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#1 A.Tech

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 03:38 PM

MOD please move this too the appropriate board if need be. I am not sure if it is a Complaint or News.




yah, So when you click on it it says "JUST KIDDING!

I just got this email from "Mike" I guess. lol has anyone gotten this email ? IT seems fake because it is coming from an Email I doubt he would use. [asdf@asdf.com] Come on ASDF @ASDF.com? It sounds like a spam bot. Not to mention in the email "mike" states that a "players section" will be soon if I paypaled $30 to techpb. hmm sounds sketchy for these reasons...

1.Mike would never ask for money directly like this. He would just say I don't mind donations or if you would like please donate.
2.We never heard of this in site news, Why would everyone get an email about this first?
3.The email address.
4.The odd "joking" title. Sounds kinda unprofessional and Mike would just say something like the features in the title.


What do you guys think? IS there a way that there is any legit info in this? The players club if true sounds pretty sick IF it were true and the info on it looks like it was very well thought up. I need confirmation from Techpb staff please.

Here is the email...

Dear A.Tech,

hahahah JUST KIDDING!!! NO YOU ARE NOT BANNED!!!

Thats what happens when you give me full admin access, I kick the bot of the chatroom, I joke and tell people they are banned, sorry I need to get more sleep....

Whew! What a week at World Cup! Never in the history of paintball, has a tradeshow been so extensively covered as we did here at TechPB, and you saw everything before anyone else did! TechPB was the undisputed place to be for 2008 PSP World Cup coverage! We hope you are as happy with the coverage as we are, we did this for you!!

Since we launched the forum, everyone has been asking about a Buy, Sell, Trade section for the forum. Coming from someone who has been ripped off numerous times on other sites, I wanted to create the safest place to BST your paintball gear on the internet. After months of developing and discussing, TechPB is proud to launch "The Players Club", a place where verified users of TechPB can come and buy, sell and trade their equipment!

Joining TechPB's Players Club, here is what you will get-

1) One free TechPB Shirt in any size you prefer
2) Telephone Technical Support (yes, if you have a question, Gavin, Willie, or Mike will call you!)
3) 10% off anything in the upcoming TechPB Store, in the TechPB Forum Store, or the TechPB Ebay Store
4) 50% off any TechPB Licensed Apparel <-- TechPB shirts that we sell for $25, you get for $12.50!
5) All transactions in the forums are protected up to $200 by TechPB's "Scam Guard" Insurance. (details coming soon on Scam Guard Insurance)
6) Ability to apply for upcoming TechPB Sponsorships with access to the hottest paint, gun, and apparel deals!
7) Your donation is what will allow TechPB to continue to grow as the fastest growing paintball website on the planet!!
8) Access to our new Buy Sell Trade Forum, where you can safely trade with other verified members of the TechPB Players Club
9) Your Group under your screen name will reflect "Players Club" in Gold Letters

To become a member of the "Players Club" and get access to TechPB's new BST Section, here is what you do-

Step 1) Paypal $30 to techpb.donate@gmail.com Step 2) Include your TechPB User Name in the payment, or send it seperately in a seperate email Step 3) Include your shirt size

Please allow 24 hours for Jennifer to process your payment, and update your status. We're putting goodies in there as we speak! Send me an email to techpb.donate@gmail.com if you have any questions. Have a safe Halloween, thanks again A.Tech for your support!!!!


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ps- Mike's favorite Halloween Prank - Trick or Treat!! Ya know, ice cubes sound alot like candy when they hit the bottom of a paper bag. Once the ice thaws and the candy rips through the bottom of the paper bag... free candy for everyone!!!


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Posted 31 October 2008 - 03:43 PM

i just got this. so whats up with it? mike let us know::D

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 03:47 PM

i got this e mail as well, i beleive it is a trick =P.
However, Willie told me in the chat that it was not a joke, i don't beleive him.
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Posted 31 October 2008 - 03:47 PM

Hmmm. I didn't get an email. So idk.
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Posted 31 October 2008 - 03:47 PM

Yeah WTF i got that to God Damn u spamers
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Posted 31 October 2008 - 03:47 PM

i received the email as well...i thought it seemed legit...

