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[quote name="Hillskill" url="/t/1232213/bought-a-case-off-ebay-owner-was-clearly-a-smoker#post_16769381"]I didn't think to ask when bidding so I had a little surprise when I opened the packaging. The case is HAF932 to go with my other one (I love em!). How long can I expect the smell of smoke to linger and is there anything I can do to rid it of the odour?[/quote] Thats a bummer man, sorry to hear that. In all my ebay sales I let the customers know I am a heavy smoker! Recently I had a guy buy a pair of headphones from me and he PM'd me and asked that they come from a smoke free enviroment. He did this after he paid, i could have just ignored it but I gladly refunded his money and let him know I smoke like a chimney.
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I didn't think to ask when bidding so I had a little surprise when I opened the packaging. The case is HAF932 to go with my other one (I love em!). How long can I expect the smell of smoke to linger and is there anything I can do to rid it of the odour?
Thats a bummer man, sorry to hear that. In all my ebay sales I let the customers know I am a heavy smoker! Recently I had a guy buy a pair of headphones from me and he PM'd me and asked that they come from a smoke free enviroment. He did this after he paid, i could have just ignored it but I gladly refunded his money and let him know I smoke like a chimney.

Smoke outside, lol
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I'm a smoker and even i hate the smell of smoke especially when it sticks to something and lingers

Many a possible fine relationship (both business and pleasure) has been cut short over the smell of tobacco smoke.I just watched a movie about Dwight D. Isenhower,in some sceens everyone in the room had some tobacco product burning(even the King of England).One of my doctors has a big sign that says "The Doctor will not see you if you smell of smoke".This smell really bothers a lot of people.
Edited by PCCstudent - 3/21/12 at 11:21am
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put it back on the packaging again then fill it with newspapers (inside the case also). leave it for a day. newspaper absorbs the odor of anything. i use it on my shoes lol.

This seems like the simplest solution for now. Will defo give this a go first. I have a while so I can afford to play the long game.

Thanks for all the replies. I have been watching alot of Diners, Drive Ins and Dives recently. Quite tempting to turn it into a BBQ pit of some sort tongue.gif
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Just wash it.
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I had this happen to me. Take off the front panel & all wiring till your down to just the Shell. Fill your tub with hot water & wash away. Its going to take a couple of washes but it will go away. your going to want to wash it anyways. I doubt that you will want to put your parts in it without proper cleaning

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Many a possible fine relationship (both business and pleasure) has been cut short over the smell of tobacco smoke.I just watched a movie about Dwight D. Isenhower,in some sceens everyone in the room had some tobacco product burning(even the King of England).One of my doctors has a big sign that says "The Doctor will not see you if you smell of smoke".This smell really bothers a lot of people.

In the UK if you are a non smoker you can really remove yourself from any kind of smoke enviroment these days. You can't smoke in any public places (apart from obviously outside) including pubs, bars, clubs restaurants. I swear my hangovers are half as bad since they stopped smoking in night spots! Personally I think peeps are free to do whatever and to be honest I would still of probably bought this case had the buyer told me as it was a bargain. Hopefully the smell will shift soon enough.
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You might be able to get a few boxes of Arm n Hammer baking soda to remove the odor as well.

One other thing, I know its wierd, but if you want the case to smell of new electronics, use any unused IDE cables you might have laying around.

I have placed unused IDE cables (from all of my ASUS boards) inside my cases before and it smelled like a brand new motherboard on the inside smile.gif
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In the UK if you are a non smoker you can really remove yourself from any kind of smoke enviroment these days. You can't smoke in any public places (apart from obviously outside) including pubs, bars, clubs restaurants. I swear my hangovers are half as bad since they stopped smoking in night spots! Personally I think peeps are free to do whatever and to be honest I would still of probably bought this case had the buyer told me as it was a bargain. Hopefully the smell will shift soon enough.

Can't smoke in bars and other public buildings here either. They tried the whole non-smoker/smoker area but that failed miserably.
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Ozium. Stuff works wonders, especially if you can find the old industrial type.
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