In response to above post:
I sold my texas storm intimidator to Carnagge. I personally had it teched at Huntington Beach, and one of my teammates (frenchpntbll86) took it to Tampa about a week before it was sold. There techs looked at it, and said the gun was in perfect working order. The techs were the last people to touch it before shipping it out.
The first complaint I received was that the gun wouldn’t dry fire. This was because the gun has a WAS board and was in forced mode. After telling Carnagge and his techs how to put the gun into Simulate mode to fire air he complained that there was a leak in the grip (which changing one o-ring fixed) and also that the eyes didn't work. Carnagge's shop replaced the eyes and I paid to have a new pair shipped to him to replace the ones in his shop. At first Carnagge claimed the gun was fixed:
06-15-2006, 03:11 PM
The store added a set of eyes they had in stock and they said the gun works fine now.
The next complaint I received was apparently the feedneck completely broke off during his first game in which he claims he was only shooting off the break. The feedneck was not loose when I sold the gun, and how a secure feedneck falls off when you are laning is beyond me. There are also deep scratches in the feedneck now (similar to if someone used a wrench to remove it) that weren't there when the gun was mailed.
At this point I am told that absolutely nothing on the gun works. Somehow between the techs in his own store saying the gun works fine, and him attempting to play with it, everything broke. I was told the following over the phone:
"The gun still shoots when you turn off the eyes"
"The eyes don't work at all"
"The board doesn't work"
At this point Carnagge asked for his money back, and even though most people would have not taken the gun back (since it was in perfect working order when I sent it to him, and now has a broken feedneck) I decided to be nice and give him his money back.
I was on a family vacation this week and didn't get back until Thursday night. I picked up the gun from the FedEx head quarters and took it to the techs at the Chicago PSP event. THE ONLY THING THEY FIXED WAS THE FEEDNECK
The tech had to drill out part of the feedneck and JBweld it on. They did nothing to the eyes or the board as they both worked PERFECTLY.
The next time I played paintball I aired up my gun and shot an entire hopper through it. The so-called broken eyes and board worked perfectly. Here is a video taken on July 2nd, 2006 of frenchpntbll86 shooting my gun:
Now I picked up the gun from FedEx on the 24th and on the way back I stopped at the Post Office to get a money order. Here is the receipt showing the date I bought it:
I took my gun to the techs at Chicago that day, and later that night (Saturday the 24th) put the money order in a mailbox. There is no post on Sundays, so the money order most likely went out on Monday (the 26th). As soon as the 27th Carnagge was sending rude pm’s and threatening to bring various legal action against me.
06-27-2006, 07:35 PM
I should have my money by now. This is getting out of hand
I offered on the 27th to scan the receipt from the money order and email it to him so he could see that I bought it but he declined. Instead he sent more pm’s asking where the money was. By Thursday he was convinced that I was trying to scam him saying:
06-28-2006, 05:34 PM
Tough luck, go ahead try it take the money and see if im joking. I will file mail fraud charges, they will go thru.
When he finally got the money order he claims he doesn’t know what day it came, although if he were to look at it, it would be postmarked the 26th just like I said it would.
So in conclusion, NEVER do business with Carnagge. He is rude, and in my opinion not trustworthy (if there really was something wrong with the board like he claims then it wouldn’t have shot perfectly the first time I aired it up after getting it back. Also I still don’t know how it is possible that the feedneck broke and came back scratched like it did)
I realize that this is one of those situations of his word vs. mine, but I have proof to back everything I say up. I have before and after shots of the feedneck, a video of it shooting perfect after getting it back, the receipt from my money order, and I still have all the rude pm’s I was sent. If need be I could probably track down the tech who looked at the gun in Chicago and fixed only the feedneck.
(edited to add in video)