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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Dreamer_of_the_past » 2018-1-03 @ 06:15

luckybob wrote:*SCOFFS DERISIVELY*

I recently bought a cheap tape dispenser, some tape, peanuts and bubble wrap all in one order from someone with like 100k+ feedback. They never shipped the dispenser. they ignored my email, and sent it to ebay for a decision. ebay immediately dismissed my claim as according to the tracking number, it was delivered. Even went so far as to physically call ebay. The person on the phone LITERALLY asked me "can you prove it wasnt in the box?".

Oh, and I wasn't allowed to leave negative feedback either was the REAL cherry on that suck salad. "you cannot leave neutral or negative feedback after a dismissed claim"

I'm pissed just writing about it. All over a $5 tape dispenser.

Fuck Supplyhut. Fuck them right in the ear.


Then why you didn't ask them if they can prove that you received it? The tracking number means nada. Unless they have your signature otherwise they can kiss your ass. Even then a mailman can just sign it for you...Everyone should know by now that USPS is full of shit and your luck really depends on your local mailman. Nothing stops him from telling that an item was delivered. The real question can they actually prove that? No, they can't. I had a similar situation to yours and eBay also dismissed my claim, but after I spoke to them directly I got my money back immediately. Although I believe my packages were stolen by f-g contractors working next door that day. Still, this is USPS fault and not mine. Because a mailman left packages in my porch insecure. This still shocks me to this day been living over 10 years in this country. A mailman should never leave packages in your porch.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Dreamer_of_the_past » 2018-1-03 @ 06:19

Unknown_K wrote:If you list ANYTHING under the "used" category you are stating the item is in usable/working condition.

There you go, at least someone gets it.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby appiah4 » 2018-1-03 @ 09:04

First new years resolution: No more Slot 1 or Socket 370 motherboards or CPUs for me in 2018, enough is enough.

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Gigabyte GA-6BXC appears to be in pretty good condition, and a great board so a nice replacement for the Abit 6BE-II that I just dumped.

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MSI MS-6153VA with broken cooler lugs, damage due to cooler being literally torn off for whatever reason. My second MSI board with this damage, strange. I need to find some Socket 370/A coolers with the three-lug clips.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Srandista » 2018-1-03 @ 09:07

That "sticking thing" in a socket, it's a thermal probe?
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby appiah4 » 2018-1-03 @ 09:11

Srandista wrote:That "sticking thing" in a socket, it's a thermal probe?


Yeah, thermal probe.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby badmojo » 2018-1-03 @ 10:47

Dreamer_of_the_past wrote:There you go, at least someone gets it.


Pro:
You kinda sorta seem to maybe attempting to be helpful (maybe)

Cons:
Abrasive
Condescending
Weirdly, inexplicably aggressive
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Cyrix200+ » 2018-1-03 @ 10:49

appiah4 wrote:First new years resolution: No more Slot 1 or Socket 370 motherboards or CPUs for me in 2018, enough is enough.


Good luck with that ;)

appiah4 wrote:<snip>
MSI MS-6153VA with broken cooler lugs, damage due to cooler being literally torn off for whatever reason. My second MSI board with this damage, strange. I need to find some Socket 370/A coolers with the three-lug clips.


I have a few boards with similar damage, including one that had only one lugs which is now gone. Those sockets aren't really replaceable :(
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby derSammler » 2018-1-03 @ 13:26

Got an IIT 2C87-12 for my 286-16 today. Works great. Now I only need a 24 MHz crystal so that it can run at full 12 MHz instead of 10.67 MHz.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Ozzuneoj » 2018-1-03 @ 13:49

luckybob wrote:
ebay wrote:You have to accept the buyer's return request if:

The item is damaged or doesn't match the listing description
The request falls within your return policy


THAT SAID, all the seller needs to do is to claim Artex broke it.

This doesn't work.

I've had sellers return things to me DESTROYED. I had one guy who used a shipping proxy in the US (about 100 miles from me, where I shipped his dual Xeon motherboard, CPUs and heatsinks) without telling me it was going to be repackaged and shipped to Singapore. I had a 15 day return on the listing. Ebay gives them 30 days (which means it doesn't matter what you say in your listing... no returns just means 30 days, you cannot deny returns). 43 days after I shipped the item (and it has been delivered to its destination 100 miles from me for WEEKS) I get a broken English message from this person saying the board is bent and they can't get it to work. Long story short, Paypal allowed them to ship it back to me (more on this later) and to my astonishment the box came destroyed with tons of international shipping labels on it, saying it went to Singapore and back. There was hardly any packing material in the box and the board (a Supermicro X7DCA-L) was completely destroyed.

I thought "well this sucks but there's no way eBay is going to side with them, since I have so much evidence"... well, it wasn't up to eBay since it was outside the 30 days anyway. It was entirely up to Paypal who is directly connected with eBay, which means the 30 day ebay return period is actually also meaningless and is in fact 180 days, no matter what the seller does or says. In the end, they completely sided with the buyer for no apparent reason, despite the fact that it was beyond both return periods (mine and the eBays) and they lied to me about the destination AND had someone else tamper it with before shipping it again. All totally out of my hands. They put a hold on the ~$150 or so on my Paypal account and I actually let my balance stay that way for several months before caving and paying it from my checking account due to NEEDING paypal for something. Now, I use Mercari and message boards for sales. I'm done with eBay for anything but scrap lots. Its simply not worth the stress of having 180 days to get ripped off after every purchase I make.

