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Wow, this just got better. I have reason to believe that he just sold my chip on [H]ardforum - check out this sale thread:

http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?p=1036665870

I am that fellow Anandtecher, and that is my chip's batch number. What are the odds?

And is that the EVGA X58 mobo he mentioned in his message to me?

It's getting more absurd...
Edited by veblen - 1/20/11 at 6:32am
    
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I know - am feeling it now, and am tempted to pull all my listings; it's just not worth the hassle. They are perfectly good components and you are right - I'd rather give them to a friend.

I should stick to OCN; have never had any problems here. It's just shocking to see that one would have the gall to file a dispute because of incompetence.

If I use the Paypal option: "Issue a refund and the buyer must return the good", can I be reasonably assured of receiving the chip back? That is, can I issue a refund only after I've received my chip?
The thing I would be very mindful of, I dont know if you have the srl number off the chip you sent but depending on the degree of scam this dude is running you may want to check to make sure you get the same chip back


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Wow, this just got better. I have reason to believe that he just sold my chip on [H]ardforum - check out this sale thread:

http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?p=1036665870

I am that fellow Anandtecher, and that is my chip's batch number. What are the odds?
Thats crazy....
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If I use the Paypal option: "Issue a refund and the buyer must return the good", can I be reasonably assured of receiving the chip back? That is, can I issue a refund only after I've received my chip?
When I had to get a refund through paypal, they refunded me as soon as I provided proof of postage.
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Yeah as soon as he gives tracking he will get his money back.
and wow thats odd he is a scammer, ive seen people seeling hardware on ebay that they havnt yet bought. It also happened with a car i wanted on ebay i kept asking to view and the guy kept making up excuses and then i found the same car for sale about 100miles away i was like RAGE lol.
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This is why I don't trust paypal. How can the fact that he cannot run memory at 1600Mhz be your problem. First of all the highest memory that it is rated for is 1333Mhz, anything over that is not your responsibility.
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Auditing his posts right now, seems to live in the FS forums, wonder how often he scams people on ebay and sells on [H]
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With what I found on [H]ardforum, I cannot even be certain I will get the same chip back.

Talk about bad luck...
    
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Originally Posted by veblen View Post
Wow, this just got better. I have reason to believe that he just sold my chip on [H]ardforum - check out this sale thread:

http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?p=1036665870

I am that fellow Anandtecher, and that is my chip's batch number. What are the odds?

And is that the EVGA X58 mobo he mentioned in his message to me?

It's getting more absurd...
If this is true, this guy is a legit troll. Contact the troll hunters at anandtech and be sure to leave bad feedback if he continues with the dispute. You might take a retaliatory bad feedback, but you have to warn other people.
    
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Wow, this just got better. I have reason to believe that he just sold my chip on [H]ardforum - check out this sale thread:

http://hardforum.com/showthread.php?p=1036665870

I am that fellow Anandtecher, and that is my chip's batch number. What are the odds?

And is that the EVGA X58 mobo he mentioned in his message to me?

It's getting more absurd...
Wow, I wish I had helpful advice for you, but all I can say is that sucks for sure. If you have a receipt for the CPU or something that has that batch number in your possession make it known to Paypal and send them a link or screenshot of that thread.
 
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Seems bad i would ring ebay and talk to them, i found the customer support really helpfull when this guy tried to send me a different lcd back, ebay actually gave me the money, i also threatened the guy with legal action cant threaten him any other way though looks bad lol.
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