Another reason to build your own....

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by IndyGunFreak, Oct 6, 2005.

  1. IndyGunFreak

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    you shouldn't have to pay to make sure you aren't buying a box of wood.
     

  3. David_G17

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    something else just occured to me:

    what if newegg, zipzoomfly, or tiger direct shipped you a box of wood instead of a $500 video card?
     
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    Busted. The next time that guy decides to pull a scam, he better put on his thinking cap.
     
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    i agree, a box filled with wood would make a distinctive rattleing sound.
     
  6. IndyGunFreak

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    You would think so, but it would all depend on how it was packed I think.

    If the wood was taped together, to prevent it from rattling, etc, it could work.

    I agree with you about paying them for some stupid service to make sure he didn't get a box of wood.

    IGF
     
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    This is old hat.

    I found a good deal a few years ago on an AGP 128DDR video card. The seal was retaped so I asked the clerk if I could inspect the contents befor buying it. I found a card inside that was only 64k.

    An elderly customer told me his kid bought him a DVD player for X-mas that when opened was full of small rocks. Seems the card and DVD player were both returns.

    Some people will do anything to get cheap or free stuff.
     
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    I know somebody that bought a PC there.They didn't pay extra to have the PC checked out before taking it.
     
  9. IndyGunFreak

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    Even if they didn't charge you, it always takes them FOREVER to get to you. A friend of mine had BB do this with her PC, and she literally waited 3hrs on them to finish. Now wether there were other circumstances involved, etc, I don't know, but thats alot of time.

    IGF
     
  10. Minuteman

    Minuteman Jeff Gannon???

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    That's why your new computer comes with a security tape on the box. I made sure mine was intact before I left the store.

    ;?
     
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    What were they paying for...to see if it worked? Which it seems that you could do that at the house....or seeing if there was an actual computer in the box. ;g
     
  12. Hailstorm

    Hailstorm Boom Shacka

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    They do a functionality check. Its free. Now if the store makes you wait 3 hours for this. Its ran by idiots. 15 minutes is a standard amount of time. They boot the machine up to insure the thing works. I would do it again to simply save the time if the PC doesn't work.

    I do think this guy was trying to scam the store, happens alot. Why the hell would you call the store when you got home.No. You turn around and head back right then. Guess he needed time to cut the wood up. Just remember. The employees there get crapped on every day. Notonly by customers, by their supervisors as well. Big push on sell sell sell.

    A little note about service plans. If you can fix it, then don't get one. If you can aford to replace what your buying, then don't get one. If you cannot, I suggest you do. Remember,its a service plan, not a abuse plan. I get a good chuckle when I hear some of the stories. The most used words are, the salesmen said.

    Service plans on PC's? For me,only laptops. Towers are no problem to work on.
     
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    Am I the only one here that checks the contents in the box of a high dollar purchase before leaving the store? It has saved me several times in missing the small stuff like power cords.
     
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    If you've never opened a laptop up, you should.

    I know they're a lot simpler than I had assumed.

    Or were you referring to the price of the motherboard / processor on a laptop?
     
  15. Glock Bob

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    Most people who are knowledgable about laptops will get the service plan as it (supposedly)will cover the LCD as the manufacturer's warranty will not.
     
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    i built a comp and it arrived partially disassembled/broken
    i know UPS had it the whole time.

    took 5 months, maybe 30 emails, couple dozen phone calls, to resolve.

    look in the box with the salesman/delivery person/store manager THERE. before leaving.