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Could have been worse. There could have been bloody "genetic samples"...
 
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@Liquid Cool Could have been worse, there could have been a condom inside
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Part One! It was a helluva weekend...

WARNING! Not for the squeamish. If you're grossed out easily, just skip this one...:eek:.

As I mentioned in my previous post, I've been on a bit of a tear lately...

I received my new graphics card on Saturday and my new laptop on Sunday and here it is Tuesday evening and I'm still scratching my head over what just happened.

You guys have been making me extremely nervous that my photography skills are seriously lacking. This time, I thought I'd do my best and try to take better photos. So, when I removed the graphics card from the box, I thought I'd get a snapshot before I opened it.

I lined up my tablet to the graphics card and started clicking away.

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While I was clicking away I noticed the graphics card looked like it had a green pcb, but the one I purchased had a black one? What was going on here? So...I immediately ripped open the package and sure enough...it was a green pcb.

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Belonging to an OEM Dell GT 720. The card I had purchased was an AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200 4GB. I really love the little cards if you can pick them up cheaply...and I did.

I read the seller's feedback and thought to myself that this gentlemen is attempting to pull a bait and switch here...

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So...I skipped the niceties and go straight to opening a case. Yet, the seller contacted me...apologized and immediately shipped a replacement. He was actually a gentlemen about the mishap and apologized. When confronted with the above image. His reply was that "while I can't do anything about those past transactions...I can do something here and now with this one, please let me correct my mistake." The mistake being a shipping label mishap according to the seller. The new graphics card will be here tomorrow...Stay Tuned!

Now on to the laptop and here is the warning. If you're squeamish, just skip the second photo(and maybe the third).

I purchased what I thought was going to be a beautiful replacement for my HP Pro x2 612 G2 tablet. It's the HP Elitebook 745 G6. The order was shipped in a timely manner and Fed Ex upped the delivery from Monday to Sunday, so I received it faster than expected.

I now believe I know why. I would assume Fed ex wanted this crazy box out of their possession as quickly as possible.

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I was literally chuckling to myself as I was opening the box, it almost felt like one of those trick boxes with the secret compartment. I knew this was going to be good, because I believe the box/packing is a representative of the person. Call me strange...but please test this theory yourself before you do.

I finally get to the bubble wrap, it was thrown in there and hastily wrapped around the laptop, they didn't bother with tape. From my perspective, nothing says "I don't give a damn" more than a hastily wrapped package tossed into a box...loosely. So...I pull it out of the box and the seller forgot the power adapter, it was nowhere in sight. I unwrap the laptop and the first thing I see is this.

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I did a doubletake....then I realized I had the filthiest laptop I've ever seen in my hands and I tossed it back into the box. There was an eyelash in the upper right hand corner. Literally filth ALL over the device. I know people like examples...there was the residue from a sticker underneath...Enjoy!

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So...I contact the guy and I ask him why he sent me a laptop with a piece of someone's scalp embedded into the lid cover and I kid you not. His reply was...and I quote "I sold AS IS, I didn't said 100% clean with no use!" No mention of why there would be a piece of human flesh on the laptop to begin with? He acted as though it was business as usual. Par for the course eh?

Me and this gentlemen went round and round regarding this laptop, I felt like I was in a 15 round boxing match. He ended up sending me a refund, but warned me that if I left him negative feedback he'd "have ebay investigate my intentions"? In closing...he mentioned he'd send me a shipping label. I haven't heard from him since. The laptop hasn't moved...

So, here it is Tuesday evening, the graphics card will be here tomorrow and I'm sitting here wondering. Did the graphics card seller actually send a replacement AMD Radeon Pro WX 3200? If so...will the replacement actually work?

Not to mention....Did good ol' Liquid Cool just unknowingly pick up a Staph Infection?

Stay Tuned for Part Two!

Best Regards,

Liquid Cool
Buy a bottle of IPA and pour it over the laptop (in the box) and let it soak? Should make it reasonably safe to handle at least.
 
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No offense, but I used to refurbish toughbooks, so no sympathy from me on the "ick" department...

