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post #1 of 9
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I'm hoping it's okay to put this in this thread, if not i apologize and remove immediately please. If you've looked at the online deals thread you would obviously have noticed the Q6600 G0 stepping at Frys for 179.99+shipping. I've had one interaction with Frys and it was absolutely horrible, got a supposedly "new" motherboard that was clearly opened, missing parts, and DOA on top of it. Also they ship DHL, which i've come to know as rather rough in handling packages. Should i jump on this deal even with my lack of trust for Frys/DHL? Anyone have first hand experience with this combination of companies and have good results?

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post #2 of 9
It's pretty damn hard to damage a processor in shipping. Go for it.
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I'm hoping it's okay to put this in this thread, if not i apologize and remove immediately please. If you've looked at the online deals thread you would obviously have noticed the Q6600 G0 stepping at Frys for 179.99+shipping. I've had one interaction with Frys and it was absolutely horrible, got a supposedly "new" motherboard that was clearly opened, missing parts, and DOA on top of it. Also they ship DHL, which i've come to know as rather rough in handling packages. Should i jump on this deal even with my lack of trust for Frys/DHL? Anyone have first hand experience with this combination of companies and have good results?

Thanks
Do you have a link to the ad. I may also wana get one
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I bought mine on monday and got it today, they are selling SLACR's i called before i bought it, ended up being 196$ with shipping
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post #6 of 9
yup its near impossible to damage a CPU so i would go ahead and order that ish up.
    
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post #7 of 9
Fry's has good prices, but their customer service is absolute crap. I shop there all the time; it's a good place. Just don't ask the employees questions and you'll be fine.
post #8 of 9
I say go for it. I have a local Fry's and I also bought a mobo (an Asus P5K-Deluxe) that was sold as new but had been opened and used, it still had the sticky stuff from an aftermarket cooler on the backside of the mobo.

But I bought a G0 Q6600 from the store and it is the best OC'er of the three that I have. I just don't trust anything I buy from there anymore unless it's a 'real' sealed package like a proc. I personally have had nothing but good experiences returning stuff there though, they never have given me any problems with refunds or exchanges.
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post #9 of 9
My last purchase from Frys was a Q6600. I ordered it 3 weeks ago and got a B3. I was not expecting that to say the least.
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