1. mike would ask for $$- it would add more safety, users can't just log in and scam someone. plus the amount of $$ this it must take to keep techpb running has got to be up there
2. Sending it directly to us adds a bit more exclusivity, and the element of surprise maybe?
3. tbh, i just saw the email address...but it could be because he used a bot to send out such a large amount of emails
4. its halloween, and i get the feeling that mike likes to joke around...plus with new twins, cup, and techpb i really doubt he's had any sleep lately


now don't get me wrong, i'm not stupid...i'm not gonna donate until i hear something about it here on the forum. but perhaps this is why it has taken them so long for the 'bst' to go live
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Posted 31 October 2008 - 03:49 PM

well, all i know is im definatly becoming a member

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 03:55 PM

I'm pretty sure this is Legit, I'd like a mod to confirm this thou or Mike himself. It seem proffessionally done, the layout, so I believe it somewhat. Because in the email it talked about things about ordering from Techpb, which I know not everybody knows about so a TRUE paintballer would be keeping up to him from the start and know all the details. Plus the halloween trick thing definently sounds like something Mike would do! HAHA

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 03:55 PM

Im Curious to see how this all works out..

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 03:55 PM

I WOULD CONTACT MIKE HIMSELF
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Posted 31 October 2008 - 03:58 PM

Ya, i'm thinking about becoming a member eventually too.

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 04:00 PM

Yeah, I would become a member, we just need the actual confirmation from a moderator

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 04:19 PM

Im going to become a member, That was a funny e-mail, My heart sank a bit.. Haha

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 04:19 PM

and we have confirmation from mike...http://www.techpb.co...wtopic=5856&hl=
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Posted 31 October 2008 - 04:23 PM

I did not receive this email, I wonder why?

If you ask me I am sure there would be an update here at the forums about it rather than just emailing certain people. Anyway lets get a moderator or Mike himself to let us know about this email.

Edit: I take that back, it is on the front of TechPB... I never go to the home site, always straight to the forum.

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 04:24 PM

phew thats great
i might join but since im in the uk
theres not much point
as the stuff i buy will be more expensive cos of shipping



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Posted 31 October 2008 - 04:25 PM

its real its in the techpb news section im hoping it become available for free the b/s/t section. :)
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Posted 31 October 2008 - 04:27 PM

well, all i know is im definatly becoming a member


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Posted 31 October 2008 - 04:42 PM

Once someone does it, and it works, ill do it.
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Posted 31 October 2008 - 04:49 PM

mike has posted this himself in the News section.

http://www.techpb.co...?showtopic=5856

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 04:57 PM

I thought it was funny. lolz
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Posted 31 October 2008 - 05:23 PM

I saw the title in my email and said "WTF did I do now!?!?!?!"

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 05:26 PM

We can confirm this thread, it has been postd in the news selection

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Posted 31 October 2008 - 06:14 PM

I saw the title in my email and said "WTF did I do now!?!?!?!"

HAHAHA the same thought went thru my head aswell!
I was like WTF?!

But hey, it could be a great idea to pay for b/s/t, in this way you lurk out all the shady scamming pieces of shit!
so i think i will join... just get those damn stickers in the store ;)
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Posted 31 October 2008 - 08:58 PM

Yes fellas, I did send that email out

It's halloween, if I'm not playing a prank on ya, it's because I don't love ya hahahaha

yes, I sent you that email to promote the new "TechPB Player's Club". Was it professional? Come on, paintball isn't professional. At least it was funny (to me at least!)

With the introduction of the TechPB's Players Club, we now have enough money to send TechPB to NPPL San Diego for some event coverage!

Players Club is up, it's operational, and anyone who has donated can see it!

Its going to take some time to build it up, and I appreciate everyone's patience, but my goal was to have the safest place to buy, sell and trade you gear on the internet. I'd much rather be small, than huge and everyone get scammed.

This site is growing at an astronomical rate, it's the fastest growing paintball website on the planet. We are doing this together!!

I'm going to lock this up so people don't panic anymore, it's halloween, come on trick or treat!!




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