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Recieved another used "new" Zowie mouse from Amazon/3cworld

post #1 of 20
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Returned my Zowie AM due to the shape, but also due to suspicion that it had been used before, due to scuff marks on the bottom of the mouse.

Just received my EC2 and it is obviously a used returned mouse that they reboxed and sold as new. It was probably returned due to the dodgy loose feeling scroll wheel, and the left-click bottoms out making an ugly plastic sound. There are obvious signs of usage both on the bottom of the mouse and on the USB cable.

Looks like my goal of owning a Zowie mouse is not going to work, because the only reseller in the US is this 3cworld company and they keep sending me used mice :\
Edited by futurefields - 5/24/13 at 5:19pm
post #2 of 20
I recently bought the AM from 3cworld on Amazon and haven't noticed anything that made me think it was used. Do you think you could post some picture to get a better understanding of what you're talking about?

As far as other re sellers go I would check out gamejava.com. I know they are the "official" Zowie distributer in the U.S.
post #3 of 20
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It's real easy to tell, just look at the bottom of your mouse under the light when its brand new. If the feet/bottom of the mouse have a million little microscopic scratches on it then you know its been used before.

I already reboxed mine for RMA, im not going to unbox it again.
post #4 of 20
Looks meh to me.
post #5 of 20
I ordered my EC1 eVo from 3CWorld the other week via Amazon and it did not have these issues, was definitely brand new.
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post #6 of 20
So, should I not order an Evo from Amazon? Should I even get one at all considering how terrible the mouse button sounds? Yikes.

Edit: I want to try the EC1; I'm going to buy one. But I'm debating whether or not I should order from Amazon, or eBay.

I like ordering from Amazon because returns are painless, and you don't have to pay for return shipping (as far as I know). With eBay, you have to pay the return shipping. Plus, I don't know anything about "gamejava", but I've heard more negative things about "3CWorld" on Amazon... What to do...
Edited by lukeman3000 - 5/25/13 at 5:50am
post #7 of 20
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Well I am going to send it back to 3cworld and try another one. I told them I need a "new mouse without defects" they told me to send it back and theyd send me a new one.

I'll post again when I get the new one.
post #8 of 20
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Originally Posted by futurefields View Post

Well I am going to send it back to 3cworld and try another one. I told them I need a "new mouse without defects" they told me to send it back and theyd send me a new one.

I'll post again when I get the new one.

Geez. I'd probably get the one you just sent back lol.
post #9 of 20
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Geez. I'd probably get the one you just sent back lol.

This is why im hating buying mouses online right now.

We all hear about how often these things get RMA'd.

The average Overclock.net/Anandtech/Tomshardware/etc... member probably RMA's 3-5 mice on average before they find one they want to keep.

So with that information in mind, just do the math - When you buy a mouse online, chances are its been used by somebody else before being RMA'd for some slight problem.

Seems its hard to manufacture mice without slight problems.
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Originally Posted by futurefields View Post

This is why im hating buying mouses online right now.

We all hear about how often these things get RMA'd.

The average Overclock.net/Anandtech/Tomshardware/etc... member probably RMA's 3-5 mice on average before they find one they want to keep.

So with that information in mind, just do the math - When you buy a mouse online, chances are its been used by somebody else before being RMA'd for some slight problem.

Seems its hard to manufacture mice without slight problems.

Yeah.. I wonder how hard it is to fix issues for yourself such as a bad left mouse button or a scroll wheel that takes too much force to turn?
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