...Except this is a retail sale that the seller could at least pretend to care about, not state surplus auctions. My sympathies on that front. ;)
 
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coming from a 1000R Odyssey G7 to a flat monitor messes with my brain... this monitor looks like it's heavily curved backwards :D
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In times of Covid, you should set that guys ass on fire for shipping a filthy, human parts covered mess.
 
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In times of Covid, you should set that guys ass on fire for shipping a filthy, human parts covered mess.
I'm not laughing to disagree, but instead because that is one crazy accurate point.
 
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@Liquid Cool Could have been worse, there could have been a condom insideView attachment 220585

There's a thread about this

 
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There's a thread about this

I know and I was hoping most people knew the photo also it can almost be considered a meme by now, not that I actually know what a meme actually is.
 
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After reviewing the replies to my post, I went back and looked at the timestamps during my lengthy discussion on Sunday with the seller. We went back and forth for three solid hours.

I can be quite persuasive, but I wasn't 10 minutes in to my discussion with this so-called gentlemen that I started to feel that I may have met my match.

It's hard to discuss anything when the other person simply doesn't care - at all. He made it very clear he didn't give a damn about anything I made a comment on, and I also believe it was very clear he didn't care about the item he sold me as well.

Body parts came up in the discussion on several occasions!

My language was liberally sprinkled with colorful words and phrases...disconcerting, demeaning, profoundly disturbing, inundated by a film of flesh and filth...and they played to the crickets. Nothing.

What he did seem to care about is receiving a 1 star review and negative feedback on his record. So I used this to my advantage to persuade him into giving me an immediate refund instead of him taking a hit to his account when I open a case.

Once I had secured the return, I simply walked away before the conversation got any more heated than it already was.

Rolling in to the fourth day...still waiting on that shipping label.

Now...as I sit here in my easy chair this morning I'm viewing my graphics card tracking number information and despite being told the card would be overnighted...it was sent UPS ground. Interesting. Not to mention...usually by this time of the morning, I'd be notified it was on the truck for delivery. UPS hasn't updated the site yet...so I'm not 100% for certain what is going on here.

Is it being delivered today...or not.jpg

All I know is that...as the tape rips and the box is popped open...the camera will be clicking away in preparation for Part Two of this little adventure and hopefully a conclusion to the madness.

Well, at least half the madness...

:),

Liquid Cool
 
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LC, you get the nickname Terl...."Leverage, leverage."

I can hear you now..."Filthy humans!"
 
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No offense, but I used to refurbish toughbooks, so no sympathy from me on the "ick" department...

...Except this is a retail sale that the seller could at least pretend to care about, not state surplus auctions. My sympathies on that front. ;)
There could very well be "'rona extra" all over it!
 
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There could very well be "'rona extra" all over it!
That's true. Didn't have to worry about that back in 2010s, though I did use rubber gloves more than once... lol.

After reviewing the replies to my post, I went back and looked at the timestamps during my lengthy discussion on Sunday with the seller. We went back and forth for three solid hours.

I can be quite persuasive, but I wasn't 10 minutes in to my discussion with this so-called gentlemen that I started to feel that I may have met my match.

It's hard to discuss anything when the other person simply doesn't care - at all. He made it very clear he didn't give a damn about anything I made a comment on, and I also believe it was very clear he didn't care about the item he sold me as well.

Body parts came up in the discussion on several occasions!

My language was liberally sprinkled with colorful words and phrases...disconcerting, demeaning, profoundly disturbing, inundated by a film of flesh and filth...and they played to the crickets. Nothing.

What he did seem to care about is receiving a 1 star review and negative feedback on his record. So I used this to my advantage to persuade him into giving me an immediate refund instead of him taking a hit to his account when I open a case.

Once I had secured the return, I simply walked away before the conversation got any more heated than it already was.

Rolling in to the fourth day...still waiting on that shipping label.

Now...as I sit here in my easy chair this morning I'm viewing my graphics card tracking number information and despite being told the card would be overnighted...it was sent UPS ground. Interesting. Not to mention...usually by this time of the morning, I'd be notified it was on the truck for delivery. UPS hasn't updated the site yet...so I'm not 100% for certain what is going on here.

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All I know is that...as the tape rips and the box is popped open...the camera will be clicking away in preparation for Part Two of this little adventure and hopefully a conclusion to the madness.

