Adventures in Ebay.

Ebay: The story of lies, misdirection, and confusion.

For many who read our blogs you’ve probably seen a lot of links going off to Ebay for the hardware that we buy. Although there’s probably better sources to get cheap electronics such as Amazon. However, Ebay has always been our go-to source for a lot of bizarre things. This time around we purchased something rather mundane. What we ended up with is an eBay experience that is almost a teachable lesson on how fucked up business has gotten.

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Rollerblade office caster wheels – buyer beware!

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We purchased a set of Rollerblade office caster wheels.

We picked up a set of these office caster wheels that essentially have Rollerblade wheels on the bottom of them. Why you ask? Initially I wanted skateboard wheels for the bottom of my chair to maintain the aesthetic however those didn’t exist and Rollerblade wheels was the next best thing. Since Rollerblade wheels have a low Shore A rating of around 75A it meant that the polyurethane is soft and thus will not make any noise on hard wood floors. In less then a month of having these I ran into some problems!

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DIY mouse feet.

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Mouse feet and where to find them.

We did an article about repairing the Corsair Scimitar mouse but there was one thing that we forgot to cover upon rebuilding that mouse which is the mouse feet. Otherwise known as mouse skids or even mouse skates. But mouse feet from most manufacturers are made from 0.6mm of substance known as PTFE (Polytetrafluoroethylene or in america it can also go by the it’s copy-written name “Teflon”.) Then, a layer of VHB (very high bond) double-sided tape is applied to the bottom. Would you like to know more?

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Clarification about Xbox One controllers.

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We feel it’s important to make a separate very short article about the Xbox One controller.

This was originally apart of the Chinese Xbox receiver guide that we made a few years back answering the simple question:

Can you use the chinesse Xbox receiver on an Xbox One controller.

To which the quick answer is: No

If that’s what you’re looking for. Then we’re glad to have answered your question. However, there is more to the explanation and why it may or may not really be an issue anymore. Read on if you want yo know more.

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Windows XP and the china wireless Xbox 360 receiver

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Here’s a tutorial on how to get your Xbox 360 wireless receiver working for XP.

This tutorial will teach you on how to get the Xbox 360 wireless receiver working inside of windows XP. Unlike the china drivers which make you run a setup file and have a lot of unnecessary bloat. This tutorial will be using the official Microsoft drivers with a slight modification to the INF file. This modification is necessary so that windows XP can pick up the driver right away. Lets begin.

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Bad batteries from china’s UltraFire. 3500mAh

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UltraFire 3500mAh batteries – Another china defective product.

Ultrafire Ultra Fire 3500mAh battery pack of 4

Before rechargables like UltraFire batteries I used to use a lot of Alkaline batteries for my gaming at various parties. Espechally with how many controllers I would typically have in a session of gaming. I could easily go through a pack of 48 batteries in a weekend which it was getting insane. The purpose of rechargables is to cut down on all of that waste and money. It appears after getting these UltraFire batteries I not only pissed away money but they will be going in the garbage soon to add to the pile of battery waste out there! Continue reading for more.

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PS3 Third Party a.k.a. The P3 Controller

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The PS3 (Playstation) Third Party P3 Controller.

For those who do not play much on Ebay there was a lot of issues with purchasing controllers for the PlayStation 3 in regards to china making a ton of knock off controllers. These third party or P3 controllers looked like a Sony PlayStation 3 controller except that if you ever picked one up and start pressing the buttons or pushing the analog stick around you know that there is something not quite right with them.

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