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Old 01-30-2004, 09:48 AM   #1
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Regarding 3A Products

We often times get threads asking about 3A barrels. Jaster and I will usually tell you to do a search to find out why they aren't aloud here than close the thread. Instead of making you search I'm making a thread to tell you the reason.

Andrew's (Our site Administrator) comments on 3A;

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They (3A) will not be represented by Pbreview.com in any, way shape or form as long as I'm in control.

Employees from the company posted a significant number of positive reviews on their products (without identifying themselves as employees). When I brought it up to them, they denied it, even though I had solid proof that they had. If they had been honest about it I would have let it go.
I am in agreement with Andrew and will carry out his wishes. Any threads created on the topic of 3A will be closed without notice.

I would also like to recommend to you to rethink purchasing a barrel from 3A. I believe it would be much more wiser to buy from a reputable company such as Custom Products, Dye, J&J, Smart Parts, JT, Lapco, PMI, Stiffi, and other fine, reputable companies.

This thread will be added to the Ultimate sticky. If someone makes a thread about 3A you can link them to this thread and report the thread so I or Jaster can close it down.

Thank you for your time.

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Old 02-09-2004, 03:49 PM   #2
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Old 02-09-2004, 03:59 PM   #3
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I hate 3A
Well said...so do many of us. Believe me, any of their products are just flashy at not well performing. I've shot their barrels...it's like shooting a plastic tube.

Their tanks...it busts o-rings faster than a fat lady in a tight dress...(bad analogy)

Yeh..just don't posts on them because they will be gone...
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yeas, my friends go crazy when they see their hpa tanks in my APG at school, i do myself a favor and rip them otu of every magazine i get that has them in it, i dotn care much at all for their pornographic tanks and t-shirts, it just shows how s*itty they peform, they have to result to women in a small amount of clothes on, to sell a product, i was disapointed to see that in APG'S newest issue febuary or march...they had those tanks in the gearbag, i agree with andrew, no matter what, money ro anything 3a paintball is a disgrace in the products they sell, atlest the women tanks and such,b there is no room in paintball for this IMO.
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Wait, who the heck is 3A (never heard of them)?
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some really stupid company that makes bad stuff.

they should burn
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Old 02-12-2004, 06:58 PM   #7
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some really stupid company that makes bad stuff.

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Well yeah, duh. I wanted to know like whats there website and how long have they been making Paintball products.
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nothin a little google cant do.
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nothin a little google cant do.
Yes but, it is quite easier to ask here since the topic is brought up.
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I posted this a couple of week ago. I don't mean to spam but I think everyone needs to know about this!!!



http://www.pbreview.com/forums/show...threadid=205636


Basicly in the world of ebay... The only thing that seperates the good from the bad is the feedback that customers leave after a transaction. I am sure you would feel much better bbuying something from someone that has a high positive feedback record.
Well...... I found out that our friends at 3A have a little trick to get better feedback... You basicly buy it for pennies. You might ask, how did I find this out? I was looking at buying one of their tanks to I went thru their feedback. I was noisy so I wanted to see what they were buying. It was odd that they bought the same recipe 3 times. Since I've caught on to this I've noticed a lot of their feedback has went private. But look for yourself. Here is a link to the things that 3a has bought on ebay



I am working on an investigation into this. It's nice to work in the media.

3A Scam evidence
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So 3A also tried to scam people. Sounds like them.
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I posted this a couple of week ago. I don't mean to spam but I think everyone needs to know about this!!!
No worries. Thanks for the heads up. You are right that people should know about this. I remember hearing of them doing that too. Stupid... Now there's a company someone should sue.... We should send $mart Part$ a memo... The 3A barrel has the same number of porting holes!!! Go get 'em SP!!!
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No worries. Thanks for the heads up. You are right that people should know about this. I remember hearing of them doing that too. Stupid... Now there's a company someone should sue.... We should send $mart Part$ a memo... The 3A barrel has the same number of porting holes!!! Go get 'em SP!!!
That would be hilarious... and awesome. My friend has a 3a tank... plain and simple it sucks.
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I posted this a couple of week ago. I don't mean to spam but I think everyone needs to know about this!!!



http://www.pbreview.com/forums/show...threadid=205636


Basicly in the world of ebay... The only thing that seperates the good from the bad is the feedback that customers leave after a transaction. I am sure you would feel much better bbuying something from someone that has a high positive feedback record.
Well...... I found out that our friends at 3A have a little trick to get better feedback... You basicly buy it for pennies. You might ask, how did I find this out? I was looking at buying one of their tanks to I went thru their feedback. I was noisy so I wanted to see what they were buying. It was odd that they bought the same recipe 3 times. Since I've caught on to this I've noticed a lot of their feedback has went private. But look for yourself. Here is a link to the things that 3a has bought on ebay



I am working on an investigation into this. It's nice to work in the media.

3A Scam evidence
That makes me sick.
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i was just talking to one of the 3a forums mods and he said that he remembered hearing them talk about what they did in the 3a employee forums. you all know this by now but i though i should share that with ya'll
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i was just talking to one of the 3a forums mods and he said that he remembered hearing them talk about what they did in the 3a employee forums. you all know this by now but i though i should share that with ya'll
you mean about them giving bogus 10's on their tanks here? if that's the case, i'd give a kidney to get a copy of everything they said in their posts..

ok, maybe not a kidney... more like a...strand of hair.
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Drifter Silvia: well not to make excuses for 3a i mean i dont get a paycheck from them so theres no need for me to lie and stuff
Drifter Silvia: but that was quite some time ago and i remember in the 3a forum 3a emplyees talking about the subject


that was what a mod there said
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Drifter Silvia: well not to make excuses for 3a i mean i dont get a paycheck from them so theres no need for me to lie and stuff
Drifter Silvia: but that was quite some time ago and i remember in the 3a forum 3a emplyees talking about the subject


that was what a mod there said
Just sickening.
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Just sickening.
definatly
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Old 02-25-2004, 02:06 PM   #20
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I'll share MY 3A story.

I won one of their coiled remotes off of ebay in june or july of 2003. First, lets clarify the fact that i'm canadian, and my winning bid for the remote was $25 canadian. (~$18 or $20 US at the time)
Anyway. It took forever for them to provide me with the necessary shipping information, including shipping charges. When they finally DID provide it, i found out it was gonna cost me, get this.... $75 canadian to get the remote into my hands.
I was stunned at this. It seems that after a certain amount of my tinkering with the numbers, the way they arrived at this figure was to take the US currency, and convert it to Canadian. Then they seemed to forget they had converted the cost, and then took that number and converted it AGAIN.

Unfortunately, i was required to PAY the money, firstly due to Ebay rules of winning a bid, and secondly due to the fact that i was using a friends paypal and ebay account to make the purchase! (i didnt want to smear his spotless record)

And then i subsequently got anally reamed at the border thanks to customs. My remote finally arrived in september. several months after i "won" (if you call that winning) the auction.

Bottom line, dont buy from 3A. THey seem to be screwing customers left, right and center.
And the Ebay review system someone was talking about? I noticed the same thing. I also noticed they take retribution on the CUSTOMER reviews. they run a little smear campaign by waiting before they submit a review. they repay good reviews with good reviews, and repay bad reviews in the same fashion.

Its a despicable way to run a business. and i use the term QUITE loosely.
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