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  1.    #1  
    Why am I continuing with the MOBO case complaint? Because Treocentral saw fit to publish its’ review of this case and state that the case is leather. Below is the real review with the real pics. (By the way, Treocentral has blocked my review from posting in the consumer review section of their own review. I could not post.)
    Treocentral refunds my full purchase and shipping. They say keep the case with their compliments (big deal). Then I am told that they want to inspect the case and that they will send a return shipping label. That was two weeks ago. I waited and waited. Then I decide to do my own burn test on the case since I have it and post pics so that you can see that it didn't burn like leather would. Leather doesn't burn and leave a shiny ring where the plastic melted. Yes didn't drip as soon as it hit the flame but boy it didn't take long to flame up. Also tore a hole in the front so that you can see the cloth and how thin the “leather” is.
    Decide for yourself. False advertising or maybe it's some strange leather from the jungles.
    My review, this is false advertising and stay away from the case.
    go to the below links for pics:

    http://home.appleisp.net/~ecmarco/MOBOburn1.jpg
    http://home.appleisp.net/~ecmarco/MOBOburn2a.gif
    http://home.appleisp.net/~ecmarco/MOBOburn3.jpg
    http://home.appleisp.net/~ecmarco/MOBOburn4.jpg
    http://home.appleisp.net/~ecmarco/MOBOburn5.jpg

    (I don't know any other way to post these)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ecmarco
    Why am I continuing with the MOBO case complaint? Because Treocentral saw fit to publish its’ review of this case and state that the case is leather. Below is the real review with the real pics. (By the way, Treocentral has blocked my review from posting in the consumer review section of their own review. I could not post.)
    Treocentral refunds my full purchase and shipping. They say keep the case with their compliments (big deal). Then I am told that they want to inspect the case and that they will send a return shipping label. That was two weeks ago. I waited and waited. Then I decide to do my own burn test on the case since I have it and post pics so that you can see that it didn't burn like leather would. Leather doesn't burn and leave a shiny ring where the plastic melted. Yes didn't drip as soon as it hit the flame but boy it didn't take long to flame up. Also tore a hole in the front so that you can see the cloth and how thin the “leather” is.
    Decide for yourself. False advertising or maybe it's some strange leather from the jungles.
    My review, this is false advertising and stay away from the case.
    go to the below links for pics:

    http://home.appleisp.net/~ecmarco/MOBOburn1.jpg
    http://home.appleisp.net/~ecmarco/MOBOburn2a.gif
    http://home.appleisp.net/~ecmarco/MOBOburn3.jpg
    http://home.appleisp.net/~ecmarco/MOBOburn4.jpg
    http://home.appleisp.net/~ecmarco/MOBOburn5.jpg

    (I don't know any other way to post these)
    Hehehehhee. Someone's bitter. Give Em Hell ecmarco!!
  3.    #3  
    Quote Originally Posted by daThomas
    Hehehehhee. Someone's bitter. Give Em Hell ecmarco!!
    I will until they admit in public that the case is not leather. (who are they kidding?)
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    I just ordered one of these and freaked a little when I opened the package and saw it was some sort of vinyl and not leather. I have been throught several cases in the past couple of months trying to find one that suits my needs, so I'm not gonna toss this just because these bozos don't know leather from pleather. Seems to be a decent case, so I willl just keep it and test drive it for a while.
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    Quote Originally Posted by San Antone RR
    I just ordered one of these and freaked a little when I opened the package and saw it was some sort of vinyl and not leather. I have been throught several cases in the past couple of months trying to find one that suits my needs, so I'm not gonna toss this just because these bozos don't know leather from pleather. Seems to be a decent case, so I willl just keep it and test drive it for a while.
    Please let these guys know. I am not asking for you to do anything with the case. just tell them the the advertised product is false. I vinyl case should not cost that much. Plus there are trying to support their claims of it being leather by falsely stating in the current published review that it is leather. Misrepresenting a product is not ethical nor fair to the public. It's one thing if the don't know, it's another when they do know and are still misleading the public. I wonder what else they are misleading us on?
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    ecmarco: the pics look good. Thanks for the info. That being said, I wouldn't start making accusations that TC might be misleading 'us' on other things simply because they appear to be wrong on this one item.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ecmarco
    (I don't know any other way to post these)
    Delete the header and the end [ URL=xxxx] and [ /URL] and replace it with [ IMG] and [ /IMG] (there should not be a space after the first "[").

    This will show the pictures instead of the links...
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    Unfortunately this is not the first time Treo Central Store has advertised something as leather when it is not. I made a similar complaint about the P6 horizontal case a couple of weeks ago. The "leather", or should that be "pleather", on the clip came undone after 3 months of regular use revealing an interesting fabric underlining similar to the photos on this thread. I told Treo Central Store about it and they didn't care. Several other posters on this site mentioned that it was well known that many of the products Treo Central advertises as leather are not leather. The first time it may not be Treo Central's fault, after that it's intentional false advertising.
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    I ordered this damn case from Ebay. Tis not leather. If I had ordered it from a place like TC I would raise hell too. My first mistake was eBay, second was the case. But I only paid 10 bucks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stockmarket
    I ordered this damn case from Ebay. Tis not leather. If I had ordered it from a place like TC I would raise hell too. My first mistake was eBay, second was the case. But I only paid 10 bucks.
    I actually like the 'idea' of the case but it seemed a little flimsy where the velcro was.
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    Quote Originally Posted by t2gungho
    I actually like the 'idea' of the case but it seemed a little flimsy where the velcro was.
    The velcro is OK. It's the material that isn't worth the 34.95. If it was leather it would be really nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ecmarco
    The velcro is OK. It's the material that isn't worth the 34.95. If it was leather it would be really nice.
    The reason I thought the velcro would be an issue is that the weight of the treo is all on just one velcro tab right?

