Originally Posted by kpoeticg
Lol, I was going back and forth between the RIVE and X79 Dark for like 3 weeks before i pulled the trigger on the RIVE. Then the next day after it got delivered the BE was announced =P. Unfortunately i'd already opened and took pics of everything for a build log so Newegg charged me 15% restock fee. Not too bad considering everything in the box was opened and they gave me full refund on the non-refundable Accidental Replacement Warranty
You weren't the only one. I don't know how many times I added the x79 dark to my shopping cart.... but just couldn't pull the trigger. There was a few things on the x79 dark that bugged me. Not anything that affects performance, but things I'm anal about. After deciding to purchase the RIVE, the RIV BE was announced hours after I purchased it.
After I received the RIVE in the mail, it sat on dining table a few days untouched. I kept thinking if it was worth getting hit with a restocking fee... or just keep it. That's when I decided to talk to a newegg customer service rep just to clarify they RMA process for items untouched and unopened. The person I talked to was really helpful... and even apologized that is was unfortunate that I ordered the RIVE on the day the BE was announced... so she offered to RMA it and waive the restocking fee. I still had to pay $10 for the UPS label. I'm glad it's October today... I think this weekend, I'm going to tear my rig apart and do maintenance all my water cooling parts. Then put my list together and purchase parts I need to redo my loop. Hopefully this will give me enough work till the RIV BE is released.