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Hi guys,
i am just writing to share my experience with Dominic (freedominic@yahoo.com. He usually posts on Mudah and has stopped for a while after some issues with buyers.

While i won't completely say that his products are not good, you should just buy and don't expect any after sales support or even a return of goods from him.

i had a terrible experience where i got something from him on the condition that i like it and that he will take it back if it didn't suit me. The worst thing was, the item was dead on arrival. It was spoilt already, even his own mechanic said so. Obviously, he never refunded and avoided me completely.

Also, the only way you can contact him is via email. He will never give you his phone number.

Anyway, i am just sharing here. Be a little careful with dealing with him.
 

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That's the problem with dealing online... quite a fair bit of dishonest sellers out there.

I always arrange to deal COD... whereby items are only paid for upon inspection by you.
 

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Hi Alvin,

this is not online sale. i met him, i have even met his family! I though he was more of a enthusiast instead of a seller.

i was wrong.

i bought shocks from him which could not be fully tested till it is mounted. as soon as we went for test drive, (all 4 already spoilt). Had a nasty email from dominic to get my facts right and about suing. so, amending my statement. Not all 4 was spoilt at the time of testing. the rear two were gone upon testing. 2 weeks later, when i got back my old shocks from service, i found that the front 2 was leaking. So in essence, all 4 are dead shocks.

long story there.

but yes, you are right, if you want to buy from him make sure the items can be inspected on the spot.

he is now selling intercoolers....whether or not there will be blockage or leakage, its hard to tell during the inspection.
 
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so u ask him let u using intercooler first for 1 week for testing before paying full sum of the part.normally buy 2nd hand part/performance part from kedai potong depend fate either u r good luck or bad luck after few day or next month when part is broken.so better get sifu who u know together go to checking/testing part b4 pay.it is rule...maybe from pasar malam rule
 

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hi jimmy,
sure there are plenty of ways to deal with sellers like these.

i am just alerting you guys to take caution only.

but, in your hypothetical scenario, he wont agree to it :)
 

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HI Ablivion,

Is Dominic's his real name or does he have another name? It's best to provide more details about this person, including providing his mobile number here so that others are aware. Thanks.
 

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hi goober,
Yup, dominic lau is his full name.

he claims he works in singapore so he never gives out his phone number and can't be reached directly. he will call you via an anonymous number.

i only have his email, freedominic2@yahoo.com.

again, i am not saying not to buy from him, just exercise some caution and make sure the goods are in good order and don't expect any refund.
 

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sell things but never give phone number- someting fishy yo.
but u said that u met his family but do u know where his house is?
sell spoilt items but never get refunded..that sucks big time man:hmmmm2::hmmmm2:
 

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dis coward(DOMINIC LAU) nvr ever reply any request I'd sent to him........:sleep:
 

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Wow, those are pretty strong claims man!! Scary sh*t goin on!

Anyway, if anyone has ANY issues or concerns with me or mr2partsmalaysia@yahoo.com per say, please inform me by: Email, SMS, Call, Morse Code, anything la.... hahahaha..... cheers guys and shop carefully......

Remember COD is still the best la, if cannot COD, then COI.... Cash on Installation.... hehehe

My experience with Dominic was ok, he sold me stuff pretty cheap, very good condition. Some free stuffs oso!! Only item that was partially unserviceable was one ball joint, found out that the shaft was bent. Myself and him didn't notice.... a year later aint really right for me to start asking for a refund. I'll give him the benefit of the doubt la.

Disclaimer: Your experience and mine could be totally different. And my thumb rule is, I will NEVER buy a second hand absorber or tire. To avoid premature failure of the so-called-new-part-on-my-car. Avoid second hand 'Lifed' items.
 

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Hmmm I remembered this Dominic guy who sell at Mudah.my, I have quite bad experience deal with him. Below is his act

He never
- want you to contact him
- Wont let you know his number, because he uses "Un-known" number to call you. mean he call your mobile, and his number did not appear.

