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Author Topic: Who owns an ASIC machine and what company made it? (Let's establish a WoT.)  (Read 772 times)
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July 25, 2013, 08:21:55 PM

Hey, I'm hearing so many conflicting stories on what companies can be trusted to produce an ASIC machine and deliver on the sale.  I've heard that some have yet to actually produce anything.  I realize that developing custom hardware isn't exactly an overnight thing or cheap, so I know that companies can take a bit longer on their first product while they're laying the groundwork for future ones.  I also know that when dealing in BitCoin you need to be careful and I'd imagine that some mining hardware companies might also be shady.

WoT (Web of Trust) is the only real way you can tell who's who in the BitCoin world limit your chances of being scammed.  So, I figure if you've purchased ASIC hardware from a company and received your purchase, we can safely say that the company will most likely come through on future orders.  (I did hear that BFL sold GFX chip based hardware and then created fake ASIC machines that never shipped and offered to trade in the old GFX card ones, but they instead kept the returned units and never gave the customers anything.  I can't verify the validity of this statement, so for all intents and purposes, it should be considered just a rumor.  Personally after hearing that and that BFL is run by an ex-con known for scamming people, I won't be buying from them.  However, someone who might have a vendetta against BFL might be saying these things as well in order to hurt them.  This is why the WoT must exist so that many people can give their opinions on a company and people can make an informed decision.)

When replying, to make things easier on people who read this thread, please use the format below.  I'll keep this post updated with the names of companies and their number of satisfied / dissatisfied customers as well as the link to the last post that I added to the list.

MODERATORS: If this post is successful, please consider making it a sticky so that people have easy access to the WoT for ASIC machines.  Thank you.

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Company: [Company name]
Product Purchased: [Product Name]
Date Purchased: [12/31/9999]
Date Received: [12/31/9999]
Satisfied/Dissatisfied: [Satisfied/Dissatisfied]
[Your comments about the company or product]

Company Name# Satisfied Customers# Dissatisfied CustomersPopular Notions
BFL20BFL delivers systems a year after the order is placed which make the product useless in the BitCoin market when received.
BFLs wait list:;topicseen

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July 25, 2013, 08:32:38 PM

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July or something, 2012
Late as fuck, but it arrived in full working order.  Josh @ BFL is an obvious douche and probably cost the company millions in potential profits.  I've thought about contacting a lawyer to see if it would be possible to file a legal claim against BFL for lost earnings due to having to wait so long for product shipment.  If I'm having a bad day, making that call sounds more and more appealing.

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July 25, 2013, 08:38:03 PM

OP, if it helps you any, here is the BFL Wait List.

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July 25, 2013, 08:53:04 PM

Company: BFL
Product Purchased:4 Jalapeno's upgraded to 30GH Little Single
Date Purchased: June 23rd 2012
Date received:July 1st 2013 -Over a year to deliver  Roll Eyes
Satisfied/Dissatisfied: Satisfied
BFL is EXTREMLY late !!!!! DO NOT ORDER FROM THEM,way to slow to deliver,you will make nothing  Angry

Unit is running well,but the massive delay has cost me dearly in lost revenue.

Very doubtful orders placed even in April will be delivered by November................................

"If you run into an asshole in the morning, you ran into an asshole. If you run into assholes all day long, you are the asshole."  -Raylan Givens
"An ASIC being late is perfectly normal, predictable, and legal..."Hashfast & BFL slogan Smiley
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