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Other What's ruining your life right now?

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

  1. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    Hey, I never said it would work!
    Not in this case, it seems: the seller has already claimed it was damaged in transit.
     
  2. Byron C

    Byron C And now a word from our sponsor

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    I hadn't even thought of that TBH.

    Honestly... the packaging exterior is immaculate. The bubble wrap inside is not damaged.
     
  3. Arboreal

    Arboreal Keeper of the Electric Currants

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    You too? It seems to be on ALL the time when SWMBO is unwinding of an evening... She's also watching the UK version too.
    Certainly one way to keep me out of the living room, plenty of interesting and educational content on YT thankfully.
     
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  4. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    YT and headphones is my salvation too. :thumb:

    An eclectic learning of woodwork, lockpicking, galaxy formation and funny cats.

    Maybe I should thank her.

    Nah...
     
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  5. David

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

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    My desk is within earshot of the TV. Noise cancelling headphones FTMFW!
     
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  6. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Cat Lies Down on Broadway

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    Not life ruining but, annoying. Got a Samsung Galaxy S8, still on Android 9 and, won't be getting Android 10 or 11. Forget it Samsung, I want a mobile that is kept up to date and secure and you won't do it so, I will not be buying another.

    Hello Apple, when upgrade time comes. I know they are far from perfect but, they are not linked to Google and they keep phones up to date, for much longer.
     
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  7. Byron C

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    Yep, I'm with you. I'm in the process of going back to my 3-year old iPhone SE...
     
  8. ElThomsono

    ElThomsono Well-Known Member

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    My work phone is an SE, I can't imagine you typing on one. It's a nice little handset, mind, but too small for a daily driver?
     
  9. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    That's why I switched to an Android One phone.
     
  10. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees The Cat Lies Down on Broadway

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    I'm definitely going iPhone, the wife's XS is an impressive device.
     
  11. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    Android One all the way.
     
  12. ElThomsono

    ElThomsono Well-Known Member

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    The XS perhaps, but the SE is like a child's toy.

    Don't get me wrong, it was the last decent phone in that form factor but I couldn't use one day to day.
     
  13. Byron C

    Byron C And now a word from our sponsor

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    It is a little small these days, but for me this is still an OK size TBH. A decent keyboard helps, I can't use the built in Apple keyboard but SwiftKey is fine.

    Even if it's a little small that's a compromise I'm more than willing to make in order to have a decent user experience.
     
  14. ElThomsono

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    There's nothing that ticks all the boxes for me, a pretty bare Android build is as close as it comes. I don't love the privacy situation but I just can't get along with iOS, I'd cope with the lack of handset options though.
     
  15. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    That scam would not work, as no courier in the UK will insure anything with a screen in. Laptops, TVs, monitors are all on their "take your chances" list.

    That's why when I sent David mine I encapsulated it in about a foot of foam.
     
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  16. Byron C

    Byron C And now a word from our sponsor

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    I didn't even think to look at that... It was sent via Parcel Farce, and...

    [​IMG]

    This guy is f'ed. Even if I believed the 'it was damaged in transit' story, he's failed to adequately insure/protect the machine from damage during transit. Just a pain that I have to wait until Tuesday now to get eBay to step in...

    I've just been having a read and it looks like Collect+ will insure laptop screens thankfully. RM Special Delivery will also insure it (I think), but it'd be close to £30 for me to send it back with them!
     
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    He's even more F-ed if he paid the insurance because they won't refund it now.

    But yeah, it was becoming like the "hit the brakes and get hit up the arse" scam. People sending out smashed laptops and expensive stuff, then claiming. That and the fact that if any courier even so much as thinks that the parcel has any glass in it he will become a butter fingered goon and break it.

    Another hint, and I just got done arguing this on the 2080Ti.

    https://www.ebay.co.uk/help/buying/returns-refunds/returning-item/return-postage?id=4066

    Noting of course -

    Who pays for return postage?
    The seller pays for return postage if the item was damaged, faulty, or doesn't match the listing description, or if they offer a free returns policy.

    So hold firm and make the bugger send you a label. That was the only hiccup in the return for me, he refused to accept that until I sent him the link.
     
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  18. Byron C

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    Noted, thanks for the link! :thumb:
     
  19. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Well-Known Member

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    I guess I'll be that guy and say the buyer pays return postage thing on Ebay is both easy to set up and use without the buyer's input. You can print a return label and Ebay will deduct the cost of postage from the refund automatically. I had a guy get very pissy with me over that a couple of years ago. Ebay told him to go away since I had refunded the item in full and the cost of postage was their money now.
     
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  20. Byron C

    Byron C And now a word from our sponsor

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    TBH I was expecting to foot the bill for return shipping anyway. This guy just needs to pull his finger out of his arse and do the right thing.

    The point about insurance etc is moot anyway. Even if it was genuinely damaged in transit (which I seriously doubt), it's not my responsibility to go chasing that up or worry about whether it was adequately insured in the first place.
     
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