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i3 isnt that bad
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i3 isnt that bad
Its not, but i bought a thermalright archon, and dont wanna waste it on a 65W processor.
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u can send it back no prob call em and they will tell u to ship it back to them tell them you thought u ordered an i5 lol i swear it will work u just got to email them or call em
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I ordered a Sandy Bridge processor!...thats the good news.

The bad news is I didn't do my research until I got hasty and ordered a Core i3...only to find out i can't overclock it...and can't return for refund either.

EDIT: So now I'm gonna short sell it on craigslist. and luckily I got a star trek game for free. So maybe i can sell that on craigslist too to recoup the loss of selling it short, and then buy a Core i5.
Whoa whoa whoa, if that CPU was brand new froma retailer you can return it!! That's what statutory rights are for!! Even e-tailers must accept returns!

You shouldn't need to mess around and tell them you wanted an i5 instead. Just call them, say you ordered the wrong CPU. Ask where to send it for returns and ask them how you'd go about getting an i5 instead. Most retailers will be happy to exchange a product if you're going to be spending more.

If you think you have no legal right to a return and refund on a brand new product you are selling yourself short!
Edited by Viridian - 5/11/11 at 2:07am
    
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I thought you were gonna say you accidentally bought the non "k" version of the 2500K or something. Keep that in mind too when getting your 2500K, make sure its says "2500K" and not just "2500". Or you will just have a a quad core version of what you have now.
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u can send it back no prob call em and they will tell u to ship it back to them tell them you thought u ordered an i5 lol i swear it will work u just got to email them or call em
This does work, however you will likely be charged a restocking fee. (I think it's like 15 bucks, but that's probably better than the hit you would take from craigslist. )

Refusing works, but you have to beat the UPS guy. He's sneaky, that one.
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^ Shouldn't have to pay a restocking fee at all. You're within your rights to return an unwanted item! And especially seeing as the OP is probably going to get a more expensive CPU from the same store. If they do try charge a restocking fee the OP should bargain that if they charge the restocking fee, he'll buy his i5 elsewhere, therefore it's in their best interests to waive that fee.
    
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^ Shouldn't have to pay a restocking fee at all. You're within your rights to return an unwanted item! And especially seeing as the OP is probably going to get a more expensive CPU from the same store. If they do try charge a restocking fee the OP should bargain that if they charge the restocking fee, he'll buy his i5 elsewhere, therefore it's in their best interests to waive that fee.
With some places though, you agree to the restocking fee when buying the item. IIRC, this means legally they're in the clear with the restocking fee.

Now whether or not that fee is fun is a different story entirely.
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^ Shouldn't have to pay a restocking fee at all. You're within your rights to return an unwanted item! And especially seeing as the OP is probably going to get a more expensive CPU from the same store. If they do try charge a restocking fee the OP should bargain that if they charge the restocking fee, he'll buy his i5 elsewhere, therefore it's in their best interests to waive that fee.
You agree to pay a restocking fee when you order from them. (At least last time I checked.)
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With some places though, you agree to the restocking fee when buying the item. IIRC, this means legally they're in the clear with the restocking fee.

Now whether or not that fee is fun is a different story entirely.
This, pretty much. I had to pay a fee on some memory I ordered on accident, but I can agree - it's not fun.
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Wow that's ridiculous. Here in the UK it's a consumer right to return an unwanted item within 14-28 days of purchase. Any such clause in the T&C here would be null and void the second it was printed as it seeks to supercede statutory rights

Ah well, try what I said earlier about maybe them waiving the restocking fee in return that you'll buy your i5 from them. If they refuse, buy elsewhere.
    
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