My buying experience wasn't good but I don't know where else I would have bought the cabinets I wanted. I found this forum because of the KC sales thread and he seems to be the only one importing 90s era Japanese cabinets into the USA. I would consider buying from him again, possibly. For new buyers, KC really needs an F.A.Q. so they know what they're getting into.Hearing all this stories, make me think that we should have stopped this long ago. Please post your experience here, be it good or bad.
The problem is that we asked him repeatedly to be specifically clear about what people were actually getting with pictures of real cab. He didnt give a shit and continued doing the same. Then the users get back to the admins to help them sort out the misleading. We actually got tired of that and this is not something that we like to do. He was warned multiple times, believe me.I personally am sort of sad to see him go, because he sold cheap CRT cabs for people who don't mind doing some work. Not much to go wrong there as long as the tube is solid. Missing pieces of more complex things like rhythm games is a different story so I understand why the admins no longer want to put up with it.
Exactly. He will do business in the other places but not here for the reasons I stated before.To be fair, being banned from AP doesn't take him out of business. All it does is keep our newer, less knowledgeable/experienced members from getting rugged pulled, as well as more tightly "enforce" the ONE piece of advice we've been giving out on this forums for YEARS about KC: Only buy if local, Don't ship.
I've heard that story multiple times. Do you think that's a good service? If you dont want to offer service, state very clear: "Cabinets sold as is, might have missing pieces or not work at all. We dont give support and if you want to return it, then you need to pay transportation back to us. " But if he'd do that nobody will buy I guess.he eventually comes back about 3 weeks later with another blue diamond. This one is in way worse shape than the last one cosmetically. Turn on the monitor, it works... but... there are weird issues with the video. I take several pictures and video of the issue. No response after 3 days via text. Before this, he would respond pretty quickly. A week goes by, no response. 2 week, nothing. This is after I kept texting and calling him. So after 3 weeks of being ghosted, I do a PayPal chargeback. As soon as that happens, guess who calls me? He is all mad that I did a charge back. I told him if he would've actually talked to me instead of ghosting me, I wouldn't have to resort to the charge back.
Tony me?Not sure why you'd bring Tony up here. This a thread about KC, and IIRC, Tony did work to restore his cabs. Whether or not you think the work he did was worth his asking price is a different conversation, which also isn't appropriate for this thread.
I think the $3K NAC was on Facebook, but here's KC selling an Astro (not a NAC) for $2400 on ebay.
plenty of people will still buy, they just wouldn't paid top dollar anymore.If you dont want to offer service, state very clear: "Cabinets sold as is, might have missing pieces or not work at all. We dont give support and if you want to return it, then you need to pay transportation back to us. " But if he'd do that nobody will buy I guess.
Yeah, was on FB—which I don't even use—but this screenshot made the rounds, so just to keep the record straight:
All good my dudeThe big kicker being (from what I've heard, so I'd like to be corrected if wrong) that he posted this listing at that price shortly after Tony's Restored cabs sold here. The speculation is that KC saw that thread and decided his junk was worth what a fully restored cab sold for between knowledgeable collectors.