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#526 TpaGreenHornet OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Nov 3, 2017 1:15 PM

Hey I've tried getting a hold of you on fb and posted in this thread. Guess I'll keep posting till I can send a pm

#527 shear_xear OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Nov 3, 2017 6:51 PM

Pm'd you. Thanks!

#528 TOYPIGG OFFLINE  

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Posted Fri Nov 3, 2017 10:21 PM

O sorry just now seeing my emails I forgot what I was asking on here probably about 7800

#529 danielchaparro OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Dec 5, 2017 9:44 AM

AtariAge Community,

I'm writing to report that Atari Age member "Yurkie", has been deceptively marketing his ColecoVision modification services on this site's Marketplace, asking customers to mail him their gaming units, asking for payment for services, and not performing the services that he's received payment for. I've already won a PayPal claim dispute against Mr.Scheele for payment of $287.75 to have a ColecoVision unit modified as a Christmas gift.
 
Mr.Scheele aka Yurkie, Has Not Returned My ColecoVision Unit
Mr. Scheele has yet to return my personal property/ColecoVision unit which was mailed to him back in September 2017. He claims that he mailed my package, but even the USPS tracking system indicates that the tracking #9405809699937070158496 was never received at the post office. See: https://tools.usps.c...699937070158496
 
 All attempts to contact him to return my property have also failed. I can only assume that he will try to resell my property on this site or eBay as this may be his process.
 
Communication History with Yurkie Gallery
I have a complete history of communication with Mr.Scheele in which he continually missed completion timeframes and presented excuse after excuse for his delays that he originally stated would take 2 weeks to complete back in September on 2017. I've created an image gallery with my entire text messaging communication history with Mr.Scheele as proof of his lack of engagement, accountability, and responsibility and his continued use of excuses to justify his delays as a so-called professional. All images are named in chronological date order. View the image gallery: http://atariage.com/...mrtodd-scheele/
 
Complaint Filed with PayPal
I filed a complaint against Mr.Scheele with PayPal's Resolution Center, which I was awarded a complete reversal of funds paid to him for services not performed. He had several opportunities to resolve the situation prior to, during and after my PayPal complaint.
 
No Resolution Offered by Mr.Scheele aka Yurkie

So now I'm left with…

  1. PayPal Resolution Center has ruled in my favor for $287.75 in my complaint against Mr.Scheele. So I will at least receive a reverse charge to my bank account from his PayPal or bank account.
  2. My personal property - the ColecoVision unit which I mailed to Mr.Scheele – is nowhere to be found.
  3. I have to repurchase a ColecoVision unit because of Mr.Scheele incompetence and lack of follow through
  4. Mr. Scheele has made no effort to compensate me for the loss of my property that was in his possession. 
  5. Mr. Scheele hasn't even taken responsibility for his lack of professionalism and continued missteps in this entire process.
  6. It doesn't seem that this will be resolved unless Mr.Scheele provides me with a working replacement ColecoVision unit that is of the same condition as the one I mailed him back in September. 
It's disappointing that a community site such as AtariAge would allow a member to deceptively market his services. This not only places AtariAge at risk but also other legitimate moders on AtariAge, as well as consumers and fans of retro gaming consoles looking to have their systems moded.  Who knows how many other consumers who found and hired Mr. Sheele through this site have been robbed by this individual.
 
Mr.Scheele has 2 pages on this site that I'm aware of, that he lists pricing for modification services. Don't bother engaging with this individual as he has only presented himself to be unprofessional and deceptive in his intent to service fans of retro gaming.
 
 
 
I hope that AtariAge would take action against this member so that no one else should have to be misled and robbed by Mr.Scheele.
 
Regard,
Daniel Chaparro
dchaparro@mac.com

Edited by danielchaparro, Tue Dec 5, 2017 5:56 PM.


#530 Yurkie OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Dec 5, 2017 10:31 AM

I dropped the system off at the post office. I usually wait in line to have the package scanned into the system, but on occasion when there is a long line I leave package on the counter. Sorry this happened.



#531 glazball OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Dec 5, 2017 10:42 AM

 

AtariAge Community,

I'm writing to report that Atari Age member "Yurkie", has been deceptively marketing his ColecoVision modification services on this site's Marketplace, asking customers to mail him their gaming units, asking for payment for services, and not performing the services that he's received payment for.

 

Over the last few years, Yurkie has modified my Atari 2600, Atari 7800 controllers, ColecoVision (twice: once for composite and later for RGB), NES and Dreamcast.  Perhaps there was some misunderstanding between the two of you, but there's certainly nothing deceptive about his incredible and professional work.  Hope it all gets sorted soon!


