Here is the thread that started it all: http://forums.offtopic.com/showthread.php?t=3187238 The deal initially started off as: AMD 2500+ Barton MSI KT4A-V m/b 1mb pc3200 DDR memory ATI 9800XT vid card Kira then realized that he only had 512mb pc3200 memory and lowered the price to $100 USD shipped. So good so far. As you can see I contacted Kira and told him I was interested. I further asked Kira if he would guarantee against DOA. Kira confirmed he would. We PM'd one another about payment, He preferred PayPal, I informed Kira, that my PayPal acount was closed recently b/c I hadn't used it for 3 years. I informed Kira I would present him a money order prior to him shipping on the condition that he guaranteed no DOA on any of the components shipped. Kira agreed. Kira waited for my money order to clear his bank (reasonable) and then he shipped. I received Kira's UPS package on 6/1/07 (UPS tracking #1Z9V85070341420290. I must state at this point that one of the most attractive items in Kira's sale was the 9800XT. Kira's packaging for the most part was sound, however, he packaged the 9800XT in a anti-static bag that was left loose in the overall motherboard package. Over the next week I set up the components that I had purchased. Since Kira couldn't supply the original drivers, I went to the original manufacturers sites and had d/l them myself. The first time I started the system, I got crazy pixels on my monitor. At that point, I switched in my old reliable Ti4200 and the system started fine. I have in my PM box communications many communications from kira prior to sending him the money, very few after he cashed it. Kira's next to last communication involved me leaving him + feedback. I had just finished setting up the parts and informed Kira that the vid card was DOA. I further reminded him he guaranteed no DOA in his commuications to me that he guaranteed no DOA. At this point Kira communicated everything was fine when he disassembled the system 2 weeks before. I asked Kira if he thought I was dishonest? At that point Kira stopped communicating with me. I didn't want a refund, just an adjustment for the DOA vid card he sold me. I provided kira with my home phone number. I received no phone call to discuss. I e-mailed a last chance e-mail to Kira which if he disputes this I will post. And to this day, Kira has not communicated. Based on this transaction, I would recommend everyone to stay away from kira's auctions like the plague. Kira is not honest. He does not communicate well after receiving funds for the sale. I only hope kira responds so that I will post out PM's to really point out what a flake kira is. Bottom Line, stay away from Kira Yamato OT sales.