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Discussion in 'techPowerUp! Club Forum' started by mullered07, Aug 13, 2008.

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Is the UK the most damn fine & dandy place to live?

  1. Yes without a doubt

    14.3%
  2. Yes but only with a cup of Earl Grey

    14.3%
  3. Would be better with a half decent government

    46.4%
  4. No it's crap!

    25.0%
  1. MightyMission

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    that must have been heartbreaking ot buy it then find its nackered so soon after buying it.

    yea i understand about dealing,i tend to go by instincts with people otherwise i wouldnt have offered-but of course everyone is different and have there own way of gauging wether something is kosher or not.
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    Personally i would only buy parts from users that are a regular viewer to the forums.
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    Ive only sold & bought a few items on TPU, Most of dealings were with Scam. I do prefer my hardware new though...I love that 'brandnew' smell when you unbox something thats just come directly from the warehouse. also with new parts, they dont have a previous service history so theres no need to worry about how its been treated by the previous owner.

    Most of the members on the forums treat their hardware fairly good. the only real complaints ive heard from trading members was the item was dusty. previous owner didnt bother giving it a wipe when putting it in a box.

    I cant stand dusty hardware. Just looking at the build up on my 902's dust filters makes me sick. so whatever i send out gets a good blast with a air duster and a full wipe down otherwise i wouldnt be able to look at it or pick it up.

    (OCD is a lovely thing)
  4. scaminatrix

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    Yup, through the power of the community, we got watercooled banned (in the long run) :pimp:

    Freedom, did you get that sorted? PM me if you still need help with it.
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    FreedomEclipse ~Technological Technocrat~

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    Dont worry, Ive already spent all my money :laugh::laugh:

    I need your help with it next week though. Since it was my first time selling stuff on fleabay. paypal is holding payment until the guy leaves good feedback before the funds get released.

    Bought some Gentle Typhoons. and whatever i have left i need to cover buying some SODIMMs for a friends laptop.
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    I too prefer getting things new,i love the fresh new smell of goods too.
    I'm sure the most satisfying one getting new nowadays must be a car or even a house. Seeing lot of cars these days are bought "used",the smell of a fresh brand new car from the factory/dealer is a very satisfying feeling.
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    I don't mind buying used if it's from a good home. Although, I do like to test the waters in the BST forums - I'll be the one to bite the bullet and buy something (cheap) from a zero poster/new member just to see what they're like.

    I just had my PP dispute cleared up, they refunded me because the seller hasn't even bothered to put in a defence.
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    And guess who got the pleasure in banning Watercooled? :D
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    :laugh: What a fitting end!
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    Tatty_One Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    Little consolation for the Pig though.
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    Too true. Of all the people to get ripped; one of the nicest here :shadedshu
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    well at least watercooled's heatware is messed up. that should stop him trading on other forums. Im not sure if hes banned form heatware also. but i heard he created another account after moonpig and some other members shit on his main heatware account.
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    Watercooled is only one of a few people who scammed, ive seen a few over the years. TBH I only know about watercooled because you lot mentioned it.
    If its cheap enough im lenient but bigger stuff you have to really think will the item be as described and will they actually send it. There's not that many UK sellers on TPU so not much to consider most of the time.
    I accept the responsibilities of using a b/s/t forum.
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    kyle2020 didn't send out money or items or something like that and everyone jumped to his defence because he was a regular member, im unsure what happened in the end. Could have just been like he told the people family issues but like i said i dont know how that turned out.
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    anyone watching the tottenham riots??? tune into bbcnews 24 and you might see me on tv!!!
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    Whoa, wtf? I have a 2 hour kip and it all kicks off!

    Is that you chucking a petrol bomb? :laugh: What you wearing?
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    FreedomEclipse ~Technological Technocrat~

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    Nah Im just kidding. I could go out there but its dangerous and i dont want to get caught in the middle if it kicks off again.

    them people down there have been attacking firefighters too!
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    Red handed mate.
    [​IMG]
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    FreedomEclipse ~Technological Technocrat~

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    stalker!!!
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    I still got some pyrotechnics leftover from a paintball game. i should go out there and throw some blue smoke!!! but then i'd probably get hit by a rubber bullet
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    So whys there riots in Tottenham? Interesting apparently police shot someone and everyone just retaliated.
    EDIT: Riots happened after a demonstration about the shooting.
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    Can you see any of it out of your window? You don't live in an area like that do you? You live in a quiet looking neighbourhood IIRC (Yea, I googlemapped your address :p a little while ago when we were talking about room temps)
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    FreedomEclipse ~Technological Technocrat~

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    the 'riot' is literally happening on my doorstep. thats how close i am to it. not even 10mins walk away
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    I think riots are the least of your worries if Scam is stalking you.
    No seriously thats some dangerous stuff, people have been looting too. Shame people capitalising on something like that.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/tv/bbc_news24/watchlive
    Watching it live to get an idea of whats going on.
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    I was sad when i heard they were looting... I could have gotten in on it and chances are the cops wouldnt come after me anyway!! Heard some negro's were running off with TVs!!

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