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If you're going to argue with paypal, I highly suggest you try to find a phone number for a higher position staff member. I'm sure some site had the numbers, possibly paypalsucks.com - they seem to change it a lot as paypal REALLY doesn't want you contacting them.

Good luck, you're gonna need it. Might want a big bottle of aspirin too.
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http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=37150

Intel spec page states:
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post #43 of 209
IMO he probably found a cheap one with a broken memory controller and will probably return that one to you. =P

Or he killed it in suicide runs.

Either way, if he didn't tell you in the first 2 weeks that he had this issue, and the way he confronted you in that message.....and then sent a paypal dispute..... it's something I wouldn't risk.
    
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post #44 of 209
When you file the claim, make sure you give links to intel's official specs. That way there can be no confusion.

Simply put, he admitted he ran it out of spec, therefore he damaged it. He also states that it works at stock. Therefore, working as intended. Tell him to get stuffed.
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post #45 of 209
Also for future listings you might want to put down your terms on the listing. Guaranteed non DOA for x amount of days, or As-is, etc.

I'm not sure how much the terms matter on the listings but if it has been around 30 days since they had it, they should own it.
post #46 of 209
intel only guarantees 1066Mhz RAM speeds, so not your problem, as long as you never said it would, and either way, its probably PEBKAC or his RAM sucks.

he must need to call the wambulance.
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post #47 of 209
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Originally Posted by Faster_is_better View Post
Also for future listings you might want to put down your terms on the listing. Guaranteed non DOA for x amount of days, or As-is, etc.

I'm not sure how much the terms matter on the listings but if it has been around 30 days since they had it, they should own it.
sadly that wont work paypal has a 45 day grace period to file a claim no matter what you put on your listing a guy filed one on me at 40 days after he left me pos feedback.
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post #48 of 209
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Originally Posted by james_ant View Post
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.
I would also include quotes from this thread toward your case, heh.

But yeh, definitely get your cash out of your paypal account.
post #49 of 209
any this is why I wont patronize Feebay due to them requiring you to use Paypal.... both systems are flawed... they allow any purchaser to cry wolf and get there money back immediately. Its a shame they feel they need to do it that way, as its a few that have scammed sellers this way that have caused me and others to stay away from their services.
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post #50 of 209
Def sounds like a motherboard issue
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