I also had another transaction where I sold a Geforce GTX 680M MXM card. I got it cheap and it came in a box, but I had no way to test it. So I listed it for the going-rate at the time, saying it appeared to be new but I had no way to test it, so I would accept returns if it didn't work as long as it was returned in the same condition in which it was sent. Someone bought it immediately (nearly $300), when they got it, they said it didn't work, so they shipped it back. When I got it, it was completely destroyed. They kept lying to me and making up stories as to what joker of a computer tech tested it, what kind of laptop they tried to install it in, how exactly they hooked it up, IF they used thermal paste or IF they even used a cooler at all. The GPU die was cracked in 4 places and it was obvious they used no thermal paste or pad. They acted completely offended that I was upset about them destroying something and trying to act like it was part of my return policy. Needless to say, eBay only NEEDS buyers, so they sided with the buyer yet again. There will always be sellers, because we live in a society with a massive overabundance of crap to sell, and where else are people going to go?

Yeah, I buy on eBay all the time, but I can't sell anything functional on there anymore. No way. I also make sure that all of my Paypal sales are paid as gifts. If my return policy and my reputation aren't good enough then people can go to eBay, pay eBay prices and have a Paypal's 180-day "we steal money out of the pockets of honest sellers" guarantee.

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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby vetz » 2018-1-03 @ 15:04

Guys, please stay on topic for this thread.

If you'd like to continue discussing Artex's DOA CPU (I cried when I read it, Artex!) and Ebay return policy I can separate the posts into a new thread :)
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby derSammler » 2018-1-03 @ 15:36

Just received a Pentium Pro 200 MHz for my next build (using a DELL motherboard). :)
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Ozzuneoj » 2018-1-03 @ 16:02

vetz wrote:Guys, please stay on topic for this thread.

If you'd like to continue discussing Artex's DOA CPU (I cried when I read it, Artex!) and Ebay return policy I can separate the posts into a new thread :)

Sorry for adding to the flames. I get fired up about this topic. Still too many fresh wounds I guess. :lol:
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby vetz » 2018-1-03 @ 16:29

Ozzuneoj wrote:
vetz wrote:Guys, please stay on topic for this thread.

If you'd like to continue discussing Artex's DOA CPU (I cried when I read it, Artex!) and Ebay return policy I can separate the posts into a new thread :)

Sorry for adding to the flames. I get fired up about this topic. Still too many fresh wounds I guess. :lol:


No worries, some off-topic disucssion related to the items in this thread should be expected, but if it goes on too long I think its better to consider splitting the posts out. Off topic discussions which spiraled out of control was one of the problems in the Ebay thread, and a more pro-active approach with splitting could be an idea to avoid the same happening here.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Lukeno94 » 2018-1-03 @ 17:06

Unknown_K wrote:Not that many Working A31p units around anymore (judging from the Thinkpad forum I am a member of). I have one A31p unit and it is nice.

A series laptops are not that common anymore. Having 2 removable drive bays where you can ditch the floppy and put an extra HD in for easy backup is nice.


I'm having an absolute nightmare trying to get a working sound driver for my A31 though. The one on thinkpads.com for Windows 98 doesn't seem to work, and the only XP ones I've found (under the A30p listing there) fail at the end of the installation saying that the driver wasn't found (?). I don't think the sound hardware is dead as there is a loud "boop" that you often get on sound driverless laptops, so any ideas?
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Ozzuneoj » 2018-1-03 @ 19:17

vetz wrote:
Ozzuneoj wrote:
vetz wrote:Guys, please stay on topic for this thread.

If you'd like to continue discussing Artex's DOA CPU (I cried when I read it, Artex!) and Ebay return policy I can separate the posts into a new thread :)

Sorry for adding to the flames. I get fired up about this topic. Still too many fresh wounds I guess. :lol:


No worries, some off-topic disucssion related to the items in this thread should be expected, but if it goes on too long I think its better to consider splitting the posts out. Off topic discussions which spiraled out of control was one of the problems in the Ebay thread, and a more pro-active approach with splitting could be an idea to avoid the same happening here.

Agreed completely. :)
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby TimMer1981 » 2018-1-03 @ 20:33

Two Roland SC-55 units, one Roland SB-55 unit. :)

Also picked up a TEAC 15532119-00 adapter card from 1988, for installing a 3,5" drive on a 5,25" connector. May be interesting to sell as it is quite rare these days. :)
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby cyclone3d » 2018-1-03 @ 21:28

TimMer1981 wrote:Two Roland SC-55 units, one Roland SB-55 unit. :)

Also picked up a TEAC 15532119-00 adapter card from 1988, for installing a 3,5" drive on a 5,25" connector. May be interesting to sell as it is quite rare these days. :)


I'm pretty sure I have at least one of those 3.5 to 5.25 floppy adapters laying around. Never really had a use for it and never even thought about selling it.
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby TimMer1981 » 2018-1-03 @ 23:15

cyclone3d wrote:
TimMer1981 wrote:Two Roland SC-55 units, one Roland SB-55 unit. :)

Also picked up a TEAC 15532119-00 adapter card from 1988, for installing a 3,5" drive on a 5,25" connector. May be interesting to sell as it is quite rare these days. :)


I'm pretty sure I have at least one of those 3.5 to 5.25 floppy adapters laying around. Never really had a use for it and never even thought about selling it.

Well, you can have a think about it now. ;)
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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby furan » 2018-1-04 @ 01:25

After looking for days, I finally found a seller that had the TechMedia speakers case. This was really lucky - I found a seller selling AT cases on ebay, and asked if they had it. They did, and they listed it! It's now on its way to me.

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Re: Bought these (retro) hardware today

Postby Private_Ops » 2018-1-04 @ 03:10

Some what retro I suppose. Not exactly modern. Got this to replace my C2D in my firewall. Wanted something different (VIA) that was still low power.

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