I got mine strait from Tharbooka, and i never got the message "Good while it lasted" or whatever it was. Tharbooka says it still works and I'm inclined to beleive him (since he built it I figure he would be the first to know if it was defunct). I'm out of ideas, anyone have any useful info on this subject?
I bought the CP master from Tharbooka back when it was first released, and it's worked fine up until today when I got the same message as Dakko got ("Good while it lasted, those who purchased recently will get refunds").
They complained about programs being used to automatically visit those sites, presumably without actually voting for the Combine (or doing so automatically). CPs are and still will be given out for the topsites.