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November 21, 2013, 10:47:35 PM
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It's been 144 days, since I've placed an order with BL for mining equipment, well..almost five months.

No equipment have arrived, they don't respond to phone calls, they don't respond to emails.

I tried to file dispute claim with PayPal, it won't even go through, I only wonder how deep this thing goes. It must be the biggest scum of of the 21st. They use our money to build the mining equipment, and then they use it for themselves, and obviously make millions in process. It's a well known secret that Butterfly Labs runs a large mining operation, while pre-ordered customers are waiting for the hardware.

Well, I don't intend to waste any of my time anymore, I'm gonna alert every government agency in the country what's going on their turf, under their noses. We all know about Butterfly Labs CEO, a simple criminal. I'm sure people who work for him, know it too, and cover for him. The time will come for everybody to answer.

Looking for a few good, ambitious lawyers, to start class action suit against mullti million dollar company.

Let me know what you think about it.

Peace.

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November 21, 2013, 10:50:58 PM
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We got our miners - it did take time, but they arrived. Be patient. The ROI (despite what people are saying) is still easy to obtain. In 6 weeks of mining, we've recouped almost 50% of our investment. No logical reason not to break even in less than 3 months and have 9 months of pure profit this year alone.

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November 21, 2013, 10:56:13 PM
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Let me know what you think about it.


All was been told many times already here:

Butterflylabs Huge SCAM
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=114329.0
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November 21, 2013, 10:56:25 PM
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its your own fault u ordered from some scammers. forum was full of bad articles about them, and u still ordered, why ?
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November 21, 2013, 11:05:57 PM
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I've heard that orders are being delivered, they just take lots and lots of time to arrive!

[Traffic these days is horrible  Wink]

I hope you receive your Miner this year still, maybe Christmas comes earlier, who knows?  Wink

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Is it me you are looking for?
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November 21, 2013, 11:07:16 PM
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It's not some case of a guy scamming people on ebay. We're taking about large company, with large production capabilities. When this thing brakes, they gonna see FBI braking their gates, and helicopters will fly above them. I guess the greed knows no boundaries.

People who work there, know enough about what's going on in there, and keep their mouths shut, and that's a felony.
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November 21, 2013, 11:33:49 PM
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Sorry to hear, jarr.  There are a lot of people who jumped in late and are eating the very end of the stick with this company still.  I'm glad they changed their product and raised prices which forced me to turn way from buying more equipment from them.  The only thing you can do is only wait or try to get a refund.  Keep querying them about your order status maybe. 

Lots of people lost out huge potential gains because of this company, asking for BTC only payments originally for the early adoptors.  Not sure of your situation but it's a life lesson.  Always do your due diligence, in everything.
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November 22, 2013, 12:47:37 AM
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Well, I don't thing is about loosing potential gains, its more about right and wrong. If we let people like that run businesses in this country, we gonna end up on the streets.

You can't be really timid about it, business is about contract between buyer and seller. If the seller doesn't follow good business conduct, the seller becomes liable.

I just wonder; they hold my money for five months, and it wasn't a loan. They either refuse, or can't deliver the promised merchandise. More likely refuse, because it makes so much profit for them. I would say I am an investor in the company, and they should pay dividends on my investment. What's your thought on this, and how many of you out there, waiting for the promised hardware.

And don't forget one thing, the hardware you have ordered in June, is obsolete, and substandard today. Last but not least, the amount of bitcoin, is set, it won't last forever. They will run out next year. Not much time left...

Peace.
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November 22, 2013, 12:50:05 AM
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It amazes me how people fall for the same scams over and over.

