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Old 05-12-12, 18:18
Triaxx2 Triaxx2 is offline
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Default Re: Liar, liar!

One of the reasons I always go to smaller mechanics rather than dealers, or large 'chain' mechanics. Found one who not only is good at it, but is willing to explain why he says to go with the more expensive ones. He'll still install the 'cheaper' parts, but he'll point out you'll just be back.

Me, I don't even wait to break into a conversation if the salesman is screwing a customer. If he's being polite, I'll start openly comparing the two computers. If he's not, I'll just break in with a made up story of the computer he's hawking busting after a couple of days.

I am not a big fan of subtlety if you notice.
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Old 05-16-12, 00:54
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When the last computer died, made up my mind, to build my own. We had an old laptop computer that was old and slow....did all my online research, knew which places were getting my money.

Went to Best-Buy, just to look....went to Sam's Club, and found what they called their " half penny"'s what I have today. spec's are HP Pavilion, AMD Athlon 64 X2, Dual-Core Processor 5200+, 3 G of memory, 500GB hard drive, 15 in 1 card reader (which I just used last week, computer is five years old, battery in camera was dead, reader work just fine), computer came with on board graphics, but I've upgraded, DVD LightScribe SuperMulti Drive / CD Writer, wireless mouse and keyboard, and some other of the bells and whistles like front side usb's and others.

That's what Best Buy had for $1300, went to Sam's and they added a HP w2207h HDMI for the same price....only thing I didn't get was the Vista Home Premiun.

I've look online for this computer, and it was built just for Sam's Club....the one at best buy has a different motherboard. the computer has worked fine, so I still haven't built a computer from scratch.....wobbles
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Old 05-20-12, 04:23
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i come from a certain ex-commie empire where it was common for storekeepers to say "sorry, that's out of stock" while you were holding one up.

as in:

"i'd like one of these."
"sorry, all out. come back tomorrow."
"no, this here. this. i want to buy this."
"oh, that? yeah, we have that, no problem. come back tomorrow!"

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