As a human being, who shared the same hobby, I can respect you at the beginning. But you are destroying that respect. While all I am talking about was an internet sale, you started to attack me. Arguing with you just downgrades my status.
Yang Lu wrote - "In my case, I have all communications documented in the emails. Tell me what made you think I am 1/1000 ignorant customers?"
I've read you OP multiple times. 95% of it was whining/complaining/moaning/venting about your own mistakes. Yea, you made multiple mistakes. Ultimately you got told "NO" because you screwed up. The key here is that YOU SCREWED UP. And instead of making a phone call to SMD to clear things up, you continue to bash them on a public forum, obviously enjoying your "victim" status amongst your supporters. So you have created and maintained a "pity thread".
I'm gonna buy some more gear from SMD now, (and I certainly don't need anything), just to show my support. I'm glad I'm not in the retail business.