Anyways you might like to add your vote for least reliable company here...

https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=323857.0

I'll not spoil it for you by telling you who is winning.  Wink

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November 22, 2013, 12:53:53 AM
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Try fill your complaint with the FTC

How to file a FTC complaint against BFL's illegal business practices
https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=319522.0

BTW, they promising monarch card for early next year, I guess it will be interesting to see discussions about their delivery times next year as well

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November 22, 2013, 12:56:46 AM
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Well, my point here Gator, those people belong behind bars, it's not a small operation. we're talking millions. And its not going away.
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November 22, 2013, 01:05:18 AM
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@wearepoor

Next year you gonna need 5T to mine anything, in mean time, they get rich at your expense.
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November 22, 2013, 01:19:08 AM
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So do the Jalapenno's actually ship straight away? It says they are ready to go now...
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November 22, 2013, 01:24:27 AM
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I don't think filing FTC complaint against BFL is really enough. Just think about, they use my money to build a hardware, which they use to mine a currency. I mean even at their website, you can see the picture; lines of servers filled up with mining cards, we are waiting for. In mean time they sell the hashing power we've paid for, to other people. They offer it like its available. And they tell me, I should wait. Actually they don't tell me anything, cause they don't respond to my emails.

Like I said, we should file for dividends, not for refunds.
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November 22, 2013, 01:27:51 AM
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Sounds fair, you early "investors"  funded their mining ventures.
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November 22, 2013, 02:16:28 AM
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the amount of bitcoin, is set, it won't last forever. They will run out next year. Not much time left...

Peace.

You have no clue about what Bitcoin is, how it works, or the mechanism by which it's generated.

Yes, the amount of Bitcoin is finite (possible future changes/upgrades to the system to increase the limit of 21,000,000,000BTC notwithstanding).  Per the current parameters of the code, it will take over 100 years for the last block reward to be generated. The general consensus is somewhere around the year 2140'ish. 

There is absolutely ZERO possibility that they will "run out next year". 

If you don't even understand the basic principle of how/when BTC are generated, good luck masterminding any sort of legal action against BFL, even if they may deserve to be sued or have charges brought against them.
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November 22, 2013, 03:42:27 AM
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I don't really care how it works, and the mechanism by which it's generated.  My thorough understanding of the mechanism behind the bitcoins has nothing to do with this case.

All I want is the merchandise that I've ordered.

But I'm pretty sure that, some time next year mining might be beyond any of us, cost wise. You gonna need an access to a server, not just 600Gh mining card.

Anyways here it is:

Bitcoin has a maximum 21 million limit: The total number of Bitcoins that will be issued is capped at 21 million. The Bitcoin “mining”3 process presently creates 25 Bitcoins every 10 minutes (the number created will be halved every four years), so that limit will not be reached until the year 2140. While Bitcoin critics argue that the maximum limit is not large enough, supporters maintain that since each Bitcoin is divisible to eight decimal places, the number of fractional Bitcoins (called “satoshis”) – at 21 x 1014 – will be more than enough for all conceivable applications. Conventional currencies, on the other hand, can be issued without limit.

We started with shovels, now we're using jackhammers. In 4-6 months, you're gonna need an excavator. How many of you can afford to buy an excavator?

Eventually, when they ship those shovels and jackhammers, we gonna loose the fight against the excavators. And, that's a fact.
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November 22, 2013, 03:48:43 AM
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We got our miners - it did take time, but they arrived. Be patient. The ROI (despite what people are saying) is still easy to obtain. In 6 weeks of mining, we've recouped almost 50% of our investment. No logical reason not to break even in less than 3 months and have 9 months of pure profit this year alone.



ummmmm, are you talking about ROI in purely fiat terms?

Lets run a little thought experiment, just for arguments sake pretend for a minute that back when you ordered your BFL equipment you decided instead to take that money and buy BTC, at the market rate they were going for then.  Now fast forward to today.  Still feeling rosy about your "ROI"?

This is not some pseudoeconomic post-modern Libertarian cult, it's an un-led, crowd-sourced mega startup organized around mutual self-interest where problems, whether of the theoretical or purely practical variety, are treated as temporary and, ultimately, solvable.
Censorship of e-gold was easy. Censorship of Bitcoin will be… entertaining.
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November 22, 2013, 05:54:28 AM
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Much as I sympathise most of the info about the folks involved was known all along

Isn't caveat emptor one of the pillars of the btc world?

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November 22, 2013, 05:55:58 AM
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Mind you, I am not saying for a moment that there is definitively no case for a lawsuit

I just don't know as I am not a lawyer..

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