Well, at least half the madness...

:),

Liquid Cool
You sure have a fun saga going. Nothing worse than a seller that can't/won't be bothered.
 
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That's true. Didn't have to worry about that back in 2010s, though I did use rubber gloves more than once... lol.
Back in the 2010s, I was like, "as long as that's not deer mouse stuff, I'm OK". The hantavirus variant that only exists in deer mice/peromyscus-genus mice (also the "rice rat" and "cotton rat", which are not the same rodent genus, however) and only in the Americas, is more lethal than the new coronaviruses! People usually end up in an ICU and are killed by a mouse!

Yes, "deer mouse" is the same mouse that ended up being all over the news in the 2010s at Yosemite National Park! Same with 1993! They sadly exist in rural areas all over the Americas, including Canada.
Deer mice, tend to be associated with filthy places in rural areas over here.

OTOH, ironically the hantavirus variants that came with rodents from overseas and of course from where my ancestors were, isn't lethal like that and people usually recover. Rats in the northeast, will have the not-so-lethal variant, ironically!
 
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Does a replacement mouse switch count? I went for an 80 million click model; the Kailh GM 8.0

Sort of boring, but it keeps me entertained.
 

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Does a replacement mouse switch count? I went for an 80 million click model; the Kailh GM 8.0

Sort of boring, but it keeps me entertained.
For me yeah, i just scrolling through local market to find any that looks nice and not killing my wallet
 
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Nintendo Switch OLED pre-ordered from Target back in July. It arrived this Monday.

Apart from a Nintendo Super NES Classic, this is the first videogame console I've owned in 2+ decades. The last console I owned was an N64 from the mid-Nineties.

I look forward to enjoying Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Monster Hunter Rise and Bayonetta 2 in the upcoming months. And probably a few other titles of superior quality. I've looked at some of the "Best Switch Games" lists and I know that I'm missing some great games.

Plenty of opportunity.
 

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Nintendo Switch OLED pre-ordered from Target back in July. It arrived this Monday.

Apart from a Nintendo Super NES Classic, this is the first videogame console I've owned in 2+ decades. The last console I owned was an N64 from the mid-Nineties.

I look forward to enjoying Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Monster Hunter Rise and Bayonetta 2 in the upcoming months. And probably a few other titles of superior quality. I've looked at some of the "Best Switch Games" lists and I know that I'm missing some great games.

Plenty of opportunity.

I preordered my Switch OLED July 17th from Wal-Mart, my order just says delayed still. :( Hopefully it gets here in a week or two at least. Metroid Dread arrived yesterday from GameFly rental subscription service. Metroid Fusion gave me awesome high school memories, was some good times playing on my custom backlight GBA back in the day. Going to be awesome playing its 17 yr future sequel... lol
 
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I love living in a country with healthcare

Cause ehrm diserbled, the gov gives funding for various things: i dont need it for much so it piled up, and my Dyson V6 died...

Say hello to an auto-emptying, vacuum-mop

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I'm confused, does one really need help to empty a vacuum and surely your just putting it from one container to another, which you will inevitably have to empty.

Another thing that confused me is spending that much on a hoover? Why not buy a robot one or two and get rid of the work entirely. Hell I could buy 10 roomba clones from China and watch them battle to the death in my living room over some dog hair and crumbs.
 
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Got some extension cable for my sfx psu. I am liking the silver one alot as it is thin and flexible despite being a lower 16 gauge wire vs the black one at 18. Gonna put this in my rig and update the pc atm thread later :D It happen that my windows deskstop restart itself today due to update. Damn you windows now I have reopen and restart my work task again that was not close for weeks. If I could remember what work I left running..

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since tv is going to move to digital, i must buy this one, not the fancy one just meet my need although i just spend few hours in a week watching tv
Why is it that it seems like all of these have the same, really terrible designer?
It looks like our two cable company provided STB's and they're just as U-G-L-Y and made from the same cheapo plastic.
 
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Why is it that it seems like all of these have the same, really terrible designer?
It looks like our two cable company provided STB's and they're just as U-G-L-Y and made from the same cheapo plastic.
actually i dunno, sometimes i feel like they use OEM design and leave it as it is as long as they can sell to their customer
 
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