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name the user so no one buys from him!

edit: saw previous post
Edited by Lazloisdavrock - 8/18/11 at 10:32am
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post #32 of 47
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Originally Posted by Wr3ckin_Cr3w View Post
Sorry to hear this man. Was actually going to buy something from that user, will definitely avoid now.
I don't blame the selller.He may have known or not but I think I will probably avoid buying used for now.This will probably go in my wifes htpc or micro build that I am planning and she is asking for so no harm.Plus I need something more like a 570/580 or wait for next gen of cards.Thanks.
    
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name the user so no one buys from him!

edit: saw previous post
I can't do that.It not his fault it ek's fault.And I already pmed him and he is helping me out as much as he can.Even if I could name him I wouldn't do it.
    
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Nope.He said he didn't bother to look.
I'm taking it that the block didnt have the acrylic top. Otherwise, how could you not see that the nickle plating was coming off?
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I'm taking it that the block didnt have the acrylic top. Otherwise, how could you not see that the nickle plating was coming off?
nope it had the acetal top.Thanks
    
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post #36 of 47
I recall that ek have a warranty sticker on their blocks, was it still intact when you got it?

And ironically I just paid some guy via pm this week for a ek 470 block and the thought of corrosion didn't come across my head so I casually asked him after payment if there was any: "yeh there is a little"
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I recall that ek blocks have a warranty sticker on their blocks, was in still intact when you got it?

And ironically I just paid some guy via pm this week for a ek 470 block and the thought of corrosion didn't come across my head so I casually asked him after payment if there was any: "yeh there is a little"
It's safe to assume all ek blocks suffer from this, or will.
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From the for sale thread:

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Block is acetal & nickel but I havnt split it open since ek had the issue so I don't know if there is a problem with the plating. I'm pretty sure ek is replacing these for free so if you buy this you can send it in and get a new block.
I'd give him the benefit of the doubt on that one. Deebs, have you contacted EK?


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I recall that ek have a warranty sticker on their blocks, was it still intact when you got it?

And ironically I just paid some guy via pm this week for a ek 470 block and the thought of corrosion didn't come across my head so I casually asked him after payment if there was any: "yeh there is a little"

That warranty sticker is just to guarantee against leaks. The warranty on the block is still intact even without the sticker.
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I recall that ek have a warranty sticker on their blocks, was it still intact when you got it?

And ironically I just paid some guy via pm this week for a ek 470 block and the thought of corrosion didn't come across my head so I casually asked him after payment if there was any: "yeh there is a little"
Didn' really check to see if it was intact or not.Now it's not lol.
    
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post #40 of 47
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Originally Posted by DEEBS808 View Post
Didn' really check to see if it was intact or not.Now it's not lol.
Man this hurts. Lets hope that the sticker just fell off by itself and the block was never opened before.
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