beware of sainsmart!
April 28, 2014
some of you know about my experience with sainsmart some of you do not. and some have had their own.
this is a warning to all new people that may be interested in buying from them . DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK
many people have had problems with them, they are now trying to buy good reviews from people by offering free stuff. problem is the stuff doesnt work! i made a deal to do an unboxing, review, and tech video in exchange for a 3D printer electronics kit. first thing the description of what came with the kit and what actually come with the kit dont match. the heat bed they send with it it nothign but the bare pcb. the motors look undersized im not even sure they will work. they send 5 motors but only 4 motor drivers. and to top it all off they sent a faulty controller board that released its magic blue smoke the instant it was connected to power. im lucky it wasnt connected to my computer because the short was in the ftdi chip and would have taken out my brand new MSI motherboard by feeding it 12v on the 5v rail.
but ok i give them one last chance..send me a new board. they tell me to send my unboxing video. i say not until i get a new board when will it be sent. the response i got was "The replacement board is sent few days ago. Please feel free to wait. Would you like to send me the video? I urgently need it." that was on march 27th. no board
feel free to post your bad experiences with this company so everyone knows not to use them.