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post #51 of 63
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Originally Posted by intelfan View Post
So you do ship stuff out like a video card with newspaper only as wrapping?
I'd try it if I were you as a sign of good will even though it seems the seller didn't put much good will into packaging. Perform a visual inspection and if nothing looks damaged, you should try it. If it doesn't work, you know what to do.
People are right when they say that graphics card are more resistant because most fragile parts are sheltered with the heatsink.
People selling on OCN should take note of this conversation when shipping though, some buyers are more picky and that's in their right.
Edited by Emmanuel - 5/31/11 at 4:49pm
    
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post #52 of 63
I like using newspaper. Anti-static, form fitting and rigid in all the right places. It's actually ideal for shipping parts in. I'd use an anti-static bag if I had one, but if not, I'd use newspaper with no hesitation.

You bought a used card and got a great deal according to you. Your only issue is that it wasn't packaged the way YOU wanted it, even though the packaging sounds to be perfectly acceptable. No1 in their right minds are gonna refund you if you haven't tested it.
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post #53 of 63
Just send the dude a message and let him know to get some anti-static wrap. He might not even know he needed to.
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post #54 of 63
i am starting to think there may be some trolling going on here.... who could be this silly. Who would even bring this up?
    
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post #55 of 63
the kid is dense. sad that you're 19-20 OP and yet you're whining about how the dude shipped it and now you won't even try it because of that reason.
post #56 of 63
You got a good deal for this exact reason... If you want something like how it comes brand new, then buy brand new. If this guy had to go out and buy a anti static bag, then spend another $10 on packing supplies then another $15 on shipping, they wouldnt be able to sell it to you for such a "good deal" would they?

If it works, just s t f u and get over it. If it doesnt, then send him a pm and ask politley for a refund after stating your reasons. No need to get the cummintiy involved in this one IMO. You are being more unprofestional than the person who sold you the card.
    
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post #57 of 63
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You got a good deal for this exact reason... If you want something like how it comes brand new, then buy brand new. If this guy had to go out and buy a anti static bag, then spend another $10 on packing supplies then another $15 on shipping, they wouldnt be able to sell it to you for such a "good deal" would they?

If it works, just s t f u and get over it. If it doesnt, then send him a pm and ask politley for a refund after stating your reasons. No need to get the cummintiy involved in this one IMO. You are being more unprofestional than the person who sold you the card.
Your spelling. It blows, no offence though, i agree 100% with what you are saying.
     
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post #58 of 63
Just try it out. There's a very strong chance the card still works. This reminds me of high school where my teacher almost had a heart attack because I was working on a PC without an antistatic wristband
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post #59 of 63
Smells like buyer's remorse to me.
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we really do need a negative rep button.
    
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