He always
- Claim he work in Singapore and come back to his home in Ampang once a week.
- He dont want to meet you out face to face like a secret guys. you dont know who his are.

My experience, I deal with him on phone (he called me) for the MR2 Engine Hood, I spend 3 weeks and manage 3 times fix times with him, last he failed and NEVER turn you up.

He are wasting your times. I knew how some "small" amount buyer did not have problem with him, but I did have big problem with him, because of 3 weeks, he ruins my show off project~

BAD experience deal with him. Risk yourself to deal with him.

I am not offence here. but I am as a consumer, I have a right to comment buyer's experience with some not respossible seller. This call consumer rights. That is all.
 

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Hi Eddy,

i am not making a claim here lar. i am just sharing my experience. I agree with you completely, there just are some items which cannot be bought second hand like this.

this has been bad call from my side as well.

Hi Tom's,

there is no point going into that detail as it is not my intention to spoil his name or business. i just want to inform all our fellow enthusiast here to be a little more careful in their dealings.

As a mr2 owner, more sellers means more parts means better for all of us.

However, fair trade and honoring agreements should always be practiced.
 

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can share his mudah links here?

buy from mudah pro seller only fyi, at least they r registered/paid merchant

otherwise, they all are individual sales, which mean can run anytime.
 

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Buying 2nd hand items has always been a matter of trusting the other party... be it the seller OR the buyer. Risk is always on 2 sides. Buyers can be cheaters too... just to point out (not calling anyone a cheater here of course!)

When buying a 2nd hand item... I always ask myself if the condition of the item can be measured? That's the no.1 thing you should be asking yourself.

Take the earlier given example of used tires and absorbers. Premature failure cannot be determined. So of course as a buyer, we risk facing those things lah. As most traders buy and resell items, they themselves cannot be sure of it's conditions during sale... unless it's an item that he himself has been using.

If you take something more straight forward... like rims... the condition can be measured easier. Bengkok or not, welded before or not, resprayed before or not, etc. Unless you really unlucky and the rim kena internal cracks... of which also the seller can't tell anyway.

The real reason for this thread I believe is that Oblivion just wants to point out that we as buyers (even as sellers for that matter) should be more careful when dealing, and not to badmouth the seller.

So the real question we need to discuss would be, how do we minimize risk of getting cheated?

---------- Post added at 08:41 PM ---------- 6 hour anti-bump limit - Previous post was at 08:35 PM ----------

Oh... and my general rule of thumb is to NEVER buy 2nd hand electronics... because there's no way to determine that it's in good working condition, plus they usually don't come cheap. Too high risk... I'd rather pay the extra to get brand new electronics and a 1 year warranty on top of that.
 

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I think Oblivion are trying to tell, If a seller had agree what he promise if the items don't work it could refund. I had meet with Oblivion recently and he told me that the seller had promises him if the items not work could be refund, but seller want Oblivion install the adsober at seller's mechanic workshop. after installation, seller's mechanic also notify the rear suspension is damage and licking. lastly seller it-self giving tons of excuses and disappear.

at here, I am not standing at Oblivion or Dominic, in point of view in the history, what seller had promise, you have to do at your promises. don't give tons of excuses after the things appears. your reputation definitely is a problem if you do this.

I think this is Oblivion is trying to point out.
 

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wow, even his mechanic says spoilt and he dissapear after givin tons of excuses? :hmmmm2::hmmmm2::hmmmm2:


sometimes it is ok to buy from private seller cuz i ve done this couple of times...its about ethics la...for that price does it worth to jeopardise ur trust among buyers? sell spoilt items, whether u know or not as a seller, must refund ! unless he tells u this product is spoilt and u still buy it then its ur problem la..
 

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Guys,

Don't have to be nice to this Dominic guy. We should identify and get rid of these menaces in our society. It's called outright cheating and should not tolerate it.

From the way the story goes, it sounds like a previous MR2 club malaysia member whose very active selling used parts. It's not the first time this has happened. So be careful. Buy from reputable sources only.