    I understand your leather/quality issue. $35 bucks for a non leather case is too much (IMO).
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    Quote Originally Posted by CougarX8
    Unfortunately this is not the first time Treo Central Store has advertised something as leather when it is not. I made a similar complaint about the P6 horizontal case a couple of weeks ago. The "leather", or should that be "pleather", on the clip came undone after 3 months of regular use revealing an interesting fabric underlining similar to the photos on this thread. I told Treo Central Store about it and they didn't care. Several other posters on this site mentioned that it was well known that many of the products Treo Central advertises as leather are not leather. The first time it may not be Treo Central's fault, after that it's intentional false advertising.

    I think Treo Central should respond and apologize for this. The same thing is true with their P6 case. I ordered it few weeks ago and I know when I see leather. it is no leather family. I am keeping it to avoid the hustle, but boy I am not sure if I have any trust left in me for Treo Central.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GXT
    I think Treo Central should respond and apologize for this. The same thing is true with their P6 case. I ordered it few weeks ago and I know when I see leather. it is no leather family. I am keeping it to avoid the hustle, but boy I am not sure if I have any trust left in me for Treo Central.
    I think that this is what is ticking me of even more now. Maybe a phone call to the States Attorney Generals office for consumer fraud may help. you think they would read this thread and look at the pics and apologize don't you?
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    I think you are going a little to far i am a long time buyer for major corp and you really can not blame treo central for what the manufacture claims the item is. Remember treo central is not the manufacturer they are advertising a product that they and other sellers were told is leather.The only thing that treo central did wrong was let this thread continue customer service should have seen how angry you were and refunded you your freight bad publicity is terrible for a retailer

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    Well I picked one of these puppies up myself. I figured for $10 from an Ebay vendor WHO CARES WHAT IT IS MADE FROM. OK ecmarco, I'll give you the point and agree with you that it is not "high quality leather". However every vendor selling this is using the same words. Which means the product maker has provided false ad copy for vendors. The vendors take a glace in the pack and figure "yea it's leather". And they are stuck with product to move.

    Also here at TC they got some review from a guy who must not work for TC (has a non-TC e-mail address) and so he figures:
    The leather of the MOBO Wallet Organizer feels good...
    However, for $10 on Ebay if you expect a leather case you'll probably expect a diamond to cost $20 there too . Anyway, TC has a higher retail price which is probably the manufacturer's suggested retail price.

    Having said all that I don't hold TC at fault! They've been taken more than any consumer. Because they've got plenty of this product in stock and paid the manufacturer. And they will probably not have an easy time getting their money back. The real culprit is MOBO.

    But for $10 spent I really could care less. I tried it and went back to my Piel Frama (real leather and cost me about $60 years ago) case after a couple days. Just because I like the usefulness of the Piel Frama better, since it holds my SD cards better. Not because the Mobo has fake leather. I'll keep my fake leather Mobo and probably make some use of it in the future.

    Now ecmarco, although I agree it is not leather I still think your ranting towards TC is way overboard and not warranted! As you've said yourself:

    Treocentral refunds my full purchase and shipping. They say keep the case with their compliments...
    THEY ALREADY GAVE YOU ALL YOUR MONEY BACK AND LET YOU KEEP THE CASE! Now yea they did come slow with the return package to inspect the thing, but you've got all your money and EVEN YOU KNOW there are plenty other vendors selling this case with the same ad copy:
    http://www.wirelessground.com/trmocawiwaor.html
    http://search.ebay.com/treo-650-mobo_Cases-Pouches

    So they all bought into it. But no I don't think they are trying to take folks for a ride. The manufacturer MOBO is the one taking folks for a ride.
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    TC says they feel it is leather and did their own burn test.
    http://discussion.treocentral.com/sh...3&postcount=14

    Not that I agree with that assessment, but ecmarco got all his money back and needs to go have a seat!
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    Your gripe should not be with tc your anger should be against mobo
    remember tc gave you back your money and they are selling a product that the manufacturer Mobo told them was leather. Go after mobo and lighten up on tc
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    Quote Originally Posted by darnell
    TC says they feel it is leather and did their own burn test.
    http://discussion.treocentral.com/sh...3&postcount=14

    Not that I agree with that assessment, but ecmarco got all his money back and needs to go have a seat!
    Fine. So, ecmarco got all his money back, what is TC doing now? Are they continuing to advertise the product or not? Have they taken any action against the supplier? It is really ridiculous to suggest that we as customers shall only complain against the supplier, God knows where that supplier is located in today’s market. I thing TC has the obligation to check any false advertisement (in their capacity) to their customers and take action when they see one.
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