Most you guys know me, and that i try to stay objective with situations like this. I've had many a conversations with brandon, about certain actions, attitudes, and general demeaner. I dont think he was intentionally trying to defraud anyone from the very beginning. Now, with that being said, let me say this... when he bought the alt from mechman, he agreed to their terms and conditions... one of them being a stipulation of "no refunds" (which is actually a very common practice with custom made electronics). Is he intending to commit fraud, i dont think so... is he committing fraud, DEFINATELY. I honestly think he is just a little too young, too immature, and too inexperienced to realize the trouble he is creating for himself. There really should be a maturity test you have to pass, before you are allowed to take part in this hobby.
Biggest issue here is:
IF YOU DONT HAVE THE MONEY TO SPEND, DONT SPEND IT!
no one cares how much you spent on your system, how "baller" you are for your age, or any of that crap. From many threads, posts, and conversations i've had, i honestly have gotten the feeling that he is trying to prove something... not sure what that is.
Bottom line here, with all the other BS aside, is that by doing what he is doing, he will be committing fraud. There is no way around it. Mechman is a reputable company, with a good standing in the community. And while i personally dont like seeing people being pushed away from the community, maybe he should take a step back for a little while, until he can become a little more responsible. Not trying to be mean, just honest.