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LoL. . .I think I just got ripped off


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#1 CalusBlade

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Posted 30 May 2009 - 06:53 AM

Alright, a while back my Dell Latitude c640 CD/DVD drive fell out and broke. I believe when I toke it out it was not locked in. So I decided to buy a new one 2 days ago online since I couldn't find one in my local stores. I bough mine for $59.00 form discountelectronics.com plus $17.00 for two day airmail. Then I found another site today. Surpluscomputers.com is selling it for $39.00. So yea I really think I got ripped off or maybe surpluscomputers.com is one of those fake scamming sites because it kinda sounds too good to be true. Don't think a 24x CD-RW/DVD drive could be that cheap.

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 30 May 2009 - 11:29 AM

Cheaper, try looking at places like the Newegg and TigerDirect sites.

Free shipping is often available.

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Posted 30 May 2009 - 08:45 PM

little too late lol, its already being mailed. . .I wish I checked with you guys before I bough it ><. O well. . .I'm stupid. I just wanted to make sure if i got ripped or not and it seems I did :thumbsup:

Edited by CalusBlade, 30 May 2009 - 08:46 PM.


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Posted 31 May 2009 - 08:12 AM

You did not get "ripped."

You failed to check out various vendors who priced an item lower...that doesn't imply that the merchant took advantage of you, but that you were lax in your efforts to research prices, availability, shipping, etc.

It's something to learn from, not to moan about, IMO.

It's a basic consumer lesson that some of us never learn.

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 08:14 PM

You get what you pay for. Lower is not always better. Items that have a lower price may be used, or referbished. Some could be AS/IS with no warranty. Read the fine print, call the customer service BEFORE you order (make sure one exsist). I shop online for parts on a regular basis. I have certain retailers I trust and will allways check them first but I always research my purchases. If I can not find a retailer I have faith in I will pay the higher price and know what I am getting. When I explain why I didnt order a power board from e-bay for 40 dollars and chose to get one that was 90 they understand that if I ordered the 40 dollar one and it doesnt work then they will end up paying 130 for one that does.

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Posted 07 June 2009 - 06:02 AM

i felt like that when i bought an usb adapter for my sdhc card and then installed the SDHC hotfix for xp




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