midori wrote:Avoid like the plague "Analogue synth" Aka Sum Cheng from Hong Kong/Australia(Or under any other AKA or Location he might be operating from)
Check any paypal statement with the name Sum Cheng in it and you come across with it then cancel the deal otherwise you will regret!!!!
This is the individual I was zeroing in on. A person in Australia who had past dealings with him was going to send me a kit that was sourced from Sum Cheng. It needed repairs and troubleshooting. He sort of dropped the dime on this guy. I was waiting to receive that kit to compare it to the others I was dealing with, but he never followed through. Would have been good to inspect it as I felt this would pretty much focus attention on the one bad x0x kit source.
Unfortunate as it is since the word is out I think this should help the x0x community be aware that there are some shady people out there dealing in less than desirable material. Hopefully many of you know what to look for now and avoid.
Gaetano is a highly rated source for good components. If you're going to self-source a kit buy as much as you can from suppliers like DigiKey, Mouser, and Newark. And of course the Adafruit store...