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so today I woke up, checked downstairs and sure enough, a pair of uv cathodes i ordered had arrived after being storm stuck yesterday. funny thing, though, the box was a lot larger than i thought it would be. so i pick up the box, and the sticker on the side says:

Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo Processor E8400, LGA 775 Pkg
3 GHz, 6MB L2 Cache, 1333 MHz FSB, 45nm

Quantity: 05


now im like . unfortunately the box was pretty light, and upon opening it all i found inside were the cathodes.


lol, so close! why would they ship it in a used box? and the stamp says Received NOV 19 2008.
    
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because its cheaper? Reusing is better than recycling.
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Originally Posted by Flatliner View Post
so today I woke up, checked downstairs and sure enough, a pair of uv cathodes i ordered had arrived after being storm stuck yesterday. funny thing, though, the box was a lot larger than i thought it would be. so i pick up the box, and the sticker on the side says:

Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo Processor E8400, LGA 775 Pkg
3 GHz, 6MB L2 Cache, 1333 MHz FSB, 45nm

Quantity: 05


now im like . unfortunately the box was pretty light, and upon opening it all i found inside were the cathodes.


lol, so close! why would they ship it in a used box? and the stamp says Received NOV 19 2008.

xmass prank from the egg :-) enjoy!
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Reminded me of this:

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage...cle2069184.ece

Guess he ended up getting it later. I doubt you will .
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post #5 of 11
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Originally Posted by IEATFISH View Post
Reminded me of this:

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage...cle2069184.ece

Guess he ended up getting it later. I doubt you will .


HAHAHAHA. that isnt cruel, thats hilarious! now, if i were to end up with five E8400's in a weeks time, expect four holiday freebies
    
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Someone reused a box, probably. I do that all the time. I think I'm just going to print little labels that say Intel Core i7 965 Quantity 12 on them when I start shipping more stuff out to people.
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Someone reused a box, probably. I do that all the time. I think I'm just going to print little labels that say Intel Core i7 965 Quantity 12 on them when I start shipping more stuff out to people.


yeah but this was straight from NCIX. i didnt buy it off a member or anything. i understand the reusing boxes to cut costs, but i've seen them do things that made even less sense. take for example, i had ordered thermal grease along with a bunch of other stuff, express shipping (UPS AIR). unfortunately for them, the grease was out of stock, so when they got some in they had to airmail a $3 pack of thermal grease across the country.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by IEATFISH View Post
Reminded me of this:

http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage...cle2069184.ece

Guess he ended up getting it later. I doubt you will .
That is horrible.
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I bought some fans from petras and got a used box.

Says SANYODENKI or something. Idk, the right stuff was in the box.
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I've seen the vid, I thought it was cruel till I found out it was a prank. I prank my kids all the time, but I don't wait a week. I think thats detrimental on a kid.
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