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Mobo or ram issue. Tell him to get lost.
    
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post #32 of 209
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You might as well because if you don't he will.You can't win so I would just tell him to return it.
doesn't paypal usually hold your money for 30 calendar days? if so, wait him out lol. empty your paypal account, and erase anything that ties it to your bank account. paypal does always side with the buyer, as others have said, so you'd better get a move on to save your cash.
    
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Intel would toss the warranty if they caught a whiff of that behavior in an RMA, why should you be held to a higher standard than the original manufacturer?
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post #34 of 209
Next time, withdraw the money and find a way to block scampal from withdrawing the money from your bank.
Sellers always get screwed, and ebay/paypal don't care because buyers are who makes the two services profitable.

If it's above Intel's spec, it's not guaranteed, and you have no obligation. However... ebay/paypal staff are morons and nearly always side with the buyer. I wish people would get a clue and start boycotting ebay/paypal, sigh.

If they do give him the money back, IMO you should take them to court. Ebay needs to learn a lesson.
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post #35 of 209
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Intel would toss the warranty if they caught a whiff of that behavior in an RMA, why should you be held to a higher standard than the original manufacturer?
because you can't win with paypal
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post #36 of 209
i hate to say it but your screwed, if it turns into a claim, and it has to, he will win. i would try explaining to him that you would help with rma. make sure if you do you get proof somehow, by tracking number or how ever. so if he gets is back and fry's it as well it is his own fault.
post #37 of 209
He's trying to run the chip outside of Intel's spec. (Memory @ 1600MHz)

He has effectively damaged the part you sold him, and he sent you an email as evidence.
post #38 of 209
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A month later? Tell paypal he damaged it.
This. Looks like the buyer messed the chip and is now trying to get cash back.
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post #39 of 209
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Thanks so much for all the helpful responses! This is why OCN is my home forum.

Paypal has already held my funds (as some have mentioned) and I now have the option to deny the request and escalate it to a claim. Should I do that and provide what evidence I have (screenshots, private messages, delivery confirmation, etc) to Paypal?

I've also tried communicating with him and am awaiting his response.
Yes, he has already admitted that he was running the parts above stock (aka overclocking). Obviously he was doing a very poor job at overclocking but keep in mind that no manufacturer officially supports running parts above stock speeds. Simply staying and providing the proof that he admitted to overclocking (as well as stating that he damaged it from overclocking) should guarantee you keep your money.

You should point this out, when you file your claim. Also point out the time he has had to use it and overclock it.

One other thing is you should explain what overclocking is for example "he pushed the CPU above what is recommended by Intel," a lot of people don't know what overclocking is and you should make sure the people at paypal understand.

If he did damage it your only other option is to get a damaged CPU back from him. Explain as simply and clearly as you can what overclocking is, why it is bad and not recommended (post excerpts from Intel's warnings about it), and I think you should have a half decent chance.
Edited by james_ant - 1/19/11 at 4:05pm
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um intel only officaly supports ddr 1333 for i7s and he never says he raised qpi to run ram at higher speeds you normaly have to do that also. So i dont see how he has a leg to stand on call paypal or add proof where intel states the memory speed officaly supported. Sad thing paypal usualy screws the seller they kiss the buyers *SS big time i had a guy wouldnt talk to me or paypal and they still ruled in his favor.
Edited by Bal3Wolf - 1/19/11 at 4:08pm
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