Old and Decrepit
The Next flow sensors seem to be harder to come by than the pumps. I placed an order for one at ModMyMods, the page said in stock and ready to ship. I got an email with order confirmation and they charged my card. A week later and still no ship notification. So I called and Sean or however he spells his name said they didn’t have any in stock and hadn’t had any for a few months. I had a screen capture of the in stock ready to ship and the order. They of course changed it to backorders accepted and swore that this is the way it’s been. I sent them the screen shot. Asked them when and they said had no idea when they would get stock and said they are normally drop shipped like most of their items. I’m like OK please refund and cancel the order. Then he drops the bombshell that it would cost me 10% to cancel the order. I’m like really dude? A couple of clicks with less time than what you just spent on the phone with me costs $10? I’m not paying for an order cancellation on something you showed as in stock and ready to ship. Told him I’ll take it up with my credit card company and he laughed and said good luck with that and hung up. Well Sean, joke is on you as they reversed the charges. They won’t get any more business from me! I ended up paying a slightly inflated price for one but it wasn’t horrible. Actually a little less than what it would have cost to order just the flow sensor and shipping direct from manufacturer. I do order direct some times but I make sure it either classifies for free shipping or I get as much as I can to fill up a box for the flat rate shipping charge. They always have stock at the manufacturer although they don’t list it for sale. When an aquasuite update bricked my OCTO they sent me a new one although stock on the webpage said none. They didn’t even want the old one back, said they know what happened and it’s useless. That release bricked a lot of devices and was taken down. First they said you have to unplug everything from the device then they fixed it and a new release works fine. I imagine they sent out a lot of replacement devices. The complaints I’ve seen posted pretty much were just OCTOs and QUADROs from a hosed up firmware update.