Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Todays articles

So, today Jnytt published two articles on Medison/Valdi with some semi-new stuff. Since the articles already are translated, I will just post the most important things and my views of them.

  • The quote that was reported as a misquote was misquoted. See the earlier post about this. Now Valdi claims that either he never said to "PC för alla" that he was misquoted, or that it was a misunderstanding, or that he "said the wrong thing". Tommy's notes: There is however no details on why he made the original statement, including the part with the server upgrade that never was needed since the low traffic doesn't need it. I have also had an conversation with the author at "PC för alla" and he claims that it is a 100% correct and exact quote from Valdi that they published.
  • Valdi again claims that they will pay VAT/sales tax in every country, but no other import fees or taxes. Tommy's notes: This means that the money they get from each sold computer to for example Sweden is $120, since our VAT is 25%. That should, except 2co's about 10% fee, also cover all other expenses in addition to the manufacturing price. Remember that Valdi has said that they actually earn money from each sold computer...
  • Shipping is extra and should maximum be €25. However, this price was used after discussion with EMEA Services, that no longer wants anything to do with Medison. Tommy's notes: There is no mention if €25 is only for Sweden or all countries.
  • Valdis answer to why not all fake partner ads where removed at once when they were notified about them, but rather first after every individual company contacted them and asked for removal is simple: Because they didn't have time! Tommy's notes: Wouldn't it be faster to remove them all at once, instead of waiting for all the calls and editing the page five times extra??
  • Valdi uses 2co's ability to cancel orders as an excuse to not have correct information on their own site from the start. They do not know when the site will be updated with correct information.
  • Valdi still doesn't know, with a week left to the first shipment, how or from where the computer will be shipped.
  • Some computers will be assembled by Mastiff Technology in Brazil. See below post on this.
  • Valdi says that the discussions on his and Medisons trust on the Internet takes up too much of his time, and considers to stop talking to the press. Tommy's notes: One start would be to fix the site, and to show something real about the computers...

Article 1

Article 2

Translation

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Valdi still doesn't know, with a week left to the first shipment, how or from where the computer will be shipped."

He's likely under a lot of stress right now and the phenomenon he might experience is "hope for a miracle". He'll keep proceeding with the rest of the plan and ignore the unsolved problems, firmly believing that by a "miracle" they will solve themselves on time, by either him spotting a willing partner or partner calling him and offering help, or anything of the sort.

Granted, the problem won't be solved by miracle (normally the chance would be pretty pretty low, and here it's almost non-existent).

Jim Johansson said...

I just got my money back to my bank-account. I have´nt canceled the order. Did this just happend to me, or to everyone? :-)

Clothing Line 2006 said...

Jim, the checkout seems still operational, but there were previous reports about people randomly getting refunds without asking for them..

I must admit, weirdness ensues.

Jim Johansson said...

What can I do now? Shall I e-mail 2CO or Medison and tell them about my problem? Will I go last in line to get my laptops? I´m worried. :-)

clothing line 2006 said...

Jim, get a grip on yourself, man. You're not getting any laptop either way.

Anonymous said...

http://www.medisonscam.info/ keeps timing out on me... for some reason opening it through the subdomain works (which redirects to the same domain ?!)

Anonymous said...

I also got my money back, strange since i didn't ask for it.
But if i log into 2co's site i can still see my order..

Anonymous said...

Weeee, $0 laptop!!!

Anonymous said...

Terms of use and Privacy policy now working on medisoncelebrity.com

Anonymous said...

As far as I can see (haven't read it all) Terms of use and Privacy policy is the same document.

I threw some of the text into google and didn't get any results.

Anonymous said...

I JUST GOT MY MEDISON LAPTOP
See the evidence:
http://www.zug.com/pranks/powerbook/pp04.jpg
Notice the unique way the keys are configured. Now I hope everybody can understand how it is so easy for Medison to deliver guaranteed with all possible language key configurations.
Does it look like there is room for profit on this novel design?
Great about this design is that the power consumption is extremely low and it's fully Rohs compliant.
I didn't expect this much...

