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Old 11-05-2012, 06:11 PM   #21
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People realize its a hobby, but still, if people pay for things they should get the item within a few months or get their money back.

I have been a customer in the past and it took 6 months to get my item. Maybe you should stop taking new orders if you can't fill orders for things people paid you for a year ago? Just sayin... Your still taking peoples money right? Why if you can't fill orders from a year ago?
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Old 11-05-2012, 07:27 PM   #22
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@Nathan, as a potential new customer I was incredibly disappointed by the complete lack of communications (I really wanted an s-Video converter and rom Switcher) - lucky for me that by that time I was unable to pay for anything as you had removed your cart system.

I understand what it's like to be seriously unwell (I've been battling a liver problem this year) but all you had to do was put an announcement up on your website saying that you are unwell and will be unable to respond to email and fulfill orders until you have recovered - an "out of office" reply on your email would have helped too.

as they say, it's all about communications.

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Old 11-06-2012, 12:40 AM   #23
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Sorry to hear about your troubles Nathan, it must be tough with all the health problems and then the total backlog of orders. I was hoping to have received my order last month but I did not hear from you but I am not in a rush anymore so take your time, as long as it gets here some day lol. Hope things will get better and thanks again as your hobby has helped a lot of people. がっんばて!
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Old 11-06-2012, 01:52 AM   #24
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Would like to say Nathan is one of the good guys in Amiga land. I've had some delays when dealing with him and we've had the odd joke via email about it.

He makes some great hardware and at real prices unlike other items that I've seen. Sure communication isn't the best but then I can imagine it's quite stressful, to me his reputation, products have been a bigger success than he may of originally thought.

It's kind of grown more into something that could become a full time business rather than a hobby.

I'm assuming an extra pair of hands would be great? A shame I don't have the skills to help in some way.

Anyway ease up on Nathan, he'll get around to your order I'm sure. He's not a liar as some people have put it, he's a stand up guy trying to do his best.

Keep up the good work Nathan it would be a sad day that you stop making such great hardware, you are a true asset.
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Old 11-06-2012, 04:27 AM   #25
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I've bought a few items from Nathan over the years and have always received good service, I knew that I was buying from a guy running a hobby business rather than a full time operation so my expectations weren't high.

I dont know his circumstances but I suppose some health conditions may creep up on you and before you know it you're behind in work/life and he may not have had the time to inform customers or make changes to his website. I had my appendix removed a couple of weeks ago, a routine operation with a 1week recovery time yet I got a little behind with things...I can only imagine how a more serious health issue would have impacted me.

Nathan, I hope you get well soon mate, concentrate on getting better and I hope you stay part of the Amiga community.
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:48 AM   #26
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Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently:

nacad@amigamaniac.com

This gets better and better..
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:54 AM   #27
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I concur. Ordered and paid in july, never got any feedback from nathan cadwallen, only automated email responses. Filed a claim and will receive my money back. Stay away.
Did you get your money back from paypal?
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Old 12-04-2012, 12:44 PM   #28
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Don't take orders if you cannot fill them in an efficient manner - with all due respect.

All sorts of things come up in real life, illness, family issues, etc. - but to keep people hanging on the line for a year is simply unacceptable, sorry.
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Old 12-04-2012, 01:20 PM   #29
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Although different, I'm going thru some health issues myself and last week was finally able to breathe easier when I heard the word "non-malignant". :-)
Glad to hear the news was good. Just wish I hadn't read your post whilst smoking. Anyway, get well soon.
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Old 12-04-2012, 02:18 PM   #30
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Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently:

nacad@amigamaniac.com

This gets better and better..
On Amigamaniac's contact-page it reads:

"Sorry everyone, I've had to delete yet another webmail account as some lovely person has been inserting my e-mail address as the return path for mass spamming :-S I'll set up another e-mail address and post it here once I've completed all the back orders. *If you are still waiting for your order, I will e-mail you shortly, after which you will have my new e-mail address ;-)"
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:30 AM   #31
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I think leaving the guy alone and let him get on with it. There's no scam going on here, he's had some problems and he's doing the best he can to set things straight.

It would be a shame to loose Nathan from the community, the prices and hardware top notch.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:51 PM   #32
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Yes I did. I think you have up to 45 days. I understand that health is a precious good and the lack of it can screw things up really fast. Doing a business today stands and falls with communication, which is a little more fastpaced these days due to internet.

Hope Nathan will get better, good luck to everyone!
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Old 01-23-2013, 03:15 PM   #33
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Has anyone got a working email address? I honestly don't mind the wait that much but I'd at least like to know that he's alive and still aware I'm waiting. I'm as patient as they come but it's been nearly a year now.
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Old 02-06-2013, 07:44 AM   #34
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@alc

same here. now there's no contact, no updates on status of my order and this really bites. spend over $100 ... where is my stuff now? approaching 1 year. if he cannot fulfill orders in timely fashion he should refund people's money or provide updates??? sell what you have in stock ready to ship don't pre-order from people.
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:43 PM   #35
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Nathan Cadwallen <nacad@amigamaniac.com> has disappeared.

I've waited almost 2 years for a working RGB adapter and a whole heap of other stuff, over $60 worth now.

I really want my money back....any ideas on how to get it back now!
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:51 PM   #36
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Nathan Cadwallen <nacad@amigamaniac.com> has disappeared.

I've waited almost 2 years for a working RGB adapter and a whole heap of other stuff, over $100 worth now.

I really want my money back....any ideas on how to get it back now!
Bank Reversal - put in a claim that goods not received (assuming you paid with a CC via PayPal you'll get your money back).
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:18 PM   #37
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Wow what a shame... His products were good. I got one of his rgb to svideo adapaters is anyone would like to buy one and have it shipped the next day, let me know... I got it when I still had classic amigas, tried it but didn't use it past that... 50$ by paypal shipped anywhere in the continental us, and I promise you I will ship it the next day after you pay and give you usps tracking info...

I don't have a classic amiga anymore but I was holding on to it just in case. Does not look like I will go back to classics, so if someone wants it, like I said can ship it for you the day after paypal payment is received. PM me for paypal info...

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Old 02-07-2013, 03:48 PM   #38
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Hope he is okay, he was having health issues. Had many a good conversation with him via email.

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Old 02-07-2013, 05:29 PM   #39
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Hmmm this thread is starting to worry me. Nathan was cool and very responsive when i did business with him about 3 years ago. He even had a bunch of new projects in the works. There must be something really wrong. Is there anyone nearby that could find out if he is ok?
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Its unfortunate for the amiga community.

I dont know why but so far I never was able to get anything reasonable from that region of the world. nathan, and another guy from australia trying to sell a cpu board

First taking weeks to reply to a pm, then coming up with a lame excuse being away( although he logged in the forum daily) and then saying the deal has to be done within 24 hours...should have just realised then to give the boot to that chap)

Sorry needed to vent and that has nothing to do with nathan.

Hope nathan gets his act together.

Best we leave him alone for some time.

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