- Apr 14, 2001
Best post in the thread:
Sorry to register just to post on this thread, but this has to be said.
ZioSys is a hoax. ZioSys is clearly comprised entirely of one megalomaniacal teenager that somehow got a merchant account, one slightly modified free website template and some paperwork filed with the state of Kentucky. Their facilities consist entirely of one crappy apartment in suburban Lexington.
Instead of building an actual business, Brad is obsessed with the trappings of legitimacy. Hence the fake Microsoft certification, claiming that they make MSI's gear, ripping off NewEgg's verbiage, etc. All 4 positive reviews on Reseller Ratings are clearly fake posts. The first two have identical profiles and the same post date; they even use the same phraseology. Same profiles and post dates for the second two positives. Interestingly, the negatives all tell similar stories: paid, waited forever, no product. My guess is that ZioSys doesnt keep any stock at all; they take the money and then maybe ship if they can find the ordered parts at a retailer cheap enough to make a profit.
Brad's posts read like they were written by someone with rapidly cycling bipolar disorder. He goes on manic, incoherent rants, quickly apologies, then on to the next rant. His claims are contradictory because he doesn't or cant think them out ahead of time. He also has a bizarre habit of pretending to be different people in order to gloss over his previous weirdness. When no one buys it, he claims its all part of his grand plan. In the video posted above, he claims that all of this bad publicity was a ploy to get people to recognize ZioSys "as [he] wanted them to." Consider this gem from the ZioSys site: "Just as language was key in creating organized societies in the early stages of human life, so is information key to helping man go beyond the boundaries of those societies into a new age of human development. Zio Systems will be the foundation for that development and much, MUCH, more." ZioSys is no simple reseller, it's the catalyst for the next evolution of mankind.
My guess is that Brad's laughable overreaction to criticism comes from the mismatch between his feelings of grandeur (see his bit about shutting Bill Gates up) and his lowly station in life. That people don't instantly defer to him makes no sense and is simply intolerable.