Edited by glazball, Tue Dec 5, 2017 10:51 AM.


#532 danielchaparro OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Dec 5, 2017 12:03 PM

 

Over the last few years, Yurkie has modified my Atari 2600, Atari 7800 controllers, ColecoVision (twice1), NES and Dreamcast.  Perhaps there was some misunderstanding between the two of you, but there's certainly nothing deceptive about his incredible and professional work.  Hope it all gets sorted soon!

Glazball,

 

Yurkie had several opportunities to respond and remedy the situation during the past 3 months. I communicated with him repeatedly asking for a status update on the modification job that he quoted as taking about 2 weeks to complete.  All of my communication with Yurkie consisted of weeks of no communication from him, excuse after excuse of delays - either he was traveling, there was sickness in the family, or something else, etc… for 3 months! Never once did Yurkie exhibit his professionalism by keeping his customer informed as to the status of the order or even as he has described above - supposedly leaving a package on the counter at the United States Post Office? He never bothered to ensure that the package was properly received by the US Post Office? Even the USPS tracking number that he provided, 9405809699937070158496, shows that it never was received at the post office. See: https://tools.usps.c...699937070158496

 

I've created a gallery album with my entire text messaging communication history with Mr.Scheele as proof of his lack of engagement, accountability, and responsibility and his continued use of excuses to justify his delays as a so-called professional. All images are named in chronological date order.

 

http://atariage.com/...mrtodd-scheele/

 

So now I'm left with…

  1. PayPal Resolution Center has ruled in my favor for $287.75 in my complaint against Mr.Scheele. So I will at least receive a reverse charge to my bank account from his PayPal or bank account.
  2. My personal property - the ColecoVision unit which I mailed to Mr.Scheele – is nowhere to be found.
  3. I have to repurchase a ColecoVision unit because of Mr.Scheele incompetence and lack of follow through
  4. Mr. Scheele has made no effort to compensate me for the loss of my property that was in his possession. 
  5. Mr. Scheele hasn't even taken responsibility for his lack of professionalism and continued missteps in this entire process.
  6. It doesn't seem that this will be resolved, unless Mr.Scheele provides me with a working replacement ColecoVision unit that is of the same condition as the one I mailed him back in September. 

 

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Let's recap Yurkie's professionalism

Starting on 9/21 when my ColecoVision unit was delivered to Mr.Scheele's address

  • Never followed through on his original timeline of 2 weeks to complete an order which should have been done by Oct 8-14, 2017.
  • Never initiated any communication with the customer on expected delays. I was always the one to initiate all communication via email, AtariAge message or text messages
  • Received PayPal payment of $287.75 on Oct 8, 2017
  • Sent text message on 10/16 asking for the status of my order only to receive a reply of "I'm out of town…"
  • Sent text message on 10/28 asking for the status of my order only to receive a reply of "…family medical issues…"
  • Sent text message on 11/09 asking for the status of my order only to receive a reply of "…dropped off at post office…" which we now know that not to be true as you can see by using the tracking USPS information #9405809699937070158496. See: https://tools.usps.c...699937070158496
  • On Mon, 11/13 used PayPal Resolution Center to communicate with Yurkie about my dissatisfaction with repeated delays by Mr.Scheele in receiving my supposed modified ColecoVision unit back. My Yurkie sends me a snarky response "Wow filled a case with PayPal after I sent you tracking…thanks a million!!" Now, mind you this is 52 days after he received my ColecoVision unit when he originally stated it would take 2 weeks.
  • On Mon, 11/20 I escalate my case as a filed complaint against Yurkie.
  • Yurkie's only response is that he provided a USPS tracking number. No additional information.
  • On 12/2 I receive notice from PayPal Resolution center that my case has been awarded in my favor a reverse charge will be made back to my bank account from Yurkie's account.
  • Sent text message today, 12/05, asking Mr.Scheele to return my personal property/Colecovision unit which I don't believe he actually did any work on. His response is simply "I dropped it off, it must not have got scanned into the system. Sorry there is nothing I can do."

This is professionalism at its best.


Edited by danielchaparro, Tue Dec 5, 2017 5:58 PM.


#533 danielchaparro OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Dec 5, 2017 12:11 PM

I dropped the system off at the post office. I usually wait in line to have the package scanned into the system, but on occasion when there is a long line I leave package on the counter. Sorry this happened.

