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post #1 of 63
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Today I received the video card I purchased from a seller who has quite a number of iTrader. The problem is the card was shipped in purely newspaper. The card was wrapped in newspaper and newspaper balls were stuffed inside the box. Basically, no antistatic bag at all. I haven't and aren't gonna even try to use it. I want to get a refund based on principle and I don't really care if I have to pay for shipping myself. Opinions? Ideas?
Edited by intelfan - 5/31/11 at 4:01pm
    
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post #2 of 63
as you have already opened the box, then I would just go ahead and try it. worst case scenario, it doesn't work just get a refund.
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It's based on principle. There's no way you should cheap out on an antistatic bag. Hell, any bag would have worked than having it exposed.
    
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post #4 of 63
Seems kind of petty to return something based on how it is packaged without even seeing how it works.

While yes it would have been nice for him to send it in a anti-static bag, did you stop to think he may not have had access to any.
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post #5 of 63
If I received anything with terrible packaging I'd too be very hesitant on keeping it based on how poorly the original seller may have treated his/her hardware by looking at the way it was shipped. If there was nothing but newspaper, not even bubble wrap, that's shocking.
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What about that dude who was sent a motherboard just inside a box with packing peanuts?
    
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post #7 of 63
If it looks like theres no damage done to it, then pop it in the system and try it.
    
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post #8 of 63
Really? I feel you on the packaging, but just try it. In my 15+ years of building computers, I have never had a short or static issue with any piece of hardware. Even with rubbing cards against paper or whatever. It'll be alright. If they don't work, then start complaining. I do agree that the seller should be educated on how to ship electronics however.
   
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Seems kind of petty to return something based on how it is packaged without even seeing how it works.

While yes it would have been nice for him to send it in a anti-static bag, did you stop to think he may not have had access to any.
Yeah but still, a Jewel Osco bag would have done the trick, or those plastic bags you keep on the side when you have pets lol.
I would honestly run the card and see if it works lol, I wouldn't pay money out of my own pocket for principle.
Honestly people though, when you leave feedback, if the packaging sucks make sure you let the seller know, and if it's terrible you might have to consider leaving neutral feedback.
    
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post #10 of 63
I think it should of been put into an anti static bag before being shipped but just try it out and see if it works before you try to get a refund.
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