This is gonna be a long story time kids. I want you to know the history of this battery before you decided to get it and know why I priced it this way. It’s probably a good battery, but I don’t want to risk it with a child in the house and me being a n00b with batteries. $325 SHIPPED in the US via UPS Ground.
I purchased this battery from @WillPark16, If you have dealt with him in the past, please show your yay/nay opinion in our trusted sellers thread HERE . In his ORIGINAL POST, he listed it as “12s6p Samsung 30q Chiboard Stacked Battery”, notice how @barajabali /Chiboard is there to instill buyer’s confidence?
Within the comments he stated that the battery hasn’t gone through too many cycles, 3 cells were replaced. Seeing that Will has been polite and been on this forum for a while I decided to jump on the $500 deal, much easier since he lives close to my work to pick up that Thursday.
Upon picking it up, he showed it to me and I poked fun at him for the janky electrical tape wrapped switch and busted looking LCD. He said that’s all he had at the moment, I didn’t think much of it since those can be swapped out rather easily. I paid him cash (big mistake) and went back to the office where I noticed the box had Bara’s address and…@Exiledd_Top 's address on it. Put the two and two together and to my horror, I realize I was in possession of the infamous 4WD EVO that was in two epic crashes that was damaged twice, FIRST crash, and SECOND RIP crash.
From what I know, Miguel had Bara build the battery, the battery was repaired by Bara after the first crash. After the RIP crash, it was not sent to Bara due to potential hazard of the shorts. @psychotiller (Dave)was asked, but the repair cost was not within Miguel’s budget. Somehow, Will got possession of it when Miguel decided to not rebuild.
On Monday, I decided to plug in the charger and that’s when it sparked and burnt my finger. I did notice the middle prong in the charge port was bent, I think it finally broke off then I pushed in the charger and shorted it. It’s amazing what a millisecond of spark can do to your finger! I’ll include a new port, you just have to figure out how to solder it. The wires have been cut off and taped up. I decided to go to Dave to have him evaluated the battery. He suggested that I take the refund that Will offered. The refund was offered and because I have a good job that pays me, I was able to take the financial hit to give him three weeks to give me the refund since he already spent the $500 I paid. would’ve even been willing to give him a payment plan with no interest. $100 a month for 5 months. But he decides to just ignore someone he almost killed because he wouldn’t swap out a few $10 parts #SMH
Personally I wouldn’t mind the battery if it wasn’t for that spark. Not even mentioning the source of the battery was just rude, most of us knows about that crash and it’s relevant when selling something like this. He really should’ve sold this with a better button, port and LCD, these were literally from the crash. It wouldn’t have sparked if he had just no salvaged those little parts.
Anyway, Will has ignored my messages and calls this week…as mentioned, I gave him THREE WEEKS to refund me and he just blocks me? sigh, kids these days. This is not vendor bashing, it’s community safety awareness, this 16/17 year old needs to mature up a little and be more responsible if he actually wants to be a “vendor” for something that is this dangerous.
I will also provide a heat shrink wrap so you can wrap this back up.