Anonymous said...

"I JUST GOT MY MEDISON LAPTOP"

Damn it how gullible we (I) are! Although suspecting a prank at the back of my brain, I actually believed for a second you got your laptop.

Didn't even read the url.

Anonymous said...

"Terms of use and Privacy policy now working on medisoncelebrity.com"

This one looks translated from SwEnglish it seems, and reading it, looks like Valdi wrote some of it from scratch.

I started picking highlights but soon realized every sentence in the leading paragraph is hilarious

"On our website you purchase with total tranquillity, because we have certified security, guaranteeing the security for your purchases online. We collect Personal Information from you, but only if you provide it to us voluntarily. All the information that passes through and between your computer and our site is codified using the highest available technology. Thus when we receive your data, and then transfer them outside the Internet, it is transferred through a safe system of transmission. This procedure does not allow a third party to access your personal information, nor the data of your credit card. Together with this, in order to guarantee your security, we do not keep the referring information of your credit card after the process of your purchase finished. All of this is done for the comfort and tranquillity when buying from our site."

NBM said...

ROFLOL! Looks like text from some kind of cheep chinese product's manual.

Anonymous said...

Haha, seams to me that Valdi has done it again.. When I googled a random sentence in his 'Terms of use' the first result that came up was 2CO's terms of use ( https://www2.2checkout.com/documentation/termsofuse.html ). Not sure if he's refering or just copying them though.. The parts 'CONDITIONS AND RESTRICTIONS ON USE' are _very_ similar to each other with the exeptions that he has removed some of it, changed 2CO -> Medison and (a), (b), (c) -> 1, 2, 3 (in the list).

Check it out and tell me what you think..

btw, yesterday when I by mistake clicked one of his (home made) banners (Yes, I've got an extremely boring job) it took me to Tele2's homepage.

Anonymous said...

https://www2.2checkout.com
/documentation/termsofuse.html

Anonymous said...

yea... its an exakt copy... hes just left out a few pharagraphs.. tommy u should comment this on the frontpage...

NBM said...

Ha for sure doesn't learn from his previous mistakes...

Anonymous said...

Hello everyone.

I haven't posted here before, and I love the blog. I've had fun reading alot of the stuff you all have discovered, and yesterday I thought to myself, poor guy, this Valdi person, I wish someone could tap him on his shoulder and tell him it has gone too far.

So today, I tried to click around his page, and came to his "main" site, www.medison.se, and clicked around and tried to search a bit to see if this is just some guy that appears out of nowhere. But, I am now leaning towards that this person may not be a scammer, just someone who is trying new ideas.

For example, I found a page that appears to be from 1996, that mentions his name, and one of the "things" his company has been part of,

(note: page is in swedish)

http://www.musiknet.se/arkiv/sve/news/1996/edison.html

And I found articles where he was mention by name, regarding the United Keys project.

So, if this guy REALLY is a scammer, why would he stick his head out as he does?

I'm starting to think he is trying to accomplish something, but based on everything he has said, and all the calculations you have done etc, that its just not possible.

Anonymous said...

He has removed "Terms of use and Privacy policy" I wonder if he is visiting this site:D Did anyone get a copy of it, just for entertainment:)

Anonymous said...

http://www.medisoncelebrity.com/legal/privacy/

NBM said...

Anonymous (3 posts up):

I'm quite sure he is not a scammer. He's just so far away from reality a GPS, compass, map and a guide won't bring him anywhere near back reality.

Anonymous said...

If anything, the fact he copied 2C0 means it wasn't "someone else's mistake" the first time like he said, and that he didn't "work with a lawyer" who he said is writing it for him.

Too bad, now you can't believe anything he'd say.

Anonymous said...

Infocare, the service partner, gives Medison three weeks to come up with proof that they can deliver the laptops: http://pcforalla.idg.se/2.1054/1.115831