Yurkie,

You seem to be full of excuses and never seem to take responsibility or accountability for any of your actions. Our text message history clearly demonstrates this.

See: http://atariage.com/...mrtodd-scheele/

 

From excuses about traveling, and family illness, and more, you continue to provide excuse after excuse. You even miss your own deadlines that you specified yourself - such as "I'll mail it out on Friday 10/20…", only to be told of family medical issues 2 weeks later AFTER I reached out to you again asking for a status update.

 

And now, you claim to supposedly dropped off A package at the US Post Office that their own tracking system clearly states was never received. See: https://tools.usps.c...699937070158496

 

So now my only option is to purchase a replacement unit because you failed to properly deliver my return package to the US Post Office and now its nowhere to be found.

 

Do the right thing and replace my ColecoVision unit with a working unit in the same condition as the one I mailed you back on September 18, 2017 and you received on the 21st. See: https://tools.usps.c...699300505691673


Edited by danielchaparro, Tue Dec 5, 2017 5:57 PM.


#534 glazball OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Dec 5, 2017 6:13 PM

This is professionalism at its best.

 

 

I said his work is professional, I never said anything about his customer service.  imho, he is just one guy and not a business; don't expect perfect, corporate communication because scanning through your texts, he's answered so many of those questions already over the years and just doesn't have the time.  Looks like Yurkie dropped the ball on your project and I'm sorry to hear, but he will make it right.  I.... will be stepping out of this now. :)



#535 danielchaparro OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Dec 5, 2017 10:57 PM

 

 

 

I said his work is professional, I never said anything about his customer service.  imho, he is just one guy and not a business; don't expect perfect, corporate communication because scanning through your texts, he's answered so many of those questions already over the years and just doesn't have the time.  Looks like Yurkie dropped the ball on your project and I'm sorry to hear, but he will make it right.  I.... will be stepping out of this now. :)

If Yurkie is not a business, then he shouldn't be offering services for compensation in the marketplace. That's the whole concept of a business and a marketplace - payment for services rendered. Don't back someone without knowing the facts, which I've readily provided.

Additionally, Yurkie's past answering others questions has nothing to do with my continual efforts over a 3 month period asking him for a status update on a mod job that he stated would take 2 weeks. And I wasn't asking for "perfect, corporate communication" as you put it - just ANY communication, which he continually failed to provide. Me asking someone for an ETA on a task that he/she has been tasked or paid for with timelines they've defined is basic communication 101 - set the expectations, follow through on your statements and commitments and move on to the next task or path in life. This work or life ethic can be applied to anything - business or life-related. 

Thanks for stepping in and for stepping out.

 



#536 glazball OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Dec 5, 2017 11:41 PM

I saw your facts and I agree you are in the right. Yurkie f-ed up and I can't defend the poor communication. I was only responding because of your claim that he plans to steal your item and resell it. Having dealt with him before, as many of us here have, I know that to be untrue and just wanted to say so.

In any case, let us know how it gets resolved.

#537 douglie007 OFFLINE  

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Posted Thu Dec 7, 2017 3:10 AM

have you done this mod to any DINA systems? I know they use the same video processor. 



#538 retrofixerdude OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 10, 2017 6:19 AM

I ordered a coleco vision AV kit from him. After severals promises of shipment and nothing, I filed a paypal claim.

He could have refunded the money when i started the claim, but i had to wait for paypal to make a decision which they did on my behalf.

He claimed he was dealing with some issues which I totally understand.

But no one should be offering services if they cannot deliver on time.

I see he has good feedback, Maybe he should take care of whatever personal issues he is dealing with before offering services.

As a modder/Business owner, I would advise him to:

1) Return merchandise/money 

2)Update the customer. Some people are patient enough and would understand that you are going through some rough time.



#539 Hawk269 OFFLINE  

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Posted Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:20 AM

I don't want to dog pile on Yurkie, but I have to say that my experience with him was not great as well.  After numerous emails to set up my Colecvision mod, I sent it to him and it took 3 months to get it back.  During those 3 months I had sent numerous emails asking for status and most would go unanswered, when he did answer it was always "about 2 weeks".  This wen't on for 3 full months.  His work is great, the system runs fantastic, but the lack of communication and the wait is really bad.   As others have mentioned, if Yurkie would just respond to emails or just tell people "hey, i have a lot going on it is going to be a while" it would be different.   In the end I was happy with the work he did, but if I ever need to have another system mod, I would look for other alternatives and ask Yurkie as a last resort since communicaiton is really bad.







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