) 691-0028.

From the very beginning I should have known. From what I hear, I'm lucky to have even gotten anything at all. For the sum of $600, plus shipping, and $30 for the CPU stiffener (since my 280c was supposed to have a different one, I needed this too), turns out that the frame contained int he 280c is the same as the 2300c, but thats not a problem. I can use the extra later, to build the 280c logic board into another Duo. So I overnight a money order for $650.00 with the intention of getting the board shipped overnight to me. He made every indication of having the items in his possession. I was going out of town for a week in the beginning of October and wanted to have the computer upgraded by then. I figured almost a month was plenty of time.

2-3 days after I sent the money I hadn't received anything and made a call to my contact, since Henry worked 'odd' hours. (Scammers often do that), "You didn't put your address in the letter", (He needs your address to send you the board) ... Bullshit. It was written on a sheet of paper enclosed, and also written on the money order. As well as the outside of the envelope. This is the first line of bullshit you will always get. Next came, "You did not say overnight". Well, I could have sworn I wrote that on the page with my address. "I'll scan it and show you", (Hmmm.. ok, scan it, get out the photoshop eraser, then fax it back to me, yeah, that will do it). Ok, if I did or did not write Overnight on it, thats besides the point. IT's now going on 6 days, SHIP THE FUCKING THING, UPS Ground from TX to CA is only 3-4 days anyway. It still WOULD HAVE BEEN HERE BY NOW.

Two more days go by, no package, fine. 3 days.. "Where is it?", Oh, it's coming from California, you should have had it already". LINE #2, Same Bullshit story.

Turns out Mr. Henry Fok-you-over is brokering the item. So what this means is while my money is flying all over the country to god knows where, taking a different story with it as each inquiry reveals.

Two weeks go by, NO board. Now I'm running out of time. "It's coming from CA" I hear again. Fine, IT COULD HAVE COME FROM FIJI, I would have HAVE IT BY NOW.

I am now leaving, I do not want the package to arrive while I am away, because no one would be here to get it. (Alas, a perfect excuse to not send it and say it was, "someone must have stolen it" is what I would hear..)

Somehow, he can get the package held, amazing isn't it. HE can 'keep' it, when it was 'shipped' already. What bullshit.

Two more weeks time passes as I am now back in town and ready to receive my goods.

Two more weeks pass, "It's in CA", .. finally, on a Wed. morning almost TWO MONTHS after I paid for it, the package shows up, from Round Rock, TEXAS. Well, Texas is a 15 hours from California. I got the board. Ok.

The next day when I install the motherboard I determine that I have been, after all this bullshit, shipped a defective motherboard. It works in every way possible, except does not function without the AC adapter plugged in. Hence, a Desktop Powerbook. What a joke.

Wanting this motherboard, I make the call, "It's got a problem", .. "You can send me back the board and I'll return your money or I'll get you another one" Figuring, I'll live with it for a while, I'll take the second option. Because this way atleast I have something, as much bullshit as I had to go through to get the motherboard I figure extracting $650 from this prick would be harder, since my 'money' is long gone now that almost 2 months have passed. I also make it known that I will not send anything first, (we tried that already, look at what happened), He can ship me the replacement and I'll send it back when working.

Now begins part two of this mess.

After much of the same sort of lies, and whatnot, he says I can get you a board but it will be around Christmas before I can do it. (Shuts me up for a few weeks, in other words).

I am even willing to have another non working board so that I can swap some parts around and make a shot at fixing it. I just want a working powerbook. So, begins yet another round of lies and deception.

"I have this board here that has a bad serial port, it's got a crack in the PCB near the connector", I'll ship you that one in the meantime. .. well, it was just as bad for him to ship this bad board he had. So bad that I NEVER GOT THAT BOARD.

It started as "You'll get a personal delivery"

Fok: I'm going to Mac World

Oh? San Francisco is 600 miles north of here

Fok: But I'll be in LA prior to Mac World

Well, LA is still 80 miles north of here. (He's not gonna show up, this is especially evident when no directions/address are asked for. Well? He didn't have it at first either, but somehow found it)

..needless to say, he was never seen nor heard from.

Ok, the excuse was "Family was more important".. fine, MAIL THE BLOODY THING THEN, you FUCKING PRICK!

So, in all of this it was "easier" to drag this board around halfway across the country and deliver it rather than mail it? PHOOEY!

Turns out that this was another "I actually don't have it, even though I said I did", and someone in CA (Here we go with that CA crap again) has it and was supposed to mail it.

Ok, now.. this gets even better, "It's been mailed, you should have it already" .. well, checking receiving, etc, no one has gotten any motherboards for Apple powerbooks. Otherwise I would have seen it. TWO WEEKS GO BY on this latest excuse.

Fok "No, don't look for a box from Texas, look for a box from CA"

Well, actually, I'm not looking for a box from anywhere in particular, but rather, the MOTHERBOARD ITSELF. ITS NOT HERE, Do you UNDERSTAND?

Fok: Well, I swear it's been shipped. I don' t know what happened, It was shipped US Priority Mail "BINGO!!!! FLAG!! RED ALERT!!!!!"

Oh, US Mail, huh? After you repeatedly said such things as "FedEx, UPS.." US MAIL? Yeah, US MAIL.. so it can't be traced and you know it because you probably never shipped it..

ANOTHER WEEK GOES BY...

Mr FOK-you-hard finally sends me a board via FedEx that has a good inch chopped off by the battery connector, and has a pretty good 'bow' in it from being bent over something. (This is typical for computer parts that are supposed to be destroyed but sold for salvaging the parts, some catastrophic damage is done to ensure that board as a whole is never used or sold as a working unit, sent in for warranty coverage, etc). I swapped the power manager and a few other items aroud on this board and ended up with the same results as when I started. Not wanting to end up with something not working, I gave up on that. After about two weeks I go to inform him that it's still not working and we are going to need another board. Well, is PHONE IS DISCONNECTED. How CONVENIENT.

I am told that the Delco, (GTE) somehow managed to change every ones phone number and it's not 'his' fault.. .. Now he stops answering any email, is never online when he used to be, and the few times he was in IRC, as soon as I popped in, he split without so much as a word. CHICKEN SHIT FOK HEAD.

He has since refused to answer ANY EMAIL, yet I know he got it due to comments made to others I know by him in #macintosh (irc), his latest claim is "My ISP has labeled you as a spammer, so I don't get any mail from you" .. BULLSHIT.

Considering your "ISP" is just as unhappy with you as everyone else, you FOK'ed them too.

 

Anxiously awaiting what LIE is next..

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