Who is this dumb?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by MorphingDragon, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. MorphingDragon macrumors 603

    MorphingDragon

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    So I was looking for a new motherboard for my computer, buying a brand new one was a stretch so I waited patiently for something to appear on Bay.

    I don't even know what this guy was thinking. I paid ~$200NZD for this motherboard and he ships it overseas in a plastic shopping bag and packing peanuts that don't even fill the box properly.

    The ******* is lucky it worked.
     

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  2. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    You are also damned lucky customs didn't look...If I remember correctly NZ food import laws would have "Grabbed those nuts"...:D
     
  3. Berlepsch macrumors 6502

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    So you bought some used hardware from a foreigner on eBay at a price that would get you a brand new motherboard - and not even a cheap one - at your local dealer.

    What was the title of this thread again?

    (sorry, couldn't resist...)
     
  4. MorphingDragon thread starter macrumors 603

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    Actually, I needed an LGA1156 board. They simply don't exist readily in New Zealand anymore. A decent board plus a new CPU quickly get into the $400+ range.

    What did we learn?
     
  5. eric/ Guest

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    That New Zealand doesn't have any LGA1156 boards. :D
     
  6. Berlepsch macrumors 6502

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    I don't know - maybe that it must suck to live in NZ, because elsewhere there is no shortage of boards for that socket type?
     
  7. yg17 macrumors G5

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    NewEgg sells 6 LGA1156 motherboards. 2 of them are out of stock. I'd say that's a pretty thin supply.
     
  8. ericrwalker macrumors 68030

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    I see you got the motherboard I shipped. I didn't realized it was you I shipped it too. I would have double bagged it.
     
  9. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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  10. NZed macrumors 65816

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    Aww man i remember when i use to live in New Zealand(hence my username) all electronics were either bought online for cheaper price and availability, or go to Australia.
     
  11. iBlue macrumors Core

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    But double-bagging is actually riskier...

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