Author: Kangaeroo

Don’t Buy GoPro

Do not buy GoPro!

Kangaeroo.com made the silly mistake of buying a GoPro camera.

The camera itself worked initially, but it had a smart remote, which was embedded in a selfie stick. The smart remote didn’t work from the outset.

Kangaeroo.com contacted the company’s Japanese support page, selecting the English option for support. This was in May 2018 and it started a yearlong nightmare.

Following GoPro’s instructions, the remote and selfie stick were sent for repairs. Only the remote was sent back. This one didn’t work, either. GoPro, meanwhile, could not be contacted.

Kangaeroo.com sent the useless camera and parts to the Japanese agent, telling them their product was a piece of shit that didn’t work.

Months later, the package had been returned, again without the selfie stick and also containing a remote control that doesn’t work.

The upshot is a camera used once in 9 months, now unusable, a useless remote control and a selfie stick the company refuses to replace.

GoPro’s fall from a global success story to a disastrous failure has become a textbook case in how not to operate a business. Kangaeroo.com got a firsthand experience of it.

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Abe First Japanese PM To Visit Japanese-Bombed Darwin

In 1942, Japanese forces launched the only attacks on the Australian mainland, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe became the first premier to visit Darwin, the most heavily damaged city bombed by the Japanese.
Apart from Darwin, Japanese forces also attacked Sydney, Broome, Katherine, Wyndham, Exmouth, Port Headland and Townsville in the early stages of World War II.
Abe’s grandfather, former Prime Minister Nobusuke Kishi, was arrested for war crimes, but released without conviction. Kishi was instrumental in re-establishing a strong postwar trade relationship between Australia and Japan.

Shinzo Abe arrives in Darwin for first visit by Japanese leader