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Old 04-18-07, 07:42 PM   #37
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Well I went back with my cousin this evening but I didn't get much further. I made him go to newegg.com and showed him what the Pentium D 2.8 sells for but he didn't seem to care. I told him if I could not get a refund wihtout having to pay the 25% restocking fee I would have his store reported. In the end though, he told me that I had accepted the computer and terms and the prices when I picked up the computer. He said he would be willing to replace the CPU with a E6300 2MB CPU, but he would have to charge me $40 because now he would have a used Pentium D cpu in which he said he can't sell.
I don't think it's really worth returning the computer and taking that big of a hit. A second option might be through a friend who offered to take the Pentium D off me for $90 and then I could buy on of those faster Core 2 Duo CPU's.
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Old 04-18-07, 07:59 PM   #38
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Well I went back with my cousin this evening but I didn't get much further. I made him go to newegg.com and showed him what the Pentium D 2.8 sells for but he didn't seem to care. I told him if I could not get a refund wihtout having to pay the 25% restocking fee I would have his store reported. In the end though, he told me that I had accepted the computer and terms and the prices when I picked up the computer. He said he would be willing to replace the CPU with a E6300 2MB CPU, but he would have to charge me $40 because now he would have a used Pentium D cpu in which he said he can't sell.
I don't think it's really worth returning the computer and taking that big of a hit. A second option might be through a friend who offered to take the Pentium D off me for $90 and then I could buy on of those faster Core 2 Duo CPU's.
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Old 04-18-07, 08:52 PM   #39
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Yeah, report him to the BBB, thats totally unfair, this guy is a joke, I'd also get him run in the local paper, especialy if you live in a small town.
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Old 04-18-07, 09:06 PM   #40
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Last week I bought a new computer from a local store near me. I told the guy I wanted a gaming machine that would last me a few years. Can you tell me if I got a good deal for what I paid? The computer cost me about $1800 taxes in. I did not get speakers, a monitor or keyboard/mouse with it, just the computer it self. I want to play Call of Juarez, Rainbow Six Vegas and the new one coming out Crysis.

Intel Pentium D 2.8GHz Dual Core Processor 800MHz FSB 4MB Cache
A Ninja Heatsink? It's really big and has no fan.
Asus P5B with 16x PCI-Express Slot
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Not even gonna bother reading the rest of this thread.


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Old 04-18-07, 09:29 PM   #41
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Don't ever buy from a local store, unless you really know the people running it. Order it from Dell, Gateway, etc. You can return it if you don't like it within 30 days, no questions asked.
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Old 04-18-07, 09:31 PM   #42
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You got ripped off bro.

I'd return the whole thing. Even if you get charged the 25% restocking fee, you can still buy a system that is WAY FASTER for less money.
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Old 04-18-07, 09:34 PM   #43
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Well I went back with my cousin this evening but I didn't get much further. I made him go to newegg.com and showed him what the Pentium D 2.8 sells for but he didn't seem to care. I told him if I could not get a refund wihtout having to pay the 25% restocking fee I would have his store reported. In the end though, he told me that I had accepted the computer and terms and the prices when I picked up the computer. He said he would be willing to replace the CPU with a E6300 2MB CPU, but he would have to charge me $40 because now he would have a used Pentium D cpu in which he said he can't sell.
I don't think it's really worth returning the computer and taking that big of a hit. A second option might be through a friend who offered to take the Pentium D off me for $90 and then I could buy on of those faster Core 2 Duo CPU's.
report him to the BBB. Any legitimate business allows for returns if you don't like the merchandise.
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Old 04-18-07, 09:38 PM   #44
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my advice:

threaten to take him to small claims court where you don't need a lawyer. He'll probably offer some sort of return deal because going to court is a big pain in the ass.

If he still doesn't do anything for you, sue him. It's the American way.
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Old 04-18-07, 10:00 PM   #45
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Damn.... he robbed you good. I build and sell PC's on the side... and one thing I take pride in is honesty. I know I can't build a top of the line system cheaper than someone can buy the parts online for, but I tell them that upfront and what they pay a little extra they get in return for a solid clean build and 1 years of free support on the system. Report him, I dont think u will get your money back but you will keep other people from having the same fate with this shmuck.
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Old 04-18-07, 10:42 PM   #46
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Well I went back with my cousin this evening but I didn't get much further. I made him go to newegg.com and showed him what the Pentium D 2.8 sells for but he didn't seem to care. I told him if I could not get a refund wihtout having to pay the 25% restocking fee I would have his store reported. In the end though, he told me that I had accepted the computer and terms and the prices when I picked up the computer. He said he would be willing to replace the CPU with a E6300 2MB CPU, but he would have to charge me $40 because now he would have a used Pentium D cpu in which he said he can't sell.
I don't think it's really worth returning the computer and taking that big of a hit. A second option might be through a friend who offered to take the Pentium D off me for $90 and then I could buy on of those faster Core 2 Duo CPU's.
REPORT HIM. You gave him a chance to fix it, and he refused. He would have a hard time selling a Pentium D because you can get a Core2Duo instead.

Did you sign anything?

Do you know any lawyers?
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Old 04-18-07, 11:06 PM   #47
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I really don't think the topic creator can do anything. He bought the computer and understood the price. Now he is aware HE made a bad decision and the vendor is willing to accept a return for a restocking fee(one that I'm sure was written on an invoice somewhere).

What I'm saying is, topic creator made a mistake. It's all his fault, and he's gonna have to walk away from this(hopefully) now knowing it's dumb to spend 2k on something you don't really know anything about.
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Old 04-18-07, 11:18 PM   #48
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Yeh, right on the invoice the guy pointed out I could return the computer no problem but I have to pay a 25% restocking fee... that's alot because it came to slightly over 2K with taxes in. Almost $500
It's a bad lesson to have to learn from but at this point I think I'm better just buying a new CPU because it would be cheaper than taking a $500 hit. Am I right? Well, banking on if the rest of the parts are good too? Like if I just bought a Core 2 Duo CPU, would the computer be good for a few years then?

I was thinking about taking this guy to court but then how far could I get? I did after all accept the terms and price when I picked it up, I just didn't know what I was getting and what I could have gotten for the same price. Plus is says right on the invoice that I can return it, the guy even stated it again tonight, just I have to pay that 25% retocking fee.

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