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    Exclamation Places to NOT buy from!

    I would NOT recommend these ba$tards:
    http://store.yahoo.com/buycaseonline/ <--- misleading & product switching, cheap stuff! (Dump Computers.com) They = Teh SuXors!

    I ordered 3 each model# MF2100 Lian-Li Professional HDD Coolers, at $39.00 each totaling $117.00 and 2 each Silver Sony Floppy drives at $16.50, The grand total with shipping was $162.43, one night.

    They charged my card immediately. The next morning, I clicked on the link to review what I had purchased the night before. The link to the coolers was a dead link... (I had clicked on this bookmarked link several times before I purchased.)
    I could not find the model that I had ordered the night before, anywhere on their site.

    I became suspicious and told Philip that either we ordered the last they had or they didn't have any.
    Well, sure enough, half priced substitute HDD Coolers arrived a week or so later...

    http://store.yahoo.com/buycaseonline/alhardrivcoo.html
    They sent me 3 of these (only rated for up to 10,000 RPM hard drives) which cost $15.99 each.

    (I have 2 Seagate Cheetahs 15,000 RPMs each and had ordered this model which is special for 15K HD's)
    http://www.viewline.be/lianli/Coolinghd.htm

    A big difference in quality and price. They never said a word. Of course "their" product model number now points to the cheaper model, and they do not have the Pro model on their site anymore...
    I had researched this enough times to know which cooler I needed and ordered and would not have paid $39 each for $16 each, insufficient coolers...

    Not to mention their "Silver Floppy Disk Drive" is just a bad paint job...


    DumpComputers.com SUCKS!! Be very careful ordering through StoreYahoo, they could careless what happens as long as they get their cut...

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    http://www.buyaib.com/

    I ordered 512mb DDR RAM from them. It never showed.
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    Inflow Direct.. another Yahooooooooooe store.

    Their policies for RMA / return suck. If you open the package, you can't RMA it. If something is DOA and you try to install it to see if it's DOA, they aren't going to take it back.

    I ordered a Swiftech MCXC370 with a Delta fan...

    The thing came in a box, wrapped in plastic bubble stuff only. The bottom of the heatsink looked like was keyed, had to lap it, no big deal. I could of returned it then and there, but I was going to lap it anyhow.
    The only documentation was the invoice, which they had a few spelling airs.

    I tried to install it.. didn't fit on the motherboard. Ok, I play around with the board and MAKE it fit on there. Nearly cracked the core and broke the mobo.

    It ran like junk, 56C at full load and still was rising. I reinstalled it a FEW times and still kept getting crap results. My Thermaltake Volcano 5 kept it at 39C at full load! I got an RMA for it... I sent it last week.. Pittsburgh to New Jersey. No e-mail, no call, nothing.

    The only thing good was they shipped it the same day UPS ground and I got it 2 days later. Still waiting on my exchange for a Thermalright SK-6 since they WON'T give me my money back...

    They're ok, as long as you know the dang thing is going to work and you can redo the finish!

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    www.accubyte.com

    I ordered an Athlon 2100+, they sent me a 1500+. ARGG!!!
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    Originally posted by master7
    www.accubyte.com

    I ordered an Athlon 2100+, they sent me a 1500+. ARGG!!!
    I've bought numerous things from them with no problems....
    If your browser can't read unicode, you should probably switch!

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    Originally posted by master7
    http://www.buyaib.com/

    I ordered 512mb DDR RAM from them. It never showed.
    I bought an OEM Radoen 8500 from them for 159.00 ( a few months ago). Even though for the time it was still a good deal, what i got was the LELE version. That wouldn't matter so much if it said it was the LELE version, but it didnt.

    THey shipped it immediatley, and were nice on the phone, but i still felt decieved.

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    bought 512 micron pc133 form them it took a 3 1/2 weeks to get here and them it was the wrong one didnt even work sent back it took them 3 week to give money back
    this company sucks www.(dont)buyaib.com

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    Whew! Thanks!

    Cruising the 'net and looking for exactly the product Ken wanted.

    Made it to the dumpcomputer.com order processing form when I thought I'd better check out some boards and ask some questions (see below.)

    Thank goodness I stopped by SpeedGuide first!

    Ken, did you ever find the Lian Li HDD coolers at a price lower than $35 at PCMods? (I emailed newegg and asked them to stock them!)

    Also, I've upgraded an older box (for the kids) with a PIII 600MHz 512kb 2.02v (Katmai) processor which runs quite a bit warmer. I've got 1 power supply exhaust and one case exhaust (nothing special with either) and, of course the PIII slot-1 fan.

    If I start pushing air past my SCSI drives with two of the Lian Li cooler bays do I need to add more 'exhaust' or 'intake' into the mix?

    May sound dumb but I don't want to start cutting holes in the case unless I really need to do it.

    Also, do I need to open up the PIII and insert Arctic Silver or something?

    Any advice appreciated. Thanks Again!
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    www.kommax.com

    ordered px2700 2x256MB, i get PC133 SODIMM (laptop memory) and they make ME pay the shipping back.

    Amro

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    Originally posted by Amro
    www.kommax.com

    ordered px2700 2x256MB, i get PC133 SODIMM (laptop memory) and they make ME pay the shipping back.

    Amro
    you had to return it?

    all companies make you pay the shipping back... no matter what. even newegg
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    Originally posted by TEH WIN


    you had to return it?

    all companies make you pay the shipping back... no matter what. even newegg
    sure, if it's YOUR mistake, but it was THEIR mistake, they sent the wrong product, not ME clicking the wrong product. it even showed the correct product on the invoice.

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    pentarc memory... thats where i got 512 pc2100 from and it doesnt work on my damn mobo.. i did some checking... just go with crucial stay away from pricewatch
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    After ten years of reliable and effective sevice; after suppling me dozens of the finest computers ever - many still running today.

    Ordered/Got

    Athlon 1.4Ghz OEM + RAM/Athlon 1.2 Ghz oc with a stupid pencil.

    'Specail heatsink'/ Power Cooler (blades fell off no reason after three months 24/7)

    Creative! Pro Studio 256! (editing control card)/ Soundblaster! Value! - not one digital connection on the whole card.

    Asus A7A/Asus A7A

    Standard keyboard and mouse/Standard keyboard and mouse

    no monitor/Free 14" Viewsonic monitor.
    ____

    I liked the monitors very-very much but when multiplyed by four systems I should have insisted on an itemised invoice on that last order; but after ten abosulutely unbeatable years they had my automatic trust.
    _____

    I now buy from Wintronics (www.wintronics.com). They even have upgraded one of my orders instead of not filling it when they ran out of the specified HDs. Cheaper too.
    Last small order: 100x(700mb 20x) CDRs $30.

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    Do not order from http://www.svcompucycle.com 2 weeks and still no PSU, their ratings have been dropping lately. I live about a 1 hour from them and should raise some hell soon.

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    Originally posted by Qwijib0
    I've bought numerous things from them with no problems....
    me 2 ive always liked accubyte

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    thier rating will continue to drop as they deal in poor buisness practices.

    All they really need is a better PR machine to help solve thier issues.

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    Hey Qwijib0 is that picture from Star Wars or Space Ballz? An off topic question but I am curious.

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    Originally posted by ScrewU2
    Hey Qwijib0 is that picture from Star Wars or Space Ballz? An off topic question but I am curious.
    It's from Star Wars Epsiode II...Spaceballs...heheheheh

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    And I hate U2, too.

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