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Other What's ruining your life right now?

Discussion in 'General' started by TheMusician, 28 Oct 2009.

  1. GeorgeStorm

    GeorgeStorm Aggressive PC Builder

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    "Thank you for providing the number. First of all, you have been paid through personal payment, not commercial payment. PayPal buyer protection is legible for commercial payments only. I'm sorry for your experience, I hope the police can assist you better."

    Reported it and pinged paypal the crime number, apparently he paid via friends and family I'm guessing (didn't ask him to, he just asked for my paypal and sent the money) so that's that from them it seems.
    Weird thing being the buyer responded at the end of the day yesterday after I suggested he bring the bike back since the payment had been reversed, saying let's see what paypal do, can't tell if he's playing mind games or maybe just thick.
     
  2. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    Either way, it doesn't help you. Tell him again. I'd do some research but refusing to return an item after refund/payment reversal is theft, isn't it?
     
  3. GeorgeStorm

    GeorgeStorm Aggressive PC Builder

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    I would certainly think so.
    Still going to try and remain hopeful but currently not looking great :(
     
  4. Goatee

    Goatee Well-Known Member

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    How can they reverse it if there is no buyer protection?
     
  5. jinq-sea

    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    My thoughts exactly. Doesn't make sense to me - but then PayPal can and does work in mysterious ways.
     
  6. David

    David Take my advice — I’m not using it.

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    Chargeback via paypal linked credit card, maybe?
     
  7. GeorgeStorm

    GeorgeStorm Aggressive PC Builder

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    "That is because dispute was filed as unauthorised dispute. Unauthorised disputes can be filed for Personal payments as well."
    Apparently.
     
  8. Goatee

    Goatee Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like theft then!
     
  9. damien c

    damien c Mad FPS Gamer

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    People who lie about being scammed should be hit with a hammer!

    Cousin phones me and ask's me to look at his bosses laptop, all I got was it's running slow.

    Yesterday it get's brought round to the house and I ask the bloke after turning it on, have you had someone contact you claiming to be from your ISP or Microsoft and connect to your pc, he says no.

    I am looking at the laptop with Teamviewer installed, big red icons on the taskbar warning virus protection etc is turned off and it's got a piece of software on it called "Driver Support" which when you open the folder it has bat files etc called "Block Windows Update", "Block Anti-Virus" and stupid things like that.

    Start looking at it properly last night and the hard drive is at 100% usage constantly and I connect it to a hot spot rather than my network as I am not having it infect all the pc's, run malwarebytes and spybot and what do you know that folder is flagging big time so I delete that folder and clean it with malwarebytes etc and now the hard drive is down at like 3% usage when idle.

    This morning start looking at it, and I am scanning his pictures and documents folder with spybot etc and different things are flagging up "oh joy" so at the moment I am just letting it all scan and clean the files and then I am going to copy the files to a pen drive and update it to windows 10 as it's running windows 8.1 and then once I have the key I am going to wipe and do a fresh install.

    I wish people would be honest about it as it makes life easier and you know then instantly what needs to be done in order to save as much of there files as possible seeing as they don't have backups.
     
  10. Jeff Hine

    Jeff Hine Nothing special

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    Zero enthusiasm to be awake...
     
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  11. kim

    kim hardware addict

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    :sigh: understandable Jeff...I often have this feeling too, but can't you consider that beeing healthy is essential for going through the crise and to have a chance to live in better times when it will end...hang on mate :rock:
     
  12. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    Dry day. Windy night. Living near a wood.

    Some neighbour has pelted a Chinese Lantern up in the air, it just made it over the roof down the road - no idea where it'll end up.

    Numbnuts.
     
  13. Arboreal

    Arboreal Keeper of the Electric Currants

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    They really aren't acceptable these days, we had a couple come over the other night. Used to use them many years ago a few times when camping until we were educated about how dodgy they were.
    Not only is there the fire risk, but in the countryside, it's the possibility of livestock injuring themselves trying to eat the frame
     
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  14. Byron C

    Byron C Probably isn't Hitler, but definitely a muppet

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    Same again! Now in the other foot, but this time we've now run out of ibuprofen. The ibuprofen gel we have does diddly squat (except for making me dizzy this morning). We're going shopping again tomorrow so I'll try and hold out.
     
  15. LennyRhys

    LennyRhys Oink!

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    It's not exactly ruining my life, but dayum, almost £100 for a 120mm fan. I wish the nicer things in life were just a tad bit cheaper...
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  16. MLyons

    MLyons Half dev, Half doge. Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    What on earth was that for?? Makes noctua look cheap
     
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  17. LennyRhys

    LennyRhys Oink!

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    It's Nidec's flagship 12v 120mm workstation fan. I needs one, but argh that price...!
     
  18. Pete J

    Pete J Working from home?

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    What does it do so well that makes it cost that much?!
     
  19. Jeff Hine

    Jeff Hine Nothing special

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    Christ-on-a-bike... HOW much...??
    This...
     
  20. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    What the .... ? :jawdrop:
     

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